Token is one of the keys to use your Amazon MWS account.
What is MWS account?
Amazon MWS account is generated by Amazon services for the sellers to get information about products directly from Amazon databases. Often referred to as an API, MWS allows third-party software such as AZ Gizmo to retrieve highly accurate and specific information on the products -- rank, price, number of reviews, etc.
Note that access to all this information is granted by Amazon to the sellers, while AZ Gizmo is just an intermediary, a tool that removes the complexity and need to learn the tooling and the data access language.
MWS Account is the gateway to all the valuable data, and Amazon MWS has two ways to access the database - full MWS account (the broadest and least secure approach) or via Token (generated for each particular software application). At this point AZ Gizmo supports both approaches, while we highly recommend to use Token.
Please note that we take security very seriously. Regardless of the method used, MWS account data entered in AZ Imperative Gizmo settings is encrypted right away. It is stored in the way that nobody, including you, will ever know or will be able to see this secret string in full. Not even us.
Remember, Amazon MWS is absolutely free, so if you do not have one yet, just create it here and start using AZ Imperative Gizmo now.
How to get a Token?
- Go to Amazon services
- Click on Sign up for MWS.
- You need to select the option I want to give a developer access to my Amazon seller account with MWS.
Now enter HiTech LLC as the developer's name and put 3091-7810-4644 as the developer Account Number
Now hit Next button and you will be given a Seller ID and your Token generated for the specific application.
Note, that this information is not emailed to you!
You should print this page or save it to your hard drive. If you need to see the credentials and identifier again, you can repeat the Amazon MWS registration process. Registering multiple times does not affect your original registration and returns the same credentials every time.