Amazon’s Category Listing Report gives a complete view of ALL of your listings on Amazon, as they currently appear in Amazon’s system. As you well know, your listing contributions don’t always stick, and this report shows you exactly what is (and isn’t) in your listing.
The Category Listing Report is one of the most useful, and underutilized reports available in Seller Central. It’s our starting point for PCRP, Pesticide, Listing Violation, and even some IP cases. Not only does it show us what non-compliant information you may have added, it also shows us non-compliant information someone else may have added, either maliciously or otherwise.
Additionally, if you don’t use flat files, and have been updating your listings manually, the Category Listing Report can be used as a flat file upload, instead of having to build one from scratch.
Why do I always recommend uploading listings instead of manually adding/ editing in Seller Central?
- It gives you a record of the changes you made, and a batch ID that you can refer back to later if necessary, or use to get the Catalog team to assist you in pushing your changes through
- If you’re making changes to a lot of listings, it’s a lot faster than doing them one by one in Seller Central
- It’s more accurate- it gives you a full view of all of your listings, so you can see all attributes, for all variations, and ensure they match.
- It’s often more effective. Changes that you can get to stick in Seller Central often upload without an issue.
How do you access your Category Listing Report?
You’ll need to request access from Seller Support. They’ll give you access for 7 days at a time, but you can request it as often as you want.
Step 1. Request Access to the Category Listing Report from Seller Support
Select “Help” from the main menu in Seller Central
Click the “Get Support” button.
Select “Selling on Amazon.
Step 4. Click “Or browse for the issue in the menu”
Click “Investigate other product, listings, inventory issues”
In Describe Your Issue ask them to activate the category listing report, and submit the case.
You’ll get a response that looks something like this:
Step 2. Download the Category Listing Report
Select “Inventory”> “Inventory Reports”
Then on the Intentory Reports page select Category Listing Report from the dropdown menu, select “All” under the Category option, and click “Request Report”. Once the report has processed you’ll be able to download it from that page.