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Jeff Barr

Author: Jeff Barr

Jeff Barr is Chief Evangelist for AWS. He started this blog in 2004 and has been writing posts just about non-stop ever since.

AmazonBox now uses ECS4

AmazonBox has been recently upgraded to take advantage of Version 4 of ECS. AmazonBox lets a site owner place their Wishlist, a Listmania list or Marketplace Seller list on their website from either, or .de. It is set up by using a form on the website, the appearance is configurable via CSS, and […]

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Join the AWS Team!

We have a number of positions open on the AWS team: Senior Software Engineer, Amazon Web Services, #03-009644 Software Development Engineer – Amazon Web Services , #04-010075 Programmer/Writer, Amazon Web Services, #04-10051 Technical Product/Program Manager, Amazon Web Services, #03-009979 Sr. Financial Analyst- Associates and Web Services, #04-12566 Each job description includes an “Apply Now” link. […]

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ECS 3 & 4 Issues Fixed

We fixed several issues with ECS 3.0 and 4.0 on Tuesday, November 23rd: Similarities should once again be available. Images that were not being returned correctly last week have been fixed. The major UTF-8 encoding issues that began occurring last Friday have been resolved. We’re still looking into a few problems, but the major ones […]

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ECS Bug Fixes

We just rolled out the latest ECS bits. This release fixes the following three problems: Image URLs broken Broken TransactionLookup for orders with child items Similarities broken for 3.0 and 4.0

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Instant Associates Store

GMP Services has released the Instant Associate Store; here is the full press release. Take a look at the Sample Store to see what this product can do, and take a look at the sample screen shots to see how it works. Features include: Very easy setup and maintenance (3 step process to install) Built-in […]

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Featured Offers Available in ECS 3.0

You may now set the “offers” parameter to “Featured” in ECS 3.0 AsinSearch requests. Setting “offers” to “Featured” will allow you to retrieve featured merchants’ offers using ECS 3.0. A featured merchant is a vendor with whom Amazon has a special partnership and whose offers are prominently featured on Amazon product detail pages.  Prior to […]

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