Sellers can use this field to exclude one or more international regions, countries, or special domestic locations (such as 'PO Box' in US or 'Packstation' in Germany) as possible shipping locations. To obtain valid 'exclude Ship-To locations', the seller must call GeteBayDetails, using ExcludeShipppingLocationDetails as a DetailName value in the request, and then scan the ExcludeShippingLocationDetails.Location values that are returned in the response. The seller may include as many valid excludeShipToLocation values as necessary based on where they are not willing to ship an item.
If a buyer's primary ship-to location is a location that the seller has listed as an excluded ship-to location, that buyer will receive an error message if they attempt to buy or place a bid on your item.
This field works in conjunction with the shipToLocation values to create a set of international regions, countries, and domestic locations to where the seller will (and will not) ship. You can list a region in the shipToLocation field, then exclude specific countries within that region with this field. For example, you can specify 'Africa' as a shipToLocation value, yet exclude Egypt by including an excludeShipToLocation field with its value set to 'EG', which is Egypt's two-digit country code. In addition, if a seller used only one shipToLocation value and set it to 'Worldwide', that seller can use one or more excludeShipToLocation fields to exclude one or more international regions, countries, or special domestic locations as possible shipping destinations.
Each excluded ship-to location is returned with shipping policies returned in the getSellerProfiles, addSellerProfile, or setSellerProfile calls.
See the Field Index
to learn which calls use excludeShipToLocation.