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 free 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.

API All Applications Compatible Applications
Search
Finding API 5,000 API calls per day 1.5 Million API calls per day
Buy (Browse, Commit, Checkout)
/buy/browse * 5,000 API calls per day 100,000 API calls per day
/buy/feed * 100 API calls per day 100 API calls per day
/buy/marketing * 5,000 API calls per day 10,000 API calls per day
/buy/order * 5,000 API calls per day 10,000 API calls per day
Buy (Browse & Commit)
Shopping API 5,000 API calls per day 1.5 Million API calls per day
Merchandising API 5,000 API calls per day 1.5 Million API calls per day
PlaceOffer * (see Trading API limits under Sell) (see Trading API limits under Sell)
Sell (SKU-Based Inventory)
/sell/account 25,000 API calls per day 25,000 API calls per day
/sell/inventory 2 Million API calls per day 5 Million API calls per day
/sell/compliance 5,000 API calls per day 1 Million API calls per day
/sell/fulfillment 100,000 API calls per day 2.5 Million API calls per day
/sell/marketing 25,000 API calls per day 50,000 API calls per day
/sell/analytics 500 API calls per day 10,000 API calls per day
Commerce (common commerce activities)
/commerce/taxonomy 5,000 API calls per day 1.5 Million API calls per day
/commerce/catalog ** 10,000 API calls per day 100,000 API calls per day
Sell (Listing-Centric)
Trading API 5,000 API calls per day 1.5 Million API calls per day
Business Policies API (deprecated) 5,000 API calls per day 1.5 Million API calls per day
Product API 5,000 API calls per day 500,000 API calls per day
Product Metadata API 5,000 API calls per day 500,000 API calls per day
Listing Recommendation API 5,000 API calls per day 1.5 Million API calls per day
Post-Order API 5,000 API calls per day 1.5 Million API calls per day
Users
Feedback API (for Reports) 10 API calls per user per day 10 API calls per user per day
Alerts
Platform Notifications API No limit No limit
Client Alerts API 5 calls per minute per session 
5,000 calls per day per session
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.

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