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The Amazon Standard Identification Number (ASIN) is a unique identification number assigned by Amazon.com and its partners for product identification within the Amazon.com organization.[1]

Each product sold on Amazon.com is given a unique ASIN. For books with 10-digit ISBN, the ASIN and the ISBN are the same. Books without an ISBN and other products are also assigned ASINs. ASINs are also used for other items used by Amazon.com (and subsidiaries), such as businesses in the yellow pages (on A9.com) and OpenSearch feeds.

ASIN in Amazon URLs

On Amazon's USA-targeted web site, a product's web address (URL) may contain its ASIN in the format of:

http://amazon.com/gp/product/ASIN-VALUE-HERE

The former format was http://amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/ASIN-VALUE-HERE.

Therefore the URL on Amazon for the paperback of Strunk, White, and Roger Angell's The Elements of Style, 4th Edition, whose ISBN is 020530902X, is:

http://amazon.com/gp/product/020530902X

A shorter form of the URL for most products is:

http://amazon.com/o/ASIN/ASIN-VALUE-HERE

An even shorter form of the URL is:

http://amazon.com/dp/ASIN-VALUE-HERE (dp="detail page")

So the URL for Elements of Style, 4th Edition would become:

http://amazon.com/dp/020530902X

Similar URLs can be constructed for Amazon sites in other countries, such as:

http://amazon.co.uk/o/ASIN/020530902X
http://amazon.de/o/ASIN/020530902X
http://amazon.fr/o/ASIN/020530902X

However, not all sites carry all titles—e.g. ASIN 393206402X is only available on the German version of Amazon.

An even shorter form of the URL is:

http://amzn.com/ASIN-VALUE-HERE

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