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Python library for interacting with the Amazon MWS API

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mws PyPI version

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This is a fork and continuation of with preliminary Python 2/3 support.

The main aim is to provide a backwards-compatible drop in replacement for the original package (i.e. same method signatures, class names, etc) with some extra features and anything that was obviously broken fixed.


Install from PyPI with pip install mws.


Put your API credentials in your environment.

$ export MWS_ACCOUNT_ID=...
$ export MWS_ACCESS_KEY=...
$ export MWS_SECRET_KEY=...

Now you can experiment with the API from a shell.

>>> import mws, os
>>> orders_api = mws.Orders(
...     access_key=os.environ['MWS_ACCESS_KEY'],
...     secret_key=os.environ['MWS_SECRET_KEY'],
...     account_id=os.environ['MWS_ACCOUNT_ID'],
...     region='UK',  # if necessary
... )
>>> service_status = orders_api.get_service_status()
>>> service_status
<mws.mws.DictWrapper object at 0x1063a2160>
>>> service_status.original
'<?xml version="1.0"?>\n<GetServiceStatusResponse xmlns="">\n  <GetServiceStatusResult>\n    <Status>GREEN</Status>\n    <Timestamp>2017-06-14T16:39:12.765Z</Timestamp>\n  </GetServiceStatusResult>\n  <ResponseMetadata>\n    <RequestId>affdec68-05d2-4bc5-a8a4-bb40f307dd6b</RequestId>\n  </ResponseMetadata>\n</
>>> service_status.parsed
{'value': '\n    ', 'Status': {'value': 'GREEN'}, 'Timestamp': {'value': '2017-06-14T16:39:12.765Z'}}
>>> service_status.response
<Response [200]>


All dependencies for working on mws are in requirements.txt and docs/requirements.txt.


Tests are run with pytest. We test against Python 2.7 and supported Python 3.x versions with Travis.


Docs are built using Sphinx. Change into the docs/ directory and install any dependencies from the requirements.txt there.

To build HTML documentation, run:

make html

The output HTML documentation will be in docs/build/.

To run a live reloading server serving the HTML documentation (on port 8000 by default):

make livehtml


Please make pull requests to develop. Code coverage isn’t necessary but encouraged where possible (especially for anything which might behave differently between Python 2/3).

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