Some items have associated accessories. For example, a camera might have a camera case, flash card, and battery.
Each of these accessories has an item ID, such as an ASIN, as shown in the following response snippet. In this example, the main item, B00008OE6I, the camera, returned in the response comes with two accessories, B00003G1RG, a compact flash card, and B00004WCCT, a leather camera case.
<Item> <ASIN>B00008OE6I</ASIN> <Accessories> <Accessory> <ASIN>B00003G1RG</ASIN> <Title>Viking 128 MB CompactFlash Card (CF128M)</Title> </Accessory> <Accessory> <ASIN>B00004WCCT</ASIN> <Title>Canon Soft Leather Case for Canon Digital ELPH Cameras(Black)</Title> </Accessory>
The following figure shows those items.
As you can see in this example, Amazon groups accessories with the main item for sale.
Product Advertising API makes it easy to retrieve all of the accessories associated with a main item
by using the Accessories response group in an
request. As you can see in the previous response snippet, each accessory
listed in the response includes the accessory's title and item identifier, such as
When you have the item ID of the main item, the Accessories response group returns the item's accessories. The reverse, however, is not true, that is, if you have the item ID of an accessory, you cannot use the Accessories response group to return the main item or the other accessories associated with the main item.