The Amazon Selling Partner API (SP-API) replaces Amazon's MWS interface
Amazon is sending its Marketplace Web Service (Amazon MWS) interface into well-earned retirement. Of course, there will still be programmatic access for Amazon Selling Partners and 3rd party tool providers to their Amazon Marketplace data. The Marketplace Web Services will be replaced by the technically completely renewed Amazon Selling Partner API (SP-API). The change from Amazon’s MWS to the new SP-API will take effect for all 3rd party providers on September 30, 2021. 1st party solutions still have some grace period. But sooner or later they will also be affected by the termination of MWS support.
Amazon’s new SP-API - now also available for Vendor Central users
Amazon committed to transfer all usual functionalities of the Marketplace Web Services to the Amazon Selling Partner API. Thus, the Amazon SP-API also grants access to all order, shipping, FBA, inventory and payment data and the corresponding reports. In addition, the SP-API finally also covers Vendor Central APIs. Thus, all Amazon Vendor Central users will now also benefit from automated access to their Amazon Marketplace data. Furthermore, both Amazon Seller Central and Vendor Central users will get more than 10 new endpoints as part of the SP-API.
How to integrate with the new Amazon Selling Partner API
From a technical point of view, the Amazon SP-API is a bundle of all Amazon Rest APIs accessed via JSON design standard. Data Virtuality has many years of experience developing and maintaining REST API connectors. We have naturally applied this to the development of a Amazon Selling Partner API data connector, and now we can offer a beta version of this Amazon SP-API connector in our Pipes solution.
To test our latest Amazon connector extensively you can start a 14-day free trial of Pipes at any time. Whether you are an Amazon Seller or Vendor, with Pipes you can explore the advantages of the Amazon SP-API already today.
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How to migrate from Amazon MWS to the SP-API
Migrating from MWS to SP-API is made much easier with Data Virtuality's ready-to-use data connector. However, there is something to keep in mind when re-creating your Amazon data flows.
Amazon decided that the efficiency of the SP-API, like the naming of the API sections, should reflect the present day situation better. Due to these differences between the SP-API and the MWS, there will be compatibility issues when migrating to the Selling Partner API. The data, while representing the same objects, e.g. orders, financial events, inventory items, etc., is provided by the new Amazon API in a different way.
Consequently, it will not be possible to reconfigure existing data pipelines from the new SP-API connector into existing tables populated by the MWS connector. Because of this, migration to the new connector, and the new API, requires that the current Amazon MWS data pipelines for the SP-API be re-created from scratch.
See here how the MWS API sections map to the SP-API operations:
|Amazon MWS sections||Amazon SP-API sections|
|Feeds API section||Feeds API|
|Finances API section||Finances API|
|Fulfillment Inbound Shipment API section||Fulfillment Inbound API|
|Fulfillment Inventory API section||FBA Inventory API|
|Fulfillment Outbound Shipment API section||Fulfillment Outbound API|
|Merchant Fulfillment API section||Merchant Fulfillment API|
|Orders API section||Orders API|
|Products API section: Product Fees||Product Fees API|
|Products API section: Product Listings||Catalog Items API|
|Products API section: Product Pricing||Product Pricing API|
|Recommendations API section||Deprecated in the SP-API|
|Reports API section||Reports API|
|Sellers API section||Sellers API|
|Subscriptions API section||Notifications API|