Change to Amazon Points behavior for price changes in Japan


What is changing?

On July 31, 2019, Amazon will change the behavior of Amazon Points in the Japan marketplace when you update prices using inventory file templates. Starting on this date:

  • If you do not specify a value in the points field or do not include the points field in the inventory file, no change is made to the listing with regard to Amazon Points.
  • If you specify 0 in the points field in the inventory file, Amazon Points are removed from the listing.

Inventory file templates that are affected by this change

Inventory file template MWS FeedType enumeration Price field Points field
Custom template, Category specific inventory file template POST_FLAT_FILE_LISTINGS_DATA standard_price, sale_price standard_price_points, sale_price_points
Listing Loader POST_FLAT_FILE_LISTINGS_DATA price, sale-price standard-price-points, sale-price-points
Inventory Loader POST_FLAT_FILE_INVLOADER_DATA Price standard-price-points
Price and Quantity file (Flat File Price and Quantity Update Feed) POST_FLAT_FILE_PRICEANDQUANTITYONLY_UPDATE_DATA price, sale-price standard-price-points, sale-price-points
Flat file Book Loader Feed POST_FLAT_FILE_BOOKLOADER_DATA standard_price, sale_price standard_price_points, sale_price_points
Flat file Music Loader Feed POST_FLAT_FILE_CONVERGENCE_LISTINGS_DATA standard_price, sale_price standard_price_points, sale_price_points
Pricing feed POST_PRODUCT_PRICING_DATA StandardPrice, SalePrice StandardPricePoints, SalesPricePoints

Which marketplaces are affected?

This change applies to the Japan marketplace.

Who is affected?

Developers with applications that update listings in the Japan marketplace (by submitting inventory file feeds using the Feeds API section) are affected by this change.

What action is required?

If you have an application that is affected, be sure to update it to accommodate this change.

For more information

For more information about inventory file templates, see Inventory file template and BTG in the Seller Central Help.

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