Why Join the eBay Partner Network?

eBay Developers Program members can join the eBay Partner Network (ePN) and earn commissions by sending buyers to eBay. ePN provides tools  and resources  to help ePN members (publishers) implement, monitor, and optimize successful affiliate campaigns.

Join eBay's affiliate network for:

  • Very competitive commissions
  • Bonuses paid for driving new and reactivated buyers
  • Access to eBay's unmatched inventory selection that includes items that appeal to any audience

It's easy to get started with ePN: just set aside 3 minutes to fill in an application, and you'll soon be on your way to exploring a new stream of revenue! Note: ePN's new application review process ensures a fast decision and a high probability of approval.

How do Affiliates Access the eBay API?

Get access to the eBay API in just four easy steps:

  1. Become an eBay affiliate .
  2. Review the API License and terms and conditions.
  3. Join the eBay Developers Program.
  4. Generate your application keys to use the eBay APIs and to start developing with eBay APIs.

    Check out our Step-by-Step Guide to learn how to build applications with eBay APIs.

Affiliate FAQ

What is eBay's affiliate program, and how does it relate to the eBay Developers Program?

eBay Partner Network, which is eBay's in-house affiliate network, offers publishers and developers a way to earn commissions for driving buyers to make purchases on eBay. eBay Developers Program members, using eBay's APIs to power buying applications, can also join the eBay Partner Network for the potential to earn money for referring traffic to eBay. Some eBay APIs, such as the Finding API, support affiliate tracking, which is necessary to identify the traffic you drive to eBay. For example, when you submit a search request with the Finding API, using your affliate information, such as a tracking ID, the URLs for the eBay site in your response include tracking information. When buyers follow these URLs to eBay and make purchases, you earn commissions.

The following APIs support affiliate tracking:

  1. Finding API
  2. Merchandising API
  3. Shopping API
  4. Trading API (PlaceOffer call only)

Visit the eBay Partner Network portal  for more information about the affiliate program and how it works .

How do I join eBay's affiliate program?

Fill out a brief application to join the eBay Partner Network. If you're already a member of the eBay Developers Program, you'll want to include your developer ID in order to associate your accounts. eBay Partner Network offers a quick approval process, and you'll receive access to resources and instructions for everything you need to get started.

How am I compensated for affiliate traffic?

When you drive traffic that converts into a purchase, you'll earn a percentage of eBay's revenue. Essentially, the more revenue your traffic generates for eBay, the more you'll be paid. Pricing is based on a set of category-level commission rates, ranging from 40% to 80%. You can earn even more with a 200% bonus by driving new and reactivated eBay buyers to purchase. Visit the Pricing  page on the eBay Partner Network portal to see ePN's rates by category and program country.

How does eBay know the traffic is from me?

You'll receive unique IDs to track your traffic, which you'll include when making an API call. eBay Partner Network uses cookies to track buyer behavior, so you'll be compensated for all traffic that converts within the referral period. You'll also be able to view and optimize your traffic and conversions with detailed reporting in ePN's Publisher Portal.

What else can you tell me about eBay's affiliate program?

Get more information about the eBay Partner Network at http://www.ebaypartnernetwork.com , or by emailing the ePN team at epn-cs-english@mail.ebaypartnernetwork.com .