February 2021

API Newsletter

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News & Announcements

An Improved Error Message Experience

We’ve made it easier for sellers to quickly re-send API calls when addressing errors for the following Marketplace APIs: Orders, Inventory, Lag Time, Feeds, Items, Prices, and Promotions. The error message for these APIs now includes the cause of the error, how to fix it, and displays the appropriate API Reference link to use in a particular situation. For example, if a customer has initiated a refund request and you try to make a price adjustment, the error message will indicate the correct API that should be used to initiate the refund.

As a reminder, your input is key to our continued investment in improving API error messages. Please fill out the survey below to provide feedback on how we can better serve your business.

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Access Item Reports on Demand with the New On-Request Reports API

We are excited to announce the launch of the new On-Request Reports API that enables sellers to request and download Item Reports more frequently. Previously, Item Reports were pre-generated once a day. Now, you can request and download the report as needed so you’ll always have access to the most recent insights for your products. Plus, when you subscribe to webhooks, we’ll send an automated push notification when your report is ready to download.

Sellers can now view success trends for API calls and identify error message percentages per API group with the new Analytics Dashboard in the Developer Portal. These dashboards are the first of many improvements to help you better monitor and resolve API integration issues quickly.

New 'Delivered' Status for Purchase Orders

On February 26th, a ‘Delivered’ status will be added to purchase orders to help you manage orders more effortlessly. You’ll have the ability to keep track of the entire purchase order lifecycle from ‘Created’ to ‘Delivered’ by using the GET All Orders API.

Orders API Updates Coming Soon

​​​​​​We’re adding key updates to the Orders API such as new attributes, validation changes, and the optimization of existing attributes. Keep an eye out in the coming months for more detailed information.

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