This archive document contains information about releases earlier than the previous ten versions. For current releases, see Marketing API release notes.
|Release Version||Release Date||Description of Release|
|Version 1.4.0||2018-05-11||Promotions Manager: Added the item_price_markdown resource and four associated methods to support markdown promotions and increased the maximum number of items in a promotion from 500 to 2,000
Promoted Listings: The maximum value allowed for bidPercentage was raised from 20% to 100%
|Version 1.2.0||2017-04-26||Added methods to support new reporting features for Promoted Listings.|
Added a new method that returns the listings associated promotions created with Promotions Manager.
Added a container to support creating threshold promotions using a set of rules.
|Version 1.0.0||2016-10-19||Initial release of Version 1.|
This release adds several new methods to the Marketing API, plus one schema change to support item price markdown promotions.
A new resource (item_price_markdown) and several methods have been added to the Marketing API. Item price markdown promotions are available in all eBay marketplaces.
Here is the list of the methods that were added to support item price markdown promotions:
- createItemPriceMarkdownPromotion =
Creates a markdown promotion.
- deleteItemPriceMarkdownPromotion =
Deletes a markdown promotion by ID.
- getItemPriceMarkdownPromotion =
Retrieves a markdown promotion by ID.
- updateItemPriceMarkdownPromotion =
Updates a markdown promotion by ID.
There is a single schema change to support the new item price markdown promotions:
- A new query parameter, status, has been added to getListingSet to filter the promotions returned by their status. This parameter is valid for only markdown promotions.
The Marketing API v1.4.0 release includes the following functionality changes:
- In Promoted Listings, the maximum value that you can specify for bidPercentage was raised from 20% to 100%.
- In Promotions Manager, the maximum number of inventory items or listing IDs that you can include in a promotion has been increased from 500 items to 2,000 items. These increases are reflected in the inventoryItems and listingIds fields in the inventoryCriterion container.
Documentation changes and errata
This version of the API documentation formally introduces Promotions Manager as a product, and identifies two flavors of promotions: markdown promotions and threshold promotions. In previous versions of the documentation, Promotions Manager had only a single set of functions, all of which supported threshold promotions with the item_promotion resource.
Version 1.4.0 introduces "item price markdown promotions" and these, along with threshold promotions, are grouped under the Promotions Manager umbrella.
This release adds several new methods to the Marketing API.
The following report-related methods have been added to Promoted Listings:
- getReport =
Downloads a Promoted Listings report by ID.
- getReportMetadata =
Retrieves metadata that details the fields returned in all Promoted Listings reports.
- getReportMetadataForReportType =
Retrieves metadata that details the fields returned in a specific Promoted Listings report.
- createReportTask =
Creates a report task, which generates a Promoted Listings report.
- deleteReportTask =
Deletes a Promoted Listings report task and any associated reports by ID.
- getReportTask =
Retrieves the details on a Promoted Listings report task by ID.
- getReportTasks =
Retrieves a detailed list of the seller's report tasks. You can filter and paginate the result set.
The following sections detail the updates that have been made for this release.
This release added one new method:
- getListingSet =
This method returns a paginated result set of the listings associated with the specified promotion that was created with Promotions Manager.
The following changes were made to the schema:
Added new inventoryCriterion.ruleCriteria container
The inventoryCriterion.ruleCriteria container was added to the createItemPromotion, getItemPromotion, and updateItemPromotion calls. This enables sellers to select the listings to include in the promotions created with Promotions Manager by using a set of rules such as a list of eBay or seller's Store category IDs, items constrained by minimum and maximum prices, and the item brand or condition. You can explicitly exclude up to 100 eBay listing IDs or seller inventory reference IDs (also known as an SKU or custom label). Also, a single promotion can have multiple rules.
More examples were added to the Configuring discounts for threshold promotions topic.
This is the initial release of the Marketing API, Version 1.
For a list of resources and methods, see the Marketing API Reference.