ACES (Aftermarket Catalog Exchange Standard) matches your auto parts with the vehicles that fit those parts. Think about the traditional paper catalog where you search for the part by year, make, and model. ACES is an electronic version of the paper catalog, except it’s more accurate, up-to-date and has more specific information for the parts you sell.
Why do I need ACES?
Amazon requires vehicle information that the parts fit in order to expose your listings within Amazon Part Finder. When users search Amazon they find them by looking them up by year, make, model and other attributes.
Amazon needs information about the vehicles that the parts fit in order to expose your listings to the Amazon Part Finder. Amazon Part Finder requires information such as year, make, model and other attributes (i.e body style, engine information). Listing products on Amazon and submitting ACES (Fitment data) are two separate, independent processes. Many part sellers list their products on Amazon without fitment data and customers won’t know if their part will fit their car or not. This is confusing to customers and increases the chances of returns. On the other hand, if you have accurate and valid fitment data, you can significantly increase your sales and customer satisfaction.
We recommend that part sellers submit a new ACES on a monthly basis to maintain data accuracy.
If you don’t submit an updated ACES file to Amazon consistently, your vehicle fitment will drop – making it more difficult for your customers to find your parts. The Auto Care Association updates their database every month. This database is used to cross reference your ACES XML file.
Once Parts Connect submits the ACES file to Amazon for you, it usually takes up to 2 weeks for the data to sync with your product. Amazon will use your Brand ID & Part Number to match your fitment to your product, making sure they are identical.
Absolutely. We will happily generate your ACES files. Please contact us and we can get you started.