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Changes arrived to MercadoLibre

The new publishing model is available from today for MercadoLibre Argentina. During this week we will also be doing in Mexico. And remember that in a few days, in April, will be the turn of Chile. Little by little we are improving the experience of all our vendors. You won’t have to pay any cost […]

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Changes on free shipping options on MLM

We’re making changes on our free shippings options by country: From now on seller’s will have a country flat rate for the items they free ship. This rate is going to be calculated basing on dimensions. By now it’s only available on MercadoLibre México (MLM), but soon it’s going to work for all sites where […]

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Custom Variations

Contents What are custom variations? When users do not find the attributes they need for a certain variation, they will be able to create a “custom variation” that better fits or describe their products. For example, a cell-phones covers seller need to add the “design” attribute for a variation. Doing so, he will be able […]

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New improvement: Bulk sale to “ceramicas” and “porcelanatos” categories! – Only for Mercadolibre Argentina

Introduction We are working to improve the publications in “ceramicas” and “porcelanatos” categories (only MLA for now). To accomplish that now we allow Bulk sale in those categories. ¿What we change? Those attributes will be NOT REQUIRED! You can publish normally without them but we recommend you to use those attributes to improve the functionality […]

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Variations

Contents What is a variation? A variation is a resource that allow sellers to set images and stock for each variant that a given same product may have. For example, in Fashion there may be pictures of each color or size within the same item publication. In Carparts, the same happens with right side, or […]

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Category prediction API

Introduction The category prediction resource was created to help sellers and developers predict under which category a certain item should be listed and it’s currently working for Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile and Mexico. Parameters Predicting by GET Using the GET method it’s possible to predict one item at a time: `curl https://api.mercadolibre.com/sites/MLB/category_predictor/predict?title=Ipod%20Touch%20Apple%2016gb%205%20Gera%C3%A7%C3%A3o` Predicting by POST […]

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New variations

What is a variation? It is the possibility of choosing different attribute variations from the same product. So far, this could only be done with apparel categories, where the buyer could choose size and color of the product. Starting now, it will be possible to choose: colors in other categories, voltage in home appliances or […]

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Search improvement for cars and trucks parts

For enhancing our search on publications related to cars and trucks parts, it will be mandatory to add the part_number attribute on the items published in the following categories (only for Argentina, Brazil and Mexico): MLA: MLB: MLM: It is important to complete this attribute for each item published so users can find your products […]

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Changes in applications redirect URI

We are introducing changes in applications to keep safe your private information. Next Friday September 25th, when you create a new application in our site (applications.mercadolibre.com), it must use the protocol HTTPS on its Redirect URI. Redirect URI is a param for applications which requires the authorized users. When a user authorizes Mercado Libre app, […]

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Changes in MercadoLivre Brasil

From September 15th We are introducing changes to our Brazilian site which will make the seller experience much easier. Starting in September, sellers won’t be charged any fee for listing products. Only if the item sells will they be charged a fee for the sale. Apart from that, there will be only three listings types […]

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API Improvements: MercadoEnvios meets MCO

Good news! Our shipping module MercadoEnvíos is now available in Colombia as well via Servientrega. How does it work on MCO? Just as on the other sites where we provide the MercadoEnvíos service, once you opt-in to work with ME you can add the option to your items. Once a buyer buys your product he […]

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Changes in Visits API

On the August 12th, we experienced some trouble when processing visits metrics,  so we were unable to track all of that day’s visits. After that, we made some changes in  visits API in order to prioritize the service’s availability.    ¡Important! Features no longer available: “time_window=hour” filter Current day’s accumulated data. These changes apply for […]

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Iframes on description banned

We won’t allow any kind of iframe on the Item descriptions anymore. This change won’t alter the way your description looks, but any embedded iframe is going to be removed. We’re making this change in order to decrease the delay on displaying your items’ descriptions, so buyers can focus on the product they want to […]

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Changes on MercadoLibre Mexico Shipping

From March 26 on, we’ll start to progressively deactivate the custom shipping option for categories of MercadoLibre Mexico that allow MercadoEnvios. Also, when an item is listed under not_specified shipping mode, we’ll set it on “local_pick_up”: “true”. To know which shipping modes are available for a user in a specific category and dimensions you can […]

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New payments scenario on MercadoLivre Brazil

Now, on Mobile, when a user is on B=P and the payment is rejected for reaching the credit card limit, we’re letting them add another payment with a second credit card. From November 10th on, we’re also including this feature for web. This feature is not completely new; we already send multiple payments on the […]

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New validations for variations

We’re adding validations for listings with variations. This is because we were accepting numbers in cases when a String is required, according to our Documentation. Starting next Monday, November 10th, we’ll only accept the value you send for attribute_combinations as a String, so if you’re sending another data type we suggest you adapt your system […]

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New Feedback API Tutorial

Overview According to MercadoLibre’s business rules, after the sale (or purchase) is complete, the buyer and the seller must provide feedback about the transaction and rate each other. Buyers and sellers build their reputations based on their trading partners’ ratings. Table of Contents Resource description  Attribute  Description  fulfilled True or False. Indicates whether the order […]

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API Improvements: Payment information in Orders

During the day, we’ll be including much more payment data in the order, to help you improve your times and performance by letting you obtain the information you need about the order by making a single GET to Orders API, instead of calling Payments API also. How to obtain order information Make a GET to […]

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Changes on relistings

We are making changes on the relistings behavior. To date, relistings inherit the parent_item bids. From September 8th on, relistings will inherit historic bids, wich means they will get the bids from all the previous items they came from. IMPORTANT: Please note that items which have already been relisted before September 8th wont be updated to reflect their […]

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José Paulo Levanovski Papo from Google

Meet our guest presentator at the 3rd Developer Conference Brazil: José Paulo Levanovski Papo, Google Developer Relations for Google. José will talk about the last Google I/O, show us technology live, and bring us the last news about Android. You can’t miss it! Please, rate this article How helpful this was?

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André Noel: vidadeprogramador.com.br

Our 3rd Developer Conference Brazil it’s just around the corner, we are pleased to announce we’ll be having André Noel, from vidadeprogramador.com.br, a geek humor blog, entertaining us with an stand-up presentation for the closure so we can relax and share a good laugh after what promises to be a very interesting day. Please, rate […]

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Trends API

Trends API Trends API is a repository of the most popular keywords in MercadoLibre. There’s a frontend on every site where you can check the top searches by country and by category. For example, for Argentina the url is tendencias.mercadolibre.com.ar. You can access the rest of hispanic sites just by replacing the geographical domain. The […]

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Argentina Mobile Challenge 2014 Winner

The winner of the Argentina Mobile Challenge 2014 and the ARS $ 50000 award is: Mi Mercado Libre Congratulations! Thanks to everyone who participated! Please, rate this article How helpful this was?

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Cooming soon: Fashion categories include Gender

We are launching the Gender attribute for the Fashion categories. Possible values for Gender The first thing you need to check before listing an item, is whether the category allows variations or not. See if the category specifies “attribute_types”: “variations” making a GET to Categories API with the category_id. https://api.mercadolibre.com/categories/{Category_id} For example, this category allows […]

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Argentina Mobile Challenge finalists

Thank you all of you who participated on our Mobile Challenge contest and congratulations to those who made it to the finals. We are very happy with the results. The 5 finalist apps are:     •MercadoChat •Subasta YA •Mi MercadoLibre •Depto Libre •BuscaML Please, rate this article How helpful this was?

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FIXED – Unstable Authentication

On 1st July, we have experienced some problems with authentication flow. This experience took approximately 12 hours and was fixed. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please, rate this article How helpful this was?

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MercadoLivre meets Google Shopping

We’ve added a new Items API resource for our sellers to specify the product identifiers for their items. Sellers from MLB and MLM which uphold a reputation level of light green and up and send the Product Identifiers for their items is elegible to have those items displayed on the Google Shopping catalog. Learn more […]

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Items JSON validation improvements

We’re adding a new JSON schema validation on the Items API. Some of the attributes you used to send ‘null’ will now be validated, so if you don’t send some required Arrays and Objets you’ll be getting a 400 error code with explicit detail of what’s wrong. We’re also replacing the old 500 error code […]

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MercadoEnvíos improvements for the Free Shipping option

We’ve made some improvements on the API and the JSON structure of the items adding the possibilities to set ‘Rules’ for the free_shipping option. By now, the only free shipping option available is ‘country’. From June 30th on, Brazilian sellers with ME will be able to exclude the North and North East regions if they […]

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New gold_special listing type for Brazil Official Stores

Official stores from Brazil will be able to list under all available listing_types (bronze, silver, gold, gold premium) and also gold_special until August 4th,  when they won’t be able to make upgrades or list with another listing type that’s not gold_special. You can check the documentation related to listing types, including this new one on here. Please, rate this […]

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