UPDATED: Update to feed templates for apparel listings


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What is changing?

Update: Please see the date changes in this announcement.

Amazon is updating the custom Inventory File Template for apparel products and the ProductClothing.xsd and 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 will update the custom Inventory File Template and XSDs with optional fields by July 31, 2020 August 31, 2020. On August 31, 2020 September 30, 2020, many of these new elements will become required.

Apparel size fields may differ across marketplaces. For more information, see "Apparel Product Listing Experiences" in the Seller Central Help for your marketplace.

By July 31, 2020 August 31, 2020, we will make the following changes:

Flat file template:

  • Custom Inventory File Template for the apparel category. Examples include Pullovers.xlsm, Dresses.xlsm, and Fleece.xlsm. These custom feed templates can be generated on the Add Product via Upload page of Seller Central. By July 31, 2020 August 31, 2020, custom inventory file templates for Dress, Coat, Sweater, Shirt, Kurta, and Tunic Product Types will include the following optional apparel size fields:

    • apparel_size_class

    • apparel_size_system

    • apparel_body_type

    • apparel_height_type

    • apparel_size

    • apparel_size_to

  • size_name will remain as a required field.

XSDs:

  • By July 30, 2020 August 31, 2020 we will add the following optional elements to ClothingAccessories.xsd and ProductClothing.xsd:

    • ApparelSizeComplianceData

    • ApparelSizeClass

    • ApparelSizeSystem

    • ApparelBodyType

    • ApparelHeightType

    • ApparelSize

    • ApparelSizeToRange

    • Size will remain as a required element.

Feed processing: No change. Feeds will be processed as before.

On August 31, 2020 September 30, 2020, we will make the following changes:

Flat file template:

  • Custom Inventory File Template for the apparel category.

  • The following fields will become required:

    • apparel_size_system

    • apparel_size_class

    • apparel_size

  • The following fields will become conditionally required:

    • apparel_body_type

    • apparel_height_type

  • The following field will remain optional:

    • apparel_size_to

  • The following field will be removed:

    • size_name.

XSDs:

  • The following elements will become required:

    • ApparelSizeSystem

    • ApparelSizeClass

    • ApparelSize

  • The following fields will become conditionally required:

    • ApparelSizeBodyType

    • ApparelSizeHeightType

  • The following element will remain optional:

    • ApparelSizeToRange

Feed processing: Starting September 30, 2020, feeds for creating or updating apparel listings that do not use the new fields or elements as required will not be processed. Note. On August 31, 2020 September 30, 2020, feed processing will NOT change for listings feeds submitted for the Brazil marketplace. The date after which the new attributes will be required for the Brazil marketplace has not yet been determined.

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 attributes added to flat file template and XSDs Optional attributes become required for new listings and updates to exiting listings
SHIRT, TUNIC, KURTA August 31, 2020 September 30, 2020
PANTS, SHORTS, OVERALLS, SOCKS, UNDERPANTS, SWEATSHIRT, PAJAMAS September 30, 2020 October 31, 2020
SWIMWEAR, BRA, CORSET, UNDERGARMENT_SLIP, HAT, SKIRT, SUIT October 30, 2020 November 30, 2020
ROBE, TIGHTS, BLAZER, TRACK_SUIT, VEST, SALWAR_SUIT_SET November 30, 2020 December 31, 2020

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 workflow to accommodate the new apparel attributes in any apparel listing feeds that you submit. You should do this as soon as possible after we update the flat file template and XSDs on July 31, 2020 August 31, 2020.

For more information

For additional guidance on creating and updating apparel listings, see the Seller Central Help for your marketplace.


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