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What is fitment data?

Fitment data is nothing but the details of auto parts that fit to the vehicle. It is also called as Aftermarket Catalog Exchange (ACES) as per the North American industry standard. You never have to pay for gathering the ACES data. Instead, you need to work with a data service provider which can present the fitment data into the ACES / XML format.

Steps for submitting the data

As a fitment data provider, you need to integrate a tool whenever you are directly providing fitment data. It’s also essential to have an Amazon’s seller central account for submitting the relevant data. Usually, the data is submitted in an xml format after it goes through numerous systems.

If you are wondering which tool is to be used, then it’s nothing but the Amazon Merchant Transport Utility (AMTU). The tool only helps to send the data and doesn’t let you edit as per your desires.

So, if you are thinking about fitment data submission to Amazon, then you need to go through resources available online. Basically, the entire procedure outlines two options, for data transmission. If you opt for the direct method, then information needs to be submitted through the tool. But, for the indirect method, you need to use the options of the third party data provider.

Soon after you have followed the instructions, you may not observe the fitment data on the ASINs. In that case, here are the steps you need to follow.

>> Open the case under ‘Products and Inventory’ and enter the title as ‘Submitted Fitment Data Not Appearing’. Later, you need to include the Amazon fitment data provider’s name, the AAIA brand name, and one to three ASINs as the examples.

This information would then be reviewed by the team as it takes care of the issue.

For uploading the Partslink number and OEM part number, you first need to create a listing, and then change every listing one after the other.

To add the individual listings, you need to search for the Amazon’s catalog and check whether the product exists.

If the product name appears on the screen, then you need to click the ‘Sell Yours’ button. Depending on how the list was created, you need to click on the ‘Edit’ option and follow the instructions for adding the information.

If you are unable to match the product, then it’s better to create a new list. After selecting the ‘Automotive Category’ you should continue navigating the categorization unless you are prompted to select the product category.

Later, you need to add information by stating the ‘OEM Equivalent Part Number’ / ‘partslink-number’. The details can be found in the Vital info under the ‘More Details’ tab. Further, you need to go through the tab as you click the ‘Advanced View’ option.

When it’s time to make changes, you can either edit the individual or multiple listings. If you prefer editing the list in bulk, then you need to use the ‘template’ reference. After filling in the details, you need to enter the relevant Partslink number.

Finally, if the OEM part numbers aren’t visible on the ASIN detail pages, then you should contact the Seller central. At this instance, you need to mention the ‘OEM Part Number Fitment Data issue’ and include the ASIN(s) in the question.

Source by Stella L