About distribution feeds
This topic describes distribution feeds, the requirements to use them, the definitions of the elements they can contain, and explains how to create a distribution feed file. It contains the following sections:
A distribution feed is a CSV or XML file that you upload to MIP. It contains policies for payment, shipping and returns, as well as pricing, category and sales channel information for your SKUs.
Use a distribution feeds to update changes in the price of a SKU. Distribution feeds should be uploaded after the product feed and the availability feed the first time a SKU is processed.
Distribution feeds must contain:
- Sales channel information, such as which eBay sites to list the item
- Item price, including strike-through price and minimum advertised price options, plus tax if applicable
- Special features, such as
eBay Now, Buy Online-Pickup In store, and On eBayor Off eBaylistings
- References to payment, shipping, and return business policies, plus shipping policy overrides if needed
You can upload distribution feeds multiple times per hour.
- You can upload up to 10 feeds at a time, but only one distribution feed will be processed at a time, in the order they are queued on the server.
Don’t use distribution feeds to add or update
If you used a previous version of MIP, note that some of the elements have been reorganized in this version of MIP and are now located in other feeds. For example, the element
If you are using a custom distribution feed, the feed file format (XML or CSV) must be defined in your
This example shows how to revise the product price in a listing:
- Open the following link: https://www.mip.ebay.com/settings/feedschema
- Open the distribution feed sample file and edit the price information for your SKUs. As needed, see the field definitions in Distribution feed definitions.
- Save the file with an appropriate name in your folder.
- Upload the distribution feed file to eBay.