Feed API Playbook

A comprehensive integration guide for eBay’s partners


The playbook at hand shall provide EPN partners with a brief guideline on how to integrate with eBay’s modern Feed API.

The Feed API is by far the most resource-efficient interface to access the more than a billion eBay listings globally, as it allows partners to retrieve big chunks of structured listing data and regular updates with very few API calls.

It is designed as an alternative feed source to the Item Feed files provided as direct downloads via eBay’s Partner Network platform. The new feeds provide major improvements in terms of accessibility, compatibility, and quality compared to the legacy Item Feeds.

Although the general format by how eBay listings are exposed has been retained due to the fundamental architecture of eBay’s marketplace.