eBay announces membership in the Open API Initiative (OAI)

eBay announces membership in the Open API Initiative (OAI)


The partnership makes it easier for eBay developers to integrate with our RESTful public APIs and evolve their buying and selling experiences on our platforms.

San Jose, CA, 2017-Aug-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — For more than 20 years, eBay has been a leading marketplace, connecting shoppers to their perfect item from more than 1.1 billion listings on our platform and providing opportunities for sellers to grow their businesses. Today (Aug 17, 2017), I’m proud to announce our membership in the Open API Initiative (OAI). This partnership will focus on the OpenAPI Specification, making it easier and faster for eBay developers to integrate with eBay’s RESTful public APIs as we evolve the buying and selling experience on eBay. This opportunity leverages technology to make it easier for our developer ecosystem to create new eBay experiences.

The OAI is an open source project under the Linux Foundation. These software projects are independently funded and are geared toward harnessing the power of collaborative development across industries and ecosystems. OAI is the most popular open source framework for defining and creating RESTful APIs, with tens of thousands of developers using the tools.

As a member of OAI, we are continuing to tap into our developer ecosystem and grow eBay’s APIs, by expanding our developer community and encouraging building to create a more integrated platform and shopping and selling seamless experiences on eBay. Earlier this year, we kicked off eBay Connect with seven developer events across the world to give external developers insights into our platform and encourage their innovation. And last year, eBay Developers Program revamped our API platform with 13 new standards-based APIs.

This partnership and our new APIs make it simpler for our developers and sellers to quickly integrate with eBay and onboard all their inventory—part of our promise to deliver the most powerful commerce platform to our seller and developer partners so they can build sophisticated integrations to manage all end-to-end selling operations on eBay and easily scale their business.


Gail Frederick is Senior Director of Developer Ecosystem and Services at eBay, where she strives to disrupt commerce with innovative ideas to create more powerful buying and selling experiences on eBay.

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Source: eBay

Brookshire Brothers joins Topco’s membership

Elk Grove Village, Ill., 2017-Jul-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Topco Associates, LLC announced today ( JULY 26, 2017) that the Lufkin, Texas-based Brookshire Brothers, Inc. has joined the membership.

“Brookshire Brothers’ philosophy of innovation and commitment to serving customers’ needs makes it a great addition to Topco’s membership, especially as we drive new ways to advance as one in the marketplace. We look forward to helping them leverage Topco’s platform of aggregation, innovation and knowledge management across multiple categories so that they can deliver even more value and in-store solutions to their shoppers,” said Randy Skoda, Topco President & CEO.

Brookshire Brothers was founded in 1921 and became a majority employee-owned company in 1999. In 2006, the employees bought the remaining shares of the company to become one of the largest 100% employee owned companies in the country.

With store formats ranging from contemporary grocery stores and convenience supermarket hybrids to traditional convenience stores, Brookshire Brothers owns and operates under nine distinctive retail brands: Brookshire Brothers, Brookshire Brothers Express, Cormie’s Grocery, David’s Supermarkets, David’s Express, Pecan Foods, Polk Pick-It-Up, Brookshire Brothers Pharmacy and Tobacco Barn.

“2017 has been a year of outstanding growth and innovation for Brookshire Brothers. On behalf of the company and our 7,000 employee-owners, we are delighted to become a members of Topco Associates. Topco offers a unique opportunity for its members to dramatically increase our scale, gain industry insight from other regional grocers and more effectively compete in our respective markets,” said John Alston, President and CEO, Brookshire Brothers.

About Topco Associates LLC
Topco Associates LLC is an over $14 billion, privately held company that provides aggregation, innovation and knowledge management solutions for its leading food industry member-owners and customers, including grocery retailers, wholesalers and food service companies. Topco leverages the collective volume, knowledge and commitment of these companies to create a competitive advantage in the marketplace by reducing costs and offering winning business-building capabilities. For more information, please visit www.topco.com.

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Source:  Topco Associates LLC