OfferUp API

Hello, 

 

Does anyone know why OfferUp doesn't offer an API? I see in the terms and conditions that they restrict scraping and bots, but it seems that it would nice to have an API feature for personal use. I wrote a Python library to interact with their public endpoints, but I can't release it because of their terms. Is this gong to change in the future? 

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Apologies for the delayed reply, just ran across your post.
Will tag a Community member that has more experience with your specific inquiry regarding API.
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GLTU!

@whitechapel8733 


OU's motto is "Trust and Safety" and the app will be more vulnerable (just because everyone else might welcome it does not mean it's a good idea for this app) .

 

I highly doubt the current terms will change, UNLESS the number of of "shipped" transactions overtakes the local/pickup transactions. In most instances, there will be a liquidity event before the number of "shipped" (OU makes money) transactions surpasess local/pickups (OU make no money).

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Thanks for the rapid reply
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