Starting October 3, 2017, sellers in the North American, European, and India marketplaces who attempt to convert a listing to Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) will need to provide additional information on any products that are batteries, contain or are sold with batteries, or may be considered dangerous goods (also called hazardous materials or Hazmat).
For more information, see Dangerous goods identification guide.
If you develop an application that converts listings to FBA for sellers, you need to be aware of these new requirements. See the following guidance for using XML feeds or flat file feeds.
The Product Feed XSD (Product.xsd) and the Base XSD (amzn-base.xsd) have been updated to include battery and dangerous goods information about a product. Before submitting a feed to Amazon MWS that attempts to convert a listing to FBA, your application must first submit the Product Feed to provide battery and dangerous goods information about the product. If the battery and dangerous goods information for the product is not submitted, the conversion to FBA will fail.
The Flat File Inventory Loader Feed template has been updated to include battery and dangerous goods information about a product. You can find this template in Seller Central Help.
For more information, see FeedType enumeration in the Feeds API reference..
If you want to build conditional logic into your application to prompt a seller for battery and dangerous goods information for populating the Product Feed, see Requirements for MWS Integrators – September 2017 for assistance.