Nope. That is when I get the “The UPC field is missing error”. This used to work. It looks like there is now a new popup menu on the UPC field on the eBay website. Where is I select the “Does not apply” value from the eBay website popup menu, and Update listing, on the eBay website, I do not get the error.
eBay’s new API does no longer provide GarageSale with the type of barcode it expects for a given category. Seems our code to guess to correct barcode type (UPC for US, EAN for Europe) had room for improvements.
This seems to be fixed in 9.0b12, for New Condition items WITH a valid barcode.
But… I’m still getting “missing UPC” errors for MOST categories, with a New Condition and a “blank/empty” barcode when trying to Start or Relist. This should translate into UPC “Does not apply”??? This is for “New items from Old Stock” which are New, but too old to actually have a barcode. The eBay website allows the value “Does not apply” to be selected from a popup when Revising the item.
I looked at the Barcode field for your listing. It has 13 digits. 4006874017218. Are you sure it’s correct?
UPC codes are supposed to have 12 digits (at least that what Wikipedia says), while EAN codes have 13 digits. So GarageSale thinks that must be an EAN code, and sends it as such to eBay, but eBay US ignores it and insists an an UPC code.
Yes, the way the eBay API is defined, we need to wrap the barcode in its type when submitting an listing, like 123 or 123.
I asked eBay how to determine the barcode type for a category with the new API we switched to for GarageSale 9, because they previously told us they were going to shut down the old metadata at the end of January (which they didn’t because GarageSale 7 and 8 are still working).
They are now suggesting to keep using the old eBay, as they won’t shut it down in the “near future”, as the new API doesn’t have this capability yet.
i wonder what their budget is on devs, since Twitter had a whopping 1.2 BILLION to spend in 2021 alone, and look at what a crappy state Twitter is in. Ebay actually makes real money from their site and they still can’t get shit to work.