In 2020, we celebrated the 20th anniversary of the eBay developers program. The intent behind our first set of APIs, launched in 2000, was to help sellers manage their eBay businesses at scale. These APIs were SOAP-based APIs. We later expanded our API portfolio to include buyer experience capabilities. Many of these APIs are still heavily used, and while they continue to bring a lot of value to both eBay and our customers, they also show their age. That is why we decided to deliver a new family of modern and consistent RESTful APIs.
The eBay Developers Program offers an unprecedented opportunity for you to build a new eBay business or expand your current business, reach new customers, and create a potential new stream of revenue. Leverage the resources of the eBay Developers Program to tap into the eBay Marketplace with millions of active users globally, with tools and services that meet the diverse needs of buyers and sellers.