The Trading API User Guide is your first resource for understanding how to work with eBay's Trading API and the eBay Developers Program. The information provided here is intended to help you plan your application by introducing the application development process and describing the features and functionality that are available through eBay's Trading API.
The Trading API allows sellers to create and manage listings, manage inventory, fulfill orders, and communicate with customers.
Throughout this guide the following typographic conventions are used:
Language- and protocol-independent references to call names, data types and fields.
For example: "Use AddItem to list an item on an eBay marketplace."
Association or containment relationship.
For example, Item.ShippingDetails means we are referring to the ShippingDetails field of the Item object.
Literal values and messages, as well as snippets of sample code.
For example: "Specify a listing type of
Introduction of new terms.
For example: "The Motors Local Market format lets subscribed motor dealers list motor vehicles for sale within a local area.