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Choose your inventory file template

Individual sellers: This feature is available to sellers with Professional selling plans.

An inventory file template is a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet that includes multiple data columns for describing your products. Sellers use inventory file templates to upload and update listings to Amazon.

You can generate customized inventory templates specific to the types of products you sell. You can also list information for different types of products across multiple categories in one template. For more information, see Create your inventory file template.

Review this table to choose the best type of inventory file for your situation:

File type Use case File name More info Video tutorial
Product creation and matching A page does not exist on Amazon, and you have complete product information. Inventory templates for product categories You can also use UIEE files for Books. How Do I Fill Out a Template?
Product matching only A page exists on Amazon, and you do not have complete product information. Inventory Loader For information about Inventory Loader and the required fields, see Inventory Loader. Upload products using the Inventory Loader template
Inventory updates You want to update product price or quantity only. Price and Quantity 7-column format Update inventory with the Price and Quantity template
Inventory templates for product categories For non-Media Product files, use the PartialUpdate feature. How Do I Fill Out a Template?
You want to update listing data only. Inventory Loader or Inventory templates for product categories You can also use Listing Loader. Upload products using the Inventory Loader template
Shipping options You want to update Media Product shipping service options per listing or by using batch file settings. Inventory templates for product categories

You want to change shipping rates for specific products. Customize shipping settings with the shipping override template

Next steps

Once you have selected and downloaded the inventory file you need, complete the following tasks:


  1. Add product data to your inventory file
  2. Upload your inventory file
  3. Use Check My File
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