Amazon and Commerce both use a system of product properties, known as attributes, used to define a product. Attributes define the description, content, images, prices, and various data for your products.
Successful communication between Commerce and Amazon requires that Commerce attributes be correctly mapped (or matched) to the corresponding Amazon attribute. When integrating with Amazon, you map these attributes to Amazon attributes. When complete, Commerce can sync and maintain your Amazon listings with your Commerce product catalog.
For example, imagine you have the same item in your Commerce catalog and Amazon listings. One attribute for the product might be the listing price of the item. The name for the listing price in Commerce might be named
Price, while the listing price for Amazon might be named
ListingPrice. You must instruct Commerce that when communicating with Amazon, the Commerce attribute named
Price is the same as the Amazon attribute named
ListingPrice. This process is called managing attributes, and includes creating new and editing existing attributes. Making sure that attributes are properly matched ensures correct communication between Commerce and Amazon.
When attribute mapping is set up, Commerce can communicate product information back and forth with Amazon. If you have Amazon product listings, Commerce can import your Amazon products and details into your Commerce catalog, allowing you to manage your Amazon listings from a single, central catalog of products.
Amazon sales channel allows you to access, review, create, and manage attributes, as needed, in the Attributes view on the Amazon sales channel home page. If you add an attribute to your Commerce catalog, it could require an update of those values across all products.
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