Amazon is giving merchants who use its Webstore hosted ecommerce platform to power their online stores greater flexibility thanks to a new set of APIs. The Website Customization APIs allow merchants to integrate with third-party solutions on their Amazon Webstores.
The Browse Categories API supports the retrieval of the hierarchy of category pages. A category page is used to categorize or assign products in order to display them on different pages of an Amazon Webstore. For example, a women’s category can contain subcategories such as tops, pants, shoes, and hats. In addition, subcategories can contain further subcategories. The Webstore Cart API is designed to provide the ability for the seller applications to get, put, post, and delete products in the customer’s cart.
Just last month, Amazon raised its fees for merchants using Webstore.
Merchants and developers can enable the new APIs from a self-service interface in Seller Central. Learn more about Amazon’s new Website Customization APIs on the Amazon Webstore blog.