Product Advertising API
Developer Guide (API Version 2013-08-01)

Document History

API version: 2013-08-01

Latest documentation update: February 10, 2017

Change Description Release Date
Product Advertising API supports IAM user credentials

You can create an IAM user and attach a policy to allow your IAM users permission to use the Product Advertising API. For more information, see Becoming a Product Advertising API Developer.

February 10, 2017
Changes to cart requests

HTTP POST requests are no longer supported for these cart operations: CartAdd, CartClear, CartCreate, CartGet, and CartModify. For more information, see Requests.

June 10, 2016
Added error code The AWS.InvalidAssociate error code is returned if you are not registered for Amazon Associates. For more information, see Error Messages. April 6, 2016
New value for RelationshipType parameter The NewerVersion value returns the latest version of an item. For more information, see Discover Newer Versions. November 25, 2015
Updated Scratchpad tool Scratchpad now supports all operations and returns sample code responses. Use this tool to generate sample code and help debug your requests. For more information, see Using the Product Advertising API Scratchpad. September 8, 2015
Change to batch requests

Batch requests are no longer supported for these cart operations: CartAdd, CartClear, CartCreate, CartGet, and CartModify.

Batch requests are still supported for all other operations.

September 4, 2015

New Marketplace

Updated locale information

The MX (Mexico) marketplace was added.

We added the Department name associated with the search index and root browse node. For more information, see Locale Reference for the Product Advertising API.

August 25, 2015
New OfferListing flag The IsEligibleForPrime flag indicates if an item is eligible for Amazon Prime. July 31, 2015
New OfferListing flag The IsEligibleForPrimeFreeDigitalVideo flag indicates if an Amazon Instant Video is eligible to view for free with an Amazon Prime subscription. June 24, 2014
New Marketplace The IN (India) marketplace was added. June 6, 2013
Added MarketplaceDomain support for

We added MarketplaceDomain support for a new URL,

July 25, 2012
New SearchIndex values

We added support for two SearchIndex values: HomeImprovement (FR) and Collectibles (US).

July 16, 2012
Support for music in AlternateVersions

We've added support for additional product categories. SearchIndex values for AlternateVersions now include Music, KindleStore, and MP3Downloads.

June 20, 2012
New SearchIndex values

We added two new SearchIndex values: LawnAndGarden (US) and Appliances (JP).

April 4, 2012
New Marketplace

The ES (Spain) marketplace was added.

September 20, 2011
New Marketplace

The IT (Italy) and CN (China) marketplaces were added.

August 1, 2011
Changes to Operations and Response Groups

As part of our efforts to streamline the Product Advertising API, we will be making changes to the currently supported operations and response groups. This guide will be updated to reflect these changes in the next few weeks. For more information about these changes, see Changes to the Product Advertising API.

July 26, 2011