Could you shed some light on to how to go about properly applying for MWS Develop Credentials?
I recently applied for access and received the same responses as mentioned be several sellers above:
Thank you for submitting your registration for MWS API access keys.
After our review, we are unable to grant API access keys. You can find and authorize applications to help automate your business in the Marketplace Application Store (https://sellercentral.amazon.com/apps/store/ref=xx_masdis_dnav_xx) or by authorizing a third-party MWS Developer.
Thank you for selling with Amazon,
I would argue that the messaging from Amazon is not clear on who can be granted access keys. I found some info on MWS at the following address.
This web page clearly states that if you have a professional selling plan, you are allowed to use MWS.
“If you have a Professional selling plan, you can use Amazon Marketplace Web Service (Amazon MWS) free of charge to manage your selling business on Amazon. Developers with a Professional seller plan can also use Amazon MWS free of charge to create applications that help sellers sell on Amazon.”
Additionally, the first bullet point states that you are allowed to create or authorize applications.
Using Amazon MWS, you can:
• Create or authorize applications that help manage selling on Amazon.
• Upload product and inventory information.
• Get product information.
• Receive notifications and recommendations.
• Download orders for fulfillment.
• Schedule and retrieve reports.
Here are my 2 major concerns with the response from Amazon in regards to redirecting me to the App Store:
I do not want to pay for a 3rd party application for the data which already exists in my seller account. I simply want to automate the retrieval of that information. Furthermore, the previously mentioned webpage clearly says “You can use Amazon Marketplace Web Service (Amazon MWS) free of charge…”, but there are very few free applications in the App Store.
I do not want to give access to a 3rd party application as that information could be used to harm my business.
What can we do as individual sellers to gain access to the APIs?