OfferUp API



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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Community Helper
Welcome to the Community forums
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.


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).

Community Helper
Thanks for the rapid reply