What is changing?
Amazon is updating the custom Inventory File Template for apparel products, the ProductClothing.xsd, and the ClothingAccessories.xsd XSDs with fields specific to apparel sizes. We will use these new fields to display standardized and consistent size values to buyers on Amazon's retail website.
We updated the Custom Inventory File Template and XSDs for all affected Product Type Descriptions (see 'What additional changes can you expect?' section below) with the optional standardized apparel size fields included. Please note, we will be making these new fields required as of February 15, 2021.
Apparel size fields may differ based on marketplace. For more information, see 'Apparel Product Listing Experiences' in the Seller Central Help for your marketplace.
Feed processing currently supports the optional, standardized apparel size fields. On February 15th, 2021, feeds for creating or updating apparel listings that do not include the new standardized apparel size fields as required will not be processed.
NOTE: For the Brazil marketplace, the date that we will require the new standardized apparel size fields has not yet been determined, and we will continue processing feeds as before.
These examples include Dress, Coat, Sweater, Kurta, and Tunic Product Types:
Flat file template
Custom Inventory File Template for the apparel category:
These fields will become conditionally required:
This field will remain optional:
The fields above take precedence over:
These elements will become conditionally required:
This element will remain optional:
Product Types with specific sizing requirements have additional elements.
For example, the SHIRT product type includes:
While the PANTS product type includes:
The element details are available in the XSD comments.
What additional changes can you expect?
Here are additional changes that you can expect, by Product Type. All dates are tentative.
|Product Type||New optional fields added to the flat file template and XSDs||Optional fields become required for new listings and updates to existing listings|
|DRESS, SWEATER, COAT||Available now||February 15, 2021|
|SHIRT, TUNIC, KURTA||Available now||February 15, 2021|
|PANTS, SHORTS, OVERALLS, SOCKS, UNDERPANTS, SWEATSHIRT, PAJAMAS||Available now||February 15, 2021|
|SWIMWEAR, BRA, CORSET, UNDERGARMET_SLIP, HAT, SKIRT, SUIT||Available now||February 15, 2021|
|ROBE, TIGHTS, BLAZER, TRACK_SUIT, VEST, SALWAR_SUIT_SET||Available now||February 15, 2021|
Which marketplaces are affected?
This change applies to the Canada, US, Mexico, Spain, UK, France, Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, India, Brazil, Australia, and Japan marketplaces.
Who is affected?
Developers with applications that create or update apparel listings using the custom Inventory File Template for apparel, ClothingAccessories.xsd, or ProductClothing.xsd are affected by this change.
What action is required?
If you have an application that is affected by this change, be sure to update your application to consume the new apparel size fields and adhere to the upcoming requirements for these attributes by February 15, 2021. After February 15, 2021, apparel listing creation or updates will only be successful with the new standardized attributes for apparel size.
For more information
For additional guidance on creating or updating apparel listings, see the Seller Central Help for your marketplace.