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Sylvester Saldanha

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October 15, 2013 - 9:40 pm
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In magento I wanted to know if there are any extensions capable of searching the amazon catalogue and pulling the required data to add a new product. There is “get the product from amazon” extension in opencart which does the same.

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Matthew Ogborne

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October 15, 2013 - 9:42 pm
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Howdy Sylvester,

Just to clarify the question, do you mean find a matching product on Amazon and then load the Amazon data to Magento as a new product?

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Sylvester Saldanha

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October 15, 2013 - 9:44 pm
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Hi Matt,

Yes that is what I meant

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Matthew Ogborne

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October 15, 2013 - 9:58 pm
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Howdy Sylvester,

Yea I had a suspicion that is what you were trying to do :)

It’s highly unlikely you’ll find an extension that can do that for you as you’re not supposed to do that & it’s against their usage terms.

However the good news is that it’s perfectly possible and in more than one way too.

  1. If you take a look at this page for MWS (Amazon‘s Merchant Wedb Services) http://docs.developer.amazonse…..oduct.html you’ll see the product data being returned as XML when looking up by an ASIN (including variations)
  2. The other way is to use the affiliates route and the Product Advertising API http://s3.amazonaws.com/awsdoc…..-08-01.pdf (page 262 for the “Large” response) and grab the information that way (which also has variations).

While you’ll be hard pressed to find an extension that does this for you, you’ll find plenty of developers say on “oDesk” that can do this for you.

Two huge tips I would suggest are:

  1. Get the developer to work out what the common fields are and to save the XML as a CSV file. That way you can readily import that delicious data into Magento easily :)
  2. If you use Magmi to import this data in, Magmi handles image URL’s very well, where as Magento‘s dataflow manager makes you upload the images first.

Does that help you?

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Sylvester Saldanha

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October 15, 2013 - 10:44 pm
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Many thanks Matt. Some good info there.

 

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