account APIv1.6.3


This method deletes a return policy. Supply the ID of the policy you want to delete in the returnPolicyId path parameter. Note that you cannot delete the default return policy.


Resource URI (production)


URI parameters

return_policy_idstringThis path parameter specifies the ID of the return policy you want to delete.

Occurrence: Required

HTTP request headers

All requests made to eBay REST operations require you to provide the Authorization HTTP header for authentication authorization.

OAuth scope

This request requires an access token created with the authorization code grant flow, using one or more scopes from the following list (please check your Application Keys page for a list of OAuth scopes available to your application):

See OAuth access tokens for more information.


HTTP response headers

HTTP status codes

This call can return one of the following HTTP status codes. For an overview of the status codes, see HTTP status codes in Using eBay RESTful APIs.

204No Content
400Bad Request
404Not Found
500Internal Server Error

Error codes

For more on errors, plus the codes of other common errors, see Handling errors.

20401API_ACCOUNTREQUESTMissing field {fieldName}. {additionalInfo}
20402API_ACCOUNTREQUESTInvalid input. {additionalInfo}
20404API_ACCOUNTREQUEST{fieldName} not found.
20409API_ACCOUNTBUSINESSInvalid default policy type. {additionalInfo}
20501API_ACCOUNTAPPLICATIONService unavailable. Please try again in next 24 hours.
21409API_ACCOUNTBUSINESSInvalid default for category type. {additionalInfo}
22409API_ACCOUNTBUSINESSInvalid target default policy. {additionalInfo}



New to making API calls? Please see Making a Call.

Note: Identifiers, such as order IDs or user IDs, and personal data in these samples might be anonymized or may no longer be active on eBay. If necessary, substitute current, relevant eBay data in your requests.

Sample 1: Delete a Return Policy

This example deleted an existing return policy.


Specify the policy you want to delete by supplying the unique ID of the policy in the returnPolicyID path parameter.


A successful call returns the HTTP status code 204 No content. This method has no response payload.