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

Programming Guide

The Programming Guide provides task-oriented descriptions of how to use and implement Product Advertising API operations. For a complete description of these operations, refer to the API Reference.

The following table describes the sections in the programming guide.

Section Description
Getting Started Describes the tasks you must complete before using Product Advertising API.
E-Commerce and Web Services Introduces technologies central to Product Advertising API, such as e—commerce, WSDL, and schemas.
Product Advertising API Terminology and Basic Concepts Introduces terms and concepts central to Product Advertising API.
Visual Introduction to Product Advertising API Introduces Product Advertising API functionality by visually comparing it to functionality seen on Amazon's retail web site.
Organization of Items for Sale on Amazon Describes how items are organized in Amazon databases.
Requests Introduces you to making Product Advertising API requests and processing Product Advertising API responses.
Finding Items to Buy Describes the operations and response groups required to find items to buy.
Motivating Customers to Buy Describes the operations and response groups required to motivate customers to buy. Topics include displaying images, customer review, and seller reviews.
Returning Price And Availability Information Describes the operations and response groups required to get pricing and availability information of the items for sale.
Working With Remote Shopping Carts Describes the operations and response groups required to create a shopping cart, add items to it, and modify the number of items in the cart.
Purchasing the Items in a Remote Shopping Cart Describes the operations and response groups required to purchase the items in a shopping cart.
Handling Errors and Troubleshooting Applications Describes errors returned by Product Advertising API.
Best Programming Practices Provides programming tips to maximize your Product Advertising API application's functionality.
Locale Considerations Addresses locale-specific issues.