What is Amazon MWS?

Amazon Market Web Services (MWS) is an integrated web API that gives access to information on Amazon Seller Central. This API grants access to various bits of information associated with a Seller Central account and updates based on activity on the same account.

Connecting to the Amazon MWS is crucial to automate processes with your Amazon Seller Central Account. Much of the manual work done on a seller account can be automated if the API and subsequent communication (or other) systems involved are configured to automate the process for you.

This page covers connecting to Amazon MWS. Amazon Vendor Central uses a different integration pattern which we also support.Connecting to Amazon Vendor Central »

Amazon MWS and Babelway

Babelway created an API connection to the Amazon MWS that allows you to access Order and Inventory information within a Seller Central account. The API works by calling the MWS with certain requests of information and then returning the results via an XML format. Automation can be enhanced by transforming returning XML data into a format that can be passed to an ERP or to a drop shipper.

Getting started with Babelway

You only need to input a few parameters from your Amazon Seller Central account into Babelway to establish a connection. Once enabled, you can leverage this gateway to pull order information into Babelway.

Set up with ease

Deploy your connection in seconds, making it ready for testing immediately.

  • Define a few simple parameters and create your connection
  • Access more advanced settings to adjust your connection requirements
  • Define specific polling times to ensure prompt delivery or receipt of your files
  • Monitor all file connections from one unified monitoring dashboard

Transform any format

Use simple drag & drop tools to map your message to any other format for easy import/export in or from your database.

  • Choose from 12+ formats: CSV, multi-record text file, IDOC, Excel, XML, UBL, etc.
  • Access hundreds of transformation functions or build your own custom functions
  • Use lookup tables to replace data sets
  • Change your file structure without losing your transformation maps

Connect to anyone

Connect your Babelway environment using any EDI or non-EDI communication protocols.

  • Choose from 12+ supported communication protocols, including X400, VAN, sFTP, SMTP, etc.
  • Define retry strategies for maximum robustness
  • Get real-time notifications of processing or delivery issues, so you can intervene immediately

And last but not least:

Get extended support from the experts

Babelway is not only a great self-service platform but also a team of experts ready to help you succeed.

  • Access our helpdesk around-the-clock to have your support questions answered
  • Import messages and maps from the ‘reuse and save time’ zone (right of the screen)
  • Access on-demand, online training material through Babelway Academy

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