Mining eBay Web Services
Building Applications with the eBay API
Publisher: Wiley / Sybex
Released: February 2006
Pages: 406

Improved Speed, Accuracy, and Convenience—Yours for theTaking

eBay is continuously improving the features it offers buyersand sellers. Now, the biggest improvements are ones you can build foryourself.

Mining eBay Web Services teaches you to create customapplications that automate buying and selling tasks and make searches moreprecise. Do you have dozens of items to sell? You can prepare completedescriptions and terms and submit them all with one click. Are you searching foran item with special purchasing or shipping conditions? You can't do thismanually, but your custom application can. Would you benefit from charting yourbuying and selling trends? This book shows you how to mine and organizeinformation that simply isn’t available otherwise.

All by itself,the improvement in speed will dwarf anything you've experienced—especiallyif you connect to eBay via dial-up. But speed is just one piece of an entirelynew way of navigating the eBay marketplace. Here's a little of what you'll findcovered inside:

  • Creating new listings in bulk andautomatically submitting them
  • Getting all the facts you need about an item inone step
  • Performing searches based on shipping or paymentterms
  • Completing tasks more quickly by working with locally stored eBaydata
  • Working with eBay's new authentication and authorizationtechnology
  • Ensuring the accuracy of your listings
  • Quickly accessing buyerand seller information
  • Using the new Java and SOAP interfaces
  • Using callsto perform tasks not supported by the manual interface
  • Charting trends inyour buying and selling habits
  • Tracking eBay listings with mobiledevices
  • Developing secure applications
  • Automatically submitting feedbackin batches

You'll learn to do all of this and more using the languageof your choice: JavaScript, VBA, Visual Basic 6, Visual C++ 6, Visual Basic .NET,C#, PHP, or Java. You also get all the details on participating in various eBaydeveloper programs, where everything you need as an individual is completely free.
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