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Upload your inventory file

When your bulk inventory file is complete, upload it by going to the Add Products via Upload page.

Individual sellers: This feature is only available to sellers with a Professional selling plan. Learn more by visiting Selling plan comparison.

Note: Fulfillment by Amazon feeds. If you are uploading inventory for Fulfillment by Amazon, follow additional instructions provided in List FBA products in bulk

After you build or modify your inventory file, you are ready to upload the tab-delimited text (.txt) file. For more information, see Add your product information to an inventory file and Modify Your Inventory File.

Follow these steps to upload the file:

  1. Under Inventory on Seller Central, click Add Products via Upload.
  2. Click the Upload your Inventory File tab, and in the File type section, use the drop-down to select your file type.

    If you are using a product file to create new pages in the Amazon catalog, you will usually choose the first option for Inventory Files for non-BMVD Categories.

    Note: For BMVD Product files and Inventory Loader files, the upload box will contain additional options for shipping settings. For more information about using these options, see Ship BMVD Products.
  3. If needed, check the Remove Existing Listings box.

    See below for information about the Purge and Replace option.

  4. In the Locate File to Upload section, click Browse and select the tab-delimited text file (*.txt) you created earlier.
  5. After you select your file, click Upload now.
  6. When you upload your file, a status box confirms that your file has been received.

Note: To check your inventory file for common errors and warnings before you upload it, see Check My File.

Every time you upload a text file, our system creates and posts a processing report with specific errors, if any, encountered during processing.

The File Upload Status displays the date, time, batch ID, status, and results of your most recent upload. If your inventory file upload has not completed processing, the Status/Results column shows the following information:

  • Status: In Progress
  • Number of records processed from this upload: 0
  • Number of records that were activated: 0
  • Number of records with errors: 0

You can use the Refresh button to see the latest results. After your file is processed, the Status/Results column shows updated information, along with the Actions available.

If any products are not activated due to errors, click the View Processing Report link to download the associated processing report. Use this report to diagnose and correct errors in the file you uploaded. When you are ready to upload the edited file, click the Return to Upload page link, and re-upload your file. Go to Review Processing Reports to learn more.

Access the upload results

From the Upload Products & Inventory page, access the upload status report for your file in the Review File Status and History section. The last 10 uploads are available.

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