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Inventory File Templates
Individual sellers: These templates are for Professional sellers only.
To create an inventory file, you need a copy of the template you plan to use. An Inventory File Template is a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet that contains multiple columns for describing and listing your products. It also contains definitions for each column.
The templates you need to create product pages and listings can be downloaded from this page. For most category-specific product files, also download the applicable Browse Tree Guide (BTG).
Choosing a Template
There are a number of files available for uploading your inventory to Amazon. Which file you choose will depend on your specific needs, and you may find it helpful to use different file types for different purposes.
The main distinction to make when selecting a file is whether you need to create product pages or whether you will only be matching to existing pages to create product offerings. Creating new pages requires you to provide a range of product attributes in your file. Matching can be done using only the product identifier, such as a UPC, EAN, or ISBN, and then providing listing details such as condition, item notes, price and quantity.
If you want to upload only listing information (such as price and quantity), and not product information (such as title and description), you can use the Inventory Loader (or the Listing Loader). For quick updates, use the Price & Quantity File. These files offer a simple way to upload or edit your listing information for products that already exist on Amazon.ca.
The following table may help you decide when to use each of the files available to you.
Please note: The template names in the tables (below) do not necessarily correspond to categories or product tabs on Amazon.ca.
We do not recommend you open these files directly in your browser. Instead, save the file to your local computer and then open it using your spreadsheet program.
We recommend that you keep a back-up copy of your completed template on your computer hard drive for future reference.
Most template files include macros that can assist you in creating your data files and uploading your inventory. The macros will allow you to:
For more information, see the following Help pages:
Files for Matching or Updating Inventory
Files for Media Categories (BMVD)
Files for non-Media Categories
* Sellers listing in this category must be approved by Amazon. Please see our Categories Requiring Approval page for more information.
Please use the e-mail address associated with your Amazon.ca Seller account.