Operating an application in the
Learn more about the sandbox
- The Sandbox duplicates much of the functionality that is on the eBay Web site. It processes API calls in exactly the same manner as does the Production environment, and it includes a subset of the eBay site's Web pages. The difference is that all the users are test users (created by developers like you) and all the money exchanged is test money.
- Use the Sandbox to experiment with function calls, to prototype new routines, to test your application's business logic, and to make sure your application adheres to eBay's Compatible Application Check Requirements before you actually apply for the Compatible Application Check.
- Before you begin working with the eBay API, and before you attempt to connect to the Sandbox, make sure all the tools in your local development environment work properly.
- Great for testing Buying, Selling and
After Saleflows. You will not incur production charges by purchasing and selling items in the Sandbox. We recommend the productionfor testing searching capabilities.
Before you can make API calls in the sandbox environment, you must generate Sandbox application keys. Production application keys will not work in the sandbox.Learn how to generate Sandbox application keys
Before you can log into the sandbox, you must create a sandbox user. Production eBay users cannot log into the sandbox.Create a Sandbox User
With the above completed, you are ready to make use of the