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Note: This method is only available for select partners who have been approved for the eBay Promoted Listings Advanced (PLA) program. For information about how to request access to this program, refer to Promoted Listings Advanced Access Requests in the Promoted Listings Playbook. To determine if a seller qualifies for PLA, use the getAdvertisingEligibility method in Account API.
This method allows sellers to obtain ideas for listings, which can be targeted for Promoted Listings campaigns.


Resource URI


This method is supported in Sandbox environment. To access the endpoint, just replace the root URI with

URI parameters

category_idsstringSpecifies the category ID that is used to limit the results. This refers to an exact leaf category (the lowest level in that category and has no children). This field can have one category ID, or a comma-separated list of IDs. To return all category IDs, set to null.

Use the getCategorySuggestions method to retrieve category IDs.

Maximum: 10

Occurrence: Optional

limitstringSpecifies the maximum number of campaigns to return on a page in the paginated response. If no value is specified, the default value is used.

Default: 10

Minimum: 1

Maximum: 1000

Occurrence: Optional

offsetstringSpecifies the number of campaigns to skip in the result set before returning the first report in the paginated response.

Combine offset with the limit query parameter to control the items returned in the response. For example, if you supply an offset of 0 and a limit of 10, the first page of the response contains the first 10 items from the complete list of items retrieved by the call. If offset is 10 and limit is 20, the first page of the response contains items 11-30 from the complete result set.

Default: 0

Occurrence: Optional

campaign_idstringThis path parameter specifies the unique eBay-assigned identifier of the ad campaign for which suggestions are being provided.

Use the getCampaigns method to retrieve campaign IDs.

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):

See OAuth access tokens for more information.

Request payload

This call has no payload.

Request fields

This call has no field definitions.


HTTP response headers

This call has no response headers.

Response payload

Response fields

Output container/fieldTypeDescription

The URI of the current page of results from the result set.

Occurrence: Conditional


The number of items returned on a single page from the result set. This value can be set in the request with the limit query parameter.

Occurrence: Conditional


The call URI that can be used to retrieve the next page in the result set. This value is returned only if there is an additional page of results to display from the result set.

Occurrence: Conditional


The number of results skipped in the result set before listing the first returned result. This value can be set in the request with the offset query parameter.

Default: 0

Note: The items in a paginated result set use a zero-based list, where the first item in the list has an offset of 0.

Occurrence: Conditional


The call URI that can be used to retrieve the previous page in the result set. Basically, all of the request parameters will remain the same except the offset value, which will be decreased to retrieve the previous page of results.

Occurrence: Conditional

suggestedItemsarray of TargetingItems

A list of suggested items in the paginated collection.

Occurrence: Conditional

suggestedItems.basesarray of ItemBasis

The metrics and additional information for the items.

Occurrence: Conditional


The estimated value of the search impressions for items based on the provided dimensions.

Duration: 17 days

Total slots: 200

Channel: Dweb, Mweb, Native

Occurrence: Always


The basis of the statistics.

Occurrence: Always


The listing ID of the targeted item.

Occurrence: Always


The total number of items retrieved in the result set.

Note: If no items are found, this field is returned with a value of 0.

Occurrence: Conditional

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.

400Bad Request
404Not Found
409Business error
500Internal Server error

Error codes

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

35001API_MARKETINGAPPLICATIONThere was a problem with an eBay internal system or process. Contact eBay Developer Technical Support for assistance.
35008API_MARKETINGREQUESTThe category Id {categoryId} is not valid.
35029API_MARKETINGREQUESTThe 'limit' has to be greater than zero and less than {maxLimitValue}.
35030API_MARKETINGREQUESTThe 'offset' cannot be less than zero.
35041API_MARKETINGREQUESTThe 'marketplaceId' is required.
35045API_MARKETINGREQUESTNo campaign found for campaign id {campaign_id}.
35051API_MARKETINGBUSINESS'marketplaceId' {marketplaceId} is not supported. Promoted Listings is supported only on these marketplaces: {supportedMarketplaces}.
35090API_MARKETINGREQUESTCategory ID limit exceeded. You can pass up to a maximum of {maxCategoryLimit} category IDs per request.


This call has no warnings.


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: Retreive Listing Suggestions

This example retrieves ideas for listings, which can be targeted for Promoted Listings campaigns.


The input for this sample is the campaign_id of the ad campaign for which suggestions shall be retrieved, as well as the category_ids, offset, and limit query parameters.



If the call is successful, listing suggestions for the specified campaign and categories are returned.