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Error 8541

What causes Error 8541

This error is commonly referred to as a “single matching error” and occurs when your Product ID (such as UPC, EAN, JAN, ISBN) corresponds to the Product ID of an existing ASIN. That means, some of the information you’re submitting contradicts the product information (such as, title, brand, color, size) that is already present for that particular ASIN.

This error is commonly referred to as a "single matching error" and occurs when your product ID (such as UPC, EAN, JAN, and ISBN) corresponds to the product ID of an existing ASIN; that is, some of the information you are submitting contradicts the product information (such as title, brand, color, and color size) that is already present for that particular ASIN.

Error message

"The provided SKU [SKU] conflicts with the Amazon catalog. The standard product ID value(s) provided for this SKU corresponds to the ASIN [ASIN]; however, some information is in conflict with the Amazon catalog. The conflicting attribute values(s) are Brand (Merchant: [MERCHANT_VALUE] / Amazon: [AMAZON_VALUE]). If your product is this ASIN, modify these attributes to reflect Amazon catalog values. If your product is different from this ASIN, check if the standard product ID value(s) are correct."

This matching error occurred because we found a similar product in the Amazon catalog. However, there is a discrepancy between some of the information you have submitted versus what is on Amazon. Hence, you must check if the product found is the same as the one you are trying to list.

To ensure the product found in the Amazon catalog is the same as the one you are trying to submit, check the discrepant attributes below the columns Product submitted by you (your submission) and Product at Amazon (what is in the Amazon catalog). Additionally, you can click the product title (next to the product image) and see the detail page of the item. This will be the page shown to the customers, containing all the information available for this product.

Solve the error

After you have ensured that they are really the same product, click Accept Amazon’s Value. Your submission will be processed in the next 15 minutes and your product will be shown at your Inventory page in Seller Central.

If after this time your product does not appear in your inventory, another issue may have happened. Go to Fix your products > All issues and search for your product. Once found, resubmit the information regarding the other type of issue found. If you are not able to find your product, contact Selling Partner Support.

A different product was found

If the product Amazon found is different than the one you are submitting, click Request Amazon to update and create a new request. A pop-up window will appear and you will be required to provide more information about the discrepancy found. Amazon will analyze the information provided and reply on Seller Central. To keep track of your request, go to Help > Case log.

If the information in the Amazon catalog for this product appears to be incorrect, contact Selling Partner Support.

My submission was incorrect

Matching error - code 8542

Solve and prevent error 8541 using flat files or APIs

  • To resolve the error, ensure that the product ID you had provided is correct. If it's incorrect, enter the correct product ID in your file and resubmit.
  • If you have provided the correct product ID, follow these steps:
    • Update the attributes in your file to match those in the catalog (these attributes are provided in the error report) and resubmit your file; or
    • Replace your entry under the Product ID and Product ID Type column with the ASIN provided in the error report and resubmit your file.

If the information in the Amazon catalog for this product appears to be incorrect, contact Selling Partner Support.

Note: A common cause of this error is the result of manufacturers reusing UPCs or EANs; for example, in apparel, barcodes are sometimes reused after three years. Ensure that you match your product to the correct ASIN.
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