MANDATORY Update to AMan Pro
February 21st, 2017
Amazon is currently in the process of
implementing two major changes for merchant fulfilled inventory. These are:
- The use of Shipping Templates for specifying
shipping rates and options offered.
- For BMVD (Books, Music/CDs, Videos and DVDs)
sellers, in the US (and presumably soon in the UK), the ability to set
shipping rates via Shipping Templates.
Other pages related to this topic (also
accessible via our Support page):
Shipping Templates are the new method provided by
Amazon for setting shipping rates in Seller Central. The following applies to
ALL sellers of merchant fulfilled items. i.e. Sellers of BMVD (Books, Music, CDs, Videos and DVDs) and non-BMVD (i.e.
everything else) products. For sellers of BMVD products, this will be a
major change. This only applies to merchant fulfilled items and does not
impact FBA inventory.
All sellers should carefully review
Amazon Shipping Templates
Overview and Shipping
Templates Details . Sellers of BMVD items should also review carefully
BMVD Items and Shipping
This upgrade of AMan supports Shipping Templates
and pricing of BMVD items with variable shipping rates.
This will be a mandatory update
on Monday, February 27th. Therefore it is
strongly recommended that all users install as soon as possible.
Note: Installation of this update
does not require you to migrate to using Shipping Templates. The
migration may be done whenever it is convenient for you as per the pages
describing shipping templates. However, this upgrade must be installed ASAP.
New Version Updates for a
complete list of the new features in this release.
You can check the version you are running
(assuming that AMan is not shutting down because of the required update) by
clicking on Help->Help Menu->Check for AMan Updates. If it states
you are running 3.3.1697 then you are at the correct version and no further action is
Installing the new version:
The version you are running on may be verified using Help->Help
Menu->About AMan Pro. The required version is
3.3.1697 or later. If
in doubt follow the instructions to upgrade below regardless.
Both US and UK customers should install
this update ASAP.
The latest version of AMan Pro is
https://spaceware.com/Downloads/AManPro/setup.exe (1.26MB in size) . If you are having
issues (primarily firewall issues) please try using
https://spaceware.com/Downloads/AManPro/setupfull.exe (51.2MB in size). The latest
version of AMan may also be downloaded from our support page at
Please download and install after closing down AMan (and
Outlook if you use it). If using IE, you may either select Run if prompted
when downloading or, if you elect to Save the setup file to disk, you will need
to locate the file and Open it to start the installation. If you use Firefox as
your browser, you will need to display your downloaded files and select it to
Installation will not affect your data or settings. Upon
restart, you may get a message that AMan Pro is migrating your database. This is
normal and must be allowed to complete.
After installation, you may need to configure
your firewall to ensure that AMan (Amazon.exe - version 3.3.1697) has got full
access to the internet.
If you get a message stating that the downloaded file "is
not a valid Win32 application" or "Unable to locate CAB file", this indicates
that the download was interrupted and should be retried. Please download again
and save to disk. Then check the file sizes which should be 1.26MB if using
51.2MB if using setupfull.exe.
After the setup file has been downloaded, run and
installed, you should see that the version of AMan Pro is 3.3.1697. Any
earlier version will need to be upgraded . You may check the
version you are currently running by clicking on Help->Help Menu->About AMan Pro.