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This method clones (makes a copy of) the specified campaign.

To clone a campaign, supply the campaign_id as a path parameter in your call, there is no call payload.

The ID of the newly-cloned campaign is returned in the Location response header.

Call getCampaigns to retrieve a seller's current campaign IDs

Requirement: In order to clone a campaign, the campaignStatus must be ENDED and the campaign must define a set of selection rules (it must be a rules-based campaign).


Resource URI (production)


URI parameters

campaign_idstringA unique eBay-assigned ID for an ad campaign that's generated when a campaign is created. Get a seller's campaign IDs by calling getCampaigns.

Occurrence: Required

HTTP request headers

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

In addition, this method requires you to include the Content-Type header and its value should be set to "application/json". See HTTP request headers- opens rest request components page for details.

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

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Request fields

Input container/fieldTypeDescription

A seller-defined name for the newly-cloned campaign. This value must be unique for the seller.

You can use any alphanumeric characters in the name, except the less than (<) or greater than (>) characters.

Max length: 80 characters

Occurrence: Required


The date and time the campaign ends, in UTC format (yyyy-MM-ddThh:mm:ssZ). If this field is blank (code>null), it indicates a campaign that has no end date. For display purposes, convert this time into the local time of the seller.

Occurrence: Optional


This field specifies the funding model that defines how the Promoted Listing fee is calculated for the cloned campaign. The seller is assessed the fee if an item sells via a Promoted Listings action (such as buyer clicking on a Promoted Listings ad).

currently, the only funding model supported is COST_PER_SALE.

Occurrence: Required


The user-defined bid percentage (also known as the ad rate) sets the level that eBay increases the visibility in search results for the associated listing. The higher the bidPercentage value, the more eBay promotes the listing.

The value specified here is also used to calculate the Promoted Listings fee. This percentage value is multiplied by the final sales price to determine the fee.

The Promoted Listings fee is determined at the time the transaction completes and the seller is assessed the fee only when an item sells through a Promoted Listings ad campaign.

bidPercentage is a single precision value that is guided by the following rules:

  • These values are valid:
       1,    1.0,    4.1,
       5.0,    5.5, ...
  • These values are not valid:
       0.01,    10.75,    99.99,
       and so on.

If a bid percentage is not provided for an ad, eBay uses the default bid percentage of the associated campaign.

Minimum value: 1.0
Maximum value: 100.0

Occurrence: Required


Indicates the model that eBay uses to calculate the Promoted Listings fee. Currently, only COST_PER_SALE is supported.


Occurrence: Required


The date and time the cloned campaign starts, in UTC format (yyyy-MM-ddThh:mm:ssZ). For display purposes, convert this time into the local time of the seller.

On the date specified, the service derives the keywords for each listing in the campaign, creates an ad for each listing, and associates each new ad with the campaign. The campaign starts after this process is completed. The amount of time it takes the service to start the campaign depends on the number of listings in the campaign. Call getCampaign to check the status of the campaign.

Occurrence: Required


HTTP response headers

See HTTP response headers for details.

LocationThe location response header contains the URL to the cloned campaign. The URL includes the eBay-assigned campaignId, which you can use to reference the newly created campaign.

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.

400Bad Request
404Not Found
409Business error
500Internal Server error

Error codes

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

35001API_MARKETINGAPPLICATIONThere was a problem with an eBay internal system or process. Contact eBay Developer Technical Support for assistance.
35002API_MARKETINGAPPLICATIONInternal error. Please wait a few minutes and try the call again.
35006API_MARKETINGREQUEST'fundingStrategy' is required for this call.
35007API_MARKETINGREQUESTThe 'bidPercentage' {bidPercentage} is not valid. The bid percentage should be a single precision value. Minimum value: {minBidPercent} , Maximum value:{maxBidPercent}. Example of valid values: 4.1, 4.10, 5.5, 5.0, etc. Invalid values: 4.44, 8.11, etc.
35019API_MARKETINGREQUESTCampaign name is required for this call.
35020API_MARKETINGREQUESTThe campaign name cannot be more than {maxCampaignNameLength} characters.
35021API_MARKETINGREQUESTA campaign with the name of {campaignName} already exists. Please provide a different name.
35023API_MARKETINGREQUESTThe request contains invalid characters. {notAllowedCharacters} are not allowed.
35024API_MARKETINGREQUESTThe campaign start date {startDate} cannot be after the end date {endDate}.
35025API_MARKETINGREQUESTA campaign start date is required.
35026API_MARKETINGREQUESTA campaign start or end date {date} cannot be in the past.
35038API_MARKETINGREQUESTThe funding model is required. Valid values for 'fundingModel' are: {fundingModelValues}.
35045API_MARKETINGREQUESTNo campaign found for 'campaign_id' {campaign_id}.
35062API_MARKETINGBUSINESSThe campaign with 'campaign_id' {campaign_id} has not ended yet. cloneCampaign is supported only for criterion based campaigns that have ended.
35065API_MARKETINGBUSINESSThis operation is only supported for criterion based campaigns.
35077API_MARKETINGBUSINESSTo use Promoted Listings, you need to improve your seller level to Top Rated or Above Standard and have enough recent sales activity.
35078API_MARKETINGBUSINESSTo gain access to Promoted Listings, you must be in good standing with recent sales activity.


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: Clones a Campaign

This sample clones the campaign with the ID of 1********4. The new campaign is named "Fall Sale". It starts on Sep. 24, ends on Oct. 25, and the bid percentage is 15%.


Pass the campaign ID of the campaign to clone using the campaign_id URI parameter. In the payload, pass the campaignName, startDate, endDate, fundingStrategy.bidPercentage, and fundingStrategy.fundingModel fields for the cloned campaign.



A successful call returns the HTTP status code 201 Created.

In addition, the response includes a location response header that contains the URI to the newly created campaign. This method has no response payload.