What Is the Product Advertising API?
The Product Advertising API gives you much of the functionality that you see in action on Amazon's retail web site, Amazon.com. That functionality includes:
Find items to buy.
These items are for sale by Amazon or other sellers.
Find information about those items.
Item with an item, the author of a book, or the composer of an album.
Get customer reviews of items.
Show customers how others reviewed the items.
Create a fully-functional shopping cart.
Add items that are immediately available or ones that will become available, such as in a pre-sale of a book.
Add, remove, and modify the items in the shopping cart.
Have full control over the contents of a shopping cart.
Get information about the company selling the item.
Show customers what others think about the merchant selling the item.
Find similar items for sale.
Generate additional sales by suggesting similar items that customers are buying.
Purchase the items in the shopping cart.
When the customer buys an item, Amazon handles the shipping, payment, and order fulfillment, or notifies the seller.