eBay is a truly global marketplace with 174M buyers in 190 markets. So, our primary goal is to connect buyers and sellers around the world. It is crucial to our seller community to cross the language barrier and amplify reach. Machine translation is one of the key contributors to promoting cross-border trade on eBay. It is a considerable remover of friction.
eBay Connect, the annual developer conference, took place in June at eBay's main office in San Jose, CA. Attendees got an inside look at eBay’s newest APIs and top initiatives. Although the conference was not open to all developers, we'd like to share some of the insights and resources with the entire developer community.
eBay requires sellers to specify the item location when they list an item. Although sellers can specify item location as either a valid postal code or as a free-text string identifying the location, sellers should use postal code to specify item location, whenever possible.
eBay announced changes to the way taxes are processed in situations where eBay collects and remits taxes on behalf of sellers.
There are corresponding API changes to address this new behavior.
eBay releases the Negotiation API, which lets sellers send discount offers to the buyers who have shown an interest in the seller's listings.
(Updated: 29-OCT-2019) Starting on March 31, 2020, the eBay Finding API will work over HTTPS only. Any requests submitted via HTTP will fail (applies to both sandbox and production environments). Both environments support HTTPS currently.