eBay Trading APIVersion 1081

GetShippingDiscountProfiles

This call returns the shipping discount profiles defined by the user, along with the current settings for packaging and handling costs for Combined Invoice.

You can test this call in the Sandbox, as follows:

  1. Use My eBay in the Sandbox web site to define one or more flat rate shipping profiles, one or more calculated shipping profiles and a promotional discount.
  2. Call GetShippingDiscountProfiles to see what profiles and details have been defined for the seller, if any.

You can also do general testing of shipping discount profiles:

  1. List two or more items that have domestic and international shipping services and that use one or more of the profiles you've set up. See ShippingDetails for these elements: ShippingDiscountProfileID, InternationalShippingDiscountProfileID, PromotionalShippingDiscount, and InternationalPromotionalShippingDiscount.
  2. List an item without applying a shipping discount profile.
  3. With another ID, buy these items and combine them into an order.
  4. Call GetOrders and inspect the AmountSaved element in the response.
  5. Call GetItem for the items in the order and inspect their shipping discount-related elements under ShippingDetails:
    ShippingDiscountProfileID
    InternationalShippingDiscountProfileID
    PromotionalShippingDiscount
    InternationalPromotionalShippingDiscount
    CalculatedShippingDiscount
    InternationalCalculatedShippingDiscount
    FlatShippingDiscount
    InternationalFlatShippingDiscount
    PromotionalShippingDiscountDetails

See:
    Other Shipping Features
    Combined Invoice

See also the reference documentation for these calls:



Input

See also Samples.

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The XML prototype does not include requester credentials. This is a documentation limitation only (see Standard Requester Credentials for Making Calls).

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<GetShippingDiscountProfilesRequest xmlns="urn:ebay:apis:eBLBaseComponents">
  <!-- (No call-specific Input fields) -->

  <!-- Standard Input Fields -->
  <ErrorLanguage> string </ErrorLanguage>
  <MessageID> string </MessageID>
  <Version> string </Version>
  <WarningLevel> WarningLevelCodeType </WarningLevel>
</GetShippingDiscountProfilesRequest>
Argument Type Occurrence Meaning
(No call-specific fields)
Standard Input Fields  
ErrorLanguage string Optional Use ErrorLanguage to return error strings for the call in a different language from the language commonly associated with the site that the requesting user is registered with. Specify the standard RFC 3066 language identification tag (e.g., en_US).

ID Country
en_AU Australia
de_AT Austria
nl_BE Belgium (Dutch)
fr_BE Belgium (French)
en_CA Canada
fr_CA Canada (French)
zh_CN China
fr_FR France
de_DE Germany
zh_HK Hong Kong
en_IN India
en_IE Ireland
it_IT Italy
nl_NL Netherlands
en_SG Singapore
es_ES Spain
de_CH Switzerland
en_GB United Kingdom
en_US United States

See Tags for the Identification of Languages.

MessageID string Optional Most Trading API calls support a MessageID element in the request and a CorrelationID element in the response. If you pass in a MessageID in a request, the same value will be returned in the CorrelationID field in the response. Pairing these values can help you track and confirm that a response is returned for every request and to match specific responses to specific requests. If you do not pass a MessageID value in the request, CorrelationID is not returned.

Note: GetCategories is designed to retrieve very large sets of metadata that change once a day or less often. To improve performance, these calls return cached responses when you request all available data (with no filters). When this occurs, the MessageID and CorrelationID fields aren't applicable. However, if you specify an input filter to reduce the amount of data returned, the calls retrieve the latest data (not cached). When this occurs, MessageID and CorrelationID are applicable.
Version string Conditional The version number of the API code that you are programming against (e.g., 859). The version you specify for a call has these basic effects:
  • It indicates the version of the code lists and other data that eBay should use to process your request.
  • It indicates the schema version you are using.
You need to use a version that is greater than or equal to the lowest supported version.
For the SOAP API: If you are using the SOAP API, this field is required. Specify the version of the WSDL your application is using.

For the XML API: If you are using the XML API, this field has no effect. Instead, specify the version in the X-EBAY-API-COMPATIBILITY-LEVEL HTTP header. (If you specify Version in the body of an XML API request and it is different from the value in the HTTP header, eBay returns an informational warning that the value in the HTTP header was used instead.)

See:
    Routing the Request (Gateway URLs)
    eBay Schema Versioning Strategy
    Lowest Supported Version

WarningLevel WarningLevelCodeType Optional Controls whether or not to return warnings when the application passes unrecognized or deprecated elements in a request.

An unrecognized element is one that is not defined in any supported version of the schema. Schema element names are case-sensitive, so using WarningLevel can also help you remove any potential hidden bugs within your application due to incorrect case or spelling in field names before you put your application into the Production environment.

WarningLevel only validates elements; it doesn't validate XML attributes. It also doesn't control warnings related to user-entered strings or numbers, or warnings for logical errors.

We recommend that you only use this during development and debugging. Do not use this in requests performed in the Production environment.

Applicable values:

High
(in) The WarningLevel value is set to High if the user wishes to receive warnings when the application passes unrecognized or deprecated elements in an API call request. Setting the WarningLevel value to High is not recommended in a production environment. Instead, it should only be used during the development/debugging stage.
Low
(in) The WarningLevel value is set to Low if the user does not wish to receive warnings when the application passes unrecognized or deprecated elements in an API call request. This is the default value if WarningLevel is not specified in the call request.

See Warning Level.



Output

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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<GetShippingDiscountProfilesResponse xmlns="urn:ebay:apis:eBLBaseComponents">
  <!-- Call-specific Output Fields -->
  <CalculatedHandlingDiscount> CalculatedHandlingDiscountType
    <DiscountName> HandlingNameCodeType </DiscountName>
    <EachAdditionalAmount currencyID="CurrencyCodeType"> AmountType (double) </EachAdditionalAmount>
    <EachAdditionalOffAmount currencyID="CurrencyCodeType"> AmountType (double) </EachAdditionalOffAmount>
    <EachAdditionalPercentOff> float </EachAdditionalPercentOff>
    <OrderHandlingAmount currencyID="CurrencyCodeType"> AmountType (double) </OrderHandlingAmount>
  </CalculatedHandlingDiscount>
  <CalculatedShippingDiscount> CalculatedShippingDiscountType
    <DiscountName> DiscountNameCodeType </DiscountName>
    <DiscountProfile> DiscountProfileType
      <DiscountProfileID> string </DiscountProfileID>
      <DiscountProfileName> string </DiscountProfileName>
      <MappedDiscountProfileID> string </MappedDiscountProfileID>
      <WeightOff unit="token" measurementSystem="MeasurementSystemCodeType"> MeasureType (decimal) </WeightOff>
    </DiscountProfile>
    <!-- ... more DiscountProfile nodes allowed here ... -->
  </CalculatedShippingDiscount>
  <CombinedDuration> CombinedPaymentPeriodCodeType </CombinedDuration>
  <CurrencyID> CurrencyCodeType </CurrencyID>
  <FlatShippingDiscount> FlatShippingDiscountType
    <DiscountName> DiscountNameCodeType </DiscountName>
    <DiscountProfile> DiscountProfileType
      <DiscountProfileID> string </DiscountProfileID>
      <DiscountProfileName> string </DiscountProfileName>
      <EachAdditionalAmount currencyID="CurrencyCodeType"> AmountType (double) </EachAdditionalAmount>
      <EachAdditionalAmountOff currencyID="CurrencyCodeType"> AmountType (double) </EachAdditionalAmountOff>
      <EachAdditionalPercentOff> float </EachAdditionalPercentOff>
    </DiscountProfile>
    <!-- ... more DiscountProfile nodes allowed here ... -->
  </FlatShippingDiscount>
  <PromotionalShippingDiscount> boolean </PromotionalShippingDiscount>
  <PromotionalShippingDiscountDetails> PromotionalShippingDiscountDetailsType
    <DiscountName> DiscountNameCodeType </DiscountName>
    <ItemCount> int </ItemCount>
    <OrderAmount currencyID="CurrencyCodeType"> AmountType (double) </OrderAmount>
    <ShippingCost currencyID="CurrencyCodeType"> AmountType (double) </ShippingCost>
  </PromotionalShippingDiscountDetails>
  <!-- Standard Output Fields -->
  <Ack> AckCodeType </Ack>
  <Build> string </Build>
  <CorrelationID> string </CorrelationID>
  <Errors> ErrorType
    <ErrorClassification> ErrorClassificationCodeType </ErrorClassification>
    <ErrorCode> token </ErrorCode>
    <ErrorParameters ParamID="string"> ErrorParameterType
      <Value> string </Value>
    </ErrorParameters>
    <!-- ... more ErrorParameters nodes allowed here ... -->
    <LongMessage> string </LongMessage>
    <SeverityCode> SeverityCodeType </SeverityCode>
    <ShortMessage> string </ShortMessage>
  </Errors>
  <!-- ... more Errors nodes allowed here ... -->
  <HardExpirationWarning> string </HardExpirationWarning>
  <Timestamp> dateTime </Timestamp>
  <Version> string </Version>
</GetShippingDiscountProfilesResponse>
Return Value Type Occurrence Meaning
Call-specific Output Fields [Jump to standard fields]
CalculatedHandlingDiscount CalculatedHandlingDiscountType Conditionally This container consists of the handling discount applicable to a calculated shipping discount rule that is set up for a seller's account. This container is not returned if no calculated shipping discount rules are currently set for the seller's account.

See Combined Invoice.

CalculatedHandlingDiscount
  .DiscountName
HandlingNameCodeType Conditionally The type of discount that is detailed in the profile. If the selection is EachAdditionalAmount, EachAdditionalAmountOff or EachAdditionalPercentOff, the value is set in the child element of same name in CalculatedHandlingDiscount. If the selection is CombinedHandlingFee, specify the amount in CalculatedHandlingDiscount.OrderHandlingAmount. If the selection is IndividualHandlingFee, the amount is determined by eBay by adding the fees of the individual items.

Applicable values: See DiscountName.
Code so that your app gracefully handles any future changes to this list.
CalculatedHandlingDiscount
  .EachAdditionalAmount
AmountType (double) Conditionally The packaging/handling cost for each item beyond the first item (where the item with the highest packaging/handling cost is selected by eBay as the first item). Let's say the buyer purchases three items, each assigned a packaging/handling cost of $8, and the seller set EachAdditionalAmount to $6. The packaging/handling cost for three items would normally be $24, but since the seller specified $6, the total packaging/handling cost would be $8 + $6 + $6, or $20. This field is mutually exclusive with the other amount and percentage fields within this type. This field only applies when the DiscountName value is EachAdditionalAmount.
CalculatedHandlingDiscount
  .EachAdditionalAmount
  [ attribute currencyID ]
CurrencyCodeType Conditionally The packaging/handling cost for each item beyond the first item (where the item with the highest packaging/handling cost is selected by eBay as the first item). Let's say the buyer purchases three items, each assigned a packaging/handling cost of $8, and the seller set EachAdditionalAmount to $6. The packaging/handling cost for three items would normally be $24, but since the seller specified $6, the total packaging/handling cost would be $8 + $6 + $6, or $20. This field is mutually exclusive with the other amount and percentage fields within this type. This field only applies when the DiscountName value is EachAdditionalAmount.

For a list of possible enumeration values, see CurrencyCodeType.
CalculatedHandlingDiscount
  .EachAdditionalOffAmount
AmountType (double) Conditionally The amount by which to reduce the packaging/handling cost for each item beyond the first item (where the item with the highest packaging/handling cost is selected by eBay as the first item). Let's say the buyer purchases three items, each assigned a packaging/handling cost of $8, and the seller set EachAdditionalAmountOff to $2. The packaging/handling cost for three items would normally be $24, but since the seller specified $2, the total packaging/handling cost would be $24 - (two additional items x $2), or $20. This field is mutually exclusive with the other amount and percentage fields within this type. This field only applies when the DiscountName value is EachAdditionalOffAmount.
CalculatedHandlingDiscount
  .EachAdditionalOffAmount
  [ attribute currencyID ]
CurrencyCodeType Conditionally The amount by which to reduce the packaging/handling cost for each item beyond the first item (where the item with the highest packaging/handling cost is selected by eBay as the first item). Let's say the buyer purchases three items, each assigned a packaging/handling cost of $8, and the seller set EachAdditionalAmountOff to $2. The packaging/handling cost for three items would normally be $24, but since the seller specified $2, the total packaging/handling cost would be $24 - (two additional items x $2), or $20. This field is mutually exclusive with the other amount and percentage fields within this type. This field only applies when the DiscountName value is EachAdditionalOffAmount.

For a list of possible enumeration values, see CurrencyCodeType.
CalculatedHandlingDiscount
  .EachAdditionalPercentOff
float Conditionally The percentage by which to reduce the packaging/handling cost for each item beyond the first item (where the item with the highest packaging/handling cost is selected by eBay as the first item). Let's say the buyer purchases three items, each assigned a packaging/handling cost of $8, and the seller set EachAdditionalPercentOff to 0.25. The packaging/handling cost for three items would normally be $24, but since the seller specified 0.25 ($2 out of 8), the total packaging/handling cost would be $24 - (two additional items x $2), or $20. This field is mutually exclusive with the amount fields within this type. This field only applies when the DiscountName value is EachAdditionalPercentOff.
CalculatedHandlingDiscount
  .OrderHandlingAmount
AmountType (double) Conditionally If specified, this is the fixed shipping cost to charge for an order, regardless of the number of items in the order. This field is mutually exclusive with the other amount and percentage fields within this type. This field only applies when the specified DiscountName value is CombinedHandlingFee.
CalculatedHandlingDiscount
  .OrderHandlingAmount
  [ attribute currencyID ]
CurrencyCodeType Conditionally If specified, this is the fixed shipping cost to charge for an order, regardless of the number of items in the order. This field is mutually exclusive with the other amount and percentage fields within this type. This field only applies when the specified DiscountName value is CombinedHandlingFee.

For a list of possible enumeration values, see CurrencyCodeType.
CalculatedShippingDiscount CalculatedShippingDiscountType Always This container consists of one or more calculated shipping discount rules that are set up for a seller's account. This container is returned as an empty element if no calculated shipping discount rules are currently set for the seller's account.
CalculatedShippingDiscount
  .DiscountName
DiscountNameCodeType Conditionally This enumeration value indicates the type of calculated shipping discount rule that is being applied. Each rule is explained below.

Applicable values:

CombinedItemWeight
(in/out) Shipping cost is based on the total weight of all individual items. This is simply a way to define how shipping is to be calculated--there is no discount for the buyer with this selection. For calculated shipping discount profile only.
IndividualItemWeight
(in/out) Shipping cost is the total of what it would cost to ship each item individually. This is simply a way to define how shipping is to be calculated--there is no discount for the buyer with this selection. For calculated shipping discount profile only.
WeightOff
(in/out) The amount of weight to subtract for each item beyond the first item before shipping costs are calculated. For example, there may be less packing material when the items are combined in one box than if they were shipped individually. Let's say the buyer purchases three items, each 10 oz. in weight, and the seller set WeightOff to 2 oz. The combined weight would be 30 oz., but since the seller specified 2 oz. off, the total weight for shipping cost calculation would be 30 oz. - (two additional items x 2 oz.), or 26 oz. For calculated shipping discount profile only.

(Not all values in DiscountNameCodeType apply to this field.)

Code so that your app gracefully handles any future changes to this list.

See Other Shipping Features.

CalculatedShippingDiscount
  .DiscountProfile
DiscountProfileType Conditionally,
repeatable: [0..*]
This container provides details of this particular calculated shipping discount profile.

For SetShippingDiscountProfiles: If the ModifyActionCode value is set to Update, all details of the modified version of the profile must be provided. If the ModifyActionCode value is set to Delete, the DiscountProfileID is required, the MappingDiscountProfileID is optional, and all other fields of the container are no longer applicable.

Restrictions on how many profiles can exist for a given discount rule are discussed in the Features Guide documentation on Shipping Cost Discount Profiles.

See Other Shipping Features.

CalculatedShippingDiscount
  .DiscountProfile
  .DiscountProfileID
string Always The unique eBay-created unique identifier for the shipping discount, assigned when the shipping discount rule is created.
In a SetShippingDiscountProfiles call,
  • If the value of ModifyActionCode is set to Add, this field is not applicable and is ignored
  • If provided.
  • If the value of Mod
  • IfyActionCode is set to Update, all fields of the modified rule must be provided, even if the values are not changing.
  • If the value of ModifyActionCode is set to Delete, either the DiscountProfileID value or is DiscountProfileName value is required, the MappingDiscountProfileID is optional, and all other fields of the DiscountProfile container are ignored.
CalculatedShippingDiscount
  .DiscountProfile
  .DiscountProfileName
string Conditionally The seller-provided title for the shipping discount rule.
In a SetShippingDiscountProfiles call,
  • If the value of ModifyActionCode is set to Add, this field is ignored (if provided) if this is the first shipping discount rule being created, but this field is required if there is more than one existing shipping discount rule of that type (flat rate or calculated)
  • If the value of ModifyActionCode is set to Update, all fields of the modified rule must be provided, even if the values are not changing
  • If the value of ModifyActionCode is set to Delete, the DiscountProfileID is required, the MappingDiscountProfileID is optional, and all other fields of the DiscountProfile container are ignored
  • If the value of ModifyActionCode is set to Delete, either the DiscountProfileID value or is DiscountProfileName value is required, the MappingDiscountProfileID is optional, and all other fields of the DiscountProfile container are ignored
CalculatedShippingDiscount
  .DiscountProfile
  .MappedDiscountProfileID
string Conditionally For SetShippingDiscountProfiles, if MappedDiscountProfileID is omitted when ModifyActionCode is set to Delete, any listings currently using the profile identified by DiscountProfileID will have that profile removed.
CalculatedShippingDiscount
  .DiscountProfile.WeightOff
MeasureType (decimal) Conditionally The amount of weight to subtract for each item beyond the first item before shipping costs are calculated. For example, there may be less packing material when the items are combined in one box than if they were shipped individually. Let's say the buyer purchases three items, each 10 oz. in weight, and the seller set WeightOff to 2 oz. The combined weight would be 30 oz., but since the seller specified 2 oz. off, the total weight for shipping cost calculation would be 30 oz. - (two additional items x 2 oz.), or 26 oz. This field is only applicable for calculated shipping.
CalculatedShippingDiscount
  .DiscountProfile.WeightOff
  [ attribute unit ]
token Conditionally The amount of weight to subtract for each item beyond the first item before shipping costs are calculated. For example, there may be less packing material when the items are combined in one box than if they were shipped individually. Let's say the buyer purchases three items, each 10 oz. in weight, and the seller set WeightOff to 2 oz. The combined weight would be 30 oz., but since the seller specified 2 oz. off, the total weight for shipping cost calculation would be 30 oz. - (two additional items x 2 oz.), or 26 oz. This field is only applicable for calculated shipping.
CalculatedShippingDiscount
  .DiscountProfile.WeightOff
  [ attribute measurementSystem ]
MeasurementSystemCodeType Conditionally The amount of weight to subtract for each item beyond the first item before shipping costs are calculated. For example, there may be less packing material when the items are combined in one box than if they were shipped individually. Let's say the buyer purchases three items, each 10 oz. in weight, and the seller set WeightOff to 2 oz. The combined weight would be 30 oz., but since the seller specified 2 oz. off, the total weight for shipping cost calculation would be 30 oz. - (two additional items x 2 oz.), or 26 oz. This field is only applicable for calculated shipping.

For a list of possible enumeration values, see MeasurementSystemCodeType.
CombinedDuration CombinedPaymentPeriodCodeType Always This field indicates the number of days after the sale of an item in which the buyer or seller can combine multiple and mutual order line items into one Combined Invoice order. In a Combined Invoice order, the buyer makes one payment for all order line items, hence only unpaid order line items can be combined into a Combined Invoice order.

Applicable values: See CombinedDuration.
Code so that your app gracefully handles any future changes to this list.
CurrencyID CurrencyCodeType Always The three-digit code of the currency to be used for shipping cost discounts. A discount profile can only be associated with a listing if the CurrencyID value of the profile matches the Item.Currency value specified in a listing.

Applicable values: See CurrencyID.
Code so that your app gracefully handles any future changes to this list.

See Combined Invoice.

FlatShippingDiscount FlatShippingDiscountType Always This container consists of one or more flat-rate shipping discount rules that are set up for a seller's account. This container is returned as an empty element if no flat-rate shipping discount rules are currently set for the seller's account.
FlatShippingDiscount
  .DiscountName
DiscountNameCodeType Conditionally The type of discount or rule that is being used by the profile. The value corresponding to the selected rule is set in the same-named field of FlatShippingDiscount.DiscountProfile.

Applicable values:

EachAdditionalAmount
(in/out) The cost to ship each item beyond the first item (where the item with the highest shipping cost is selected by eBay as the first item). Let's say the buyer purchases three items, each set to ship for $8, and the seller set EachAdditionalAmount to $6. The cost to ship three items would normally be $24, but since the seller specified $6, the total shipping cost would be $8 + $6 + $6, or $20. For flat shipping discount profile only.
EachAdditionalAmountOff
(in/out) The amount by which to reduce the cost to ship each item beyond the first item (where the item with the highest shipping cost is selected by eBay as the first item). Let's say the buyer purchases three items, each set to ship for $8, and the seller set EachAdditionalAmountOff to $2. The cost to ship three items would normally be $24, but since the seller specified $2, the total shipping cost would be $24 - (two additional items x $2), or $20. For flat shipping discount profile only.
EachAdditionalPercentOff
(in/out) The percentage by which to reduce the cost to ship each item beyond the first item (where the item with the highest shipping cost is selected by eBay as the first item). Let's say the buyer purchases three items, each set to ship for $8, and the seller set EachAdditionalPercentOff to 0.25. The cost to ship three items would normally be $24, but since the seller specified 0.25 ($2 out of 8), the total shipping cost would be $24 - (two additional items x $2), or $20. For flat rate shipping discount profile only.

(Not all values in DiscountNameCodeType apply to this field.)

Code so that your app gracefully handles any future changes to this list.

See Other Shipping Features.

FlatShippingDiscount
  .DiscountProfile
DiscountProfileType Conditionally,
repeatable: [0..*]
Details of this particular flat-rate shipping discount profile. If the value of ModifyActionCode is Modify, all details of the new version of the profile must be provided. If ModifyActionCode is Delete, DiscountProfileID is required, MappingDiscountProfileID is optional, and all other fields of DiscountProfile are ignored.

See Other Shipping Features.

FlatShippingDiscount
  .DiscountProfile
  .DiscountProfileID
string Always The unique eBay-created unique identifier for the shipping discount, assigned when the shipping discount rule is created.
In a SetShippingDiscountProfiles call,
  • If the value of ModifyActionCode is set to Add, this field is not applicable and is ignored
  • If provided.
  • If the value of Mod
  • IfyActionCode is set to Update, all fields of the modified rule must be provided, even if the values are not changing.
  • If the value of ModifyActionCode is set to Delete, either the DiscountProfileID value or is DiscountProfileName value is required, the MappingDiscountProfileID is optional, and all other fields of the DiscountProfile container are ignored.
FlatShippingDiscount
  .DiscountProfile
  .DiscountProfileName
string Conditionally The seller-provided title for the shipping discount rule.
In a SetShippingDiscountProfiles call,
  • If the value of ModifyActionCode is set to Add, this field is ignored (if provided) if this is the first shipping discount rule being created, but this field is required if there is more than one existing shipping discount rule of that type (flat rate or calculated)
  • If the value of ModifyActionCode is set to Update, all fields of the modified rule must be provided, even if the values are not changing
  • If the value of ModifyActionCode is set to Delete, the DiscountProfileID is required, the MappingDiscountProfileID is optional, and all other fields of the DiscountProfile container are ignored
  • If the value of ModifyActionCode is set to Delete, either the DiscountProfileID value or is DiscountProfileName value is required, the MappingDiscountProfileID is optional, and all other fields of the DiscountProfile container are ignored
FlatShippingDiscount
  .DiscountProfile
  .EachAdditionalAmount
AmountType (double) Conditionally The cost to ship each item beyond the first item (where the item with the highest shipping cost is selected by eBay as the first item). Let's say the buyer purchases three items, each set to ship for $8, and the seller set the EachAdditionalAmount to $6. The cost to ship three items would normally be $24, but since the seller specified $6, the total shipping cost would be $8 + $6 + $6, or $20. This field is only applicable for flat-rate shipping.
FlatShippingDiscount
  .DiscountProfile
  .EachAdditionalAmount
  [ attribute currencyID ]
CurrencyCodeType Conditionally The cost to ship each item beyond the first item (where the item with the highest shipping cost is selected by eBay as the first item). Let's say the buyer purchases three items, each set to ship for $8, and the seller set the EachAdditionalAmount to $6. The cost to ship three items would normally be $24, but since the seller specified $6, the total shipping cost would be $8 + $6 + $6, or $20. This field is only applicable for flat-rate shipping.

For a list of possible enumeration values, see CurrencyCodeType.
FlatShippingDiscount
  .DiscountProfile
  .EachAdditionalAmountOff
AmountType (double) Conditionally The amount by which to reduce the cost to ship each item beyond the first item (where the item with the highest shipping cost is selected by eBay as the first item). Let's say the buyer purchases three items, each set to ship for $8, and the seller set EachAdditionalAmountOff to $2. The cost to ship three items would normally be $24, but since the seller specified $2, the total shipping cost would be $24 - (two additional items x $2), or $20. This field is only applicable for flat-rate shipping.
FlatShippingDiscount
  .DiscountProfile
  .EachAdditionalAmountOff
  [ attribute currencyID ]
CurrencyCodeType Conditionally The amount by which to reduce the cost to ship each item beyond the first item (where the item with the highest shipping cost is selected by eBay as the first item). Let's say the buyer purchases three items, each set to ship for $8, and the seller set EachAdditionalAmountOff to $2. The cost to ship three items would normally be $24, but since the seller specified $2, the total shipping cost would be $24 - (two additional items x $2), or $20. This field is only applicable for flat-rate shipping.

For a list of possible enumeration values, see CurrencyCodeType.
FlatShippingDiscount
  .DiscountProfile
  .EachAdditionalPercentOff
float Conditionally The percentage by which to reduce the cost to ship each item beyond the first item (where the item with the highest shipping cost is selected by eBay as the first item). Let's say the buyer purchases three items, each set to ship for $8, and the seller set EachAdditionalPercentOff to 0.25. The cost to ship three items would normally be $24, but since the seller specified 0.25 ($2 out of $8), the total shipping cost would be $24 - (two additional items x $2), or $20. This field is only applicable for flat-rate shipping.
PromotionalShippingDiscount boolean Always This field indicates whether or not a seller has set up a promotional shipping discount rule in the seller's account. Only one promotional shipping discount may be defined for a seller's account at any given time. This field is returned whether false or true. If true, details of the rule can be found in the PromotionalShippingDiscountDetails container.
PromotionalShippingDiscountDetails PromotionalShippingDiscountDetailsType Conditionally This container consists of information related to the promotional shipping discount rule that is set up for a seller's account. This container is not returned if no promotional shipping discount rule is set up for the seller's account.
PromotionalShippingDiscountDetails
  .DiscountName
DiscountNameCodeType Conditionally The type of promotional shipping discount that is detailed in the profile. If the discount type is MaximumShippingCostPerOrder, see ShippingCost. If the discount type is ShippingCostXForAmountY, see ShippingCost and OrderAmount. If the discount type is ShippingCostXForItemCountN, see ShippingCost and ItemCount.

Applicable values:

MaximumShippingCostPerOrder
(in/out) The shipping cost will not exceed this. For promotional discount only.
ShippingCostXForAmountY
(in/out) Shipping cost X applies if the total cost of items purchased is Y. For promotional discount only.
ShippingCostXForItemCountN
(in/out) Shipping cost X applies if the total number of items purchased is N. For promotional discount only.

(Not all values in DiscountNameCodeType apply to this field.)

Code so that your app gracefully handles any future changes to this list.
PromotionalShippingDiscountDetails
  .ItemCount
int Conditionally This is the number of items when DiscountName is set to ShippingCostXForItemsY.
PromotionalShippingDiscountDetails
  .OrderAmount
AmountType (double) Conditionally This is the cost Y of the order (not including shipping cost) when DiscountName is set to ShippingCostXForAmountY.
PromotionalShippingDiscountDetails
  .OrderAmount
  [ attribute currencyID ]
CurrencyCodeType Conditionally This is the cost Y of the order (not including shipping cost) when DiscountName is set to ShippingCostXForAmountY.

For a list of possible enumeration values, see CurrencyCodeType.
PromotionalShippingDiscountDetails
  .ShippingCost
AmountType (double) Conditionally This is shipping cost X when DiscountName is either ShippingCostXForAmountY or ShippingCostXForItemCountN, and is the maximum cost when DiscountName is MaximumShippingCostPerOrder.
PromotionalShippingDiscountDetails
  .ShippingCost
  [ attribute currencyID ]
CurrencyCodeType Conditionally This is shipping cost X when DiscountName is either ShippingCostXForAmountY or ShippingCostXForItemCountN, and is the maximum cost when DiscountName is MaximumShippingCostPerOrder.

For a list of possible enumeration values, see CurrencyCodeType.
Standard Output Fields  
Ack AckCodeType Always A token representing the application-level acknowledgement code that indicates the response status (e.g., success). The AckCodeType list specifies the possible values for the Ack field.

Applicable values:

CustomCode
(out) Reserved for internal or future use.
Failure
(out) This value indicates that the call request processing failed.
Success
(out) This value indicates that the call request was processed successfully without any issues.
Warning
(out) This value indicates that the call request was successful, but processing was not without any issues. These issues can be checked in the Errors container, that will also be returned when one or more known issues occur with the call request.

(Not all values in AckCodeType apply to this field.)

Code so that your app gracefully handles any future changes to this list.
Build string Always This refers to the specific software build that eBay used when processing the request and generating the response. This includes the version number plus additional information. eBay Developer Support may request the build information when helping you resolve technical issues.
CorrelationID string Conditionally Most Trading API calls support a MessageID element in the request and a CorrelationID element in the response. If you pass in a MessageID in a request, the same value will be returned in the CorrelationID field in the response. Pairing these values can help you track and confirm that a response is returned for every request and to match specific responses to specific requests. If you do not pass a MessageID value in the request, CorrelationID is not returned.

Note: GetCategories is designed to retrieve very large sets of metadata that change once a day or less often. To improve performance, these calls return cached responses when you request all available data (with no filters). When this occurs, the MessageID and CorrelationID fields aren't applicable. However, if you specify an input filter to reduce the amount of data returned, the calls retrieve the latest data (not cached). When this occurs, MessageID and CorrelationID are applicable.
Errors ErrorType Conditionally,
repeatable: [0..*]
A list of application-level errors (if any) that occurred when eBay processed the request.

See Error Handling.

Errors.ErrorClassification ErrorClassificationCodeType Conditionally API errors are divided between two classes: system errors and request errors.

Applicable values:

CustomCode
(out) Reserved for internal or future use.
RequestError
(out) An error has occurred either as a result of a problem in the sending application or because the application's end-user has attempted to submit invalid data (or missing data). In these cases, do not retry the request. The problem must be corrected before the request can be made again. If the problem is due to something in the application (such as a missing required field), the application must be changed. If the problem is a result of end-user data, the application must alert the end-user to the problem and provide the means for the end-user to correct the data. Once the problem in the application or data is resolved, resend the request to eBay with the corrected data.
SystemError
(out) Indicates that an error has occurred on the eBay system side, such as a database or server down. An application can retry the request as-is a reasonable number of times (eBay recommends twice). If the error persists, contact Developer Technical Support. Once the problem has been resolved, the request may be resent in its original form.

Code so that your app gracefully handles any future changes to this list.
Errors.ErrorCode token Conditionally A unique code that identifies the particular error condition that occurred. Your application can use error codes as identifiers in your customized error-handling algorithms. See the "Errors by Number" document.
Errors.ErrorParameters ErrorParameterType Conditionally,
repeatable: [0..*]
This optional element carries a list of context-specific error variables that indicate details about the error condition. These are useful when multiple instances of ErrorType are returned.
Errors.ErrorParameters
  [ attribute ParamID ]
string Conditionally This optional element carries a list of context-specific error variables that indicate details about the error condition. These are useful when multiple instances of ErrorType are returned.
Errors.ErrorParameters.Value string Conditionally This is the value of the request parameter noted in the ParamID attribute. So, if the ParamID value was ItemID, the value in this field would be the actual value of that ItemID.
Errors.LongMessage string Conditionally A more detailed description of the condition that raised the error.
Errors.SeverityCode SeverityCodeType Conditionally Indicates whether the error is a severe error (causing the request to fail) or an informational error (a warning) that should be communicated to the user.

Applicable values:

CustomCode
(out) Reserved for internal or future use.
Error
(out) The request that triggered the error was not processed successfully. When a serious application-level error occurs, the error is returned instead of the business data.

If the source of the problem is within the application (such as a missing required element), change the application before you retry the request.
  • If the problem is due to end-user input data, please alert the end-user to the problem and provide the means for them to correct the data. Once the problem in the application or data is resolved, you can attempt to re-send the request to eBay.
  • If the source of the problem is on eBay's side, An application can retry the request as-is a reasonable number of times (eBay recommends twice). If the error persists, contact Developer Technical Support. Once the problem has been resolved, the request may be resent in its original form.


See the Compatible Application Check section of the eBay Features Guide for more information.
Warning
(out) The request was processed successfully, but something occurred that may affect your application or the user. For example, eBay may have changed a value the user sent in. In this case, eBay returns a normal, successful response and also returns the warning.

When a warning occurs, the error is returned in addition to the business data. In this case, you do not need to retry the request (as the original request was successful). However, depending on the cause or nature of the warning, you might need to contact either the end user or eBay to effect a long term solution to the problem to prevent it from reoccurring in the future.

Code so that your app gracefully handles any future changes to this list.
Errors.ShortMessage string Conditionally A brief description of the condition that raised the error.
HardExpirationWarning string Conditionally Expiration date of the user's authentication token. Only returned within the 7-day period prior to a token's expiration. To ensure that user authentication tokens are secure and to help avoid a user's token being compromised, tokens have a limited life span. A token is only valid for a period of time (set by eBay). After this amount of time has passed, the token expires and must be replaced with a new token.
Timestamp dateTime Always This value represents the date and time when eBay processed the request. The time zone of this value is GMT and the format is the ISO 8601 date and time format (YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SS.SSSZ). See the Time Values section in the eBay Features Guide for information about this time format and converting to and from the GMT time zone.

Note: GetCategories and other Trading API calls are designed to retrieve very large sets of metadata that change once a day or less often. To improve performance, these calls return cached responses when you request all available data (with no filters). When this occurs, this time value reflects the time the cached response was created. Thus, this value is not necessarily when the request was processed. However, if you specify an input filter to reduce the amount of data returned, the calls retrieve the latest data (not cached). When this occurs, this time value does reflect when the request was processed.
Version string Always The version of the response payload schema. Indicates the version of the schema that eBay used to process the request. See the Standard Data for All Calls section in the eBay Features Guide for information on using the response version when troubleshooting CustomCode values that appear in the response.



Detail Controls


DetailLevel

This call does not support varying Detail Levels. You do not need to pass DetailLevel in the request.



Samples

New to making API calls? Please see Making a Call.

Note: Some item IDs, user IDs, or other data in these samples might no longer be active on eBay. If necessary, you can substitute current eBay data in your requests.

Sample: Basic Call

Returns the currently set shipping discounts and combined payment settings.

Description

Magical Bookseller wants to ensure she has the correct set of shipping discounts and combined payment settings. This sample retrieves the current settings for the authenticated user.

Input

XML format.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<GetShippingDiscountProfilesRequest xmlns="urn:ebay:apis:eBLBaseComponents">
  <RequesterCredentials>
    <eBayAuthToken>ABC...123</eBayAuthToken>
  </RequesterCredentials>
  <WarningLevel>High</WarningLevel>
</GetShippingDiscountProfilesRequest>

Output

XML format.
<GetShippingDiscountProfilesResponse xmlns="urn:ebay:apis:eBLBaseComponents">
  <Timestamp>2018-10-30T20:40:32.439Z</Timestamp>
  <Ack>Success</Ack>
  <Version>1085</Version>
  <Build>E1085_CORE_APISHIP_18858625_R1</Build>
  <CurrencyID>USD</CurrencyID>
  <CalculatedShippingDiscount>
    <DiscountName>WeightOff</DiscountName>
    <DiscountProfile>
      <DiscountProfileID>7452000</DiscountProfileID>
      <DiscountProfileName>Calc1</DiscountProfileName>
      <WeightOff>2</WeightOff>
    </DiscountProfile>
  </CalculatedShippingDiscount>
  <PromotionalShippingDiscount>false</PromotionalShippingDiscount>
  <CalculatedHandlingDiscount>
    <DiscountName>IndividualHandlingFee</DiscountName>
  </CalculatedHandlingDiscount>
  <CombinedDuration>Days_3</CombinedDuration>
</GetShippingDiscountProfilesResponse>



Change History

Change Date Description
635
2009-09-16
  • InsuranceDetails, InsuranceFee, InsuranceOption, InternationalInsuranceDetails, InsuranceWanted, ShippingInsuranceCost (modified): Sellers can no longer give buyers the option to purchase shipping insurance for either domestic or international items. The buyer-paid shipping insurance option has been removed from the following sites:
    BEFR, BENL, CA, CAFR, HK, IE, IN, MY, Motors, NL, PH, PL, SG, UK, US
    Insurance tags are returned only when the associated item has buyer-paid shipping insurance values.
503
2007-03-07
  • CalculatedHandlingDiscount, PromotionalShippingDiscountDetails, ShippingInsurance, InternationalShippingInsurance (added): These elements round out the new Shipping Discount Profiles feature introduced via preview on 499. See the feature documentation in Selling Items on eBay > Shipping > Miscellaneous Shipping Topics > Shipping Cost Discount Profiles.
499
2007-02-07
  • (added) New call.