Amazon Announces API-Powered Seller Subscription Service
April 28, 2017 - Kindle Unlimited
This week, Amazon announced a self-service subscription marketplace dubbed Subscribe with Amazon. Sellers of digital products and services can implement Subscribe with Amazon to conduct and work a subscription formed remuneration and expenditure indication by formation with Amazon APIs. After integration, sellers can find themselves listed on Amazon’s subscription storefront.
“Over a years, Amazon has gained endless knowledge in a memberships and subscriptions space, innovating opposite programs like Prime and Kindle Unlimited,” Subscribe with Amazon General Manager, Lovina McMurchy, commented in a press release. “Today, we’re vehement to extend a preference by charity subscription businesses a self-service approach to make their subscriptions accessible to millions of Amazon customers.”
Amazon began building a use final year, and it had been accessible before to this week’s announcement. In fact, a series of Subscribe with Amazon subscribers of several sizes have already assimilated and integrated a service. Integration allows sellers to precedence Amazon storefronts on a selling finish as good as conduct subscriptions within third celebration websites regulating Amazon subscription infrastructure.
Subscribe with Amazon includes 3 APIs (i.e. List Subscriptions, Get Subscriptions, Get Pricing Terms). The List Subscriptions API earnings all active and dead subscriptions for a specific customer. Developers use this API to establish entrance turn and entitlements for certain customers. Get Subscriptions earnings all information for a specific subscription. Developers use this API to refurbish contingent systems, patron information mapping, and to beget reports. The Get Pricing Terms API earnings stream and bottom pricing terms for specific subscriptions. To learn more, revisit a Getting Started Guide.
To support developers, Amazon has published a Subscribe with Amazon Sample Seller app. The representation app uses Login with Amazon and Subscribe with Amazon APIs. Additionally, developers can find a sandbox apparatus to emanate unnatural information during a Seller Central portal. For specific questions, strech out to a Subscribe with Amazon support group as mentioned in a Developer FAQs.