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Developer Guide (API Version 2013-08-01)

CartGet

Description

The CartGet operation enables you to retrieve the IDs, quantities, and prices of all of the items, including SavedForLater items in a remote shopping cart.

Because the contents of a cart can change for different reasons, such as availability, you should not keep a copy of a cart locally. Instead, use CartGet to retrieve the items in a remote shopping cart.

To retrieve the items in a cart, you must specify the cart using the CartId and HMAC values, which are returned in the CartCreate operation. A value similar to HMAC, URLEncodedHMAC, is also returned. This value is the URL encoded version of the HMAC. This encoding is necessary because some characters, such as + and /, cannot be included in a URL. Rather than encoding the HMAC yourself, use the URLEncodedHMAC value for the HMAC parameter.

CartGet does not work after the customer has used the PurchaseURL to either purchase the items or merge them with the items in their Amazon cart.

All CartGet requests must also include a value for AssociateTag. Otherwise, the request will fail.

Availability

All locales.

Request Parameters

Name Description Required
AssociateTag

Specifies the Associate who is making the request. An Associate tag, also known as an Associate ID, is an automatically generated unique identifier. When you log in to the Amazon Associates website for your locale, the page that you are directed to includes a message that says "Signed in as" followed by your Associate tag.

The Associate tag that you used to create a cart must also be used on all other operations associated with the same cart.

Type: String

Default: None

Valid Value: The same Associate tag that was used in the related CartCreate request.

Constraint:

Yes
CartId

Alphanumeric token returned by CartCreate that identifies a cart.

Type: String

Default: None

Valid Values: Value returned by CartCreate

Yes
CartItemId

Alphanumeric token that uniquely identifies an item in a cart. Once an item, specified by an ASIN or OfferListingId, has been added to a cart, you must use the CartItemId to refer to it. The other identifiers will not work.

Type: String

Default: None

Valid Values: Value returned by CartCreate

Yes
HMAC

The Hash Message Authentication Code is an encrypted alphanumeric token that is used to authenticate requests.

Type: String

Default: None

Valid Values: Value is calculated using request parameters, their values, a cryptographic function, and the Secret Key, which acts as the "key" for the function.

Yes
MergeCart

This parameter is deprecated. When a customer purchases items in a remote shopping cart, the items are added to the customer's Amazon retail shopping cart.

Deprecated
ResponseGroup

Specifies the types of values to return. You can specify multiple response groups in one request by separating them with commas.

Type: String

Default: Cart

Valid Values: CartSimilarities | CartTopSellers | CartNewReleases

No

CartGet also accepts the parameters that all operations can use. For more information, see Common Request Parameters.

Response

Name Description
Amount Price of the item in terms of the lowest currency denomination, for example, pennies.
CartId Alphanumeric token returned by CartCreate that identifies a cart.
CartItem Container for CartItemId, ASIN, Quantity, Title, ProductGroup, Price, ItemTotal
CartItems Container for Subtotal and CartItem
CurrencyCode Format for the display of the money
FormattedPrice The price to display on the web site.
HMAC Hash Message Authentication Code returned by CartCreate that identifies a cart. This is an encrypted alphanumeric token that is used to authenticate cart operations.
ItemTotal Container for Amount, CurrencyCode, FormattedPrice. Cost of the item multiplied by the quantity ordered.
Price Container for Amount, CurrencyCode, FormattedPrice. Price of a single item.
PurchaseURL URL that customers should use to purchase the items in their cart. The URL includes the Associate's ID, called the Associate Tag. It is important to use the PurchaseURL otherwise the Associate will not get credit for the customer's purchase.
Subtotal Container for Amount, CurrencyCode, and FormattedPrice. Subtotal is the total price of all of the items in a car butt not including tax or shipping.
URLEncodedHMAC A URL encoded version of the HMAC. This encoding is necessary because some characters, such as + and /, cannot be included in a URL. The value of this parameter is a convenience function. Otherwise, you would have to URL encode the HMAC yourself.

For more information about the parent elements of these tags, see the appropriate response group in Response Groups.

Examples

Retrieve all of the items in a specified cart:

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http://webservices.amazon.com/onca/xml? Service=AWSECommerceService& AWSAccessKeyId=[AWS Access Key ID]& AssociateTag=[Associate Tag]& Operation=CartGet& CartId=[Cart ID]& HMAC=[URL-encoded HMAC]

This operation retrieves all of the items in the specified remote shopping cart. Because the HMAC includes the AssociateTag, you must supply it in this request.

The response to this request is shown in Sample Response.

Sample Response

The following XML is a snippet of the full response to the first sample request.

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<CartId>002-9918938-1696046</CartId> <HMAC>b0ogzvivVYLXjSZ9WwoBRFesFYU=</HMAC> <URLEncodedHMAC>b0ogzvivVYLXjSZ9WwoBRFesFYU=</URLEncodedHMAC> <PurchaseURL>https://www.amazon.com/gp/cart/aws-merge.html?cart-id=002-9918938-1696046%26associate-id=ws%26hmac=b0ogzvivVYLXjSZ9WwoBRFesFYU=%26AWSAccessKeyId=1V293857EXAMPLEFW9C02</PurchaseURL> <SubTotal> <Amount>1994</Amount> <CurrencyCode>USD</CurrencyCode> <FormattedPrice>$19.94</FormattedPrice> </SubTotal> <CartItems> <SubTotal> <Amount>1994</Amount> <CurrencyCode>USD</CurrencyCode> <FormattedPrice>$19.94</FormattedPrice> </SubTotal> <CartItem> <CartItemId>U3KYV0C66V3PAA</CartItemId> <ASIN>B000062TU1</ASIN> <Quantity>2</Quantity> <Title>Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Full Screen Edition) (Harry Potter 1)</Title> <ProductGroup>DVD</ProductGroup> <Price> <Amount>997</Amount> <CurrencyCode>USD</CurrencyCode> <FormattedPrice>$9.97</FormattedPrice> </Price> <ItemTotal> <Amount>1994</Amount> <CurrencyCode>USD</CurrencyCode> <FormattedPrice>$19.94</FormattedPrice> </ItemTotal> </CartItem> </CartItems> </Cart>

This response shows all of the items in the specified cart.

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