If you want to add multiple product listings at the same time, you can do so using inventory file templates. These templates are tab-delimited text files (.txt) that include all of the information that you need to list your products on Amazon.
We recommend that you have a basic understanding of data files before attempting to use inventory file templates.
What do I need to do before using inventory files?
Install a spreadsheet programme if you do not already have one on your computer, for example Microsoft Excel.
Amazon creates listings for your products
based on information you include in your file in this order.
Match ISBN, UPC, or
EAN: If your file includes a product identifier (ISBN, UPC, or
EAN) for any product and a matching identifier exists on Amazon, we will
attempt to find a match for your product using the information you
Match manufacturer or
biographical information: If your file does not include ISBN,
UPC, or EAN identifiers for a particular product, we will attempt to match
based on the manufacturer or bibliographical information you have submitted in
your file. An exact match is required to create a listing.
listings: If we cannot find matches to our existing catalogue
using product identifiers, manufacturer, or biographical information, and you
provide enough data in the upload file, we will create new product pages for
listings with enough provided data.
Your inventory will then be reflected on
these pages to create offerings for buyers. If there is insufficient
information to match to existing pages or create new pages, you will receive
an error message in the processing report following your upload.
Enable macros in Excel to perform data
validation, correct errors, and automate some of the tasks in populating and
uploading your file. File templates for the Inventory Loader, Book Loader, Music
Loader, and Video Loader include macros to help simplify creating your inventory
files. You can find the macros on the Excel Add-Ins menu in the toolbar at the top of