What’s new

This topic describes updates to the Merchant Integration Platform.

Last updated: January 2022

The following features and capabilities have been recently added to MIP:

Release Date

Feature Description

January 2022

Added support for Extended Producer Responsibility and compliance policies through listing creation and orders. See Distribution feed definitions, Combined Feed Definitions, and Sample feed and response files. Use Extended Producer Responsibility to provide IDs for the producer or importer related to the new item, and compliance policies to specify custom policy IDs. A custom policy ID refers to the relevant policy created for compliance and other purposes.

August, 2021

Due to security concerns with Cipher Block Chaining (CBC) and MD5 encryption when using the SFTP server, a number of CBC mode ciphers and MD5 MACs have been deprecated. See Using MIP with sFTP for details.

July 2021

Added a new eBayReferenceName field for describing VAT (Value Added Tax) for sales involving regions where VAT is applicable (see Distribution feed definitions and Sample feed and response files).

The field contains an eBay Tax Number and also possesses a Name attribute, which delineates the region for which the VAT is applied.

May 2021

Added support for secondary categories and private listings to the distribution feed type (see Distribution feed definitions and Sample feed and response files).

  • Use secondary categories to list the item under two categories. A fee may be charged when adding a secondary category to a listing.
  • With private listings, the user IDs of buyers/bidders are only shown to the seller of the listing, and not to any other eBay users

Other miscellaneous document updates.

Jan 2021
Nov 2019
July 2019
May 2019
  • Support for catalog change requests has been removed.

Oct 2018

  • Increased number of attributes from 25 to 30.

Aug 2018

  • Added catalog request and catalog request status feeds, response files, and sample files.

Mar 2018

  • Added delete inventory and product search feeds, response files, and sample files
  • Added multi-channel listing capability
  • Added support for Product-based Shopping Experience
  • Product feeds now include using ePIDs to identify product listings.
  • Using the product search feed, users can specify an ePID or other criteria to search for catalog products.

Feb 2018

  • Added ePID, MPN, and Brand fields to product and combined-product feeds
  • Added fulfillment capability to location feed
  • Increased max compatibilities from 100 to 3000 in the distribution feed
  • Increased standard image (Picture URL) quantity from 12 to 24
  • Increased group images (Picture URL) from 1 to 12
  • Multiple carriers and tracking numbers per item allowed in Order Fulfillment feeds.

Nov 2017

  • Added buy online, pickup-in-store sample files.
  • Added classification and item-specifics feeds to provide detailed information and better search capabilities for buyers.

Oct 2017

  • Added buy online, pickup-in-store capability

Aug 2017

  • inventory feeds update the prices and available quantities of products already on the eBay site.
  • Location feeds update the eBay sites where the items are listed.
  • Description templates allow experienced users to create their own look and feel for their listings on eBay.

Jul 2017

  • Sample files are available for most feed types.

May 2017

  • A new version of channel management replaces global settings. It allows channelization operation and the ability to set a default channel.

Jan 2017

  • Support for unzipped feed files. You can upload feed files either zipped or unzipped.
  • A new combined product feed that you can optionally use instead of separate product, availability, and distribution feeds.
  • You can run different feed types in parallel for more convenient feed management.
  • You can set response files to be in either CSV or XML format.
  • Redesigned response file structure that is unified across product, distribution, and availability feeds.
  • You can set the warehouse location only with the MIP user interface.
  • When a feed contains duplicate SKUs, only the first occurrence of the SKU is processed. Subsequent duplicate SKUs are ignored.
  • Order Ack is now supported in the feed type Order Fulfillment.