Setting Up the Amazon Credentials
To integrate Tradebox with Amazon users need to provide the following Amazon Marketplace Web Services (MWS) credentials:
- Seller ID
- Marketplace ID
- MWS Authorisation Token
These credentials are now generated in the User Permissions section of the Amazon Seller Settings page. A new email confirmation process also needs to be completed to activated the Amazon credentials. This article explains how these credentials are generated.
Only Amazon accounts that are registered as a professional selling plan are eligible to use MWS.
- Log into the Amazon Seller Account you wish to integrate with Tradebox and select Settings > User Permissions. If you sell on both European and North American Amazon, you'll need to repeat this process in both versions of Seller Central.
From the Amazon MWS Developer Permissions section select the Authorise a Developer button.
This will take you to the following page:
Select the middle option, "I want to use an application to access my Amazon seller account with MWS". In the Application Name text box, type "Tradebox"
In the Application’s Developer Account Number text box, enter our Developer Account Number:
2269-3644-0136 for Europe
8511-8541-5489 for North America
Click the Next button and accept the Amazon MWS License Agreement then click the Next button again.
The next page will display your Seller ID, Marketplace ID and MWS Authorisation Token. You should print these off or save them to your PC for future reference. Copy and paste the credentials from Amazon into Tradebox - the new sales channel wizard for Amazon or Amazon FBA channels will require these. To amend credentials on an existing sales channel, double click the sales channel to open it, the credentials are stored on the left of the Details tab under the API Connection Details heading.
- A confirmation email will be sent to the admin email on the amazon account. This email needs to confirmed before the keys will become enabled.
Note: If you use an Amazon Europe Marketplaces Account then there will be a different marketplace ID per European marketplace, including the UK. The confirmation page on step 7 will display the relevant credentials, and you should make sure to enter the correct marketplace ID in the relevant channel in Tradebox.
If you've previously set Tradebox up as a developer and need to check or refresh the credentials, the Amazon User Permissions page doesn't give visibility of all 3 existing credentials. In this instance, you should use the option under Current Authorisations to Revoke Access, and then follow the above steps to create new credentials. You will need to replace the credentials in every Amazon sales channel in Tradebox tied to this account.
As of 15/05/2018, the Amazon credentials will need to be renewed annually for Tradebox to continue working. This can be done in the Amazon user permissions page, where it will display the expiry date for the developer authorisation and give an option to renew.