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the eBay sandbox
The eBay Developers Program Sandbox is a test environment that represents a 'mini' eBay site.
The Sandbox provides the most important features of the eBay site, allowing you to build and test your application in a non-production environment. The eBay Sandbox supports both API testing as well as site testing via the GUI interface.
The Sandbox supports all API function calls for US and international sites. The sandbox GUI supports a large subset of the features that are available on the production eBay.com site. This subset consists of the pages that are most pertinent to the development of third party tools, but not necessarily all eBay features are supported. The list below is a representation of the high-level features currently supported in the sandbox.
All API Function Calls
Sell Your Item Flow
Bidding, Buy It Now and Fixed Price Purchases
View Item Page
My eBay – Buying, Selling and Feedback Tabs
Browse for Category Listings
Search by Title and Description
Search by Seller
Sandbox Status and Other Links
If you encounter a problem while testing in the Sandbox, please use the following resources for further information.
– Status board with up-to-date announcements regarding operational issues in the sandbox and known issues
– FAQs, Tips, and Tricks on testing in the sandbox
– The forums are a resource to ask sandbox related questions to other developers
Accessing the Sandbox
When testing in the sandbox, API calls should be posted to the Sandbox Gateway URL https://api.sandbox.ebay.com/ws/api.dll. The sandbox GUI site is located at
and can be used to view your test transactions and test the complete auction cycle.
You must register and validate
to use any of the features that require you to log in on the Sandbox site. Production eBay UserIDs and Passwords will not work in the Sandbox environment.
For all API calls to the Sandbox, use HTTPS/SSL and the
information you received when you joined the program.
if you did not receive an email with the Confirmation Code needed to retrieve your Sandbox Keys
eBay Live Site Annoucement
API Site Status Updates
API License Agreement
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