I have enabled the fist feed on meddesktop blog, look at the first right hand column.
The newest release of ECS provides both an API and a set of RSS feeds to allow developers direct access to promotions.
What are promotions? Glad you asked!
Promotions are short-term special deals that help customers to make purchases sooner rather than later, and which allow merchants to provide more attractive offers in a competitive retail environment. A promotion for a particular ASIN could be anyone one of the following:
- Buy 3 items and get a 4th one for free.
- Get 10% off of a purchase.
- Save $20 on a purchase of $100 or more.
- Free shipping.
At Amazon we have found that promotions are a key tool for driving additional sales and for increasing the ever-important conversion ratio (shoppers vs. buyers).
Finally, there are a set of 3 RSS feeds, updated each day, which enumerate the current set of active promotions:
If you look closely at those URLs, you will see that they are stored, appropriately enough, in Amazon S3.