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
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.