AbeBooks Channel Program – Inventory Error Codes

Important Announcement:

The AbeBooks Channel Program was permanently closed on June 16, 2014. See full details.

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After you upload your books to us, we’ll deliver them to Amazon. Amazon’s required attributes are:

  • Author
  • Title
  • Publisher
  • Publication Date (The year published is the minimum requirement.)
  • Price
  • Binding

If an error does occur, i.e. if the author name is missing, then a Channel Program error report will be emailed to you. The report will include the reason the book was not listed on Amazon.

To list a book included in the report, correct the error and re-upload to AbeBooks. The updated listing will automatically be forwarded to Amazon.

Below are some common error codes. If you receive an error not included here, please contact Customer Support and we’ll be happy to help.

Error Code Error Message
5003 Too many errors were encountered. Processing was aborted.

There were too many errors in the data you submitted to continue processing it. Compare the data with data definitions to ensure your values are valid. Submit a smaller data set for troubleshooting purposes.

5004 Item cannot be processed due to missing information.

This error occurs when your file is missing required information. Ensure that no required fields have been omitted and resubmit your data.

6000 Data formatting and values errors:

Characters are not decimal:

  • This error occurs when you use an invalid character to represent a decimal, i.e. using the European convention of a comma (,) to represent the decimal point. Replace the comma with a period and resubmit your data.

Column is missing:

  • A required column is missing from your file.

Date format error:

  • Date must be in the format YYY-MM-DD.

Date month error:

  • This error occurs when you indicate an invalid date, i.e. June 31.

(More not listed here – contact Customer Support for assistance.)

8541

8542

SKU ‘a1b2c3′ appears to correspond to ASIN B00012345, but some of the information submitted does not match the product information that is already in the Amazon catalog.

This error occurs when your SKU appears to correspond to an existing ASIN but some of the information submitted does not match the product information that is already in the Amazon catalog for that ASIN. Modify your data to match the existing ASIN, or to differentiate it from the existing ASIN.

Error 8542 occurs when there are multiple possible ASIN matches.

8104 You did not provide a title for SKU [%s]. Please resubmit with a product title.

To resolve this error, resubmit your data with a title included.

13043 A 0.00 price is not valid.
8560 Too many missing attributes to create a new entry in the Amazon database.

Your book does not match an existing ASIN in the Amazon database. However, it is missing too many required attributes to be eligible as a new ASIN. Creation of a new ASIN requires the following missing attributes: ,

90202 There is a restriction in effect at the item level because of an item-level GATINGS on an offer.

Amazon has restrictions on certain items that prevent them from being listed as “NEW” by Marketplace sellers. You must change the condition for this book so that it is not uploaded as “NEW”.

13013 This SKU does not exist in the Amazon.com catalog. Your inventory data was not processed.

This error is always presented in combination with other errors. Due to the other errors, the book was not listed on Amazon. As such, the book will not be listed on Amazon until the other errors are resolved.

8560 Missing Attributes standard_product_id,gcid. SKU ******** does not match any ASIN. Creation of a new ASIN requires the following missing attributes: standard_product_id,gcid.

To resolve this error, you must enter an ISBN for this listing. On Amazon, all books published after 1973 must have an ISBN. If you are listing magazines or ephemera without an ISBN, it is possible that your item cannot be listed on Amazon at this time.