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Providing WOBBooksite with your open listings report


Occasionally it is necessary to upload an open listings report to WhiteOakBooks if your website is populated directly from Amazon.  The common reasons are:

  1. Large sellers ( > 5000 ) need to upload the file the first time the website is populated.
  2. Large seller should occasionally upload the file monthly/quarterly to ensure your inventory is completely up to date.
  3. FBA sellers and some Marketplace 2.0 users need to upload the report to have their product descriptions populated until Amazon fixes the description bug.


Phase 1 – Generating the report from Amazon


  1. Go to your seller account.
  2. Click on ‘Inventory Reports’ under the ‘Manage Your Inventory’ heading.
  3. ‘Open Listings Report’ should be the default selected report.
  4. Click the ‘Request Report’ button.
  5. It takes some time to generate the report… it’s best to just leave the browser window open and click the ‘Refresh’ button every 10 minutes or so.
  6. When the ‘Report Status’ says ready click the ‘Download’ button.
  7. Your browser should bring up the normal ‘Open’ ‘Save’ ‘Cancel’ dialog… click the ‘Save’ button.
  8. You have to save the report to a location on your computer where you remember it.  If you are not an experienced windows explorer user you can just type in: c:\openlistingsDATE.txt under filename.



Phase 2 – Uploading the report to your website


  1. Login to your website control panel.  ( www.yourdomain/admin/default.aspx )
  2. Under the ‘Website Tools’ heading click on the ‘Upload Files & Images to your website’ link
  3. Click the ‘Browse’ button and select the file you saved in the above section.
  4. Click the open circle by the ‘Inventory File Directory’
  5. Click the ‘Upload’ button and let the file upload.  Large files can take some time… if unsure just leave the browser window open for a while.
  6. Let WhiteOakBooks know you have uploaded the file… preferably through these forums.



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