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Latest news, product updates, informative articles, & crtical changes

Watermarks Policy Changes

Per the recent Watermark Removal Policy Enforcement Update, eBay has decided that we will not enforce the removal of watermarks by March 2018 as originally planned.

Thank you for taking the time contact us to explain the challenges you and/or your customers faced with the original timing. We know that the holidays are a crucial time of year, and we want you to be able to focus completely on selling right now.



eBay OpenAPI 3.0 Contracts Now Available

In August 2017, we officially became a part of the Open API Initiative (OAI). We are now one of the first in the industry to publish contracts based on the OpenAPI 3.0 specification. They are available for all our RESTful APIs under the buy and commerce umbrella, and coming soon for our sell APIs.




eBay Connect 2017 Developer Conference in Greater China

On August 8, 2017, we gathered at the Grand Hyatt Shenzhen Hotel for eBay Connect Greater China 2017. Product leaders and experts from our eBay Greater China team and eBay San Jose headquarters shared the latest news about eBay’s new Buy and Sell APIs. We provided product demos and samples, and answered questions during sessions as well as individually at the Connect expert bar. API partners in the region also shared their first-hand experience on the new APIs during a panel discussion..


Guaranteed Delivery and Global Shipping in the Fulfillment API

The Fulfillment API now supports popular eBay shipping features:

  • eBay Guaranteed Delivery
  • eBay Global Shipping Program

The latest release also includes OpenAPI specification files (Beta) that you can use to generate client code in numerous programming languages.


Withdraw Offers and Manage Variation Groups in the Inventory API

eBay’s Inventory API enables sellers to leverage eBay’s latest retail-standard, SKU-based model for creation and management of inventory across sites. Recent updates include enhancements to working with variations, and the ability to unpublish or withdraw product offers (to end listings).


Similar and Related Products in the Buy Marketing API

As we at eBay continue to invest in our developer community and in making our API offerings richer, we are excited to announce the launch of two new methods in the Buy Marketing API suite: getAlsoViewedByProduct and getAlsoBoughtByProduct.