The Benefits of Amazon Seller API Reports for Selling Partners
Amazon Seller API Reports: A Comprehensive Guide for Sellers
If you are an Amazon seller, you know how important it is to keep track of your business performance, inventory, orders, taxes, and more. But how do you get access to all the data you need to make informed decisions and optimize your operations? That's where Amazon Seller API Reports come in.
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Amazon Seller API Reports are a set of REST-based APIs that allow you to request, schedule, and retrieve various types of reports from Amazon to help you manage your selling business. In this article, we will explain what Amazon Seller API Reports are, what benefits they offer, what types of reports are available, how to use them, and what best practices to follow.
What are Amazon Seller API Reports?
Amazon Seller API Reports are part of the Selling Partner API (SP-API), which is a suite of APIs that enable programmatic access to Amazon's selling and fulfillment features and data. The Reports API provides reports for a variety of use cases, such as:
Monitoring inventory levels and availability
Tracking orders for fulfillment and shipment
Getting tax information and documents
Tracking returns and seller performance metrics
Managing a selling business with Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA)
The Reports API supports three main workflows for generating reports: requesting a report on demand, scheduling a report to be generated automatically, and retrieving a report that was generated automatically by Amazon. You can use the Reports API to download reports in JSON or tab-delimited formats, depending on the report type.
Benefits of using Amazon Seller API Reports
Using Amazon Seller API Reports can help you gain valuable insights into your selling business and improve your efficiency and profitability. Some of the benefits of using Amazon Seller API Reports are:
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You can access data that is not available in the Seller Central dashboard or other tools.
You can automate your reporting processes and save time and resources.
You can integrate your reporting data with your own systems and applications.
You can customize your reporting frequency and granularity according to your needs.
You can leverage the latest version of the API with improved features and functionality.
Types of Amazon Seller API Reports
The Reports API offers a wide range of report types that cover different aspects of your selling business. You can find the complete list of report types and their descriptions in the . Here are some examples of the most common report types:
Inventory reports provide information about your product listings, inventory levels, pricing, availability, and more. You can use inventory reports to monitor your inventory health, optimize your pricing strategy, identify listing errors, and update your product information. Some examples of inventory reports are:
Listings Report: Provides information about your active product listings, such as SKU, ASIN, price, condition, quantity, etc.
FBA Inventory Report: Provides information about your FBA inventory, such as SKU, ASIN, fulfillment center ID, quantity available, quantity reserved, etc.
Pricing Report: Provides information about your product pricing, such as SKU, ASIN, price, minimum price, maximum price, sales rank, etc.
Order reports provide information about your orders and shipments, such as order status, order details, shipment tracking, delivery confirmation, etc. You can use order reports to track your order fulfillment process, manage your customer service, and comply with Amazon's policies. Some examples of order reports are:
Order Report: Provides information about your orders, such as order ID, order date, order status, buyer name, buyer email, shipping address, etc.
Shipment Report: Provides information about your shipments, such as shipment ID, shipment date, shipment status, carrier name, tracking number, etc.
Delivery Confirmation Report: Provides information about your delivery confirmations, such as order ID, shipment ID, delivery date, delivery status, etc.
Tax reports provide information about your tax obligations and documents, such as tax invoices, tax calculation details, tax exemption certificates, etc. You can use tax reports to manage your tax compliance, file your tax returns, and claim your tax credits. Some examples of tax reports are:
Tax Invoice Report: Provides information about your tax invoices, such as invoice ID, invoice date, invoice amount, tax amount, etc.
Tax Calculation Report: Provides information about your tax calculation details, such as order ID, item price, shipping price, tax rate, tax jurisdiction, etc.
Tax Exemption Certificate Report: Provides information about your tax exemption certificates, such as certificate ID, certificate type, certificate status, certificate expiration date, etc.
Performance reports provide information about your seller performance metrics and ratings, such as feedback score, seller rating, order defect rate, cancellation rate, late shipment rate, etc. You can use performance reports to monitor your seller performance health, identify areas for improvement, and avoid potential account suspension. Some examples of performance reports are:
Feedback Report: Provides information about your feedback score and ratings from buyers.
Seller Rating Report: Provides information about your seller rating and reviews from buyers.
Order Defect Rate Report: Provides information about your order defect rate and the factors that affect it.
FBA reports provide information about your FBA business activities and operations, such as inbound shipments, inventory adjustments, reimbursements, removals, fees, and more. You can use FBA reports to manage your FBA inventory, optimize your FBA costs, and resolve any FBA issues. Some examples of FBA reports are:
Inbound Shipment Report: Provides information about your inbound shipments to Amazon fulfillment centers, such as shipment ID, shipment status, shipment plan, shipment items, etc.
Inventory Adjustment Report: Provides information about your inventory adjustments due to various reasons, such as damages, losses, transfers, returns, etc.
Reimbursement Report: Provides information about your reimbursements from Amazon for any inventory issues, such as missing units, damaged units, incorrect fees, etc.
How to use Amazon Seller API Reports?
To use Amazon Seller API Reports, you need to have an Amazon seller account and a developer account. You also need to register as a developer and obtain the necessary credentials and permissions to access the Reports API. You can find more details on how to get started with the SP-API in the .
Requesting a report
To request a report on demand, you need to use the CreateReport</c