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Published: January 05 2011, 7:33:00 PMUpdated: November 28 2020, 9:07:36 PM

ReviseInventoryStatus is an efficient light-weight call that we recommend sellers use when they want to revise price and/or quantity of their fixed-price listing. The call allows you to revise these parameters for 4 items in a single request.

When revising the quantity, specify the quantity that is currently available for sale. If you are out of stock for the item then you should end the item. However there is a slight difference for multi-variation items.

ReviseInventoryStatus can be used to take the available quantity down to zero for a given variation in a multi-variation listing (by reference to a specific SKU). If the particular variation has had sales then the variation will show as 'Out of Stock' on the eBay View Item Page. If the variation has not had any sales then it will be removed from the listing with a warning. That variation will no longer be visible on the eBay VI page.

Caution: If only one variation has stock left you cannot use ReviseInventoryStatus to reduce the available quantity to zero. In this situation, you must invoke the EndFixedPriceItem call, which will end the entire multi-variation listing.

Here is a C# ReviseInventoryStatus sample. This sample has been written using the .NET SDK v673

Below is the code. Corresponding SOAP request is attached with this article. Please note, you need to use AddFixedPriceItem calls to create some items with the matching SKUs:

  • 1359
  • 9013
  • 1724
  • 4539

using System;
using eBay.Service.Call;
using eBay.Service.Core.Sdk;
using eBay.Service.Util;
using eBay.Service.Core.Soap;

namespace Trading_Samples
    public class Revise
        static void Main(string[] args)
            Revise test = new Revise();
        private void ReviseInventoryStatus()

            //create the context
            ApiContext context = new ApiContext();

            //set the User token
            context.ApiCredential.eBayToken = "Your token";
            //set the server url
            context.SoapApiServerUrl = "";

            //enable logging
            context.ApiLogManager = new ApiLogManager();
            context.ApiLogManager.ApiLoggerList.Add(new FileLogger("log.txt", true, true, true));
            context.ApiLogManager.EnableLogging = true;

            //set the version
            context.Version = "673";
            context.Site = SiteCodeType.Australia;

            ReviseInventoryStatusCall ris = new ReviseInventoryStatusCall(context);

            //RIS is a light-weight call that allows you to revise price and/qty of 4 SKUs at a time
            ris.InventoryStatuList = new InventoryStatusTypeCollection();
            AmountType atUp = new AmountType();
            atUp.currencyID = CurrencyCodeType.AUD;
            atUp.Value = 75;

            AmountType atDown = new AmountType();
            atDown.currencyID = CurrencyCodeType.AUD;
            atDown.Value = 25;

            InventoryStatusType InvStatus1 = new InventoryStatusType();

            //Assumption item is listed with InventoryTrackingMethod = SKU. This SKU could be the SKU of a regular fixed price item
            //or the SKU of one of the variations of a multi-variations item
            InvStatus1.SKU = "1359";

            //Revising price and qty
            InvStatus1.StartPrice = atDown;
            InvStatus1.Quantity = 20;


            InventoryStatusType InvStatus2 = new InventoryStatusType();
            InvStatus2.SKU = "9013";
            InvStatus2.StartPrice = atUp;
            InvStatus2.Quantity = 20;


            //Revising price only
            InventoryStatusType InvStatus3 = new InventoryStatusType();
            InvStatus3.SKU = "1724";
            InvStatus3.StartPrice = atDown;


            //Revising qty only
            InventoryStatusType InvStatus4 = new InventoryStatusType();
            InvStatus4.SKU = "4539";
            InvStatus4.Quantity = 20;





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