Product API

Product API Release Notes

You can find links to the Product API documentation in the top navigation bar. Information about the schema location is in the Schema Location section of the "Making an API Call" topic.

Are you just getting started with the Product Services? The following describes how to join the eBay Developers Program:

Version Release Date  
1.4.0 2011-04-15  
1.3.1 2010-04-14  
1.3.0 (initial release) 2010-02-24  

Version 1.4.0

Index of Changed Calls - 1.4.0

Schema Changes - 1.4.0

Announcements - 1.4.0

New Features - 1.4.0

Changed Functionality - 1.4.0

Documentation Changes and Errata - 1.4.0


For a current list of known issues, see eBay Shopping, Finding and Merchandising API Production System Announcements and the Knowledge Base.

Index of Changed Calls - 1.4.0

These calls were added, modified, deprecated, or affected by documentation changes in this release. The changes are described below as well as in each call's Change History.

New Calls

Changed Calls

No changed calls in this release.

Schema Changes - 1.4.0

Schema changes in pink (for example, SomeType.Somedata) are for future use. Monitor upcoming release notes for descriptions of their purpose and use.

Enumeration note: You need to use this release version or higher to retrieve new code list values that were added in this release. See Code Lists.

NamePart of SchemaType of Change
AddProductResponse Complex type New
AddProductsRequest Complex type New
AddProductsResponse Complex type New
GetProductSubmissionsRequest Complex type New
GetProductSubmissionsResponse Complex type New
Media Complex type New
MediaIdentifier Complex type New
ProductSubmission Complex type New
ProductSubmissionFilter Complex type New
ProductSubmissionResult Complex type New
ProductSubmissionStatus Complex type New
SortOption Complex type New
MediaType Enumerated type New
OutputSelector Enumerated type New
ProductSubmissionStatusCode Enumerated type New
SortType Enumerated type New

Announcements - 1.4.0

Change Requests

See the Site Status Updates for any site issues that may impact this API.

New Features - 1.4.0

This section describes new features that have been added as of this release. New features can involve new calls, new capabilities, and/or new fields added to existing calls.

For logical or functional changes to existing features and calls, including code list changes, see Changed Functionality - 1.4.0.

Product Creation

Note: The ability for external users to add products to eBay catalogs has been disabled for many months. The related API calls, addProducts and getProductSubmissions, no longer provide value, so they have been removed from the documentation as of Wednesday, May 14, 2014.

Two new operations, addProducts and getProductSubmissions, have been added to the Product API to enable the addition of new products to eBay catalogs for specific categories on the eBay US (global ID EBAY-US) and eBay UK (global ID EBAY-GB) sites.

These added calls work in production and will also be supported in the Sandbox environment starting in September 2011.

Use GetCategoryFeatures in the Trading API to determine which categories support product creation.

Use the getProductMetadataBulk call in the Product Metatadata API to determine which properties can be used to describe a product and which of those properties are required to add a product to the eBay catalog for the given category. The getProductMetadataBulk also provides constraints for the values associated with each property.

Changed Functionality - 1.4.0

This section describes logical or functional changes that have been made to existing functionality, including new code list values and/or changes in validation rules.

None for this release.

Documentation Changes and Errata - 1.4.0

This section lists additional documentation changes and corrections that were made with this release and that are not already mentioned in New Features - 1.4.0 and Changed Functionality - 1.4.0.

None for this release.

Version 1.3.1

Index of Changed Calls - 1.3.1

Schema Changes - 1.3.1

Announcements - 1.3.1

New Features - 1.3.1

Changed Functionality - 1.3.1

Documentation Changes and Errata - 1.3.1


For a current list of known issues, see eBay Shopping, Finding and Merchandising API Production System Announcements and the Knowledge Base.

Index of Changed Calls - 1.3.1

These calls were added, modified, deprecated, or affected by documentation changes in this release. The changes are described below as well as in each call's Change History.

New Calls

No new calls in this release.

Changed Calls

No changed calls in this release.

Schema Changes - 1.3.1

Schema changes in pink (for example, SomeType.Somedata) are for future use. Monitor upcoming release notes for descriptions of their purpose and use.

Enumeration note: You need to use this release version or higher to retrieve new code list values that were added in this release. See Code Lists.

None for this release.

Announcements - 1.3.1

Changes to Message Part Names

Message part names in the WSDL have been renamed from "parameters" to "params" to correct a problem for .NET developers. This fix allows .NET users to add web references in Visual Studio without errors.

Change Requests

See the Site Status Updates for any site issues that may impact this API.

New Features - 1.3.1

This section describes new features that have been added as of this release. New features can involve new calls, new capabilities, and/or new fields added to existing calls.

For logical or functional changes to existing features and calls, including code list changes, see Changed Functionality - 1.3.1.

None for this release.

Changed Functionality - 1.3.1

This section describes logical or functional changes that have been made to existing functionality, including new code list values and/or changes in validation rules.

None for this release.

Documentation Changes and Errata - 1.3.1

This section lists additional documentation changes and corrections that were made with this release and that are not already mentioned in New Features - 1.3.1 and Changed Functionality - 1.3.1.

None for this release.

Version 1.3.0

This is the first release of the eBay Product API.

Note: Watch these release notes for changes.

For a current list of known issues, see eBay Shopping, Product and Merchandising API Production System Announcements and the Knowledge Base.

Index of Changed Calls - 1.3.0

These calls are included in the initial release of the eBay Product API.

New Calls

No new calls in this release.

Schema Changes - 1.3.0

Monitor upcoming release notes for descriptions of purpose and use for new or modified schema.

Announcements - 1.3.0

Change Requests

See the eBay Shopping, Product and Merchandising API Production System Announcements for bug fixes related to this release.

New Features - 1.3.0

This section describes new features that have been added as of this release. New features can involve new calls, new capabilities, and/or new fields added to existing calls.

For logical or functional changes to existing features and calls, including code list changes, see Changed Functionality - 1.3.0.

None for this release.

Changed Functionality - 1.3.0

This section describes logical or functional changes that have been made to existing functionality, including new code list values and/or changes in validation rules.

None for this release.

Documentation Changes and Errata - 1.3.0

This section lists additional documentation changes and corrections that were made with this release and that are not already mentioned in New Features - 1.3.0 and Changed Functionality - 1.3.0.

None for this release.

Copyright © 2010–2016 eBay, Inc. All rights reserved. This documentation and the API may only be used in accordance with the eBay Developers Program and API License Agreement.