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

CartSimilarities

The CartSimilarities response group returns the title and ASINs of items that:

  • Are similar to the item specified in the request. These results are tagged in the XML response with <SimilarProducts> and <SimilarProduct> and appear on the retail website under the heading, "Customers who bought this [item] also bought."

  • Have been viewed by customers who also viewed the item specified in the request. These results are tagged in the XML response with <SimilarViewedProducts> and <SimilarViewedProduct> and appear on the retail website under the heading, "Customers who viewed this [item] also viewed."

  • Can be found in other categories that are similar to the item specified in the request. These results are tagged in the XML response with <OtherCategoriesSimilarProducts> and <OtherCategoriesSimilarProduct> and appear on the retail website under the heading, "Explore Similar Items," which falls under the heading, "Customers who bought this [item] also bought."

This response group returns items similar to the one the customer added to the shopping cart. The response group is used to encourage the customer to purchase additional items.

Relevant Operations

Operations that can use this response group include:

Response Elements

The following table describes the elements returned by CartSimilarities.

CartSimilarities also returns the elements that all response groups return, as described in Elements Common to All Response Groups.

Parent Response Group

The following response groups are parent response groups of CartSimilarities.

  • None

Child Response Group

The following response groups are child response groups of CartSimilarities.

  • None

Sample REST Use Case

The following request uses the CartSimilarities response group.

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http://webservices.amazon.com/onca/xml? Service=AWSECommerceService& AWSAccessKeyId=[AWS Access Key ID]& AssociateTag=[Associate ID]& Operation=CartCreate& Item.1.ASIN=B000062TU1& Item.1.Quantity=2& ResponseGroup=CartSimilarities& Version=2013-08-01 &Timestamp=[YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ssZ] &Signature=[Request Signature]

Sample Response Snippet

The following response snippet shows the elements returned by CartSimilarities.

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<SimilarProducts> <SimilarProduct> <ASIN>B00008DDXC</ASIN> <Title>Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Widescreen Edition) (Harry Potter 2)</Title> </SimilarProduct> </SimilarProducts> <SimilarViewedProducts> <SimilarViewedProduct> <ASIN>B000E6UZZK</ASIN> <Title>Harry Potter Years 1-4 (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone / Chamber of Secrets / Prisoner of Azkaban / Goblet of Fire) (Widescreen Edition)</Title> </SimilarViewedProduct> </SimilarViewedProducts> <OtherCategoriesSimilarProducts> <OtherCategoriesSimilarProduct> <ASIN>0590353403</ASIN> <Title>Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Book 1)</Title> </OtherCategoriesSimilarProduct> </OtherCategoriesSimilarProducts>