The table below lists the API capabilities that are, or will soon be, deprecated.

API Method Deprecation Date Decommission Date Notes
Feedback API CreateDSRSummaryByCategory CreateDSRSummaryByPeriod CreateDSRSummaryByShippingDetail CreateDSRSummaryByTransaction GetDSRSummary 2020/01/30 2020/09/30 There is not a direct API equivalent to customize a Detailed Seller Ratings (DSR) report, but the GetFeedback call in the Trading API can be used to retrieve DSRs through the SellerRatingSummaryArray container.

Buyers can also leave DSR feedback using the LeaveFeedback call in the Trading API.
Merchant Data API SoldReport 2020/05/30 2021/01/30 eBay recommends that large sellers and developers migrate to the Sell Feed API order_task RESTful methods, or to the Large Merchant Services OrderReport call.
Trading API ReviseSellingManagerSaleRecord 2020/08/01 2021/03/30 eBay recommends that sellers use the CompleteSale Trading API call to mark orders as paid, mark orders as shipped, and provide shipment tracking details.
Trading API ReviseCheckoutStatus 2020/03/01 2021/07/31 eBay recommends that sellers use the CompleteSale Trading API call to update the status and/or details of orders.

Sellers can also use the Fulfillment API createShippingFulfillment RESTful method to provide shipment tracking information for one or more line items of a paid order.
Trading API GetCategorySpecifics 2020/08/01 2022/01/31 eBay recommends that large sellers and developers migrate to the Taxonomy API RESTful methods.

Refer to the Taxonomy API Migration Guide for more information.
Trading API ReviseInventoryStatus 2020/08/01 2022/04/30 eBay has found that the values returned for the Quantity and StartPrice response fields in the InventoryStatusType are not reliably accurate and recommends that the response for these fields be ignored. These response fields will no longer be returned after April 30, 2022.

The Quantity and StartPrice request fields can still be used, and sellers can leverage the GetItem Trading API call to verify that the requested quantity and/or price updates were successful.
Finding API findCompletedItems 2020/10/15 TBD The findCompletedItems call is deprecated as of October 15, 2020, and access is restricted. 

An alternative to the findCompletedItems call is the Marketplace Insights API, but please note that this API is restricted and requires eBay Business approval for access. Please contact the Developer Technical Support team if you are interested in getting access to the Marketplace Insights API.