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Shoes, Handbags and Shoes Accessories Inventory File Template FAQ

What’s New?

  • Browse: The new product feed template now requires sellers to use a single recommended browse node for browse tree classification instead of a combination of multiple style keywords. The new recommended browse nodes will be available in Seller Central when the new structure has launched.
  • Search: New attributes and refinements have been added, including heel height, shoe style, toe style, strap type and frame material to help customers narrow their search results. Refinements correspond with new fields in the feed templates and XML XSDs, so you can provide additional attributes that apply to your products.

See our Inventory File Comparison Chart below to determine which new attributes you must provide when you submit the new inventory file.

Why should I upgrade?

Upgrading to the new product feed template will allow you to use recommended browse nodes and product attributes that will improve the customer search and browse experience and ultimately help customers find products more easily on Amazon.co.uk.

REQUIRED ATTRIBUTES

CURRENT INVENTORY FILE TEMPLATE

NEW INVENTORY FILE TEMPLATE

sku

X

X

product-id

X

X

product-id-type

X

X

product-name

X

X

brand

X

X

manufacturer (new requirement)

 

X

product-type (new requirement)

 

X

style-keywords

X

 

OPTIONAL: With the new inventory template, you can use new attributes to better classify your products. See the Data Definitions page of flat file template for the full list of attributes and the associated usage instructions.

SHOES

style-name

X

X

heel-type

X

X

shoe-height-map

 

X

toe-style

 

X

strap-type

 

X

special-feaure1-3

 

X

arch-type

 

X

pattern-name

 

X

cleat description

 

X

cleat-material-type

 

X

sport-type

 

X

closure-type

X

X

water-resistance-level

 

X

occasion-lifestyle

X

X

shaft-diameter

 

X

platform-height

 

X

outer-material-type

X

X

inner-material-type

X

X

season

X

X

surface-recommendation

 

X

pronation-correction

 

X

collection

 

X

shoe-safety-code-iso-20345

 

X

leather-type

 

X

insole-type

 

X

shaft-height

X

X

shoe-width

X

X

lining-description

 

X

color-map

X

X

boot-opening-circumference

 

X

maximum-boot-opening-circumference

 

X

HANDBAGS

outer-material

X

X

leather-type

 

X

occasion-lifestyle

X

X

closure-type

X

X

seasons

X

X

number-of-wheels

 

X

shell-type

 

X

SHOES ACCESSORIES

leather-type

 

X

occasion-lifestyle

X

X

lining-description

 

X

seasons

X

X

When should I upgrade?

Starting from 1 May 2013, the current feed template will no longer be accepted. As a result, sellers must be using the new inventory file by that time.

How do I upgrade?

If you currently use:

  • Excel Flat Files: download the new flat file template and upload your catalog, populating data into the newly available attributes.
  • XML feeds: incorporate the changes into your XML markup for future uploads. Copies of the new XML XSDs are available here.

Do I have to reload my entire inventory?

Although not required, we recommend you move existing product listings over to the new template in order to take advantage of the new browse and search refinements.

How can I test my upgraded feed?

We recommend uploading only a few items as you familiarize yourself with the new feed. You may also set the Release Dates of you product listing one year into the future, to prevent your offers from appearing on Amazon.co.uk, while you try the new feed.

Does this affect other categories?

No, this upgrade is for Shoes, Handbags, and Shoe Accessories. It does not affect other categories.

Who do I contact for help?

Contact Seller Support for assistance.

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