finances API1.3.0


This method retrieves details on a specific seller payout. The unique identfier of the payout is passed in as a path parameter at the end of the call URI.

The getPayouts method can be used to retrieve the unique identifier of a payout, or the user can check Seller Hub.


Resource URI (production)


URI parameters

payout_IdstringThe unique identfier of the payout is passed in as a path parameter at the end of the call URI.

The getPayouts method can be used to retrieve the unique identifier of a payout, or the user can check Seller Hub to get the payout ID.

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

Output container/fieldTypeDescription
amountAmountThis the total amount of the seller payout. The container shows the dollar amount of the payout and the currency used. The value of the payout is always shown, even if the payout has failed.

Occurrence: Always

amount.currencyCurrencyCodeEnumA three-letter ISO 4217 code that indicates the currency of the amount in the value field. This field is always returned with the amount container.

Default: The currency of the authenticated user's country.

Occurrence: Conditional

amount.valuestringThe monetary amount, in the currency specified by the currency field. This field is always returned with the amount container.

Occurrence: Conditional

lastAttemptedPayoutDatestringThis timestamp indicates the date/time when eBay last attempted to process a seller payout but it failed. This field is only returned if a seller payout fails, and the payoutStatus value shows RETRYABLE_FAILED or TERMINAL_FAILED. A seller can filter on the lastAttemptedPayoutDate in a getPayouts request.

Occurrence: Conditional

payoutDatestringThis timestamp indicates when the seller payout began processing. The following format is used: YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SS.SSSZ. For example, 2015-08-04T19:09:02.768Z. This field is still returned even if the payout was pending but failed (payoutStatus value shows RETRYABLE_FAILED or TERMINAL_FAILED).

Occurrence: Always

payoutIdstringThe unique identifier of the seller payout. This identifier is generated once eBay begins processing the payout to the seller's bank account.

Occurrence: Always

payoutInstrumentPayoutInstrumentThis container provides details about the seller's account that received (or is scheduled to receive) the payout. This container is still returned even if the payout failed.

Occurrence: Always

payoutInstrument.accountLastFourDigitsstringThis string value is the last four digits of the seller's account number.

Occurrence: Always

payoutInstrument.instrumentTypestringThis string value indicates the type of account that received the payout. At this time, seller payouts can only be distributed to bank acounts, so the string value returned in this field will always be BankAccount.

Occurrence: Always

payoutInstrument.nicknamestringThis string value is a seller-provided nickname that the seller uses to represent the bank account.

Occurrence: Always

payoutStatusPayoutStatusEnumThis enumeration value indicates the current status of the seller payout. For a successful payout, the value returned will be SUCCEEDED. See the PayoutStatusEnum type for more details on each payout status value.

Occurrence: Always

payoutStatusDescriptionstringThis field provides more details about the current status of payout. The description returned here will correspond with enumeration value returned in the payoutStatus field. The following shows what description text might appear based on the different payoutStatus values:
  • INITIATED: Preparing to send
  • SUCCEEDED: Funds sent
  • REVERSED: Waiting to retry : Money rejected by seller's bank
  • RETRYABLE_FAILED: Waiting to retry
  • TERMINAL_FAILED: Payout failed

Occurrence: Always

transactionCountintegerThis integer value indicates the number of monetary transactions (all orders, refunds, and credits, etc.) that have occurred with the corresponding payout. Its value should always be at least 1, since there is at least one order per seller payout.

Occurrence: Always

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.

404Not found
500Internal Server Error

Error codes

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

135000API_FINANCESAPPLICATIONThere was a problem with an eBay internal system or process. Contact eBay developer support for assistance.
135001API_FINANCESREQUESTThe payout id was not found.



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: Get a Seller Payout

This sample retrieves a seller payout corresponding to the provided payout ID.


The payout ID is passed in at the end of the call URI.


A successful call returns details of the specified seller payout.