Learn about eBay Web Services products and upcoming product releases and feature enhancements.
The eBay platform offers an unprecedented opportunity to build a new eBay business or expand your current business, reach new customers, and create a potential new stream of revenue. Leverage the resources of the eBay Developers Program to tap into eBay's marketplace of over 200 million users with tools and services that meet the diverse needs of buyers and sellers on eBay.
eBay Web Services
eBay Web Services enable third-party developers to create innovative solutions that tap into the power of eBay. Developers can build custom applications, tools, and services that leverage the eBay marketplace in new ways in the areas of selling, searching, buying, user, and post-transaction processing.
Some examples of successful applications built using eBay Web Services include:
- Selling and buying: Manage listing, bidding, checkout and shipping tasks
- Searching: Customized interfaces for searching the eBay marketplace
- Affiliate: Tools to drive buyers to eBay
- Customer service: Feedback, customer communications
- Merchandising: Content and listing design
- Wireless: Mobile applications for searching and re-bidding on eBay
- Interactive television: Delivering the eBay experience to the set-top box
eBay Web Services are grouped by functional- and security-based similarity:
eBay Shopping Web Services
eBay Shopping Web Services offer access to public read-only data such as searching for items, products, and eBay member profiles.
eBay Trading Web Services
eBay Trading Web Services offer authenticated access to private eBay data to enable automation and innovation in the areas of listing items, retrieving seller sales status, managing post-transaction fulfillment, and accessing private user information such as My eBay and Feedback details.
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eBay's fast paced development cycle enables continuous delivery of new APIs and feature enhancements to the eBay Web Services product offering. Our Product Roadmap section includes timelines and descriptions of upcoming features on the eBay platform, to enable developers to anticipate changes and facilitate development planning.