Product Advertising API
Developer Guide (API Version 2011-08-01)
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Sort Values for US

SearchIndex: All

You cannot use any sort parameters with the All search index.

SearchIndex: Apparel

ValueDescription
relevancerankItems ranked according to the following criteria: how often the keyword appears in the description, where the keyword appears (for example, the ranking is higher when keywords are found in titles), how closely they occur in descriptions (if there are multiple keywords), and how often customers purchased the products they found using the keyword.
salesrankBestselling
pricerankPrice: low to high
inversepricePrice: high to low
-launch-dateNewest arrivals
sale-flagOn sale

SearchIndex: Appliances

ValueDescription
salesrankBestselling
pmrankFeatured items
pricePrice: low to high
-pricePrice: high to low
relevancerankItems ranked according to the following criteria: how often the keyword appears in the description, where the keyword appears, for example, the ranking is higher when keywords are found in titles, and, if there are multiple keywords, how closely they occur in descriptions, and, finally, how often customers purchased the products they found using the keyword.
reviewrankAverage customer review: high to low

SearchIndex: ArtsAndCrafts

ValueDescription
pmrankFeatured items
pricePrice: low to high
-pricePrice: high to low
relevancerankItems ranked according to the following criteria: how often the keyword appears in the description, where the keyword appears (the ranking is higher when keywords are found in titles and—if there are multiple keywords—how closely they occur in descriptions), and how often customers purchased the products they found using the keyword.
reviewrankHighest to lowest ratings in customer reviews.

SearchIndex: Automotive

ValueDescription
salesrankBestselling
pricePrice: low to high
-pricePrice: high to low
titlerankAlphabetical: A to Z
-titlerankAlphabetical: Z to A

SearchIndex: Baby

ValueDescription
psrankBestseller ranking taking into consideration projected sales.The lower the value, the better the sales.
salesrankBestselling
pricePrice: low to high
-pricePrice: high to low
titlerankAlphabetical: A to Z

SearchIndex: Beauty

ValueDescription
pmrankFeatured items
salesrankBestselling
pricePrice: low to high
-pricePrice: high to low
-launch-dateNewest arrivals
sale-flagOn sale

SearchIndex: Blended

You cannot use any sort parameters with the Blended search index.

SearchIndex: Books

ValueDescription
relevancerankItems ranked according to the following criteria: how often the keyword appears in the description, where the keyword appears (for example, the ranking is higher when keywords are found in titles), how closely they occur in descriptions (if there are multiple keywords), and how often customers purchased the products they found using the keyword.
salesrankBestselling
reviewrankAverage customer review: high to low
pricerankPrice: low to high
inverse-pricerankPrice: high to low
daterankPublication date: newer to older
titlerankAlphabetical: A to Z
-titlerankAlphabetical: Z to A

SearchIndex: Classical

ValueDescription
psrankBestseller ranking taking into consideration projected sales.The lower the value, the better the sales.
salesrankBestselling
pricePrice: low to high
-pricePrice: high to low
titlerankAlphabetical: A to Z
-titlerankAlphabetical: Z to A
orig-rel-dateRelease date: newer to older
-orig-rel-dateRelease date: older to newer
releasedateRelease date: newer to older
-releasedateRelease date: older to newer

SearchIndex: Collectibles

ValueDescription
pricePrice: low to high
-pricePrice: high to low
relevancerankItems ranked according to the following criteria: how often the keyword appears in the description, where the keyword appears (for example, the ranking is higher when keywords are found in titles), how closely they occur in descriptions (if there are multiple keywords), and how often customers purchased the products they found using the keyword.
reviewrankAverage customer review: high to low
salesrankBestselling

SearchIndex: DigitalMusic

ValueDescription
songtitlerankMost popular
uploaddaterankDate added

SearchIndex: DVD

ValueDescription
relevancerankItems ranked according to the following criteria: how often the keyword appears in the description, where the keyword appears (for example, the ranking is higher when keywords are found in titles), how closely they occur in descriptions (if there are multiple keywords), and how often customers purchased the products they found using the keyword.
salesrankBestselling
pricePrice: low to high
-pricePrice: high to low
titlerankAlphabetical: A to Z
-video-release-dateRelease date: newer to older
releasedateRelease date: newer to older

SearchIndex: Electronics

ValueDescription
pmrankFeatured items
salesrankBestselling
reviewrankAverage customer review: high to low
pricePrice: low to high
-pricePrice: high to low
titlerankAlphabetical: A to Z

SearchIndex: Grocery

ValueDescription
relevancerankItems ranked according to the following criteria: how often the keyword appears in the description, where the keyword appears (for example, the ranking is higher when keywords are found in titles), how closely they occur in descriptions (if there are multiple keywords), and how often customers purchased the products they found using the keyword.
salesrankBestselling
pricerankPrice: low to high
inversepricePrice: high to low
launch-dateNewest launches first
sale-flagOn sale

SearchIndex: HealthPersonalCare

ValueDescription
pmrankFeatured items
salesrankBestselling
pricerankPrice: low to high
inversepricePrice: high to low
launch-dateNewest arrivals
sale-flagOn sale

SearchIndex: HomeGarden

ValueDescription
salesrankBestselling
pricePrice: low to high
-pricePrice: high to low
titlerankAlphabetical: A to Z
-titlerankAlphabetical: Z to A

SearchIndex:Industrial

ValueDescription
pmrankFeatured items
salesrankBestselling
pricePrice: low to high
-pricePrice: high to low
titlerankAlphabetical: A to Z
-titlerankAlphabetical: Z to A

SearchIndex: Jewelry

ValueDescription
pmrankFeatured items
salesrankBestselling
pricerankPrice: low to high
inversepricePrice: high to low
launch-dateNewest arrivals

SearchIndex: KindleStore

ValueDescription
daterankPublication date: newer to older
-edition-sales-velocityQuickest to slowest selling products.
pricePrice: low to high
-pricePrice: high to low
relevancerankItems ranked according to the following criteria: how often the keyword appears in the description, where the keyword appears (for example, the ranking is higher when keywords are found in titles), how closely they occur in descriptions (if there are multiple keywords), and how often customers purchased the products they found using the keyword.
reviewrankAverage customer review: high to low

SearchIndex: Kitchen

ValueDescription
pmrankFeatured items
salesrankBestselling
pricePrice: low to high
-pricePrice: high to low
titlerankAlphabetical: A to Z
-titlerankAlphabetical: Z to A

SearchIndex: LawnAndGarden

ValueDescription
relevancerankItems ranked according to the following criteria: how often the keyword appears in the description, where the keyword appears (the ranking is higher when keywords are found in titles and—if there are multiple keywords—how closely they occur in descriptions), and how often customers purchased the products they found using the keyword.
reviewrankHighest to lowest ratings in customer reviews.
salesrankBestselling
pricePrice: low to high
-pricePrice: high to low

SearchIndex: Magazines

ValueDescription
subslot-salesrankBestselling
reviewrankAverage customer review: high to low
pricePrice: low to high
-pricePrice: high to low
daterankPublication date: newer to older
titlerankAlphabetical: A to Z
-titlerankAlphabetical: Z to A

SearchIndex: Marketplace

ValueDescription
salesrankBestselling
pricePrice: low to high
-pricePrice: high to low
titlerankAlphabetical: A to Z
-titlerankAlphabetical: Z to A
-launch-dateNewest arrivals first

SearchIndex: Merchants

ValueDescription
relevancerankItems ranked according to the following criteria: how often the keyword appears in the description, where the keyword appears (for example, the ranking is higher when keywords are found in titles), how closely they occur in descriptions (if there are multiple keywords), and how often customers purchased the products they found using the keyword.
salesrankBestselling
pricerankPrice: low to high
inversepricePrice: high to low
-launch-dateNewest arrivals
sale-flagOn sale

SearchIndex: Miscellaneous

ValueDescription
pmrankFeatured items
salesrankBestselling
pricePrice: low to high
-pricePrice: high to low
titlerankAlphabetical: A to Z
-titlerankAlphabetical: Z to A

SearchIndex: MobileApps

ValueDescription
pmrankFeatured items
pricePrice: low to high
-pricePrice: high to low
relevancerankItems ranked according to the following criteria: how often the keyword appears in the description, where the keyword appears (the ranking is higher when keywords are found in titles and—if there are multiple keywords—how closely they occur in descriptions), and how often customers purchased the products they found using the keyword.
reviewrankHighest to lowest ratings in customer reviews.

SearchIndex: MP3Downloads

ValueDescription
pricePrice: low to high
-pricePrice: high to low
-releasedateRelease date: most recent to oldest
relevancerankItems ranked according to the following criteria: how often the keyword appears in the description, where the keyword appears (for example, the ranking is higher when keywords are found in titles), how closely they occur in descriptions (if there are multiple keywords), and how often customers purchased the products they found using the keyword.
salesrankBestselling

SearchIndex: Music

ValueDescription
psrankBestseller ranking taking into consideration projected sales.The lower the value, the better the sales.
salesrankBestselling
pricePrice: low to high
-pricePrice: high to low
titlerankAlphabetical: A to Z
-titlerankAlphabetical: Z to A
artistrankArtist name: A to Z
orig-rel-dateOriginal release date of the item listed from newer to older. See release-date, which sorts by the latest release date.
release-dateSorts by the latest release date from newer to older. See orig-rel-date, which sorts by the original release date.
releasedateRelease date: most recent to oldest
-releasedateRelease date: oldest to most recent
relevancerankItems ranked according to the following criteria: how often the keyword appears in the description, where the keyword appears (for example, the ranking is higher when keywords are found in titles), how closely they occur in descriptions (if there are multiple keywords), and how often customers purchased the products they found using the keyword.

SearchIndex: MusicalInstruments

ValueDescription
pmrankFeatured items
salesrankBestselling
pricePrice: low to high
-pricePrice: high to low
-launch-dateNewest arrivals
sale-flagOn sale

SearchIndex: MusicTracks

ValueDescription
titlerankAlphabetical: A to Z
-titlerankAlphabetical: Z to A

SearchIndex: OfficeProducts

ValueDescription
pmrankFeatured items
salesrankBestselling
reviewrankAverage customer review: high to low
pricePrice: low to high
-pricePrice: high to low
titlerankAlphabetical: A to Z

SearchIndex: OutdoorLiving

ValueDescription
psrankBestseller ranking taking into consideration projected sales.The lower the value, the better the sales.
salesrankBestselling
pricePrice: low to high
-pricePrice: high to low
titlerankAlphabetical: A to Z
-titlerankAlphabetical: Z to A

SearchIndex: PCHardware

ValueDescription
psrankBestseller ranking taking into consideration projected sales.The lower the value, the better the sales.
salesrankBestselling
pricePrice: low to high
-pricePrice: high to low
titlerankAlphabetical: A to Z

SearchIndex: PetSupplies

ValueDescription
+pmrankFeatured items
salesrankBestselling
pricePrice: low to high
-pricePrice: high to low
titlerankAlphabetical: A to Z
-titlerankAlphabetical: Z to A
relevancerankItems ranked according to the following criteria: how often the keyword appears in the description, where the keyword appears (for example, the ranking is higher when keywords are found in titles), how closely they occur in descriptions (if there are multiple keywords), and how often customers purchased the products they found using the keyword.
reviewrankAverage customer review: high to low

SearchIndex: Photo

ValueDescription
pmrankFeatured items
salesrankBestselling
pricePrice: low to high
-pricePrice: high to low
titlerankAlphabetical: A to Z
-titlerankAlphabetical: Z to A

SearchIndex: Shoes

ValueDescription
-launch-dateNewest arrivals
pmrankFeatured items
pricePrice: low to high
-pricePrice: high to low
relevancerankItems ranked according to the following criteria: how often the keyword appears in the description, where the keyword appears (for example, the ranking is higher when keywords are found in titles), how closely they occur in descriptions (if there are multiple keywords), and how often customers purchased the products they found using the keyword.
reviewrankAverage customer review: high to low

SearchIndex: Software

ValueDescription
pmrankFeatured items
salesrankBestselling
pricePrice: low to high
-pricePrice: high to low
titlerankAlphabetical: A to Z

SearchIndex: SportingGoods

ValueDescription
relevancerankItems ranked according to the following criteria: how often the keyword appears in the description, where the keyword appears (for example, the ranking is higher when keywords are found in titles), how closely they occur in descriptions (if there are multiple keywords), and how often customers purchased the products they found using the keyword.
salesrankBestselling
pricerankPrice: low to high
inversepricePrice: high to low
launch-dateNewest arrivals
sale-flagOn sale

SearchIndex: Tools

ValueDescription
pmrankFeatured items
salesrankBestselling
pricePrice: low to high
-pricePrice: high to low
titlerankAlphabetical: A to Z
-titlerankAlphabetical: Z to A

SearchIndex: Toys

ValueDescription
pmrankFeatured items
salesrankBestselling
pricePrice: low to high
-pricePrice: high to low
titlerankAlphabetical: A to Z
-age-minAge: high to low

SearchIndex: UnboxVideo

ValueDescription
relevancerankItems ranked according to the following criteria: how often the keyword appears in the description, where the keyword appears (for example, the ranking is higher when keywords are found in titles), how closely they occur in descriptions (if there are multiple keywords), and how often customers purchased the products they found using the keyword.
salesrankBestselling
pricePrice: low to high
-pricePrice: high to low
titlerankAlphabetical: A to Z
-video-release-dateRelease date: newer to older

SearchIndex: VHS

ValueDescription
relevancerankItems ranked according to the following criteria: how often the keyword appears in the description, where the keyword appears (for example, the ranking is higher when keywords are found in titles), how closely they occur in descriptions (if there are multiple keywords), and how often customers purchased the products they found using the keyword.
salesrankBestselling
pricePrice: low to high
-pricePrice: high to low
titlerankAlphabetical: A to Z
-video-release-dateRelease date: newer to older
-releasedateRelease date: newer to older

SearchIndex: Video

ValueDescription
relevancerankItems ranked according to the following criteria: how often the keyword appears in the description, where the keyword appears (for example, the ranking is higher when keywords are found in titles), how closely they occur in descriptions (if there are multiple keywords), and how often customers purchased the products they found using the keyword.
salesrankBestselling
pricePrice: low to high
-pricePrice: high to low
titlerankAlphabetical: A to Z
-video-release-dateRelease date: newer to older
-releasedateRelease date: newer to older

SearchIndex: VideoGames

ValueDescription
pmrankFeatured items
salesrankBestselling
pricePrice: low to high
-pricePrice: high to low
titlerankAlphabetical: A to Z

SearchIndex: Watches

ValueDescription
pricePrice: low to high
-pricePrice: high to low
relevancerankItems ranked according to the following criteria: how often the keyword appears in the description, where the keyword appears (for example, the ranking is higher when keywords are found in titles), how closely they occur in descriptions (if there are multiple keywords), and how often customers purchased the products they found using the keyword.
reviewrankAverage customer review: high to low
salesrankBestselling to worst selling

SearchIndex: Wireless

ValueDescription
daterankPublication date: newer to older
pricerankPrice: low to high
inverse-pricerankPrice: high to low
reviewrankAverage customer review: high to low
salesrankBestselling
titlerankAlphabetical: A to Z
-titlerankAlphabetical: Z to A

SearchIndex: WirelessAccessories

ValueDescription
psrankBestseller ranking taking into consideration projected sales.The lower the value, the better the sales.
salesrankBestselling
titlerankAlphabetical: A to Z
-titlerankAlphabetical: Z to A