Amazon Marketplace API Discovery

Now that we have established a bit of an eCommerce Amazon marketplace background in the preceding posts, it is time to roll up our sleeves and try to dive into Amazon's automation APIs. I say try, because I originally found it very difficult to discover where to dive. My Google-Fu failed me.

Amazon Marketplace Seller Processes

A vendor wishing to sell products on Amazon needs to successfully execute a number of processes in a consistent manner. Earlier posts provided a high level overview of the generic sales transaction steps from both the buyer and the sellers perspective. We now want to provide a more in-depth look at the routine seller processes.


Running a Marketplace Storefront

Before we go and automate everything, it makes sense to step back and think about what we as a seller really need to do.

Marketplace seller: Amazon vs eBay vs etc...

This post is intended to provide some additional introductory eCommerce information so that the reader has a more complete appreciation of the Amazon selling experience.

There are many flavours of online stores. I will quickly & arbitrarily group them into the following categories:

So you want to sell on Amazon?

Amazon is well known in North America (and several other parts beyond our shores). Everybody understands that Amazon is one of the online places you go to buy things. Amazon also means a very different thing to computer geeks: AWS - Amazon Web Services. AWS is known for being a cloud computing service. Very different from the original online store, not shopping related at all. I mention this now because it will come up later. It should not, but it does. Sigh...

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