On the eBay marketplace, user preferences can be viewed and set on the user's My eBay pages. In an application, managing some of these user preferences is supported by SetUserPreferences and GetUserPreferences. Some of the user preferences that can be retrieved or set include the following:

  • Offer combined invoice preferences
  • Same-day shipping preferences
  • Unpaid Item preferences
  • Business Policies opt-in status. Customers can enable Business Policies in their Sandbox account by going to the Business Policies Sandbox Opt-in page.

By using calls to manage a user's preferences, an application can improve the user experience because the user does not have to be redirected to the eBay marketplace to change certain preferences. Note that for privacy, legal, or other reasons, some user preferences can only be updated by the user through the eBay marketplace.