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What Server URL should I use when I make API calls

  • Answer ID 429
  • Published 03/08/2006 04:15 PM
  • Updated 10/20/2013 06:41 AM
  • Permalink https://ebaydts.com/eBayKBDetails?KBid=429
What Server URL should I use when I make API calls?

The Server URL depends how what API you use:

Trading API and Platform Notifications:
Environment Format ServerURL
Production SOAP https://api.ebay.com/wsapi
Production SDKs (JAVA, .NET) https://api.ebay.com/wsapi
Production XML https://api.ebay.com/ws/api.dll
Sandbox SOAP https://api.sandbox.ebay.com/wsapi
Sandbox SDKs (JAVA, .NET) https://api.sandbox.ebay.com/wsapi
Sandbox XML https://api.sandbox.ebay.com/ws/api.dll

Shopping API:
Environment ServerURL
Production http://open.api.ebay.com/shopping
Sandbox http://open.api.sandbox.ebay.com/shopping
Note:  For Shopping API, the url is the same for all formats (XML, SOAP, NV and JSON).  You need to specify the format of the request and response as parameters.

Merchandising API:
Environment ServerURL
Production http://svcs.ebay.com/MerchandisingService
Sandbox http://svcs.sandbox.ebay.com/MerchandisingService
Note:  For Merchandising API, the url is the same for all formats (XML, SOAP, NV and JSON).  You need to specify the format of the request and response as parameters.

Finding API:
Environment ServerURL
Production http://svcs.ebay.com/services/search/FindingService/v1
Sandbox http://svcs.sandbox.ebay.com/services/search/FindingService/v1
Note:  For FindingAPI, the url is the same for all formats (XML, SOAP, NV and JSON).  You need to specify the format of the request and response as parameters.

BestMatchItemDetails API:
Environment ServerURL
Production https://svcs.ebay.com/services/search/BestMatchItemDetailsService/v1
Sandbox Not supported
Note:  For BestMatchItemDetails API, the url is the same for both XML and SOAP formats.

Feedback API:
Environment ServerURL
Production https://svcs.ebay.com/FeedbackService
Sandbox Not supported
Note:  For Feedback API, the url is the same for both XML and SOAP formats.

Open eBay:
Environment Service ServerURL
Production Open eBay Application Integration Service https://svcs.ebay.com/OpeneBayApplicationIntegrationService
Sandbox Open eBay Application Integration Service https://svcs.sandbox.ebay.com/OpeneBayApplicationIntegrationService
Production Open eBay Identity Provider Service https://svcs.ebay.com/OpeneBayIdentityProviderService
Sandbox Open eBay Identity Provider Service https://svcs.sandbox.ebay.com/OpeneBayIdentityProviderService
Note:  For Open eBay API, the url is the same for both XML and SOAP formats.

Large Merchant Service:
Environment Service ServerURL
Production Bulk Data Exchange API https://webservices.ebay.com/BulkDataExchangeService
Sandbox Bulk Data Exchange API https://webservices.sandbox.ebay.com/BulkDataExchangeService
Production File Transfer API https://storage.ebay.com/FileTransferService
Sandbox File Transfer API https://storage.sandbox.ebay.com/FileTransferService

Client Alerts API:
Environment ServerURL
Production http://clientalerts.ebay.com/ws/ecasvc/ClientAlerts
Sandbox http://clientalerts.sandbox.ebay.com/ws/ecasvc/ClientAlerts

Product Services:
Environment Service ServerURL
Production Product Service http://svcs.ebay.com/services/marketplacecatalog/ProductService/v1
Sandbox Product Service http://svcs.sandboxebay.com/services/marketplacecatalog/ProductService/v1
Production Product Metadata http://svcs.ebay.com/services/marketplacecatalog/ProductMetadataService/v1
Sandbox Product Metadata http://svcs.sandbox.ebay.com/services/marketplacecatalog/ProductMetadataService/v1

If there is a mismatch, you are likely encounter one of these errors:
  • The remote server returned an error. (500) Internal Server Error
  • This is an unexpected token.
  • The remote server returned an error. (404) Not Found. 
  • Client found response content type of 'text/html; charset=iso88591', but expected 'text/xml'

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