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How to Download Your Category Listing Report on Seller Central

Written by
Vanessa Hung
April 30, 2024

Let's face it. Seller Central can feel like a labyrinth at times when we are looking to optimize our listings, even more so when our goal is to build a product detail page that will rank and perform optimally.

Some sellers choose the simplest option, updating their content with Amazon's edit feature, often overlooking a report that can make valuable insights turn into materialized content in their listings.

That report is the Category Listing Report (CLR). In this blog, learn how to access it and understand its underlying benefits.

Why Should You Care About the CLR?

Think of it as your one-stop shop for all things listing-related within a specific category. It gives you a complete picture of your products, allowing you to:

Staying Relevant in a Competitive Marketplace

The Category Listing Report isn't just about data. It's about staying relevant in the Amazon landscape. By leveraging this report, you can ensure your listings are:

Now that we have a solid idea of why this report is so relevant, we can download it by following these easy steps:

  1. Click on the cogwheel (Account Settings) on the top left of the window.

  1. Click Inventory Reports.
  1. Click on the Select Report Type dropdown menu.

  1. Select Category Listings Report.
  1. Click on the Request Report button.

  1. Wait for the report to be processed and completed.

  1. Then click on Download and that's it!

Important: If you cannot access or see the Category Listings Report on the list, proceed to the following steps.

  1. Go to the Help Dashboard.

  1. Go to the option My issue is not listed.

  1. Click on the text box to add a description.

  1. Type "I require access to my Category Listings Report".
  2. Click Continue.

  1. From the options available, select Account related.

  1. You will be provided the Contact an associate option. Add a Short description for the issue "Access to Category Listings Report".

  1. For faster and better results, contact the associate by phone and tell them that you require access to your Category Listings Report on the Inventory Reports dashboard. Input your phone number according to your country and click on the Call me now button.

  1. Make sure that if the associate tells you that you now have access to your Category Listings Report, check the Inventory Reports dashboard and the previously described steps. The option for Category Listings Report should already be there (refresh the page just in case). If it isn't, wait 15 minutes, should the option not appear on the dropdown menu for the Reports after that time, contact Seller Support again.


The Category Listing Report is a powerful tool that shouldn't be overlooked.  By utilizing it regularly, you can gain a comprehensive overview of your listings, identify areas for improvement, and ensure you're putting your best foot forward on Amazon. So, head over to Seller Central, download your Category Listing Report, and unlock the key to optimized listings, increased sales, and long-term Amazon success!

P.S.: Remember, the key to Amazon's success is constant optimization. Make the Category Listing Report a regular part of your seller routine, and watch your business thrive!

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It's recommended that the CLR is reviewed regularly to maintain optimal listings and catch any potential issues early on.

While flat files contain structured data, they are user-friendly. Each file has instructions, data definitions, and examples to guide you.

No, you can download and use flat files independently within Seller Central. However, some services offer advanced features like data analysis and automated uploads for more complex inventory management needs.

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