Integer value that indicates the maximum number of business days that the eBay site allows as a seller's handling time. The clock starts ticking when the buyer pays for the order. This means that if a buyer pays for the order on a Wednesday, the seller would have to ship the item by the next day (Thursday) if the DispatchTimeMax value is set to
1. Typical values for this field are 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 15, or 20.
A DispatchTimeMax value of
0 indicates same day handling for an item. In this case, the seller's handling time commitment depends on the order cut off time set in the seller's user preferences. This defaults to 2:00 PM local time on most eBay sites. For orders placed (and cleared payment received) before the local order cut off time, the item must be shipped by the end of the current day. For orders completed on or after the order cut off time, the item must be shipped by the end of the following day (excluding weekends and local holidays).
Note: If a same day shipping carrier is selected, and the carrier delivers on one or both weekend days, sellers on the eBay US site are assumed to be open for business on the same days, and those days will be used when calculating total shipping time. If using GeteBayDetails specifically to return this value, the caller sets the DetailName field in the request to DispatchTimeMaxDetails.
When creating, revising, or relisting an item, the seller cannot set the Item.DispatchTimeMax value higher than the value returned in this field.
See the Field Index
to learn which calls use DispatchTimeMax.