The description of the product. The description of an existing inventory item can be added or modified with a createOrReplaceInventoryItem
call. The description of an inventory item is automatically populated if the seller specifies an eBay Product ID (ePID) or a Global Trade Item Number (GTIN) and eBay is able to find a matching product in the eBay Catalog.
Note that this field is optional but recommended. If a listingDescription
field is omitted when creating and publishing a single-variation offer, the text in this field will be used instead. If neither the product.description
field for the inventory item nor the listingDescription
field for the offer exist, the publishOffer
call will fail. If the inventory item will be part of an inventory item group/multiple-variation listing, this field should definitely be used to specify how the corresponding product variation is different (e.g. This is the green, extra-large version of the shirt
). However, in the case of an inventory item group, the text in the description
field of the inventory item group will become the listing description of the actual eBay listing instead of the text in this field.
Basic HTML tags are supported, including the following tags:
- Table tags including <table>, <tr>, <td>, <th>, <thead>, <tfoot>, <tbody>, <caption>, <colgroup>, and <col>
This field is returned if defined for an inventory item. If one of the GTIN types (e.g. UPC) was passed in when the inventory item was created/modified and a product match was found in the eBay catalog, product description is one of the details that gets picked up from the catalog product.Max Length