Dear Amazon Associates,
This post is to remind you that the Amazon E-Commerce Web Service 3.0 is scheduled to be deprecated on March, 31 2008. Our monitoring indicates that there are still Associates passing calls into the Amazon E-Commerce Web Service 3.0. After March 31, 2008, we will no longer accept Amazon ECS 3.0 requests. Please make sure to contact your development team or application provider to ensure that you are upgraded to Amazon Associates Web Service 4.0 (formerly Amazon E-commerce Web Service 4.0) so that you or your customers are not affected by the shutdown.
Amazon ECS 3.0 shutdown was announced a year ago in February 2007. Amazon Associates Web Service 4.0 has had complete feature and data parity with Amazon ECS 3.0 since June 2006 (Version: 2006-06-28). We will re-invest the existing maintenance effort saved by discontinuing Amazon ECS 3.0 into Amazon Associates Web Service 4.0 to allow for the introduction of more features and capabilities.
In preparation of the March 31st shutdown, the Amazon ECS 3.0 web service will be unavailable between 6pm and 8pm GMT on February, 19 2008, 6pm and 10pm GMT on March, 4 2008 and 6pm and Midnight GMT on March 11 and March 18 2008.
Please refer to the migration guide for assistance in mapping Amazon ECS 3.0 calls to their Amazon Associates Web Service 4.0 equivalents or visit the Amazon Associates Web Service Developer Forum to connect with other Amazon Associates.
We thank you for being part of Amazon’s Associate Program and look forward to your continued support.
Your Associates Team