Modern, full featured nodejs Amazon MWS API in ~150 lines of code
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nodejs Amazon MWS API in (about) 250 lines of code

Which means that you will have to do more work in order to make api calls but gives you the most control. Response uses xml2js or csv-parse for conversion.

If you are looking to do something with MWS, but not involve yourself in all the raw data handling, you may want to have a look at mws-advanced

Defaults to US marketplace settings, but can code to override default

v2 and master branches requires node v8 or v9, tested with v8.9.4 and higher. Use v1 branch if you require older versions of node for some reason.


npm install @ericblade/mws-simple



let mws = require('mws-simple')({
  accessKeyId: YOUR ACCESS KEY,
  secretAccessKey: YOUR ACCESS KEY,
  merchantId: YOUR MERCHANT ID

Build a request object containing query and optionally path, headers, and feedContent

Of the required parameters, AWSAccessKeyId, SellerId, Signature, SignatureMethod, SignatureVersion, and Timestamp will be taken care of but most can be overridden. This leaves Action, MWSAuthToken (for web applications and third-party developer authorizations only), and Version required to be populated.

Add the query parameters to query as needed for your specific Action.

If the API has an endpoint as specified in the documentation, put the endpoint in path.

For uploading data to MWS, populate feedContent with a buffer of data.

Invoke request with your request object

mws.request(requestObj, function (err, {res, headers}) {
  .then(({result, headers}) => {
  .catch(error => {
Check your error, response, and headers

Note that there are two arguments that should be used for the callback:

  • err: any error information returned
  • result object:
    • res: the response information
    • headers: any headers returned from the call

If you receive an error, you will not likely receive anything other than undefined or null for res. Most requests should supply headers. Headers that a developer may be particularly interested in are for throttling information -- per the MWS API throttling documentation, https://docs.developer.amazonservices.com/en_UK/dev_guide/DG_Throttling.html for functions that have Hourly Request Quotas (Products, Reports, Feeds), you will receive throttle information in the headers: x-mws-quota-max, x-mws-quota-remaining, x-mws-quota-resetsOn (note that it seems that either the documentation is wrong, or some layer inbetween is changing the names to all lower-case, so x-mws-quota-resetsOn is actually x-mws-quota-resetson)


List Orders (open and created in last 24 hours)

let date = new Date();
date.setDate(date.getDate() - 1);

// create object with path and query
let listOrders = {
  path: '/Orders/2013-09-01',
  query: {
    Action: 'ListOrders',
    CreatedAfter: date.toISOString(),
    'MarketplaceId.Id.1': 'ATVPDKIKX0DER',
    'OrderStatus.Status.1': 'Unshipped',
    'OrderStatus.Status.2': 'PartiallyShipped',
    Version: '2013-09-01'

// Callback:
mws.request(listOrders, function(e, {result, headers}) {

// Promise:
  .then(({result, headers}) => {

Submit Shipments File

let submitFeed = {
  feedContent: require('fs').readFileSync('amazon-shipments.tab'),
  path: '/Feeds/2009-01-01',
  query: {
    Action: 'SubmitFeed',
    Version: '2009-01-01',
    'MarketplaceIdList.Id.1': 'ATVPDKIKX0DER',

// Callback
mws.request(submitFeed, function(e, {result, headers}) {

// Promise
  .then(({result, headers}) => {

Handling Errors

const query = {
    path: '/Test/TestErrorCall',
    query: {
        Action: 'TestForError',
        Version: '2018-02-14',

// Callback
mws.request(query, (err, {result, headers}) => {
    if (err instanceOf(mws.ServerError)) {
      console.warn('** Server Error', err.message, err.code, err.body);
    } else if (err) {
      console.warn('** Other Error', err);
    } else {
      console.log('* Result', result);

// Promise
  .catch(err => {
    if (err instanceof mws.ServerError) {
      console.warn('** Server Error', err.message, err.code, err.body);
    } else if (err) {
      console.warn('** Other Error', err);
    } else {
      console.log('* Result', result);


Yes, please! ;-)

Running tests

There is a small set of mocha tests in test/test.js. Any changes that you make, please run the tests to ensure that everything still works. As the tests actually hit the Amazon MWS servers, you need to supply your authorization credentials to the tests. You can place them in test/keys.json, like

    "accessKeyId": "AKIA....",
    "secretAccessKey": "POF...",
    "merchantId": "A3..."

then run npm test to run the tests. If you make any functionality changes, please ensure that you have updated any relevant tests, or created any new ones that would be necessary to test your code.

Thank you! :-)


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