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How to Read an Active Listings Report

The Active Listings Report is a tab-delimited file that you can open in any spreadsheet or database program, such as Microsoft Access or Microsoft Excel. Listing data and file columns can then be modified within the spreadsheet, and uploaded at any time using the Inventory Loader or Listing Loader. For more information, see Using Reports to Update Inventory.

If you open the report in Microsoft Excel, the leading zeroes for ISBNs in the product ID column will be dropped by Excel. You can prevent this by using the import wizard and forcing the product-id column to be imported as text. Please see Microsoft Excel help for more information on this feature.

Below is a list of fields that appear in the report, as well as definitions of those fields and examples for each. The unused fields are provided for backwards compatibility to allow sellers who originally integrated their business using these fields to continue with their current software programs. If you do not need any of these fields, you may simply delete the columns from your downloaded report.

Please review these fields to understand the Active Listings Report.

Field Name Definition Example
item-name The title of the item listed. This will be populated with Amazon catalogue data. The Taking [Mass Market Paperback] by Dean Koontz
item-description This is used for backwards compatibility only.  
listing-id An identifier created by Amazon when you create a listing. Consists of 4 digits, a capital letter and 6 more digits. 1234A123456
seller-sku Stock Keeping Units (SKUs) are unique blocks of letters and/or numbers that identify your products. SKUs are assigned by you as the seller. 154844
price The price you are asking for the product. 12.99
quantity The quantity of the product available for purchase. 15
open-date The date the listing was created. 2008-02-27 20:15:20 GMT
item-is-marketplace This will always be y. y
product-id-type A numeric entry that indicates if the product-id is an ASIN, ISBN, UPC or EAN code/number. When uploading files in Standard Book format, this field value will default to 2 (ISBN) unless otherwise specified.

1 = ASIN

2 = ISBN

3 = UPC

4 = EAN

zshop-shipping-fee This is used for backwards compatibility only.  
item-note Your description of the listing read once, no scratches, normal condition
item-condition This is your condition code for the listing.

1 = Used; Like New

2 = Used; Very Good

3 = Used; Good

4 = Used; Acceptable

5 = Collectible; Like New

6 = Collectible; Very Good

7 = Collectible; Good

8 = Collectible; Acceptable

11 = New

zshop-category1 This is used for backwards compatibility only.  
zshop-browse-path This is used for backwards compatibility only.  
zshop-storefront-feature This is used for backwards compatibility only.  
asin1 This is not used. The field is populated with the product-id.  
asin2 This is used for backwards compatibility only.  
asin3 This is used for backwards compatibility only.  
will-ship-internationally y = listings that are available to customers outside the UK.

n = listings that are available only to customers in the UK.

expedited-shipping This will always be n n
zshop-boldface This is used for backwards compatibility only.  
product-id ASIN, ISBN, UPC or EAN for the item 0312306180
bid-for-featured-placement This is used for backwards compatibility only.  
add-delete This field will be empty in the report; it enables you to use an open listings report to update online inventory.  
pending-quantity This is the quantity of the item that is pending purchase at the time of the report. 0
fulfilment-channel This will indicate for FBA sellers if the listing is set for seller fulfilment or fulfilment by Amazon. Amazon-fulfilled

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