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Amazon MWS
  

Supported Amazon Services

Frequently Asked Questions



Q: How much does it cost to use Amazon MWS?
Q: Can all Amazon sellers use MWS?
Q: How do I get help to use MWS?
Q: I have previously granted MWS access to my Selling on Amazon account to a third-party solution provider. How do I remove that access?
Q: I need my Seller ID, Marketplace ID, MWS Authorization Token, Developer Account Number, Access Key ID, and my Secret Key to use Amazon MWS. Where do I find these?
Q: How do I sign up to use MWS for my own Amazon seller account?
Q: I am an Amazon seller and I want to use a web application to access my Amazon seller account. What should I do?
Q: I am an Amazon seller and I want to give a third-party developer MWS access to my Amazon seller account. What should I do?
Q: I am an Amazon seller and I want to use a desktop application to access my Amazon seller account. What should I do?

Q: How much does it cost to use Amazon MWS?
There are no fees associated with Amazon MWS, but you need to have an Amazon seller account to use it.


Q: Can all Amazon sellers use MWS?
All Amazon Services accounts, except for Individual-Selling on Amazon accounts, are eligible to use MWS. If you are an individual seller and would like to use MWS, you can become eligible to register for MWS by upgrading to a Professional seller account from the
Amazon Services Selling on Amazon page.


Q: How do I get help to use MWS?
First, make sure you have read the documentation provided for each API section. If you need additional help, go to the MWS Discussion Forum at
https://sellercentral.amazon.com/forums/forum.jspa?forumID=35&start=0, search to find out if your question has already been resolved on the forum, or create a new forum thread. If you still require assistance, you can submit your question using the Contact-Us form at https://developer.amazonservices.com.


Q: I have previously granted MWS access to my Selling on Amazon account to a third-party solution provider. How do I remove that access?
Visit the
User Permissions page on Seller Central as the primary user. Under Amazon MWS Developer Permissions you can view a list of developers who are currently authorized to use your account. To remove access for that developer, click Revoke under the Action column next to their name.


Q: I need my Seller ID, Marketplace ID, MWS Authorization Token, Developer Account Number, Access Key ID, and my Secret Key to use Amazon MWS. Where do I find these?
Visit the
User Permissions page on Seller Central as the primary user. Under Amazon MWS Developer Permissions you can view your Seller ID and your Developer ID. On the row that includes your Developer ID, click View your credentials to find your AWS Access Key ID and Secret Key. To see a list of Marketplace IDs, visit Amazon MWS endpoints and MarketplaceId values.


Q: How do I sign up to use MWS for my own Amazon seller account?
Use the following instructions to register for Amazon MWS:
  1. Go to the User Permissions page in Seller Central and log into your Amazon seller account as the primary user. The Sign up for MWS button appears.

    Note: If you have previously authorized a developer or an application to access your Amazon MWS account, the Sign up for MWS button does not appear. In that case, click the Get your credentials button.

  2. On the Amazon MWS registration page, choose I want to get my credentials for accessing my own Amazon seller account with Amazon MWS and then click Next.

    Your account identifiers (Seller ID, Developer Account Identifier, AWS Access Key ID and Secret Key) appear. You can access these identifiers at any time on the User Permissions page in Seller Central.

  3. Use your account identifiers to make calls to Amazon MWS to access your own seller account.



Q: I am an Amazon seller and I want to use a web application to access my Amazon seller account. What should I do?
Use the following instructions to grant access to your Amazon seller account by a web application. The web application developer should have given you the application's Amazon MWS developer account identifier.
  1. Go to the User Permissions page in Seller Central and log into your Amazon seller account as the primary user.
    • If you have never signed up for Amazon MWS, the Sign up for MWS button appears. Click Sign up for MWS.
    • If you have previously signed up for Amazon MWS, the Authorize a developer button appears. Click Authorize a developer.
  2. On the MWS registration page, choose I want to authorize an application to access my Amazon seller account with Amazon MWS..
  3. In the Application Name text box, enter the name of the application that you want to use. This doesn't need to be the exact name; it is merely for your reference in the future.
  4. In the Application's Developer Account Number text box, enter the Amazon MWS developer account identifier given to you by the application developer.
  5. Click the Next button.
  6. Check the box to confirm that you want to give the third-party developer access to your account and then click the Next button.

    Your account identifiers (Seller ID and MWS Authorization Token) appear. These identifiers are used by your application developer to programmatically access your Amazon seller account. You can access these identifiers at any time on the User Permissions page in Seller Central.

  7. Follow the instructions given to you by your application developer to provide your account identifiers for their application.



Q: I am an Amazon seller and I want to give a third-party developer MWS access to my Amazon seller account. What should I do?
Use the following instructions to grant access to your Amazon seller account by a third-party developer. The application developer should have given you the application's MWS developer account identifier.
  1. Go to the User Permissions page in Seller Central and log into your Amazon seller account as the primary user.
    • If you have never signed up for Amazon MWS, the Sign up for MWS button appears. Click Sign up for MWS.
    • If you have previously signed up for Amazon MWS, the Authorize a developer button appears. Click Authorize a developer.
  2. On the MWS registration page, choose I want to authorize a developer to access my Amazon seller account with Amazon MWS.
  3. In the Developer's Name text box, enter the name of the third-party developer to whom you're giving access. This doesn't need to be the exact name; it is merely for your reference in the future.
  4. In the Developer Account Number text box, enter the MWS developer account identifier given to you by the third-party developer.
  5. Click the Next button.
  6. Check the box to confirm that you want to give the third-party developer access to your account and then click the Next button.

    Your account identifiers (Seller ID and MWS Authorization Token) appear. These identifiers are used by your application developer to programmatically access your Amazon seller account. You can access these identifiers at any time on the User Permissions page in Seller Central.

  7. Follow the instructions given to you by your application developer to provide your account identifiers for their application.



Q: I am an Amazon seller and I want to use a desktop application to access my Amazon seller account. What should I do?
Use the following instructions to register for Amazon MWS:
  1. Go to the User Permissions page in Seller Central and log into your Amazon seller account as the primary user.
    • If you have never signed up for Amazon MWS, the Sign up for MWS button appears. Click Sign up for MWS.
    • If you have previously signed up for Amazon MWS, Get your credentials appears. Click Get your credentials.
  2. On the Amazon MWS registration page, choose I want to get my credentials for accessing my own Amazon seller account with Amazon MWS.
  3. Click the Next button.

    Your account identifiers (Seller ID, Developer Account Identifier, AWS Access Key ID and Secret Key) appear. You can access these identifiers at any time on the User Permissions page in Seller Central.

  4. Follow the instructions given to you by your application developer to enter your account identifiers into the application.