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This method allows developers to check the seller eligibility status for eBay advertising programs.


Resource URI


This method is supported in Sandbox environment. To access the endpoint, just replace the root URI with

URI parameters

program_typesstringA comma-separated list of eBay advertising programs.

Tip: See the AdvertisingProgramEnum type for possible values.

If no programs are specified, the results will be returned for all programs.

Occurrence: Optional

HTTP request headers

All requests made to eBay REST operations require you to provide the Authorization HTTP header for authentication authorization.

The table below shows additional HTTP request headers that are either required, conditionally required, or strongly recommended for this method. Other standard HTTP request headers- opens rest request components page (not in this table) can also be used, but they are optional.

X-EBAY-C-MARKETPLACE-IDstringThe unique identifier of the eBay marketplace for which the seller eligibility status shall be checked.

Note: This value is case-sensitive.

Occurrence: Required

OAuth scope

This request requires an access token created with the authorization code grant flow, using one or more scopes from the following list (please check your Application Keys page for a list of OAuth scopes available to your application):


See OAuth access tokens for more information.

Request payload

This call has no payload.

Request fields

This call has no field definitions.


HTTP response headers

This call has no response headers.

Response payload

Response fields

Output container/fieldTypeDescription
advertisingEligibilityarray of SellerEligibilityResponse

An array of response fields that define the seller eligibility for eBay adverstising programs.

Occurrence: Always


The eBay advertising program for which a seller may be eligible.

Occurrence: Always


The reason why a seller is ineligible for the specified eBay advertising program.

This field is only returned if the seller is ineligible for the eBay advertising program.

Occurrence: Conditional


The seller elibibilty status for the specified eBay advertising program.

Occurrence: Always

HTTP status codes

This call can return one of the following HTTP status codes. For an overview of the status codes, see HTTP status codes in Using eBay RESTful APIs.

400Bad Request
500Internal Server Error

Error codes

For more on errors, plus the codes of other common errors, see Handling errors.

35001API_ACCOUNTAPPLICATIONThere was a problem with an eBay internal system or process. Contact eBay developer support for assistance.
35002API_ACCOUNTAPPLICATIONInternal error. Please wait a few minutes and try the call again.
50114API_ACCOUNTREQUESTThe HTTP request header 'X-EBAY-C-MARKETPLACE-ID' is required.
50116API_ACCOUNTREQUESTInvalid program_type(s) {programTypes}.
50117API_ACCOUNTREQUESTInvalid marketplaceId in HTTP request header 'X-EBAY-C-MARKETPLACE-ID' {marketplaceId}.


This call has no warnings.


New to making API calls? Please see Making a Call.

Note: Identifiers, such as order IDs or user IDs, and personal data in these samples might be anonymized or may no longer be active on eBay. If necessary, substitute current, relevant eBay data in your requests.

Sample 1: Check Seller Eligibility Status

This example retrieves seller eligibility details for program types within the specified eBay marketplace.


The input for this sample is the eBay marketplace ID, which is passed in using the X-EBAY-C-MARKETPLACE-ID HTTP header. This call does not use a request payload.



If the call is successful, the seller eligibility details for the program types available in the specified marketplace are returned.