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Published: March 05 2008, 10:28:00 AMUpdated: November 28 2020, 4:08:18 PM

How can I find out where an  item was sold?

Summary 

You can find out on where an item was sold by looking at the Transaction.Platform value that is returned in transaction calls such as GetSellerTransactions, GetItemTransactions, GetOrders etc or from MyeBay.


Detailed Description

As a third party application that retrieves a users data, you can find out where a transaction was executed by using the value Transaction.Platform.  Here is a sample GetItemTransactions request and response with the relevant portion of the response:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<GetItemTransactionsRequest xmlns="urn:ebay:apis:eBLBaseComponents"> 
  <ItemID>1234567890</ItemID>
  <RequesterCredentials>
    <eBayAuthToken>*****</eBayAuthToken>
  </RequesterCredentials>
</GetItemTransactionsRequest>


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<GetItemTransactionsResponse xmlns="urn:ebay:apis:eBLBaseComponents"> 
   ....
  <Item>
    <TransactionArray>
      <Transaction>
        <AmountPaid currencyID="USD">20.0</AmountPaid>
        ....
        <Status>
        <eBayPaymentStatus>NoPaymentFailure</eBayPaymentStatus>
        <CheckoutStatus>CheckoutComplete</CheckoutStatus>
        <LastTimeModified>2008-02-09T16:38:27.000Z</LastTimeModified>
        <PaymentMethodUsed>PayPal</PaymentMethodUsed>
        <CompleteStatus>Complete</CompleteStatus>
        <BuyerSelectedShipping>false</BuyerSelectedShipping>
        <PaymentHoldStatus>None</PaymentHoldStatus>
      </Status>
      <TransactionID>179507159014</TransactionID>
      <TransactionPrice currencyID="USD">14.5</TransactionPrice>
      ....
      <TransactionSiteID>US</TransactionSiteID>
      <Platform>eBay</Platform>
      <PayPalEmailAddress>test@test.com</PayPalEmailAddress>
    </Transaction>
  </TransactionArray>
  <PayPalPreferred>true</PayPalPreferred>
</GetItemTransactionsResponse>

Note:
If you are using an API version lower than 513, then you will need to use the element Transaction.TransactionPlatform.  For Version 513 or higher, use Transaction.Platform.


The Buyer can view the Platform on which the transaction was completed by going to the Won List on MyeBay.

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If the column Purchased on is not visible, the buyer can add it by clicking on the Customize Display link.

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Similarly, the seller can find the Platform that the item was sold via the Sold List on MyeBay.  If the Sold On column is not visible, the seller can click on the Customize Display link and add the Sold On column. 
 


 Additional Info  

Trading API Documentation:  Platform Element 


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