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

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

You'll learn to do all of this and more using the language of yourchoice: JavaScript, VBA, Visual Basic 6, Visual C++ 6, Visual Basic.NET, C#, PHP, or Java. You also get all the details onparticipating in various eBay developer programs, where everythingyou need as an individual is completely free.
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