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Creative Generator
Creative Generator
Choose from a variety of promotional ads to enhance your site and attract visitors to eBay.
Creative Generator
Creative Generator

Creatives appeal to a wide audience, so they work best on sites that get a lot of traffic and have a diverse audience. You can choose from a variety of colorful graphic and interactive ads to enhance your site and attract visitors to eBay pages from your webpage.

Key Benefits:

  • They’re the easiest way to get eBay ads onto your site
  • Pre-made, colorful, interactive
  • Geo-targeted so site visitors get routed to their local eBay site
  • Industry standard sizes available

How do I use Creative Generator?

  • Find the ad you want by browsing through all the thumbnails or narrow your search by program, size, type or category
  • Enter your tracking information
  • Copy and paste the code from the wizard to your site
Custom Banner
Custom Banner
Add a customizable banner with real-time eBay listings to your site. Choose from our templates or design your own, then filter the search results based on keyword, category, and more.
Custom Banner
Custom Banner

Custom Banner is perfect for targeting users better with specific items or keywords. You can add a customizable flash or html banner with relevant, real-time eBay listings to your site. Choose from the available templates or design your own.

Key Benefits:

  • Simple to set-up, customizable alternative to banner ads
  • Extended search options: keyword, category, seller, and more.
  • Show live eBay listings based on your search criteria

How do I use Custom Banner Ads?

  • Choose your ad size (standard or custom)
  • Select a pre-made theme or create your own
  • Enter your tracking information
  • Pick your search criteria
  • Copy and paste the code from the wizard to your site
API
API
Our API provides tools and services that meet the diverse needs of over 200 million online shoppers. You can use virtually any programming language to interface with eBay Web Services.
API
Developers Program
API (Application Programming Interface)

eBay’s APIs allows developers to access eBay’s data and functionality, including category information and live listings. It also allows developers to present this information in a customized format.

The API is for anyone who has a strong programming background or access to developers and wants to develop a website or application with a highly customized user experience. This often enhances user engagement with your website which can in turn lead to increased commissions on eBay Partner Network. However, using the API takes more time and effort to set up and maintain than integrating other tools.

Key Benefits:

  • Develop custom integrations for shopping comparison, niche content sites or desktop and mobile applications.
  • Access core eBay functionality and data including search and popular keywords.

How do I get started with the API?

Read the documentation on which API calls are available at API calls in order to determine which calls you will need to use for your application.

  • Sign up for the Developer's Program and generate your application keys from the My Account page.
  • Run and edit the sample application to test your own live searches.
  • Identify the right API, build your app, test it, and start making up to 5,000 calls per day.

What APIs are available?

  • Finding API
  • Shopping API
  • Merchandising API
  • Trading API
Product Feed
Product Feed
Product feeds let you download eBay listing data and cache it on your site. This is great for high-volume applications like shopping comparison sites and large portals.
Product Feed
Product Feed

Product Feeds are key if you’re running a high-volume site — a site that can't work within the 1.5 million API calls per day limit. You should also have a strong programming background to successfully download the feed files, load them into your own database, and build an application that will take advantage of the large amount of data.

They're great for high-volume applications like shopping comparison sites, deals sites, loyalty programs, and large portals. If you are approved for access to the product feeds, caching eBay listings in your own database will allow you to scale your application up much more than you could by using the API alone. Combine one or more product feeds with API calls for even more possibilities!

Key Benefits:

  • Load a large amount of eBay listing data directly into your own database
  • Circumvent the API daily call limits
  • Use the data to build your own custom application

How do I use Product Feeds?

In the Product Feed Generator wizard:

  • Select a program and feed type
  • Select the categories to download
  • Enter your tracking information
  • Use the links generated to download the compressed files and load them into your own database.
RSS Feed
RSS Feed
Generate trackable RSS feeds that have dynamic content and provide users with live listing information.
RSS Feed
RSS Feed

RSS feeds are great for people with niche content sites. They’re best if you have some basic programming skills or if you can build custom ads without API. With our tool, you can easily generate trackable RSS feeds with dynamic eBay content that provides your audience with live eBay listing information.

Key Benefits:

  • Access basic information about listings without using the API
  • Pick the elements you want to show
  • Use CSS to add your own style
  • Show live eBay listings based on your search criteria

How do I use RSS Feeds?

  • Select a program and feed type
  • Choose your search criteria
  • Enter your tracking information
  • Copy the generated feed URL into your application