Amazon Vendor does not have an API, so retailers who want to integrate with the system have to get to grips with the obscure world of EDI
This post is by Katherine Khoo, Managing Director at ecommerce software development company Khoo Systems.
If you’re an Amazon Vendor (or a seller considering the Vendor program) the question of how to integrate with the system is likely to have come up. What does it take to connect with Amazon Vendor? And how does it work?
Amazon Vendor uses an interface called EDI (electronic data interchange) which allows you to extract order management data from Amazon Vendor. Unlike the Amazon marketplace and other common sales channels, Amazon Vendor does not have an API (application programming interface) so EDI is your only option.
In this post we’ll explore what EDI means, how it works for Vendors, and what it looks like technically.