feed APIv1_beta.2.0

Feed API Overview


Technical overview

Using the Feed API, you can create a rich selection of items and products for your buyers.

This API uses the following resource:

  • item - returns a daily gzip file of newly listed items in a category for a specific date. The item details are returned, excluding the item descriptions
  • item_description - returns a daily gzip file of the descriptions of the newly listed items in a category for a specific date

For more details, see Buying Integration Guide.

Business use cases

When used with the other Buy APIs, the Feed API lets you create shopping/buying opportunities virtually anywhere. For example, your buyers can have a seamless buying experience woven into a social application. This section outlines the high-level use cases for the Feed API.

Get a daily feed of newly listed items

You can download a feed file each day that contains the newly listed items and a feed file that contains the descriptions for these items in a category.

Curate the items

You can curating the items by any of the fields returned in the feed file to create a shopping experience specifically for your shoppers.

API restrictions

Please note the following constraints for the Feed API.

Note: In addition to the Feed API restrictions below, there are also requirements for using the Buy APIs. For more information, see Buy APIs Requirements.

Regional/site constraints

The Feed API is currently supported for the following eBay sites.

  • EBAY-US - eBay USA (ebay.com)

eBay policies and rules

Although the eBay Buy APIs are available for anyone to use in eBay's sandbox environment, use of the APIs in production is restricted. Users must meet standard eligibility requirements, get approvals from eBay support organizations, and sign contracts with eBay and PayPal to access the Buy APIs in production.

See Buy APIs Requirements in the Buying Integration Guide for more information.