This container is used to define/revise multiple variations for a new or existing Selling Manager Product record. This container is only applicable if the new or existing Selling Manager Product record will ultimately be converted to a multiple-variation, fixed-price listing on an eBay Marketplace.
Note that Item Specifics that all product variations share are actually set in the ItemSpecifics container, the Variations.Pictures container is used to specify URLs for all pictures that will end up in the listing, the Variations.VariationSpecificsSet container is used to set all available options for the aspects that all product variations share (such as 'Color' and 'Size'), and a Variations.Variation container is need to define each variation, including its defining aspects (such as 'Blue, Large'), quantity available, price, SKU value (if applicable) and any eBay Product ID (ePID) or GTIN (UPC, EAN, ISBN) value asssociated with the variation.
Not all eBay listing categories support multiple-variation listings, so it might be a good idea to run a GetCategoryFeatures call on one or more categories, and include a FeatureID filter set to a value of
ItemSpecificsEnabled. If the listing category supports multiple-variation listings, a
ItemSpecificsEnabled tag will get returned for the category with a value of
This container is returned in a GetSellingManagerInventory call only if variations are defined in the Selling Manager Product.
See the Field Index
to learn which calls use Variations.