Use reverse flat file to save and backup your listing data in the Seller Central

The need for data backups spares no one – especially not Amazon sellers. It is recommended to save and back up product-related catalogue data such as listing data, dimensions, ingredients etc. regularly.

There’s an easy way to do that – if you know how to: The reverse flat file. This feature is not available by default in the seller central, it has to be activated by the Amazon support.

Simply open a support message with any topic and add the following text:

“Hello Amazon,
please enable the reverse flat file feature.
We would like to save our catalogue data.
Thank you!”

Usually, the relevant product information will be available after a few minutes. You can find the report in “inventory” → “inventory reports” → “category report”.

Reverse flat files are issued in categories. That means you have to download a separate flat file for each category.

If needed, these files can then be transferred directly into an account without having to enter everything manually first.