This article applies to selling in: Australia

Inventory file templates

Individual sellers: This feature is available to sellers with Professional selling plans.
Note: Macros in inventory file templates are no longer supported.

An inventory file template is a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet that contains multiple data columns for describing your products. Sellers use inventory file templates to upload listings to Amazon.

Most inventory file templates are designed for a specific product category. Additional templates are available to create or update listings in all categories when the target products are already available in the Amazon catalogue.

For detailed instructions on how to create an inventory file using the inventory file template, see Building your inventory file.

Browse Tree Guides

Browse Tree Guides (BTGs) contain the same information as the Product Classifier tool. BTGs also contain required refinements for each listing and Valid Values. We use the refinements to improve the Customer discovery experience. For example, we display the refinement "Cuff Type" to customers in the Men's Dress Shirt browse node, but not to customers in the Electronics node.

General templates (not category specific)

Template Name Use Case Use for
Inventory Loader To upload your inventory by assigning your offers to existing products in the Amazon catalogue. Use for media products (Books, Music, Videos, and DVDs), including their Shipping Settings.
Listing Loader To upload your inventory by assigning your offers to existing products in the Amazon.com.au catalogue. This tool will not work if the product (ASIN) doesn't exist in the Amazon.com.au catalogue. For instance, if a product exists on Amazon.com but doesn't exist on Amazon.com.au, the Listing Loader will not work. For these instances, use a category-specific template to create a new listing on Amazon.com.au. Use for non-media products, including the option to set sales prices or Gift Options.
Price Inventory Update prices and quantities of items that are already listed in your seller account. Use for price and quantity updates of items that are already listed in your seller account.
Shipping override Modify Shipping Settings for individual products in your seller account. Use only for non-media products as exceptions where the regular Shipping Settings in Seller Central are not sufficient.

Inventory Loader and Listing Loader

If you intend to sell items that already exist in Amazon's catalogue, you can either use the Inventory Loader or the Listing Loader to assign your offers to these products. The Inventory Loader and Listing Loader are similar templates with slightly different uses:

  • The Inventory Loader allows you to enter Shipping Settings for media products (Books, Music, Videos, and DVDs, usually referred to as "BMVD") with optional fields for expedited-shipping and will-ship-internationally.
  • The Listing Loader allows you to enter information for non-BMVD features, with optional fields such as "sale-start-date" and "is-gift-wrap-available".

Category style guides

There are general requirements that are applicable to all categories. In addition, each category has slightly different listing requirements that sellers should follow. These requirements ensure that your listings are displayed optimally on the website.

For more information, consult the style guide for your category in the table below. (Style guides are not available for all categories. Where no style guide exists, refer to the general listing guidelines.)

Downloadable files

The tables below contain the downloadable Microsoft Excel and PDF files that you will need to create an inventory file. Do not open these files directly in your browser. Instead, save the files to your local computer, and then open them from your local disk drive. We recommend that you keep a back-up copy of your completed inventory file on your computer for future reference.

Note:
  • The Template Name values do not necessarily correspond to categories or product tabs on Amazon.com.au.
  • Version numbers do not necessarily match release package numbers.
  • The Required column in the inventory file template specifies which elements are mandatory and which are optional

Instructions for using the file


  1. Open the template in your spreadsheet application.
  2. The first sheet in the workbook contains instructions for filling in the spreadsheet, image requirements, and the Data Definitions. The tab labelled "Template" is the one in which you will enter your data.
  3. Fill in the spreadsheet. See the corresponding column in the Data Definitions to understand which values are required or optional. Refer to the "Valid Values" tab to understand if attributes accept only certain, pre-defined values.
  4. If the numbers in the columns (in particular the product-id) do not retain all of their digits, you may need to select the column and change the data format to "Text".
  5. Do not delete or modify the information in the first three rows of the file (the file header and the column headings).
  6. When you have finished, save a copy of your file as a text file (save as a tab-delimited text).
  7. Go to Inventory in Seller Central and select Add Products via Upload from the drop-down.
  8. Select the file via Browse and then click Upload Now to submit your file to Amazon.

For detailed instructions on how to create an inventory file using the inventory file template, see Building your inventory file.

Category-specific templates

You can use category-specific templates to list your products on Amazon. They help you to either create new product detail pages or match with existing items in our catalogue. The templates contain detailed instructions and Data Definitions.

For detailed instructions on how to create an inventory file using the inventory file template, see Building your inventory file.

Note:
  • The Template Name values do not necessarily correspond to categories or product tabs on Amazon.
  • The Required column in the inventory file's Data definition tab specifies which elements are mandatory and which are optional.
  • We recommend that you keep a back-up copy of your completed inventory file on your computer for future reference.
  • All fields in the Template tab of the Simplified Chinese version of the Home inventory file template (coming soon) must be completed in English.

Category File Templates Browse Tree Guide (BTG) Style Guide Use for
Books (Standard Book Loader file) Books BTG for Australia Coming soon

Baby Baby BTG for Australia Coming soon

Camera and Photo See Electronics BTG Coming soon

Consumer Electronics Electronics BTG for Australia Consumer Electronics

Computers Computers BTG for Australia Coming soon

Home & Kitchen Home BTG for Australia

Kitchen BTG for Australia

Coming soon

Tools & Home Improvement Home Improvement BTG for Australia Coming soon

Office Office Products BTG for Australia Coming soon

Outdoors Equipment (Outdoor Gear, Cycling, and Action Sports) For equipment, see Sports & Outdoors BTG. For clothing, see BTG for Clothing & Accessories Sports and Outdoors For athletic clothing, use the Clothing, Luggage & Travel Accessories File
Sports Equipment (Exercise & Fitness, Hunting Accessories, Team Sports, Licensed Fan Shop, Boating & Fishing, and Game Room) Sports & Outdoors BTG for Australia

For clothing, see BTG for Clothing & Accessories

Sports and Outdoors For outdoors clothing use the Clothing, Luggage & Travel Accessories File

Clothing, Luggage, and Travel Accessories

Shoes, Handbags, and Shoe Accessories

Watches

Fashion BTG for Australia

For athletic and outdoors clothing, see BTG for Sports & Outdoors

Clothing and Accessories

Shoes, Handbags, and Shoe Accessories

Watches

Jewellery

To ensure that you only upload the appropriate product types, click here. Also, make sure that you meet the listing quality requirements specified in our Clothing Style guide. Use the Clothing, Luggage & Travel Accessories file for travel containers for clothing, suit bags, trolleys, messenger bags, travel gear and accessories, and baby and maternity clothing. Use the Shoes file for fashion shoes, baby shoes, athletic shoes, women's handbags, cosmetic bags, men's handbags, and closely related accessories such as shoelaces or shoe polish.

For Jewellery, make sure that you review the listing quality requirements outlined here.

Wireless See Electronics BTG Coming soon

Automotive & Powersports (Parts & Accessories)

Automotive & Powersports (Tires & Wheels)

Automotive and Powersports BTG for Australia Coming soon

Beauty Beauty BTG for Australia Coming soon

Health and Personal Care Health and Personal Care BTG for Australia Health and Personal Care

Pet Supplies Pet Supplies BTG for Australia Coming soon

Pantry Food & Drinks Pantry Food & Drinks BTG for Australia Coming soon

Lighting Lighting BTG for Australia Coming soon

Music Music BTG for Australia Coming soon

Musical Instruments Musical Instruments BTG for Australia Coming soon

Software and Video Games Software BTG for Australia

Video Games BTG for Australia

Coming soon

Toys Toys BTG for Australia Toys and Games

Video and DVD Movies & TV BTG for Australia Coming soon

Garden Garden BTG

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