The first thing that comes to mind for many eBay sellers when they hear about eBay API integration is a bunch of technology stuff and how are people using it? What’s the difference between the eBay Shopping API, eBay Merchandising API, eBay Trading API, eBay Client Alerts API, eBay Platform Notifications API, Research API? Which one do I need or do I need all of them, what’s the difference between them?
Basically eBay developed an awesome technology, the one so many of us have shopped on, their auction site. They realized that they had lots of sellers and they weren’t going to be able to cater individually to each seller with features that the sellers needed. Instead, eBay opened up access to their technology so that sellers can develop features for themselves that they need. For example, need more product scheduling automation? That’s one thing that can be done with the eBay API, decide what kinds of rules you want to use for listing/relisting your products (price changes, shipping cost changes, description changes, etc.) and it can be applied. Sick of Turbo Lister? Import your products into your new system. Essentially if you feel your eBay business needs additional or custom features that eBay doesn’t provide to help you work faster and better, then that’s what developers can do with the eBay API.
Top PowerSellers do take advantage of what eBay has opened up to let them do and automate lots of different tasks, like selling products on their website and on eBay at the same time. Now that you know you can finally customize eBay’s technology, check out what eBay API Integration can do for you!