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

Search Operations

The following table describes the Product Advertising API operations that find items.

Operation Description
ItemSearch To find items sold on Amazon. This operation is used to find items for sale.
BrowseNodeLookup To find items associated with browse nodes by navigating through the browse node hierarchy. This operation does not return items directly, only the browse nodes associated with items.

If you do not know whether an item is for sale by a merchant or seller, search first using ItemSearch for two reasons:

  • Most of the items sold on Amazon are sold by merchants.

  • Sellers often list items for sale in Amazon's marketplace as well as in their own stores. Anything sold in the marketplace can be found by ItemSearch.