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GetInboundGuidanceForASIN

Returns inbound guidance for a list of items by ASIN.

Description

The GetInboundGuidanceForASIN operation lets a seller know if Amazon recommends sending a product to a given marketplace. In some cases, Amazon provides guidance for why a given ASIN is not recommended for shipment to Amazon's fulfillment network.

Sellers may still ship items that are not recommended, at their discretion.

Availability

This operation is available in all marketplaces except Brazil and China.

Throttling

Maximum request quota Restore rate Hourly request quota
200 requests 200 requests per second 500 requests per hour
For definitions of throttling terminology and for a complete explanation of throttling, see Throttling: Limits to how often you can submit requests in the Amazon MWS Developer Guide.

Request parameters

For more information about the request parameters that are required for all Amazon MWS operations, see Required request parameters in the Amazon MWS Developer Guide.

Name Description Required Values
ASINList A list of ASIN values. Used to identify items for which you want inbound guidance for shipment to Amazon's fulfillment network. Yes Maximum: 50 ASIN values.

Type: xs:string

MarketplaceId A marketplace identifier. Specifies the marketplace where the product would be stored. Yes For a list of MarketplaceId values, see Amazon MWS endpoints and MarketplaceId values in the Amazon MWS Developer Guide.

Type: xs:string

Notes

  1. If you specify a ASIN that identifies a variation parent ASIN, this operation returns the InvalidParamaterValue error. A variation parent ASIN represents a generic product that cannot be sold. Variation child ASINs represent products that have specific characteristics (such as size and color) and can be sold.

Response elements

Amazon MWS returns an XML file that contains the response to a successful request or subscription. If the request is unsuccessful, the main response element is ErrorResponse. For more information, see Response format in the Amazon MWS Developer Guide.

The top-level elements returned by the GetInboundGuidanceForASIN operation are:

GetInboundGuidanceForASIN Elements

Name Description Required Values
ASINInboundGuidanceList A list of ASINs and their associated inbound guidance. Yes Type: List of ASINInboundGuidance
InvalidASINList A list of ASINs that were not found. No Type: List of xs:string

Examples

Example query request

For information about standard request requirements, see Required request parameters.

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https://mws.amazonservices.com/FulfillmentInboundShipment/2010-10-01
?AWSAccessKeyId=0PB842EXAMPLE7N4ZTR2
  &Action=GetInboundGuidanceForASIN
  &MWSAuthToken=amzn.mws.4ea38b7b-f563-7709-4bae-87aeaEXAMPLE
  &SellerId=A1XEXAMPLE5E6
  &Signature=ZQLpf8vEXAMPLE0iC265pf18n0%3D
  &SignatureVersion=2
  &SignatureMethod=HmacSHA256
  &Timestamp=2016-09-26T18%3A12%3A21
  &Version=2010-10-01
  &ASINList.Id.1=B00005N5PF
  &MarketplaceId=ATVPDKIKX0DER

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Example response (Success)

For information about standard response formatting, see Response format.

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<?xml version="1.0"?>
<GetInboundGuidanceForASINResponse 
  xmlns="https://mws.amazonservices.com/FulfillmentInboundShipment/2010-10-01">
  <GetInboundGuidanceForASINResult>
    <ASINInboundGuidanceList>
      <ASIN>B00005N5PF</ASIN>
      <InboundGuidance>InboundNotRecommended</InboundGuidance>
      <GuidanceReasonList>
        <GuidanceReason>SlowMovingASIN</GuidanceReason>
      </GuidanceReasonList>
    </ASINInboundGuidanceList>
    <InvalidASINList></InvalidASINList>
  </GetInboundGuidanceForASINResult>  
  <ResponseMetadata>
    <RequestId>d80c6c7b-f7c7-4fa7-bdd7-854711cb3bcc</RequestId>
  </ResponseMetadata>
</GetInboundGuidanceForASINResponse>

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