If you want to add multiple product listings at the same time, you can do so using
inventory file templates. These templates are tab-delimited text files (.txt) that
include all of the information to list your products on Amazon.
We recommend you have a basic understanding of data files before attempting to use
inventory file templates.
What do I need to do before using
Install a spreadsheet program if you don't
already have one on your computer, for example Microsoft Excel.
Identify the product category for your
products and download the appropriate template through the Add Products via Upload page.
Request approval (if necessary) to
sell in specific product categories. See Categories and Products Requiring
Match your products to the Amazon catalog. Amazon creates
listings for your products based on information you include in your file in this
Match ISBN, UPC, or
EAN: If your file includes a product identifier (ISBN, UPC or
EAN) for any product and a matching identifier exists on Amazon, we will
attempt to find a match for your product.
Match manufacturer or
biographical information: If your file does not include ISBN,
UPC or EAN identifiers for a particular product, we will attempt to match based
on manufacturer or bibliographic information you've submitted in your file. An
exact match is required to create a listing.
listings: If we cannot find matches to our existing catalog
using product identifiers or manufacturer or biographical information, and you
provide enough data in the upload file, we will create new product pages for
Your inventory will then reflect on these pages to create
offerings for customers. If there is insufficient information to match to
existing pages or create new pages, you will receive an error message in the
processing report following your upload.
Enable Macros in Excel to perform data
validation, correct errors, and automate some of the tasks in populating and
uploading your file. File templates for the Inventory Loader, Book Loader, Music
Loader, and Video Loader include the macros to help simplify creating your inventory
files. You can find the macros on the Excel Add-Ins menu in the toolbar at the top of