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Published: April 22 2015, 3:31:00 PMUpdated: November 28 2020, 2:11:53 PM

The BestOffer Feature, and its sub-feature BestOffer Auto-Decline are available on certain sites and categories on eBay. To determine if your category supports BestOffer and Auto-Decline, please make a call to GetCategoryFeatures api. 

Here is the call reference link for GetCategoryFeatures api : http://developer.ebay.com/devzone/xml/docs/reference/ebay/GetCategoryFeatures.html

Once you know that your category and site support BestOffer, the tags below are used to list an item with these features.

 <ListingDetails>
      <Adult>false</Adult>
      <BuyItNowAvailable>true</BuyItNowAvailable>
      <MinimumBestOfferPrice currencyID="USD">31.5</MinimumBestOfferPrice>
      <BestOfferAutoAcceptPrice currencyID="USD">45</BestOfferAutoAcceptPrice>
 </ListingDetails>
<BestOfferDetails>
<BestOfferEnabled>True</BestOfferEnabled>
</BestOfferDetails>

A few requirements to keep in mind when using Best Offer. The item listing type should be fixed price, not chinese or dutch auction. The MinimumBestOfferPrice should be less than the StartPrice but can be equal to BestOfferAutoAcceptPrice.

A sample AddItem using BestOffer is shown below:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<AddItemRequest xmlns="urn:ebay:apis:eBLBaseComponents">
  <ErrorLanguage>en_US</ErrorLanguage>
  <Version>767</Version>
  <WarningLevel>High</WarningLevel>
  <Item>
    <ListingDetails>
      <Adult>false</Adult>
      <BuyItNowAvailable>true</BuyItNowAvailable>
      <MinimumBestOfferPrice currencyID="USD">31.5</MinimumBestOfferPrice>
      <BestOfferAutoAcceptPrice currencyID="USD">45</BestOfferAutoAcceptPrice>
    </ListingDetails>
    <StartPrice currencyID="USD">50.0</StartPrice>
    <AutoPay>false</AutoPay>
    <BuyerProtection>ItemIneligible</BuyerProtection>
    <BuyItNowPrice currencyID="USD">0.0</BuyItNowPrice>
    <Country>US</Country>
    <Currency>USD</Currency>
    <Description>description for testing purpose only</Description>
    <ListingDuration>Days_7</ListingDuration>
    <ListingType>StoresFixedPrice</ListingType>
    <Location>Pembroke Pines, Florida, 33028</Location>
    <PaymentMethods>PayPal</PaymentMethods>
    <PayPalEmailAddress>test@paypal.com</PayPalEmailAddress>
    <PrimaryCategory>
      <CategoryID>15687</CategoryID>
    </PrimaryCategory>
    <PrivateListing>false</PrivateListing>
    <Quantity>1</Quantity>
    <ShippingDetails>
      <ApplyShippingDiscount>false</ApplyShippingDiscount>
      <PaymentInstructions>testing</PaymentInstructions>
      <SalesTax>
        <SalesTaxPercent>0.0</SalesTaxPercent>
        <ShippingIncludedInTax>false</ShippingIncludedInTax>
      </SalesTax>
      <ShippingServiceOptions>
        <ShippingService>ShippingMethodStandard</ShippingService>
        <ShippingServiceCost currencyID="USD">5.0</ShippingServiceCost>
        <ShippingServicePriority>1</ShippingServicePriority>
        <ExpeditedService>false</ExpeditedService>
        <ShippingTimeMin>1</ShippingTimeMin>
        <ShippingTimeMax>5</ShippingTimeMax>
      </ShippingServiceOptions>
      <ShippingType>Flat</ShippingType>
      <ThirdPartyCheckout>false</ThirdPartyCheckout>
      <ShippingDiscountProfileID>0</ShippingDiscountProfileID>
      <InternationalShippingDiscountProfileID>0</InternationalShippingDiscountProfileID>
      <SellerExcludeShipToLocationsPreference>false</SellerExcludeShipToLocationsPreference>
    </ShippingDetails>
    <ShipToLocations>Worldwide</ShipToLocations>
    <Site>US</Site>
    <Title>EMPORIO ARMANI T-Shirt for testing purpose</Title>
    <BestOfferDetails>
      <BestOfferEnabled>true</BestOfferEnabled>
    </BestOfferDetails>
    <GetItFast>false</GetItFast>
    <DispatchTimeMax>2</DispatchTimeMax>
    <ProxyItem>false</ProxyItem>
    <ItemSpecifics>
      <NameValueList>
        <Name>Brand</Name>
        <Value>Emporio Armani</Value>
        <Source>ItemSpecific</Source>
      </NameValueList>
      <NameValueList>
        <Name>Style</Name>
        <Value>Short Sleeve</Value>
        <Source>ItemSpecific</Source>
      </NameValueList>
      <NameValueList>
        <Name>Size Type</Name>
        <Value>Regular</Value>
        <Source>ItemSpecific</Source>
      </NameValueList>
      <NameValueList>
        <Name>Size (Men's)</Name>
        <Value>See available variations</Value>
        <Source>ItemSpecific</Source>
      </NameValueList>
      <NameValueList>
        <Name>Color</Name>
        <Value>Blacks</Value>
        <Source>ItemSpecific</Source>
      </NameValueList>
    </ItemSpecifics>
    <BuyerRequirementDetails>
      <ShipToRegistrationCountry>true</ShipToRegistrationCountry>
    </BuyerRequirementDetails>
    <IntangibleItem>false</IntangibleItem>
    <ReturnPolicy>
      <ReturnsAcceptedOption>ReturnsNotAccepted</ReturnsAcceptedOption>
      <ReturnsAccepted>No returns accepted</ReturnsAccepted>
    </ReturnPolicy>
    <ConditionID>1000</ConditionID>
  </Item>
  <RequesterCredentials>
    <eBayAuthToken>*****</eBayAuthToken>
  </RequesterCredentials>
</AddItemRequest>

 


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