What is changing?
Amazon is updating the custom Inventory File Template for shoes and the Shoes.xsd schema with attributes specific to shoe sizes. We will use these new attributes to display standardized and consistent size values to buyers on Amazon's retail website.
Starting August 30, 2019, we will make the following changes:
- Custom Inventory File Template for shoes. The footwear_size field (along with a number of related, conditional footwear fields) are added as optional fields. The size_name field remains as a required field. For more information see Shoe Size Standards (TBD: Add link to SC Help).
- Shoes.xml. The following new elements are added: AgeRangeDescription, FootwearSizeSystem, ShoeSizeAgeGroup, ShoeSizeGender, ShoeSizeClass, ShoeSizeWidth, ShoeSize, ShoeSizeToRange, ShoeSizeGenderUnisex, ShoeSizeWidthUnisex, ShoeSizeUnisex, ShoeSizeToRangeUnisex.
Feed processing: No change. Feeds for shoe listings that use the old fields and elements will continue to be processed as before, but sellers in the UK, Germany, France, Italy, and Spain marketplaces are being encouraged to begin using the new fields and elements in their shoe listing feeds. The will help them be ready when we require these new fields and elements on October 30, 2019.
Starting October 30, 2019, we will make the following changes:
- Custom Inventory File Template for shoes. The footwear_size field is required. The size_name field is removed. This change is only in the UK, Germany, France, Italy, and Spain marketplaces.
- Shoes.xml. No change.
Feed processing: In the UK, Germany, France, Italy, and Spain marketplaces, feeds for creating or updating shoe listings that do not use the new shoe size attribute fields or elements will not be processed. Shoe listings that do not use the new shoe size attributes may be removed from Amazon's detail pages. This applies to newly created listings as well as existing listings. For more information, see Shoe Size Standards (TBD: Add link to SC Help).
Which marketplaces are affected?
This change applies to the UK, Germany, France, Italy, and Spain marketplaces.
Who is affected?
Developers with applications that create or update shoe listings using the custom Inventory File Template for shoes or the Shoes.xsd schema 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 workflow to accommodate the new shoe size attributes in any shoe listing feeds that you submit. You should do this as soon as possible after we update the custom Inventory File Template for shoes and Shoes.xsd on August 30.