eBay Trading API

Trading API Tutorials

The following tutorials have been written specifically for the Trading API:

Tutorial Description Source Code
eBay Building Blocks (tasks made easy)
Register and Get Your Keys Simple steps for joining the eBay Developers Program. N/A
Add an Item the Easy Way Very simple AddItem sample for listing by product. XML input/output
XML Workflow Tutorials (using API directly)
Getting Tokens This tutorial illustrates the setup and the API calls needed for getting tokens that let you make calls on behalf of your users. XML input/output
XML API FLow: Listing an Item This tutorial illustrates the API workflow for listing an item on eBay. XML input/output
XML API FLow: Buying an Item This tutorial illustrates the API workflow for bidding on an auction item on eBay. XML input/output
XML API FLow: Completing a Sale This tutorial illustrates the API workflow for completing the sale of an auction item with a winning bid. XML input/output
XML API Flow: Getting Notifications This tutorial uses a basic use case to illustrate how to subscribe to and receive Platform Notifications. XML input/output
PHP, Perl, C#, Java Tutorials (using API directly, no SDK)
Perl: XML API: Making your first call (GeteBayOfficialTime) This tutorial illustrates the basics of executing a call in the eBay Trading API (via Perl—specifically, the GeteBayOfficialTime call. N/A
C#: SOAP API: Making your first call (GeteBayOfficialTime) This tutorial walks you through the basics of executing a call—specifically, the GeteBayOfficialTime call—for the eBay SOAP API. The GeteBayOfficialTime call is the simplest call in the API. It can be used to synchronize the time in your system with eBay official time or as a simple way to verify whether you are communicating with the eBay API servers. See tutorial.
Java: SOAP API: Making your first call (GeteBayOfficialTime) This tutorial walks you through the basics of executing a call—specifically, the GeteBayOfficialTime call—for the eBay SOAP API. The GeteBayOfficialTime call is the simplest call in the API. It can be used to synchronize the time in your system with eBay official time or as a simple way to verify whether you are communicating with the eBay API servers. See tutorial.
C#: SOAP API: Making your first call (GetUser) (Code only) AuthSample shows how to authenticate directly to the SOAP API from a C#.NET application. It calls GetUser. AuthSample.zip
Getting Started with a PHP Bidding/Buying Application The objective of this tutorial is to write a PHP sample that enables bidding and buying on eBay. PHP_PlaceOfferGS_TradingShopping.zip

To see tutorials for other eBay products, visit the Tutorials page on the eBay Developers Program site.



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