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Using Amazon Marketplace Web Services – Part 1

Updated 20 May 2016

Amazon marketplace web services (mws) give access to connect to any Amazon seller account. If one owns a store and sell at Amazon as well then, it is very useful for them. With the help of Amazon mws one can import products, orders, etc  and export your store’s products to the Amazon store to his/her own store.

To use above service, you must have a professional account at Amazon even if you are a developer and wants to create an application that does import and export from a store to Amazon store and vice versa.

So, to connect to seller account, you’ll be needing below details.

  • Seller id
  • Marketplace id
  • AWS access key id
  • Secret key

Before getting these credentials, you will be asked that how you going to use it. There are three options as below screenshot and you have to choose one of them as per need.


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After selecting one of the above options, it will ask to accept agreement as below screenshot.


After accepting Amazon MWS license agreement, you’ll get your keys. as below


If you are allowing another one to use your account to develop application, then you have to give access by using the third option and when you will click on next then you’ll see one more license agreement that you need to agree to give you account’s access to other.


After accepting the agreement, you’ll another key called MWS Auth Token” and now you don’t need to provide all the details to the developer, only give this one and he/she will be able to access your seller’s account details using his/her own credential. In this case developer must have the account, else he/she will not be able to use it.


We’ll be discussing how to import products from Amazon store to another store in next part, till then if you have any query or doubt, please comment below.

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