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Selling Integration Guide

This guide addresses how to develop an eBay selling application. It covers the following high-level topics:

  • Developing an eBay selling application
  • Configuring eBay seller accounts using the Account API
  • Using the Taxonomy API to:
    • Determine the category in which to list or promote an item
    • Discover the required and optional aspects to include in the listing
  • Retrieving eBay marketplace details and policies that help you list items using the Metadata API
  • Using the Catalog API to match eBay catalog products to seller inventory
  • Using the Inventory API to:
    • Add items to the seller's inventory
    • Create item listings from the seller's inventory
    • Manage the items in the seller's inventory
  • Creating draft listings on eBay for your seller using the Listing API
  • Marketing a seller's inventory using the Marketing API
  • Creating and uploading videos to promote a seller's inventory using the Media API
  • Determining which items are good candidates for a Promoted Listings campaign with the Recommendation API
  • Reaching out to buys with discount offers using the Negotiation API
  • Handling order shipping using the Fulfillment API
  • Using the Feed API to:
    • Generate and retrieve order reports
    • Generate and retrieve seller data metrics reports for supported service metrics
    • Create a schedule (based off of a template) that periodically generates reports
    • Integrate with feed types that provide sellers a complete and scalable deep integration with existing/in-house ERP (LMS client)
    • Provide feed types for sellers having a hybrid-business workflow. These feed types leverage Seller Hubs’ UI-based file feeds and adds programmatic integrations (File Exchange client).
  • Growing your business using the seller data retrieved with the Analytics API
  • Using listings to donate to charitable causes using the Charity API.