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Important: Due to EU & UK Payments Regulatory Requirements, an additional security verification via Digital Signatures is required for certain API calls that are made on behalf of EU/UK seller. Please refer to Digital Signatures for APIs to learn more on the impacted APIs and the process to create signature to be included in the HTTP payload.

eBay APIs support a large number of applications and serve billions of API calls every month. To maintain a high level of availability and provide superior quality of service, eBay limits the API call usage. The limits on the total calls and the rate at which the calls can be made depend on the API.

If your volume increases, you can get higher limits after completing our Application Growth Check.

After you join the eBay Developers Program and get your application keyset, you can start using eBay APIs immediately. The default call limits on the eBay APIs allow you to test and explore the API capabilities. Many applications are able to perform all capabilities using the default limits. If you need higher call limits, you can complete our Application Growth Check, to verify that your application is adhering to eBay's API License Agreement, and that you've made the most efficient use of the APIs you've implemented.

The following table provides the default API call limit rates for individuals and smaller businesses.

API Category API Name Default Call Limits
Sell APIs Account API 25,000 API calls per day
Analytics API 100 API calls per day
Compliance API 5,000 API calls per day
Feed API 100,000 API calls per day
Finances API 15,000 API calls per day
Fulfillment API 100,000 API calls per day
Inventory API 2 Million API calls per day
Logistics API 2.5 Million API calls per day
Marketing Promotion API 10,000 API calls per day
Marketing Ads API 10,000 API calls per day
Metadata API 5,000 API calls per day
Buy APIs Browse API* 5,000 API calls per day
Deal API* 5,000 API calls per day
Feed* 10,000 API calls per day
Marketing* 5,000 API calls per day
Offer* 5,000 API calls per day
Order* 5,000 API calls per day
Commerce APIs Catalog 10,000 API calls per day
Charity 5,000 API calls per day
Identity 5,000 API calls per day
Media 5,000 API calls per day
Notification 5,000 API calls per day
Taxonomy 5,000 API calls per day
Translation (beta) 5,000 API calls per day
Developer APIs Analytics APIs 5,000 API calls per day
Traditional Searching APIs Finding API 5,000 API calls per day
Traditional Shopping/Buying APIs Shopping API 5,000 API calls per day
Merchandising API 5,000 API calls per day
Client Alerts API 5 calls per minute per session
5,000 calls per day per session
Traditional Selling APIs Trading API 5,000 API calls per day
Business Policies API
(deprecated)
5,000 API calls per day
Product API 5,000 API calls per day
Product Metadata API 5,000 API calls per day
Listing Recommendation API 5,000 API calls per day
Client Alerts API 5 calls per minute per session
5,000 calls per day per session
After Sale APIs Post-Order API Each resource within the Post-Order API has its own separate call limit:
  • Cancellation: 5,000 API calls per day
  • Case Management: 5,000 API calls per day
  • Inquiry: 5,000 API calls per day
  • Return: 5,000 API calls per day

* Buy APIs require an additional license. See the API documentation for details.

Additional user restrictions apply. See the API documentation for details.

For OAuth token call limit details, see Access token rate limits and best practices.