browse APIv1_beta.11.0

API Reference : Resources

The Browse API has the following resources:

  • item_summary: Lets shoppers search for specific items by keyword, GTIN, category, product, or item aspects and refine the results by using filters.
  • item: Lets you retrieve the details of a specific item or all the items in an item group, which is an item with variations such as color and size. This resource also provides a bridge between the eBay legacy APIs, such as Trading and Finding, and the RESTful APIs, such as Browse, which use different formats for the item IDs. You can use the Browse API to retrieve the basic details of the item and the RESTful item ID using a legacy item ID.


Method NameHTTP MethodPathSummarySamples
Searches for eBay items by various URI query parameters and retrieves summaries of the items.

Optionally, you can also apply field filters, return refinements, such as condition or category, sort the result set, and control the number of items returned in the result set.

View search - /item_summary/search


Method NameHTTP MethodPathSummarySamples
Retrieves the details of the specified item.View getItem - /item/{item_id}
Retrieves item details and returns the REST ID of an item using a legacy ID.

Legacy IDs are returned by eBay traditional APIs, such as the Trading API or Finding API.
View getItemByLegacyId - /item/get_item_by_legacy_id
Retrieves the details of all the individual items (variations) in the specified item group.View getItemsByItemGroup - /item/get_items_by_item_group