Catalog APIs - Fall 2017 Newsletter
Hello Best Buy Catalog API Consumers!
It has been awhile since we made significant updates to our Products API, and we have a few that have recently gone to production that we want you to know about.
The most significant change is to our product families and similar products-related attributes. We have a new attribute set that will provide a broader range of product relationships – currently the data includes color and size relationships as well as some brand collections, though these relationship types will expand over time. The new attribute is productVariations and includes this data:
productVariations: [With this change we are deprecating the relatedProducts, productFamilies, and frequentlyPurchasedWith attributes. Data in these fields may already be stale. We will be deleting these attributes from the response document in early 2018: this is a change in our contract.
value: "Blue Gray"
Two other new or updated attributes we recently introduced:
- Music tracks (discs.tracks): this attribute shows name and sequence for songs on the designated music SKU
- Contract pricing for mobile devices (contracts.type, contracts.prices, contracts.priceNote, etc): this attribute set reflects monthly pricing for activated devices such as mobile phones and tablets, including number of payments, current, and regular pricing
- onlineAvailabilityText, onlineAvailabilityTextHtml, inStoreAvailabilityText, and inStoreAvailabilityTextHtml are deprecated fields. The data in these fields may not match availability on BestBuy.com and values are likely to become stale in the coming weeks.
- Content changes will start flowing through our APIs that will replace our 10-digit SKUs (primarily used with digital products) to 7-digit SKUs. If you have logic in place based on SKU length, be aware of this change.
The Best Buy APIs Team