Amazon Glossary

 

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AFN Item — Amazon-fulfilled network Item: the paid Amazon feature that helps sellers to fulfill orders. Amazon picks, packs, ships, and provides customer service for AFN Items.

ASIN —  Amazon Standard Identification Number: an identifier assigned to each unique product by Amazon.

Amazon Account —  your personal account registered on Amazon.

Amazon Listing —  an item\product listed on Amazon.

Amazon MWS — Amazon Marketplace Web Service: a secure service where you can get signatures for authentication to access MWS API.

Amazon Order — information about a purchase, including product quantity, price, and buyer’s data, based on Amazon Transactions. You can use it to control the purchasing process.

Amazon Simple Product — a product which you sell without variations such as sizes, colors, etc.

Amazon Variational Product — a product that varies by one or more characteristics/attributes, i.e. size, color, etc.

Amazon Parent Product — a virtual container with a set of Child Products, i. e. product variations. Parent Product is not shown on the Amazon interface and cannot be purchased.

Amazon Child Product— a certain variation of a Parent Product e.g. Black T-shirt. Child Products (Variations) are physical products that are presented on the Amazon interface and can be purchased.

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Description Policy — settings where you create conditions on how Product Information will be provided on Amazon. Description Policy includes the key details of a product as a physical object, i.e. product name, brand, keywords describing item features, images, etc. It is required for a new ASIN creation. 

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EAN — European Article Number: this is a unique code that is used in global trade to identify a product type, its manufacturer, and other specifics.

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GTIN — Global Trade Item Number: a unique number used to identify products in global trade.

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ISBN —  International Standard Book Number: it is a unique identifier assigned to a product, i.e. book, by Amazon.

Item —  a physical product that will be sold on Amazon. An item can be shared by many sellers.

Item status — indicates at which stage of publishing a product is.  

Item status: Unknown — AFN Item and its status is not defined.

Item status: Active — Item is successfully listed on Amazon.

Item status: Inactive — Item is stopped on Amazon.

Item status: Incomplete —  item cannot be listed on Channel due to the lack of relevant data.

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Linking — the association of Magento Products with products that you already added on Amazon without using M2E Pro,  i.e. the Unmanaged Items.

Logs — records of actions and events related to M2E Pro Listing, Unmanaged Listing, Order management, synchronization running, and error notifications.

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Magento Order —  information about a purchase, including product quantity, price, and buyer’s data, based on Amazon Order. You can use it to control the purchasing process.

MFN Item — Merchant Fulfilled Network: the items are shipped by sellers directly from their own homes, businesses, or warehouses after receiving orders through Amazon.

MPN —  Manufacturer Part Number: it is an identifier assigned to a part\detail by a manufacturer.

Merchant SKU —  a unique code assigned by a seller to identify products in Amazon Seller Central inventory.

MWS Auth Token —  an authorization key for a specific developer to make API requests on behalf of a specific Amazon seller.

Magento Simple Product — a product that you sell without variations such as sizes, colors, etc.

Magento Variational Product — a product that varies by one or more characteristics/attributes, i.e. size, color, etc.

Magento Variational Product with Selected Variation — Magento Variational Product that can be sold as an individual product on Amazon.

Magento Parent Product — a virtual container with a set of Child Products i. e. product variations. Parent Product is not shown on the Amazon interface and cannot be purchased.

Magento Child Product — a certain variation of a Parent Product e.g. Black T-shirt. Child Products (Variations) are physical products that are presented on the Amazon interface and can be purchased.

M2E Pro Listing — a custom list of Magento products, which you can group by any characteristic convenient for you.

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Offer — conditions under which a particular seller sells an Amazon product. Conditions include price, shipping, return options, etc.

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Product ID Override — a feature that gives a possibility to list Items on Amazon without UPC/EAN. Permission from Amazon is required.

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SKU — Stock Keeping Unit: a unique code you create to identify Magento products in your inventory.

Selling Policy —  the conditions under which sellers want to sell their items on Amazon such as product price, quantity, shipping, and tax settings.

Synchronization Policy — the conditions and rules for automatic synchronization of inventory between Magento and Amazon. The policy can be applied to a group of products.

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Target Audience — it is a specific group of people within the market at which a product is aimed.

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Unmanaged Listing — a list of Items that were added to Amazon without using M2E Pro Extension.

UPC — Universal Product Code: it is a unique identifier that is uniquely assigned to each trade item. 

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Variational Attribute — a characteristic by which a Variational Product varies on Amazon, e.g. size, color, manufacturer, etc.

Variational Option — a certain value of Variational Attribute, e.g. Red T-Shirt, Green T-Shirt, etc.