I noticed the last few days that Amazon capsules with Kindle books are displaying the following error...
"Amazon is not providing us a price for this item. Therefore it can not be displayed."
...but when I go to Amazon's sales page it has the price listed just fine. So for some reason it's not passing along to the HP Amazon Capsules.
Is anyone else having this problem. It only happens with Kindle ebooks as far as I can tell.
I've had that happen with other products as well. Clothing, for example, which is sometimes priced differently for different sizes, gives the same error message. Does your product have a print edition, too?
Yes it has both the print edition and Kindle. The price on the paperback is showing up fine. Only the capsule with the Kindle version has the error. It showed up fine until recently.
Did those that had that error correct on their own, Writer Fox? Or do you still have the problem too.
I did just what Matthew is suggesting here, i.e., found one size that did show up with the price and used that one for the product number. It is frustrating because you can't really check all your Hubs every day to see if the products are posting correctly.
Unfortunately, there are items for which the price is unavailable and it is not isolated to Kindle books.
Sometimes you may be able to find a different product code for the same item that does have pricing info, so it might help to search for the product name on Amazon to see if there are multiple listings.
There is further explanation here in the Learning Center.
http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/usin … d_22478701
From that entry
A note about Amazon product pricing availability:
For Amazon product prices in HubPages' Amazon capsules, we use the Amazon API to determine the "LowestNewPrice" from the US Amazon site.
This information may not be not available for a small subset of products, even though a price is listed on the Amazon site. In these instances "price not available" shows in the Amazon product capsule. In this case the HubPages' Amazon capsule is working properly. You may be able to work around this Amazon issue if you can find a different product listing that has valid pricing information.
Strange that it was working until recently. There was no change to the Amazon Kindle listing. I would know, because it's my book. I guess I'll have to contact Amazon about this problem. If they need a contact at HP, should I give them your name Matt?
With the purchase of Squidoo, HP had changed the Amazon capsules to replicate the way Squidoo had done. An important change is the removal of pricing info.
This actually solves this long standing problem with certain items displaying an error message when Amazon does not supply pricing info in the API. Now it shows the "Buy Now" button instead of an error, so we're back in business.
by Paula Atwell23 months ago
Is there a balance of Amazon products on a page that makes a hub overly promotional? Or is it dependent on the individual hub (over and beyond the 50 words per product)?
by Mary McShane22 months ago
I just got this email. Is terminating your account normal if you don't have any sales or referrals in 90 days????Hello,Thanks again for joining the Amazon Associates program. We’re reaching out to you because we...
by Terrie Lynn3 weeks ago
Please help. What can I do to stop Amazon capsules from changing. It doesn't look professional when my tips on buying a car, and someone changes the capsule to an add for the cartoon cars movie. Please help. What can I...
by 2uesday5 years ago
I have once again been discovering that some of my Amazon capsules are not displaying the products, at first I thought they were sold out or discontinued. It is an ongoing problem. When I try to add new products I...
by Jeremy Gill2 weeks ago
Hi everyone. I've made many articles and never once utilized the Amazon capsules; always seems like the spammy feeling they invoke outweighs the potential gain from them. I know it really goes case-by-case, but what are...
by Jean Bakula2 years ago
How many Amazon capsules are allowed per how many words? I don't care personally, I never made much on Amazon. But on a few of the lenses that came over, they are almost all Amazon capsules, with maybe 200 words. I...
Copyright © 2017 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.