Products disappearing from some of our e-commerce affiliate sites


On 30 April 2016 the Amazon Product Advertising Api was down. There are a lot of threads on this problem, for example on the Amazon developers forum.

Some of our Amazon affiliate sites (only the ones with shopping cart & not all of them) have a module that deletes products that are no longer available on Amazon. When the API was down, automatically all products were no longer available on Amazon and all products were therefore moved to the Trash.

In order to verify if your site was affected simply login and go to Products>Products, see if you have any products in the Trash. If so, just restore them back (it only takes a few clicks). See screenshots below.