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GET/payment_policy/{payment_policy_id}

This method retrieves the complete details of a payment policy. Supply the ID of the policy you want to retrieve using the paymentPolicyId path parameter.

Input

Resource URI (production)

GET https://api.ebay.com/sell/account/v1/payment_policy/{payment_policy_id}

URI parameters

ParameterTypeDescription
payment_policy_idstringThis path parameter specifies the ID of the payment policy you want to retrieve.

Occurrence: Required

HTTP request headers

All requests made to eBay REST operations require you to provide the Authorization HTTP header for authentication authorization.

All other standard RESTful request headers are optional. For more information on standard RESTful request headers, see the HTTP request headers- opens rest request components page table.

OAuth scope

This request requires an access token created with the authorization code grant flow, using one or more scopes from the following list (please check your Application Keys page for a list of OAuth scopes available to your application):

https://api.ebay.com/oauth/api_scope/sell.account

https://api.ebay.com/oauth/api_scope/sell.account.readonly

See OAuth access tokens for more information.

Request payload

This call has no payload.

Request fields

This call has no field definitions.

Output

HTTP response headers

This call has no response headers.

Response payload

Response fields

Output container/fieldTypeDescription
categoryTypesarray of CategoryType

This container indicates whether the fulfillment policy applies to motor vehicle listings, or if it applies to non-motor vehicle listings.

Occurrence: Always

categoryTypes.defaultboolean

Note: This field has been deprecated and is no longer used.

  • Do not include this field in any create or update method.
  • This field may be returned within the payload of a get method, but it can be ignored.

Occurrence: Conditional

categoryTypes.nameCategoryTypeEnum

The category type to which the policy applies (motor vehicles or non-motor vehicles).

The MOTORS_VEHICLES category type is not valid for return policies. eBay flows do not support the return of motor vehicles.

Occurrence: Always

depositDeposit

This container is applicable only if the categoryTypes.name field is set to MOTORS_VEHICLES, and is only returned if the seller requires an initial deposit on motor vehicles.

The container shows the amount due for the deposit and when it is due (within 1-3 days after commitment to purchase, unless the listing requires immediate payment).

Note: The due date that is specified in the deposit container will be overridden if the payment business policy requires immediate payment (in this case, for the deposit), and the buyer commits to purchasing the motor vehicle through a fixed-price listing or through the 'Buy it Now' option of an auction listing.

Occurrence: Conditional

deposit.amountAmount

This value indicates the initial deposit amount required from the buyer in order to purchase a motor vehicle. This value can be as high as $2,000.00 if immediate payment is not required, and up to $500.00 if immediate payment is required.

Max: 2000.0

Occurrence: Conditional

deposit.amount.currencyCurrencyCodeEnum

The base currency applied to the value field to establish a monetary amount.

The currency is represented as a 3-letter ISO 4217 currency code. For example, the code for the Canadian Dollar is CAD.

Default: The default currency of the eBay marketplace that hosts the listing.

Occurrence: Conditional

deposit.amount.valuestring

The monetary amount in the specified currency.

Occurrence: Conditional

deposit.dueInTimeDuration

This value indicates the number of hours that the buyer has (after they commit to buy) to pay the initial deposit on a motor vehicle. Valid dueIn times are 24, 48, and 72 hours. HOUR is set as the unit value, and 24, 48 or 72 are set in the value field.

Note: The dueIn value is overridden if the seller has set the motor vehicle listing to require immediate payment. If the listing requires immediate payment, the buyer must pay the deposit immediately in order to be eligible to purchase the motor vehicle.

Min=24 (hours)Max=72 (hours), Default=48 (hours)

Occurrence: Conditional

deposit.dueIn.unitTimeDurationUnitEnum

These enum values represent the time measurement unit, such as DAY. A span of time is defined when you apply the value specified in the value field to the value specified for unit.

See TimeDurationUnitEnum for a complete list of possible time-measurement units.

Occurrence: Conditional

deposit.dueIn.valueinteger

An integer that represents an amount of time, as measured by the time-measurement unit specified in the unit field.

Occurrence: Conditional

deposit.paymentMethodsarray of PaymentMethod

This array is no longer applicable and should not be used since eBay now manages the electronic payment options available to buyers to pay the deposit.

Occurrence: Conditional

deposit.paymentMethods.brandsarray of PaymentInstrumentBrandEnum

Note: This array is no longer applicable and should not be used. eBay now controls all electronic payment methods available for a marketplace, and a seller never has to specify any electronic payment methods, including any credit card brands accepted.

Occurrence: Conditional

deposit.paymentMethods.paymentMethodTypePaymentMethodTypeEnum

eBay now controls all electronic payment methods available for a marketplace, so only offline payment method enum values may be used in this field, and offline payment methods will only be applicable to listings that require or support offline payments. See the PaymentMethodTypeEnum type for supported offline payment method enum values.

Occurrence: Conditional

deposit.paymentMethods.recipientAccountReferenceRecipientAccountReference

Note: This container is no longer applicable and should not be used. eBay now controls all electronic payment methods available for a marketplace, and a seller never has to specify any electronic payment methods, including PayPal.

Occurrence: Conditional

deposit.paymentMethods.recipientAccountReference.referenceIdstring

Note: DO NOT USE THIS FIELD. eBay now controls all electronic payment methods available for a marketplace, and a seller never has to specify any electronic payment methods.

Occurrence: Conditional

deposit.paymentMethods.recipientAccountReference.referenceTypeRecipientAccountReferenceTypeEnum

Note: DO NOT USE THIS FIELD. eBay now controls all electronic payment methods available for a marketplace, and a seller never has to specify any electronic payment methods.

Occurrence: Conditional

descriptionstring

A seller-defined description of the payment policy. This description is only for the seller's use, and is not exposed on any eBay pages.

Max length: 250

Occurrence: Conditional

fullPaymentDueInTimeDuration

This container applies to motor vehicles listings only and indicates when a final payment for the vehicle is due. This value is always returned if categoryTypes is set to MOTORS_VEHICLES.

This container indicates the number of days that a buyer has to make their full payment to the seller and close the remaining balance on a motor vehicle transaction. The period starts when the buyer commits to buy. The valid values, as specified with TimeDuration, are:

  • 3 DAYS
  • 7 DAYS (the default)
  • 10 DAYS
  • 14 DAYS
A MOTORS_VEHICLES) payment business policy must specify at least one of the following paymentMethods values for the final payment:
  • CASH_ON_PICKUP

    Note: This payment method is only available to sellers outside the US.
  • CASHIER_CHECK
  • MONEY_ORDER
  • PERSONAL_CHECK

Occurrence: Conditional

fullPaymentDueIn.unitTimeDurationUnitEnum

These enum values represent the time measurement unit, such as DAY. A span of time is defined when you apply the value specified in the value field to the value specified for unit.

See TimeDurationUnitEnum for a complete list of possible time-measurement units.

Occurrence: Conditional

fullPaymentDueIn.valueinteger

An integer that represents an amount of time, as measured by the time-measurement unit specified in the unit field.

Occurrence: Conditional

immediatePayboolean

If this field is returned as true, immediate payment is required from the buyer for:

  • A fixed-price item
  • An auction item where the buyer uses the 'Buy it Now' option
  • A deposit for a motor vehicle listing

It is possible for the seller to set this field as true in the payment business policy, but it will not apply in some scenarios. For example, immediate payment is not applicable for auction listings that have a winning bidder, for buyer purchases that involve the Best Offer feature, or for transactions that happen offline between the buyer and seller.

Occurrence: Always

marketplaceIdMarketplaceIdEnum

The ID of the eBay marketplace to which the payment business policy applies.

Occurrence: Required

namestring

A seller-defined name for this fulfillment policy. Names must be unique for policies assigned to the same marketplace.

Max length: 64

Occurrence: Always

paymentInstructionsstring

Although this field may be returned for some older payment business policies, payment instructions are no longer supported by payment business policies. If this field is returned, it can be ignored and these payment instructions will not appear in any listings that use the corresponding business policy.

Max length: 1000

Occurrence: Conditional

paymentMethodsarray of PaymentMethod

This container is returned to show the payment methods that are accepted for the payment business policy.

Sellers do not have to specify any electronic payment methods for listings, so this array will often be returned empty unless the payment business policy is intended for motor vehicle listings or other items in categories where offline payments are required or supported.

Occurrence: Always

paymentMethods.brandsarray of PaymentInstrumentBrandEnum

Note: This array is no longer applicable and should not be used. eBay now controls all electronic payment methods available for a marketplace, and a seller never has to specify any electronic payment methods, including any credit card brands accepted.

Occurrence: Conditional

paymentMethods.paymentMethodTypePaymentMethodTypeEnum

eBay now controls all electronic payment methods available for a marketplace, so only offline payment method enum values may be used in this field, and offline payment methods will only be applicable to listings that require or support offline payments. See the PaymentMethodTypeEnum type for supported offline payment method enum values.

Occurrence: Conditional

paymentMethods.recipientAccountReferenceRecipientAccountReference

Note: This container is no longer applicable and should not be used. eBay now controls all electronic payment methods available for a marketplace, and a seller never has to specify any electronic payment methods, including PayPal.

Occurrence: Conditional

paymentMethods.recipientAccountReference.referenceIdstring

Note: DO NOT USE THIS FIELD. eBay now controls all electronic payment methods available for a marketplace, and a seller never has to specify any electronic payment methods.

Occurrence: Conditional

paymentMethods.recipientAccountReference.referenceTypeRecipientAccountReferenceTypeEnum

Note: DO NOT USE THIS FIELD. eBay now controls all electronic payment methods available for a marketplace, and a seller never has to specify any electronic payment methods.

Occurrence: Conditional

paymentPolicyIdstring

A unique eBay-assigned ID for a payment business policy. This ID is generated when the policy is created.

Occurrence: Required

HTTP status codes

This call can return one of the following HTTP status codes. For an overview of the status codes, see HTTP status codes in Using eBay RESTful APIs.

StatusMeaning
200Success
400Bad Request
404Not Found
500Internal Server Error

Error codes

For more on errors, plus the codes of other common errors, see Handling errors.

CodeDomainCategoryMeaning
20403API_ACCOUNTREQUESTInvalid {fieldName}. {additionalInfo}
20404API_ACCOUNTREQUEST{fieldName} not found.
20500API_ACCOUNTAPPLICATIONSystem error.
20501API_ACCOUNTAPPLICATIONService unavailable. Please try again in next 24 hours.

Warnings

This call has no warnings.

Samples

New to making API calls? Please see Making a Call.

Note: Identifiers, such as order IDs or user IDs, and personal data in these samples might be anonymized or may no longer be active on eBay. If necessary, substitute current, relevant eBay data in your requests.

Sample 1: Get a payment policy by ID

This example retrieves a payment policy by the policy's unique eBay-assigned ID.

Input

Specify the policy you want to get using the paymentPolicyId path parameter. This call does not use a request payload.

GEThttps://api.sandbox.ebay.com/sell/account/v1/payment_policy/5********0

Output

A successful call returns an HTTP status code of 200 OK and a response body containing the specified payment policy.