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Published: September 25 2006, 3:06:00 PMUpdated: November 28 2020, 2:48:24 PM

How can I retrieve the SkypeID for an eBay User?

Summary

An eBay User's SkypeID can be retrieved via the GetUser call and the GetItem call, under certain conditions.

GetUser

  • The call must be made by the User
  • Up to 3 Skype names can be associated with an eBay User
  • The Skype information is returned in the following form:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<GetUserResponse xmlns="urn:ebay:apis:eBLBaseComponents">
 ...
  <User>
 ...
    <SkypeID> string </SkypeID>
 ...
  </User>
</GetUserResponse>

GetItem and GetSellerList

  • The item was listed with Skype enabled
  • The data is available to any caller
  • The Skype information is returned in the following form:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<GetItemResponse xmlns="urn:ebay:apis:eBLBaseComponents">
 ...
  <Item>
 ...
    <SkypeContactOption> SkypeContactOptionCodeType </SkypeContactOption>
    <SkypeEnabled> boolean </SkypeEnabled>
    <SkypeID> string </SkypeID>
 ...
  </Item>
</GetItemResponse>


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