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Published: May 07 2010, 2:56:00 PMUpdated: November 28 2020, 8:23:40 PM

I am using FindProducts to see if my SKUs have a match in your catalog. If I find a product match, I am relying on the StockPhotoURL for the product when listing items using ProductListingDetails. However some of my items listed without images - why?

Here is a sample UPC that got listed without the image - 726947109056

Sometimes catalog products may not have a stock photo associated with them. So in order to avoid listing with an image, do the following -

  • Check the FindProducts response to see if StockPhotoURL is returned. If this field is returned it means that the product has a stock photo associated with it. 
  • Alternatively if DisplayStockPhotos comes back as true you can be sure that the product will have a StockPhoto associated with it

For the UPC - 726947109056 that got listed without an image

You will see from the FindProducts response for this UPC that DisplayStockPhoto is false and StockPhotoURL is not returned, indicating that a stock photo is not available for the product. Therefore when listing with this product, you will need to supply your own images.

 <FindProductsResponse>
<Timestamp>2010-05-05T18:18:26.695Z</Timestamp>
<Ack>Success</Ack>
<Build>E667_CORE_BUNDLED_11122904_R1</Build>
<Version>667</Version>
<ApproximatePages>1</ApproximatePages>
<MoreResults>false</MoreResults>
<PageNumber>1</PageNumber>
<Product>
<DomainName>Routers</DomainName>
<DetailsURL>
http://syicatalogs.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?PageSyiProductDetails&IncludeAttributes=1&ShowAttributesTable=1&ProductMementoString=73435:2:1538:180988313:231335953:24ff15edf4b769549476616295f8c0ad:1:1:1:1399864143
</DetailsURL>
<DisplayStockPhotos>false</DisplayStockPhotos>
<ProductID type="Reference">80026973</ProductID>
<ItemSpecifics>
<NameValueList>
<Name>SDC_DESCRIPTION</Name>
<Value>
125 Mbps, 802.11b/g, WAN: 1 x RJ-11 for ADSL, LAN: 10 Base-T, 100Base-TX, Wireless Security: WPA, WPA2, WEP 64-bit, WEP 128-bit, WEP: 40 bit (=64 bit), 128 bit
</Value>
</NameValueList>
</ItemSpecifics>
<ReviewCount>0</ReviewCount>
<Title>Zoom ADSL X6v 5695 Router</Title>
</Product>
<TotalProducts>1</TotalProducts>
</FindProductsResponse>

 


 

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