Your Access Key ID identifies you as the party responsible for the request. Used for request authentication. See Your AWS Account.
The warehouse where your inventory is stored. Amazon has many fulfillment centers throughout the country. When you create a shipment, we'll tell you which items need to be in a separate shipment, and we'll tell you for each shipment which fulfillment center to send the items.
The Amazon Fulfillment Network refers to the infrastructure that Amazon FWS taps into to offer an optimized and cost-effective fulfillment solution for merchants.
See Also Fulfillment by Amazon.
The Amazon Standard Item Number (ASIN) is a ten-digit Amazon.com product identifier. Each ASIN is unique. When you submit a SKU, it is linked to an ASIN.
Your inventory is commingled (also called stickerless) if you send it to the fulfillment center to be combined with inventory that Amazon or other merchants have of the same kind and condition. When someone purchases an item from your inventory, Amazon doesn’t physically distinguish your inventory from that of other merchants. However, Amazon will decrement inventory availability for the sale from you, so you always have up-to-date knowledge of your stock. For further information about commingled inventory, go to the Help for Stickerless, Commingled Inventory.
The Amazon Fulfillment Network SKU (FNSKU) is the unique identifier for each inventory item stored in one of Amazon's fulfillment centers.
See Also SKU .
The date from which time is measured. For most Unix environments the epoch is January 1, 1970, and that is the date used in Amazon FWS.
Fulfillment by Amazon is the general service Amazon provides that allows merchants to share in Amazon's fulfillment network. This general service is offered as a web interface, a text feed, and a web service.
A fulfillment identifier is another term for an Amazon Fulfillment Network SKU (FNSKU).
A hash message authentication code (HMAC) is a short piece of information used to authenticate a message, calculated using a cryptographic hash function (in this case, the SHA1 function) and a secret key. For more information, go to HMAC: Keyed-Hashing for Message Authentication.
The international standard book number is a unique machine-readable, 10- or 13-digit number assigned to each published book.
In most cases, inventory sent to Amazon for fulfillment must be labeled in advance using a standard bar code identifier that we provide. These labels are how Amazon processes and tracks your inventory in our fulfillment centers. For further help with labeling, see the FBA Merchant Manual.
The merchant stock keeping unit (MerchantSKU or MSKU) is your product identifier.
See Also SKU .
Multi-channel refers to shipments that are sent at the merchant's request to fulfill orders placed anywhere other than the Amazon.com Marketplace (for example, an order placed on eBay or on your own website).
An item is non-sortable if it is oversized. For more help, go to the FBA Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions page.
The dimensions and weight of the product being fulfilled determine whether the product is oversized or not. Products that are larger than 18"x14"x8" or that weigh 20 pounds or more are considered oversized.
An inventory item is pickable if it is is in a location that a human being can immediately walk up to it, pick it off the shelf and drop it on a conveyer to be packed and shipped.
The clear area surrounding a bar code.
A key assigned to you by Amazon Web Services (AWS) when you sign up for an AWS account. Used for request authentication.
To learn more about request signatures, including when to use them see Your AWS Account.
A stock keeping unit is a specific merchant's product identifier. The SKU is a critical piece of data in every inventory file that you submit to us. Amazon.com uses the SKUs in your inventory file to associate your products with the appropriate product detail page in our catalog (if one already exists). This means the following:
Every product in your inventory file must have a unique SKU.
An existing SKU cannot be changed; it remains in the catalog until you delete it. That is, you cannot change SKU "123" so that it reads "ABC" in our system simply by changing the SKU in your inventory file.
Amazon has three classifications for fulfillment items: media, non-media, and oversized. Media items include books, music, software, video games and videos (DVD, VHS). Non-media items include everything else.
An item is sortable if it is media or non-media. Anything classified as oversized is non-sortable.
Your inventory is stickered if you don't want the fulfillment center to combine it with any inventory that Amazon or other merchants have of the same kind and condition.
See Also stickerless .
Your inventory is stickerless (also called commingled) if you send it to the fulfillment center to be combined with inventory that Amazon or other merchants have of the same kind and condition. When someone purchases an item from your inventory, Amazon doesn’t physically distinguish your inventory from that of other merchants. However, Amazon will decrement inventory availability for the sale from you, so you always have up-to-date knowledge of your stock. For further information about stickerless and commingled inventory, go to the Help for Stickerless, Commingled Inventory.
Supply is inventory that is available for fulfilling orders. This includes all sellable inventory received by Amazon that is not reserved for existing orders or for internal fulfillment center processes. It also includes inventory expected to be received from inbound shipments.
An element in the inventory API that represents a specific instant in time. A time point is either a specific date and time, or a logical value (e.g., "Immediately").
A web service is an interface to an application.
The service's Web Services Description Language file describes the operations along with the format and data types of the actions' requests and responses. Your SOAP or other toolkit interprets the WSDL file to provide your application access to the actions. For most toolkits, your application calls a service action using routines and classes provided or generated by the toolkit.