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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 now, accessing featured merchants’ offers was only possible in ECS 4.0.

Here is a sample ECS 3.0 AsinSearch request that shows how this new parameter value works:

http://xml.amazon.com/onca/xml3?dev-t=SUB_ID&t=ASSOCIATE_TAG&AsinSearch=B0000CD0B7&f=xml&type=heavy&offer=Featured

Remember to replace “SUB_ID” with your developer token or subscription ID and “ASSOCIATE_TAG” with your own Associate ID or “webservices-20”. Since featured merchants do not exist on Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.de, and Amazon.co.jp, this new parameter value only applies to the US version of ECS 3.0.