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

Items Sold by Merchants

By far, most items on Amazon are sold by merchants. Amazon itself is one. For that reason, ItemSearch is one of the most commonly used operations. Because there are so many items for sale on Amazon, ItemSearch has many input parameters that help target a request. ItemSearch requests can also use many response groups, which can tailor the type of information returned with each item.

At first, the number of ItemSearch input parameters might seem overwhelming. This section explains the parameters most commonly used. By mastering these, you can create highly targeted requests. For a description of all of the ItemSearch parameters, see ItemSearch.