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This method pauses a currently-active (RUNNING) threshold promotion and changes the state of the promotion from RUNNING to PAUSED. Pausing a promotion makes the promotion temporarily unavailable to buyers and any currently-incomplete transactions will not receive the promotional offer until the promotion is resumed. Also, promotion teasers are not displayed when a promotion is paused.

Pass the ID of the promotion you want to pause using the promotion_id path parameter. Call getPromotions to retrieve the IDs of the seller's promotions.

Note: You can only pause threshold promotions (you cannot pause markdown promotions).


Resource URI


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

URI parameters

promotion_idstringThis path parameter takes a concatenation of the ID of the active promotion being paused plus the marketplace ID on which the promotion is hosted. Concatenate the two values by separating them with an "at sign" (@).

The ID of the promotion (promotionId) is a unique eBay-assigned value that's generated when the promotion is created. The Marketplace ID is the ENUM value of eBay marketplace where the promotion is hosted.

Use the getPromotions method to retrieve promotion Ids. See MarketplaceIdEnum for supported Marketplace ID values.

Example: 1********5@EBAY_US

Occurrence: Required

HTTP request headers

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

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

This call has no payload.

Response fields

This call has no field definitions.

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
500Internal Server Error

Error codes

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

38201API_MARKETINGAPPLICATIONInternal server error encountered. If this problem persists, contact the eBay Developers Program for support.
38203API_MARKETINGREQUESTResource not found. Check the ID and try the call again.
38204API_MARKETINGREQUESTThe seller is not eligible for promotions because they do not have an eBay Store or they have not accepted the terms and conditions for creating a promotion on this Marketplace, see the documentation for this call.
38214API_MARKETINGREQUESTA promotion can only be paused if it is scheduled or running.
345077API_MARKETINGREQUESTYou cannot update a promotion that was not created through the API.


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: Pause Promotion

This sample pauses a running promotion.


Specify the markdown promotion you want to pause using the promotion ID concatenated with the marketplace ENUM as a URI query parameter. See the endpoint below for an example.



A successful call returns the HTTP status code 204 No content. This method has no response payload.