Migration from Amazon MWS to SP-API
Amazon has announced the discontinuation of the Amazon Market Web Service (Amazon MWS) after December 31, 2023. To avoid any disruption in services, developers are required to shift from Amazon MWS to Seller Partner API (SP-API). To access the announcement, please click here.
What is SP-API
SP-API is a REST-based API that enables Amazon selling partners to access their listing, order, payment, report, and other data programmatically. It is expected to enhance the user experience by increasing efficiency, improving response time, and reducing labor requirements. The SP-API is a modernized version of the Amazon MWS and includes all the features previously available on MWS. For further information on SP-API, features, and advantages you can visit the Amazon migration guide by clicking here.
What changes to expect?
- Discarding MWS Credential Screen
- The MWS credential screen was used to add new accounts, authorize Seller Legend Access by entering MWS Auth codes, and changing the title of the accounts and marketplaces
- Moreover, it also provided the users with information about the update cycle of their marketplaces and if the system had access to the account or not.
- The Screen can be accessed by clicking here.
- The knowledge base article for the MWS credential screen can be accessed by clicking here.
- Discarding PPC Enrollment Screen
- The New Account Connection Screen.
- The new account connection screen can now do what the MWS credential screen and the PPC enrollment screen did.
- In addition, the users can now see which guests are assigned to which marketplaces and which features are assigned to them.
- The connection of new accounts and enrollment of PPC is now easier than it ever was.
- The screen can be accessed by clicking here.
- The knowledge base article for the new connections screen can be accessed here.
- Unusual activity on the listing screen
- Due to the change of source from MWS-API getMachingProducts to SP-API getCatalogItems, which is the prime source of this data, the system may show that the listing history was changed.
- It is important to note that this is only supposed to be a schema change that appeared while migrating to Amazon Selling Partner API.
- Rest assured that the system is showing you the correct information as received from Amazon
- An example of the listing history can be seen below:
- The above screenshot shows that every single detail of the product listing was changed.
- This is not the case, due to the shift from the source of information the system believes that changes were made in the listing.
- The Listing history screen can be accessed by clicking here.
- The knowledge base article for the listing history screen can be accessed here.