1. Sign up for an account on eBay
  2. Go to http://www.ebay.com and click on “Register” if you don't already have an eBay account.

    You’ll choose an eBay Username.

  3. Sign up for the eBay Affiliate Program
  4. Go to https://www.ebaypartnernetwork.com

  5. Sign up for the eBay Developers Program
  6. Go to http://developer.ebay.com/join/

  7. Getting keys for Production environment testing
  8. To obtain Production environment keys, simply go to the My Account page and select Generate Production Keys

  9. Generate a Production token for Trading API
  10. A Production Level token is needed to make Trading APIs in Production environment. Go to http://developer.ebay.com/DevZone/account/appsettings/Tokens. Choose “Production” and enter your Production keys.

    Please save this token somewhere safe for future reference.

    NOTE: Shopping API does NOT use token. It only needs your Production Level appid. Shopping API is an easier to use, lightweight REST API that's perfect for eBay galleries, widgets and listing status checks.

  11. Use the Tutorials to make your first test calls in Production
  12. NOTE: You will be operating in the live eBay site. Be aware that any bids or listings you make are real and you will be held to buying or selling that item and paying the corresponding fees.

    Follow one of our Getting Started tutorials to build a small application that searches the eBay site for items matching a simple query. The Tutorials page includes tutorials to get you started with eBay Web Services, as well as tutorials for more advanced concepts. Any of the Getting Started Tutorials are a good place to begin. Use your Production AppID (and, if necessary, other Production keys and Production token) when making API calls in the Production environment. Daily call limits apply; see Compatible Application Check for more information.

  13. Before building your application
  14. Check out the Prerequisites for Going Live and some application development best practices found on the Compatible Application Check page. This will prepare you for the Compatible Application Check which is required if you want to make up to 1.5 million API calls per day.

  15. Compatible Application Check
  16. This process is free and is completed by the Developer Technical Support Team. You just need to complete the Compatible Application Check form. The process usually takes about a week, depending on the complexity of the application and the robustness of your code. You can find out more details on the Compatible Application Check page.