Deletes the specified variation from the listing. In general, a listing with Item Variations must have at least one variation with a non-zero Quantity in order to remain active. Additional deletion rules depend on whether you are revising or relisting.
For ReviseFixedPriceItem only: If a variation has any purchases (i.e., an order line item was created and QuantitySold is greather than 0), you can't delete the variation, but you can set its quantity to zero. If a variation has no purchases, you can delete it.
To replace a varation, you can delete it and add the new or corrected one. However, you can't specify the same SKU twice in the same request (because the intent would be ambiguous). So, either use a new SKU for the newer variation, or use the call twice (once to delete the variation, and once to add the new variation with the same SKU).
For RelistFixedPriceItem only: You can delete any variation, as long as the relisted listing includes at least 1 variation with a non-zero quantity. (That is, when you relist, you could delete all but one variation, or you could delete all existing variations and add a new one.)
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 and auction listings with the Buy It Now opton. 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 the Field Index to learn which calls use DiscountPriceInfo.
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 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 Trading API Guide for more details about setting and modifying a variation's quantity.
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.
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 the Field Index to learn which calls use StartPrice.
Quantity of items in the seller's inventory for this Selling Manager product. This is not the same as the quantity available in a listed item. Required when a Selling Manager product defines variations.
See the Field Index to learn which calls use UnitsAvailable.
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 the Field Index to learn which calls use VariationSpecifics.
The title of the variation. This is a concatenation of the listing title plus the values (no names) from the VariationSpecifics. For example, if the Title is "Polo Shirt" and the variation is for a medium pink shirt, the variation title could be "Polo Shirt[Pink,M]. PayPal may also use this value to identify item variations(for buyers and sellers).
See the Field Index to learn which calls use VariationTitle.
URL for the variation on eBay. This links to eBay's View Item page, with the page configured to show details of the specified variation. The syntax of this URL is similar to Item.ViewItemURL (not optimized for natural search).
See the Field Index to learn which calls use VariationViewItemURL.