Improved Speed, Accuracy, and Convenience—Yours for the Taking
eBay is continuously improving the features it offers buyers and sellers. Now, the biggest improvements are ones you can build for yourself.
Mining eBay Web Services teaches you to create custom applications that automate buying and selling tasks and make searches more precise. Do you have dozens of items to sell? You can prepare complete descriptions and terms and submit them all with one click. Are you searching for an item with special purchasing or shipping conditions? You can't do this manually, but your custom application can. Would you benefit from charting your buying and selling trends? This book shows you how to mine and organize information that simply isn’t available otherwise.
All by itself, the improvement in speed will dwarf anything you've experienced—especially if you connect to eBay via dial-up. But speed is just one piece of an entirely new way of navigating the eBay marketplace. Here's a little of what you'll find covered inside:
Creating new listings in bulk and automatically submitting them
Getting all the facts you need about an item in one step
Performing searches based on shipping or payment terms
Completing tasks more quickly by working with locally stored eBay data
Working with eBay's new authentication and authorization technology
Ensuring the accuracy of your listings
Quickly accessing buyer and seller information
Using the new Java and SOAP interfaces
Using calls to perform tasks not supported by the manual interface
Charting trends in your buying and selling habits
Tracking eBay listings with mobile devices
Developing secure applications
Automatically submitting feedback in batches
John Paul Mueller is a freelance author and a technical editor. He has writing in his blood, having produced 49 books and more than 200 articles to date. The topics range from networking to artificial intelligence and from database management to heads-down programming. His current books include a COM+ programmer's guide and a book designed to help with home and small office networking. His technical editing skills have helped more than 25 authors refine the content of their manuscripts, some of which are certification related. In addition to book projects, John has provided technical editing services to both Data Based Advisor and Coast Compute magazines. A recognized authority on computer industry certifications, he's also contributed certification-related articles to magazines such as Visual Basic® Developer and SQL Server® Professional.