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Published: August 31 2018, 10:23:00 AMUpdated: July 12 2022, 8:27:26 PM

eBay cares about our buyers and sellers, as well as our developer community. In 2016, eBay introduced Seller Hub to provide better support for professional sellers on eBay and, at the same time, we have been investing in and reinvigorating the eBay Developers Program with new APIs and technology. We have continued to build on these new platforms to provide great experiences for buyers, sellers, and developers. In recent years, however, eBay’s ability to maintain the eBay Apps Center (Open eBay Apps) program and support participants, such as you, has declined. For business reasons, eBay has decided to end the program completely.

What you need to know

As a participant in the Open eBay Apps program, here is what you need to know:

·       Program is being terminated in late November

·       Final invoices for the mid-month and beginning of month billing cycles will occur on September 15th (9/15) and October 1st (10/1)

·        New subscriptions will be blocked after the first final invoice (9/15)

·        Open eBay APIs will cease to work shortly after the second final billing (10/1)

·        eBay Apps Center landing pages will remain active and will link to corresponding participant applications off eBay

·        eBay provides no subscription or billing support for externally hosted applications


About your subscribers

·         eBay will inform subscribers about the program shutdown, starting the week of September 3rd

·        eBay will direct subscribers to the App Center landing pages to gain access to the externally hosted versions of the applications they use


What you need to do

We know this is short notice, but there is nothing we can do about the hardware decommissioning. To ensure the best experience for your subscribers, we recommend you provide the following support:

·        Communicate to your subscribers about the impending termination of the program

·        Ensure you are ready to help your subscribers migrate to your externally hosted application and that you have subscription and billing capability

·        Provide the eBay Developers Program team with any necessary updates to the landing pages for your applications to reflect your externally hosted application


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