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Data Feeds Quick Start Guide


Version 1.1 | Rev. 11/27/2020

Data Feeds Quick Start Guide


How do I get access to the downloadable feeds?

Access to the downloadable feeds is restricted. If you would like to request access please submit EPN's Developer Questionnaire. Our team vets each request's eligibility based on the details provided.


Where can I find more details about the available data feeds?

Additional details about each available data feed type can be found in the following articles:
Curated Feeds
Product Based Feeds


How do I download data feeds?

There are currently two ways to obtain EPN’s data feeds through our platform. 
You can browse and download them directly through EPN’s portal via the “Data Feeds” menu and you can access them programmatically through our Catalog API. Instructions for both ways are available in this article.

Another option for eligible partners is access to the eBay Developer Program's Feed API. Get to learn the basics with help of EPN’s Feed API Playbook.


Catalogs = Data Feeds

EPN’s data feeds are organized into catalogs that have a unique and consistent identifier.

All of EPN’s catalogs are split by eBay Meta-Categories (also called L1-Categories). The only exception is our Curated Feed, which contains items of a certain eBay Vertical (a group of Meta-Categories).

Additionally, some of our data feeds are split into two or more parts to keep their file size moderate. To retrieve the full catalog or data feed, you will always have to download and join all files of a daily catalog update.

Your level of access defines which catalog type as well as product categories you are able to access and download.


Data Feed Access via the EPN Portal

Before you can access EPN’s data feeds, you will have to make sure that your account has the necessary access rights. Please refer to the first paragraph of this article for details on how to request access to data feeds.

To access EPN’s data feeds via the User Interface proceed as follows:
 

  1. Navigate to the “Data Feeds” menu entry in the navigation bar of the portal and select the data feeds menu entry.
  2. You will see EPN’s data feed explorer, which allows you to search for data feeds by name, id, or by selecting certain labels associated with a data feed.
  3. Once you’ve identified a data feed that you want to download, you can simply click on the right-hand menu and select  ‘Download Advertiser Submitted Format’ to download the latest available data feed that was deployed.

Alternatively, you can select “View Available Files” to view all available files of this product catalog/data feed. 

This allows you to download all parts of a large data feed that had to be split into smaller file chunks. It also gives you access to data feeds of previous days.
 
 
Please Note
Product Catalogs over 1 GB in size can only be downloaded/accessed via API.


Data Feed Access via the Catalog API

Before you can access EPN’s data feeds, you will have to make sure that your account has the necessary access rights. Please refer to the first paragraph of this article for details on how to request access to data feeds.

Additionally, you will need to create a set of API credentials for your account before you can authenticate yourself to the Catalog API.


Obtain API Credentials

  1. Locate the “cloud” icon on the bottom left corner of the UI and select “API”

 
  1. On the next screen, click on “Enable API Access Now” to retrieve your API credentials

 
  1. You will find two sets of API credentials for your access. Simply use the standard set for accessing the Catalog API.


Catalog API Methods

 

For more information, please contact us.