This article applies to selling in: Australia

Classify your products with Product Classifier

Amazon uses values provided by sellers to determine where listings appear in the Amazon catalogue. If this information is missing or incorrect, customers will have a difficult time finding, comparing, and purchasing your products.

Watch this 2-minute Product Classifier tutorial for more information

Use the Product Classifier tool to do the following:

  1. Select your products' classification, and download the inventory file containing the values required to classify your listings.
  2. Populate your inventory file template or XML feed with the values from the Product Classifier file along with other offer data.

Note: If you have previously used the BTG, the files will still be available. However, we recommend that you transition to the Product Classifier, which provides the most relevant and accurate information on the Amazon website structure. See Browse Tree Guides.

Step 1: Select your products' classifications

Go to the Product Classifier tool and use either the Browse or Search method to identify the appropriate classifications for your products.

Browse

  1. Select the store in which your product belongs.
  2. Continue to narrow the classification options until the Select button appears.
  3. Click Select to add the classification to your list.
  4. Repeat the process to classify all of your products.
  5. Click Download list, and save the file.

Search

  1. Type a keyword into the Search box.
  2. Click the "+" (plus) sign to the left of the category name to select classifications for your products.
  3. Repeat the process to classify all of your products.
  4. Click Download list and save the file.

Step 2: Download the inventory file template

To identify the correct inventory file template:

  1. Open the Product Classifier file and identify the inventory file template for your products by reviewing the suggestions in the Inventory template name column.
  2. Go to Inventory file templates, and download and save the inventory file or files. You can use more than one inventory file.

Note: For sellers using XML feeds, you can use an XML upload.

Step 3: Populate the classification and refinement fields

Follow the below mentions steps to add selected classifications and refinements to your inventory file template:

Classification

  1. Open the Product Classifier file, and scroll to the Fields required for classification columns: Classification field and Valid values.
  2. Identify the Classification field for one of the products you are listing.
  3. Identify these same fields in your inventory file template.
    Note: item_type_keyword in the Product Classifier file corresponds to item_type in the Inventory file template and the ItemType attribute in XML files
  4. Copy the Valid Values from the Product Classifier file into the corresponding cell in the inventory file template for the product you are listing.
  5. Repeat this process for all of the products you are listing.

Refinement:

  1. Open the Product Classifier file, and scroll to the Refinements columns: Refinement name, Refinement field, Valid values, and Modifier.
  2. Identify the Refinement field for one of the products you are listing.
  3. Identify these same fields in your inventory file template.
  4. Copy the Valid Values from the Product Classifier file into the corresponding cell in the inventory file template for the product you are listing.
  5. Repeat this process for all of the products you are listing.

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