In this Icecat Amazon Feed Specification (AFS) manual for vendors, we explain, step by step, how you can set up an automated content push to Amazon. Amazon introduced AFS as a data interchange standard to enable suppliers to fully automate item lifecycle management with and procurement by Amazon. AFS allows you to publish catalog content to Amazon in an automated way, bypassing many of the Vendor Central self-service tools for manually adding and updating products. Via Icecat, vendors can push content to Amazon through AFS. AFS allows the ingestion of images, texts, and product specifications. Currently, AFS does not allow the automated push of other A+ content or inventory. Such additional A+ info still needs to be manually added via Amazon Vendor Central.
Please, find below a summary of the three-step initial onboarding process per country.
We explain these steps further below.
In short, to push products to Amazon via AFS, it’s required to select Icecat from the CSP list. Below you can find the first steps to follow:
Firstly, find and choose Icecat as CSP in Amazon Vendor Central. To view the CSP list, go to the Manage Catalog Feeds tab under Items on Vendor Central.
Enter the 8-digit code: 17397865.
Secondly, go back to the Manage Catalog Feeds tab under Items and authorize Icecat for each of the vendor codes used for submitting catalog content. When authorization is complete, you will be notified via a token (as acknowledgment) on the Vendor Central authorization screen.
Finally, provide the token(s) and vendor code(s) to Icecat. So, Icecat can use these credentials as CSP for your data ingestion into Amazon.
Below, an overview of the submission process of updated catalog content.
In the table below, you can see an overview of columns in the product activation form and their meaning.
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