The Finding API provides programmatic access to the search capabilities on the eBay platform. It lets you search and browse for items listed on eBay, and provides useful metadata to refine searches and enhance the search experience.

eBay affiliates can use this API to build search and browse capabilities into bidding and buying applications. Sellers need to understand how searching and browsing works so they can optimize their listings for better search visibility. If you are interested in becoming an eBay affiliate, please visit the eBay Partner Network page.

This Users Guide provides the following information to help you get started with the Finding API:

Note: The Finding API uses the same technology used to power the eBay site search. However, due to application logic employed by the eBay site, site search results may not always match identically with the results returned by the API for similar search criteria.