Merchant Data API

Merchant Data API Release Notes

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Q1 2020
Version Release Date
1147 2020-Mar-27
1145 2020-Mar-13
1143 2020-Feb-28
1141 2020-Feb-14
1139 2020-Jan-31
1137 No Schema or Doc Updates
1135 Skipped
Q4 2019
Version Release Date
1133 Not Released
1131 2019-Oct-25
1129 2019-Oct-11
Q3 2019
Version Release Date
1127 Not Released
1125 Not Released
1123 Not Released
1121 Not Released
1119 Not Released
1117 Not Released
1115 Not Released
Q2 2019
Version Release Date
1113 2019-Jun-21
1111 Not Released
1109 Not Released
1107 2019-May-10
1105 Not Released
1103 Not Released

These release notes go back four quarters. For older release notes, see the Release Notes archive.

Version 1139

Index of Changed Calls - 1139

Schema Changes - 1139

Announcements - 1139

New Features - 1139

Changed Functionality - 1139

Documentation Changes and Errata - 1139

For a current list of known issues, see Site Status Updates and the Knowledge Base.

Index of Changed Calls - 1139

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 - 1139

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.

No schema changes in this release.

Announcements - 1139

Change Requests

See the API Site Status for announcements regarding recently resolved or current system wide issues. Visit the Developer Support page for support options and information on filing bugs.

New Features - 1139

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 - 1139.

None for this release.

Changed Functionality - 1139

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 - 1139

This section lists additional documentation changes and corrections that were made with this release and that are not already mentioned in New Features - 1139 and Changed Functionality - 1139.

Added a Note About ePIDs Not Being Supported at Variation Level

Added a note to the VariationProductListingDetails.ProductReferenceID field about it not being supported for any categories. Currently, sellers cannot associate an eBay catalog product with single variations within a multiple-variation listing. If the seller attempts to supply an eBay Product Identifier (ePID) at the variation level, a warning will get returned and the ePID value will just be dropped. This change affects the AddFixedPriceItem, ReviseFixedPriceItem, RelistFixedPriceItem, and VerifyAddFixedPriceItem calls.

Added Note and Link About Customizing View Item Description in Mobile Devices

Included a note and a link in the Item.Description field about the View Item Description Summary Feature. This feature allows sellers to customize the description of an item as it appears on a mobile device. This customization is done through the use of special HTML div and span tags and attributes.

Added Site-Specific Max Length Values for Address Fields

Added site-specific max length values for several address-related fields (in AddressType), including Street1, Street2, CityName, StateOrProvince, and PostalCode. For all five of these fields, the max lengths according eBay marketplace are shown:

Version 1131

Index of Changed Calls - 1131

Schema Changes - 1131

Announcements - 1131

New Features - 1131

Changed Functionality - 1131

Documentation Changes and Errata - 1131

For a current list of known issues, see Site Status Updates and the Knowledge Base.

Index of Changed Calls - 1131

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

Schema Changes - 1131

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.

Name Part of Schema Type of Change
OrderDetailsType.TotalIncludeseBayCollectedTax Field New
OrderLineItemType.TotalIncludeseBayCollectedTax Field New

Announcements - 1131

Change Requests

See the API Site Status for announcements regarding recently resolved or current system wide issues. Visit the Developer Support page for support options and information on filing bugs.

New Features - 1131

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 - 1131.

New Boolean Fields Added to Indicate if Order/Line Item Amounts Include 'Collect and Remit' Tax

New TotalIncludeseBayCollectedTax boolean fields added to SoldReport and FeeSettlementReport responses to indicate if order and order line item amounts include eBay 'Collect and Remit' taxes. eBay 'Collect and Remit' taxes include US state-mandated sales tax and 'Good and Services' taxes that are applicable to Australian and New Zealand sellers. If this TotalIncludeseBayCollectedTax boolean field is returned as true, the tax amount shown in the Taxes.TaxDetails.TaxAmount field for each line item is reflected in the total line item cost and total order cost. The total order cost is shown in the OrderDetails.OrderTotalCost field, and the total order line item cost is shown in the OrderLineItem.TotalCost field. For a single line item order, the amounts in these two fields should be the same, but for a multiple line item order, the seller would need to view and add up the taxes shown in the Taxes.TaxDetails.TaxAmount field for each line item in the order.

As of early November, for orders subject to eBay 'Collect and Remit' taxes, PayPal began distributing order funds to the seller's account with the sales tax included. However, shortly after the order funds clear in the seller's account, the 'Collect and Remit' tax amount is pulled by PayPal from the seller's account and then disributed to the appropriate taxing authority. Previously, PayPal was stripping this 'Collect and Remit' tax from the buyer's payment and directly submitting this amount to the appropriate taxing authority, and this tax amount never showed up in the sellers account.

This change does not affect sellers that are already opted in to eBay managed payments. For these sellers, the sales tax amount will never be included in a seller payout.

Changed Functionality - 1131

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.

New Error Code Added to Cover BIN Prices Exceeding Threshold

A new error code (21920255) was added to cover 'Buy it Now' prices that exceed the maximum thresdhold for a category. If a seller specifies the 'Buy it Now' price at a value above this threshold, this error code is returned and the seller is blocked from listing/revising an item.

Documentation Changes and Errata - 1131

This section lists additional documentation changes and corrections that were made with this release and that are not already mentioned in New Features - 1131 and Changed Functionality - 1131.

None for this release.

Version 1129

Index of Changed Calls - 1129

Schema Changes - 1129

Announcements - 1129

New Features - 1129

Changed Functionality - 1129

Documentation Changes and Errata - 1129

For a current list of known issues, see Site Status Updates and the Knowledge Base.

Index of Changed Calls - 1129

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

Schema Changes - 1129

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.

Name Part of Schema Type of Change
CollectionMethodCodeType Type New (reserved for future use)
TaxDetailsType.CollectionMethod Field New (reserved for future use)

Announcements - 1129

Change Requests

See the API Site Status for announcements regarding recently resolved or current system wide issues. Visit the Developer Support page for support options and information on filing bugs.

Changes to eBay Collect and Remit Taxes

Beginning in early November, for orders subject to eBay 'Collect and Remit' taxes, PayPal will begin distributing order funds to the seller's account with the sales tax included. However, shortly after the order funds clear in the seller's account, the 'Collect and Remit' tax amount will be pulled by PayPal from the seller's account and then disributed to the appropriate taxing authority. Currently, PayPal is stripping this 'Collect and Remit' tax from the buyer's payment and directly submitting this amount to the appropriate taxing authority, and this tax amount never shows up in the sellers account.

eBay 'Collect and Remit' taxes include US state-mandated sales tax and 'Goods and Services' tax that is applicable to Australian and New Zealand sellers. To accomodate for these changes, the order management calls and the GetAccount call was updated. See the Changed Functionality section for more information about how these API calls are handling this logic change.

This change does not affect sellers that are already opted in to eBay managed payments. For these sellers, the sales tax amount will never be included in a seller payout.

New Features - 1129

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 - 1129.

None for this release.

Changed Functionality - 1129

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.

Update to OrderReport for eBay Collect and Remit Taxes

Beginning in early November, for orders subject to eBay 'Collect and Remit' taxes, PayPal will begin distributing order funds to the seller's account with the sales tax included. eBay 'Collect and Remit' taxes include US state-mandated sales tax and 'Goods and Services' tax that is applicable to Australian and New Zealand sellers. Due to this change, the following updates were made to OrderReport:

This change does not affect sellers that are already opted in to eBay managed payments. For these sellers, the sales tax amount will never be included in a seller payout. For sellers that are opted in to eBay managed payments, the 'Collect and Remit' tax will only be shown in the Transaction.eBayCollectAndRemitTaxes container, and not in the Transaction.Taxes. For sellers not opted in to eBay managed payments, both of these containers will appear in the response showing the 'Collect and Remit' tax details.

Documentation Changes and Errata - 1129

This section lists additional documentation changes and corrections that were made with this release and that are not already mentioned in New Features - 1129 and Changed Functionality - 1129.

None for this release.

Version 1113

Index of Changed Calls - 1113

Schema Changes - 1113

Announcements - 1113

New Features - 1113

Changed Functionality - 1113

Documentation Changes and Errata - 1113

For a current list of known issues, see Site Status Updates and the Knowledge Base.

Index of Changed Calls - 1113

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

Schema Changes - 1113

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.

No schema changes in this release.

Announcements - 1113

Change Requests

See the API Site Status for announcements regarding recently resolved or current system wide issues. Visit the Developer Support page for support options and information on filing bugs.

New Format for Order Identifiers Rolled Out

The new format for eBay orders has been implemented. The new format is a non-parsable string, globally unique across all eBay marketplaces, and consistent for both single line item and multiple line item orders. Unlike in the past, instead of just being known and exposed to the seller, these unique order identifiers will also be known and used/referenced by the buyer and eBay customer support. This new format will now appear in the order details section of the View Order Details page, in Seller Hub, in reports, and in email correspondence. Both the old format and the new order ID format will be supported in all API calls. See the Changed Functionality section for current details on how order IDs will work with Trading/Merchant Data API calls.

New Features - 1113

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 - 1113.

None for this release.

Changed Functionality - 1113

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.

Using Old or New Order ID Format in API calls.

The new format for eBay orders has been implemented, and this new format will now appear in the order details section of the View Order Details page, in Seller Hub, in reports, and in email correspondence.

Whether the old or new format for Order IDs is returned in OrderID fields in call responses is determined by the WSDL version being used and on the X-EBAY-API-COMPATIBILITY-LEVEL request header value. See below for more details on version control:

Note: The new order ID format will not be enabled to be returned with the SoldReport call. So, developers using SoldReport may want to consider using OrderReport instead.

Regardless of the WSDL version number or the X-EBAY-API-COMPATIBILITY-LEVEL, both old and new order ID formats can be used to identify an order in all call requests. These calls include the following:

eBay will support the old identifier format in legacy APIs until at least Q1 2020, but it is a good idea that developers integrate with the new format as soon as possible just for ease of management of orders, as only the new order ID format will be showing up elsewhere - Order Details, Seller Hub, email correspondence, etc.

If a user is using Version 1113 (or using an older version with the X-EBAY-API-COMPATIBILITY-LEVEL value set to '1113', the new order ID format will be seen in the OrderID field for the following call responses:

For the ExtendedOrderID field (returned in OrderReport), the new order ID format will be returned, regardless of the WSDL version number or compatibility level. The ExtendedOrderID was previously created to distinguish between legacy and REST API-based order identifiers. Now, with the rollout of the new order ID format, the same order identifiers will be used for both legacy and REST-based APIs, although the legacy APIs will support both the old and the new formats until 2020.

Documentation Changes and Errata - 1113

This section lists additional documentation changes and corrections that were made with this release and that are not already mentioned in New Features - 1113 and Changed Functionality - 1113.

Max Length Added for OrderID and ExtendedOrderID Fields

The maximum length has been published for all occurrences of OrderID and ExtendedOrderID fields. The maximum length is 40 characters. Previously, the maximum length value was not stated in the API documentation. This maximum length value applies to both the old and the new order ID format.

Version 1107

Index of Changed Calls - 1107

Schema Changes - 1107

Announcements - 1107

New Features - 1107

Changed Functionality - 1107

Documentation Changes and Errata - 1107

For a current list of known issues, see Site Status Updates and the Knowledge Base.

Index of Changed Calls - 1107

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

Schema Changes - 1107

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.

Name Part of Schema Type of Change
OrderType.OrderLineItemCount Field New

Announcements - 1107

Change Requests

See the API Site Status for announcements regarding recently resolved or current system wide issues. Visit the Developer Support page for support options and information on filing bugs.

New Features - 1107

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 - 1107.

None for this release.

Changed Functionality - 1107

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.

Format Change Coming to Order IDs

Starting in June 2019, eBay will start changing the format of order identifier values. The new format will be a non-parsable string, globally unique across all eBay marketplaces, and consistent for both single line item and multiple line item orders. These order identifiers will be automatically generated after buyer payment, and unlike in the past, instead of just being known and exposed to the seller, these unique order identifiers will also be known and used/referenced by the buyer and eBay customer support.

For developers and sellers who are already integrated with the Trading API's order management calls, this change shouldn't impact your integration unless you parse the existing order identifiers (e.g., OrderID or OrderLineItemID), or otherwise infer meaning from the format (e.g., differentiating between a single line item order versus a multiple line item order). Because we realize that some integrations may have logic that is dependent upon the identifier format, eBay is rolling out this Trading API change with version control to support a transition period of approximately 9 months before applications must switch to the new format completely.

During the transition period, developers/sellers will use the X-EBAY-API-COMPATIBILITY-LEVEL HTTP header in API calls to control whether the new or old OrderID format is returned in all Trading API call response payloads. The compatibility version is expected to be Version 1113. During the transition period and even after, the new and old OrderID formats will still be supported in all Trading API call request payloads. After the transition period (which will be announced), only the new OrderID format will be returned in all Trading API call response payloads, regardless of the Trading WSDL version used or specified compatibility level.

You can read more about this change in the Spring 2019 Seller Updates.

Change to 'GTC' Automatic Renewal Schedule

Starting July 1, 2019, the Good 'Til Cancelled renewal schedule will be modified from every 30 days to once per calendar month. For example, if a GTC listing is created July 5, the next monthly renewal date will be August 5. If a GTC listing is created on the 31st of the month, but the following month only has 30 days, the renewal will happen on the 30th in the following month. Finally, if a GTC listing is created on January 29-31, the renewal will happen on February 28th (or 29th during a 'Leap Year'). You can read more about this change in the Spring 2019 Seller Updates.

Documentation Changes and Errata - 1107

This section lists additional documentation changes and corrections that were made with this release and that are not already mentioned in New Features - 1107 and Changed Functionality - 1107.

Corrected the Occurrence Value of CityName Field

The occurrence value of the CityName field of AddressType was incorrectly stated as 'Always' being returned. This was not correct, and the occurrence value was changed to 'Conditionally' returned instead. Although most addresses include a city name, some do not. For example, Singapore is an island city-state, and the CityName field would not be applicable to any address in Singapore.

Added Note About Buyer's Email Address Being Masked After Two Weeks

For OrderReport, the buyer's email address will be returned (to the seller only) for orders less than two weeks old, but for orders that occurred more than two weeks in the past, the buyer's email address will no longer be returned. The Buyer.Email field will still be returned, but 'dummy data', such as Invalid Request will replace the actual email address.

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