Amazon: how to set the product type for products
About this guide
This is a guide on how to set the product type per product for Amazon.
Most marketplaces only allow for one type of product identifier (usually the EAN / GTIN), but in the case of Amazon, multiple are allowed. In order to successfully create product offers on Amazon, it is important to map the correct Product ID type and Product ID value.
You can find these mappings in the Mappings, Offer mappings section of channel settings.
Product ID type
This is the type of the unique identifier for your product. Possible types are EAN (European Article Number), GTIN (Global Trade Item Number), ASIN (Amazon Standard Identification Number), ISBN (International Standard Book Number) and UPC (Universal Product Code).
Product ID value
This is the actual value of the product id. Examples: 8719802184482 (EAN), B076MTPDX6 (ASIN), 9781119249443 (ISBN).
Note that you can not change the identifier for an active offer 'live' - Amazon does not allow you to change an identifier for an active offer. If you wish to change the identifier for an existing offer, remove it from your product selection, wait the required 24 hours, and then export it with the new product identifier.
It is no longer necessary to map the product identifier for the content mappings; the same identifier type and value that is set for the products in the offer mappings is now used for the content export.
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