The Amazon MWS
Feeds API section of the Amazon Marketplace Web Service (Amazon MWS) API lets you upload inventory and order
data to Amazon. You can also use the Amazon MWS
Feeds API section to get information about the
processing of feeds.
The process for submitting feeds is as follows:
- Submit an XML or flat file using the SubmitFeed operation along with an
encrypted header and all required metadata, including a value from the
with all submissions to Amazon MWS, you
must also include authentication information. The
SubmitFeed operation returns a
FeedSubmissionId, which you can use to
periodically check the status of the feed using the
repeatedly polling the GetFeedSubmissionList
operation to find out when feed processing is complete, Amazon
recommends subscribing to the
notification. After you subscribe, for each feed you submit Amazon
will send you a push notification when feed processing is complete.
This makes your workflow more efficient and helps you avoid
exceeding the throttling limits of the
operation. For more
information, see FeedProcessingFinishedNotification
- If Amazon MWS is still processing a request, the
FeedProcessingStatus element of the
GetFeedSubmissionList operation returns a status
of _IN_PROGRESS_. If the processing is complete, a
status of _DONE_ is returned.
- When the feed processing is complete, you can use the
GetFeedSubmissionResult operation to receive a
processing report that describes which records in the feed were
successful and which records generated errors. Note that you have to set
up a stream that Amazon MWS uses to write
out the report when you submit the
GetFeedSubmissionResult operation. Use the Amazon MWS
Feeds API section client library code for
the GetFeedSubmissionResult operation to create the
- Analyze the processing report,
correct any errors in the file or transmission, and resubmit the feed
using the SubmitFeed operation. Repeat the process
until there are no errors in the processing report. When the processing
report is error free, the transmission is complete.
The following flowchart shows the process for submitting a feed:
The Feeds API section contains the following operations:
||Uploads a feed for processing by Amazon MWS.
||Returns a list of all feed submissions submitted in the
previous 90 days.
||Returns a list of feed submissions using the
||Returns a count of the feeds submitted in the previous 90
||Cancels one or more feed submissions and returns a count of
the feed submissions that were canceled.
||Returns the feed processing report and the Content-MD5