Improved Speed, Accuracy, and Convenience—Yours for theTaking
eBay is continuously improving the features it offers buyers andsellers. 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 makesearches more precise. Do you have dozens of items to sell? You canprepare complete descriptions and terms and submit them all withone click. Are you searching for an item with special purchasing orshipping conditions? You can't do this manually, but your customapplication can. Would you benefit from charting your buying andselling 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'veexperienced—especially if you connect to eBay via dial-up.But speed is just one piece of an entirely new way of navigatingthe eBay marketplace. Here's a little of what you'll find coveredinside:
Creating new listings in bulk and automatically submittingthem
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 storedeBay data
Working with eBay's new authentication and authorizationtechnology
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 manualinterface
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.