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Department Removal from Listing Experience

In order to simplify the listing experience for products under the shoes category, Amazon plans to remove department_name from the listing experience (custom templates, category-specific inventory file templates, 1x1 product update). To derive the department name, Amazon will use two attributes which already exist as mandatory attributes in the listing experience for shoes: footwear_age_group and target_gender.

This change will be made any time after 10/28. After this time, department will be removed from the listing experience, but the department attribute will remain in the Amazon catalogue. Amazon will automatically derive department_name values from footwear_age_group and target_gender which are mandatory attributes, as shown below.

footware_age_group en_GB target_gender en_GB department_name en_GB
adult Adult male Male Men’s Men's
little kid Little Kid male Male Boys Boy's
infant Infant male Male Baby boys Baby Boys
big kid Big Kid male Male Boys Boy's
toddler Toddler male Male Boys Boy's
adult Adult female Female Women Women's
little kid Little Kid female Female Girls Girl's
infant Infant female Female Baby girls Baby Girls
big kid Big Kid female Female Girls Girl's
toddler Toddler female Female Girls Girl's
adult Adult unisex Unisex Unisex adult Unisex
little kid Little Kid unisex Unisex Unisex kids Unisex Kids
infant Infant unisex Unisex Unisex baby Unisex Baby
big kid Big Kid unisex Unisex Unisex kids Unisex Kids
toddler Toddler unisex Unisex Unisex kids Unisex Kids

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