eBay Trading APIVersion 1235


Contains a seller's cut off time preferences for same day handling for item shipping.

Types that use DispatchCutoffTimePreferencesType:

Calls that use DispatchCutoffTimePreferencesType:


CutoffTime ( time ) [0..1]
If the seller specifies a DispatchTimeMax value of 0 to indicate same-day handling for an item, the seller's shipping commitment depends on the value of CutoffTime for the eBay site on which the item is listed.

For orders placed (and cleared payment received) before the indicated cut off time, the item must be shipped by the end of the current day. For orders completed on or after the cut off time, the item must be shipped by the end of the following day (excluding weekends and local holidays).

Note: For sellers opted in to the feature that supports different order cutoff times for each business day, the order cutoff time is not applicable. This cutoff time cannot be changed with the SetUserPreferences call, and the value returned in the GetUserPreferences call may not be accurate if the seller has customized this cutoff time for one or more business days. In order for the seller to change and/or confirm the actual order cutoff times for same-day handling, that seller should go to Shipping Preferences in My eBay. CutoffTime has a default initial value for each eBay site, but you can use SetUserPreferences to override the default for individual sellers. The default value for most eBay sites is 2:00PM local time. Enter times in 30 minute increments from the top of the hour. That is, enter values either on the hour (:00) or 30 minutes past the hour (:30). Other values will be rounded down to the next closest 30 minute increment. Times entered should be local to the value provided for TimeZoneID.
See the Field Index to learn which calls use CutoffTime.