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This method deletes a return policy. Supply the ID of the policy you want to delete in the returnPolicyId path parameter.


Resource URI


This method is supported in Sandbox environment. To access the endpoint, just replace the root URI with

URI parameters

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

This ID can be retrieved for a return policy by using the getReturnPolicies method.

Occurrence: Required

HTTP request headers

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

All other standard RESTful request headers are optional. For more information on standard RESTful request headers, see the HTTP request headers- opens rest request components page table.

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.

Request payload

This call has no payload.

Request fields

This call has no field definitions.


HTTP response headers

This call has no response headers.

Response payload

This call has no payload.

Response fields

This call has no field definitions.

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}


This call has no warnings.


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.