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


The VariationSummary response group provides the lowest price, highest price, lowest sale price, and highest sale price for all child ASINs in a response.

Parent ASINs do not have offers, but their children do. For example, you cannot buy a shirt (the parent ASIN) but you can buy a shirt that is a specific color and size (the child ASIN).

Response Elements

The following table describes the elements returned by VariationSummary.

VariationSummary 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 VariationSummary.

Child Response Group

The following response groups are child response groups of VariationSummary.

  • None

Sample REST Use Case

The following request uses the VariationSummary response group.

Copy Service=AWSECommerceService& AWSAccessKeyId=[AWS Access Key ID]& AssociateTag=[Associate ID]& Operation=ItemLookup& ItemId=B00006XYAA& ResponseGroup=VariationSummary& 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 VariationSummary.

<Item> <ASIN>B00006XYAA</ASIN> <VariationSummary> <LowestPrice> <Amount>1450</Amount> <CurrencyCode>USD</CurrencyCode> <FormattedPrice>$14.50</FormattedPrice> </LowestPrice> <HighestPrice> <Amount>1750</Amount> <CurrencyCode>USD</CurrencyCode> <FormattedPrice>$17.50</FormattedPrice> </HighestPrice> </VariationSummary> </Item>