This boolean field controls whether or not an eBay catalog product is used to create or revise a listing. If an ePID or GTIN value is provided through the ProductListingDetails
container when adding, revising, or relisting an item, the default behavior is for eBay to try and find a match for the product in the eBay catalog, and then automatically create/revise the listing using the product title, product description, item specifics, and stock photo defined for the catalog product.
If the seller wants to use an eBay catalog product to create/revise a listing, the seller can include this field and set its value to
, or just omit this field, as it default value is
. If a seller doesn't want use an eBay catalog product to create/revise their listing, this field should be included and set to
. If the seller declines to use an eBay catalog product, they will be required to pass in their own listing title, listing description, item specifics, a listing category, and at least one picture. Note: For categories/product brands that are part of the Product-Based Commerce mandate, setting this field to
false will cause the call to fail, as a eBay catalog product is required for category/brands that are part of the mandate. For more information on the Product-Based Commerce mandate and the categories/product brands affected by this project, see the Product-Based Shopping Experience Playbook.