We have improved the product-listing experience allowing you to customize your templates to list products from different categories together in one template.
If you previously used the Category specific and Book Loader templates, you will need to begin using the new Custom and Category Custom templates. Amazon will no longer accept older versions for creating or modifying listings. If you submit an old template, you will receive an error in your Processing Report. On the Monitor Upload Status tab within the Add Products via Upload page, you can download your previously submitted data in the newer version by clicking on the Download your submission in the updated template version beside your upload status.
The new templates are in an Excel format, and are regularly updated with the current listing requirements for Amazon. This ensures that you are able to provide all of the current required and optional information for each category and use new features. There are two options for using the new templates:
The new templates include new attributes and required fields. Attributes in the Custom template are generated based on the chosen category through the Product Classifier tool.
In addition, minor changes were made to the valid value options since Amazon periodically revises values to ensure that relevant and correct values are being shown.