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Open Taobao API

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Taobao is a Chinese website that includes auction and shopping services, as well as a payment processing service. The Open Taobao API platform provides a way to access many of Taobao's services from your applications.

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Open Taobao: Highlights

Chinese shopping and auction site
Data Formats
API home
http://dev.open.taobao.com/dev/index.php/API_ ... 

Open Taobao: Specifications


Client Install Required

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Developer Key Required
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