After a long wait and an initial expected launch in January, the Italian Amazon API is now available. Any Amazon Store built with Fresh Store Builder is ready for the Italian API and has been for months.
The official word from Amazon emailed out on 3rd August 2011:
With the addition of this feature for the Amazon Associates program in Italy, you will be able to programmatically access Amazon’s vast product selection and discovery functionality to advertise Amazon products to monetize your website.
The Product Advertising API helps you advertise Amazon products using product search and look-up capability, product information and features such as Customer Reviews, Similar Products, and New and Used listings. You can earn advertising fees using the Product Advertising API to advertise Amazon products in conjunction with the Amazon Associates program by sending users from your website to buy on Amazon sites it’s that simple!
For more information on the Product Advertising API, please visit https://programma-affiliazione.amazon.it/gp/advertising/api/detail/main.html.
The Product Advertising API Team
The details of the Italian Amazon API are, predictably, in Italian but it does support all the same functions that the others do. We have found no issues or suprises in our testing.
This is a great opportunity to steal a march on everyone else.. Amazon.it was only launched earlier this year and there are very few affiliates promoting the products. Grab yourself a good .it domain (or a generic TLD with an Italian name) and launch a store today – especially if you know some Italian or you want to learn!