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Inventory file templates

Individual sellers: This feature is only available to sellers with a Professional selling plan. Learn more by visiting Selling plan comparison.
Note: Macros in inventory file templates are no longer supported.

Sellers use Inventory File Templates to upload listings to Amazon. To create an inventory file, follow these steps:

  1. Identify the classifications for the listings in your catalogue using the Product Classifier tool. This produces a Product Classifier file.
  2. Use the Product Classifier file to identify the Inventory File Template you will use to upload your listings and classifications.
  3. Fill in the Inventory File Templates with the optional, desired, and required data and in accordance with the appropriate category Style Guide and your seller agreement.

Note: Information on search refinements and valid values can be found on the Refinements tab in the Browse Tree Guide for each category.

For detailed instructions on how to create an inventory file using the Inventory File Template, see Building Your Inventory File.

Product Classifier

The Amazon classification system uses values supplied by sellers to determine where listings appear on the Amazon website. The Product Classifier tool helps you to identify the appropriate classification for your listings. Learn more about the Product Classifier.

Browse Tree Guides

Browse Tree Guides (BTGs) contain the same information as is exposed in the Product Classifier tool. BTGs also contain refinements required for each listing and valid values. We use the refinements to improve the customer discovery experience. For example, the refinement "Cuff Type" is displayed to customers in the Men's Dress Shirt browse node, but not to customers in the Electronics node.

Downloadable Files

The tables below contain the downloadable Microsoft Excel and PDF files you will need to create an inventory file. Do not open these files directly in your browser. Instead, save the files to your local computer, and open them from your local disk drive. We recommend that you keep a back-up copy of your completed inventory file on your computer for future reference.

  • The Template Name values do not necessarily correspond to categories or product tabs on Amazon.
  • Version numbers do not necessarily match release package numbers.
  • The Required column in the inventory file template specifies which elements are mandatory and which are optional.

To create an inventory file, you need a copy of the Inventory Loader you plan to use. If you are listing items already in Amazon's catalogue, you can use the Inventory Loader template. An Inventory Loader is a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet containing the columns needed to describe the products you are listing. It also contains definitions for each column. Modify or delete your existing inventory on Amazon by only submitting SKU, Price and Quantity in your upload.


Inventory Loader

Upload your inventory using the Amazon tab-delimited format for all products.

Price & Quantity

Use for updates to price or quantity only.

Standard Book Loader

To sell books, upload your inventory or add new books to the Amazon catalog with this tab delimited file.

Music Loader

To help you sell music on Amazon, we offer a specific tool to upload multiple listings at one time: the Music Loader. The Music Loader will either match your listing data to an existing product page in the Amazon catalog or create a new product detail page if none exists.

Video Loader

To help you sell Video & DVD products on Amazon, we offer a specific tool to upload multiple listings at one time: the Video Loader. The Video Loader will either match your listing data to an existing product page in the Amazon catalog or create a new product detail page if none exists.

Invoice By Amazon SKU Management File

Use for opting in or opting out items that are already listed in your seller account.

Instructions for downloading the file

We recommend you save the file to your computer and then open it using a spreadsheet program.

  • In your browser, right-click the link for the file you want from the list below.
  • When the pop-up menu appears, click Save Target As.
  • When the Save As dialogue box appears, choose a location on your computer, and then click Save.

Instructions for using the file

  • Open the template in your spreadsheet application.
  • The first sheet in the document contains the data definitions and instructions for completing the spreadsheet, the second sheet is the one in which you will enter your data.
  • Fill in the spreadsheet. Not all columns are required; the second line in the Definition sheet shows you which.
  • If the numbers in the columns (particularly the product-id) do not retain all of their digits, you may need to select the column and change the data format.
  • Do not delete or modify the information in the first two rows of the file (the file header and the column headings).
  • When you are done, save your file as a text file (save as: tab delimited text).
  • Use the Browse button on the Upload Products & Inventory page to navigate to your text file and select it.
  • Press Upload Now to submit your file to Amazon.

Checking the status of your file uploads

You can access the upload status report for your file by clicking the "View Your Upload Results" link that appears on the upload page for your type of text file after you upload a file.

Fulfilment by Amazon Feeds

If you are uploading inventory for Fulfilment by Amazon, follow additional instructions provided in section FBA Flat File Feeds.

Listing Loader Template

Additionally, and if you are listing items that are already in Amazon's catalogue, you can use the Listing Loader tool. Listing Loader offers a simple way to upload your inventory on Amazon. It enables you to provide only the listing attributes instead of product attributes, which are required when using product file templates. Learn more about Listing Loader.

Category-Specific Inventory File Templates

(except for Books, Music, Video and DVD)

Standard Templates (Excel file) Browse Tree Guide - BTG (Excel-file) Are you selling in more than one European marketplace? Style Guide (only available in Italian) (PDF file)
Amazon Device Accessories Not available Download the European browse node mapping table

Learn more

Not available

Car and Motorbike Parts and Accessories

Tires and Wheels

Powersports Protective Wear

BTG Style Guide

To ensure that you only upload the appropriate product types, click here.

BTG Style Guide

To ensure that you only upload the appropriate product types, click here.

BTG Style Guide
Books BTG

BISS- ProfessionalHealthCare

BISS- LabSupply

BISS- Industrial

BISS- Educational Supplies

BISS- Jan-San

BTG Style Guide
Clothing & Accessories* BTG Style Guide
Computer & Accessories

(All Tablets and Tablet Accessories should be submitted using this file!)

BTG Not available
Consumer Electronics & Accessories BTG Not available

To ensure that you only upload the appropriate product types, click here.

BTG Style guide
Health & Personal Care

To ensure that you only upload the appropriate product types, click here.


Style Guide

Style Guide Sexual Wellness

Pet Products BTG Available soon
Home BTG Not available
Home Improvement BTG Not available
Jewelry* BTG Style guide
Note: Please use it only for small appliances and related items only.
BTG Not available
Large Appliances
Note: No category-specific file available. Please use a file template, which you can download from Add Products via Upload.
BTG Not available
Lawn & Garden BTG Not available
Lighting BTG Not available
Luggage BTG Style Guide
Musical Instruments & DJ BTG Not available
Office Products BTG Not available
Product Compliance

Use to add information required as part of the EU laws regulating the sale of chemicals and dangerous substances. Learn more

Shoes & Accessories* BTG Style guide
Software & Video Games

Video Games BTG

Software BTG

Not available
Sports BTG Not available
Sunglasses and Fashion Eyewear

*(Eyewear is now separated from the Clothing category)

BTG Style Guide
Toys & Games BTG Not available
Watches* BTG Style guide

*Only for authorised specialist merchants

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