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Understanding the Amazon Selling Partner API (SP-API)

The Amazon Selling Partner API (SP-API) is a robust suite of APIs that equips vendors and sellers with the essential data and reporting tools to manage their businesses effectively. It is set to replace the older Amazon Marketplace Web Service (MWS) API and offers a plethora of features including Retail Analytics and Brand Analytics. Dive deeper into these features with our detailed guides available on our website. First step is to open an Amazon Seller central account here so you can get access to your brand, ads and developer account.

Key Components of SP-API:

  • Vendor Retail Analytics: Gain access to comprehensive reports such as retail sales, traffic, inventory, forecast, net PPM, and catalog.
  • Brand Analytics: Understand customer behavior with reports on market basket analysis, repeat purchases, and search terms.
  • Seller Retail Analytics: Monitor seller sales with detailed sales & traffic reports.
  • Seller Inventory: Keep track of inventory and listings, including fee previews.

The SP-API is not just one API; it’s a suite that encompasses all functionalities of Amazon MWS and introduces new APIs for enhanced automation and efficiency.

Customized Throttling:
A significant improvement with SP-API over MWS is the customized throttling, which adapts rate limits to the scale of the business, offering more flexibility and tailored support.

Accessing SP-API:
To access SP-API, you must be a registered Amazon developer with approved API subsets or use a service like Reason Automation that connects to SP-API on your behalf.

SP-API vs. Amazon MWS:
Amazon SP-API is a unified suite for both vendors and sellers, unlike the MWS, which catered only to sellers. Post the relaunch of Amazon Retail Analytics in August 2022, vendors now have access to in-depth Vendor Central reporting.

Innovations in SP-API:

  • JSON-based REST API Design Standards: These standards allow for smoother integration with developers’ JavaScript-based workflows.
  • OAuth2.0 Selling Partner Authorization: Simplifies the authorization process, eliminating manual auth token exchanges.
  • Test Endpoint: Offers a sandbox for testing API calls to ensure functionality.
  • Marketplace Appstore: Access a variety of tools created by the seller community.

Migrating to SP-API:

Third-party applications need to transition to SP-API by specific deadlines throughout 2022, with the full deprecation of MWS slated for December 2023.

Leveraging Data Effectively:

Accessing and managing data within Vendor and Seller Central is critical but can be labor-intensive. To streamline this process, consider using a third-party service. offers a free whitepaper to help you select the best service for your needs.

Takeaway: is your gateway to integrating with the Amazon SP-API seamlessly. Our expertise in software development and e-commerce solutions positions us to support your business through this transition and beyond. For more information and guidance, visit our website to harness the full potential of your Amazon operations.

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