eBay Trading API893

AddFixedPriceItem

Use this call to define and list a new fixed-price item. This call returns the item ID for the new listing, plus an estimation of the fees the seller will incur for posting the listing (not including the Final Value Fee, which cannot be calculated until the listing has ended).

Note: Sellers may be subject to call-rate limits for Add calls. The Add calls include AddItem, AddFixedPriceItem, AddItems, AddSellingManagerTemplate, VerifyAddItem, and VerifyAddFixedPriceItem.

Users who exceed these call frequency limits for Add calls will be temporarily blocked from listing, and an error message (ErrorCode 21919144) will alert them to this fact. These call frequency limits are subject to change without notice.

A fixed-price listing can include multiple, identical items for sale by setting the Quantity to a value greater than 1.

AddFixedPriceItem is nearly identical to AddItem, with these differences:

To list multiple unrelated fixed-price items, call AddFixedPriceItem once for each type of item.

If needed, you can upload multiple AddFixedPriceItem requests in bulk (several thousand at once) using the Bulk Data Exchange API and the File Transfer API. Even though this does not reduce the number of calls you need to make, these APIs are optimized to let you to list a very large number of items more quickly than you can with the Trading API.

For Best Match information related to multi-variation listings, see Multi-quantity Fixed Price listings with variations. If you are considering an item's rank (placement) in search results, see Considering Best Match When Revising and Relisting Items.

Note to Large Merchant Services users: When you use AddFixedPriceItem within a Merchant Data file, your request must be enclosed within BulkDataExchangeRequest tags. In addition, this call returns a namespace in BulkDataExchangeResponse, a top-level container in the response. This container is not shown in the standard Input/Output sections for this call. However, you can see examples of this container in both the request and response in the Samples section below.

You can test this call in the Sandbox environment.

See:
    Listing an Item
    Listing Items
    Introduction to Pictures in Item Listings
    Multi-Variation Listings
    Listing an Item

See also the reference documentation for these calls:



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AddFixedPriceItem Input

The box below lists all fields that could be included in the call request. To learn more about an individual field or its type, click its name in the box (or scroll down to find it in the table below the box).

See also Samples.

See also the Deprecated Objects link above. Fields presented in this color are deprecated, and fields presented in this color are (or soon will be) non-operational.

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"?>
<AddFixedPriceItemRequest xmlns="urn:ebay:apis:eBLBaseComponents">
  <!-- Call-specific Input Fields -->
  <Item> ItemType
    <ApplicationData> string </ApplicationData>
    <AttributeSetArray> AttributeSetArrayType </AttributeSetArray>
    <AutoPay> boolean </AutoPay>
    <BestOfferDetails> BestOfferDetailsType
      <BestOfferEnabled> boolean </BestOfferEnabled>
    </BestOfferDetails>
    <BuyerRequirementDetails> BuyerRequirementDetailsType
      <LinkedPayPalAccount> boolean </LinkedPayPalAccount>
      <MaximumBuyerPolicyViolations> MaximumBuyerPolicyViolationsType
        <Count> int </Count>
        <Period> PeriodCodeType </Period>
      </MaximumBuyerPolicyViolations>
      <MaximumItemRequirements> MaximumItemRequirementsType
        <MaximumItemCount> int </MaximumItemCount>
        <MinimumFeedbackScore> int </MinimumFeedbackScore>
      </MaximumItemRequirements>
      <MaximumUnpaidItemStrikesInfo> MaximumUnpaidItemStrikesInfoType
        <Count> int </Count>
        <Period> PeriodCodeType </Period>
      </MaximumUnpaidItemStrikesInfo>
      <MinimumFeedbackScore> int </MinimumFeedbackScore>
      <ShipToRegistrationCountry> boolean </ShipToRegistrationCountry>
      <VerifiedUserRequirements> VerifiedUserRequirementsType
        <MinimumFeedbackScore> int </MinimumFeedbackScore>
        <VerifiedUser> boolean </VerifiedUser>
      </VerifiedUserRequirements>
      <ZeroFeedbackScore> boolean </ZeroFeedbackScore>
    </BuyerRequirementDetails>
    <CategoryBasedAttributesPrefill> boolean </CategoryBasedAttributesPrefill>
    <CategoryMappingAllowed> boolean </CategoryMappingAllowed>
    <Charity> CharityType
      <CharityID> string </CharityID>
      <CharityNumber> int </CharityNumber>
      <DonationPercent> float </DonationPercent>
    </Charity>
    <ConditionDescription> string </ConditionDescription>
    <ConditionID> int </ConditionID>
    <Country> CountryCodeType </Country>
    <CrossBorderTrade> string </CrossBorderTrade>
    <!-- ... more CrossBorderTrade values allowed here ... -->
    <Currency> CurrencyCodeType </Currency>
    <Description> string </Description>
    <DisableBuyerRequirements> boolean </DisableBuyerRequirements>
    <DiscountPriceInfo> DiscountPriceInfoType
      <MadeForOutletComparisonPrice> AmountType (double) </MadeForOutletComparisonPrice>
      <MinimumAdvertisedPrice> AmountType (double) </MinimumAdvertisedPrice>
      <MinimumAdvertisedPriceExposure> MinimumAdvertisedPriceExposureCodeType </MinimumAdvertisedPriceExposure>
      <OriginalRetailPrice> AmountType (double) </OriginalRetailPrice>
      <SoldOffeBay> boolean </SoldOffeBay>
      <SoldOneBay> boolean </SoldOneBay>
    </DiscountPriceInfo>
    <DispatchTimeMax> int </DispatchTimeMax>
    <eBayNowEligible> boolean </eBayNowEligible>
    <ExternalProductID> ExternalProductIDType </ExternalProductID>
    <GetItFast> boolean </GetItFast>
    <GiftIcon> int </GiftIcon>
    <GiftServices> GiftServicesCodeType </GiftServices>
    <!-- ... more GiftServices values allowed here ... -->
    <HitCounter> HitCounterCodeType </HitCounter>
    <IncludeRecommendations> boolean </IncludeRecommendations>
    <InventoryTrackingMethod> InventoryTrackingMethodCodeType </InventoryTrackingMethod>
    <ItemCompatibilityList> ItemCompatibilityListType
      <Compatibility> ItemCompatibilityType
        <CompatibilityNotes> string </CompatibilityNotes>
        <NameValueList> NameValueListType
          <Name> string </Name>
          <Value> string </Value>
          <!-- ... more Value values allowed here ... -->
        </NameValueList>
        <!-- ... more NameValueList nodes allowed here ... -->
      </Compatibility>
      <!-- ... more Compatibility nodes allowed here ... -->
    </ItemCompatibilityList>
    <ItemSpecifics> NameValueListArrayType
      <NameValueList> NameValueListType
        <Name> string </Name>
        <Value> string </Value>
        <!-- ... more Value values allowed here ... -->
      </NameValueList>
      <!-- ... more NameValueList nodes allowed here ... -->
    </ItemSpecifics>
    <ListingCheckoutRedirectPreference> ListingCheckoutRedirectPreferenceType
      <ProStoresStoreName> string </ProStoresStoreName>
      <SellerThirdPartyUsername> string </SellerThirdPartyUsername>
    </ListingCheckoutRedirectPreference>
    <ListingDesigner> ListingDesignerType
      <LayoutID> int </LayoutID>
      <OptimalPictureSize> boolean </OptimalPictureSize>
      <ThemeID> int </ThemeID>
    </ListingDesigner>
    <ListingDetails> ListingDetailsType
      <BestOfferAutoAcceptPrice> AmountType (double) </BestOfferAutoAcceptPrice>
      <LocalListingDistance> string </LocalListingDistance>
      <MinimumBestOfferPrice> AmountType (double) </MinimumBestOfferPrice>
    </ListingDetails>
    <ListingDuration> token </ListingDuration>
    <ListingEnhancement> ListingEnhancementsCodeType </ListingEnhancement>
    <!-- ... more ListingEnhancement values allowed here ... -->
    <ListingType> ListingTypeCodeType </ListingType>
    <Location> string </Location>
    <LookupAttributeArray> LookupAttributeArrayType </LookupAttributeArray>
    <PaymentMethods> BuyerPaymentMethodCodeType </PaymentMethods>
    <!-- ... more PaymentMethods values allowed here ... -->
    <PayPalEmailAddress> string </PayPalEmailAddress>
    <PickupInStoreDetails> PickupInStoreDetailsType
      <EligibleForPickupDropOff> boolean </EligibleForPickupDropOff>
      <EligibleForPickupInStore> boolean </EligibleForPickupInStore>
    </PickupInStoreDetails>
    <PictureDetails> PictureDetailsType
      <GalleryDuration> token </GalleryDuration>
      <GalleryType> GalleryTypeCodeType </GalleryType>
      <GalleryURL> anyURI </GalleryURL>
      <PhotoDisplay> PhotoDisplayCodeType </PhotoDisplay>
      <PictureSource> PictureSourceCodeType </PictureSource>
      <PictureURL> anyURI </PictureURL>
      <!-- ... more PictureURL values allowed here ... -->
    </PictureDetails>
    <PostalCode> string </PostalCode>
    <PostCheckoutExperienceEnabled> boolean </PostCheckoutExperienceEnabled>
    <PrimaryCategory> CategoryType
      <CategoryID> string </CategoryID>
    </PrimaryCategory>
    <PrivateListing> boolean </PrivateListing>
    <PrivateNotes> string </PrivateNotes>
    <ProductListingDetails> ProductListingDetailsType
      <BrandMPN> BrandMPNType
        <Brand> string </Brand>
        <MPN> string </MPN>
      </BrandMPN>
      <EAN> string </EAN>
      <GTIN> string </GTIN>
      <IncludePrefilledItemInformation> boolean </IncludePrefilledItemInformation>
      <IncludeStockPhotoURL> boolean </IncludeStockPhotoURL>
      <ISBN> string </ISBN>
      <ListIfNoProduct> boolean </ListIfNoProduct>
      <ProductID> string </ProductID>
      <ProductReferenceID> string </ProductReferenceID>
      <ReturnSearchResultOnDuplicates> boolean </ReturnSearchResultOnDuplicates>
      <TicketListingDetails> TicketListingDetailsType
        <EventTitle> string </EventTitle>
        <PrintedDate> string </PrintedDate>
        <PrintedTime> string </PrintedTime>
        <Venue> string </Venue>
      </TicketListingDetails>
      <UPC> string </UPC>
      <UseFirstProduct> boolean </UseFirstProduct>
      <UseStockPhotoURLAsGallery> boolean </UseStockPhotoURLAsGallery>
    </ProductListingDetails>
    <Quantity> int </Quantity>
    <QuantityInfo> QuantityInfoType
      <MinimumRemnantSet> int </MinimumRemnantSet>
    </QuantityInfo>
    <QuantityRestrictionPerBuyer> QuantityRestrictionPerBuyerInfoType
      <MaximumQuantity> int </MaximumQuantity>
    </QuantityRestrictionPerBuyer>
    <ReturnPolicy> ReturnPolicyType
      <Description> string </Description>
      <EAN> string </EAN>
      <ExtendedHolidayReturns> boolean </ExtendedHolidayReturns>
      <RefundOption> token </RefundOption>
      <RestockingFeeValueOption> token </RestockingFeeValueOption>
      <ReturnsAcceptedOption> token </ReturnsAcceptedOption>
      <ReturnsWithinOption> token </ReturnsWithinOption>
      <ShippingCostPaidByOption> token </ShippingCostPaidByOption>
      <WarrantyDurationOption> token </WarrantyDurationOption>
      <WarrantyOfferedOption> token </WarrantyOfferedOption>
      <WarrantyTypeOption> token </WarrantyTypeOption>
    </ReturnPolicy>
    <ScheduleTime> dateTime </ScheduleTime>
    <SecondaryCategory> CategoryType
      <CategoryID> string </CategoryID>
    </SecondaryCategory>
    <SellerProfiles> SellerProfilesType
      <SellerPaymentProfile> SellerPaymentProfileType
        <PaymentProfileID> long </PaymentProfileID>
        <PaymentProfileName> string </PaymentProfileName>
      </SellerPaymentProfile>
      <SellerReturnProfile> SellerReturnProfileType
        <ReturnProfileID> long </ReturnProfileID>
        <ReturnProfileName> string </ReturnProfileName>
      </SellerReturnProfile>
      <SellerShippingProfile> SellerShippingProfileType
        <ShippingProfileID> long </ShippingProfileID>
        <ShippingProfileName> string </ShippingProfileName>
      </SellerShippingProfile>
    </SellerProfiles>
    <ShippingDetails> ShippingDetailsType
      <CalculatedShippingRate> CalculatedShippingRateType
        <MeasurementUnit> MeasurementSystemCodeType </MeasurementUnit>
        <OriginatingPostalCode> string </OriginatingPostalCode>
        <PackageDepth> MeasureType (decimal) </PackageDepth>
        <PackageLength> MeasureType (decimal) </PackageLength>
        <PackageWidth> MeasureType (decimal) </PackageWidth>
        <PackagingHandlingCosts> AmountType (double) </PackagingHandlingCosts>
        <ShippingIrregular> boolean </ShippingIrregular>
        <ShippingPackage> ShippingPackageCodeType </ShippingPackage>
        <WeightMajor> MeasureType (decimal) </WeightMajor>
        <WeightMinor> MeasureType (decimal) </WeightMinor>
      </CalculatedShippingRate>
      <CODCost> AmountType (double) </CODCost>
      <ExcludeShipToLocation> string </ExcludeShipToLocation>
      <!-- ... more ExcludeShipToLocation values allowed here ... -->
      <GlobalShipping> boolean </GlobalShipping>
      <InsuranceDetails> InsuranceDetailsType
        <InsuranceFee> AmountType (double) </InsuranceFee>
        <InsuranceOption> InsuranceOptionCodeType </InsuranceOption>
      </InsuranceDetails>
      <InsuranceFee> AmountType (double) </InsuranceFee>
      <InsuranceOption> InsuranceOptionCodeType </InsuranceOption>
      <InternationalInsuranceDetails> InsuranceDetailsType
        <InsuranceFee> AmountType (double) </InsuranceFee>
        <InsuranceOption> InsuranceOptionCodeType </InsuranceOption>
      </InternationalInsuranceDetails>
      <InternationalPromotionalShippingDiscount> boolean </InternationalPromotionalShippingDiscount>
      <InternationalShippingDiscountProfileID> string </InternationalShippingDiscountProfileID>
      <InternationalShippingServiceOption> InternationalShippingServiceOptionsType
        <ShippingService> token </ShippingService>
        <ShippingServiceAdditionalCost> AmountType (double) </ShippingServiceAdditionalCost>
        <ShippingServiceCost> AmountType (double) </ShippingServiceCost>
        <ShippingServicePriority> int </ShippingServicePriority>
        <ShipToLocation> string </ShipToLocation>
        <!-- ... more ShipToLocation values allowed here ... -->
      </InternationalShippingServiceOption>
      <!-- ... more InternationalShippingServiceOption nodes allowed here ... -->
      <PaymentInstructions> string </PaymentInstructions>
      <PromotionalShippingDiscount> boolean </PromotionalShippingDiscount>
      <RateTableDetails> RateTableDetailsType
        <DomesticRateTable> string </DomesticRateTable>
        <InternationalRateTable> string </InternationalRateTable>
      </RateTableDetails>
      <SalesTax> SalesTaxType
        <SalesTaxPercent> float </SalesTaxPercent>
        <SalesTaxState> string </SalesTaxState>
        <ShippingIncludedInTax> boolean </ShippingIncludedInTax>
      </SalesTax>
      <ShippingDiscountProfileID> string </ShippingDiscountProfileID>
      <ShippingServiceOptions> ShippingServiceOptionsType
        <FreeShipping> boolean </FreeShipping>
        <ShippingService> token </ShippingService>
        <ShippingServiceAdditionalCost> AmountType (double) </ShippingServiceAdditionalCost>
        <ShippingServiceCost> AmountType (double) </ShippingServiceCost>
        <ShippingServicePriority> int </ShippingServicePriority>
        <ShippingSurcharge> AmountType (double) </ShippingSurcharge>
      </ShippingServiceOptions>
      <!-- ... more ShippingServiceOptions nodes allowed here ... -->
      <ShippingType> ShippingTypeCodeType </ShippingType>
    </ShippingDetails>
    <ShippingPackageDetails> ShipPackageDetailsType
      <MeasurementUnit> MeasurementSystemCodeType </MeasurementUnit>
      <PackageDepth> MeasureType (decimal) </PackageDepth>
      <PackageLength> MeasureType (decimal) </PackageLength>
      <PackageWidth> MeasureType (decimal) </PackageWidth>
      <ShippingIrregular> boolean </ShippingIrregular>
      <ShippingPackage> ShippingPackageCodeType </ShippingPackage>
      <WeightMajor> MeasureType (decimal) </WeightMajor>
      <WeightMinor> MeasureType (decimal) </WeightMinor>
    </ShippingPackageDetails>
    <ShippingServiceCostOverrideList> ShippingServiceCostOverrideListType
      <ShippingServiceCostOverride> ShippingServiceCostOverrideType
        <ShippingServiceAdditionalCost> AmountType (double) </ShippingServiceAdditionalCost>
        <ShippingServiceCost> AmountType (double) </ShippingServiceCost>
        <ShippingServicePriority> int </ShippingServicePriority>
        <ShippingServiceType> ShippingServiceType </ShippingServiceType>
        <ShippingSurcharge> AmountType (double) </ShippingSurcharge>
      </ShippingServiceCostOverride>
      <!-- ... more ShippingServiceCostOverride nodes allowed here ... -->
    </ShippingServiceCostOverrideList>
    <ShippingTermsInDescription> boolean </ShippingTermsInDescription>
    <ShipToLocations> string </ShipToLocations>
    <!-- ... more ShipToLocations values allowed here ... -->
    <Site> SiteCodeType </Site>
    <SKU> SKUType (string) </SKU>
    <SkypeContactOption> SkypeContactOptionCodeType </SkypeContactOption>
    <!-- ... more SkypeContactOption values allowed here ... -->
    <SkypeEnabled> boolean </SkypeEnabled>
    <SkypeID> string </SkypeID>
    <StartPrice> AmountType (double) </StartPrice>
    <Storefront> StorefrontType
      <StoreCategory2ID> long </StoreCategory2ID>
      <StoreCategory2Name> string </StoreCategory2Name>
      <StoreCategoryID> long </StoreCategoryID>
      <StoreCategoryName> string </StoreCategoryName>
    </Storefront>
    <SubTitle> string </SubTitle>
    <TaxCategory> string </TaxCategory>
    <Title> string </Title>
    <UseRecommendedProduct> boolean </UseRecommendedProduct>
    <UseTaxTable> boolean </UseTaxTable>
    <UUID> UUIDType (string) </UUID>
    <Variations> VariationsType
      <Pictures> PicturesType
        <VariationSpecificName> string </VariationSpecificName>
        <VariationSpecificPictureSet> VariationSpecificPictureSetType
          <PictureURL> anyURI </PictureURL>
          <!-- ... more PictureURL values allowed here ... -->
          <VariationSpecificValue> string </VariationSpecificValue>
        </VariationSpecificPictureSet>
        <!-- ... more VariationSpecificPictureSet nodes allowed here ... -->
      </Pictures>
      <Variation> VariationType
        <DiscountPriceInfo> DiscountPriceInfoType
          <MadeForOutletComparisonPrice> AmountType (double) </MadeForOutletComparisonPrice>
          <MinimumAdvertisedPrice> AmountType (double) </MinimumAdvertisedPrice>
          <MinimumAdvertisedPriceExposure> MinimumAdvertisedPriceExposureCodeType </MinimumAdvertisedPriceExposure>
          <OriginalRetailPrice> AmountType (double) </OriginalRetailPrice>
          <SoldOffeBay> boolean </SoldOffeBay>
          <SoldOneBay> boolean </SoldOneBay>
        </DiscountPriceInfo>
        <Quantity> int </Quantity>
        <SKU> SKUType (string) </SKU>
        <StartPrice> AmountType (double) </StartPrice>
        <VariationSpecifics> NameValueListArrayType
          <NameValueList> NameValueListType
            <Name> string </Name>
            <Value> string </Value>
            <!-- ... more Value values allowed here ... -->
          </NameValueList>
          <!-- ... more NameValueList nodes allowed here ... -->
        </VariationSpecifics>
        <!-- ... more VariationSpecifics nodes allowed here ... -->
      </Variation>
      <!-- ... more Variation nodes allowed here ... -->
      <VariationSpecificsSet> NameValueListArrayType
        <NameValueList> NameValueListType
          <Name> string </Name>
          <Value> string </Value>
          <!-- ... more Value values allowed here ... -->
        </NameValueList>
        <!-- ... more NameValueList nodes allowed here ... -->
      </VariationSpecificsSet>
    </Variations>
    <VATDetails> VATDetailsType
      <BusinessSeller> boolean </BusinessSeller>
      <RestrictedToBusiness> boolean </RestrictedToBusiness>
      <VATPercent> float </VATPercent>
    </VATDetails>
    <VIN> string </VIN>
    <VRM> string </VRM>
  </Item>
  <!-- Standard Input Fields -->
  <ErrorLanguage> string </ErrorLanguage>
  <MessageID> string </MessageID>
  <Version> string </Version>
  <WarningLevel> WarningLevelCodeType </WarningLevel>
</AddFixedPriceItemRequest>
Argument Type Occurrence Meaning
Call-specific Input Fields [Jump to standard fields]
Item ItemType Required Root container holding all values that define a new fixed-price listing.
Item.ApplicationData string Optional Returns custom, application-specific data associated with the item. The data you specify is stored by eBay with the item for your own reference, but it is not used by eBay in any way. Use ApplicationData to store special information for yourself, such as a part number. For a SKU in an eBay.com listing, use the SKU element instead. To remove this value when revising or relisting an item, use DeletedField.

Not applicable to Half.com; use SellerInventoryID instead.
Max length: 32.
Item.AttributeSetArray AttributeSetArrayType Conditional Deprecated as of version 773. Currently ignored. Use Item.ItemSpecifics instead.
No longer applicable to any categories.
Deprecation version: 773. See also Deprecated Objects.
Item.AutoPay boolean Conditional To create a requirement that a buyer pays immediately (through PayPal or PaisaPay) for an auction (Buy It Now only) or fixed-price item, the seller can include and set the AutoPay field to 'true' for an Add/Revise/Relist API call. If the seller does not want to create an immediate payment item, this field is either omitted, or included and set to 'false'.

If this feature is enabled for a listing, the buyer must pay immediately for the item through PayPal or PaisaPay (India site only), and the buyer's funds are transferred instantly to the seller's PayPal or PaisaPay account. The seller's item will remain available for purchase by other buyers until the buyer actually completes the payment.

In order for a seller to apply an immediate payment requirement for an item, the following must be true:
  • seller must have a Premier or Business PayPal account (or PaisaPay for India sellers);
  • the Buy It Now price (if applicable) cannot be higher than $10,000 USD;
  • the listing site supports PayPal (or PaisaPay for India site) payments;
  • the category supports PayPal (or PaisaPay for India site) payments;
  • the listing type is fixed-price or auction (with Buy It Now option).
To successfully enable the immediate payment requirement, the seller must also perform the following actions through the API call:
  • seller must provide a valid Item.PayPalEmailAddress value (not required for India site);
  • seller must offer PayPal as the only payment method, or for the India site, one or more of the three supported PaisaPay payment methods;
  • seller must specify all related costs to the buyer, since the buyer will not be able to use the Buyer Request Total feature in an immediate payment listing; these costs include flat-rate shipping costs for each domestic and international shipping service offered, package handling costs, and any shipping surcharges;
  • seller must include and set the PromotionalShippingDiscount field to true if a promotional shipping discount is being applied to the listing;
  • seller must include the ShippingDiscountProfileID and reference a valid flat or calculated Shipping Discount Profile ID if a flat or calculated shipping rule is being applied to the listing.
In the Trading API calls that return the AutoPay field, be aware that the field's appearance in the output does not necessarily indicate that the immediate payment feature was successfully enabled/used for the active or ended listing, but only that the seller attempted to enable (by including and setting AutoPay to 'true' in the request) the immediate payment feature for the listing.
To discover if a category supports immediate payment for an item, use GetCategories and look for the appearance of the AutoPayEnabled boolean field in the output for that category (identified by CategoryID). AutoPayEnabled is returned as an empty element if the category supports immediate payment, and is not returned at all if the category does not support immediate payment.

Not applicable to Half.com.
Default: false.

See:
    Specifying a Payment Method
    Requiring Immediate Payment of a Vehicle Deposit

Item.BestOfferDetails BestOfferDetailsType Optional For Add/Revise/Relist/Verify calls: This container is used to enable the Best Offer feature on a listing. The Best Offer feature is not available for auction listings.

For GetItem and other calls that retrieve item data, this container will include the status (GetMyeBayBuying only) and dollar amount of the latest Best Offer on a fixed-price listing, and the number of Best Offers received for the fixed-price listing.

Not applicable to Half.com.
Item.BestOfferDetails
  .BestOfferEnabled
boolean Optional This field indicates whether or not the Best Offer feature is enabled for this item. A seller of a fixed-price item (in a category for which Best Offer is also enabled) can opt that item into the Best Offer feature. This feature enables a buyer to make a lower-priced binding offer on that item.

As long as a fixed-price listing has no Best Offer transaction completed or pending, or is not scheduled to end within 12 hours, a seller can change this value (enable or disable).

Note: Some large merchant accounts are enabled to revise this field through a Revise call even within 12 hours of the listing's scheduled end time. The exception to this rule is that Best Offers can not be disabled if the listing has any completed or pending Best Offers.
Item.BuyerRequirementDetails BuyerRequirementDetailsType Optional When this container is present in an AddItem or AddFixedPriceItem call, all buyer requirements for the resulting listing are set by this container. Furthermore, individual buyer requirements cannot be modified or added when including this container in a ReviseItem call. The ReviseItem call needs to provide the entire set of buyer requirements to modify or add any of the requirements. Unless otherwise specified, most buyer requirements are only returned if the caller is the seller. All global My eBay Buyer Requirements are overridden by the contents of this container. This means that buyer requirements set in My eBay cannot be combined with buyer requirements included in this container.

Not applicable to Half.com.

See Selecting Buyer Requirements (eBay Web site help).

Item.BuyerRequirementDetails
  .LinkedPayPalAccount
boolean Optional The seller includes and sets this field to 'true' as a mechanism to block bidders who do not have a PayPal account linked to their eBay account.
Default: false.
Item.BuyerRequirementDetails
  .MaximumBuyerPolicyViolations
MaximumBuyerPolicyViolationsType Optional The seller uses this container as a mechanism to block prospective buyers who have one or more buyer policy violations on their account during a specified time period.
Item.BuyerRequirementDetails
  .MaximumBuyerPolicyViolations
  .Count
int Optional This integer value sets the maximum number of buyer policy violations that a prospective buyer is allowed to have during a specified time period (MaximumBuyerPolicyViolations.Period) before being blocked from buying/bidding on the item.

To retrieve a list of allowed values for this field, the seller should call GeteBayDetails, including BuyerRequirementDetails in the DetailName field of the request, and then look for the BuyerRequirementDetails.MaximumBuyerPolicyViolations.NumberOfPolicyViolations.Count fields in the response.
Default: 4.
Item.BuyerRequirementDetails
  .MaximumBuyerPolicyViolations
  .Period
PeriodCodeType Optional This enumerated value defines the length of time over which a prospective buyer's buyer policy violations will be counted. If the prospective buyer's number of buyer policy violations during this defined period exceeds the value set in the Count field, that prospective buyer is blocked from buying/bidding on the item.

If the Count value is 2, and the specified Period is 'Days_30' (counting back 30 days from the present day), any prospective buyer that has had three or more buyer policy violations is blocked from buying/bidding on the item.
Default: Days_30.

Applicable values:

Days_180
(in/out) This value indicates that the evaluation period is set back 180 days from the present date.
Days_30
(in/out) This value indicates that the evaluation period is set back 30 days from the present date.

(Not all values in PeriodCodeType apply to this field.)
Item.BuyerRequirementDetails
  .MaximumItemRequirements
MaximumItemRequirementsType Optional The seller uses this container as a mechanism to restrict the number of items (specifying a MaximumItemCount value) a prospective buyer can purchase from the seller during a 10-day period. The seller also has the option of setting a MinimumFeedbackScore requirement. If both fields of the MaximumItemRequirements container are set, the MaximumItemCount limit will only apply to those prospective buyers that don't equal or exceed the specified minimum Feedback Score.
Item.BuyerRequirementDetails
  .MaximumItemRequirements
  .MaximumItemCount
int Conditional This field is conditionally required if the MaximumItemRequirements container is used.

The value of this field specifies the maximum number of items a prospective buyer can purchase from the seller during a 10-day period. The prospective buyer will be blocked from bidding/buying once this value is reached. To see the valid values for your site, call GeteBayDetails with DetailName set to BuyerRequirementDetails, and then look for the BuyerRequirementDetails.MaximumItemRequirements.MaximumItemCount fields. As of Jan. 2013, the valid values for the US site are: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 25, 50, and 75.

If the MaximumItemRequirements.MinimumFeedbackScore field is also specified, the MaximumItemCount limit will only apply to those prospective buyers who don't meet the specified Minimum Feedback Score threshold.

See Buyers Who May Bid on Several of My Items and Not Pay.

Item.BuyerRequirementDetails
  .MaximumItemRequirements
  .MinimumFeedbackScore
int Optional This is an optional field that is ignored if a MaximumItemCount value has not been provided.

If this field is used, a prospective buyer is blocked from bidding/buying if they have reached or exceeded the MaximumItemCount and their feedback score is less than the value of this field. To see the valid values for your site, call GeteBayDetails with DetailName set to BuyerRequirementDetails, and then look for the BuyerRequirementDetails.MaximumItemRequirements.MinimumFeedbackScore fields. Currently, the valid values for the US site are: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.
Item.BuyerRequirementDetails
  .MaximumUnpaidItemStrikesInfo
MaximumUnpaidItemStrikesInfoType Optional The seller uses this container as a mechanism to block prospective buyers who have one or more unpaid item strikes on their account during a specified time period.
Item.BuyerRequirementDetails
  .MaximumUnpaidItemStrikesInfo
  .Count
int Conditional This integer value sets the maximum number of unpaid item strikes that a prospective buyer is allowed to have during a specified time period (MaximumUnpaidItemStrikesInfo.Period) before being blocked from buying/bidding on the item.

To retrieve a list of allowed values for this field, the seller should call GeteBayDetails, including BuyerRequirementDetails in the DetailName field of the request, and then look for the BuyerRequirementDetails.MaximumUnpaidItemStrikesInfo.MaximumUnpaidItemStrikesCount.Count fields in the response.
Default: 2.
Item.BuyerRequirementDetails
  .MaximumUnpaidItemStrikesInfo
  .Period
PeriodCodeType Conditional This enumerated value defines the length of time over which a prospective buyer's unpaid item strikes will be counted. If the prospective buyer's number of unpaid item strikes during this defined period exceeds the value set in the Count field, that prospective buyer is blocked from buying/bidding on the item.

If the Count value is 2, and the specified Period is 'Days_30' (counting back 30 days from the present day), any prospective buyer that has had three or more unpaid item strikes is blocked from buying/bidding on the item.
Default: Days_30.

Applicable values:

Days_180
(in/out) This value indicates that the evaluation period is set back 180 days from the present date.
Days_30
(in/out) This value indicates that the evaluation period is set back 30 days from the present date.
Days_360
(in/out) This value indicates that the evaluation period is set back 360 days from the present date.

(Not all values in PeriodCodeType apply to this field.)
Item.BuyerRequirementDetails
  .MinimumFeedbackScore
int Optional The seller includes this field as a mechanism to block bidders who have a Feedback Score less than the specified value. To obtain the list of supported values, call GeteBayDetails, include BuyerRequirementDetails as a DetailName value in the request, and then look for the list of Minimum Feedback Score values returned under the MinimumFeedbackScore container in the response. Currently, the valid values for the US site are -3, -2, and -1.
Item.BuyerRequirementDetails
  .ShipToRegistrationCountry
boolean Optional The seller includes and sets this field to 'true' as a mechanism to block bidders who reside (according to their eBay primary shipping address) in countries that are on the ship-to exclusion list. Sellers add countries or regions to their ship-to exclusion list by adding those countries or regions using one or more ExcludeShipToLocation fields in an Add/Revise/Relist call.
Default: false.
Item.BuyerRequirementDetails
  .VerifiedUserRequirements
VerifiedUserRequirementsType Optional The seller uses this container as a mechanism to block prospective buyers who are not verified users on PayPal, or in the case of eBay India, not verified users on PaisaPay.

The Verified User concept is not applicable to all countries, including the US and Germany. To verify if the Verified User concept is applicable to a specific site, call GeteBayDetails with DetailName set to BuyerRequirementDetails, and then look for the BuyerRequirementDetails.VerifiedUserRequirements container.
Item.BuyerRequirementDetails
  .VerifiedUserRequirements
  .MinimumFeedbackScore
int Optional This field is ignored unless the VerifiedUser field is included and set to 'true'.

The seller includes this field as a mechanism to block verified users who have a feedback score less than the specified value.

The Verified User concept is not applicable to all countries, including the US and Germany. To verify if the Verified User concept is applicable to a specific site, call GeteBayDetails with DetailName set to BuyerRequirementDetails, and then look for the BuyerRequirementDetails.VerifiedUserRequirements container. The valid MinimumFeedbackScore values will be seen in the BuyerRequirementDetails.VerifiedUserRequirements.FeedbackScore fields.
Default: 5.
Item.BuyerRequirementDetails
  .VerifiedUserRequirements
  .VerifiedUser
boolean Optional To block non-verified users from buying/bidding on their items, the seller should include this field and set its value to 'true'.

The Verified User concept is not applicable to all countries, including the US and Germany. To verify if the Verified User concept is applicable to a specific site, call GeteBayDetails with DetailName set to BuyerRequirementDetails, and then look for the BuyerRequirementDetails.VerifiedUserRequirements container.
Default: false.

See Field Differences for eBay Sites.

Item.BuyerRequirementDetails
  .ZeroFeedbackScore
boolean Optional This Buyer Requirements feature is only available to sellers on the China site, and is only applicable to fixed-price or auction Buy It Now items.

The seller includes and sets this field to 'true' as a mechanism to block prospective buyers with a feedback score of 0 from buying items with a price of 100 RMB or higher.
Default: false.
Item
  .CategoryBasedAttributesPrefill
boolean Optional If this field is included in the request and set to 'true', eBay will auto-fill some of a listing's Item Specifics values based on the listing's category (or categories). Auto-filling Item Specifics based on a category is not the same as using Pre-filled Item Information based on a catalog product (see ProductListingDetails). If you set CategoryBasedAttributesPrefill to 'true', it is recommended that you also include and set the Item.CategoryMappingAllowed value to 'true', so you can be assured that your item will pick up the Item Specifics values from the correct category (categories). This field will be ignored if the category does not support auto-filling attributes.

If you also pass in Item Specifics through the Item.ItemSpecifics container in the request, these values will override any auto-filled values for the same Item Specifics. Once you have overridden the value of an auto-filled Item Specifics for a given listing, eBay will not auto-fill it on subsequent ReviseItem requests (even if you remove the overridden value from the Item Specific in the ItemSpecifics container).

Not applicable to Half.com.
Item.CategoryMappingAllowed boolean Optional Controls how eBay handles cases in which an Category ID specified in PrimaryCategory and/or SecondaryCategory no longer exists in the current category structure: If you pass a value of 'true' in CategoryMappingAllowed, eBay will look up the current category ID that is mapped to the same category and use the new Category ID for the listing (if any). The new Category ID will be returned in the response as CategoryID (for the primary category) or Category2ID (for the secondary category). If CategoryMappingAllowed is not set or contains a value of 'false' (the default), an error will be returned if a specified Category ID no longer exists.

Not applicable to Half.com.

See Mapping Old Category IDs to Current IDs.

Item.Charity CharityType Optional Identifies a Giving Works listing and the benefiting nonprofit charity organization selected by the charity seller (if any). If specified, the seller must also accept PayPal as a payment method for the item (see Item.PaymentMethods).

When you revise an item, you can add a charity to a non-charity listing, but you cannot remove or change the charity designation. The rules for adding a charity to a listing depend on the listing type. For an auction listing, you can revise an item to add a charity if there are more than 12 hours left for the listing (whether or not the item has bids). For a fixed-price listing, you can revise an item to add a charity if there are more than 12 hours left for the listing, and the item has not been sold.

When you relist an item, use DeletedField to remove charity information.

Not applicable to Half.com.

See:
    Miscellaneous Item Field Differences
    Working with Listings that Benefit Nonprofits

Item.Charity.CharityID string Conditional A unique identification number assigned by eBay to registered nonprofit charity organizations. Required input when listing Giving Works items.
Item.Charity.CharityNumber int Optional A unique identifier assigned to a nonprofit charity organization by the dedicated provider of eBay Giving Works. This value can contain up to 10 digits. This value is superseded by CharityID.
Item.Charity.DonationPercent float Conditional The percentage of the purchase price that the seller chooses to donate to the selected nonprofit organization. This percentage is displayed in the Giving Works item listing. Possible values: 10.0 to 100.0. Percentages must increment by 5.0. Minimum donation percentages may be required for Giving Works listings, see http://pages.ebay.com/help/sell/selling-nonprofit.html for details. DonationPercent is required input when listing Giving Works items.
Item.ConditionDescription string Optional This string field is used by the seller to more clearly describe the condition of items that are not brand new.

The ConditionDescription field is available for all categories, including categories where the condition type is not applicable (e.g., Antiques). This field is applicable for all item conditions except "New", "Brand New", "New with tags", and "New in box". If ConditionDescription is used with these conditions (Condition IDs 1000-1499), eBay will simply ignore this field if included, and eBay will return a warning message to the user.

This field should only be used to further clarify the condition of the used item. For example, "The right leg of the chair has a small scratch, and on the seat back there is a light blue stain about the shape and size of a coin." It should not be used for branding, promotions, shipping, returns, payment or other information unrelated to the condition of the item. Make sure that the condition type (Item.ConditionID), condition description, item description (Item.Description), and the listing's pictures do not contradict one another.

Note: The ConditionDescription field is optional For Add/Revise/Relist API calls. However, this field may become required in some categories starting with the Spring 2013 Seller Release.
ConditionDescription is currently supported on the eBay US and US eBay Motors (0), UK (3), CA (2), CAFR (210), AU (15), AT (16), BEFR (23), BENL (123), FR (71), DE (77), IT (101), NL (146), ES (186), CH (193), IE (205) and PL (212) sites.
The ConditionDescription field is returned by GetItem (and other related calls that return the Item object) if a condition description is specified in the listing.
Max length: 1000.
Item.ConditionID int Conditional The numeric ID (e.g., 1000) for the item condition. Sellers should also clarify the item's condition in their own item description.

Note: In addition to including notes on flaws or wear and tear on an used item in the Item.Description, and including a ConditionID value, you can provide additional information about the condition of your used item through the Item.ConditionDescription string field.
For the AddItem family of calls: Use GetCategoryFeatures for details about which categories support (or require) ConditionID, plus policies and help on choosing the right condition for the item (to reduce disputes).

Please note the following behavior if you pass a ConditionID value that is not valid for the category: If ConditionID is disabled (or not applicable) for the category, the item is listed with no condition. If ConditionID is enabled or required for the category, the listing request fails.

If you are listing in two categories, the primary category determines which condition model (ConditionID or item specifics) and which condition values can be used.

US eBay Motors Parts & Accessories and vehicle categories require ConditionID for new listings and re-listings.

Not applicable to Half.com in listing requests (e.g., AddItem). However, ConditionID could be returned in responses for Half.com listings that are available to or sold on the eBay site (as appropriate for the corresponding eBay category).

For Revise/Relist calls: In most cases, you can add or modify ConditionID when you revise or relist. If GetCategoryFeatures returns ConditionEnabled=Required for the listing's category, you cannot remove ConditionID from the listing.

If an auction has bids or ends within 12 hours, you cannot remove or change its condition, and you cannot replace a condition attribute or custom item specific with ConditionID. In this case, you will still be able to modify other fields that are normally editable, even if ConditionID is not present.

In most cases, you can add or modify ConditionID for multi-quantity fixed price listings. (If a multi-quantity fixed price listing has revision restrictions imposed by other choices the seller has made in the listing, you might not be able to remove or change the condition.)

If you revise or relist a GTC listing that only has a condition attribute or custom item specific, you need to specify ConditionID (if the category requires it). ReviseInventoryStatus also fails if you attempt to revise listings that are missing ConditionID. (This rule does not apply during auto-renewal of a GTC listing. It only applies when you perform an action on the listing.)

For GetItem and GetSellerList: Only returned when the seller specified ConditionID in their listing. Also returns a localized display name.

Note: For most categories, eBay does not convert item condition data in the older AttributeSetArray, LookupAttributeArray, or ItemSpecifics format to this format in older listings or when you revise or relist items. This means GTC listings and older ended or sold listings may still return the item condition in these other fields even after new listings only support ConditionID.

There are a few categories in which automatic mapping does occur, where the old and newer conditions are identical. See the "Automatic Mapping" tab in the Item Condition Look-up Table link below for details.

Also, if you specified ConditionID but the category also supports condition in item specifics, you may receive a "Dropped condition from Item specifics" warning. You can ignore this warning as long as you used ConditionID.

See:
    Specifying an Item's Condition
    ConditionValues in GetCategoryFeatures
    Item Condition Look-up Table (and Automatic Mapping)

Item.Country CountryCodeType Required Defines the 2-letter country code set.

To see the list of currently supported country codes, and the English names associated with each code (e.g., KY="Cayman Islands"), call GeteBayDetails with DetailName set to CountryDetails, and then look for CountryDetails.Country fields in the response.

Most of the codes that eBay uses conform to the ISO 3166 standard, but some of the codes in the ISO 3166 standard are not used by eBay. Plus, there are some non-ISO codes in the eBay list. (Additional codes appear at the end of this code list and are noted as non-ISO.)

Also applicable as input to AddItem and related calls when you list items to Half.com (specify 'US').

Applicable values: See Country.

See GeteBayDetails.

Item.CrossBorderTrade string Optional,
repeatable: [0..*]
This field is used by sellers who want their listing to be returned in the search results for other eBay sites. This feature is currently only supported by the US, UK, eBay Canada, and eBay Ireland sites. See Getting exposure on international sites for full requirements on using this feature. There is a small listing fee for each country specified as a Cross Border Trade country.

US listings that offer shipping to Canada, North America, or worldwide are automatically returned on eBay.ca at no extra charge, so US listings that offer shipping to these locations do not need to specify Canada as a Cross Border Trade country.

See Making Listings Available by Default on Another Site.

Item.Currency CurrencyCodeType Required Currency associated with the item's price information. 3-letter ISO 4217 currency code that corresponds to the site specified in the listing request. Also applicable as input to AddItem and related calls when you list items to Half.com (specify USD). You cannot modify a listing's currency when you revise or relist an item.

To see the list of currently supported currency codes, call GeteBayDetails with DetailName set to CurrencyDetails, and then look for the CurrencyDetails.Currency fields in the response.

Applicable values:

AUD
(in/out) This value is a 3-digit code for an Australia dollar, a currency used in Australia. This is the value that should be passed in the Item.Currency field by the seller when listing an item on the eBay Australia site (Site ID 15).
CAD
(in/out) This value is a 3-digit code for a Canadian dollar, a currency used in Canada. This is the value that should be passed in the Item.Currency field by the seller when listing an item on the eBay Canada site (Site ID 2). Note that items listed on the Canada site can also specify 'USD'.
CHF
(in/out) Swiss Franc. For eBay, you can only specify this currency for listings you submit to the Switzerland site (site ID 193).
CNY
(in/out) This value is a 3-digit code for a Chinese yuan (also known as the renminbi), a currency used in China.
EUR
(in/out) This value is a 3-digit code for a EURO, a currency used in Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, and Vatican City. This is the value that should be passed in the Item.Currency field by the seller when listing an item on the following sites: Austria (Site ID 16), Belgium_French (Site ID 23), France (Site ID 71), Germany (Site ID 77), Italy (Site ID 101), Belgium_Dutch (Site ID 123), Netherlands (Site ID 146), Spain (Site ID 186), and Ireland (Site ID 205).
GBP
(in/out) This value is a 3-digit code for a Pound sterling, a currency used in the United Kingdom and British Crown dependencies. This is the value that should be passed in the Item.Currency field by the seller when listing an item on the eBay UK site (Site ID 3).
HKD
(in/out) This value is a 3-digit code for a Hong Kong dollar, a currency used in Hong Kong and Macau. This is the value that should be passed in the Item.Currency field by the seller when listing an item on the eBay Hong Kong site (Site ID 201).
INR
(in/out) This value is a 3-digit code for an Indian rupee, a currency used in India. This is the value that should be passed in the Item.Currency field by the seller when listing an item on the eBay India site (Site ID 203).
MYR
(in/out) This value is a 3-digit code for a Malaysian Ringgit, a currency used in Malaysia. This is the value that should be passed in the Item.Currency field by the seller when listing an item on the eBay Malaysia site (Site ID 207).
PHP
(in/out) This value is a 3-digit code for a Philippine peso, a currency used in the Philippines. This is the value that should be passed in the Item.Currency field by the seller when listing an item on the eBay Philippines site (Site ID 211).
PLN
(in/out) This value is a 3-digit code for a Polish zloty, a currency used in Poland. This is the value that should be passed in the Item.Currency field by the seller when listing an item on the eBay Poland site (Site ID 212).
SEK
(in/out) This value is a 3-digit code for a Swedish krona, a currency used in Swedn. This is the value that should be passed in the Item.Currency field by the seller when listing an item on the eBay Sweden site (Site ID 218).
SGD
(in/out) This value is a 3-digit code for a Singapore dollar, a currency used in Singapore and Brunei. This is the value that should be passed in the Item.Currency field by the seller when listing an item on the eBay Singapore site (Site ID 216).
TWD
(in/out) This value is a 3-digit code for the New Taiwan dollar, a currency used in Taiwan.
USD
(in/out) This value is a 3-digit code for a US dollar, a currency used in the United States, America Samoa, Barbados, Bermuda, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Caribbean Netherlands, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guam, Haiti, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Panama, Puerto Rico, Timor-Leste, Turks and Caicos Islands, US Virgin Islands, and Zimbabwe. This is the value that should be passed in the Item.Currency field by the seller when listing an item on the eBay US or US eBay Motors site (Site ID 0). 'USD' can also be specified as the Item.Currency on the eBay Canada site (Site ID 2).

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

See:
    GeteBayDetails
    Field Differences for eBay Sites

Item.Description string Conditional This field is used by the seller to provide a description of the item. In listing requests, you can submit your description using CDATA if you want to use HTML or XML-reserved characters in the description. An error is returned if this contains malicious JavaScript content. (For more information on eBay's HTML and JavaScript policy, see the HTML and JavaScript policy help topic.)

Embedding pictures in the description (by using IMG tags) is strongly discouraged. The recommended process is to specify the image URLs using PictureURL in the AddItem or AddFixedPriceItem calls. You can specify up to 12 self-hosted or eBay Picture Services hosted URLs at no cost.

Note: All images must comply with the Picture Requirements.
This field is required for all listings except when creating a listing using an eBay catalog product (Item.ProductListingDetails container).
Note: In addition to including notes on flaws or wear and tear on an used item in the Item.Description, and including a ConditionID value, you can provide additional information about the condition of your used item through the Item.ConditionDescription string field.
For GetItem: Item.Description can be empty when IncludePrefilledItemInformation is set to 'true' and the seller did not write their own description. Item.Description doesn't return pre-filled descriptions from catalogs. The eBay site shows the catalog product description (if any) in the product details section of a listing. To retrieve a URL for the catalog product details page, see DetailsURL in FindProducts in the Shopping API.

Not applicable to Half.com. (For Half.com, use AttributeArray.Attribute with the attributeLabel attribute set to 'Notes' to specify a brief description or note to the buyer.)
Max length: 500000 (some sites may allow more, but the exact number may vary).

See IncludePrefilledItemInformation.

Item.DisableBuyerRequirements boolean Optional If true: all buyer requirements (from Item.BuyerRequirementDetails or Buyer requirements preferences in My eBay) are ignored.

If false (or omitted): Item.BuyerRequirementDetails or Buyer requirements preferences are used, with Item.BuyerRequirementDetails having the higher precedence.
Default: false.
Item.DiscountPriceInfo DiscountPriceInfoType Optional This container provides information for an item that has a Strikethrough Price (STP) or a Minimum Advertised Price (MAP) discount pricing treatment. STP and MAP apply only to fixed-price listings. STP is available on the US, UK, and German (DE) sites, while MAP is available only on the US site.

Discount pricing is available to qualified sellers (and their associated developers) who participate in the Discount Pricing Program. Once qualified, sellers receive a "special account flag" (SAF) that allows them to apply Discount Pricing to both single-variation and multi-variation items. Sellers should contact their account manager or Customer Service to see if they qualify for the Strikethrough Pricing program.

As a seller listing Discount Price items, you are required to maintain records of your discount pricing in the event you are called upon to substantiate your item pricing. The following link details your legal obligations when you utilize Discount Pricing to sell items: Strikethrough Pricing Requirements

For AddFixedPriceItem, RelistFixedPriceItem, ReviseFixedPriceItem, and VerifyAddFixedPriceItem: If you are listing variations (MSKU items), use Variation.DiscountPriceInfo for each variation.

See Displaying Discount Pricing Information to Buyers.

Item.DiscountPriceInfo
  .MadeForOutletComparisonPrice
AmountType (double) Conditional Applicable only if the item was specifically made for sale through dedicated eBay outlet pages (e.g., eBay Fashion Outlet).

The comparison price is the price of a comparable product sold through non-outlet channels on eBay (or elsewhere), or not specifically made for the outlet.

In fashion, a "comparable" product shares the same design, but is not considered an identical product. Some products are specifically made for outlets, and may have a different SKU than the "comparable" product. These made-for-outlet products may be manufactured in a different place, with different materials, or according to different specifications (i.e. different stitch pattern, seam reinforcement, button quality, etc.)
Item.DiscountPriceInfo
  .MinimumAdvertisedPrice
AmountType (double) Conditional Minimum Advertised Price (MAP) is an agreement between suppliers (or manufacturers (OEM)) and the retailers (sellers) stipulating the lowest price an item is allowed to be advertised at. Sellers can offer prices below MAP by means of other discounts. This only applies to fixed-price listings and auction listings with the Buy It Now option.
Item.DiscountPriceInfo
  .MinimumAdvertisedPriceExposure
MinimumAdvertisedPriceExposureCodeType Conditional For MinimumAdvertisedPrice (MAP) listings only. A seller cannot show the actual discounted price on eBay's View Item page. Instead, the buyer can either click on a pop-up on eBay's View Item page, or the discount price will be shown during checkout.

Applicable values:

CustomCode
(in/out) Reserved for future use.
DuringCheckout
(in/out) DuringCheckout specifies that the discounted price must be shown on the eBay checkout flow page.
None
(in/out) None means the discount price is not shown via either PreCheckout nor DuringCheckout.
PreCheckout
(in/out) PreCheckout specifies that the buyer must click a link (or a button) to navigate to a separate page (or window) that displays the discount price. eBay displays the discounted item price in a pop-up window.

Item.DiscountPriceInfo
  .OriginalRetailPrice
AmountType (double) Conditional The actual retail price set by the manufacturer (OEM). eBay does not maintain or validate the OriginalRetailPrice supplied by the seller. OriginalRetailPrice should always be more than StartPrice. Compare the StartPrice/BuyItNowPrice to OriginalRetailPrice to determine the amount of savings to the buyer.
Item.DiscountPriceInfo
  .SoldOffeBay
boolean Conditional Used by the eBay UK and eBay Germany (DE) sites, this flag indicates that the discount price (specified as StartPrice) is the price for which the seller offered the same (or similar) item for sale on a Web site or offline store other than eBay in the previous 30 days. The discount price is always in reference to the seller's own price for the item.

If this field is set to 'true', eBay displays 'Was*' in the UK and 'Ursprunglich*' in Germany, next to the discounted price of the item. In the event both SoldOffeBay and SoldOneBay fields are set, SoldOneBay takes precedence.
Default: false.
Item.DiscountPriceInfo
  .SoldOneBay
boolean Conditional Used by the eBay UK and eBay Germany (DE) sites, this flag indicates that the discount price (specified as StartPrice) is the price for which the seller offered the same (or similar) item for sale on eBay within the previous 30 days. The discount price is always in reference to the seller's own price for the item.

If this field is set to 'true', eBay displays 'Was' in the UK and 'Ursprunglich' in Germany, next to the discounted price of the item. In the event both SoldOffeBay and SoldOneBay fields are set to 'true', SoldOneBay takes precedence.
Default: false.
Item.DispatchTimeMax int Conditional Specifies the maximum number of business days the seller commits to for preparing an item to be shipped after receiving a cleared payment. This time does not include the shipping time (the carrier's transit time).

For the AddItem family of calls: Required for listings in certain categories when certain shipping services (with delivery) are offered. See HandlingTimeEnabled in GetCategoryFeatures. The seller sets this field to a positive integer value indicating the number of days. For a list of allowed values on each eBay site, use GeteBayDetails with DetailName set to DispatchTimeMaxDetails. (Typical values are 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 15, or 20, but this can vary by site and these may change over time.)

Valid for flat and calculated shipping. Does not apply when there is no shipping, when it is local pickup only or when it is freight shipping. For example, when ShippingService=Pickup or ShipToLocations=None, then DispatchTimeMax is not required.

A DispatchTimeMax value of 0 indicates same day handling for an item. In this case, the seller's shipping 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 sites, which can be overridden by using SetUserPreferences to set DispatchCutoffTimePreference.CutoffTime for the eBay site on which the item is listed. 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. With Add, Relist, Revise and Verify calls, if you wish to indicate that a listing with flat or calculated shipping has no handling time commitment, submit Item.DispatchTimeMax as an empty field.

To add Get It Fast to listings (for domestic shipping), in addition to setting GetItFast to true, DispatchTimeMax must be set to 0 or 1 and the seller must specify at least one qualifying expedited shipping service.

Note: To receive a Top-Rated Plus seal for their listing, Top-Rated Sellers must offer same day or 1-day handling (DispatchTimeMax=0 or DispatchTimeMax=1) and accept returns (ReturnPolicy.ReturnsAcceptedOption=ReturnsAccepted). Top-Rated listings qualify for the greatest average boost in Best Match and the 20 percent Final Value Fee discount. For more information on changes to eBay's Top-rated seller program, see the Becoming a Top Rated Seller and qualifying for Top Rated Plus page. For ReviseItem only: If the listing has bids or sales and it ends within 12 hours, you can't change this value. If the listing is a GTC listing that has sales or ends within 12 hours (one or the other, but not both), you can add or change this value. If the listing has no bids or sales and more than 12 hours remain before the listing ends, you can add or change the dispatch (handling) time.

For GetItem: GetItem returns DispatchTimeMax only when shipping service options are specified for the item and the seller specified a dispatch time.

See:
    GeteBayDetails
    (GetCategoryFeatures) SiteDefaults.HandlingTimeEnabled
    Same Day Handling

Item.eBayNowEligible boolean Conditional This field is used in Add/Revise/Relist calls to enable the listing for eBay Now delivery. To enable the listing for eBay Now delivery, the seller includes this boolean field and sets its value to 'true'. A seller must be eligible for the eBay Now delivery feature to list an item that is eligible for eBay Now delivery. This field will be ignored if the seller is not eligible to list eBay Now products.

This field will be returned as 'true' in GetSellerList if the item is enabled for eBay Now delivery.
Item.ExternalProductID ExternalProductIDType Conditional Deprecated as of version 773. Currently ignored. Use Item.ProductListingDetails instead.
This field will be removed in a future release. New applications should use ProductListingDetails instead.
Deprecation version: 773. See also Deprecated Objects.
Item.GetItFast boolean Optional Indicates whether the seller has committed to the GetItFast shipping rules for this listing. If the GetItFast field is set to true, and the seller's first priority domestic shipping service (the service that has the ShippingServicePriority field set to 1) is an expedited shipping service, then every shipping service offered for this listing is considered a GetItFast service. Therefore, the seller commits to delivering the item to the buyer-selected shipping service within one day.
Not applicable to Half.com.

See:
    Enabling Multi-Jurisdiction Sales Tax
    Miscellaneous Item Field Differences

Item.GiftIcon int Conditional If turned on at listing time, this flag allows the seller to offer one or more gift services to buyers, and a generic gift icon displays next to the listing's title in Search and View Item pages. GiftIcon must be included at listing time and set to '1' to be able to use one or more GiftServices options. The value of '1' indicates that this feature is on, and the value of '0' indicates that the feature is off.

Gift Services are only available on the following eBay sites:
  • Belgium (Dutch)
  • Belgium (French)
  • France
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Spain
To verify if Gift Services are enabled for an eBay site, call , call GeteBayDetails with DetailName set to ListingFeatureDetails. Then look for GiftIcon=Enabled under the ListingFeatureDetails container in the response.

Not applicable to Half.com.

See GeteBayDetails.

Item.GiftServices GiftServicesCodeType Optional,
repeatable: [0..*]
This field allows the seller to offer optional gift services to the buyer. To offer one or more gift services to the buyer through an Add/Revise/Relist API call, the seller must also include the GiftIcon field and set that flag to 'true'.

Gift Services are only available on the following eBay sites:
  • Belgium (Dutch)
  • Belgium (French)
  • France
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Spain

This field is only returned in GetItem (and other calls that retrieve Item object) if it is set for the listing.
To verify if Gift Services are enabled for an eBay site, call GeteBayDetails with DetailName set to ListingFeatureDetails. Then look for GiftIcon=Enabled under the ListingFeatureDetails container in the response.

Not applicable to Half.com.

Applicable values:

CustomCode
(in/out) Reserved for internal or future use
GiftExpressShipping
(in/out) The seller is offering to ship the item via an express shipping method as explained in the item description.
GiftShipToRecipient
(in/out) The seller is offering to ship to the gift recipient (instead of to the buyer) after payment clears.
GiftWrap
(in/out) The seller is offering to wrap the item (and optionally include a card) as explained in the item description.

See GeteBayDetails.

Item.HitCounter HitCounterCodeType Optional Indicates whether an optional hit counter is displayed on the item's listing page and, if so, what type. See HitCounterCodeType for specific values.

Not applicable to Half.com.

Applicable values:

BasicStyle
(in/out) A basic style hit counter.
CustomCode
(in/out) Reserved for internal or future use
GreenLED
(in/out) A green LED, computer-style hit counter (US only). Non-US sites will return errors if they use GreenLED as input, and should use RetroStyle instead.
Hidden
(in/out) A hidden hit counter (US only). The number of page views will only be available to the item's seller. For faster "View Item" page loads, use HiddenStyle.
HiddenStyle
(in/out) A hidden hit counter. The number of page views will only be available to the item's seller.
HonestyStyle
(in/out) A basic style hit counter (US only). Non-US sites will return errors if they use HonestyStyle as input, and should use BasicStyle instead.
NoHitCounter
(in/out) No hit counter. The number of page views will not be available.
RetroStyle
(in/out) A retro, computer-style hit counter.

Item.IncludeRecommendations boolean Optional If this field is included and set to 'true' in the request of an Add/Revise/Relist/Verify API call, the call response will include any listing recommendations that will help the seller improve the quality of the listing. The type of listing recommendations include the following:
  • Category - if eBay determines that an item has been miscategorized (or placed into a non-optimal category), one to three recommendation containers will be returned in the response indicating one to three categories that would be better matches for the item than the current listing category. This recommendation type is currently only supported on the US and UK sites;
  • ConditionDescription - this recommendation type advises the seller that the used item listing could be improved if a Condition Description was added to the listing. Condition Descriptions may help potential buyers make a decision on whether or not they want to buy the used item, and may increase the seller's chances of receiving positive feedback from a buyer;
  • ItemSpecifics - this recommendation type advises the seller that the listing is missing one or more required or recommended Item Specifics name/value pairs;
  • eTRS - this recommendation type advises the seller that the listing is not meeting a specific Top-Rated Plus listing requirement, such as same-day or 1-day handling or a 14-day (or longer) Money Back Return Policy;
  • ItemSpecifics - this recommendation type advises the seller that the listing is missing one or more required or recommended Item Specifics name/value pairs;
  • Picture - this recommendation type advises the seller that a specific picture in the listing is not meeting a specific picture quality requirement. For more information see, Picture Requirements;
  • Price - this recommendation type provides a recommended price and/or a recommended price range for auction and fixed-price listings. These price recommendation values are based on similar items that have recently sold on eBay. Along with pricing recommendations, a recommended listing format (auction vs. fixed-price) is also returned. This recommendation type is currently only supported on the US, UK, and DE sites;
  • Title - this recommendation type provides guidance on forming an effective listing title. The Listing Recommendation API will suggest that the listing title is missing valuable keywords, missing recommended Item Specifics, or has keywords that should not be there since it misrepresents the item. The keywords or Item Specifics are called out in the response. This recommendation type is currently only supported on the US, UK, DE, and AU sites; and
  • UPC - this recommendation type advises the seller that a product code (like a UPC or ISBN) is available to use to create a higher-quality listing.< /li>
Note: Although the GSP listing recommendation type is available through the Listing Recommendation API, this recommendation type is not yet supported in the Trading API.
Default: false.
Item.InventoryTrackingMethod InventoryTrackingMethodCodeType Optional Indicates whether you prefer to track your eBay listings by eBay Item ID or by your own SKU.

If you want to use SKU instead of ItemID as a unique identifier (such as when retrieving items and orders), you can set Item.InventoryTrackingMethod to SKU in AddFixedPriceItem and related calls. In this case, the SKU must be unique across your (the seller's) active listings. Note that if you relist the item, you must reset Item.InventoryTrackingMethod to SKU; otherwise the relisted item will default to ItemID as the tracking method.

If both ItemID and SKU are specified in item-retrieval and order-retrieval calls that support the use of SKU as a unique identifier, the ItemID value takes precedence and is used to identify the listing.
For GetItem and related calls: Only returned when the value is SKU; not returned when the value is ItemID. Not applicable to Half.com.
Default: ItemID.

Applicable values:

CustomCode
(in/out) Reserved for internal or future use
ItemID
(in/out) The seller prefers to track the listing by its eBay item ID. This is the default for all listings.
SKU
(in/out) The seller prefers to track the listing by their own SKU. When you track by SKU, it means you can pass your SKU instead of the eBay item ID in other calls that support SKU as an input field. If you choose SKU as your tracking preference for a listing, the value in Item.SKU must be unique across your active listings. You cannot create new listings with the same Item.SKU value while the listing is active (that is, until the existing listing with that SKU has ended). However, you can use ReviseInventoryStatus to update the quantity and/or price for the existing SKU as needed. When revising a listing where the InventoryTrackingMethod was set to SKU, you must pass in both the InventoryTrackingMethod tag (with the value set to SKU) and the SKU tag with the SKU value from your original listing.

See eBay Merchant Data API for AddFixedPriceItem and ReviseFixedPriceItem.

Item.ItemCompatibilityList ItemCompatibilityListType Optional A list of parts compatibility information specified as name and value pairs. Describes an assembly with which a part is compatible (i.e., compatibility by application). For example, to specify a part's compatibility with a vehicle, the name (search name) would map to standard vehicle characteristics (e.g., Year, Make, Model, Trim, and Engine). The values would desribe the specific vehicle, such as a 2006 Honda Accord. Use the Product Metadata API to retrieve valid search names and corresponding values.

For the AddItem family of calls: Use this for specifying parts compatibility by application manually. This can only be used in categories that support parts compatibility by application. Use GetCategoryFeatures with the "CompatibilityEnabled" feature ID to determine which categories support parts compatibility by application.

Note: Only valid parts compatibility name-value pairs will be added to the listing. Any invalid parts compatibility combinations will be reported in the long error message in the response errors with a severity of Warning. For ReviseFixedPriceItem and ReviseItem: When you revise a listing, if the listing has bids and/or ends within 12 hours, item compatibilities cannot be deleted. You may add item compatibilities at any time.

For GetItem: ItemCompatibilityList is returned only if:
  • The seller included item compatibility in the listing.
  • The item compatibility details were specified manually; that is, they do not correspond to an eBay catalog product. (To retrieve compatibility details that do correspond to eBay catalog products, use the eBay Product API's getProductCompatibilities call.)
  • IncludeItemCompatibilityList is set to true in the GetItem request.

See:
    Specifying Parts Compatibility in Listings
    Product Metadata API Call Reference for information about retrieving compatibility search names and corresponding values needed to specify compatibility by application manually.

Item.ItemCompatibilityList
  .Compatibility
ItemCompatibilityType Conditional,
repeatable: [0..*]
Details for an individual compatible application, consisting of the name-value pair and related compatibility notes. When revising or relisting, the Delete field can be used to delete individual compatibility nodes.

Note: For the GetItem call, Compatibility includes only compatibility details that were specified manually; that is, they do not correspond to an eBay catalog product. To retrieve compatibility details that do correspond to eBay catalog products, use the eBay Product API's getProductCompatibilities call.
Item.ItemCompatibilityList
  .Compatibility
  .CompatibilityNotes
string Conditional The seller may optionally enter any notes pertaining to the compatibility being specified. Use this field to specify the placement of the part on a vehicle or the type of vehicle a part fits.
Item.ItemCompatibilityList
  .Compatibility.NameValueList
NameValueListType Conditional,
repeatable: [0..*]
A name-value pair describing a single compatible application. The allowed names and values are specific to the primary category in which the item is listed. For example, when listing in a Parts & Accessories category, where the applications are vehicles, the allowed names might include Year, Make, and Model, and the values would correspond to specific vehicles in eBay's catalog.

The K type vehicle number is supported in the DE, UK, and AU eBay sites to specify parts compatibility. To use a K type number to specify item compatiblities, set the Name field to "KType" and set the corresponding Value field to the K type number.

See Product Metadata API Call Reference for information on retrieving compatibility search names and corresponding values needed to specify compatibility by application manually.

Item.ItemCompatibilityList
  .Compatibility.NameValueList
  .Name
string Conditional A name in a name/value pair.

For the AddItem and AddFixedPriceItem families of calls: In the Item.ItemSpecifics context, this can be any name that the seller wants to use. However, to help buyers find items more easily, it is a good idea to try to use a recommended name when possible (see GetCategorySpecifics or GetItemRecommendations). You can't specify the same name twice within the same listing.

For the AddFixedPriceItem family of calls: In the VariationSpecifics context, this can be any name that the seller wants to use, unless the VariationsEnabled flag is false for the name in the GetCategorySpecifics response. For example, for some categories eBay may recommend that you only use "Brand" as a shared name at the Item level, not in variations.

For GetCategorySpecifics and GetItemRecommendations: This is a recommended (popular) name to use for items in the specified category (e.g., "Brand" might be recommended, not "Manufacturer").

For PlaceOffer: Required if the item being purchased includes Item Variations.
Max length: 40.
Item.ItemCompatibilityList
  .Compatibility.NameValueList
  .Value
string Conditional,
repeatable: [0..*]
A value associated with the name.

For the AddItem family of calls: If you specify multiple values for Item Specifics, eBay only stores the first one, unless GetCategorySpecifics or GetItemRecommendations indicates that the corresponding name supports multiple values.

For the AddFixedPriceItem family of calls: If you specify multiple values for Item Specifics or Variation Specifics, eBay only stores the first one, unless GetCategorySpecifics or GetItemRecommendations indicates that the corresponding name supports multiple values.

In VariationSpecificSet, you typically specify multiple Value fields for each name. For example, if Name=Size, you would specify all size values that you wan to offer in the listing.

For GetCategorySpecifics and GetItemRecommendations: The most highly recommended values are returned first. For these calls, Value is only returned when recommended values are available.

For PlaceOffer: Required if the item being purchased includes Item Variations.
Max length: 50.
Item.ItemSpecifics NameValueListArrayType Optional A list of Item Specific name and value pairs that the seller specified for the item.

Item Specifics describe well-known aspects of an item or product in a standard way, to help buyers find that type of item or product more easily. or example, "Publication Year" is a typical aspect of books, and "Megapixels" is a typical aspect of digital cameras.

In the AddItem family of calls, use Item.ItemSpecifics to specify custom Item Specifics.

To determine which categories support custom Item Specifics, use GetCategoryFeatures.

To retrieve recommended Item Specifics, use GetCategorySpecifics.

With GetItem, this is only returned when you specify IncludeItemSpecifics in the request (and the seller included custom Item Specifics in their listing).

For ReviseItem only: When you revise a listing, if the listing has bids and ends within 12 hours, you cannot change or add Item Specifics. If the listing has bids but ends in more than 12 hours, you cannot change existing Item Specifics, but you can add Item Specifics that were not previously specified.

To delete all Item Specifics when you revise or relist, specify Item.ItemSpecifics in DeletedField and don't pass ItemSpecifics in the request.

Note: To specify an item's condition, use the ConditionID field instead of a condition item specific. Use GetCategoryFeatures to see which categories support ConditionID and to get a list of valid condition IDs. (If you specify ConditionID and you also specify Condition as a custom item specific, eBay drops the condition item specific.)

See:
    Working with Custom Item Specifics
    Seller Central: Changes to Item Specifics

Item.ItemSpecifics
  .NameValueList
NameValueListType Conditional,
repeatable: [0..*]
For the AddItem family of calls: Contains the name and value(s) for an Item Specific. Only required when the ItemSpecifics container is specified.

For the AddFixedPriceItem family of calls: The same NameValueList schema is used for the ItemSpecifics node, the VariationSpecifics node, and the VariationSpecifcsSet node.

If the listing has varations, any name that you use in the VariationSpecifics and VariationSpecificsSet nodes can't be used in the ItemSpecifics node.

When you list with Item Variations:
a) Specify shared Item Specifics (e.g., Brand) in the ItemSpecifics node.
b) Specify up to five VariationSpecifics in each Variation node.
c) Specify all applicable names with all their supported values in the VariationSpecificSet node.

See the Variation sample in the AddFixedPriceItem call reference for examples.

For PlaceOffer: Required if the item being purchased includes Item Variations.
Item.ItemSpecifics
  .NameValueList.Name
string Conditional A name in a name/value pair.

For the AddItem and AddFixedPriceItem families of calls: In the Item.ItemSpecifics context, this can be any name that the seller wants to use. However, to help buyers find items more easily, it is a good idea to try to use a recommended name when possible (see GetCategorySpecifics or GetItemRecommendations). You can't specify the same name twice within the same listing.

For the AddFixedPriceItem family of calls: In the VariationSpecifics context, this can be any name that the seller wants to use, unless the VariationsEnabled flag is false for the name in the GetCategorySpecifics response. For example, for some categories eBay may recommend that you only use "Brand" as a shared name at the Item level, not in variations.

For GetCategorySpecifics and GetItemRecommendations: This is a recommended (popular) name to use for items in the specified category (e.g., "Brand" might be recommended, not "Manufacturer").

For PlaceOffer: Required if the item being purchased includes Item Variations.
Max length: 40.
Item.ItemSpecifics
  .NameValueList.Value
string Conditional,
repeatable: [0..*]
A value associated with the name.

For the AddItem family of calls: If you specify multiple values for Item Specifics, eBay only stores the first one, unless GetCategorySpecifics or GetItemRecommendations indicates that the corresponding name supports multiple values.

For the AddFixedPriceItem family of calls: If you specify multiple values for Item Specifics or Variation Specifics, eBay only stores the first one, unless GetCategorySpecifics or GetItemRecommendations indicates that the corresponding name supports multiple values.

In VariationSpecificSet, you typically specify multiple Value fields for each name. For example, if Name=Size, you would specify all size values that you wan to offer in the listing.

For GetCategorySpecifics and GetItemRecommendations: The most highly recommended values are returned first. For these calls, Value is only returned when recommended values are available.

For PlaceOffer: Required if the item being purchased includes Item Variations.
Max length: 50.
Item
  .ListingCheckoutRedirectPreference
ListingCheckoutRedirectPreferenceType Conditional Container consisting of the ProStores store name and user name.
Item
  .ListingCheckoutRedirectPreference
  .ProStoresStoreName
string Conditional The name of the ProStores store. To remove this value when revising or relisting an item, use DeletedField.
Max length: 200.
Item
  .ListingCheckoutRedirectPreference
  .SellerThirdPartyUsername
string Conditional The user name of the ProStores store. To remove this value when revising or relisting an item, use DeletedField.
Max length: 200.
Item.ListingDesigner ListingDesignerType Optional Contains the detail data for the Listing Designer theme and template (if either are used), which can optionally be used to enhance the appearance of the description area of an item's description. See ListingDesignerType for its child elements.

Not applicable to Half.com.
Item.ListingDesigner.LayoutID int Optional Identifies the Layout template to use when displaying the item's description. Call GetDescriptionTemplates for valid IDs. Set to false in GetDescriptionTemplates (or do not specify LayoutID) to get the standard layout. If a Listing Designer layout is used (except standard layout), PhotoDisplayType must be false (or not be specified). When relisting an item, LayoutID is removed from the listing if you specify ListingDesignerType without LayoutID. Alternatively, to remove this value when revising or relisting an item, use DeletedField.
Item.ListingDesigner
  .OptimalPictureSize
boolean Optional If true, indicates that the item's picture will be enlarged to fit description of the item.
Item.ListingDesigner.ThemeID int Optional ID for the Listing Designer theme template to use when displaying the item's description. When relisting, if you specify ListingDesignerType without ThemeID, ThemeID is removed from the listing. Alternatively, to remove this value when revising or relisting an item, use DeletedField.
Item.ListingDetails ListingDetailsType Optional Various details about a listing, some of which are calculated or derived after the item is listed. These include the start and end time, converted (localized) prices, and certain flags that indicate whether the seller specified fields whose values are not visible to the requesting user. For GetMyeBayBuying, returned as a self-closed element if no listings meet the request criteria.

Not applicable to Half.com.
Item.ListingDetails
  .BestOfferAutoAcceptPrice
AmountType (double) Optional The price at which Best Offers are automatically accepted. Similar in use to MinimumBestOfferPrice. If a buyer submits a Best Offer that is above this value, the offer is automatically accepted by the seller. Applies only to items listed in categories that support the BestOfferAutoAcceptPrice feature. Best Offer must be enabled for the item, and only the seller who listed the item will see BestOfferAutoAcceptPrice in a call response. On the US eBay Motors site (site ID 0), you cannot use the API to add a minimum Best Offer price. For a ReviseItem call on US eBay Motors, prior use of a minimum Best Offer price on eBay.com is ignored.
Item.ListingDetails
  .LocalListingDistance
string Conditional Specifies a distance (in miles) used as the radius of the area about the supplied postal code that constitutes the local market. Use GetCategoryFeatures to determine the local listing distances supported by a given site, category, and Local Market subscription level.
Item.ListingDetails
  .MinimumBestOfferPrice
AmountType (double) Optional Specifies the minimum acceptable Best Offer price. If a buyer submits a Best Offer that is below this value, the offer is automatically declined by the seller. Applies only to items listed in categories that support the Best Offer Auto-Decline feature. Best Offer must be enabled for the item, and only the seller who listed the item can see this value. To remove this value when revising or relisting an item, use DeletedField.
Item.ListingDuration token Required Describes the number of days the seller wants the listing to be active (available for bidding/buying). The duration specifies the seller's initial intent at listing time. The end time for a listing is calculated by adding the duration to the item's start time. If the listing ends early, the value of the listing duration does not change. When a listing's duration is changed, any related fees (e.g., 10-day fee) may be debited or credited (as applicable).

The valid choice of values depends on the listing format (see Item.ListingType). For a list of valid values, call GetCategoryFeatures with DetailLevel set to ReturnAll and look for ListingDurations information. To set a duration of 1 day, the seller must have a Feedback score of at least 10.

When you revise a listing, the duration cannot be reduced if it will result in ending the listing within 24 hours of the current date-time. You are only allowed to increase the duration of the listing if fewer than 2 hours have passed since you initially listed the item and the listing has no bids. You can decrease the value of this field only if the listing has no bids (or no items have sold) and the listing does not end within 12 hours.

Required for Half.com (but only specify GTC).

See:
    GetCategoryFeatures
    Fees per Site



Applicable values: See ListingDurationCodeType
Item.ListingEnhancement ListingEnhancementsCodeType Optional,
repeatable: [0..*]
This field can be used by the seller to activate one or more listing upgrades for a listing, such as a Bold Title, a Subtitle, or a Value Pack bundle. A ListingEnhancement field is required for each listing upgrade that the seller wants to activate. There is a small fee associated with each listing upgrade. See the Listing Upgrades help page for more information on the available listing upgrades.

The listing upgrades that are available vary by site and by the seller's account status. To discover which listing upgrades are available, call GeteBayDetails with DetailName set to ListingFeatureDetails and pass in the appropriate SiteID value. Then look for the ListingFeatureDetails container in the response. Listing upgrades will either be listed as 'Enabled' or 'Disabled'.

GetItem (and other calls that retrieve Items) will only return this field if one or more listing upgrades are set for the listing.

You cannot remove listing upgrades when you revise a listing. When you relist an item, use DeletedField to remove a listing upgrade.

Not applicable to Half.com.

Applicable values:

BasicUpgradePackBundle
(in/out) No longer applicable to any site.
BoldTitle
(in/out) If specified, the seller wants the title for the item's listing to be in boldface type. Applicable listing fees apply. Does not affect the item subtitle (Item.SubTitle), if any. Not applicable to eBay Motors.
Border
(in/out) If specified, the seller wants to add a border around the listing's pictures. Applicable listing fees apply.

Note: The Picture Border feature is no longer available on the US site.
CustomCode
(in/out) Reserved for internal or future use.
Featured
(in/out) Listing is a "Featured Plus" item. The item will display prominently in the Featured Items section of its category list, and it will stand out on search results pages. It will also display in the regular, non- featured item list. Only available to users with a Feedback rating of 10 or greater.
Highlight
(in/out) Listing is highlighted in a different color in lists.
HomePageFeatured
(in/out) Listing will have a chance to rotate into a special display on eBay's Home page. Your item is very likely to show up on the Home page, although eBay does not guarantee that your item will be highlighted in this way. This is the highest level of visibility on eBay.

Not applicable for eBay Motors. In order to feature the listing on eBay Motors home page, use PictureDetails.GalleryType.Featured instead. See GalleryTypeCodeType for more information.
ProPackBundle
(in/out) Listing is using ProPackBundle (a feature pack). Applies only to vehicle listings on eBay Motors (US and Canada), and to the Parts and Accessories category in the eBay Motors US site. Contains the BoldTitle, Border, Featured and Highlight features.
ProPackPlusBundle
(in/out) Support for this feature varies by site and category. A ProPackPlusBundle listing is using ProPackPlus bundle (a feature pack), which combines the features of BoldTitle, Border, Highlight, Featured (which is equivalent to a GalleryType value of Featured), and Gallery, for a discounted price. Note that if, for example, in AddItem, if you use ProPackPlusBundle and a GalleryType value of Gallery, then the resulting item will have a GalleryType value of Featured.
ValuePackBundle
(in/out) Listing is using ValuePack bundle (a feature pack), which combines the features Gallery, Subtitle, and Listing Designer for a discounted price. Support for this feature varies by site and category.

Whenever ValuePackBundle is selected in a request, the Value Pack bundle is automatically upgraded to the Gallery Plus feature at no extra cost (see Item.PictureDetails.GalleryType.Plus for more information on Gallery Plus). The Gallery Plus upgrade will display on all sites and categories that support ValuePackBundle.

See GeteBayDetails.

Item.ListingType ListingTypeCodeType Conditional The format of the listing the seller wants to use, such as auction style or fixed price.

Optional for eBay.com listings (defaults to auction style) in AddItem and VerifyAddItem. Do not specify ListingType for eBay.com listings in ReviseItem. (You can't modify the listing type of an active eBay listing.

Required for Half.com listings (and the value must be Half) in AddItem, VerifyAddItem, and ReviseItem. If you don't specify Half when revising Half.com listings, ReviseItem won't use the correct logic and you may get strange errors (or unwanted side effects in the listing, even if no errors are returned).

Applicable values:

FixedPriceItem
(in/out) A basic fixed-price item format. Bids do not occur. The quantity of items is one or more.

Also known as Buy It Now Only on some sites (not to be confused with the BuyItNow option that is available for auctions).

Sellers must meet certain feedback requirements and/or be ID Verified to use this format. See eBay Features Guide for more information.

Fixed-price listings are listed on eBay.com, and they are listed in the seller's eBay Store if the seller is a Store owner. Stores fixed price items will be treated as basic fixed-price items. Permitted durations of 30 days and GTC are now available for store and non-store subscribers (in addition to the existing durations of 3, 5, 7, and 10 days).

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

See:
    Different Ways of Selling
    Listing Types (Formats)
    GetCategoryFeatures
    Fees per Site

Item.Location string Conditional Indicates the geographical location of the item (along with Country) to be displayed on eBay listing pages. When you revise a listing, you can add or change this value only if the listing has no bids (or no items have sold) and it does not end within 12 hours.

If you do not specify Location, you must specify Item.PostalCode.

Note: If you specify both Location and PostalCode, and eBay can determine a location that corresponds to the postal code, the postal code-derived location will be used for the listing. For the Classified Ad format for eBay Motors vehicles, the value provided in the Location is used as item location only if the SellerContactDetails.Street and the SellerContactDetails.Street2 are empty. Else, the SellerContactDetails.Street and the SellerContactDetails.Street2 will be used for item location.

Also applicable as input to AddItem and related calls when you list items to Half.com.
Max length: 45.
Item.LookupAttributeArray LookupAttributeArrayType Optional Deprecated as of version 773. No longer recommended. Use Item.ConditionID instead.
No longer applicable to any category.
Deprecation version: 773. See also Deprecated Objects.
Item.PaymentMethods BuyerPaymentMethodCodeType Conditional,
repeatable: [0..*]
Identifies the payment method (such as PayPal) that the seller will accept when the buyer pays for the item. For the AddItem family of calls, at least one payment method is required.

Use GetCategoryFeatures to determine the payment methods that are allowed for a category on a site. For example, the response data of GetCategoryFeatures will show that on the US site, most categories only allow electronic payments. Also use GetCategoryFeatures to determine the default payment method for a site (see SiteDefaults.PaymentMethod). If a seller does not include at least one payment method in a Add/Revise/RelistItem API call, the default payment method is used for the listing.

Do not use GeteBayDetails to determine the payment methods for a site.

For a DE or AT seller's items that are subject to the new eBay payment process, only one PaymentMethod field will be returned, and the value will always be 'StandardPayment'.

If you specify multiple PaymentMethods fields, the repeating fields must be contiguous. For example, you can specify PayPalEmailAddress after a list of repeating PaymentMethods fields, but not between them:

<PaymentMethods>VisaMC</PaymentMethods>
<PaymentMethods>PayPal</PaymentMethods>
<PayPalEmailAddress>mypaypalemail@ebay.com</PayPalEmailAddress>

In general, if you separate repeating instances of a field, the results will be unpredictable. This rule applies to all repeating fields (maxOccurs="unbounded" or greater than 1) in the schema. See Overview of the Schema" for more information.

This field is not applicable to eBay Real Estate Ad format, Classified Ad format, or Half.com listings.

For ReviseItem and RelistItem only: A listing must have at least one valid payment method. When you revise or relist an item and you specify a payment method that is invalid for the target site, eBay ignores the invalid payment method, applies the other valid changes, and returns a warning to indicate that the invalid payment method was ignored. If multiple payment methods were invalid, the warning indicates that they were all ignored. If you modify the listing so that it includes no valid payment methods, an error is returned. This situation could occur when the seller removes all valid payment methods or when all the payment methods specified for the item are no longer valid on the target site.

Applicable values: See PaymentMethods.

See:
    Determining the Payment Methods Allowed for a Category
    Listing an Item
    (SetUserPreferences) SellerPaymentPreferences
    Overview of the API Schema
    GeteBayDetails

Item.PayPalEmailAddress string Conditional Valid PayPal email address for the PayPal account that the seller will use if they offer PayPal as a payment method for the listing. eBay uses this to identify the correct PayPal account when the buyer pays via PayPal during the checkout process. (As a seller can have more than one PayPal account, you cannot necessarily rely on PayPal account data returned from GetUser for details about the account associated with the PayPal email address that the seller specifies.)

Required if seller has chosen PayPal as a payment method (PaymentMethods) for the listing.

For digital listings, the seller needs to use an email address that is associated with a PayPal Premier or PayPal business account.

For ReviseItem and RelistItem only: To remove this value when you revise or relist an item, use DeletedField. When you revise a listing, if the listing has bids (or items have been sold) or it ends within 12 hours, you can add PayPalEmailAddress, but you cannot remove it.

Not applicable to eBay Motors listings.
Not applicable to Half.com.

See:
    Listing an Item
    (SetUserPreferences) SellerPaymentPreferences

Item.PickupInStoreDetails PickupInStoreDetailsType Optional This container is used in Add/Revise/Relist calls to enable the listing for In-Store Pickup via the EligibleForPickupInStore boolean field. A seller must be eligible for the In-Store Pickup feature to list an item that is eligible for In-Store Pickup.

In a future release, a fulfillment duration element will be added to this container and will be used to determine when the item will be ready for pickup in a store (immediately, two hours after sale, two days after sale, etc.).

This container is returned in GetSellerList if In-Store Pickup is set for the listing.

Note: At this time, the In-Store Pickup feature is generally only available to large retail merchants, and can only be applied to multi-quantity, fixed-price listings. Sellers who are eligible for the In-Store Pickup feature can start listing items in Production with the In-Store Pickup option beginning in late September 2013. However, in the meantime, merchants/developers can test In-Store Pickup functionality in the Sandbox environment, including listing items enabled with the In-Store Pickup feature, creating store locations and adding inventory to these stores using the Inventory Management API, and informing eBay of In-Store Pickup status changes using the Inbound Notifications API.
Item.PickupInStoreDetails
  .EligibleForPickupDropOff
boolean Conditional This field is used in Add/Revise/Relist calls to enable the listing for the "Click and Collect" feature. To enable the listing for the "Click and Collect" feature, the seller includes this boolean field and sets its value to 'true'. A seller must be eligible for the "Click and Collect" feature to list an item that is eligible for "Click and Collect". At this time, the "Click and Collect" feature is only available to large retail merchants on the eBay UK site (site ID=3).

In addition to setting the EligibleForPickupDropOff boolean field to 'true', the merchant must also perform the following actions in an Add/Revise/Relist call to enable the "Click and Collect" option on a listing:
  • Have inventory for the product at one or more physical stores tied to the merchant's account.
  • Set an immediate payment requirement on the item. The immediate payment feature requires the seller to:
    • Include the Item.AutoPay flag in the call request and set its value to 'true';
    • Include only one Item.PaymentMethods field in the call request and set its value to 'PayPal';
    • Include a valid PayPal payment address in the Item.PayPalEmailAddress field.


When a UK merchant is successful at listing an item with the "Click and Collect" feature enabled, prospective buyers within a reasonable distance from one of the merchant's stores (that has stock available) will see the "Available for Click and Collect" option on the listing, along with information on the closest store that has the item.
Default: false.
Item.PickupInStoreDetails
  .EligibleForPickupInStore
boolean Conditional This field is used in Add/Revise/Relist calls to enable the listing for In-Store Pickup. To enable the listing for In-Store Pickup, the seller includes this boolean field and sets its value to 'true'. A seller must be eligible for the In-Store Pickup feature to list an item that is eligible for In-Store Pickup. At this time, the In-Store Pickup feature is generally only available to large retail merchants, and can only be applied to multi-quantity, fixed-price listings.

In addition to setting the EligibleForPickupInStore boolean field to 'true', the merchant must also perform the following actions in an Add/Revise/Relist call to enable the In-Store Pickup option on a multi-quantity, fixed-price listing:
  • Have inventory for the product at one or more physical stores tied to the seller's account. By using the REST-based Inventory Management API API, sellers associate physical stores to their account by using the AddInventoryLocation call, and add product inventory to one or more of these stores by using the AddInventory call. For more information on the Inventory Management API, see the In-Store Pickup Users Guide;
  • Include the seller-defined SKU value of the product(s) in the call request. For a single-variation listing, the SKU value would be specified in the Item.SKU field, and for a multi-variation listing, the SKU value(s) would be specified in the Item.Variations.Variation.SKU field(s);
  • Set an immediate payment requirement on the item. The immediate payment feature requires the seller to:
    • Include the Item.AutoPay flag in the call request and set its value to 'true';
    • Include only one Item.PaymentMethods field in the call request and set its value to 'PayPal';
    • Include a valid PayPal payment address in the Item.PayPalEmailAddress field.


When a seller is successful at listing an item with the In-Store Pickup feature enabled, prospective buyers within a reasonable distance (25 miles or so) from one of the seller's stores (that has stock available) will see the "Available for In-Store Pickup" option on the listing, along with information on the closest store that has the item.

Note: A seller must be eligible for the In-Store Pickup feature to list an item that is eligible for In-Store Pickup. At this time, the In-Store Pickup feature is generally only available to large retail merchants, and can only be applied to multi-quantity, fixed-price listings.
Default: false.
Item.PictureDetails PictureDetailsType Required Contains the data for a picture associated with an item. With the exception of eBay Motors vehicle listings, you can add up to 12, either eBay Picture Services (EPS) hosted or self-hosted, pictures free of charge. It is required that all listings have at least one picture.

Note: All images must comply with the Picture Requirements.
Not applicable to Half.com.

See Introduction to Pictures in Listings.

Item.PictureDetails
  .GalleryDuration
token Optional Describes the number of days that the Featured Gallery type applies to a listing. Applicable values include 'Days_7' and 'LifeTime'.

When a seller chooses Featured as the Gallery type, the listing is highlighted and is included at the top of search results. This functionality is applicable only for Gallery Featured items and returns an error for any other Gallery type. Additionally, an error is returned if the seller attempts to downgrade from Lifetime to limited duration, but the seller can upgrade from limited duration to Lifetime duration. This field is not applicable to auction listings.

Applicable values: See ListingEnhancementDurationCodeType
Item.PictureDetails
  .GalleryType
GalleryTypeCodeType Optional Specifies the Gallery enhancement type for the listing. All listings automatically get the Gallery enhancement at no cost, so you never need to set this field to Gallery. Note, the Gallery types are accumulative. This means if you use Plus, you also get the features of Gallery and if you use Featured, you get all the features of Gallery and Plus. Passing the values Plus and Featured together in the same request will return an error.

Do not use the GalleryURL field to specify the Gallery image. The Gallery image will be the first PictureURL in the array of PictureURL fields. This URL will be automatically set as the value of GalleryURL. If the first value of PictureURL is a self-hosted picture, it will be uploaded to EPS (eBay Picture Services) and a thumbnail version will be generated, which will be used on the Search Results Page.

Note: All images must comply with the Picture Requirements.
When GalleryType value is set and there are multiple images are specified, eBay checks the available image URLs in the following order to determine which URL to use for the Gallery image:
Picture Selection Rules
  1. If specified, use the URL in GalleryURL.
  2. Otherwise, if ProductListingDetails.UseStockPhotoURLAsGallery=true, use the eBay stock photo.
  3. Otherwise, use the value of the first PictureURL in the array of PictureURL fields, if any.
  4. Otherwise, if ProductListingDetails.ProductID is specified, use the eBay stock photo for that ProductID (eBay resets UseStockPhotoURLAsGallery to true in this case).
You cannot remove Gallery, Plus, or Featured when revising an item, however you can upgrade to a higher feature. When you upgrade, the original feature fee is credited, and the new feature fee is charged.

Applicable values:

CustomCode
(in/out) Reserved for internal or future use.
Featured
(in/out) Highlights the listing by randomly placing it at the top of the search results. When Featured is included in an item listing, the listing also automatically gets the Gallery and Plus functionality at no extra cost.

Sites That Support Featured: You can check if a site supports Featured by using the GeteBayDetails call and passing in ListingFeatureDetails in the DetailName field. In the response, check the ListingFeatureDetails container for FeaturedFirst.

Gallery
(in/out) This feature, which is free on all sites, adds a Gallery image in the search results. A Gallery image is an image that was uploaded and copied to EPS (eBay Picture Service). This copy is stored for a finite period (usually 30 days) until the image is associated with a listing. Once the image is associated with a listing, the period is extended to 90 days after the item's sale_end date and is extended again if the item is relisted or used in subsequent listings. As part of storing a copy, EPS also makes additional sizes available (thumbnail, main image, zoom layer, supersize popup, etc.), which are used by the various Gallery enhancements.

All images must comply to the Picture Requirements.
None
(in/out) Gallery is supported free on all sites. So this field is useful only for removing an existing feature setting when using RelistItem.
Plus
(in/out) Adds a Gallery Plus icon to the listing.

When Plus is selected in a request that specifies at least two eBay Picture Services (EPS) hosted images (using ItemType.PictureDetailsType.PictureURL), the Gallery Plus feature automatically includes a Gallery Showcase of all the listing's images.

The Gallery Showcase displays when hovering over or clicking on the listing's Gallery Plus icon in the search results. The Showcase window displays a large (400px x 400px) preview image which is usually the first specified PictureURL, as well as up to 11 (64 px x 64 px) selectable thumbnails for the remaining EPS images. Clicking on the preview image displays the item's listing page.

If Plus is selected and the request includes only one EPS image or any self-hosted images, the listing includes a Gallery Plus icon that, when hovered over or clicked, displays a large (400px x 400px) preview image of the item. Clicking the image displays the View Item page for that listing.

When using RelistItem or ReviseItem (item has no bids and more than 12 hours before the listing's end), Plus can be unselected in the request. However, the Plus fee will still apply if a previous request selected Plus. There is at most one Plus fee per listing.

When "Plus" is included in an item listing, the listing also automatically gets the Gallery functionality at no extra cost. "Gallery" does not need to be specified separately in the listing.

Listing images that are originally smaller than 400px x 400px are centered in the preview frame. Images that are originally larger than 400px x 400px are scaled down to 400px on their longest side (maintaining their original aspect ratio).

Not applicable to eBay Stores Inventory listings.

See:
    Introduction to Pictures in Item Listings
    Picture Selection Rules for complete details on how eBay selects a Gallery thumbnail.

Item.PictureDetails.GalleryURL anyURI Conditional Supported only in Production (not in Sandbox).

The URL for a picture used as the Gallery thumbnail. The image used for the Gallery thumbnail must comply to the Picture Requirements and be in JPEG, BMP, TIF, or GIF graphic format. See Introduction to Pictures in Listings for additional validation rules.

The GalleryURL value is ignored if GalleryType is 'None' or unspecified. If the value of GalleryType is Gallery or Featured, you can either specify GalleryURL or allow eBay to use another picture that you have included in the listing.

How eBay Manages Pictures
  • If there is a PictureURL and a GalleryURL, the PictureURL will replace the GalleryURL.
  • eBay selects a Gallery thumbnail from picture URLs in the request using either the GalleryURL or the first PictureURL, based on the selection rules that consider which URLs were specified and whether an eBay stock photo exists for the item. eBay selects a picture regardless of whether you specified GalleryType or GalleryURL.
  • A stock photo will not be generated for an item unless UseStockPhotoURLAsGallery and IncludeStockPhotoURL are both set to 'true'. If this is not done and the item does not have a PictureURL, the item will not have a Gallery picture.
  • If the first PictureURL field in the request is set to the "clear picture" URL (http://pics.ebay.com/aw/pics/dot_clear.gif):
    • eBay tries to use the picture referenced by GalleryURL as the gallery thumbnail. If GalleryURL has not been specified, a blank (camera-less) gallery thumbnail displays in the search results and at the top of the listing page.
    • You can specify Item.ProductListingDetails.UseStockPhotoURLAsGallery or Item.ProductListingDetails.UseStockPhotoURL to true, and eBay will use a stock photo, if available, for the gallery thumbnail and for the picture at the top of a listing.

      A gallery picture isn't generated if UseStockPhotoURLAsGallery and IncludeStockPhotoURL are set to false (or not set) and no alternative picture is in PictureURL.

To remove GalleryURL when revising or relisting an item, use DeletedField. When you revise an item, you can only remove GalleryURL if the item has at least one PictureURL or a stock photo to use instead. If the item has bids (or items have been sold) or the listing ends within 12 hours, you can add GalleryURL or change its value, but you cannot remove the GalleryURL value if it was previously specified. Not applicable to eBay Motors listings.

Note: If a URI contains spaces, replace them with %20. For example, http://example.com/my image.jpg must be submitted as http://example.com/my%20image.jpg to replace the space in the image file name.
Max length: 1024.

See:
    Introduction to Pictures in Item Listings
    Picture Selection Rules for complete details on how eBay selects a Gallery thumbnail.
    (ReviseItem) DeletedField

Item.PictureDetails
  .PhotoDisplay
PhotoDisplayCodeType Optional Specifies the type of image display used in a listing. Some options are only available if images are hosted through eBay Picture Services (EPS). eBay determines this by parsing the associated PictureURL.

You cannot use PhotoDisplay in combination with Listing Designer layouts. Specify 'None' or do not add PhotoDisplay when ListingDesigner.LayoutID is a value other than 0.

Some PhotoDisplay options can result in listing fees, even when the item is relisted. If you are relisting an item that was originally listed with a PhotoDisplay option, and you do not want that PhotoDisplay enhancement in your relisted item, you need to specifically remove PhotoDisplay in your RelistItem call (or RelistFixedPriceItem, as applicable) by setting PhotoDisplay to None. Use VerifyRelistItem to review your listing fees before you relist an item.

Applicable values:

CustomCode
(in/out) Reserved for internal or future use.
None
(in/out) No special image display options. Valid for US Motors listings.
PicturePack
(in/out) Increase the number of images displayed. This is only available for images hosted with eBay. See GetCategoryFeatures and the online Help (on the eBay site) for additional information.

Picture Pack applies to all sites (including US Motors), except for NL (site ID 146). You can specify a minimum of one EPS picture, or no SuperSize-qualified EPS pictures in the request. For the NL site, PicturePack is replaced with SuperSize.
SuperSize
(in/out) Increase the size of each image and allow buyers to enlarge images further. Only available for site-hosted (EPS) images. Not valid for US Motors listings. For all sites that do not automatically upgrade SuperSize to PicturePack (see note below), specifying no SuperSize-qualified images is now accepted in the request.

Note: SuperSize is automatically upgraded to PicturePack for the same SuperSize fee on the US Motors Parts & Accessories Category and US (site ID 0) and CA (site ID 2) and CAFR (site ID 210). This upgrade applies only to EPS images.

SuperSizePictureShow
(in/out) This is valid for US Motors listing only. For other listings, use SuperSize.

See:
    Introduction to Pictures in Item Listings
    Fees Resulting from Listing an Item

Item.PictureDetails
  .PictureSource
PictureSourceCodeType Optional The service hosting the pictures in PictureURL, if any. This information is primarily useful for Picture Manager subscribers, who pay a flat subscription fee instead of individual picture fees per listing. Only returned when PictureURL is returned.

Applicable values:

CustomCode
(in/out) Reserved for internal or future use
EPS
(in/out) The PictureURL images are hosted by eBay Picture Services and the seller is not a Picture Manager subscriber.
Vendor
(in/out) The PictureURL images are not hosted by eBay.

Item.PictureDetails.PictureURL anyURI Conditional,
repeatable: [0..*]
Contains a URL for a picture associated with an item. The picture may be hosted on eBay Picture Services (EPS) or self-hosted. However, some options require the picture to be hosted through EPS and eBay can determine where the picture is being hosted by parsing the value specified in the request.

Note: All images whether they are hosted by EPS or self-hosted must comply with the Picture Requirements. A listing can have up to 12 EPS-hosted or self-hosted pictures. But you cannot mix self-hosted and EPS-hosted pictures in one listing. To specify multiple pictures, send each URL in a separate, PictureURL element. In most cases, the first URL is also used for the picture on the View Item page.

On the US eBay Motors site (for all vehicle listings), and on the eBay Canada site for motors, the picture pack of a listing can contain up to 24 pictures.

If a URI contains spaces, replace them with %20. For example, http://example.com/my image.jpg must be submitted as http://example.com/my%20image.jpg to replace the space in the image file name.

Note: Embedding pictures in the description (by using IMG tags) is discouraged. The recommended process is to specify the image URLs using PictureURL. If you embed pictures in the description instead of using PictureURL, but you want a camera icon to appear in the search and listing pages, specify the following "clear picture" URL in PictureURL: http://pics.ebay.com/aw/pics/dot_clear.gif.

If a listing uses a self-hosted picture (except in the case of a multi-variation listing), the picture will be copied to eBay Picture Services (ESP) and the PictureDetails.PictureURL value returned by GetItem will be an EPS URL.

If there is a PictureURL and a GalleryURL, the PictureURL will replace the GalleryURL.

For VerifyAddItem only: For VerifyAddItem, you can use the following fake eBay Picture Services URL (http://i2.ebayimg.com/abc/M28/dummy.jpg) to verify that your application is obtaining the correct fees for the quantity of pictures you pass in.

For ReviseItem and RelistItem only: To remove a picture when revising or relisting an item, specify PictureDetails with all the pictures that you want the listing to include. That is, you need to completely replace the original set of URLs with the revised set. To remove all PictureURL fields from a listing, specify item.PictureDetails.PictureURL in DeletedField. However, note that if the listing also includes a gallery picture that is based on the first picture in the listing, you may need to supply an alternate picture to use as the gallery picture if you delete all PictureURL fields. Pictures cannot be added or removed from a fixed-price listing when the listing is scheduled to end within 12 hours or if the listing has already had transactions.

Note: For some large merchants, there are no limitations on when pictures can be added or removed from a fixed-price listing, even when the listing has had transactions or is set to end within 12 hours.
For information about Gallery pictures, see GalleryURL.
Max length: 500.

See:
    Picture Selection Rules for complete details on how eBay selects a Gallery thumbnail.
    Introduction to Pictures in Item Listings
    Working with Pictures in an Item Listing
    (ReviseItem) DeletedField
    (RelistItem) GalleryType

Item.PostalCode string Optional Postal code of the place where the item is located. This value is used for proximity searches. To remove this value when revising or relisting an item, use DeletedField.

eBay derives a geographical location from the postal code to display on eBay listing pages. If you do not specify PostalCode, you must specify Item.Location.

Note: If you specify both PostalCode and Location, and eBay can determine a location that corresponds to the postal code, the postal code-derived location will be used for the listing. Not applicable to Half.com.
Item
  .PostCheckoutExperienceEnabled
boolean Conditional Reserved for future use.
Item.PrimaryCategory CategoryType Required Category ID for the first (or only) category in which the item is listed (or will be listed, if the item is new). A number of listing features have dependencies on the primary category. We have pointed out a few of the notable dependencies below. See the descriptions of the fields you are using to determine whether the feature you're supporting depends on the listing's primary category.

For the AddItem family of calls: Use calls like GetCategories and GetCategoryFeatures to determine valid values for the site on which you are listing (see the eBay Web Services Guide for information on working with categories). Also see Item.CategoryMappingAllowed and Item.CategoryBasedAttributesPrefill.

If you list with a catalog product, eBay may drop the primary category you specify and use the category that is associated with the product instead, if different.

Not applicable to Half.com.

For ReviseItem only: When revising a listing, you can change the primary category only if an item has no bids (or no items have sold) and the listing does not end within 12 hours.

Note: For some large merchants, there are no limitations on when the primary or secondary listing categories for a fixed-price listing can be revised, even when the listing has had transactions or is set to end within 12 hours. If you change the listing category, any Item Specifics (attributes) that were previously specified may be dropped from the listing if they aren't valid for the new category. See Item.AttributeSetArray. For the eBay US site, we suggest that you avoid including a category ID when you list with an external product ID, such as ISBN. See the KB article listed below for details.

You cannot change the meta-categories for vehicles (i.e., you cannot change a truck to a motorcycle), but you can change the leaf category (e.g., change one motorcycle subcategory to another motorcycle subcategory). See the eBay Features Guide for additional information. International sites (such as the eBay Germany site) have similar rules for revising vehicle categories.

When you list an event ticket on the US site, you must specify the Event Tickets category as the primary category. Also, when revising a listing, you cannot change the primary category from another category to the Event Tickets category. (You need to specify the Event Tickets category when you initially list the item.)

For GetItemRecommendations only: For GetItemRecommendations, use this value to control the category that is searched for recommendations. Specify the category in which the item will be listed.

See:
    Applying Categories
    Listing US and CA eBay Motors Items
    (RelistItem) GalleryType

Item.PrimaryCategory
  .CategoryID
string Required Distinct numeric ID for a category on eBay. In GetItem and related calls, see CategoryName for the text name of the category. Use GetCategories to look up the category parent ID.

For GetItem, Half.com items return the Half.com category ID in PrimaryCategory. This ID is not necessarily returned in GetCategories.

In an Add/Revise/Relist call, the PrimaryCategory.CategoryID is always required, and the SecondaryCategory.CategoryID is also required if a Secondary Category is used.
Max length: 10.
Item.PrivateListing boolean Optional The PrivateListing boolean field can be used by the seller in the Add/Relist/Revise family of calls to obscure item title, item ID, and item price from post-order Feedback comments left by buyers. Typically, it is not advisable that sellers use the Private Listing feature, but using this feature may be appropriate for sellers listing in Adults Only categories, or for high-priced and/or celebrity items.

For GetItem, order retrieval calls, and other calls that retrieve the Item object, the PrivateListing field is only returned if 'true'.

Not applicable to Half.com.
Item.PrivateNotes string Optional A note a user makes on an item in their My eBay account. The note is prefaced with the words My Note. For eBay.com, only GetMyeBayBuying and GetMyeBaySelling (not GetItem) return this field, and only if you pass IncludeNotes in the request. Only visible to the user who created the note.

Not supported as input in ReviseItem. Use SetUserNotes instead.

For GetMyeBayBuying In WatchList, notes for variations are only returned at the Item level, not the variation level. They are only set if you specified ItemID (if no purchases) or ItemID and VariationSpecifics (if there are purchases) in SetUserNotes (or selected the equivalent in the My eBay UI on the site).

In WonList, notes for variations are only returned at the Item level, not the variation level. They are only set if you specified ItemID and TransactionID in SetUserNotes (or selected the equivalent in the My eBay UI on the site).

Not applicable to Half.com (instead, use Item.AttributeArray.Attribute.Value.ValueLiteral for Half.com notes.)
Item.ProductListingDetails ProductListingDetailsType Optional Specifies stock product information to include in a listing. Only applicable when listing items with product details. See the eBay Features Guide for information on listing with product details.

As ProductID and ProductReferenceID are defined by eBay, they provide the most reliable means to identify a product. If you use one of the other industry identifiers (e.g., UPC), eBay attempts to find a matching product on your behalf and use it in the listing. If no match is found, you can try using FindProducts in the Shopping API to determine a ProductReferenceID.

When you specify ProductListingDetails, you must specify at least one of the available identifiers (e.g., UPC). If you specify more than one (such as UPC and BrandMPN), eBay uses the first one that matches a product in eBay's catalog system. (This may be useful if you aren't sure which identifier is more likely to result in a match.)

When you specify TicketListingDetails, you must specify the Event Tickets category as the primary category. For other product identifiers: If you list in two categories and the primary and secondary categories are both catalog-enabled, this product identifier should correspond to the primary category (not the secondary category). If only one category is catalog-enabled, the product identifier should correspond to the catalog-enabled category.

Note: As a general rule, the primary category is required. However, if you have trouble finding a catalog-enabled category, you may be able to omit the primary category (except for event tickets). If you do, eBay will attempt to determine an appropriate category based on the product ID (if we find a matching product). When you specify a category that corresponds to the product, your category is used. If we don't find a match in our catalogs, we will list the item in the primary category you specified, without product details. We will not pre-fill the listing's item specifics in this case, and the identifier won't be surfaced in View Item or returned in GetItem. However, it will still be indexed for search on eBay, and it will be searchable by more third-party natural search engines. As this can help buyers find your listing more easily, we strongly recommend that you always use ProductListingDetails to pass in these values. (This product indexing behavior is only available if you use UPC, ISBN, EAN, or GTIN in ProductListingDetails. It is not available if you use ExternalProductID, and it may not be available if you exclusively use Item Specifics.)

Either Item.ExternalProductID or Item.ProductListingDetails can be specified in an AddItem request, but not both. (ExternalProductID is no longer recommended.)
For ReviseItem and RelistItem only: If a listing includes product details and you change a category, the rules for continuing to include product details depend on whether or not the new category is mapped to a characteristic set associated with the same product ID. When you revise a listing, if it has bids or it ends within 12 hours, you cannot change the product ID and you cannot remove existing product data. However, you can change or add preferences such as IncludeStockPhotoURL, UseStockPhotoURLAsGallery, and IncludePrefilledItemInformation. To delete all catalog data when you revise or relist an item, specify Item.ProductListingDetails in DeletedField and don't pass ProductListingDetails in the request.

For GetMyeBayBuying only: When products have been added to a buyer's Wish List, the product information is returned in ItemArray.Item.ProductListingDetails within the UserDefinedList node. Products can be added to a buyer's Wish List only. Does not apply to any other user-defined list. The ProductListingDetails node is not included for items in the Wish List.

Not applicable to Half.com.
Item.ProductListingDetails
  .BrandMPN
BrandMPNType Conditional The combination of Brand and MPN (manufacturer part number) can be used as a unique identifier for a product. Please specify both Brand and MPN to ensure a unique product match.

Only used to match catalog products when creating listings (not for buy-side searching).
Item.ProductListingDetails
  .BrandMPN.Brand
string Conditional The brand of the product. eBay searches against the names that are publicly available in eBay's catalogs. This means you can specify the well-known brand name that an average user would recognize. Specify this in combination with MPN.
Max length: 4000.
Item.ProductListingDetails
  .BrandMPN.MPN
string Conditional The manufacturer part number of the product. Use the value specified by the manufacturer. (eBay removes special characters and spaces to normalize the values in order to find a match.)
Max length: 4000.
Item.ProductListingDetails.EAN string Conditional EAN is a unique 8 or 13 digit identifier that many industries (such as book publishers) use to identify products. If the primary and secondary categories are both catalog-enabled, this ID should correspond to the primary category (not the secondary category).

Only used to match catalog products when creating listings. (In some categories, eBay may also copy the ISBN, UPC, or EAN to the listing's item specifics.)
Max length: 13.
Item.ProductListingDetails
  .GTIN
string Conditional A universal format for identifying products. GTIN is a unique 8, 12, 13, or 14-digit identifier that some external catalogs use instead of ISBN, UPC, EAN, or other values. When you pass in GTIN, eBay attempts to map the value to an ISBN, UPC, or EAN. When you know that a value is an ISBN, UPC, or EAN, we recommend that you use those fields directly instead of GTIN, for better performance and accuracy.

Only used to match catalog products when creating listings. (In some categories, eBay may also copy the ISBN, UPC, or EAN to the listing's item specifics. The GTIN is not stored.)
Max length: 14.
Item.ProductListingDetails
  .IncludePrefilledItemInformation
boolean Optional If true, specifies that the listing should include additional information about the product, such as a publisher's description or film credits. Such information is hosted through the eBay site and cannot be edited. If true, Item.Description is optional in item-listing requests.

For GetItem and related calls: The eBay site shows the catalog product description in the product details section of a listing. You cannot download this pre-filled description text via the API. To retrieve a URL for the catalog product details page, see DetailsURL in GetProductSearchResults, GetProductFamilyMembers, or GetProductSellingPages. Or see DetailsURL in FindProducts in the Shopping API (which may be easier to use if your application doesn't support eBay Attributes).
Default: true.
Item.ProductListingDetails
  .IncludeStockPhotoURL
boolean Optional If true, indicates that the item listing includes the stock photo. To use an eBay stock photo in an item listing, set IncludeStockPhotoURL to true. If a stock photo is available, it is used at the top of the View Item page and in the Item Specifics section of the listing.

Note: If you also include additional images with Item.PictureDetails.PictureURL, the View Item page will show only these images and the stock photo will not be shown.
If you use Item.ExternalProductID instead of Item.ProductListingDetails, eBay sets IncludeStockPhotoURL to true (and you cannot set it to false). In GetItem, the URL of the stock photo will be returned in StockPhotoURL. If you set IncludeStockPhotoURL to false, the stock photo does not appear in the listing at all.

eBay selects a Gallery thumbnail from image URLs included in the request (i.e. either GalleryURL or the first PictureURL), using selection rules that consider which of these URLs has been specified and whether an eBay stock photo exists for the item. Also, eBay selects an image regardless of whether you have specified either GalleryType or GalleryURL. A Gallery fee will only apply if you have set GalleryType to Plus or Featured (as basic Gallery is free).

In some cases, if IncludeStockPhotoURL is set to false, no image will be generated for the Gallery. A common example of this occurrence is when only GalleryURL has been set in the request (i.e., no PictureURL elements are defined). In this case, eBay will not use a stock photo, even if it is available.

Not applicable to Half.com.
Default: true.

See:
    Introduction to Pictures in Listings
    Including Pictures in the Search Results Gallery

Item.ProductListingDetails
  .ISBN
string Conditional ISBN is a unique identifier for books (an international standard). Specify a 10 or 13-character ISBN. If you specify the 13-character ISBN, the value must begin with either 978 pr 979. If the primary and secondary categories are both catalog-enabled, this ID should correspond to the primary category (not the secondary category).

Only used to match catalog products when creating listings. (In some categories, eBay may also copy the ISBN, UPC, or EAN to the listing's item specifics.)
Max length: 13.
Item.ProductListingDetails
  .ListIfNoProduct
boolean Optional Indicates what eBay should do if no product match has been found. If no product match was found and ListIfNoProduct is true, the item is listed without product information. (By default, eBay attempts to list the item with product information.)

Note: If you omit PrimaryCategory and no product match is found, the listing will fail because eBay won't be able to determine a category without a product ID.
Default: false.
Item.ProductListingDetails
  .ProductID
string Conditional eBay's unique identifier for a specific version of a product. This is the long alphanumeric ID that is returned from GetProductSearchResults and related calls. See Pre-filling Item Specifics with Product Details for information about finding this type of product ID. (For the shorter product ID (ePID) value that is displayed on the eBay Web site, see ProductReferenceID instead.)

If the primary and secondary categories are both catalog-enabled, this ID should correspond to the primary category (not the secondary category).

In item-listing requests, if you pass in an old product ID, eBay lists the item with the latest version of the product and the latest product ID, and the call returns a warning indicating that the data has changed.

Some sites (such as eBay US, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland) are updating, replacing, deleting, or merging some products (as a result of migrating from one catalog data provider to another). If you specify one of these products in a request, the call may return the product with a warning, or it may fail with an error if the product has been deleted.
Max length: 4000.
Item.ProductListingDetails
  .ProductReferenceID
string Conditional eBay's short global reference ID for a catalog product. On the eBay Web site, this is known as the "ePID" or "Product ID". This type of product ID is a fixed reference to a product (regardless of version). Multiple (versioned) ProductID values can be associated with a single product reference ID. You can find product reference IDs for products by using FindProducts in the Shopping API. You can also find the product ID on eBay's Web site (a numeric value prefixed with "EPID"). You can pass the value with or without the "EPID" prefix; for example "EPID228742" or "228742" (without quotes).

If the primary and secondary categories are both catalog-enabled, this ID should correspond to the primary category (not the secondary category).

Some sites (such as eBay US, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland) are updating, replacing, deleting, or merging some products (as a result of migrating from one catalog data provider to another). If you specify one of these products in a request, the call may return the product with a warning, or it may return an error if the product has been deleted.
Max length: 38 (42 with "EPID").

See Example of Product on eBay US Site with EPID.

Item.ProductListingDetails
  .ReturnSearchResultOnDuplicates
boolean Optional Indicates what eBay should do if more than one product matches the external product ID (ISBN, UPC, EAN, BrandMPN, or TicketListingDetails). Also see UseFirstProduct as an alternative.

If true and more than one match is found, the call fails and the response returns an error and all matching ProductID values. This lets you choose one of the ProductIDs to pass in instead. If false and more than one match is found, the call fails and the response includes an error but does not return the matching ProductID values. (This flag has no effect when only one match is found.)
Default: false.
Item.ProductListingDetails
  .TicketListingDetails
TicketListingDetailsType Conditional Only applicable when you are listing event tickets. Only used to match catalog products when creating listings (not for buy-side searching).

See Ticket Listings.

Item.ProductListingDetails
  .TicketListingDetails
  .EventTitle
string Conditional The name of the event, as shown on the ticket. Typically the headliner. There is no maximum number of words or characters. However, the words in the name must be an exact match (or a subset consisting of complete words) to the words in the product title in the catalog. The words in the name are matched using OR logic (the order of the words does not matter). As with all strings, you need to escape reserved characters such as ampersand. See the eBay Trading API Guide for more information about how to specify this value.
Max length: 1024.

See Ticket Listings.

Item.ProductListingDetails
  .TicketListingDetails
  .PrintedDate
string Conditional The date of the event, as shown on the ticket. Use the date shown on the ticket, without attempting to adjust it for a different time zone (such as Pacific time or GMT).

In most cases, you should be able to specify any numeric date format in month/day/year order. eBay supports m or mm for the month, d or dd for the day, and yy or yyyy for the year, in all combinations. The delimiters must be forward slashes (/).
Item.ProductListingDetails
  .TicketListingDetails
  .PrintedTime
string Conditional The time of the event, as shown on the ticket. Use the time value shown on the ticket, without attempting to convert it to a different time zone (such as Pacific time or GMT). Do not round the value up or down (e.g., do not round 7:01 PM to 7:00 PM).

In most cases, you should be able to specify the time format exactly as shown on the ticket. For a list of formats that have been tested, see the eBay Trading API Guide.

See Ticket Listings.

Item.ProductListingDetails
  .TicketListingDetails.Venue
string Conditional The name of the venue, as shown on the ticket. The validation rules are the same as the rules for the event name. In addition, eBay supports both US English and UK English spelling variations for typical words found on tickets (such as "theater" and "theatre"). As with all strings, you need to escape reserved characters such as ampersand.
Max length: 4000.
Item.ProductListingDetails.UPC string Conditional UPC is a unique, 12-character identifier that many industries use to identify products.

If the primary and secondary categories are both catalog-enabled, this ID should correspond to the primary category (not the secondary category).

Only used to match catalog products when creating listings. (In some categories, eBay may also copy the ISBN, UPC, or EAN to the listing's item specifics.)
Max length: 12.
Item.ProductListingDetails
  .UseFirstProduct
boolean Optional Indicates what eBay should do if more than one product matches the external product ID (ISBN, UPC, EAN, BrandMPN, or TicketListingDetails). Also see ReturnSearchResultOnDuplicates as an alternative. If more than one product match was found and UseFirstProduct is true, item will be listed with first product information. If false, the rules for ReturnSearchResultOnDuplicates are used.
Default: false.
Item.ProductListingDetails
  .UseStockPhotoURLAsGallery
boolean Optional If true, indicates that the stock photo for an item (if available) is used as the gallery thumbnail. When listing an item, IncludeStockPhotoURL must also be true and Item.PictureDetails.GalleryType must be passed in with a value of Gallery or Gallery Featured (but not both).

eBay selects a Gallery thumbnail from image URLs included in the request (i.e. either GalleryURL or the first PictureURL), using selection rules that consider which of these URLs has been specified and whether an eBay stock photo exists for the item. Also, eBay selects an image regardless of whether you have specified either GalleryType or GalleryURL. A Gallery fee will only apply if you have set GalleryType to Plus or Featured (as basic Gallery is free on all sites).

In some cases, if UseStockPhotoURLAsGallery is set to false, no image will be generated for the Gallery. A common example of this occurrence is when only GalleryURL has been set in the request (i.e., no PictureURL elements are defined). In this case, eBay will not use a stock photo, even if it is available.

Default: true.

See:
    Introduction to Pictures in Listings
    Including Pictures in the Search Results Gallery

Item.Quantity int Conditional The value indicates the quantity of items available for purchase in the listing. This field is required for all auction listings and for non-variation, fixed-price listings. For auction listings, this value is always '1'. For a non-variation, fixed-price listing, the Item.Quantity value indicates the number of identical items the seller has available for purchase in the listing.

For AddFixedPriceItem, VerifyAddFixedPriceItem, RelistFixedPriceItem, and ReviseFixedPriceItem: in a multi-variation, fixed-price listing, the Item.Quantity should not be used; instead, the quantity of each variation is specified in the Variation.Variation.Quantity field instead. See the Creating a listing with variations eBay Help page for more information on variations.

For RelistItem, RelistFixedPriceItem, and VerifyRelistItem: Previously in RelistItem, RelistFixedPriceItem, and VerifyRelistItem the Quantity field retained its value from the previous listing unless you specifically changed it by including the field in a relist call and giving it a new value. And this value was often not accurate with the quantity that was really still available for purchase and it was often out of synch with the QuantityAvailable value that is returned with the GetMyeBaySelling call. As of March 13, 2014, this behavior has been changed in the following manner:
  • For a listing that has ended with an available quantity greater than zero, the Quantity value of the newly relisted item is set to the actual QuantityAvailable value (see the GetMyeBaySelling call) when the previous listing ended.
  • For listings that ended with an available quantity of zero, the relisted item will retain the Quantity value that was passed in at creation time of the previous listing.
So, if you are relisting an item that had an available quantity of zero when the listing ended, we strongly recommend that you pass in the correct available quantity through the Quantity field of a relist call. Alternatively, you can update the correct quantity available by using a ReviseInventoryStatus call and passing in a Quantity value.

When eBay auto-renews a GTC listing (ListingDuration=GTC) on your behalf, eBay relists with correct quantity available.

Note: There are seller limits on the US site for users who registered after October 2010. Seller limits control the quantity of items and/or the total value of the item(s) in the listing. (The GetMyeBaySelling call returns the remaining item quantity and remaining total value under the limits for the seller, if any such limits exist for the seller). If a call to add an item or revise an item would result in the exceeding of these limits, the add item or revise item call will fail. For auction listings, the total value limit applies to the start price, not the final sale amount. For more information, see the link to Seller Limits below.
For GetSellerEvents: Quantity is only returned for listings where item quantity is greater than 1.

For GetItem and related calls: This is the total of the number of items available for sale plus the quantity already sold. To determine the number of items available, subtract SellingStatus.QuantitySold from this value. Even for items that supported Dutch auctions, where one of several items can be purchased during the auction, this number does not change.

For order line item calls with variations: In GetItemTransactions, Item.Quantity is the same as GetItem (the total quantity across all variations). In GetSellerTransactions, Transaction.Item.Quantity is the total quantity of the applicable variation (quantity available plus quantity sold).

For GetDispute: Quantity is the number of items being raised in the dispute.

For SetCart: This input is required only when the parent container is submitted.

Also applicable to Half.com (valid range 1 to 1000). You can revise this field for Half.com listings.

Note: The number in the Quantity field represents the current quantity of items that are available using the "Ship to home" fulfillment method. This number does not take into account any quantity of the item that is available through "local" fulfillment methods such as In-Store Pickup, eBay Now, or Click and Collect. This is due to the fact that there is no current implementation (or API field) where the seller informs eBay about the quantity of items available through each local fulfillment method. In the case where a listing is only offering the item through a local fulfillment method, this value should default to '0', and the Item.IgnoreQuantity will also be returned as 'True'.

See:
    Seller Limits
    Selecting a Selling Format

Item.QuantityInfo QuantityInfoType Optional This container is used to set the minimum number of event tickets that should remain available after a buyer makes a purchase. This functionality allows the seller to avoid the possibility of being left with just one event ticket after a sale.

This container can be used when adding, revising, or relisting event tickets, and it will only be returned in GetItem if set for the listing.
Item.QuantityInfo
  .MinimumRemnantSet
int Conditional Enables you (the seller) to avoid being left with 1 item in your listing. A typical use case is event tickets in reserved, adjacent seats, or items that typically only sell if more than 1 can be purchased at once.

Specify the minimum number of items that should remain if a buyer doesn't purchase all the items. Based on the value of MinimumRemnantSet and the listing's available quantity (Quantity-QuantitySold), eBay calculates how many items a buyer can purchase. For example, suppose you list 5 tickets, and you want at least 2 tickets remaining for the final buyer to purchase. In this case, you would set MinimumRemnantSet to 2. This means a buyer can purchase 1, 2, 3, or 5 tickets, but not 4 (because 4 would leave the seller with 1 ticket).

To remove this restriction when you revise or relist, set MinimumRemnantSet to 1.

Applicable to multi-quantity, fixed-price listings. Currently supported for US and CA event ticket listings.
Default: 1.
Item
  .QuantityRestrictionPerBuyer
QuantityRestrictionPerBuyerInfoType Optional This container is used by the seller to restrict the quantity of items that may be purchased by one buyer during the duration of a fixed-price listing (single or multi-variation). This is an optional container that can be used with an Add, Revise, or Relist call.

This container is not applicable to auction listings.
Item
  .QuantityRestrictionPerBuyer
  .MaximumQuantity
int Conditional This integer value indicates the maximum quantity of items that a single buyer may purchase during the duration of a fixed-price listing (single or multi-variation). The buyer is blocked from the purchase if that buyer is attempting to purchase a quantity of items that will exceed this value. Previous purchases made by the buyer are taken into account. For example, if MaximumQuantity is set to '5' for an item listing, and Buyer1 purchases a quantity of three, Buyer1 is only allowed to purchase an additional quantity of two in subsequent orders on the same item listing.

This field is required if the QuantityRestrictionPerBuyer container is used.
Min: 1.
Item.ReturnPolicy ReturnPolicyType Conditional Container that describes the seller's return policy. Most categories on most eBay sites require the seller to include a return policy through the ReturnPolicy container.

For the AddItem family of calls: Required for most categories on most sites. Use ReturnPolicyEnabled in GetCategoryFeatures to determine which categories require this field. To determine which ReturnPolicy fields can be used on each site, call GeteBayDetails with DetailName set to ReturnPolicyDetails.

eBay India (IN), Australia (AU), and US eBay Motors Parts and Accessories categories typically support but do not require a return policy. (However, we strongly recommend that you specify a clear return policy whenever possible.)

For ReviseItem only: If the listing has bids or sales and it ends within 12 hours, you can't change the return policy details. If the listing is a GTC listing that has sales or ends within 12 hours (one or the other, but not both), you can add a return policy to the GTC listing (but you can't change return policy details if already present). If the listing has no bids or sales and more than 12 hours remain before the listing ends, you can add or change the return policy. When you revise your return policy, you only need to specify the fields you want to add or change. You don't need to specify all the other ReturnPolicy fields again. The other fields will retain their existing settings.

For the GetItem family of calls: Only returned if the site you sent the request to supports the seller's return policy. Typically, the return policy details are only returned when the request is sent to the listing site.

See:
    Offering a Clear Return Policy
    (GetCategoryFeatures) Category.ReturnPolicyEnabled for categories that require a return policy
    (GeteBayDetails) ReturnPolicyDetails for return policy fields that each site reports

Item.ReturnPolicy.Description string Optional A detailed explanation of the seller's return policy.

eBay uses this text string as-is in the Return Policy section of the View Item page. Avoid HTML, and avoid character entity references (such as &pound; or &#163;). If you include special characters in the return policy description, use the literal UTF-8 or ISO-8559-1 character (e.g. £).

For AddItem, VerifyAddItem, and RelistItem: If the seller accepts returns (ReturnsAcceptedOption=ReturnsAccepted) but does not specify this field when listing the item, GetItem returns this as an empty node

For ReviseItem only: If the listing has bids or sales and/or ends within 12 hours, you can't change this value. See the parent ReturnPolicy node description for more details.
Max length: 5000.

See (GeteBayDetails) ReturnPolicyDetails.Description for sites that support this field.

Item.ReturnPolicy.EAN string Optional The European Article Number (EAN) associated with the item, if any. To determine if your site supports this field, call GeteBayDetails with DetailName set to ReturnPolicyDetails, and then look for a 'true' value in the ReturnPolicyDetails.EAN field. Only returned if the seller has specified this value in their return policy.

For ReviseItem only: If the listing has bids or sales and/or ends within 12 hours, you can't change this value. See the parent ReturnPolicy node description for more details.

See (GeteBayDetails) ReturnPolicyDetails.EAN.

Item.ReturnPolicy
  .ExtendedHolidayReturns
boolean Optional Note: This field is available for Production use on the eBay US and UK sites, and will be available in approximately September 2015 for the eBay CA/CAFR, DE, AT and AU sites. It is currently available for Sandbox testing on all of these eBay sites. When you list an item by using the AddItem, ReviseItem and RelistItem families of calls, use this field to enable a holiday returns policy for the item. A value of true indicates the seller is offering the item with an extended holiday returns period.

The extended holiday returns period is defined by three dates:
  • The start date - November 1
  • The purchase cutoff date - December 31
  • The end date - January 31
Note: These dates may vary by a few days each year. Sellers will be notified of the current dates on their eBay site before the holiday period starts. Sellers can specify Extended Holiday Returns (as well as their regular non-holiday returns period) for chosen listings at any time during the year. The Extended Holiday Returns offer is not visible in the listings until the current year's holiday returns period start date, at which point it overrides the non-holiday returns policy. Buyers will see and be subject to the Extended Holiday Returns offer in listings purchased through the purchase cutoff date, and will be able to return those purchases through the end date.

After the purchase cutoff date, the Extended Holiday Returns offer automatically disappears from the listings, and the seller's non-holiday returns period reappears. Purchases made from that point on are subject to the non-holiday returns period, while purchases made before the cutoff date still have until the end date to be returned.

If the value of ExtendedHolidayReturns is false for an item, the returns period specified by the ReturnsWithinOption field applies, regardless of the purchase date. If the item is listed with a policy of no returns, ExtendedHolidayReturns is automatically reset to false.

For the AddItem family of calls, the value of ExtendedHolidayReturns is false by default.

For the ReviseItem family of calls, you can omit ExtendedHolidayReturns from the input if its value does not need to change. If the item being revised has bids or orders, you can add the extended holiday returns option to the listing, but you can't remove it. If the item does not have bids or orders, you can add or remove the extended holiday returns option; however, this is a significant revision, triggering a version change in the listing.

For the RelistItem family of calls, you can omit ExtendedHolidayReturns from the input if its value does not need to change.

For the GetItem call, ExtendedHolidayReturns is returned only if the site you sent the request to supports the seller's return policy. Typically, this is only when the request is sent to the listing site.
Item.ReturnPolicy.RefundOption token Optional Indicates how the seller will compensate the buyer for a returned item. Use the ReturnPolicy.Description field to explain the policy details (such as how quickly the seller will process the refund, whether the seller must receive the item before processing the refund, and other useful details.).

The RefundOption field is not supported by any of the European sites.

Applicable values: To get the applicable RefundOption values for your site, call GeteBayDetails with DetailName set to ReturnPolicyDetails, and then look for the ReturnPolicyDetails.Refund.RefundOption fields in the response.

For Add/Revise/Relist/VerifyAdd API calls): If the seller accepts returns (ReturnsAcceptedOption=ReturnsAccepted) but you do not pass in this RefundOption field when listing the item, some eBay sites may set a default value (like 'MoneyBack'), and the seller is obligated to honor this setting. Therefore, to avoid unexpected obligations, the seller should set a specific value for this field.

For Revise calls only: If the listing has bids or sales and/or ends within 12 hours, you can't change this value. See the parent ReturnPolicy node description for more details.

Note: As of version 771, listings created, revised, or relisted on the US site with deprecated RefundOption and/or ReturnsWithinOption values (using Add/Revise/Relist API calls) will be blocked.

For RefundOption, the deprecated values for the US site are MerchandiseCredit and Exchange. Instead of these deprecated values, the seller must offer a MoneyBack or a MoneyBackOrExchange refund option. Consider using the MoneyBackOrExchange option when you have the depth of inventory to support an exchange for a different size, color, or undamaged unit. Otherwise, use the MoneyBack option if you have limited inventory.

See (GeteBayDetails) RefundOption.



Applicable values: See RefundOptionsCodeType
Item.ReturnPolicy
  .RestockingFeeValueOption
token Optional This enumeration value indicates the restocking fee charged by the seller for returned items. In order to charge the buyer a restocking fee when an item is returned, a US seller must input a restocking fee value as part of the return policy.

For Add/Revise/Relist calls: To obtain the list of applicable values, call GeteBayDetails with DetailName set to ReturnPolicyDetails. Then look for the list of restocking fee value options in the ReturnPolicyDetails.RestockingFeeValue container in the response.

For Get calls: The RestockingFeeValue field is directly related to RestockingFeeValueOption, and gives a user-friendly description of the restocking fee policy.

See GeteBayDetails.ReturnPolicyDetails for applicable values for RestockingFeeValueOption.



Applicable values: See RestockingFeeCodeType
Item.ReturnPolicy
  .ReturnsAcceptedOption
token Conditional Indicates whether the seller allows the buyer to return the item. This field is required when ReturnPolicy is specified. (If you specify ReturnsNotAccepted, the View Item page may initially show the return policy as unspecified. In a future release, the View Item page will be updated to indicate that returns are not accepted instead.)

All sites support the ability for a seller to not accept returns. If the seller doesn't accept returns, the item must specifically indicate ReturnsNotAccepted. (The return policy cannot be omitted from the item.)

On the eBay UK and Ireland sites, business sellers must accept returns for fixed price items (including auction items with Buy It Now, and any other fixed price formats) when the category requires a return policy. On some European sites (such as eBay Germany (DE)), registered business sellers are required to accept returns. Your application can call GetUser to determine a user's current business seller status.

Note: In order for Top-Rated sellers to receive a Top-Rated Plus seal for their listings, returns must be accepted for the item (ReturnsAcceptedOption=ReturnsAccepted) and handling time should be set to zero days (same-day shipping) or one day. The handling time is set through an integer value in the Item.DispatchTimeMax field. Top-Rated listings qualify for the greatest average boost in Best Match and for the 20 percent Final Value Fee discount. For more information on eBay's Top-Rated seller program, see the Becoming a Top Rated Seller and qualifying for Top Rated Plus page.
Applicable values: To get the applicable ReturnsAcceptedOption values for your site, call GeteBayDetails with DetailName set to ReturnPolicyDetails, and then look for the ReturnPolicyDetails.ReturnsAccepted.Description fields in the response. ReturnsAcceptedOptionsCodeType defines all the possible values.

For ReviseItem only: If the listing has bids or sales and/or ends within 12 hours, you can't change this value. See the parent ReturnPolicy node description for more details.

See:
    (GeteBayDetails) ReturnsAcceptedOption
    Returns and the Law (UK)



Applicable values: See ReturnsAcceptedOptionsCodeType
Item.ReturnPolicy
  .ReturnsWithinOption
token Conditional The buyer can return the item within this period of time from the day they receive the item. Use the ReturnPolicy.Description field to explain the policy details.

Applicable values: To get the applicable ReturnsWithinOption values for your site, call GeteBayDetails with DetailName set to ReturnPolicyDetails, and then look for the ReturnPolicyDetails.ReturnsWithin.ReturnsWithinOption fields in the response. ReturnsWithinOptionsCodeType defines all the possible values.

For AddItem, VerifyAddItem, and RelistItem: If the seller accepts returns (ReturnsAcceptedOption=ReturnsAccepted) but you do not pass in this ReturnsWithinOption field when listing the item, some eBay sites may set a default value (like Days_14), and the seller is obligated to honor this setting. Therefore, to avoid unexpected obligations, the seller should set a specific value for this field.

Note: As of version 771, listings created, revised, or relisted with deprecated RefundOption and/or ReturnsWithinOption values (using Add/Revise/Relist API calls) will be blocked.

For ReturnsWithinOption, the deprecated values are Days_3 and Days_7. Instead of these deprecated values, the seller must offer a 14-day, 30-day, or 60-day return window.

For ReviseItem only: If the listing has bids or sales and/or ends within 12 hours, you can't change this value. See the parent ReturnPolicy node description for more details.

See (GeteBayDetails) ReturnsWithinOption.



Applicable values: See ReturnsWithinOptionsCodeType
Item.ReturnPolicy
  .ShippingCostPaidByOption
token Optional The party who pays the shipping cost for a returned item. Use the ReturnPolicy.Description field to explain any additional details.

Applicable values: To get the applicable ShippingCostPaidByOption values for your site, call GeteBayDetails with DetailName set to ReturnPolicyDetails, and then look for the ReturnPolicyDetails.ShippingCostPaidBy.ShippingCostPaidByOption fields in the response. ShippingCostPaidByOptionsCodeType defines all the possible values.

For AddItem, VerifyAddItem, and RelistItem: If the seller accepts returns (ReturnsAcceptedOption=ReturnsAccepted) but you do not pass in this ShippingCostPaidByOption field when listing the item, some eBay sites may set a default value (like Buyer), and the seller is obligated to honor this setting. Therefore, to avoid unexpected obligations, the seller should set a specific value for this field.

For ReviseItem only: If the listing has bids or sales and/or ends within 12 hours, you can't change this value. See the parent ReturnPolicy node description for more details.

See (GeteBayDetails) ShippingCostPaidByOption for sites that support this field, and applicable values.



Applicable values: See ShippingCostPaidByOptionsCodeType
Item.ReturnPolicy
  .WarrantyDurationOption
token Optional The warranty period.

Applicable values: To get the applicable WarrantyDurationOption values for your site, call GeteBayDetails with DetailName set to ReturnPolicyDetails, and then look for the ReturnPolicyDetails.WarrantyDuration. WarrantyDurationOption fields in the response. WarrantyDurationOptionsCodeType defines all the possible values.

For AddItem, VerifyAddItem, and RelistItem: If the seller accepts returns (ReturnsAcceptedOption=ReturnsAccepted) but you do not pass in this WarrantyDurationOption field when listing the item, the eBay India site may set a default value, and the seller is obligated to honor this setting. Therefore, to avoid unexpected obligations, the seller should set a specific value for this field.

For ReviseItem only: If the listing has bids or sales and/or ends within 12 hours, you can't change this value. See the parent ReturnPolicy node description for more details.

See (GeteBayDetails) WarrantyDurationOption.



Applicable values: See WarrantyDurationOptionsCodeType
Item.ReturnPolicy
  .WarrantyOfferedOption
token Optional Indicates whether a warranty is offered for the item.

Applicable values: To get the applicable WarrantyOfferedOption values for your site, call GeteBayDetails with DetailName set to ReturnPolicyDetails, and then look for the ReturnPolicyDetails.WarrantyOffered.WarrantyOfferedOption fields in the response. WarrantyOfferedCodeType defines all the possible values.
Note: Only the eBay India site supports this field.
For AddItem, VerifyAddItem, and RelistItem: If the seller accepts returns (ReturnsAcceptedOption=ReturnsAccepted) but you do not pass in this WarrantyOfferedOption field when listing the item, the eBay India site may set a default value, and the seller is obligated to honor this setting. Therefore, to avoid unexpected obligations, the seller should set a specific value for this field.

Note: For the US eBay Motors limited warranty (Short-Term Service Agreement) option, use Item.LimitedWarrantyEligible instead.

For the US eBay Motors "Is There an Existing Warranty?" option, use Item.AttributeSetArray instead.


For ReviseItem only: If the listing has bids or sales and/or ends within 12 hours, you can't change this value. See the parent ReturnPolicy node description for more details.

See:
    Warranties (eBay India)
    Guidelines for Creating Legally Compliant Listings (eBay India)
    (GeteBayDetails) WarrantyOfferedOption
    (AddItem) Item.LimitedWarrantyEligible for US eBay Motors Short-Term Service Agreement
    (AddItem) Item.AttributeSetArray for US eBay Motors existing warranty option



Applicable values: See WarrantyOfferedCodeType
Item.ReturnPolicy
  .WarrantyTypeOption
token Optional Indicates the source or type of the warranty, if any.

Applicable values: To get the applicable WarrantyTypeOption values for your site, call GeteBayDetails with DetailName set to ReturnPolicyDetails, and then look for the ReturnPolicyDetails.WarrantyType.WarrantyTypeOption fields in the response. WarrantyTypeOptionsCodeType defines all the possible values.
Note: Only the eBay India site supports this field.
For AddItem, VerifyAddItem, and RelistItem: If the seller accepts returns (ReturnsAcceptedOption=ReturnsAccepted) but you do not pass in this WarrantyTypeOption field when listing the item, the eBay India site may set a default value, and the seller is obligated to honor this setting. Therefore, to avoid unexpected obligations, the seller should set a specific value for this field.

For ReviseItem only: If the listing has bids or sales and/or ends within 12 hours, you can't change this value. See the parent ReturnPolicy node description for more details.

See (GeteBayDetails) WarrantyTypeOption for sites that support this field, and applicable values.



Applicable values: See WarrantyTypeOptionsCodeType
Item.ScheduleTime dateTime Optional Allows the user to specify the time that the listing becomes active on eBay. To schedule the listing start time, specify a time in the future in GMT format. In GetItem and related calls, the scheduled time is returned in StartTime. For ReviseItem, you can modify this value if the currently scheduled start time is in the future.

When you schedule a start time, the start time is randomized within 15-minute intervals. Randomized start times applies to the following sites:
AT, BEFR, BENL, CH, DE, ES, FR, IE, IT, NL, PL, UK

Also see the following article in the Knowledge Base: Why scheduled time is sometimes getting reset.

Not applicable to Half.com.
Item.SecondaryCategory CategoryType Optional ID for second category in which the item is listed (also see Item.PrimaryCategory).

For the AddItem family of calls: Listing an item in a second category is optional. Also see Item.CategoryMappingAllowed and Item.CategoryBasedAttributesPrefill.

Not applicable to Half.com.

You cannot list US eBay Motors vehicles in two categories. However, you can list Parts & Accessories in two categories. The Final Value Fee is based on the primary category in which the item is listed. Furthermore, you can list the same item in an eBay Motors Parts & Accessories category and in an eligible eBay category, as long as the primary category is associated with the site on which you are listing. That is, the two categories can be a mix of Motors Parts & Accessories and eBay site categories. (Real Estate, Mature Audience (adult), and Business & Industrial categories are not eligible for listing in two categories in this manner.) For example, if you list on Motors, the primary category could be 6750 (eBay Motors > Parts & Accessories > Apparel & Merchandise > Motorcycle > Jackets & Leathers), and the secondary category could be 57988 (eBay > Clothing, Shoes > Accessories > Men's Clothing > Outerwear). If you list on the main eBay site, the primary category could be 57988 and the secondary category could be 6750.

If eBay has designated a category as a value category (see ValueCategory in GetCategoryFeatures), items in that category cannot be listed in two categories. For example, if your AddItem request includes a primary or secondary category that is a value category, then eBay drops SecondaryCategory and lists the item with only the PrimaryCategory you selected. Also, if the listing request includes item specifics (in ItemSpecifics or AttributeSetArray) that are associated with SecondaryCategory, eBay drops those values when we drop SecondaryCategory. (The same logic is used if you revise an existing listing to add a secondary category or to change one of the categories: If either the primary or secondary category is a value category, eBay drops the secondary category from your request.)

To remove this value when relisting an item, use DeletedField.

For ReviseItem only: When revising a listing, you can add or change the secondary category only if the listing has no bids (or no items have sold) and it does not end within 12 hours. If you change the secondary category, any corresponding Item Specifics (attributes) that were previously specified may be dropped from the listing if they aren't valid for the category. See Item.AttributeSetArray.

Note: For some large merchants, there are no limitations on when the primary or secondary listing categories for a fixed-price listing can be revised, even when the listing has had transactions or is set to end within 12 hours. When you revise an item, you can change the secondary category from a Motors Parts & Accessories category to an eBay category or vice versa if the listing has no bids (or no items have sold) and it does not end within 12 hours.

For GetItemRecommendations only: For GetItemRecommendations, use this to control the category that will be searched for recommendations. Specify the category in which the item will be listed.

See Applying Categories.

Item.SecondaryCategory
  .CategoryID
string Conditional Distinct numeric ID for a category on eBay. In GetItem and related calls, see CategoryName for the text name of the category. Use GetCategories to look up the category parent ID.

For GetItem, Half.com items return the Half.com category ID in PrimaryCategory. This ID is not necessarily returned in GetCategories.

In an Add/Revise/Relist call, the PrimaryCategory.CategoryID is always required, and the SecondaryCategory.CategoryID is also required if a Secondary Category is used.
Max length: 10.
Item.SellerProfiles SellerProfilesType Optional Root container consisting of references to one or more Business Policies profiles. Exactly one Payment Profile, one Shipping Profile, and one Return Policy Profile may be applied to the listing.
Item.SellerProfiles
  .SellerPaymentProfile
SellerPaymentProfileType Conditional The SellerPaymentProfile container is used in an Add/Revise/Relist Trading API call to reference and use the values of a Business Policies payment profile. Business Policies payment profiles contain accepted payment methods, a flag to set up the immediate payment feature, a payment instructions field, and a field to specify the seller's PayPal email address.

Business Policies payment profiles are also returned in GetItem, GetMyeBaySelling, and other Trading calls that retrieve Item data.
Item.SellerProfiles
  .SellerPaymentProfile
  .PaymentProfileID
long Conditional The unique identifier of a Business Policies payment profile. A PaymentProfileID and/or a PaymentProfileName value is used in the Add/Revise/Relist call to reference and use the payment policy values of a Business Policies payment profile. If both fields are provided and their values don't match, the PaymentProfileID takes precedence.

In the "Get" calls, the PaymentProfileID value will always be returned if the listing is using a Business Policies payment profile, and the PaymentProfileName value will be returned if a name is assigned to the payment profile.
Item.SellerProfiles
  .SellerPaymentProfile
  .PaymentProfileName
string Conditional The name of a Business Policies payment profile. A PaymentProfileID and/or a PaymentProfileName value is used in the Add/Revise/Relist call to reference and use the payment policy values of a Business Policies payment profile. If both fields are provided and their values don't match, the PaymentProfileID takes precedence.

In the "Get" calls, the PaymentProfileID value will always be returned if the listing is using a Business Policies payment profile, and the PaymentProfileName value will be returned if a name is assigned to the payment profile.
Item.SellerProfiles
  .SellerReturnProfile
SellerReturnProfileType Conditional The SellerReturnProfile container is used in an Add/Revise/Relist Trading API call to reference and use the values of a Business Policies return policy profile. Business Policies return policy profiles contain detailed information on the seller's return policy, including the refund option, how many days the buyer has to return the item for a refund, warranty information, and restocking fee (if any).

Business Policies return policy profiles are also returned in GetItem, GetMyeBaySelling, and other Trading calls that retrieve Item data.
Item.SellerProfiles
  .SellerReturnProfile
  .ReturnProfileID
long Conditional The unique identifier of a Business Policies return policy profile. A ReturnProfileID and/or a ReturnProfileName value is used in the Add/Revise/Relist call to reference and use the payment policy values of a Business Policies return policy profile. If both fields are provided and their values don't match, the ReturnProfileID takes precedence.

In the "Get" calls, the ReturnProfileID value will always be returned if the listing is using a Business Policies return policy profile, and the ReturnProfileName value will be returned if a name is assigned to the return policy profile.
Item.SellerProfiles
  .SellerReturnProfile
  .ReturnProfileName
string Conditional The name of a Business Policies return policy profile. A ReturnProfileID and/or a ReturnProfileName value is used in the Add/Revise/Relist call to reference and use the return policy values of a Business Policies return policy profile. If both fields are provided and their values don't match, the ReturnProfileID takes precedence.

In the "Get" calls, the ReturnProfileID value will always be returned if the listing is using a Business Policies return policy profile, and the ReturnProfileName value will be returned if a name is assigned to the return policy profile.
Item.SellerProfiles
  .SellerShippingProfile
SellerShippingProfileType Conditional The SellerShippingProfile container is used in an Add/Revise/Relist Trading API call to reference and use the values of a Business Policies shipping policy profile. Business Policies shipping profiles contain detailed information on domestic and international shipping, including shipping service options, handling time, package handling costs, excluded ship-to locations, and shipping insurance information.

Business Policies shipping profiles are also returned in GetItem, GetMyeBaySelling, and other Trading calls that retrieve Item data.
Item.SellerProfiles
  .SellerShippingProfile
  .ShippingProfileID
long Conditional The unique identifier of a Business Policies shipping policy profile. A ShippingProfileID and/or a ShippingProfileName value is used in the Add/Revise/Relist call to reference and use the shipping policy values of a Business Policies shipping policy profile. If both fields are provided and their values don't match, the ShippingProfileID takes precedence.

In the "Get" calls, the ShippingProfileID value will always be returned if the listing is using a Business Policies shipping policy profile, and the ShippingProfileName value will be returned if a name is assigned to the shipping policy profile.
Item.SellerProfiles
  .SellerShippingProfile
  .ShippingProfileName
string Conditional The name of a Business Policies shipping policy profile. A ShippingProfileID and/or a ShippingProfileName value is used in the Add/Revise/Relist call to reference and use the shipping policy values of a Business Policies shipping policy profile. If both fields are provided and their values don't match, the ShippingProfileID takes precedence.

In the "Get" calls, the ShippingProfileID value will always be returned if the listing is using a Business Policies shipping policy profile, and the ShippingProfileName value will be returned if a name is assigned to the shipping policy profile.
Item.ShippingDetails ShippingDetailsType Conditional The shipping-related details for an order, including flat and calculated shipping costs and shipping insurance costs.

New users who list their first items in selected categories on the US site must specify at least one domestic shipping service. This applies to a category if GetCategoryFeatures returns true for Category.ShippingTermsRequired.

For Fixed Price listings, a seller can revise all shipping details of the listing (except for sales tax and for shipping type of Freight) for all unsold items. This applies to both domestic and international shipping. Checkout is not affected for those who bought items prior to the seller's shipping changes--the shipping details that were in effect at the time of purchase are used for that buyer at the time of checkout.

IMPORTANT: To avoid loss of shipping details when revising a listing, you must include all ShippingDetails fields that were originally provided. Do not omit any tag, even if its value does not change. Omitting a shipping field when revising an item will remove that detail from the listing.
Shipping details are not applicable to Real Estate listings and Half.com.

GetMyeBayBuying, GetMyeBaySelling: ShippingDetails is not returned (with a request version 677 or higher) if (a) the item is marked as local pickup only with a cost of 0 or (b) ShipToLocation is None. (With a request version lower than 677, ShippingDetails is returned.)

See:
    Determining Shipping Costs for a Listing
    Revising a Listing for restrictions on changing item properties with ReviseItem

Item.ShippingDetails
  .CalculatedShippingRate
CalculatedShippingRateType Conditional Details pertinent to one or more items for which calculated shipping has been offered by the seller, such as package dimension and weight and packaging/handling costs. If your call specifies a large-dimension item listed with UPS, see Dimensional Weight limit on UPS shipping services results in failure of shipping calculator.

Not applicable to Half.com.
Item.ShippingDetails
  .CalculatedShippingRate
  .MeasurementUnit
MeasurementSystemCodeType Conditional Specifies the unit type of the weight and dimensions of a shipping package. If MeasurementUnit is used, it overrides the system specified by measurementSystem. If MeasurementUnit and measurementSystem are not specified, the following defaults will be used:

English: US
Metric: CA, CAFR, AU

CA and CAFR supports both English and Metric, while other sites only support the site's default.

Use MeasurementUnit with weight and package dimensions. For example, to represent a 5 lbs 2 oz package:
<MeasurementUnit>English</MeasurementUnit>
<WeightMajor>5</WeightMajor>
<WeightMinor>2</WeightMinor>

Applicable values:

English
(in/out) English system of measurement.
Metric
(in/out) Metric system of measurement.

See Specifying Shipping Types and Costs.

Item.ShippingDetails
  .CalculatedShippingRate
  .OriginatingPostalCode
string Conditional Postal code for the location from which the package will be shipped. Required for calculated shipping. Use Item.PostalCode to specify the location of the item used for searches by location.
Item.ShippingDetails
  .CalculatedShippingRate
  .PackageDepth
MeasureType (decimal) Conditional Depth of the package, in whole number of inches, needed to ship the item. This is validated against the selected shipping service. Upon mismatch, a message is returned, such as, "Package dimensions exceeds maximum allowable limit for service XXXXX," where XXXXX is the name of the shipping service. For calculated shipping only. Only returned if the seller specified the value for the item. (In many cases, the seller only specifies the weight fields.)

Developer impact: UPS requires dimensions for any Ground packages that are 3 cubic feet or larger and for all air packages, if they are to provide correct shipping cost. If package dimensions are not included for an item listed with calculated shipping, the shipping cost returned will be an estimate based on standard dimensions for the defined package type. eBay enforces a dimensions requirement on listings so that buyers receive accurate calculated shipping costs.

See Specifying Shipping Types and Costs.

Item.ShippingDetails
  .CalculatedShippingRate
  .PackageLength
MeasureType (decimal) Conditional Length of the package, in whole number of inches, needed to ship the item. Upon mismatch, a message is returned, such as, "Package dimensions exceeds maximum allowable limit for service XXXXX," where XXXXX is the name of the shipping service. For calculated shipping only. Only returned if the seller specified the value for the item. (In many cases, the seller only specifies the weight fields.)

See Specifying Shipping Types and Costs.

Item.ShippingDetails
  .CalculatedShippingRate
  .PackageWidth
MeasureType (decimal) Conditional Width of the package, in whole number of inches, needed to ship the item. Upon mismatch, a message is returned, such as, "Package dimensions exceeds maximum allowable limit for service XXXXX," where XXXXX is the name of the shipping service. For calculated shipping only. Only returned if the seller specified the value for the item. (In many cases, the seller only specifies the weight fields.)

See Specifying Shipping Types and Costs.

Item.ShippingDetails
  .CalculatedShippingRate
  .PackagingHandlingCosts
AmountType (double) Optional Fees a seller might assess for the shipping of the item (in addition to whatever the shipping service might charge). Any packaging/handling cost specified on input is added to each shipping service on output. If domestic and international calculated shipping is offered for an item and if packaging/handling cost is specified only for domestic shipping, that cost will be applied by eBay as the international packaging/handling cost. (To specify a international packaging/handling cost, you must always specify a domestic packaging/handling cost, even if it is 0.) When UPS is one of the shipping services offered by the seller, package dimensions are required on list/relist/revise. For calculated shipping only.
Item.ShippingDetails
  .CalculatedShippingRate
  .ShippingIrregular
boolean Optional Whether a package is irregular and therefore cannot go through the stamping machine at the shipping service office and thus requires special or fragile handling. For calculated shipping only.
Item.ShippingDetails
  .CalculatedShippingRate
  .ShippingPackage
ShippingPackageCodeType Conditional The nature of the package used to ship the item(s). This is required for calculated shipping only. To get the applicable ShippingPackage values for your site, call GeteBayDetails with DetailName set to ShippingPackageDetails, and then look for the ShippingPackageDetails.ShippingPackage fields in the response.

Applicable values: See ShippingPackage.
Item.ShippingDetails
  .CalculatedShippingRate
  .WeightMajor
MeasureType (decimal) Conditional WeightMajor and WeightMinor are used to specify the weight of a shipping package. Here is how you would represent a package weight of 5 lbs 2 oz: <WeightMajor unit="lbs">5</WeightMajor> <WeightMinor unit="oz">2</WeightMinor>
See http://www.ups.com for the maximum weight allowed by UPS. Above this maximum, the shipping type becomes Freight, an option that can only be selected via the eBay Web site and not via API. The weight details are validated against the selected shipping service.

For flat rate shipping (only when shipping rate tables are specified and the shipping rate table uses weight surcharges), or for calculated shipping. Required on input when calculated shipping is used.

See Managing Rate Tables with the API for flat rate shipping that requires this field.

Item.ShippingDetails
  .CalculatedShippingRate
  .WeightMinor
MeasureType (decimal) Conditional See the definition of WeightMajor.

For flat rate shipping (only when shipping rate tables are specified and the shipping rate table uses weight surcharges), or for calculated shipping. Required on input when calculated shipping is used.

Note: When used with the shipping rate tables with weight surcharge, any WeightMinor value greater than zero results in WeightMajor getting rounded up in the shipping cost calculation (for example, 1 lb, 2 oz is rounded up to 2 lbs).

See Managing Rate Tables with the API for flat rate shipping that requires this field.

Item.ShippingDetails.CODCost AmountType (double) Conditional This dollar value indicates the money due from the buyer upon delivery of the item.

This field should only be specified in the request if 'COD' (cash-on-delivery) is a valid payment method for the site and it is included as a PaymentMethods value in the same request.

This field is only returned if set for the listing.

To see if 'COD' is a supported payment method for a site, call GeteBayDetails with the DetailName field set to 'PaymentOptionDetails'. Look for a value of 'COD' in one of the PaymentOptionDetails.PaymentOption fields in the response.

See Other Shipping Features.

Item.ShippingDetails
  .ExcludeShipToLocation
string Conditional,
repeatable: [0..*]
Use this field to specify an international country or region, or a special domestic location, such as 'PO Box' (in US) or 'Packstation' (in DE), to where you will not ship the associated item. Repeat this element in the call request for each location that you want to exclude as a shipping destination for your item.

Set ShipToRegistrationCountry to true to have your ExcludeShipToLocation settings applied to your listing. The locations you have excluded display in the Shipping and Handling section of your item listing.

If a buyer's primary ship-to location is a location that you have listed as an excluded ship-to location (or if the buyer does not have a primary ship-to location), they will receive an error message if they attempt to buy or place a bid on your item.

The exclude ship-to location values are eBay regions and countries. To see the valid exclude ship-to locations for a specified site, call GeteBayDetails with DetailName set to ExcludeShippingLocationDetails, and then look for the ExcludeShippingLocationDetails.Location fields in the response. Repeat GeteBayDetails for each site on which you list.

This field works in conjunction with Item.ShipToLocations to create a set of international countries and regions to where you will, and will not, ship. You can list a region in the ShipToLocations field, then exclude specific countries within that region with this field (for example, you can specify Africa in ShipToLocations, yet exclude Chad with a ExcludeShipToLocation setting). In addition, if your ShipToLocations is Worldwide, you can use this field to specify both regions and countries that you want to exclude from your shipping destinations.

You can specify a default set of locations to where you will not ship in My eBay. If you create an Exclude Ship-To List, it is, by default, in effect when you list items. However, if you specify any value in this field on input, it nullifies the default settings in your Exclude Ship-To List. (If you use ExcludeShipToLocation when you list an item, you will need to list all the locations to where you will not ship the associated item, regardless of the default settings in your Exclude Ship-To List.)

Specify NONE in this field to override the default Exclude Ship-To List you might have set up in My eBay and indicate that you do not want to exclude any shipping locations from the respective item listing.

Note: To enable your default Exclude Ship-To List, you must enable Exclude Shipping Locations and Buyer Requirements in your My eBay Site Preferences. For details, see the KnowledgeBase Article HowTo: ExcludeShipToLocation.

Applicable values: See CountryCodeType, ShippingRegionCodeType
Item.ShippingDetails
  .GlobalShipping
boolean Conditional Indicates whether eBay's Global Shipping Program is offered for the listing. If the value of GlobalShipping is True, the Global Shipping Program is the default international shipping option for the listing, and eBay sets the international shipping service to International Priority Shipping. If the value of GlobalShipping is False, the seller is responsible for specifying an international shipping service for the listing if desired.

When calling RelistFixedPriceItem, RelistItem, ReviseFixedPriceItem or ReviseItem, you can omit this field if its value doesn't need to change.

Before using this field for a listing, ensure that the seller and the item being listed are eligible for the Global Shipping Program.

See Introduction to Shipping for information about Global Shipping Program eligibility.

Item.ShippingDetails
  .InsuranceDetails
InsuranceDetailsType Optional Container for domestic insurance information.

Note that there are fields named InsuranceFee and InsuranceOption at the same level as this container. These were once used for representing both domestic and international insurance details. If this (newer) container is provided on input and if ShippingDetails.InsuranceFee or ShippingDetails.InsuranceOption are also provided, those two (older fields) are ignored. If this container is omitted on input, its InsuranceFee and InsuranceOption subfields are set to match whatever (the older fields) ShippingDetails.InsuranceFee and ShippingDetails.InsuranceOption are set to. For flat and calculated shipping, depending on which subfields are used.

Valid only on the following sites: FR and IT
Item.ShippingDetails
  .InsuranceDetails.InsuranceFee
AmountType (double) Optional Cost of shipping insurance set by the seller. If the buyer bought more than one of this item, this is the insurance for just a single item. Exception: for GetItemShipping, this is proportional to QuantitySold. Default is 0.00. Value should be greater than 0.00 if InsuranceOption is Optional or Required. For flat shipping only. Optional as input and only allowed if ChangePaymentInstructions is true.

Valid only on the following sites: AU, FR, and IT
Applicable to Half.com (for GetOrders).
Item.ShippingDetails
  .InsuranceDetails
  .InsuranceOption
InsuranceOptionCodeType Optional Whether the seller offers shipping insurance and, if so, whether the insurance is optional or required. Applies to both flat and calculated shipping. Optional as input and only allowed if ChangePaymentInstructions is true.

Valid only on the following sites: AU, FR, and IT
Applicable to Half.com (for GetOrders).

Applicable values:

CustomCode
(in/out) Reserved for internal or future use
IncludedInShippingHandling
(in/out) The seller is not charging separately for shipping insurance costs; any insurance is already included in the base shipping cost.
NotOffered
(in/out) The seller does not offer shipping insurance to the buyer.
Optional
(in/out) The seller offers the buyer the choice of paying for shipping insurance or not.
Required
(in/out) The seller requires that the buyer pay for shipping insurance.

(Not all values in InsuranceOptionCodeType apply to this field.)
Item.ShippingDetails
  .InsuranceFee
AmountType (double) Optional Cost of shipping insurance set by the seller. If the buyer bought more than one of this item, this is the insurance for just a single item. Exception: for GetItemShipping, this is proportional to QuantitySold. Value should be greater than 0.00 if InsuranceOption is Optional or Required. For flat shipping only. Optional as input and only allowed if ChangePaymentInstructions is true. This field is ignored when InsuranceOption is not specified in the request.

Valid only on the following sites: FR and IT
Applicable to Half.com for GetOrders.
Default: 0.00.
Item.ShippingDetails
  .InsuranceOption
InsuranceOptionCodeType Optional Whether the seller offers shipping insurance and, if so, whether the insurance is optional or required. Optional as input and only allowed if ChangePaymentInstructions is true. If this field is not included in the request, values specified in the InsuranceFee field will be ignored.

Note: Note that sellers are responsible for the items they sell until they safely arrive in their customers' hands, and that offering buyer-paid insurance (either as an optional or required service) infers that the buyer is somehow responsible for the safe delivery of the items they purchase. This notion can reduce buyer confidence in the marketplace and the practice of including buyer- paid shipping insurance in your item listings is discouraged.
This field is only returned if the value is other than NotOffered.

Valid only on the following sites: FR and IT
If you include buyer-paid shipping insurance for an item listed on one of the sites that supports this option, a buyer on a site that does not support buyer-paid shipping insurance can still purchase the item. In these cases, the buyer is responsible for all the shipping insurance terms that have been outlined in the item listing.

Applicable to Half.com

Applicable values:

CustomCode
(in/out) Reserved for internal or future use
IncludedInShippingHandling
(in/out) The seller is not charging separately for shipping insurance costs; any insurance is already included in the base shipping cost.
NotOffered
(in/out) The seller does not offer shipping insurance to the buyer.
Optional
(in/out) The seller offers the buyer the choice of paying for shipping insurance or not.
Required
(in/out) The seller requires that the buyer pay for shipping insurance.

(Not all values in InsuranceOptionCodeType apply to this field.)
Item.ShippingDetails
  .InternationalInsuranceDetails
InsuranceDetailsType Optional Container for international insurance information.

Note that there are fields named InsuranceFee and InsuranceOption at the same level as this container. These were once used for representing both domestic and international insurance details. If this (newer) container is provided on input and if ShippingDetails.InsuranceFee or ShippingDetails.InsuranceOption are also provided, those two (older fields) are ignored. If this container is omitted on input, its InsuranceFee and InsuranceOption subfields are set to match whatever (the older fields) are set to for flat and calculated shipping, depending on which subfields are used.

Valid only on the following sites: FR and IT
Item.ShippingDetails
  .InternationalInsuranceDetails
  .InsuranceFee
AmountType (double) Optional Cost of shipping insurance set by the seller. If the buyer bought more than one of this item, this is the insurance for just a single item. Exception: for GetItemShipping, this is proportional to QuantitySold. Default is 0.00. Value should be greater than 0.00 if InsuranceOption is Optional or Required. For flat shipping only. Optional as input and only allowed if ChangePaymentInstructions is true.

Valid only on the following sites: AU, FR, and IT
Applicable to Half.com (for GetOrders).
Item.ShippingDetails
  .InternationalInsuranceDetails
  .InsuranceOption
InsuranceOptionCodeType Optional Whether the seller offers shipping insurance and, if so, whether the insurance is optional or required. Applies to both flat and calculated shipping. Optional as input and only allowed if ChangePaymentInstructions is true.

Valid only on the following sites: AU, FR, and IT
Applicable to Half.com (for GetOrders).

Applicable values:

CustomCode
(in/out) Reserved for internal or future use
IncludedInShippingHandling
(in/out) The seller is not charging separately for shipping insurance costs; any insurance is already included in the base shipping cost.
NotOffered
(in/out) The seller does not offer shipping insurance to the buyer.
Optional
(in/out) The seller offers the buyer the choice of paying for shipping insurance or not.
Required
(in/out) The seller requires that the buyer pay for shipping insurance.

(Not all values in InsuranceOptionCodeType apply to this field.)
Item.ShippingDetails
  .InternationalPromotionalShippingDiscount
boolean Conditional On input, this specifies whether to offer the promotional shipping discount for the listing's international shipping services (only applicable if the seller has a promotional shipping discount in effect at the moment).

Returned on output only if the seller is making the call. This value indicates whether the promotional shipping discount is being offered for the international shipping services of this listing (if the listing is still active--this is only possible if the seller has a promotional shipping discount in effect at the moment) or whether the discount was offered at the time the listing ended.

See Other Shipping Features.

Item.ShippingDetails
  .InternationalShippingDiscountProfileID
string Conditional On input, this is the ID of the shipping discount to offer for the international shipping services (where the shipping discount is either of type FlatShippingDiscount or CalculatedShippingDiscount).

In the RelistItem and ReviseItem family of calls, you can remove the existing InternationalShippingDiscountProfileID associated with the item by supplying a value of 0 (zero).

Returned on output only if the seller is making the call. The value is the ID of the shipping discount offered and corresponds to whichever is returned: FlatShippingDiscount or CalculatedShippingDiscount.

If the user created a shipping discount profile, use InternationalShippingDiscountProfileID.

See Other Shipping Features.

Item.ShippingDetails
  .InternationalShippingServiceOption
InternationalShippingServiceOptionsType Optional,
repeatable: [0..*]
Shipping costs and options related to an international shipping service. If used, at least one domestic shipping service must also be provided in ShippingServiceOptions.

If you specify multiple InternationalShippingServiceOption nodes, the repeating nodes must be contiguous. That is, you cannot insert other nodes between InternationalShippingServiceOption nodes.

All specified domestic and international shipping services must be the same shipping type (for example, Flat versus Calculated).

A seller can offer up to four domestic shipping services and up to five international shipping services. However, if the seller is opted in to the Global Shipping Program, only four other international shipping services may be offered (regardless of whether or not Global Shipping is offered for the listing).

If you specify ShippingDetails when you revise or relist an item but you omit InternationalShippingServiceOption, eBay will drop the international shipping services (except the Global Shipping Program) from the listing. This may also have unintended side effects, as other fields that depend on this data may be dropped as well. To retain the shipping services and dependent fields when you modify other shipping details, it may be simplest to specify all ShippingDetails that you still want to include in the listing.

For GetItemShipping, results are filtered: if any service is not available in the buyer's region, it is removed. If no services remain after this filtering, a warning is returned.

Not applicable to Half.com or eBay Motors vehicle listings.

See Overview of the API Schema for rules regarding repeating instances of a nodes (nodes for which maxOccurs is "unbounded" or is greater than 1).

Item.ShippingDetails
  .InternationalShippingServiceOption
  .ShippingService
token Conditional An international shipping service being offered by the seller to ship an item to a buyer. For a list of valid values, call GeteBayDetails with DetailName set to ShippingServiceDetails. To view the full list of International shipping service options in the response, look for the ShippingService fields in the ShippingServiceDetails containers that contain a InternationalService=true field, as this indicates that the ShippingService value is an International shipping service option. The ShippingServiceDetails.ValidForSellingFlow flag must also be present. Otherwise, that particular shipping service option is no longer valid and cannot be offered to buyers through a listing.

For flat and calculated shipping.

See GeteBayDetails.



Applicable values: See ShippingServiceCodeType
Item.ShippingDetails
  .InternationalShippingServiceOption
  .ShippingServiceAdditionalCost
AmountType (double) Conditional The cost of shipping each additional item beyond the first item. For input, this is required if the listing is for multiple items. For single-item listings, it should be zero (or is defaulted to zero if not provided). For flat shipping only.
Item.ShippingDetails
  .InternationalShippingServiceOption
  .ShippingServiceCost
AmountType (double) Conditional The meaning of this element depends on the call and on whether flat or calculated shipping has been selected. (For example, it could be the cost to ship a single item, the cost to ship all items, or the cost to ship just the first of many items, with ShippingServiceAdditionalCost accounting for the rest.) When returned by GetItemShipping, it includes the packaging and handling cost. For flat and calculated shipping.

If a shipping service has been specified, GetItem returns the shipping service cost, even if the cost is zero. Otherwise, cost is not returned.

See Shipping.

Item.ShippingDetails
  .InternationalShippingServiceOption
  .ShippingServicePriority
int Conditional This integer value controls the order (relative to other shipping services) in which the corresponding ShippingService will appear in the View Item and Checkout page. Sellers can specify up to five international shipping services (with five InternationalShippingServiceOption containers), so valid values are 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. A shipping service with a ShippingServicePriority value of 1 appears at the top. Conversely, a shipping service with a ShippingServicePriority value of 5 appears at the bottom of a list of five shipping service options.

This field is applicable to Flat and Calculated shipping. This field is not applicable to Half.com listings.
Item.ShippingDetails
  .InternationalShippingServiceOption
  .ShipToLocation
string Conditional,
repeatable: [0..*]
An international location or region to where the item seller will ship the item. Use GeteBayDetails with DetailName set to ShippingLocationDetails to determine which locations are valid per site. In the GeteBayDetails response, look for the ShippingLocationDetails.ShippingLocation fields. For the AddItem family of calls, this field is required if any international shipping service is specified.

See Specifying Locations to Where You Ship.



Applicable values: See CountryCodeType, ShippingRegionCodeType
Item.ShippingDetails
  .PaymentInstructions
string Optional Payment instructions (or message) from the seller to the buyer. These instructions appear on eBay's View Item page and on eBay's checkout page when the buyer pays for the item.

Sellers usually use this field to specify payment instructions, how soon the item will shipped, feedback instructions, and other reminders that the buyer should be aware of when they bid on or buy an item. This field can be specified regardless of the shipping type eBay only allows 500 characters as input, but due to the way the eBay Web site UI treats characters, this field can return more than 500 characters in the response. Characters like & and ' (apostrophe/single quote) count as 5 characters each. Use DeletedField to remove this value when revising or relisting an item.

Applicable to eBay Motors (usually used to elaborate on the return policy).
Not applicable to Half.com.
Max length: 1000.

See:
    Offering a Clear Return Policy
    (AddItem) Item.AttributeSetArray
    (GetItem) Item.AttributeSetArray

Item.ShippingDetails
  .PromotionalShippingDiscount
boolean Conditional On input, this specifies whether to offer the promotional shipping discount for the domestic shipping services of this listing (only applicable if the seller has a promotional shipping discount in effect at the moment).

Returned on output only if the seller is making the call. This indicates whether the promotional shipping discount is being offered for the domestic shipping services of this listing (if the listing is still active--this is only possible if the seller has a promotional shipping discount in effect at the moment) or whether the discount was offered at the time the listing ended.

See Other Shipping Features.

Item.ShippingDetails
  .RateTableDetails
RateTableDetailsType Conditional This container specifies the shipping rate tables that are to be applied to this listing. Shipping rate tables enable sellers to tailor the flat shipping rates offered for an item to fit the shipping destination. They can specify a shipping rate for a large base region, then define alternative rates or surcharges for shipping to other extended regions within the base region.

Prerequisites for applying shipping rate tables:
  • The shipping type for the listing must be Flat.
  • The seller must have previously configured a shipping rate table in My eBay site preferences.
In a domestic shipping rate table, sellers can specify an alternative shipping rate for each shipping service category, for each of several extended domestic regions within their country. For example, in the US the shipping categories are Economy, Standard, Expedited and One-day. The extended regions are Alaska and Hawaii, US Protectorates, and Army/Fleet Post Offices.

In an international shipping rate table, sellers can specify an alternative shipping rate for each shipping service category, for each country in a given base region. The international rate table has nine base regions: Africa, Asia, Central America and Caribbean, Europe, Middle East, North America, Oceania, Southeast Asia, and South America. You can use the GetUser call to determine if the seller has configured a shipping rate table. If the domestic shipping rate table is available for this seller, the User.SellerInfo.DomesticRateTable field will be true. If the international shipping rate table is available for this seller, the User.SellerInfo.InternationalTable field will be true.

Note: You can use RateTableDetails to apply a shipping rate table to a listing or remove it from a listing. However, the details of a shipping rate table configuration can only be viewed and modified on the eBay website, not by using the API. Sellers use a dropdown list to specify the alternative shipping rate applied by the rate table as one of the following:
  • A flat amount per item
  • A flat surcharge (domestic rate tables only)
  • A surcharge by weight
This selection applies to the entire table; there is no mixing and matching by region or shipping category.

If you are applying a shipping rate table that specifies a surcharge by weight, you must specify the item weight in the ShippingDetails.CalculatedShippingRate container's WeightMajor and WeightMinor fields, even though this is a flat rate listing. Do not use any other fields in the CalculatedShippingRate container because those are not supported in this scenario.

Note: There is currently no way to determine through the API whether a seller's rate table specifies a surcharge by weight, so your application must make it clear to the seller that item weight must be supplied if the seller has specified a surcharge by weight. If the required weight values are not supplied, a default weight of one unit (1 lb or 1 kg, depending on locale) is used as the basis for the surcharge. This container is returned from the GetItem family of calls only for the seller who listed the item.

You can find more information about using shipping rate tables in the Shipping chapter of the Trading API User's Guide.

See Specifying Shipping Types and Costs.

Item.ShippingDetails
  .RateTableDetails
  .DomesticRateTable
string Conditional This field specifies which domestic shipping rate table to apply to a listing. Domestic rate tables can be used only for items listed on the eBay US, UK, DE, AU and Motors Parts and Accessories websites.

Currently, sellers can configure only one domestic shipping rate table, so set DomesticRateTable = Default to apply that table. The rates assigned to the various domestic regions are applied depending on the location of the buyer. If only one shipping service category and rate has been set for a given domestic region in the domestic rate table, buyers in that region will see only one shipping cost. If several service levels and rates are set up in the domestic shipping rate table for a given domestic region, buyers in that region will see the different shipping levels and rates and can choose one of them.

If you are modifying or relisting an item (using the Revise or Relist family of calls), you can delete the existing rate table setting applied to the listing by using the empty tag: <DomesticRateTable />

This field is returned from the GetItem family of calls only for the seller who listed the item.

You can find more information about using shipping rate tables in the Shipping chapter of the Trading API User's Guide.
Max length: 50.

See Specifying Shipping Types and Costs.

Item.ShippingDetails
  .RateTableDetails
  .InternationalRateTable
string Conditional This field specifies which international shipping rate table to apply to a listing. International rate tables can be used only for items listed on the DE or UK site.

Currently, sellers can configure only one international shipping rate table, so set InternationalRateTable = Default to apply that table. The rates assigned to the various countries are applied depending on the location of the buyer. If only one shipping service category and rate has been set for a given country in the international rate table, buyers in that country will see only one shipping cost. If several service levels and rates are set up in the international shipping rate table for a given country, buyers in that country will see the different shipping levels and rates and can choose one of them.

If you are modifying or relisting an item (using the Revise or Relist family of calls), you can delete the existing rate table setting applied to the listing by using the empty tag: <InternationalRateTable />

This field is returned from the GetItem family of calls only for the seller who listed the item.

You can find more information about using shipping rate tables in the Shipping chapter of the Trading API User's Guide.

See Specifying Shipping Types and Costs.

Item.ShippingDetails.SalesTax SalesTaxType Optional Sales tax details. US and US Motors (site 0) sites only, excluding vehicle listings. Flat and calculated shipping.

Applicable to Half.com (for GetOrders).

See Enabling Multi-jurisdiction Sales Tax.

Item.ShippingDetails.SalesTax
  .SalesTaxPercent
float Optional Percent of an item's price to be charged as the sales tax for the order. The value passed in is stored with a precision of 3 digits after the decimal point (##.###).

Applicable to Half.com (for GetOrders).
Item.ShippingDetails.SalesTax
  .SalesTaxState
string Optional State or jurisdiction for which the sales tax is being collected. Only returned if the seller specified a value.

To see the valid values for your site, call GeteBayDetails with DetailName set to TaxJurisdiction, and then look for the TaxJurisdiction.JurisdictionID fields in the response.

Applicable to Half.com (for GetOrders).
Item.ShippingDetails.SalesTax
  .ShippingIncludedInTax
boolean Optional (US only) Whether shipping costs were part of the base amount that was taxed. Flat or calculated shipping.

Applicable to Half.com (for GetOrders).
Item.ShippingDetails
  .ShippingDiscountProfileID
string Conditional On input, this is the ID of the shipping discount to offer for the domestic shipping services (where the shipping discount is either of type FlatShippingDiscount or CalculatedShippingDiscount). On output, this is the ID of the shipping discount offered and corresponds to whichever is returned: FlatShippingDiscount or CalculatedShippingDiscount. Only returned if the calling user is the seller. If the user created a shipping discount profile, use the ShippingDiscountProfileID.

In the RelistItem and ReviseItem family of calls, you can remove the existing ShippingDiscountProfileID associated with the item by supplying a value of 0 (zero).

Only returned if the calling user is the seller.

See Other Shipping Features.

Item.ShippingDetails
  .ShippingServiceOptions
ShippingServiceOptionsType Conditional,
repeatable: [0..*]
Shipping costs and options related to domestic shipping services offered by the seller. Flat and calculated shipping. Required if InternationalShippingServiceOption is specified.

For flat shipping, a maximum shipping cost may apply when listing. See Shipping documentation for details about Maximum Flat Rate Shipping Costs.

If you specify multiple ShippingServiceOptions nodes, the repeating nodes must be contiguous. For example, you can insert InternationalShippingServiceOption nodes after a list of repeating ShippingServiceOptions nodes, but not between them:

<ShippingServiceOptions>...</ShippingServiceOptions>
<ShippingServiceOptions>...</ShippingServiceOptions>
<ShippingServiceOptions>...</ShippingServiceOptions>
<InternationalShippingServiceOption>...</InternationalShippingServiceOption>
<InternationalShippingServiceOption>...</InternationalShippingServiceOption>

If you specify ShippingDetails when you revise or relist an item but you omit ShippingServiceOptions, eBay will drop the domestic shipping services from the listing. This may also have unintended side effects, as other fields that depend on this data may be dropped as well. To retain the shipping services and dependent fields when you modify other shipping details, it may be simplest to specify all ShippingDetails that you still want to include in the listing.

A seller can offer up to four domestic shipping services and up to five international shipping services. All specified domestic and international shipping services must be the same shipping type (for example, Flat versus Calculated).

For GetItemShipping, results are filtered: if any service is not available in the buyer's region, it is removed. If no services remain after this filtering, a warning is returned.

Not applicable to Half.com or eBay Motors vehicle listings.

See Overview of the API Schema for rules regarding repeating instances of a nodes (nodes for which maxOccurs is "unbounded" or is greater than 1).

Item.ShippingDetails
  .ShippingServiceOptions
  .FreeShipping
boolean Optional A seller offers free shipping by setting FreeShipping to true. This free shipping applies only to the first specified domestic shipping service. (It is ignored if set for any other shipping service.) If the seller has required shipping insurance as part of shipping (the seller set InsuranceOption to Required) and then the seller specified FreeShipping, eBay sets the insurance cost to 0.00. However, if the seller made shipping insurance optional, eBay preserves the cost of shipping insurance; it is up to the buyer whether to buy shipping insurance, regardless of whether the seller specified FreeShipping.

See Specifying Shipping Services.

Item.ShippingDetails
  .ShippingServiceOptions
  .ShippingService
token Conditional A shipping service option being offered by the seller to ship an item to a buyer. For a list of valid ShippingService values, GeteBayDetails with DetailName set to ShippingServiceDetails. The ShippingServiceDetails.ValidForSellingFlow flag must also be present. Otherwise, that particular shipping service option is no longer valid and cannot be offered to buyers through a listing.

To view the full list of domestic shipping service options in the response, look for the ShippingServiceDetails.ShippingService fields. Domestic shipping service options will not have a InternationalService=true field, as this indicates that the ShippingService value is an International shipping service option.

For flat and calculated shipping. Also applicable to Half.com (for GetOrders).

If there are two or more services and one is "pickup", "pickup" must not be specified as the first service.

See GeteBayDetails.



Applicable values: See ShippingServiceCodeType
Item.ShippingDetails
  .ShippingServiceOptions
  .ShippingServiceAdditionalCost
AmountType (double) Conditional The cost of shipping each additional item beyond the first item. For input, this is required if the listing is for multiple items. For single-item listings, it should be zero (or is defaulted to zero if not provided). For flat shipping only. Not applicable to Half.com.

See Determining Shipping Costs for a Listing.

Item.ShippingDetails
  .ShippingServiceOptions
  .ShippingServiceCost
AmountType (double) Conditional The meaning of this element depends on the call and on whether flat or calculated shipping has been selected. (For example, it could be the cost to ship a single item, the cost to ship all items, or the cost to ship just the first of many items, with ShippingServiceAdditionalCost accounting for the rest.) When returned by GetItemShipping, it includes the packaging and handling cost. For flat and calculated shipping.

If a shipping service has been specified (even LocalPickup), GetItem returns the shipping service cost, even if the cost is zero. Otherwise, cost is not returned.

If this is for calculated shipping for a listing that has not yet ended, note that the cost cannot be determined until the listing has ended and the buyer has specified a postal code.

For GetItemShipping, promotional shipping savings is reflected in the cost, if applicable. If the promotional shipping option is lower than other shipping services being offered, the savings is reflected in the returned shipping cost. The shipping service named Promotional Shipping Service (or whatever is the localized name for it) is included among the shipping services. If the promotional shipping cost is lower than the cost of other shipping services being offered, it is presented first in the list. (The LOWEST shipping service cost is always presented first, regardless of whether there is promotional shipping.)

For GetMyeBaySelling, ShippingServiceCost under the SoldList and DeletedFromSoldList containers returns the cost of the domestic leg of a Global Shipping Program shipment (to the international shipping provider's warehouse).

Also applicable to Half.com (for GetOrders).

See Determining Shipping Costs for a Listing.

Item.ShippingDetails
  .ShippingServiceOptions
  .ShippingServicePriority
int Conditional This integer value controls the order (relative to other shipping services) in which the corresponding ShippingService will appear in the View Item and Checkout page. Sellers can specify up to four domestic shipping services (with four ShippingServiceOptions containers), so valid values are 1, 2, 3, and 4. A shipping service with a ShippingServicePriority value of 1 appears at the top. Conversely, a shipping service with a ShippingServicePriority value of 4 appears at the bottom of a list of four shipping service options.

This field is applicable to Flat and Calculated shipping. This field is not applicable to Half.com listings.
Item.ShippingDetails
  .ShippingServiceOptions
  .ShippingSurcharge
AmountType (double) Conditional An additional fee to charge US buyers who have the item shipped via UPS or FedEx to Alaska, Hawaii or Puerto Rico. Can only be assigned a value for the eBay US site and for items in the Parts and Accessories category of the eBay Motors site. Only returned if set. If some line items in an order have a surcharge, surcharge is added only for those line items. Flat rate shipping only.
Item.ShippingDetails
  .ShippingType
ShippingTypeCodeType Optional The shipping cost model offered by the seller. This is not returned for various calls since shipping type can be deduced: if a CalculatedShippingRate structure is returned by the call, the shipping type is Calculated. Otherwise, it is one of the other non-Calculated shipping types.

GetItemShipping and GetItemTransactions: If the type was a mix of flat and calculated services, this is set simply to Flat or Calculated because it is the buyer's selection that results in one of these.

GetMyeBayBuying: If the seller has set the ShipToLocation as 'Worldwide' for an item, but has not specified any international shipping service options, 'NotSpecified' is returned as the ShippingType value.

Not applicable to Half.com.

Applicable values:

Calculated
(in/out) Calculated shipping model: the cost of shipping is determined in large part by the seller-offered and buyer-selected shipping service. The seller might assess an additional fee via PackagingHandlingCosts.
CalculatedDomesticFlatInternational
(in/out) The seller specified one or more calculated domestic shipping services and one or more flat international shipping services.
CustomCode
(in/out) Reserved for future use.
Flat
(in/out) Flat shipping model: the seller establishes the cost of shipping and cost of shipping insurance, regardless of what any buyer-selected shipping service might charge the seller.
FlatDomesticCalculatedInternational
(in/out) The seller specified one or more flat domestic shipping services and one or more calculated international shipping services.
FreightFlat
(in/out) Freight shipping model: freight shipping may be used when flat or calculated shipping cannot be used due to the greater weight of the item.

Currently, FreightFlat is available only for the US, UK, AU, CA and CAFR sites, and only for domestic shipping. On the US site, FreightFlat applies to shipping with carriers that are not affiliated with eBay. For details about freight shipping, see "Specifying Freight Shipping" in the Shipping chapter of the User's Guide.
NotSpecified
(in/out) The seller did not specify the shipping type.

(Not all values in ShippingTypeCodeType apply to this field.)
Item.ShippingPackageDetails ShipPackageDetailsType Conditional Container consisting of dimension and size details related to a shipping package in which an item will be sent. The information in this container is applicable if the seller is using calculated shipping or flat rate shipping using shipping rate tables with weight surcharges. This container is only returned in the "Get" calls if specified for the item.
Item.ShippingPackageDetails
  .MeasurementUnit
MeasurementSystemCodeType Conditional Specifies the unit type of the weight and dimensions of a shipping package. If MeasurementUnit is used, it overrides the system specified by measurementSystem. If MeasurementUnit and measurementSystem are not specified, the following defaults will be used:

English: US
Metric: CA, CAFR, AU

CA and CAFR supports both English and Metric, while other sites only support the site's default.

Use MeasurementUnit with weight and package dimensions. For example, to represent a 5 lbs 2 oz package:
<MeasurementUnit>English</MeasurementUnit>
<WeightMajor>5</WeightMajor>
<WeightMinor>2</WeightMinor>

Applicable values:

English
(in/out) English system of measurement.
Metric
(in/out) Metric system of measurement.

See Specifying Shipping Types and Costs.

Item.ShippingPackageDetails
  .PackageDepth
MeasureType (decimal) Conditional Depth of the package, in whole number of inches, needed to ship the item. This is validated against the selected shipping service. Upon mismatch, a message is returned, such as, "Package dimensions exceeds maximum allowable limit for service XXXXX," where XXXXX is the name of the shipping service. For calculated shipping only. Only returned if the seller specified the value for the item. (In many cases, the seller only specifies the weight fields.)

Developer impact: UPS requires dimensions for any Ground packages that are 3 cubic feet or larger and for all air packages, if they are to provide correct shipping cost. If package dimensions are not included for an item listed with calculated shipping, the shipping cost returned will be an estimate based on standard dimensions for the defined package type. eBay enforces a dimensions requirement on listings so that buyers receive accurate calculated shipping costs.

See Specifying Shipping Types and Costs.

Item.ShippingPackageDetails
  .PackageLength
MeasureType (decimal) Conditional Length of the package, in whole number of inches, needed to ship the item. Upon mismatch, a message is returned, such as, "Package dimensions exceeds maximum allowable limit for service XXXXX," where XXXXX is the name of the shipping service. For calculated shipping only. Only returned if the seller specified the value for the item. (In many cases, the seller only specifies the weight fields.)

See Specifying Shipping Types and Costs.

Item.ShippingPackageDetails
  .PackageWidth
MeasureType (decimal) Conditional Width of the package, in whole number of inches, needed to ship the item. Upon mismatch, a message is returned, such as, "Package dimensions exceeds maximum allowable limit for service XXXXX," where XXXXX is the name of the shipping service. For calculated shipping only. Only returned if the seller specified the value for the item. (In many cases, the seller only specifies the weight fields.)

See Specifying Shipping Types and Costs.

Item.ShippingPackageDetails
  .ShippingIrregular
boolean Optional Whether a package is irregular and therefore cannot go through the stamping machine at the shipping service office and thus requires special or fragile handling. For calculated shipping only.
Item.ShippingPackageDetails
  .ShippingPackage
ShippingPackageCodeType Conditional The nature of the package used to ship the item(s). Required for calculated shipping only.

Applicable values: See ShippingPackage.
Item.ShippingPackageDetails
  .WeightMajor
MeasureType (decimal) Conditional WeightMajor and WeightMinor are used to specify the weight of a shipping package. Here is how you would represent a package weight of 5 lbs 2 oz: <WeightMajor unit="lbs">5</WeightMajor> <WeightMinor unit="oz">2</WeightMinor> See http://www.ups.com for the maximum weight allowed by UPS. Above this maximum, the shipping type becomes Freight, an option that can only be selected via the eBay Web site and not via API. The weight details are validated against the selected shipping service.

For calculated shipping or for flat rate shipping if shipping rate tables are specified and the shipping rate table uses weight surcharges. Required on input when calculated shipping is used.
Item.ShippingPackageDetails
  .WeightMinor
MeasureType (decimal) Conditional See the definition of WeightMajor. For calculated shipping or for flat rate shipping if shipping rate tables are specified and the shipping rate table uses weight surcharges. (When used with the shipping rate tables with weight surcharge, any WeightMinor value greater than zero results in WeightMajor getting rounded up in the shipping cost calculation for example, 1 lb, 2 oz is rounded up to 2 lbs.)

Required on input when calculated shipping is used.
Item
  .ShippingServiceCostOverrideList
ShippingServiceCostOverrideListType Optional This container is used when the seller wants to override the flat shipping costs for all domestic and/or all international shipping services defined in the Business Policies shipping profile referenced in the SellerProfiles.SellerShippingProfile.ShippingProfileID field. Shipping costs include the cost to ship one item, the cost to ship each additional identical item, and any shipping surcharges applicable to domestic shipping services.

A ShippingServiceCostOverrideList.ShippingServiceCostOverride container is required for each domestic and/or international shipping service that is defined in the domesticShippingPolicyInfoService and intlShippingPolicyInfoService containers of the Business Policies shipping profile.

Shipping service cost overrides are a listing-level concept, and the shipping costs specified through each ShippingServiceCostOverrideList.ShippingServiceCostOverride container will not change the shipping costs defined for the same shipping services in the Business Policies shipping profile.
Item
  .ShippingServiceCostOverrideList
  .ShippingServiceCostOverride
ShippingServiceCostOverrideType Optional,
repeatable: [0..*]
A ShippingServiceCostOverride container is required for each domestic and/or international shipping service that is defined in the domesticShippingPolicyInfoService and intlShippingPolicyInfoService containers of the Business Policies shipping profile. Shipping costs include the cost to ship one item, the cost to ship each additional identical item, and any shipping surcharges applicable to domestic shipping services.

Shipping service cost overrides are a listing-level concept, and the shipping costs specified through each ShippingServiceCostOverride container will not change the shipping costs defined for the same shipping services in the Business Policies shipping profile.

To override the shipping costs for each domestic shipping service in the Business Policies shipping profile, the ShippingServiceType field should be set to 'Domestic', and to override the shipping costs for each international shipping service, the ShippingServiceType field should be set to 'International'. For both domestic and international shipping services, the ShippingServicePriority value should match the sortOrderId value for the matching shipping service in the shipping profile. If any of the domestic and/or international shipping service priorities and shipping service options in the Add/Revise/Relist call and Business Policies shipping profile do not match, an error occurs.

If shipping service cost overrides are used in a listing, the ShippingServiceCostOverride container will be returned in the GetSellerList and GetSellingManagerTemplates calls.
Item
  .ShippingServiceCostOverrideList
  .ShippingServiceCostOverride
  .ShippingServiceAdditionalCost
AmountType (double) Optional This dollar value indicates the cost to ship each additional identical item to the buyer. If the shipping service costs override operation is successful, this value will override the corresponding shippingServiceAdditionalCost value set in the domesticShippingPolicyInfoService (domestic shipping service) or intlShippingPolicyInfoService (international shipping service) containers in the Business Policies shipping profile.

This field is only applicable to multi-quantity, fixed-price listings.
Item
  .ShippingServiceCostOverrideList
  .ShippingServiceCostOverride
  .ShippingServiceCost
AmountType (double) Optional This dollar value indicates the shipping service cost to ship one item to the buyer. If the shipping service costs override operation is successful, this value will override the corresponding shippingServiceCost value set in the domesticShippingPolicyInfoService (domestic shipping service) or intlShippingPolicyInfoService (international shipping service) containers in the Business Policies shipping profile.
Item
  .ShippingServiceCostOverrideList
  .ShippingServiceCostOverride
  .ShippingServicePriority
int Optional This integer value maps the particular instance of the ShippingServiceCostOverride container to the domesticShippingPolicyInfoService or intlShippingPolicyInfoService container of the Business Policies shipping profile. The ShippingServicePriority value should match the sortOrderId value for the matching shipping service in the Business Policies shipping profile. If overriding the shipping costs for domestic shipping services, the ShippingServiceType field should be set to 'Domestic', and to override the shipping costs for international shipping services, the ShippingServiceType field should be set to 'International'.

If any of the domestic and/or international shipping service priorities and shipping service options in the Add/Revise/Relist call and Business Policies shipping profile do not match, an error occurs.
Item
  .ShippingServiceCostOverrideList
  .ShippingServiceCostOverride
  .ShippingServiceType
ShippingServiceType Optional This enumerated value indicates whether domestic or international shipping costs are being overridden. To override the shipping costs for each domestic shipping service in the Business Policies shipping profile, this field should be set to 'Domestic', and to override the shipping costs for each international shipping service, this field should be set to 'International'.

Applicable values:

Domestic
(in) This value should be used if the seller is overriding shipping costs for all domestic shipping services defined in the Business Policies shipping profile.
International
(in) This value should be used if the seller is overriding shipping costs for all international shipping services defined in the Business Policies shipping profile.

Item
  .ShippingServiceCostOverrideList
  .ShippingServiceCostOverride
  .ShippingSurcharge
AmountType (double) Optional This dollar value indicates the shipping surcharge applicable to the domestic shipping service. If the shipping service costs override operation is successful, this value will override the corresponding shippingSurcharge value set in the domesticShippingPolicyInfoService container in the Business Policies shipping profile.

This field can only be used if the shipping surcharges are applicable for the corresponding shipping service.
Item
  .ShippingTermsInDescription
boolean Optional Indicates whether details about shipping costs and arrangements are specified in the item description.

Not applicable to Half.com.

See Search Results and Shipping Costs.

Item.ShipToLocations string Optional,
repeatable: [0..*]
An international location or region to which the seller is willing to ship, regardless of shipping service. The country of the listing site is added by eBay. Use GeteBayDetails with DetailName set to ShippingLocationDetails to determine which international locations are valid for the site. In the GeteBayDetails response, look for the ShippingLocationDetails.ShippingLocation fields.

Omit ShipToLocations if you want to ship only within the country of the listing site. To state that you do not wish to ship at all, set ShipToLocations to None. ReviseItem can add a ShipToLocations. On output, ShipToLocations is the collection of all input item-level ShipToLocations plus international shipping service-level ShipToLocation values.

If you have specified a region to which you will ship (such as Asia), you can use ExcludeShipToLocation to exclude certain countries within that region to where you will not ship (such as Afghanistan).

Not applicable to Half.com.
Max length: length of longest name in ShippingRegionCodeType and CountryCodeType.

See:
    ShipToLocations
    GeteBayDetails



Applicable values: See CountryCodeType, ShippingRegionCodeType
Item.Site SiteCodeType Required The name of the site on which the item is listed. The listing site affects the business logic and validation rules that are applied to the request, which in turn affect the values that are returned in the response, as well as values that appear on the eBay Web site. For example, the listing site can affect the validation of Category in listing requests, international business seller requirements, the values of converted (localized) prices in responses, the item-related time stamps that are displayed on the eBay Web site, the visibility of the item in some types of searches, and other information. In some cases, the rules are determined by a combination of the site, the user's registration address, and other information. You cannot change the site when you revise a listing.

When you specify Item.Site in AddItem or AddFixedPriceItem, it must be consistent with the numeric site ID that you specify in the request URL (for the SOAP API) or the X-EBAY- API-SITEID header (for the XML API).

Not applicable to Half.com.

Applicable values: See Site.

See:
    The US and International eBay Sites
    Specifying the Target Site
    Field Differences for eBay Sites

Item.SKU SKUType (string) Optional A SKU (stock keeping unit) is an identifier defined by a seller. Some sellers use SKUs to track complex flows of products and information on the client side. A seller can specify a SKU when listing an item with AddItem and related calls. eBay preserves the SKU on the item, enabling you to obtain it before and after an order line item is created. (SKU is recommended as an alternative to ApplicationData.)

A SKU is not required to be unique, when you track listings by their ItemID (the default tracking method). A seller can specify a particular SKU on one item or on multiple items. Different sellers can use the same SKUs.

If you want to use SKU instead of ItemID as a unique identifier (such as when retrieving items and orders), you can set Item.InventoryTrackingMethod to SKU in AddFixedPriceItem and related calls. In this case, the SKU must be unique across your (the seller's) active listings. Note that if you relist the item, you must reset Item.InventoryTrackingMethod to SKU; otherwise the relisted item will default to ItemID as the tracking method.

If both ItemID and SKU are specified in item-retrieval and order-retrieval calls that support the use of SKU as a unique identifier, the ItemID value takes precedence and is used to identify the listing.

For multi-variation listings, the SKU can be used to uniquely identify a variation that is being revised or relisted. If InventoryTrackingMethod is ItemID, an ItemID is also required. When both SKU and VariationSpecifics are passed in the request, the variation specifics take precedence as the unique identifier.

Note: The eBay Web site UI cannot identify listings by SKU. For example, My eBay pages and Search pages all identify listings by item ID. When a buyer contacts you via eBay's messaging functionality, eBay uses the item ID as the identifier. Buyer-focused APIs (like the Shopping API) also do not support SKU as an identifier. For revising and relisting only: To remove a SKU when you revise or relist an item, use DeletedField. (You cannot remove a SKU when Item.InventoryTrackingMethod is set to SKU.)

For GetMyeBaySelling, this is only returned if set.
Not applicable to Half.com.
Max length: 50.

See eBay Merchant Data API for AddFixedPriceItem and ReviseFixedPriceItem.

Item.SkypeContactOption SkypeContactOptionCodeType Optional,
repeatable: [0..*]
Indicates the Skype contact option that the seller and buyer can use to communicate about the listing. For Skype communication to be possible, the SkypeEnabled flag must be included and set to 'true'. The seller must also have a Skype account that is linked with his or her eBay account.

More than one Skype contact option may be specified.

Applicable values:

Chat
(in/out) The seller can communicate with the buyer by Skype Chat.
CustomCode
(in/out) Reserved for internal or future use.
Voice
(in/out) The seller can communicate with the buyer by Skype Voice.

Item.SkypeEnabled boolean Optional Specifies that Skype-related information is included with an item listing, including, for example, Skype Voice. Skype-related information provides buttons that enable potential buyers to contact sellers through Skype. Information about Skype is available at www.Skype.com. If all of the prerequisites for adding Skype buttons to listings are met (see the Enabling Communication Through Skype), you can make communication through Skype available in listings. SkypeEnabled must be true if SkypeID and SkypeContactOption are specified.
Item.SkypeID string Optional The Skype name of the seller. Requires that SkypeEnabled is set to true. Available if the seller has a Skype account and has linked it (on the eBay site) with his or her eBay account.
Item.StartPrice AmountType (double) Required This value indicates the starting price of the item when it is listed for the first time, or when it is revised or relisted.

For auction listings: competitive bidding starts at this value. Once at least one bid has been placed, StartPrice remains the same but CurrentPrice is increased to the amount of the current highest bid. If ReservePrice is also specified, the value of StartPrice must be lower than the value of ReservePrice.

For fixed-price listings: This is the fixed-price at which a buyer may purchase the item.

For both auction and fixed-price listings, there is a minimum value that may be specified as a StartPrice value. These minimum values vary per site. To retrieve these minimum values for a site, call GeteBayDetails passing in your SiteID value as a header, and using ListingStartPriceDetails as a DetailName value. In the GeteBayDetails response, look for the ListingStartPriceDetails.StartPrice fields for the 'Chinese' and 'FixedPriceItem' listing types.

Note: There are seller limits on the US site for users who registered after October 2010. Seller limits control the quantity of items and/or the total value of the item(s) in the listing. (The GetMyeBaySelling call returns the remaining item quantity and remaining total value under the limits for the seller, if any such limits exist for the seller). If a call to add an item or revise an item would result in the exceeding of these limits, the add item or revise item call will fail. For auction listings, the total value limit applies to the start price, not the final sale amount. For more information, see the link to Seller Limits below. GetMyeBaySelling does not return Item.StartPrice for fixed-price items; it returns Item.SellingStatus.CurrentPrice.

For AddFixedPriceItem and VerifyAddFixedPriceItem: Required when no variations are specified. If variations are specified, use Variation.StartPrice for each variation instead.

Also applicable to Half.com (valid range 0.75 to 9999.99). You can revise this field for Half.com listings.

See:
    Seller Limits
    GeteBayDetails

Item.Storefront StorefrontType Optional Contains information related to the item in the context of a seller's eBay Store. Applicable for auction and fixed-price listings listed by eBay Stores sellers.

Not applicable to Half.com.
Item.Storefront
  .StoreCategory2ID
long Optional Unique identifier for the secondary custom category in which to list the item. Set this field to a root-level custom category or a custom category that has no child categories (subcategories).

The system resets the value to 0 (None) in the following cases:
- The values of StoreCategoryID and StoreCategory2ID field are the same
- You specify StoreCategory2ID but not StoreCategoryID


In other words, StoreCategoryID must be set to a valid custom category and be different from StoreCategory2ID.
Item.Storefront
  .StoreCategory2Name
string Optional Name of the secondary custom category in which to list the item. Set this field to a root-level custom category or a custom category that has no child categories (subcategories).

The system resets the value to 0 (None) in the following cases:
- The values of StoreCategoryName and StoreCategory2Name field are the same
- You specify StoreCategory2Name but not StoreCategoryName


In other words StoreCategoryName must be set to a valid custom category name and be different from StoreCategory2Name.
Item.Storefront
  .StoreCategoryID
long Optional Unique identifier of a primary custom category in which to list the item. A custom category is a category that the seller created in their eBay Store. eBay Store sellers can create up to three levels of custom categories for their stores, but the API only supports root-level categories.

To list an item using the categories in a seller's store, you must set this field to a root-level custom category or a custom category that has no child categories (subcategories). If you attempt to list an item in a category that has subcategories, the call response contains a warning, and the item is listed in the 'Other' store category.
Item.Storefront
  .StoreCategoryName
string Optional Category name of a primary custom category in which to list the item. A custom category is a category that the seller created in their eBay Store. eBay Store sellers can create up to three levels of custom categories for their stores, but the API only supports root-level categories.

To list an item using a category name from a seller's store, you must set this field to a root-level custom category or a custom category that has no child categories (subcategories). If you attempt to list an item in a category that has subcategories, the call response contains a warning, and the item is listed in the store category called 'Other'.
Item.SubTitle string Optional Subtitle to use in addition to the title. Provides more keywords when buyers search in titles and descriptions. You cannot use HTML in the Subtitle. (HTML characters will be interpreted literally as plain text.) If you pass any value, this feature is applied (with applicable fees).

Not applicable to listings in US eBay Motors passenger vehicle, motorcycle, and "other vehicle" categories or to listings in CA eBay Motors passenger vehicle and motorcycle categories. For eBay Motors categories that do not support this field, use Item Specifics (AttributeSetArray) to specify the vehicle subtitle.

When you revise a item, you can add, change, or remove the subtitle.

Not applicable to Half.com.
Max length: 55.

See:
    Removing/Changing a Field When Relisting an Item
    (RelistItem) DeletedField
    Specifying a Subtitle for a Motors Vehicle Listing

Item.TaxCategory string Conditional Tax exception category code. This is to be used only by sellers who have opted into sales tax being calculated by a sales tax calculation vendor. If you are interested in becoming a tax calculation vendor partner with eBay, contact developer-relations@ebay.com.
Item.Title string Conditional Name of the item as it appears in the listing or search results. Title is required for most items. This field is only optional if you leverage Pre-filled Item Information by using the Item.ProductListingDetails or Item.ExternalProductID containers.

You cannot use HTML or JavaScript in the Title. (HTML characters will be interpreted literally as plain text.)

For the AddItem family of calls: Not applicable to Half.com.

For ReviseItem and ReviseFixedPriceItem You can only add or change the item title if the listing has no bids (for auctions) or sales (for fixed-price listings) and the listing does not end within 12 hours.

Note: For some large merchants, there are no limitations on when the Item Title for a fixed-price listing can be revised, even when the listing has had transactions or is set to end within 12 hours. For GetItemRecommendations: More keywords in the title usually result in more relevant Listing Analyzer recommendations.
Max length: 80.
Item.UseRecommendedProduct boolean Optional If true, and the item details in the request match a product in the eBay catalog, the matching product is used to list the item. This is like using ProductListingDetails to list an item. Applies only to catalog-enabled categories.

This feature is available to a small subset of eBay-selected sellers.

Not applicable to Half.com.

See Item.ProductListingDetails.

Item.UseTaxTable boolean Optional Indicates whether the seller's tax table is to be used when applying and calculating sales tax for an order line item. A sales tax table can be created programmatically using the SetTaxTable call, or it can be created manually in My eBay's Selling Preferences. If UseTaxTable is set to true, the values contained in the seller's sales tax table will supersede the values contained in the Item.ShippingDetails.SalesTax container (if included in the request).

Not applicable to Half.com.

See Using Tax Tables.

Item.UUID UUIDType (string) Optional Universally unique constraint tag. Use UUID to ensure that you only list a particular item once, particularly if you are listing many items at once. If you add an item and do not get a response, resend the request with the same UUID. If the item was successfully listed the first time, you will receive an error message for trying to use a UUID that you have already used. The error will also include the item ID for the duplicated item and a boolean value indicating whether the duplicate UUID was sent by the same application.

We recommend you use Item.UUID with calls that add item objects (for example, AddItem and RelistItem). For calls that modify an existing item, such as ReviseItem, use InvocationID instead.

The UUID can only contain digits from 0-9 and letters from A-F and must be 32 characters long. The UUID value must be unique across all item listings on all sites.

Also applicable as input to AddItem and related calls when you list items to Half.com.
Max length: 32.
Item.Variations VariationsType Optional Variations are multiple similar (but not identical) items in a single fixed-price listing. For example, a T-shirt listing could contain multiple items of the same brand that vary by color and size (like "Blue, Large" and "Black, Medium"). Each variation specifies a combination of one of these colors and sizes. Each variation can have a different quantity and price. You can buy multiple items from one variation at the same time. (That is, one order line item can contain multiple items from a single variation.)

If you list in two categories, both categories must support listing with variations. See VariationsEnabled in GetCategoryFeatures to determine applicable categories.

For ReviseFixedPriceItem and RelistFixedPriceItem: Once a listing has been submitted with variations, you can't delete all the variations when you revise or relist the listing (because it would be considered a different listing). However, you can delete or replace individual variations as needed to match your current inventory. If a variation has no purchases, use the Variation.Delete field to delete the variation. If it has inventory, set the Quantity to 0.

As a best practice, if you want to revise multiple variations in the same listing at the same time (i.e, within a very short period), use a single ReviseFixedPriceItem request and include all the variation revisions in the same request. If your application design requires you to revise each variation individually, then avoid using multiple parallel threads. Instead, use a serial, synchronous process. That is, wait until each revision has been processed by eBay before submitting the next revision request for another variation in the same listing.

For GetItem and related calls Only returned when a listing has variations.

For GetSellerList: Only returned when a listing has variations, IncludeVariations was set to true in the request, the DetailLevel was set to ReturnAll, and an applicable pagination value and time range were specified.

For GetItemTransactions Only returned in Item when a listing has variations and IncludeVariations was set to true in the request. (Also see Variation returned in Transaction for information about which variation was actually purchased.)

For GetSellerEvents, GetMyeBayBuying, and GetMyeBaySelling: Only returned when a listing has variations and HideVariations was set to false or not specified in the request.

See:
    Configuring Variations for a Listing
    Using Multi-Variation Listings

Item.Variations.Pictures PicturesType Optional Contains a set of pictures that correspond to one of the variation specifics, such as Color. For example, if a listing has blue and black color variations, you could choose Color for all the pictures, and then include a set of pictures for the blue variations and another set of pictures for the black variations.

We strongly recommend that you also include shared pictures in Item.PictureDetails, as this results in a better experience for buyers.

For ReviseFixedPriceItem only: To replace or delete individual pictures, pass in the entire Pictures node with the complete set of variation pictures that you want in the listing. If the applicable variations have purchases or the listing ends in less than 12 hours, you can add pictures, but you can't remove existing pictures.

Variation, Pictures, or ModifyNameList (or all) need to be specified when the Variations node is specified in listing requests

Note: Only one Pictures node is allowed for a listing. However, the node has been defined as unbounded (repeatable) in the schema to allow for different use cases for some calls or sites in the future.

See Describing Variations in a Listing.

Item.Variations.Pictures
  .VariationSpecificName
string Conditional One aspect of the variations that will be illustrated in the pictures for all variations. For example, if each variation is visually distinguished by color and the pictures show the different colors available, then specify "Color" as the name. The name must match one of the names specified in the VariationSpecifics container.

This field is required in each Item.Variations.Pictures container that is used.
Max length: 40.
Item.Variations.Pictures
  .VariationSpecificPictureSet
VariationSpecificPictureSetType Conditional,
repeatable: [0..*]
A container consisting of one or more picture URLs associated with a variation specific value (e.g., color=blue). For example, suppose a listing contains blue and black color variations, and VariationSpecificName=Color. In this case, one picture set could contain pictures of the blue shirts (e.g., front view, back view, and close-up of a trim detail), and another picture set could contain pictures of the black shirts.

A variation specific picture set can consist of up to 12 images hosted by eBay Picture Services (EPS) or self-hosted (hosted outside of eBay) pictures. The eBay Picture Services and self-hosted images can never be combined into the same variation specific picture set.

At least one picture set is required if the Pictures node is present in the request. You are not required to provide pictures for all values that correspond to the variation specific name. For example, a listing could have pictures depicting the blue and black color variations, but not the pink variations.

Note: All images must comply with the Picture Requirements.
Item.Variations.Pictures
  .VariationSpecificPictureSet
  .PictureURL
anyURI Conditional,
repeatable: [0..*]
The URL of a picture that is associated with the VariationSpecificValue. A variation specific picture set can consist of up to 12 self-hosted or eBay Picture Services (EPS) hosted pictures. eBay Picture Services and self-hosted images can never be combined into the same variation specific picture set. To specify more than one image, use multiple PictureURL fields, passing in a distinct URL in each of those fields. This field cannot have an empty/null value.

The image specified in the first PictureURL field is also used as the thumbnail image for applicable variations. For example, if the picture set contains pictures of red shirts (i.e., VariationSpecificName=Color and VariationSpecificValue=Red), the first picture is used as the thumbnail image for all the red shirt variations.

Note: All images must comply with the Picture Requirements. You can use Item.PictureDetails to specify additional pictures. For example, the item-level pictures could include a model wearing a black shirt, as a typical example of the shirt style.

Note: If a URI contains spaces, replace them with %20. For example, http://example.com/my image.jpg must be submitted as http://example.com/my%20image.jpg to replace the space in the image file name. Variation pictures cannot be added or removed from a fixed-price listing when the listing is scheduled to end within 12 hours or if the item variation has already had transactions.

Note: For some large merchants, there are no limitations on when variation pictures can be added or removed from a fixed-price listing, even when the item variation has had transactions or is set to end within 12 hours.
Item.Variations.Pictures
  .VariationSpecificPictureSet
  .VariationSpecificValue
string Conditional A value that is associated with VariationSpecificName. For example, suppose this set of pictures is showing blue shirts, and some of the variations include Color=Blue in their variation specifics. If VariationSpecificName is "Color", then VariationSpecificValue would be "Blue".
Item.Variations.Variation VariationType Conditional,
repeatable: [1..120]
Contains data that distinguishes one variation from another. For example, if the items vary by color and size, each Variation node specifies a combination of one of those colors and sizes.

When listing or relisting an item, you are allowed to create a listing with only one variation if you plan to add more variations to it in the future. However, if you don't plan to add other variations, we recommend that you avoid listing with only one variation, so that you avoid confusing buyers.

When you modify a variation, it's safest to specify all the fields with the values you want in the listing. At a minimum, StartPrice and VariationSpecifics are required to modify an existing variation. If you omit SKU, the existing SKU (if any) is deleted from the variation. If you omit Quantity, it is set to 0.

Variation, Pictures, or ModifyNameList (or all) need to be specified when the Variations node is specified in listing requests.

See Multi-Variation Listings.

Item.Variations.Variation
  .DiscountPriceInfo
DiscountPriceInfoType Optional This container provides information for an item that has a Strikethrough Price (STP) or a Minimum Advertised Price (MAP) discount pricing treatment. STP and MAP apply only to fixed-price listings. STP is available on the US, UK, and German (DE) sites, while MAP is available only on the US site.

Discount pricing is available to qualified sellers (and their associated developers) who participate in the Discount Pricing Program. Once qualified, sellers receive a "special account flag" (SAF) that allows them to apply Discount Pricing to both single-variation and multi-variation items. Sellers should contact their account manager or Customer Service to see if they qualify for the Strikethrough Pricing program.

As a seller listing Discount Price items, you are required to maintain records of your discount pricing in the event you are called upon to substantiate your item pricing. The following link details your legal obligations when you utilize Discount Pricing to sell items: Strikethrough Pricing Requirements

For AddFixedPriceItem, RelistFixedPriceItem, ReviseFixedPriceItem, and VerifyAddFixedPriceItem: If you are listing variations (MSKU items), use Variation.DiscountPriceInfo for each variation.

See Displaying Discount Pricing Information to Buyers.

Item.Variations.Variation
  .DiscountPriceInfo
  .MadeForOutletComparisonPrice
AmountType (double) Conditional Applicable only if the item was specifically made for sale through dedicated eBay outlet pages (e.g., eBay Fashion Outlet).

The comparison price is the price of a comparable product sold through non-outlet channels on eBay (or elsewhere), or not specifically made for the outlet.

In fashion, a "comparable" product shares the same design, but is not considered an identical product. Some products are specifically made for outlets, and may have a different SKU than the "comparable" product. These made-for-outlet products may be manufactured in a different place, with different materials, or according to different specifications (i.e. different stitch pattern, seam reinforcement, button quality, etc.)
Item.Variations.Variation
  .DiscountPriceInfo
  .MinimumAdvertisedPrice
AmountType (double) Conditional Minimum Advertised Price (MAP) is an agreement between suppliers (or manufacturers (OEM)) and the retailers (sellers) stipulating the lowest price an item is allowed to be advertised at. Sellers can offer prices below MAP by means of other discounts. This only applies to fixed-price listings and auction listings with the Buy It Now option.
Item.Variations.Variation
  .DiscountPriceInfo
  .MinimumAdvertisedPriceExposure
MinimumAdvertisedPriceExposureCodeType Conditional For MinimumAdvertisedPrice (MAP) listings only. A seller cannot show the actual discounted price on eBay's View Item page. Instead, the buyer can either click on a pop-up on eBay's View Item page, or the discount price will be shown during checkout.

Applicable values:

CustomCode
(in/out) Reserved for future use.
DuringCheckout
(in/out) DuringCheckout specifies that the discounted price must be shown on the eBay checkout flow page.
None
(in/out) None means the discount price is not shown via either PreCheckout nor DuringCheckout.
PreCheckout
(in/out) PreCheckout specifies that the buyer must click a link (or a button) to navigate to a separate page (or window) that displays the discount price. eBay displays the discounted item price in a pop-up window.

Item.Variations.Variation
  .DiscountPriceInfo
  .OriginalRetailPrice
AmountType (double) Conditional The actual retail price set by the manufacturer (OEM). eBay does not maintain or validate the OriginalRetailPrice supplied by the seller. OriginalRetailPrice should always be more than StartPrice. Compare the StartPrice/BuyItNowPrice to OriginalRetailPrice to determine the amount of savings to the buyer.
Item.Variations.Variation
  .DiscountPriceInfo.SoldOffeBay
boolean Conditional Used by the eBay UK and eBay Germany (DE) sites, this flag indicates that the discount price (specified as StartPrice) is the price for which the seller offered the same (or similar) item for sale on a Web site or offline store other than eBay in the previous 30 days. The discount price is always in reference to the seller's own price for the item.

If this field is set to 'true', eBay displays 'Was*' in the UK and 'Ursprunglich*' in Germany, next to the discounted price of the item. In the event both SoldOffeBay and SoldOneBay fields are set, SoldOneBay takes precedence.
Default: false.
Item.Variations.Variation
  .DiscountPriceInfo.SoldOneBay
boolean Conditional Used by the eBay UK and eBay Germany (DE) sites, this flag indicates that the discount price (specified as StartPrice) is the price for which the seller offered the same (or similar) item for sale on eBay within the previous 30 days. The discount price is always in reference to the seller's own price for the item.

If this field is set to 'true', eBay displays 'Was' in the UK and 'Ursprunglich' in Germany, next to the discounted price of the item. In the event both SoldOffeBay and SoldOneBay fields are set to 'true', SoldOneBay takes precedence.
Default: false.
Item.Variations.Variation
  .Quantity
int Required This value indicates the quantity of items in the specific variation that are available for purchase. If you set Variation.Quantity to '0' when you create, revise, or relist an item listing, the variation is dropped from the listing.

For GetItem (and other related calls that retrieve the Item object), the Variation.Quantity value indicates the total number of items associated with the variation, including the quantity available and the quantity sold. To calculate the quantity available for sale, subtract SellingStatus.QuantitySold from this value.

For RelistFixedPriceItem: Previously in RelistFixedPriceItem, the Variation.Quantity field retained its value from the previous listing unless you specifically changed it by including the field in a relist call and giving it a new value. And this value was often not accurate with the variation quantity that was really still available for purchase. As of March 13, 2014, this behavior has been changed in the following manner:
  • For an item variation that had an available quantity greater than zero when the listing ended, the Quantity value of the item variation for the newly relisted item is set to the actual quantity available. For item variations, there is actually no QuantityAvailable field, but this value may be derived if you look at the corresponding item variation in a GetMyeBaySelling) response and subtract the Variation.QuantitySold value from the Variation.Quantity value, which represents the original Variation.Quantity value at creation time of the previous listing.
  • For item variations with an available quantity of zero when the listing ended, the relisted item will retain the Variaton.Quantity value that was passed in at creation time of the previous listing.
So, if you are relisting an item that had one or more item variations with an available quantity of zero when the listing ended, we strongly recommend that you pass in the correct available quantity through the corresponding Variation.Quantity field of a relist call. Alternatively, you can update the correct quantity available by using a ReviseInventoryStatus call and passing in a Quantity value, while also making sure to pass in the correct SKU value(s) to identify the correct item variation. A ReviseInventoryStatus call can be used to revise the quantity of up to four single item listings and/or item variations (from the same or different listings).

For ReviseFixedPriceItem: You can revise a variation's quantity at any time, even if it has purchases. However, at least one variation must remain with a non-zero quantity in order for the listing to remain active. When you modify a variation during revise or relist, you need to include both its StartPrice and Quantity. If you revise the Quantity value for a variation after items have already sold, specify the quantity available for sale. (eBay will automatically add the quantity sold to the value you specify.) If you set the quantity to 0 and the variation has no purchases, the variation may be dropped from the listing.
For GetSellerTransactions: See Item.Quantity instead.

See the eBay Features Guide for more details about setting and modifying a variation's quantity.

Note: The number in the Variation.Quantity field represents the current quantity of the item variation that is available using the "Ship to home" fulfillment method. This number does not take into account any quantity of the item variation that is available through "local" fulfillment methods such as In-Store Pickup, eBay Now, or Click and Collect. This is due to the fact that there is no current implementation (or API field) where the seller informs eBay about the quantity of item variations available through each local fulfillment method. In the case where a listing is only offering the item variations through a local fulfillment method, this value should default to '0', and the Item.IgnoreQuantity will also be returned as 'True'.

Min: 0.

See Describing Variations in a Listing.

Item.Variations.Variation.SKU SKUType (string) Conditional A SKU (stock keeping unit) is an identifier defined by a seller. It is only intended for the seller's use (not for buyers). Many sellers assign a SKU to an item of a specific type, size, and color. For the seller's convenience, eBay preserves the SKU on the variation, and also on corresponding order line items. This enables you (as a seller) use the SKU to reconcile your eBay inventory with your own inventory system instead of using the variation specifics. It is a good idea to track how many items of each type, size, and color are selling so that you can restock your shelves or update the variation quantity on eBay according to customer demand. (eBay does not use the SKU.)

If specified, all SKU values must be unique within the Variations node. That is, no two variations within the same listing can have the same SKU.

If you set Item.InventoryTrackingMethod to true, the variation SKU values are required and they must be unique across all the seller's active listings.

For GetItem and related calls: Only returned if the seller specified a SKU for the variation.
Max length: 80.

See Describing Variations in a Listing.

Item.Variations.Variation
  .StartPrice
AmountType (double) Conditional The fixed price of all items identified by this variation. For example, a "Blue, Large" variation price could be USD 10.00, and a "Black, Medium" variation price could be USD 5.00.

Each variation requires its own price, and the prices can be different for each variation. This enables sellers to provide discounts on certain variations without affecting the price of others. Required (and always returned) for listings with variations.

You can revise a variation's price at any time (even if it has purchases). When you modify a variation during revise or relist, you need to include both its StartPrice and Quantity.

See Describing Variations in a Listing.

Item.Variations.Variation
  .VariationSpecifics
NameValueListArrayType Conditional,
repeatable: [2..5]
A list of name/value pairs that uniquely identify the variation within the listing. All variations must specify the same set of names, and each variation must provide a unique combination of values for those names. For example, if the items vary by color and size, then every variation must specify Color and Size as names, and no two variations can specify the same combination of color and size values.

When you revise a listing that includes variations, you can change names in variation specifics by using ModifyNameList. You can also add, delete, or replace individual variations as needed to match your current inventory. Use the Variation.Delete field to delete a variation that has no sales (order line items). If the variation has sales, then set the Quantity to 0.

For GetSellerEvents To keep the GetSellerEvents response smaller, variation specifics are not returned if the variation has a SKU. If the variation has no SKU, then variation specifics are returned instead. Optionally, you can pass IncludeVariationSpecifics as true in the request to force variation specifics to be returned, even when the SKU is returned.

See:
    Describing Variations in a Listing
    Revising and Relisting with Variations

Item.Variations.Variation
  .VariationSpecifics
  .NameValueList
NameValueListType Conditional,
repeatable: [2..5]
For the AddItem family of calls: Contains the name and value(s) for an Item Specific. Only required when the ItemSpecifics container is specified.

For the AddFixedPriceItem family of calls: The same NameValueList schema is used for the ItemSpecifics node, the VariationSpecifics node, and the VariationSpecifcsSet node.

If the listing has varations, any name that you use in the VariationSpecifics and VariationSpecificsSet nodes can't be used in the ItemSpecifics node.

When you list with Item Variations:
a) Specify shared Item Specifics (e.g., Brand) in the ItemSpecifics node.
b) Specify up to five VariationSpecifics in each Variation node.
c) Specify all applicable names with all their supported values in the VariationSpecificSet node.

See the Variation sample in the AddFixedPriceItem call reference for examples.

For PlaceOffer: Required if the item being purchased includes Item Variations.
Item.Variations.Variation
  .VariationSpecifics
  .NameValueList.Name
string Conditional A name in a name/value pair.

For the AddItem and AddFixedPriceItem families of calls: In the Item.ItemSpecifics context, this can be any name that the seller wants to use. However, to help buyers find items more easily, it is a good idea to try to use a recommended name when possible (see GetCategorySpecifics or GetItemRecommendations). You can't specify the same name twice within the same listing.

For the AddFixedPriceItem family of calls: In the VariationSpecifics context, this can be any name that the seller wants to use, unless the VariationsEnabled flag is false for the name in the GetCategorySpecifics response. For example, for some categories eBay may recommend that you only use "Brand" as a shared name at the Item level, not in variations.

For GetCategorySpecifics and GetItemRecommendations: This is a recommended (popular) name to use for items in the specified category (e.g., "Brand" might be recommended, not "Manufacturer").

For PlaceOffer: Required if the item being purchased includes Item Variations.
Max length: 40.
Item.Variations.Variation
  .VariationSpecifics
  .NameValueList.Value
string Conditional,
repeatable: [0..*]
A value associated with the name.

For the AddItem family of calls: If you specify multiple values for Item Specifics, eBay only stores the first one, unless GetCategorySpecifics or GetItemRecommendations indicates that the corresponding name supports multiple values.

For the AddFixedPriceItem family of calls: If you specify multiple values for Item Specifics or Variation Specifics, eBay only stores the first one, unless GetCategorySpecifics or GetItemRecommendations indicates that the corresponding name supports multiple values.

In VariationSpecificSet, you typically specify multiple Value fields for each name. For example, if Name=Size, you would specify all size values that you wan to offer in the listing.

For GetCategorySpecifics and GetItemRecommendations: The most highly recommended values are returned first. For these calls, Value is only returned when recommended values are available.

For PlaceOffer: Required if the item being purchased includes Item Variations.
Max length: 50.
Item.Variations
  .VariationSpecificsSet
NameValueListArrayType Conditional The set of all variation specific names and values that can be applicable to the listing (at any time in its life cycle). This must include all names and values specified in the VariationSpecifics nodes.

Required when Variations are specified in a new listing, and when you modify the name of a variation by using ModifyNameList. When you modify variation specific names, VariationSpecificsSet must include the new names plus the names that are not changing (but omit the old names),

This set configures variation selection widgets that appear on eBay's View Item page. For example, if you specify Color and Size names in the set, eBay's View Item page displays Color and Size drop-down lists to enable a buyer to choose a variation of interest.

The order in which you specify the names and values also controls the order in which the selection widgets appear on the View Item page. For example, if you specify "Color", then "Size", and then "Sleeve Style" as names, the View Item page shows drop-down lists with those labels in that order. For "Size", if you specify "S", "M", and "L" as values, the View Item page shows the values in that order in the Size drop-down list.

Use GetCategorySpecifics to retrieve recommendations for names, values, and order.

Required when Variations are specified in a new listing (e.g., in AddFixedPriceItem). Also required when you change variation specific names or values in ReviseFixedPriceItem and RelistFixedPriceItem.

See Describing Variations in a Listing.

Item.Variations
  .VariationSpecificsSet
  .NameValueList
NameValueListType Conditional,
repeatable: [2..5]
For the AddItem family of calls: Contains the name and value(s) for an Item Specific. Only required when the ItemSpecifics container is specified.

For the AddFixedPriceItem family of calls: The same NameValueList schema is used for the ItemSpecifics node, the VariationSpecifics node, and the VariationSpecifcsSet node.

If the listing has varations, any name that you use in the VariationSpecifics and VariationSpecificsSet nodes can't be used in the ItemSpecifics node.

When you list with Item Variations:
a) Specify shared Item Specifics (e.g., Brand) in the ItemSpecifics node.
b) Specify up to five VariationSpecifics in each Variation node.
c) Specify all applicable names with all their supported values in the VariationSpecificSet node.

See the Variation sample in the AddFixedPriceItem call reference for examples.

For PlaceOffer: Required if the item being purchased includes Item Variations.
Item.Variations
  .VariationSpecificsSet
  .NameValueList.Name
string Conditional A name in a name/value pair.

For the AddItem and AddFixedPriceItem families of calls: In the Item.ItemSpecifics context, this can be any name that the seller wants to use. However, to help buyers find items more easily, it is a good idea to try to use a recommended name when possible (see GetCategorySpecifics or GetItemRecommendations). You can't specify the same name twice within the same listing.

For the AddFixedPriceItem family of calls: In the VariationSpecifics context, this can be any name that the seller wants to use, unless the VariationsEnabled flag is false for the name in the GetCategorySpecifics response. For example, for some categories eBay may recommend that you only use "Brand" as a shared name at the Item level, not in variations.

For GetCategorySpecifics and GetItemRecommendations: This is a recommended (popular) name to use for items in the specified category (e.g., "Brand" might be recommended, not "Manufacturer").

For PlaceOffer: Required if the item being purchased includes Item Variations.
Max length: 40.
Item.Variations
  .VariationSpecificsSet
  .NameValueList.Value
string Conditional,
repeatable: [0..*]
A value associated with the name.

For the AddItem family of calls: If you specify multiple values for Item Specifics, eBay only stores the first one, unless GetCategorySpecifics or GetItemRecommendations indicates that the corresponding name supports multiple values.

For the AddFixedPriceItem family of calls: If you specify multiple values for Item Specifics or Variation Specifics, eBay only stores the first one, unless GetCategorySpecifics or GetItemRecommendations indicates that the corresponding name supports multiple values.

In VariationSpecificSet, you typically specify multiple Value fields for each name. For example, if Name=Size, you would specify all size values that you wan to offer in the listing.

For GetCategorySpecifics and GetItemRecommendations: The most highly recommended values are returned first. For these calls, Value is only returned when recommended values are available.

For PlaceOffer: Required if the item being purchased includes Item Variations.
Max length: 50.
Item.VATDetails VATDetailsType Conditional Container for eBay's VAT features. A business seller can choose to offer an item exclusively to bidders and buyers that also represent businesses. Only applicable when the item is listed in a B2B-enabled category (on a site that supports B2B business features).

Note: The India site (Global ID 203) does not accept VAT values in item listings. If you submit an item to the India site with a VAT value, eBay generates a warning message that indicates the listing was accepted, but the VAT value was removed. To include the VAT, relist the item with a Price value that includes the VAT. Sellers are solely responsible for compliance relating to tax legislation in India.

Not applicable to Half.com.

See:
    Working with Business Features and VAT
    Business Feature Field Differences

Item.VATDetails.BusinessSeller boolean Conditional If true, this indicates that the seller is a business user and intends to use listing features that are offered to business users only. Applicable only to business sellers residing in Germany, Austria, or Switzerland who are listing in a B2B VAT- enabled category on the eBay Germany (DE), Austria (AT), or Switzerland (CH) sites. The seller must have a valid VAT ID registered with eBay. This must be set to true if RestrictedToBusiness is true. It has no effect (and it's not returned) if RestrictedToBusiness is false. If an item was not qualified as a business item when originally listed, but meets the conditions for business items when the item is revised or relisted, the seller can convert the item to a business item by specifying the appropriate VAT details. See the eBay Features Guide for more information and additional rules.
Item.VATDetails
  .RestrictedToBusiness
boolean Optional If true, this indicates that the seller elects to offer the item exclusively to business users. If false (or not returned), this indicates that the seller elects to offer the item to all users. Applicable only to business sellers residing in Germany, Austria, or Switzerland who are listing in a B2B VAT-enabled category on the eBay Germany (DE), Austria (AT), or Switzerland (CH) sites. If this argument is true, the seller must have a valid VAT-ID registered with eBay, and BusinessSeller must also be true.
Item.VATDetails.VATPercent float Conditional VAT rate for the item, if any. When the VATPercent is specified, the item's VAT information appears on the item's listing page. In addition, the seller can choose to print an invoice that includes the item's net price, VAT percent, VAT amount, and total price. Since VAT rates vary depending on the item and on the user's country of residence, a seller is responsible for entering the correct VAT rate; it is not calculated by eBay. To specify a VATPercent, a seller must have a VAT-ID registered with eBay and must be listing the item on a VAT-enabled site. Max applicable length is 6 characters, including the decimal (e.g., 12.345). The scale is 3 decimal places. (If you pass in 12.3456, eBay may round up the value to 12.346.) Note: The View Item page may display the precision to 2 decimal places with no trailing zeros. However, the full value you send in is stored.
Min: 0. Max: 30.
Item.VIN string Conditional Vehicle Identification Number, which is a unique serial number for a motor vehicle.

Applicable to listings in US eBay Motors Cars and Trucks (6001), Motorcycles (6024), Commercial Trucks (63732), RVs and Campers (50054), ATVs (6723), Snowmobiles (42595), and UTVs (173665); and to Cars and Trucks listings in CA, CAFR and AU eBay Motors. For vehicle categories that do not use VIN, call GetCategorySpecifics to determine applicable custom item specifics (such as "Hull ID Number" for Boats).

For the US, CA, and CAFR eBay Motors sites, required for cars and trucks from model year 1981 and later. (The US developed national standards for VIN values as of 1981.)

For the eBay Australia site, required for vehicles from model year 1989 or later. For the eBay Australia site, only appears on the View Item page if you also specify the date of first registration in the listing's item specifics.

Appears in the VIN field in the Item Specifics section of eBay's View Item page.

Not applicable to Half.com.
Max length: 17.
Item.VRM string Optional Vehicle Registration Mark, which is a unique identifier for a motor vehicle.

Applicable to listings in UK eBay Motors Cars and Trucks, Motorcycle, and some Powersport categories.

Appears as a VRM field in the Item Specifics section of eBay's View Item page. On the View Item page, the VRM value is masked (i.e., only a portion of the value is shown to users). In the GetItem response, the VRM is only returned if the call is made by the seller (i.e., the AuthToken is associated with the vehicle's seller).

Not applicable to Half.com.
Max length: 7.
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) Return warnings when the application passes unrecognized or deprecated elements in a request.
Low
(in) Do not return warnings when the application passes unrecognized or deprecated elements in a request. This is the default value if WarningLevel is not specified.

See Warning Level.



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AddFixedPriceItem Output

The box below lists all fields that might be returned in the response. To learn more about an individual field or its type, click its name in the box (or scroll down to find it in the table below the box).

See also Samples.

See also the Deprecated Objects link above. Fields presented in this color are deprecated, and fields presented in this color are not returned (or soon will not be returned) or are not operational (or soon will be non-operational).

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<AddFixedPriceItemResponse xmlns="urn:ebay:apis:eBLBaseComponents">
  <!-- Call-specific Output Fields -->
  <Category2ID> string </Category2ID>
  <CategoryID> string </CategoryID>
  <DiscountReason> DiscountReasonCodeType </DiscountReason>
  <!-- ... more DiscountReason values allowed here ... -->
  <EndTime> dateTime </EndTime>
  <Fees> FeesType
    <Fee> FeeType
      <Fee currencyID="CurrencyCodeType"> AmountType (double) </Fee>
      <Name> string </Name>
      <PromotionalDiscount currencyID="CurrencyCodeType"> AmountType (double) </PromotionalDiscount>
    </Fee>
    <!-- ... more Fee nodes allowed here ... -->
  </Fees>
  <ItemID> ItemIDType (string) </ItemID>
  <ListingRecommendations> ListingRecommendationsType
    <Recommendation> ListingRecommendationType
      <Code> string </Code>
      <FieldName> string </FieldName>
      <Group> string </Group>
      <Message> string </Message>
      <Metadata> MetadataType
        <Name> string </Name>
        <Value> string </Value>
        <!-- ... more Value values allowed here ... -->
      </Metadata>
      <!-- ... more Metadata nodes allowed here ... -->
      <Type> string </Type>
      <Value> string </Value>
      <!-- ... more Value values allowed here ... -->
    </Recommendation>
    <!-- ... more Recommendation nodes allowed here ... -->
  </ListingRecommendations>
  <ProductSuggestions> ProductSuggestionsType
    <ProductSuggestion> ProductSuggestionType
      <EPID> string </EPID>
      <Recommended> boolean </Recommended>
      <StockPhoto> string </StockPhoto>
      <Title> string </Title>
    </ProductSuggestion>
    <!-- ... more ProductSuggestion nodes allowed here ... -->
  </ProductSuggestions>
  <SKU> SKUType (string) </SKU>
  <StartTime> dateTime </StartTime>
  <!-- Standard Output Fields -->
  <Ack> AckCodeType </Ack>
  <Build> string </Build>
  <CorrelationID> string </CorrelationID>
  <DuplicateInvocationDetails> DuplicateInvocationDetailsType </DuplicateInvocationDetails>
  <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>
  <Message> string </Message>
  <Timestamp> dateTime </Timestamp>
  <Version> string </Version>
</AddFixedPriceItemResponse>
Return Value Type Occurrence Meaning
Call-specific Output Fields [Jump to standard fields]
Category2ID string Conditionally ID of the secondary category in which the item was listed. Only returned if you set Item.CategoryMappingAllowed to true in the request and the ID you passed in SecondaryCategory was mapped to a new ID by eBay. If the secondary category has not changed or it has expired with no replacement, Category2ID does not return a value.
Max length: 10.
CategoryID string Conditionally ID of the primary category in which the item was listed. Only returned if you set Item.CategoryMappingAllowed to true in the request and the ID you passed in PrimaryCategory was mapped to a new ID by eBay. If the primary category has not changed or if it has expired with no replacement, CategoryID does not return a value.
Max length: 10.
DiscountReason DiscountReasonCodeType Conditionally,
repeatable: [0..*]
The nature of the discount, if a discount is applied.

Applicable values:

CustomCode
(out) Reserved for future use
Promotion
(out) An offer that applies to an unlimited number of listings during the offering period. Example: "Get subtitle for $0.10 in Tech category when listing between 12/25 and 12/28. No limit to the number of items listed during this period."
SpecialOffer
(out) An offer that applies to a limited number of listings during the offering period. Example: "There is no insertion fee for up to 5 auctions when listing between 12/1 and 12/10."

EndTime dateTime Always Date and time when the new listing ends. This is the starting time plus the listing duration.
Fees FeesType Always Child elements contain the estimated listing fees for the new item listing. The fees do not include the Final Value Fee (FVF), which cannot be determined until an item is sold.

See:
    eBay.com Fees
    Final Value Fees and Credits
    Final Value Fees
    Fees per Site
    Using Feature Packs to Save on Upgrade Fees

Fees.Fee FeeType Always,
repeatable: [1..*]
Contains the name, fee, and possible discount amount for an item listing feature. A Fee container is returned for each listing feature, even if the associated cost (Fee value) is 0.
Fees.Fee.Fee AmountType (double) Always Amount of the fee that eBay will charge the member for the associated listing feature.

See:
    eBay.com Fees for A current schedule of listing features and their associated fees.
    Fees Resulting from Listing an Item for A table listing the type of fees that can be charged when you list an item.

Fees.Fee.Fee
  [ attribute currencyID ]
CurrencyCodeType Always Amount of the fee that eBay will charge the member for the associated listing feature.

For a list of possible enumeration values, see CurrencyCodeType.
Fees.Fee.Name string Always Name of the listing feature, for identification purposes.

See Fees Resulting from Listing an Item.

Fees.Fee.PromotionalDiscount AmountType (double) Always This field exists in the response when the user has selected a feature that participates in a promotional discount.

Note: Verify calls might not return the PromotionalDiscount fee in the response.

See Standard selling fees for A current schedule of listing features and their associated fees..

Fees.Fee.PromotionalDiscount
  [ attribute currencyID ]
CurrencyCodeType Always This field exists in the response when the user has selected a feature that participates in a promotional discount.

Note: Verify calls might not return the PromotionalDiscount fee in the response.



For a list of possible enumeration values, see CurrencyCodeType.
ItemID ItemIDType (string) Always Unique identifier for the new fixed-price listing.
Max length: 19 (Note: The eBay database specifies 38. Currently, Item IDs are usually 9 to 12 digits).
ListingRecommendations ListingRecommendationsType Conditionally Container consisting of one or more Recommendation containers. Each Recommendation container provides a message to the seller on how a listing can be improved or brought up to standard in regards to a recommended listing category, a recommendation to use a Condition Description field to describe a used item, top-rated seller/listing requirements, mandated or recommended Item Specifics, picture quality requirements, pricing and/or listing format recommendations, recommended keywords and/or Item Specifics in a Title, and/or a recommendation to use a product code to list the item, such as a UPC, an EAN, or an ISBN.

This container is only returned if the IncludeRecommendations flag was included and set to 'true' in the AddFixedPriceItem request, and if at least one listing recommendation exists for the newly created listing. If one or more listing recommendations are returned, it will be at the seller's discretion about whether to revise the item based on eBay's listing recommendation(s).
ListingRecommendations
  .Recommendation
ListingRecommendationType Conditionally,
repeatable: [0..*]
Each Recommendation container provides a message to the seller on how a listing can be improved or brought up to standard in regards to a recommended listing category, a recommendation to use a Condition Description field to describe a used item, top-rated seller/listing requirements, mandated or recommended Item Specifics, picture quality requirements, pricing and/or listing format recommendations, recommended keywords and/or Item Specifics in a Title, and/or a recommendation to use a product code to list the item, such as a UPC, an EAN, or an ISBN.

One or more Recommendation containers can be returned for each listing.

Note: Although the GSP listing recommendation type is available through the Listing Recommendation API, this recommendation type is not yet supported in the Trading API.
ListingRecommendations
  .Recommendation.Code
string Conditionally This code value provides a generic, "human-friendly" message summarizing what is wrong with the listing, or how it can be improved. These values include:
  • FIELD_VALUE_INCORRECT
  • FIELD_VALUE_RECOMMENDATION
  • MANDATED_FIELD_VALUE_MISSING
  • MANDATORY_STANDARDS_NOT_MET
  • RECOMMENDED_FIELD_VALUE_MISSING
  • RECOMMENDED_FIELD_VALUE_TO_REMOVE
  • RECOMMENDED_STANDARDS_NOT_MET
This field is always returned with each recommendation container.
Max length: 128.
ListingRecommendations
  .Recommendation.FieldName
string Conditionally The FieldName value will vary based on the recommendation type. The FieldName values for each recommendation type are summarized below:

For a Category listing recommendation, the FieldName value will be 'CategoryID'. If the seller gets a Category listing recommendation, the seller will perform a ReviseItem/ReviseFixedPriceItem call, and will pass in one of the recommended Category IDs (found in the Recommendation.Value field) into the Item.PrimaryCategory.CategoryID field in the request, so the item will be listed in the recommended category.

For a ConditionDescription listing recommendation, the FieldName value will be 'ConditionDescription'. If the seller gets a ConditionDescription listing recommendation, the seller will perform a ReviseItem/ReviseFixedPriceItem call, including the Item.ConditionDescription field in the request and thoroughly describing the description of the used item in this field.

For eTRS listing recommendations, the FieldName value will indicate the specific Trading API field that the seller needs to update to bring the listing up to top-rated listing standards. For example, if the Recommendation.Type value is 'eTRS' and the Recommendation.Group value is 'SHIPPING', the FieldName value may be 'DispatchTimeMax'. If the seller is returned a listing recommendation like this, it would most likely indicate that the seller must reduce the handling time (DispatchTimeMax value) in the listing to '0' (same-day shipping) or '1' (one-day handling time) in order for the listing to qualify as a top-rated listing and receive a Top Rated Plus seal in View Item and Search Results pages.

For an ItemSpecifics listing recommendation, the FieldName value will be the name of the recommended Item Specific. If the seller gets a ItemSpecifics listing recommendation, the seller will perform a ReviseItem/ReviseFixedPriceItem call, passing in the recommended Item Specific (with one or more values) through the ItemSpecifics.NameValueList container. If available, eBay will also return recommended Item Specific value(s) through the Recommendation.Value field.

For a Picture listing recommendation, the FieldName value will be the URL of the image that needs to be brought up to picture quality standards. If the seller gets a Picture listing recommendation for this image in the listing, the seller will need to make the required picture quality update, and then perform a ReviseItem/ReviseFixedPriceItem call, passing in the URL of the image through the PictureURL field in the PictureDetails container.

If the seller gets a Picture listing recommendation for this image in the listing, the seller will need to make the required picture quality update, and then perform a ReviseItem/ReviseFixedPriceItem call, passing in the URL of the image through the PictureURL field in the PictureDetails container.

For a Price listing recommendation, the FieldName value will be one of the following:
  • BuyItNowPrice: the recommended price for an item in a fixed-price listing or for the "Buy It Now" price in an auction listing; this value will be shown in the Recommendation.Value field. Upon getting a BuyItNowPrice recommendation, the seller may consider revising their listing with a price matching or closer to the recommended price.
  • ListingType: this value is returned if a different listing type (auction vs. fixed-price) is being suggested for the item. Upon getting a ListingType recommendation, the seller may consider the recommended listing type the next time they list a similar item.
  • StartPrice: the recommended starting bid price for an item in an auction listing; this value will be shown in the Recommendation.Value field. Upon getting a StartPrice recommendation, the seller may consider the recommended starting bid price the next time they list a similar item.
Two other pricing recommendations, BuyItNowPriceRange and StartPriceRange, are supported in the Listing Recommendation API, but are not yet supported by the Trading API.

For a Title listing recommendation, the FieldName value will be 'Title' for any of the three use cases - missing keywords, missing Item Specifics, or inaccurate keywords. Upon getting a Title recommendation, the seller may consider the Title recommendation (adding keywords, adding Item Specifics, removing inaccurate keywords) the next time they list a similar item.

For a UPC listing recommendation, the FieldName value will be 'UPC', and this value indicates that the seller should revise the item in the Trading API by passing in a UPC value in the ProductListingDetails container of a ReviseItem/ReviseFixedPriceItem call.

This FieldName field is always returned with each Recommendation container.
Max length: 256.
ListingRecommendations
  .Recommendation.Group
string Conditionally This value indicates the group that a specific listing recommendation belongs to. There may be multiple groups for each listing recommendation type. For example, two groups of the eTRS listing recommendation type are 'SHIPPING' and 'RETURNS'.
Max length: 256.
ListingRecommendations
  .Recommendation.Message
string Conditionally This textual message is the detailed description of a specific action that a seller can take to improve the quality of the listing, or bring it up to Picture or eTRS standards. For some recommendations, the fields may be revised on an active listing through a ReviseItem or ReviseFixedPriceItem call of the Trading API. For other recommendations, it may not be possible to revise the fields on an active listing.

This field is returned in the Recommendation container when available/applicable.
Max length: 4000.
ListingRecommendations
  .Recommendation.Metadata
MetadataType Conditionally,
repeatable: [0..*]
This container contains price guidance information, which includes the minimum and maximum recommended prices for the item, which are based on recent sales of similar items. This container is only returned for price recommendations and when the pricing data is available.

A Metadata container is returned for each price guidance parameter that is applicable/available for the pricing recommendation.
ListingRecommendations
  .Recommendation.Metadata.Name
string Conditionally The name of the price guidance parameter is returned in this field. Any of the following price guidance parameters may be returned in a Metadata container:
  • AppliesTo: this parameter indicates the type of listing that the MaxRecommendedValue and MinRecommendedValue values pertain to. The corresponding value values that can be returned with the AppliesTo parameter is 'Auction' and 'FixedPrice'.
  • Currency: this parameter indicates the type of currency being used for the MaxRecommendedValue and MinRecommendedValue values. The currency values (returned in corresponding value field) are based on the currency codes defined in the ISO 4217 - Currency Codes standard.
  • MaxRecommendedValue: this parameter indicates the upper end of the recommended price range for the item. Based on the recent sales of similar items, eBay recommends a price range through the MaxRecommendedValue and MinRecommendedValue parameters. A dollar value is returned in the corresponding value field.
  • MinRecommendedValue: this parameter indicates the lower end of the recommended price range for the item. Based on the recent sales of similar items, eBay recommends a price range through the MaxRecommendedValue and MinRecommendedValue parameters. A dollar value is returned in the corresponding value field.
  • SimilarItems: this parameter and its corresponding value values indicates which eBay item listings were used to determine the MinRecommendedValue and MaxRecommendedValue values. The values returned in the value fields are Item IDs.
ListingRecommendations
  .Recommendation.Metadata.Value
string Conditionally,
repeatable: [0..*]
The corresponding value(s) for the price guidance parameter (returned in Name field of the same Metadata container. For the AppliesTo parameter, this value will either be 'Auction' or 'FixedPrice'. For the Currency parameter, this value will be a three-digit representation of a currency (as defined in the ISO 4217 - Currency Codes standard). For the MaxRecommendedValue and MinRecommendedValue parameters, this value will be a dollar value. For the SimilarItems parameters, this value will be an Item ID value, and it's possible that numerous Item IDs will be returned.
ListingRecommendations
  .Recommendation.Type
string Conditionally This value indicates the specific type of listing recommendation being provided to the seller. Possible values include the following:
  • Category - if eBay determines that an item has been miscategorized (or placed into a non-optimal category), one to three 'Category' Recommendation containers will be returned in the response indicating one to three categories that would be better matches for the item than the current listing category. This recommendation type is currently only supported on the US and UK sites;
  • ConditionDescription - this recommendation type advises the seller that the used item listing could be improved if a Condition Description was added to the listing. Condition Descriptions may help potential buyers make a decision on whether or not they want to buy the used item, and may increase the seller's chances of receiving positive feedback from a buyer;
  • eTRS - this recommendation type advises the seller that the listing is not meeting a specific Top-Rated listing requirement, such as same-day or 1-day handling or a 14-day (or longer) Money Back Return Policy;
  • ItemSpecifics - this recommendation type advises the seller that the listing is missing a required or recommended Item Specifics name/value pair;
  • Picture - this recommendation type advises the seller that a specific picture in the listing is not meeting a specific picture qualityrequirement;
  • Price - this recommendation type provides a recommended price and/or a recommended price range for auction and fixed-price listings. These price recommendation values are based on similar items that have recently sold on eBay. Along with pricing recommendations, a recommended listing format (auction vs. fixed-price) is also returned. This recommendation type is currently only supported on the US, UK, and DE sites;
  • Title - this recommendation type provides guidance on forming an effective listing title, and will suggest valuable keywords or recommended Item Specifics that the listing title is missing. This recommendation type will also call out keywords that do not accurately describe the item. The keywords or Item Specifics are called out in the response. This recommendation type is currently only supported on the US, UK, DE, and AU sites; and
  • UPC - this recommendation type advises the seller that a product code (such as a UPC or ISBN value) is available to use to create a higher-quality listing.
Note: Although the GSP listing recommendation type is available through the Listing Recommendation API, this recommendation type is not yet supported in the Trading API.
Max length: 128.
ListingRecommendations
  .Recommendation.Value
string Conditionally,
repeatable: [0..*]
The Value field is only applicable for Category, ItemSpecifics, Pricing, and Title listing recommendation types, and it is only returned for these recommendation types.

For the Category recommendation type, the value in the value field is the eBay Category ID of the recommended eBay category in which to list the item.

For the ItemSpecifics recommendation type, the value in the Value field is a recommended value for the recommended Item Specific name found in the Recommendation.FieldName field. Each Item Specific name can have more than one recommended value, so it is possible to have multiple Recommendation.Value fields for that recommendation. It is also possible that a recommended Item Specific name will have no recommended values, hence no Recommendation.FieldName values are returned.

For the Pricing recommendation type, the value in the Value field is either:
  • a recommended value for the starting bid price (if Recommendation.FieldName value is 'StartPrice');
  • a recommended value for a fixed-price item (if Recommendation.FieldName value is 'BuyItNowPrice'); or
  • a recommended value for the listing type (if Recommendation.FieldName value is 'ListingType').
For the Title recommendation type, the value in the value field is either:
  • a recommended keyword to include in the listing Title (if Recommendation.Code value is 'RECOMMENDED_FIELD_VALUE_MISSING');
  • a recommended keyword to remove (to maintain accuracy) in the listing Title (if Recommendation.Code value is 'RECOMMENDED_FIELD_VALUE_TO_REMOVE');
  • a recommended Item Specific to include in the listing Title (if Recommendation.Code value is 'FIELD_VALUE_RECOMMENDATION');
Each Title recommendation can have more than one keyword or Item Specific value, so it is possible to have multiple Recommendation.Value fields for that recommendation.
Max length: 128.
ProductSuggestions ProductSuggestionsType Conditionally Provides a list of products recommended by eBay which match the item information provided by the seller. Not applicable to Half.com.
ProductSuggestions
  .ProductSuggestion
ProductSuggestionType Conditionally,
repeatable: [0..*]
Contains details for one or more individual product suggestions. The product details include the EPID, Title, Stock photo url and whether or not the product is an exact match for the submitted item. This product information can be used to list subsequent items.
ProductSuggestions
  .ProductSuggestion.EPID
string Conditionally The product reference Id of the product The eBay Product ID, a global reference ID for an eBay catalog product. The ePID is a fixed reference to a product (regardless of version).
ProductSuggestions
  .ProductSuggestion.Recommended
boolean Conditionally If true, indicates that the product is an exact match, suitable for listing the item.
ProductSuggestions
  .ProductSuggestion.StockPhoto
string Conditionally Fully qualified URL for a stock image (if any) that is associated with the eBay catalog product. The URL is for the image eBay usually displays in product search results (usually 70px tall). It may be helpful to calculate the dimensions of the photo programmatically before displaying it.
ProductSuggestions
  .ProductSuggestion.Title
string Conditionally The title of the product from the eBay catalog.
Max length: 80.
SKU SKUType (string) Conditionally The SKU value for an item is returned if the seller specified a SKU value through the Item.SKU in the request. In the case of a multivariation listing, variation-level SKU values are not returned in the response. To get this data, a GetItem call would have to be made by the seller.
StartTime dateTime Always Starting date and time for the new listing. This value is based on the time the listing was received and processed, or the time the item will be listed if the seller specified Item.ScheduleTime in the request.
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) Request processing failed
Success
(out) Request processing succeeded
Warning
(out) Request processing completed with warning information being included in the response message

(Not all values in AckCodeType apply to this field.)
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.
DuplicateInvocationDetails DuplicateInvocationDetailsType Conditionally Information that explains a failure due to a duplicate InvocationID being passed in.
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.

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 The value of the variable (e.g., the attribute set ID)
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.

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.
Message string Conditionally Supplemental information from eBay, if applicable. May elaborate on errors (such as how a listing violates eBay policies) or provide useful hints that may help a seller increase sales. This data can accompany the call's normal data result set or a result set that contains only errors.

Applications must recognize when the Message field is returned and provide a means to display the listing hints and error message explanations to the user.

The string can return HTML, including TABLE, IMG, and HREF elements. In this case, an HTML-based application should be able to include the HTML as-is in the HTML page that displays the results. A non-HTML application would need to parse the HTML and convert the table elements and image references into UI elements particular to the programming language used. As usual for string data types, the HTML markup elements are escaped with character entity references (e.g.,<table><tr>...).

See Standard Data for All Calls.

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.



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AddFixedPriceItem Detail Controls


DetailLevel

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



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AddFixedPriceItem Samples

New to making API calls? Please see Routing the Request.

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.

Available samples:

Sample: Product Details with UPC and Item Condition

Lists an item with product details (using a UPC) and ConditionID.

Description

The seller megaonlinemerchant wants to sell a new Apple laptop on the eBay US site. They want to use a UPC to fill in the product details.

They first call GetCategoryFeatures to determine the condition ID for an Apple Laptop.

Note: Currently, ConditionID is supported for a few categories on the US site (site 0), and only in the Sandbox. Starting in May 2010, most categories across all sites (except US eBay Motors) will support ConditionID in the Sandbox and Production. For more information, please see Specifying an Item's Condition.

As a result of this call, megaonlinemerchant has a new listing for their laptop on eBay with the product details that match the UPC. You can call GetItem with the DetailLevel set to ReturnAll or ItemReturnAttributes to see the product details (includine pre-filled item specifics).

Input

The seller sets ConditionID to 1000 to indicate that this is a new laptop. The seller specifies a UPC in ProductListingDetails to find a product in eBay's catalog and use it to pre-fill the item specifics. The seller also chooses to include a stock photo from the catalog, and to use that photo as the gallery image.

XML format (HTTP POST). Also available are the .txt version of this XML.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<AddFixedPriceItemRequest xmlns="urn:ebay:apis:eBLBaseComponents">
  <RequesterCredentials>
    <eBayAuthToken>YOURTOKENHERE</eBayAuthToken>
  </RequesterCredentials>
  <ErrorLanguage>en_US</ErrorLanguage>
  <WarningLevel>High</WarningLevel>
  <Item>
    <Title>Apple MacBook Pro MB990LL/A 13.3 in. Notebook NEW</Title>
    <Description>Brand New Apple MacBook Pro MB990LL/A 13.3 in. Notebook!</Description>
    <PrimaryCategory>
      <CategoryID>111422</CategoryID>
    </PrimaryCategory>
    <StartPrice>500.0</StartPrice>
    <CategoryMappingAllowed>true</CategoryMappingAllowed>
    <ConditionID>1000</ConditionID>
    <Country>US</Country>
    <Currency>USD</Currency>
    <DispatchTimeMax>3</DispatchTimeMax>
    <ListingDuration>Days_7</ListingDuration>
    <ListingType>FixedPriceItem</ListingType>
    <PaymentMethods>PayPal</PaymentMethods>
    <PayPalEmailAddress>megaonlinemerchant@gmail.com</PayPalEmailAddress>
    <PictureDetails>
      <GalleryType>Gallery</GalleryType>
    </PictureDetails>
    <PostalCode>95125</PostalCode>
    <ProductListingDetails>
      <UPC>885909298594</UPC>
      <IncludeStockPhotoURL>true</IncludeStockPhotoURL>
      <IncludePrefilledItemInformation>true</IncludePrefilledItemInformation>
      <UseFirstProduct>true</UseFirstProduct>
      <UseStockPhotoURLAsGallery>true</UseStockPhotoURLAsGallery>
      <ReturnSearchResultOnDuplicates>true</ReturnSearchResultOnDuplicates>
    </ProductListingDetails>
    <Quantity>6</Quantity>
    <ReturnPolicy>
      <ReturnsAcceptedOption>ReturnsAccepted</ReturnsAcceptedOption>
      <RefundOption>MoneyBack</RefundOption>
      <ReturnsWithinOption>Days_30</ReturnsWithinOption>
      <Description>If you are not satisfied, return the item for refund.</Description>
      <ShippingCostPaidByOption>Buyer</ShippingCostPaidByOption>
    </ReturnPolicy>
    <ShippingDetails>
      <ShippingType>Flat</ShippingType>
      <ShippingServiceOptions>
        <ShippingServicePriority>1</ShippingServicePriority>
        <ShippingService>UPSGround</ShippingService>
        <FreeShipping>true</FreeShipping>
        <ShippingServiceAdditionalCost currencyID="USD">0.00</ShippingServiceAdditionalCost>
      </ShippingServiceOptions>
    </ShippingDetails>
    <Site>US</Site>
  </Item>
</AddFixedPriceItemRequest>

Output

The response includes the ItemID and the list of fees associated with the listing. There are no additional fees associated with product details or an item condition.

XML format.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<AddFixedPriceItemResponse xmlns="urn:ebay:apis:eBLBaseComponents">
  <Timestamp>2010-03-31T16:27:27.892Z</Timestamp>
  <Ack>Warning</Ack>
  <Errors>
    <ShortMessage>Dropped condition from Item specifics.</ShortMessage>
    <LongMessage>Dropped condition from Item specifics.</LongMessage>
    <ErrorCode>21916885</ErrorCode>
    <SeverityCode>Warning</SeverityCode>
    <ErrorClassification>RequestError</ErrorClassification>
  </Errors>
  <Version>661</Version>
  <Build>E661_CORE_BUNDLED_10913188_R1</Build>
  <ItemID>110044494992</ItemID>
  <StartTime>2010-03-31T16:27:26.970Z</StartTime>
  <EndTime>2010-04-07T16:27:26.970Z</EndTime>
  <Fees>
    <Fee>
      <Name>AuctionLengthFee</Name>
      <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
      <Name>BoldFee</Name>
      <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
      <Name>BuyItNowFee</Name>
      <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
      <Name>CategoryFeaturedFee</Name>
      <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
      <Name>FeaturedFee</Name>
      <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
      <Name>GalleryPlusFee</Name>
      <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
      <Name>FeaturedGalleryFee</Name>
      <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
      <Name>FixedPriceDurationFee</Name>
      <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
      <Name>GalleryFee</Name>
      <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
      <Name>GiftIconFee</Name>
      <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
      <Name>HighLightFee</Name>
      <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
      <Name>InsertionFee</Name>
      <Fee currencyID="USD">0.5</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
      <Name>InternationalInsertionFee</Name>
      <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
      <Name>ListingDesignerFee</Name>
      <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
      <Name>ListingFee</Name>
      <Fee currencyID="USD">0.5</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
      <Name>PhotoDisplayFee</Name>
      <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
      <Name>PhotoFee</Name>
      <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
      <Name>ReserveFee</Name>
      <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
      <Name>SchedulingFee</Name>
      <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
      <Name>SubtitleFee</Name>
      <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
      <Name>BorderFee</Name>
      <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
      <Name>ProPackBundleFee</Name>
      <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
      <Name>BasicUpgradePackBundleFee</Name>
      <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
      <Name>ValuePackBundleFee</Name>
      <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
      <Name>PrivateListingFee</Name>
      <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
      <Name>ExtendedDurationFee</Name>
      <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
      <Name>ProPackPlusBundleFee</Name>
      <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
      <Name>MotorsGermanySearchFee</Name>
      <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
  </Fees>
</AddFixedPriceItemResponse>

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Sample: Create a Multi-Variation Listing

Creates a multi-variation listing that will require inventory management over a long period.

Description

A salesperson from megaonlinemerchant is listing multiple, similar women's tops that vary in size and color. To save fees and improve best match scores, he is including all the items in a single listing.

To create this listing on eBay, the seller must be eligible to list with variations, the category must support multi-variation listings, and the items must differ by at least one Item Specific. (See the Using Multi-Variation Listings for more details.)

To determine whether the listing's category supports multi-variation listings, call GetCategoryFeatures. It's also a good idea to call GetCategorySpecifics to retrieve recommended Item Specifics.

You may encounter errors if the seller, category, or listing isn't eligible, or if you provide duplicate details in the Item Specifics and variations.

Input

The women's tops that megaonlinemerchant is listing are always in fashion, so the salesperson expects to keep them in stock (and to restock them as needed) for a very long time. Therefore, he chooses a listing duration of GTC, and he configures some of the variation details in anticipation of future revisions.

He specifies shared details (like Brand) for all the tops in Item.ItemSpecifics. Some of the item specifics (Brand, Style, and Size Type) are required, according to GetCategorySpecifics, so he is careful to specify them correctly to avoid errors.

He can't specify Item.Quantity and Item.StartPrice, because each variation needs its own quantity and price (see below).

He specifies the details that differ for each set of tops in Item.Variations. For each variation:

In addition to defining the variation details, the salesperson needs to configure the way buyers will browse and select the variations in eBay's View Item page (and in third-party applications). To do this, he uses Variations.VariationSpecificSet. This configures drop-down list options in eBay's View Item page (see screen shot). He expects buyers to first choose their size, and then choose a color that is available in their size, and then a shade that is available for that color:

All the yellow tops are back-ordered, and some of the sizes for some colors won't be in for several weeks. Therefore, the salesperson doesn't include any variations for yellow tops or for the missing sizes.

The salesman includes pictures for each color in Variations.Pictures. He also includes some shared pictures (such as a model wearing a representative example of the shirt style) in Item.PictureDetails.

XML format (HTTP POST). Also available are the .txt version of this XML.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<AddFixedPriceItemRequest xmlns="urn:ebay:apis:eBLBaseComponents">
  <ErrorLanguage>en_US</ErrorLanguage>
  <WarningLevel>High</WarningLevel>
  <Item>
    <Country>US</Country>
    <Currency>USD</Currency>
    <Description><![CDATA[New Ralph Lauren Polo womens tops shirts! Black, Pink, Yellow, Blue. NWT]]></Description>
    <DispatchTimeMax>3</DispatchTimeMax>
    <ListingDuration>GTC</ListingDuration>
    <ListingType>FixedPriceItem</ListingType>
    <PaymentMethods>PayPal</PaymentMethods>
    <PayPalEmailAddress>megaonlinemerchant@gmail.com</PayPalEmailAddress>
    <PostalCode>95125</PostalCode>
    <PrimaryCategory>
      <CategoryID>37565</CategoryID>
    </PrimaryCategory>
    <Title>New Ralph Lauren Polo shirt Pink Black Blue Yellow</Title>
    <PictureDetails>
      <PictureURL>http://i12.ebayimg.com/03/i/04/8a/5f/a1_1_sbl.JPG</PictureURL>
      <PictureURL>http://i22.ebayimg.com/01/i/04/8e/53/69_1_sbl.JPG</PictureURL>
      <PictureURL>http://i4.ebayimg.ebay.com/01/i/000/77/3c/d88f_1_sbl.JPG</PictureURL>
    </PictureDetails>
    <ReturnPolicy>
      <ReturnsAcceptedOption>ReturnsAccepted</ReturnsAcceptedOption>
      <RefundOption>MoneyBack</RefundOption>
      <ReturnsWithinOption>Days_30</ReturnsWithinOption>
      <Description>Text description of return policy details</Description>
      <ShippingCostPaidByOption>Buyer</ShippingCostPaidByOption>
    </ReturnPolicy>
    <ShippingDetails>
      <CalculatedShippingRate>
        <OriginatingPostalCode>95125</OriginatingPostalCode>
        <PackageDepth>6</PackageDepth>
        <PackageLength>7</PackageLength>
        <PackageWidth>7</PackageWidth>
        <ShippingPackage>PackageThickEnvelope</ShippingPackage>
        <WeightMajor>2</WeightMajor>
        <WeightMinor>0</WeightMinor>
      </CalculatedShippingRate>
      <PaymentInstructions>Payment must be received within 7 business days of purchase.</PaymentInstructions>
      <SalesTax>
        <SalesTaxPercent>8.75</SalesTaxPercent>
        <SalesTaxState>CA</SalesTaxState>
      </SalesTax>
      <ShippingServiceOptions>
        <FreeShipping>true</FreeShipping>
        <ShippingService>USPSPriority</ShippingService>
        <ShippingServicePriority>1</ShippingServicePriority>
      </ShippingServiceOptions>
      <ShippingServiceOptions>
        <ShippingService>UPSGround</ShippingService>
        <ShippingServicePriority>2</ShippingServicePriority>
      </ShippingServiceOptions>
      <ShippingServiceOptions>
        <ShippingService>UPSNextDay</ShippingService>
        <ShippingServicePriority>3</ShippingServicePriority>
      </ShippingServiceOptions>
      <ShippingType>Calculated</ShippingType>
    </ShippingDetails>
    <ItemSpecifics>
      <NameValueList>
        <Name>Occasion</Name>
        <Value>Casual</Value>
      </NameValueList>
      <NameValueList>
        <Name>Brand</Name>
        <Value>Ralph Lauren</Value>
      </NameValueList>
      <NameValueList>
        <Name>Style</Name>
        <Value>Polo Shirt</Value>
      </NameValueList>
      <NameValueList>
        <Name>Sleeve Style</Name>
        <Value>Short Sleeve</Value>
      </NameValueList>
    </ItemSpecifics>
    <Variations>
      <VariationSpecificsSet>
        <NameValueList>
          <Name>Size</Name>
          <Value>XS</Value>
          <Value>S</Value>
          <Value>M</Value>
          <Value>L</Value>
          <Value>XL</Value>
        </NameValueList>
        <NameValueList>
          <Name>Color</Name>
          <Value>Black</Value>
          <Value>Pink</Value>
          <Value>Yellow</Value>
          <Value>Blue</Value>
        </NameValueList>
      </VariationSpecificsSet>
      <Variation>
        <SKU>RLauren_Wom_TShirt_Pnk_S</SKU>
        <StartPrice>17.99</StartPrice>
        <Quantity>4</Quantity>
        <VariationSpecifics>
          <NameValueList>
            <Name>Color</Name>
            <Value>Pink</Value>
          </NameValueList>
          <NameValueList>
            <Name>Size</Name>
            <Value>S</Value>
          </NameValueList>
        </VariationSpecifics>
      </Variation>
      <Variation>
        <SKU>RLauren_Wom_TShirt_Pnk_M</SKU>
        <StartPrice>17.99</StartPrice>
        <Quantity>8</Quantity>
        <VariationSpecifics>
          <NameValueList>
            <Name>Color</Name>
            <Value>Pink</Value>
          </NameValueList>
          <NameValueList>
            <Name>Size</Name>
            <Value>M</Value>
          </NameValueList>
        </VariationSpecifics>
      </Variation>
      <Variation>
        <SKU>RLauren_Wom_TShirt_Blk_S</SKU>
        <StartPrice>20.00</StartPrice>
        <Quantity>10</Quantity>
        <VariationSpecifics>
          <NameValueList>
            <Name>Color</Name>
            <Value>Black</Value>
          </NameValueList>
          <NameValueList>
            <Name>Size</Name>
            <Value>S</Value>
          </NameValueList>
        </VariationSpecifics>
      </Variation>
      <Variation>
        <SKU>RLauren_Wom_TShirt_Blk_M</SKU>
        <StartPrice>20.00</StartPrice>
        <Quantity>10</Quantity>
        <VariationSpecifics>
          <NameValueList>
            <Name>Color</Name>
            <Value>Black</Value>
          </NameValueList>
          <NameValueList>
            <Name>Size</Name>
            <Value>M</Value>
          </NameValueList>
        </VariationSpecifics>
      </Variation>
      <Variation>
        <SKU>RLauren_Wom_TShirt_Blu_S</SKU>
        <StartPrice>20.00</StartPrice>
        <Quantity>10</Quantity>
        <VariationSpecifics>
          <NameValueList>
            <Name>Color</Name>
            <Value>Blue</Value>
          </NameValueList>
          <NameValueList>
            <Name>Size</Name>
            <Value>S</Value>
          </NameValueList>
        </VariationSpecifics>
      </Variation>
      <Variation>
        <SKU>RLauren_Wom_TShirt_Blu_M</SKU>
        <StartPrice>20.00</StartPrice>
        <Quantity>10</Quantity>
        <VariationSpecifics>
          <NameValueList>
            <Name>Color</Name>
            <Value>Blue</Value>
          </NameValueList>
          <NameValueList>
            <Name>Size</Name>
            <Value>M</Value>
          </NameValueList>
        </VariationSpecifics>
      </Variation>
      <Pictures>
        <VariationSpecificName>Color</VariationSpecificName>
        <VariationSpecificPictureSet>
          <VariationSpecificValue>Pink</VariationSpecificValue>
          <PictureURL>http://i12.ebayimg.com/03/i/04/8a/5f/a1_1_sbl.JPG</PictureURL>
          <PictureURL>http://i12.ebayimg.com/03/i/04/8a/5f/a1_1_sb2.JPG</PictureURL>
        </VariationSpecificPictureSet>
        <VariationSpecificPictureSet>
          <VariationSpecificValue>Blue</VariationSpecificValue>
          <PictureURL>http://i22.ebayimg.com/01/i/04/8e/53/69_1_sbl.JPG</PictureURL>
          <PictureURL>http://i22.ebayimg.com/01/i/04/8e/53/69_1_sb2.JPG</PictureURL>
          <PictureURL>http://i22.ebayimg.com/01/i/04/8e/53/69_1_sb3.JPG</PictureURL>
        </VariationSpecificPictureSet>
        <VariationSpecificPictureSet>
          <VariationSpecificValue>Black</VariationSpecificValue>
          <PictureURL>http://i4.ebayimg.ebay.com/01/i/000/77/3c/d88f_1_sbl.JPG</PictureURL>
        </VariationSpecificPictureSet>
        <VariationSpecificPictureSet>
          <VariationSpecificValue>Yellow</VariationSpecificValue>
          <PictureURL>http://i4.ebayimg.ebay.com/01/i/000/77/3c/d89f_1_sbl.JPG</PictureURL>
        </VariationSpecificPictureSet>
      </Pictures>
    </Variations>
  </Item>
  <RequesterCredentials>
    <eBayAuthToken>YOURTOKENHERE</eBayAuthToken>
  </RequesterCredentials>
</AddFixedPriceItemRequest>

Output

The response includes the ItemID and the list of fees associated with listing megaonlinemerchant's items. For this particular AddFixedPriceItem call with variations, the fees are the insertion fee and picture fees.

To peform or track activities against specific variations, applications need to use the ItemID as well as the VariationSpecifics or variation SKU to uniquely identify the variations. (See the Using Multi-Variation Listings guide and calls like ReviseFixedPriceItem and GetItem for details.)

As a result of successfully submitting this listing, eBay's View Item page and GetItem show buyers all available variations, with the option to view a single variation. Search calls are able to find the listing based on keywords matching any of the variations. In GetItem, the item-level StartPrice appears as $17.99, which is the lowest available variation price.

XML format.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<AddFixedPriceItemResponse xmlns="urn:ebay:apis:eBLBaseComponents">
  <Timestamp>2009-06-12T14:16:25.914Z</Timestamp>
  <Ack>Success</Ack>
  <Version>619</Version>
  <Build>e619__Bundled_9183565_R1</Build>
  <ItemID>110039490209</ItemID>
  <StartTime>2009-06-12T14:16:25.257Z</StartTime>
  <EndTime>2009-07-12T14:16:25.257Z</EndTime>
  <Fees>
    <Fee>
      <Name>AuctionLengthFee</Name>
      <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
      <Name>BoldFee</Name>
      <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
      <Name>BuyItNowFee</Name>
      <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
      <Name>CategoryFeaturedFee</Name>
      <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
      <Name>FeaturedFee</Name>
      <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
      <Name>GalleryPlusFee</Name>
      <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
      <Name>FeaturedGalleryFee</Name>
      <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
      <Name>FixedPriceDurationFee</Name>
      <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
      <Name>GalleryFee</Name>
      <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
      <Name>GiftIconFee</Name>
      <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
      <Name>HighLightFee</Name>
      <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
      <Name>InsertionFee</Name>
      <Fee currencyID="USD">0.35</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
      <Name>InternationalInsertionFee</Name>
      <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
      <Name>ListingDesignerFee</Name>
      <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
      <Name>ListingFee</Name>
      <Fee currencyID="USD">0.65</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
      <Name>PhotoDisplayFee</Name>
      <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
      <Name>PhotoFee</Name>
      <Fee currencyID="USD">0.3</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
      <Name>ReserveFee</Name>
      <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
      <Name>SchedulingFee</Name>
      <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
      <Name>SubtitleFee</Name>
      <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
      <Name>BorderFee</Name>
      <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
      <Name>ProPackBundleFee</Name>
      <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
      <Name>BasicUpgradePackBundleFee</Name>
      <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
      <Name>ValuePackBundleFee</Name>
      <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
      <Name>PrivateListingFee</Name>
      <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
      <Name>ExtendedDurationFee</Name>
      <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
      <Name>ProPackPlusBundleFee</Name>
      <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
      <Name>MotorsGermanySearchFee</Name>
      <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
  </Fees>
</AddFixedPriceItemResponse>

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Sample: Upload Multiple Listings in Bulk (for Large Merchants)

Defines and lists items that will be added to the eBay site by using eBay's Large Merchant Services solution. This sample demonstrates a data file that you would zip and then upload using the Bulk Data Exchange API and File Transfer API. (You cannot do bulk uploads with the Trading API.)

Description

A salesperson from megaonlinemerchant wants to sell a warehouse full of shoes on the eBay US site. She creates a data file with listings for two different SKUs for shoes to test her upload file and the data within it. She chooses flat rate shipping for the shoes and includes various shipping options. After megaonlinemerchant verifies that this data file is producing the correct listings, she will expand this file to include all of the shoes that she wants to sell (e.g., with 2,000 or 20,000 listings).

AddFixedPriceItem needs a category ID. You may need to first call GetCategories to determine the category ID. (See GetCategories for more information.) For example, the category ID for shoes is 63850.

As a result of uploading this request by using calls in the Bulk Data Exchange API and the File Transfer API, megaonlinemerchant has two new listings for her two types of shoes on eBay with the details as provided in the call. She can use GetItem with the ItemID found in the AddFixedPriceItem response to confirm the item details.

Note: This sample shows the data file format that you use when you upload multiple AddFixedPriceItem requests in a .zip file by using the File Transfer API and Bulk Data Exchange API. See Large Merchant Services for information about uploading and managing inventory in bulk.

Input

The fields in the following AddFixedPriceItem request sample are included to represent megaonlinemerchant'sthe two shoes listings within a data file. In this sample, we have included a basic AddFixedPricedItem request, followed by a more complex request that has pictures and multiple shipping options. In a normal data file that you upload with the File Transfer API, you can include thousands of listings per request type.

XML format (HTTP POST). Also available are the .txt version of this XML.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<BulkDataExchangeRequests xmlns="urn:ebay:apis:eBLBaseComponents">
  <Header>
    <Version>583</Version>
    <SiteID>0</SiteID>
  </Header>
<AddFixedPriceItemRequest xmlns="urn:ebay:apis:eBLBaseComponents">
  <ErrorLanguage>en_US</ErrorLanguage>
  <WarningLevel>High</WarningLevel>
  <Version>583</Version>
  <Item>
    <CategoryMappingAllowed>true</CategoryMappingAllowed>
    <Country>US</Country>
    <Currency>USD</Currency>
    <Description>Minimal fixed-price shoe listing with SKU, free shipping, 3-day dispatch time, return policy, and no Item Specifics. New Nike Shox Elite TB White/White-Black-Chrome. Size: Mens US 12, UK 11, Europe 46 (Medium, D, M). Condition: New in box.</Description>
    <DispatchTimeMax>3</DispatchTimeMax>
    <InventoryTrackingMethod>SKU</InventoryTrackingMethod>
    <ListingDuration>Days_30</ListingDuration>
    <ListingType>FixedPriceItem</ListingType>
    <Location>San Jose, CA</Location>
    <PaymentMethods>PayPal</PaymentMethods>
    <PayPalEmailAddress>MegaOnlineMerchant@gmail.com</PayPalEmailAddress>
    <PrimaryCategory>
      <CategoryID>63850</CategoryID>
    </PrimaryCategory>
    <Quantity>6</Quantity>
    <ReturnPolicy>
      <ReturnsAcceptedOption>ReturnsAccepted</ReturnsAcceptedOption>
      <RefundOption>MoneyBack</RefundOption>
      <ReturnsWithinOption>Days_30</ReturnsWithinOption>
      <Description>Text description of return policy details here.</Description>
      <ShippingCostPaidByOption>Buyer</ShippingCostPaidByOption>
    </ReturnPolicy>
    <ShippingDetails>
      <ShippingType>Flat</ShippingType>
      <ShippingServiceOptions>
        <ShippingServicePriority>1</ShippingServicePriority>
        <ShippingService>USPSPriority</ShippingService>
        <ShippingServiceCost currencyID="USD">0.0</ShippingServiceCost>
        <ShippingServiceAdditionalCost>0.00</ShippingServiceAdditionalCost>
        <FreeShipping>true</FreeShipping>
      </ShippingServiceOptions>
    </ShippingDetails>
    <Site>US</Site>
    <SKU>1122334455-14</SKU>
    <StartPrice>50.00</StartPrice>
    <Title>New Nike Shox Elite TB White Mens Basketball Shoes S 12</Title>
    <UUID>7d004a30b0f511ddad8b0807654c9a55</UUID>
  </Item>
</AddFixedPriceItemRequest>
<AddFixedPriceItemRequest xmlns="urn:ebay:apis:eBLBaseComponents">
  <ErrorLanguage>en_US</ErrorLanguage>
  <WarningLevel>High</WarningLevel>
  <Version>583</Version>
  <Item>
    <CategoryMappingAllowed>true</CategoryMappingAllowed>
    <Country>US</Country>
    <Currency>USD</Currency>
    <Description>Minimal fixed-price shoe listing with SKU, free shipping, 3-day dispatch time, return policy, and no Item Specifics. New Nike Shox Elite TB BLACK / WHITE-VARSITY RED. Size: Mens US 12, UK 11, Europe 46 (Medium, D, M). Condition: New in box.</Description>
    <DispatchTimeMax>3</DispatchTimeMax>
    <InventoryTrackingMethod>SKU</InventoryTrackingMethod>
    <ListingDuration>Days_30</ListingDuration>
    <ListingType>FixedPriceItem</ListingType>
    <Location>San Jose, CA</Location>
    <PaymentMethods>PayPal</PaymentMethods>
    <PayPalEmailAddress>MegaOnlineMerchant@gmail.com</PayPalEmailAddress>
    <PrimaryCategory>
      <CategoryID>63850</CategoryID>
    </PrimaryCategory>
    <Quantity>6</Quantity>
    <ReturnPolicy>
      <ReturnsAcceptedOption>ReturnsAccepted</ReturnsAcceptedOption>
      <RefundOption>MoneyBack</RefundOption>
      <ReturnsWithinOption>Days_30</ReturnsWithinOption>
      <Description>Text description of return policy details here.</Description>
      <ShippingCostPaidByOption>Buyer</ShippingCostPaidByOption>
    </ReturnPolicy>
    <ShippingDetails>
      <ShippingType>Flat</ShippingType>
      <ShippingServiceOptions>
        <ShippingServicePriority>1</ShippingServicePriority>
        <ShippingService>USPSPriority</ShippingService>
        <ShippingServiceCost currencyID="USD">0.0</ShippingServiceCost>
        <ShippingServiceAdditionalCost>0.00</ShippingServiceAdditionalCost>
        <FreeShipping>true</FreeShipping>
      </ShippingServiceOptions>
    </ShippingDetails>
    <Site>US</Site>
    <SKU>1122334455-15</SKU>
    <StartPrice>55.00</StartPrice>
    <Title>New Nike Shox Elite TB Black Mens Basketball Shoes S 12</Title>
    <UUID>7d005a30b0f511ddad8b0876540c9a55</UUID>
  </Item>
</AddFixedPriceItemRequest>
</BulkDataExchangeRequests>

Output

The response includes the ItemID,SKU(if provided in the request) and the fees associated with listing megaonlinemerchant's shoes. The listing fees are the total fees incurred prior to selling the item. (With a fixed price item, the listing fees equal the insertion fees.) The response is returned as a .zip file, with a separate response for each item in the request file.

XML format.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<BulkDataExchangeResponses xmlns="urn:ebay:apis:eBLBaseComponents">
<AddFixedPriceItemResponse xmlns="urn:ebay:apis:eBLBaseComponents">
   <Timestamp>2009-10-21T00:06:47.066Z</Timestamp>
   <Ack>Success</Ack>
   <Version>637</Version>
   <Build>e637_core_API_7225127_R1</Build>
   <ItemID>110036629691</ItemID>
   <SKU>1122334455-14</SKU>
   <StartTime>2009-09-21T00:06:46.379Z</StartTime>
   <EndTime>2009-10-21T00:06:46.379Z</EndTime>
   <Fees>
    <Fee>
     <Name>AuctionLengthFee</Name>
     <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
     <Name>BoldFee</Name>
     <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
     <Name>BuyItNowFee</Name>
     <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
     <Name>CategoryFeaturedFee</Name>
     <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
     <Name>FeaturedFee</Name>
     <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
     <Name>GalleryPlusFee</Name>
     <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
     <Name>FeaturedGalleryFee</Name>
     <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
     <Name>FixedPriceDurationFee</Name>
     <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
     <Name>GalleryFee</Name>
     <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
     <Name>GiftIconFee</Name>
     <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
     <Name>HighLightFee</Name>
     <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
     <Name>InsertionFee</Name>
     <Fee currencyID="USD">0.35</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
     <Name>InternationalInsertionFee</Name>
     <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
     <Name>ListingDesignerFee</Name>
     <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
     <Name>ListingFee</Name>
     <Fee currencyID="USD">0.35</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
     <Name>PhotoDisplayFee</Name>
     <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
     <Name>PhotoFee</Name>
     <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
     <Name>ReserveFee</Name>
     <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
     <Name>SchedulingFee</Name>
     <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
     <Name>SubtitleFee</Name>
     <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
     <Name>BorderFee</Name>
     <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
     <Name>ProPackBundleFee</Name>
     <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
     <Name>BasicUpgradePackBundleFee</Name>
     <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
     <Name>ValuePackBundleFee</Name>
     <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
     <Name>PrivateListingFee</Name>
     <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
     <Name>ExtendedDurationFee</Name>
     <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
     <Name>ProPackPlusBundleFee</Name>
     <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
     <Name>MotorsGermanySearchFee</Name>
     <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
   </Fees>
  </AddFixedPriceItemResponse>
<AddFixedPriceItemResponse xmlns="urn:ebay:apis:eBLBaseComponents">
   <Timestamp>2008-11-21T00:06:47.863Z</Timestamp>
   <Ack>Success</Ack>
   <Version>583</Version>
   <Build>e583_core_API_7225127_R1</Build>
   <ItemID>110036629692</ItemID>
   <SKU>1122334455-15</SKU>
   <StartTime>2008-11-21T00:06:47.379Z</StartTime>
   <EndTime>2008-12-21T00:06:47.379Z</EndTime>
   <Fees>
    <Fee>
     <Name>AuctionLengthFee</Name>
     <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
     <Name>BoldFee</Name>
     <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
     <Name>BuyItNowFee</Name>
     <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
     <Name>CategoryFeaturedFee</Name>
     <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
     <Name>FeaturedFee</Name>
     <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
     <Name>GalleryPlusFee</Name>
     <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
     <Name>FeaturedGalleryFee</Name>
     <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
     <Name>FixedPriceDurationFee</Name>
     <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
     <Name>GalleryFee</Name>
     <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
     <Name>GiftIconFee</Name>
     <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
     <Name>HighLightFee</Name>
     <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
     <Name>InsertionFee</Name>
     <Fee currencyID="USD">0.35</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
     <Name>InternationalInsertionFee</Name>
     <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
     <Name>ListingDesignerFee</Name>
     <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
     <Name>ListingFee</Name>
     <Fee currencyID="USD">0.35</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
     <Name>PhotoDisplayFee</Name>
     <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
     <Name>PhotoFee</Name>
     <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
     <Name>ReserveFee</Name>
     <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
     <Name>SchedulingFee</Name>
     <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
     <Name>SubtitleFee</Name>
     <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
     <Name>BorderFee</Name>
     <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
     <Name>ProPackBundleFee</Name>
     <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
     <Name>BasicUpgradePackBundleFee</Name>
     <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
     <Name>ValuePackBundleFee</Name>
     <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
     <Name>PrivateListingFee</Name>
     <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
     <Name>ExtendedDurationFee</Name>
     <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
     <Name>ProPackPlusBundleFee</Name>
     <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
    <Fee>
     <Name>MotorsGermanySearchFee</Name>
     <Fee currencyID="USD">0.0</Fee>
    </Fee>
   </Fees>
  </AddFixedPriceItemResponse>
</BulkDataExchangeResponses>

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AddFixedPriceItem Change History

Version Description
889
2014-08-26
  • PictureURL (doc change): Added the ability to pass in up to 12 self-hosted images at no cost.
885
2014-07-29
  • Recommendation.Metadata (added): New container that is returned when price guidance information is requested/available for the item. The data in this container includes the minimum and maximum recommended prices for the item, which are based on recent sales of similar items. A Metadata container is returned for each price guidance parameter that is applicable/available for the pricing recommendation.
879
2014-06-17
  • PickupInStoreDetails.EligibleForPickupDropOff (added): Use this boolean field to enable the listing for the "Click and Collect" feature.
877
2014-06-03
  • ReturnPolicyType.ExtendedHolidayReturns (added): Use this boolean field to specify your policy for holiday returns. A seller can offer an item with an extended holiday returns period, which overrides the seller's existing return policy period for the item during the winter holidays. Buyers who purchase the item from early November through the end of the year have until the end of January to return it. ExtendedHolidayReturns is False by default.
869
2014-04-08
  • CalculatedShippingRate.WeightMajor, CalculatedShippingRate.WeightMinor (doc change): The description clarifies that WeightMajor and WeightMinor are required on input not only for calculated shipping, but also in one case for flat rate shipping: when shipping rate tables are specified and the shipping rate table uses weight surcharges. No other calculated shipping fields are required in this case.
865
2013-03-11
  • ListingRecommendations.Recommendation.Type (modified): 'Price' and 'Title' added as listing recommendation types. The 'Price' recommendation advises sellers on optimal prices for their items based on the sale history of similar items on eBay. The 'Title' recommendation advises sellers on keywords or Item Specifics that could be added to their listing titles in order to get better search or sale results.
861
2014-02-11
  • StorefrontType.StoreCategoryName (added): This field is used by eBay Stores sellers to list an item under one of their custom categories using the category name.
  • StorefrontType.StoreCategory2Name (added): This field is used by eBay Stores sellers to list an item under a second category using one of their custom categories names.
859
2014-01-28
  • Item.OutOfStockControl (modified): OutOfStockControl can now be used with BestOffer.
851
2013-11-19
  • Item.ConditionDescription (modified): ConditionDescription is now supported on the following eBay sites: US and US Motors (0, 100), CA (2), CAFR (210), UK (3), AU (15), AT (16), BEFR (23), BENL (123) FR (71), DE (77), IT (101), NL (146), ES (186), CH (193), IE (205), PL (212).
849
2013-11-05
  • Item.ConditionDescription (modified): In addition to the eBay US and US eBay Motors (0), UK (3), CA (2), CAFR (210) and AU (15) sites, ConditionDescription is now supported on the AT (16), FR (71), IT (101) and ES (186) sites.
  • Item.PaymentMethods (modified): 'CreditCard' and 'DirectDebit' added as acceptable buyer payment methods. These two values should only be used for eBay Now-enabled listings.
  • ShippingServiceOptions.ShippingService (modified): 'eBayNowImmediateDelivery' added as an acceptable value in the ShippingService field. This value should only be used for eBay Now-enabled listings.
845
2013-10-08
  • ListingRecommendations.Recommendation.Type (modified): 'Category' and 'ConditionDescription' added as listing recommendation types. One to three 'Category' listing recommendation containers will be returned in the response if eBay determines (by analyzing Item Title) that the item has been miscategorized. Each 'Category' container will provide a Category ID of an eBay category that is better suited for the item. One 'ConditionDescription' listing recommendation container will be returned in the response if the item is a used item (ConditionID value greater than 1500) that would benefit if a Condition Description was included in the listing.
843
2013-09-24
  • RateTableDetails.DomesticRateTable (modified): In addition to the eBay US, UK, DE and Motors Parts and Accessories sites, sellers listing on the eBay AU site can now configure domestic shipping rate tables in My eBay Shipping Preferences. In a domestic rate table, a seller can specify an alternative flat shipping rate for each shipping service category, in each of several domestic regions. Use the DomesticRateTable field to specify the domestic rate table to use for a listing.
841
2013-09-19
  • Item.ShippingServiceCostOverrideList (added): This container is used when the seller wants to override the flat shipping costs for all domestic and/or all international shipping services defined in the Business Policies shipping profile referenced in the AddFixedPriceItem call.
  • Item.eBayNowEligible (added): This boolean field is used to enable the listing for eBay Now delivery. A seller must be eligible for the eBay Now delivery feature to list an item that is eligible for eBay Now delivery.
831
2013-07-03
  • Item.PickupInStoreDetails (added): A new container that is used to enable a multi-quantity, fixed-price listing with the In-Store Pickup option. If an eligible seller/merchant enables the In-Store Pickup option, the buyer of the item will have the option of picking up that item at one of the merchant's retail locations at no charge. Besides including and setting the EligibleForPickupInStore flag to 'true', there are additional requirements that the seller must follow when listing an In-Store Pickup item. These requirements are discussed in the description of the EligibleForPickupInStore field.
829
2013-06-19
  • ReturnPolicy.RefundOption (modified): A new 'MoneyBackOrReplacement' value is now supported. This value should be used by a seller opted in to eBay-managed returns who wants to give buyers the choice of receiving a refund for a returned item, or receiving a replacement item.
825
2013-05-22
  • ReturnPolicy.ReturnsWithinOption (modified): A new 'Months_1' value is now supported. This value indicates a one-month return policy.
823
2013-05-08
  • Item.OutOfStockControl (added): Flag that when set to 'true' hides a listing when the quantity of the item goes to 0 (zero) but keeps the listing alive. While the "quantity available" value is 0, the listing would be hidden from eBay search, and if that item was specifically searched for with GetItem (or related call), the 'OutOfStock' Enum would be returned. This is useful for a seller who is waiting for additional stock of an item. Instead of ending the listing and then recreating it when the inventory arrives, they can use this flag to hide the listing. Then when they have the item available they can update the inventory of the item (through the Item.Quantity or Item.Variations.Variation.Quantity fields in an AddFixedPriceItem call) and the listing would appear again.
819
2013-04-10
  • BestOfferDetails.BestOfferEnabled (modified): The BestOfferEnabled flag was enabled for the AddFixedPriceItem and ReviseFixedPriceItem calls. This field allows the seller to enable the Best Offer feature on a fixed-price listing. To verify that a category supports the Best Offer feature, the seller can call GetCategoryFeatures while including 'BestOfferEnabled' as a FeatureID value.
  • ListingDetails.BestOfferAutoAcceptPrice (modified): The BestOfferAutoAcceptPrice field was enabled for the AddFixedPriceItem and ReviseFixedPriceItem calls. If this field is used, any Best Offer on the listing that matches or exceeds the dollar value specified in this field is automatically accepted. To verify that a category supports the Best Offer Auto Accept feature, the seller can call GetCategoryFeatures while including 'BestOfferAutoAcceptEnabled' as a FeatureID value.
  • ListingDetails.MinimumBestOfferPrice (modified): The MinimumBestOfferPrice field was enabled for the AddFixedPriceItem and ReviseFixedPriceItem calls. If this field is used, any Best Offer on the listing that is below the dollar value specified in this field is automatically declined. To verify that a category supports the Best Offer Auto Accept feature, the seller can call GetCategoryFeatures while including 'BestOfferAutoDeclineEnabled' as a FeatureID value.
817
2013-03-27
  • IncludeRecommendations (added): Flag that allows seller to retrieve one or more listing recommendations in the response that will help the seller improve the quality of the listing.
  • ListingRecommendations (added): Container consisting of one or more Recommendation containers, and each Recommendation container provides a message to the seller on how a listing can be improved (for example, add item specifics or use a UPC code) or brought up to standards (Top-rated Seller/Listing and Picture requirements). The IncludeRecommendations flag must be included and set to 'true' in the request for the ListingRecommendations container to be returned.
  • Item.DispatchTimeMax (modified): A DispatchTimeMax value of 0 indicates same day handling for an item, the timing of which depends on the order cut off time set in the seller's user preferences. 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).
807
2013-01-23
  • DispatchTimeMax (modified): A dispatch time value of '0' is not valid for use on eBay sites. If you wish to indicate that a listing with flat or calculated shipping has no handling time commitment, submit Item.DispatchTimeMax as an empty field.
801
2012-11-28
  • Item.PictureDetails.PictureURL, Item.PictureDetails.ExternalPictureURL (modified): The maximum length of PictureURL and ExternalPictureURL has been increased from 150 to 500 characters.
799
2012-11-07
  • ShippingDetailsType.InternationalShippingServiceOption (doc change): The description clarifies that a seller can offer up to four domestic shipping services and up to five international shipping services. However, if the seller is opted in to the Global Shipping Program, only four other international shipping services may be offered (regardless of whether or not Global Shipping is offered for the listing).
793
2012-09-26
  • UnitInfo.UnitQuantity (modified): This field's type has changed from int to double.
791
2012-09-12
  • InternationalShippingServiceOption.ShippingService (modified): New International shipping services added for UK and DE sites as part of the EU delivery estimate project. For UK, these new enumeration values are UK_ParcelForceIntlExpress, UK_ParcelForceIntlValue, and UK_ParcelForceIntlEconomy. For DE, these new enumeration values are DE_DeutschePostBriefIntlEcon and DE_DeutschePostBriefIntlPriority.
789
2012-08-29
  • Item.ConditionDescription (added): This string field is used by the seller to more clearly describe the condition of items that are not brand new.
787
2012-08-15
  • Item.QuantityRestrictionPerBuyer (added): This container is used by the seller to restrict the quantity of items that may be purchased by one buyer during the duration of a fixed-price listing (single or multi-variation).
  • Item.ShippingDetails.RateTableDetails (doc change): Documentation for this container and its fields has been revised to be more accurate and easier to understand.
  • Item.ShippingDetails.RateTableDetails.InternationalRateTable (added): This field specifies which international shipping rate table to apply to a listing. International rate tables can be used only for items listed on the DE or UK site, and the seller must have previously configured a table in My eBay site preferences. Shipping rate tables enable sellers to tailor the flat shipping rates offered for an item to fit the shipping destination. They can specify a base rate for a large region, then define alternative rates or surcharges for shipping to individual countries within the region.
785
2012-08-01
  • Item.UnitInfo (added): This container includes the UnitType and UnitQuantity fields to provide information about the weight, volume or other quantity measurement of a listed item so buyers can compare per-unit prices. The European Union requires listings for certain types of products to include the price per unit. When a seller supplies the UnitType and UnitQuantity values for an item, eBay calculates and displays the price per unit for that unit type in the item listing.
783
2012-07-18
  • ReturnPolicy.RestockingFeeValueOption (added): This enumeration value indicates the restocking fee charged by the seller for returned items. In order to charge the buyer a restocking fee when an item is returned, a US seller must input a restocking fee value as part of the return policy.
781
2012-07-04
  • ShippingDetails.GlobalShipping (added): To offer shipping using eBay's Global Shipping Program as the default for a listing, sellers set GlobalShipping to True. To avoid offering Global Shipping Program shipping, or to offer a different international shipping service for the listing, sellers set GlobalShipping to False (and optionally specify a different international shipping service).
  • ShippingServiceCodeType (modified): AU_StandardDeliveryFromOutsideAU added as a shipping service option. This option can be specified by sellers on the AU site if the item is being shipped from a location outside of Australia using standard delivery.
775
2012-05-23
  • ProductListingDetails.GTIN (added): New product identifier. Applicable only to listing requests.
763
2012-02-29
  • SellerProfiles.SellerPaymentProfile (added): Container used to reference a Business Policies payment policy profile. If a Business Policies payment policy profile is referenced in an AddFixedPriceItem call, the payment policy and values contained in that payment policy profile are used, and the seller will not need to include payment policy values in the call itself. This feature is currently only available for testing in a Sandbox environment and will not be available in Production until May 2012.
  • SellerProfiles.SellerReturnProfile (added): Container used to reference a Business Policies return policy profile. If a Business Policies return policy profile is referenced in an AddFixedPriceItem call, the return policy and values contained in that return policy profile are used, and the seller will not need to include return policy values in the call itself. This feature is currently only available for testing in a Sandbox environment and will not be available in Production until May 2012.
  • SellerProfiles.SellerShippingProfile (added): Container used to reference a Business Policies shipping policy profile. If a Business Policies shipping policy profile is referenced in an AddFixedPriceItem call, the shipping policy and values contained in that shipping policy profile are used, and the seller will not need to include shipping policy values in the call itself. This feature is currently only available for testing in a Sandbox environment and will not be available in Production until May 2012.
  • ShippingPackageDetails (added): If the seller is using calculated shipping, this container is used to specify the weight and dimensions of an item's shipping package. This feature is currently only available for testing in a Sandbox environment and will not be available in Production until May 2012.
757
2012-01-18
  • VIN, VRM (added): Fields for US, Canada, and UK eBay Motors vehicles (previously available as ID-based attributes)..
743
2011-10-12
  • SellerProvidedTitle, PaymentDetails.DepositAmount, PaymentDetails.DepositType (added): Fields for US and Canada eBay Motors vehicles (previously available as ID-based attributes).
735
2011-08-17
  • ItemSpecifics, Item.AttributeSetArray (modified): You can now use custom item specifics instead of ID-based attributes for ticket listings.
  • ReturnPolicy.RefundOption (modified): MoneyBackOrExchange value is now supported.
733
2011-08-03
  • UseRecommendedProduct (added): Lets sellers opt to have eBay list their item using a product from the eBay catalog when the product is a match for the seller's item.
  • ProductSuggestions (added): Returns products from the eBay catalog that match the item details in the request.
729
2011-07-06
  • Item.ThirdPartyCheckout (deprecated): As of July 1, 2011, Third-Party Checkout is no longer supported. If this field is included in the request, the call will fail.
  • Item.ThirdPartyCheckoutIntegration (deprecated): As of July 1, 2011, Third-Party Checkout is no longer supported. If this field is included in the request, the call will fail.
725
2011-06-08
  • Item.ProductListingDetails (modified): eBay now indexes UPC, ISBN, or EAN for search when you pass it in ProductListingDetails, even if a matching catalog product is not found. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you provide one of these values whenever known.
723
2011-05-25
  • DiscountPriceInfo (added): Added the ability to specify and view discount pricing values (DiscountPricingInfo) for an item, which gives the item either a Strike-Through Pricing (STP) or Minimum Advertised Price (MAP) display treatment. This feature is available to qualified sellers (and their associated developers) who participate in the Discount Pricing program. Once qualified, sellers can apply Discount Pricing to both MSKU and Non-MSKU items. STP is available on the US, UK, and DE sites while MAP is available only on the US site.
    This feature will be available mid-Summer, 2011. Sellers should contact their account manager or Customer Service to see if they qualify for the Strike-Through Pricing program. For more information, see Displaying Discount Pricing Information to Buyers.
719
2011-04-27
  • ShippingServiceCodeType (modified): 15 new shipping services added for the Australia and Canada sites. The nine new Australia carrier-specific shipping services include AU_AusPostRegisteredPostInternationalPaddedBag1kg, AU_AusPostRegisteredPostInternationalPaddedBag500g, AU_AusPostRegisteredPostInternationalParcel, AU_AustralianAirExpressFlatRate1kg, AU_AustralianAirExpressFlatRate3kg, AU_AustralianAirExpressFlatRate5kg, AU_AustralianAirExpressMetro15kg, AU_eBayAusPost3kgFlatRateSatchel, and AU_eBayAusPost500gFlatRateSatchel. The nine new Australia generic service level shipping services include AU_EconomyDeliveryFromOutsideAU, AU_ExpeditedDeliveryFromOutsideAU, AU_ExpressDelivery, AU_Freight, and AU_StandardDelivery. The new Canada shipping service is CA_Freight.
  • Item.ShippingDetails.ShippingServiceOptions (modified): '4' has been added as a valid integer value to account for the additional international shipping service that may be specified by the seller.
  • Item.ShippingDetails.InternationalShippingServiceOption (modified): '4' and '5' have been added as valid integer values to account for the additional international shipping services that may be specified by the seller.
695
2010-11-10
  • Item.Site (modified): More sites now support AddFixedPriceItem and related calls. See the introduction at the top of the AddFixedPriceItem call page (above).
691
2010-10-13
  • Item.PictureDetails.ExternalPictureURL (added): By late October, on sites with free gallery, if a listing uses a self-hosted picture (except in the case of a multi-variation listing), the picture will be copied to eBay Picture Services (EPS). This copy will be used as the picture at the top of the listing. If the copy fails, the original location is used.
689
2010-09-20
  • Item.ApplyShippingDiscount (deprecated): As of version 689, Item.ApplyShippingDiscount is deprecated and removed from the schema.
  • Item.SecondaryCategory (modified): Items in value categories can't be listed in two categories. eBay drops SecondaryCategory if either PrimaryCategory or SecondaryCategory is a value category (see ValueCategory in GetCategoryFeatures).
  • Item.Quantity, Item.StartPrice, Item.BuyItNowPrice (doc change): In late October 2010, for the US site, users who are registering as eBay sellers for the first time are subject to seller limits which limit the quantity of items and/or the total listing value of the items. This applies to new sellers, not currently to existing sellers. (The GetMyeBaySelling call returns the remaining item quantity and remaining total value under the limits for the seller, if any such limits exist for the seller.) If a call to add an item or revise an item would result in the exceeding of these limits, the add item or revise item call will fail. For auctions, the value limits apply to the start price, not the final sale amount.
687
2010-09-15
  • ItemCompatibilityList (modified): Invalid item compatibility combinations will no longer cause the request to fail as long as ItemCompatibilityList contains at least one valid item compatibility.
685
2010-08-24
  • ShippingDetails.RateTableDetails (added): Sellers can now specify the use of domestic shipping rate tables, which are set up in eBay Site Preferences, to specify different rates for different special domestic locations. Applies to the following sites:
    DE, UK, US
  • ExcludeShipToLocation (modified): Sellers can now exclude special domestic locations from where they will ship items. Applies to the following sites:
    DE, UK, US
663
2010-03-31
  • Item.ApplyShippingDiscount (deprecated): This tag is no longer being used. It will be officially deprecated later in 2010.
661
2010-03-17
  • ConditionID (added): ConditionID is supported in the Sandbox for a few categories. Starting in May 2010, it will be functional in production for most categories. Use ConditionID instead of AttributeSetArray, LookupAttributeArray, or ItemSpecifics to specify the item's condition when GetCategoryFeatures shows ConditionEnabled=Enabled or Required for the listing's primary category.
657
2010-02-17
  • ExternalProductID.Value (doc change): Value appeared in the AddItem documentation, but not in the AddFixedPriceItem documentation. This has been corrected. Max lengths for strings in ProductListingDetails have been updated.
653
2010-01-20
  • Item.CompatibilityList (added): Specify a list of parts compatibility information specified as name and value pairs. Describes assemblies (e.g., year, make, model, trim, and engine values for specific vehicles) to which the part/item applies (i.e., compatiblity by application).
639
2009-10-14
  • ScheduleTime (modified): The start time for new, scheduled listings is now randomized within 15-minute intervals. With this change, it is possible that the scheduled start time of your listing will be delayed by up to 15 minutes. Listing end times are modified accordingly. This upgrade affects the following sites:
    AT, BEFR, BENL, CH, DE, ES, FR, IE, IT, NL, PL, UK
635
2009-09-16
  • ExcludeShipToLocation (added): Sellers can now exclude specific regions and countries from where they will ship items.
  • 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.
  • ReturnPolicy (doc change): This call's documentation has been updated to correctly show the ReturnPolicy node (to match the corresponding AddItem documentation).
627
2009-07-22
  • DiscountReason (added): This response element indicates the nature of any discount realized with the listing.
619
2009-05-27
  • LookupAttribute (modified): Enabled for all catalog-enabled categories that support the notion of a condition (e.g., not Tickets). The name and value must match the attribute name and value defined in GetAttributesCS or GetProductSellingPages.
  • BrandMPN, EAN, ISBN, TicketListingDetails, UPC, ListIfNoProduct, UseFirstProduct, ReturnSearchResultsOnDuplicate (added): ProductListingDetails now supports more industry-standard values, plus more control over the product matching behavior. ExternalProductID will be deprecated in a future release.
  • Fee.PromotionalDiscount (added): Users can now discover fee discounts.
615
2008-04-29
  • Variations (added): New node for describing variations in a multi-variation listing.
  • Quantity, StartPrice (modified): Item.Quantity and Item.StartPrice should not be specified for multi-variation listing.
  • (added) Call moved from Merchant Data API to Trading API.
  • Item.Fees.Fee (modified): PromotionalDiscount is added to the Fee container. Although available in the 615 schema, the element will not be returned until version 619.
589
2008-11-29
  • (added) New call in Merchant Data API.



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