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Will ebay deprecate Trading API?

It is very confusing that EBay has launched the restful APIs but still maintains the traditional APIs like Trading API.


We have an existing application which uses ebay java SDK (trading API). However, due to dependency issues, we are unable to use the eBay java SDK in java 11 environment. We are stuck at java 8.


Now, we decided to move to Java 11. First thing we need to do is to rewrite the code related to eBay so that it works with Java 11.


We have two options:


1. Use the old trading API without the ebay's SDK

2. Use the new Sell API, Fulfillment and Feed API.


The features we need are:


1. Able to download orders

2. Able to upload the order fulfillment information (e.g. mark order completed, and add tracking number to the order)

3. Update inventory quantity

4. Obtain product/inventory information

5. Check buyer's feedback details

6. Able to send and retrieve ebay messages.


Based on my limited research on the new restful ebay apis, I can see 1, 2, 3 and 4 can be done in either new API. However, 5 and 6 can only be down using the trading API.


Now, we will have to make the decision. Use the new API (do not offer 5 and 6 to our clients, even if it is VERY USEFUL), or stick with Trading API.


I can see the new API is future-proof, will ebay provide 5 and 6 in the near future?

Or if we stick with trading API, we are afraid that one day ebay may deprecate trading API, then we will have to re-write the code again.


This is happening at Amazon. Amazon has the MWS, now they are deprecating it and developers must move to their Restful API.


So, ebay, what is your support statement of the Trading API? Will it eventually be replaced by your new Restful API?


Thanks





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sagar_developersupport answered

Hi @cable-store ,

You can check all of the deprecation plans by going to "API Deprecation Status" section under the "Docs & KBs".
You can also check the status by going through the link given below:
Ref: https://developer.ebay.com/docs/api-deprecation

Best regards ,
eBay Developer Support

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cable-store answered

Thanks @sagar_developersupport

The link mentions individual apis but did not mention the plan of Trading API. But I assume Trading API will be deprecated in the future.

Now the question is, will you add rest apis for us to read and leave feedbacks? will you add rest apis for us to send ebay messages?


thanks

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adolgree-70 answered

We recommend that you migrate to the fulfillment_policy, payment_policy, and return_policy resources of the Account API to set up and manage all of your fulfillment, payment, and return business policies.

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The Business Policies Management API is deprecated and will be decommissioned on January 31, 2022. We recommend that you migrate to upsers the fulfillment_policy, payment_policy, and return_policy resources of the Account API to set up and manage all of your fulfillment, payment, and return business policies.

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