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.

The default API rate limits are designed for individuals and smaller businesses. If your volume increases, you can get higher limits after completing our  Compatible Application Check process.

Check your API Call Use Report periodically to verify your current daily limits and your daily call volume. For call limits, a day starts at 00:00:00 Pacific time (midnight) and ends at 11:59:59 Pacific time.

To pull current call limits and usage for RESTful APIs, use the Analytics API.

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
Inventory API 2 Million API calls per day
Fulfillment API 100,000 API calls per day
Marketing API 10,000 API calls per day
Analytics API 100 API calls per day
Metadata API 5,000 API calls per day
Compliance API 5,000 API calls per day
Logistics API 2.5 Million API calls per day
Listing API 5,000 API calls per day
Feed API 100,000 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
Translation (beta) 5,000 API calls per day
Taxonomy 5,000 API calls per day
Developer APIs Analytics APIs Use the Analytics API for current call limits and usage.
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
PlaceOffer * See the Trading API limits (under Traditional Selling APIs).
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
Post-Order API 5,000 API calls per day
After Sale APIs Platform Notifications API No limit
Feedback API (for Reports) 10 API calls per user per day
Client Alerts API 5 calls per minute per session 
5,000 calls per day per session

* 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.

See the Compatible Application Check page for more information about how you can increase your call limits and prepare your application for going live.