Is the API Rate Limited?

Yes, like a lot of public API's, ours is rate limited. The default rate limit is 2500 api calls per day. We'll continue to fine tune this as the system matures. If you would like an increased rate limit, drop us a line at api@zappos.com and we'll help you out.

We actually have 2 level of rate limits: * 2500/day * 2 calls per second

You can see information in the HTTP response headers on how many calls you have left (X-Rate-Limit-* header fields).

You will see a lovely 401 status code if this happens.

2 comments

What statusCode we get when exceeded default rate limit

Submitted by Parvu on Wed, 02/01/2012 - 04:08.

What statusCode we get when exceeded default rate limit (* 2500/day * 2 calls per second) ?

I know that statusCode 200 if product Exists , 404 The Product does not exists ?

401 status code

Submitted by Will on Wed, 02/01/2012 - 09:52.

Hello Parvu, you'll see a 401:

{
: "statusCode":"401",
: "error":"Zappos API requests are being throttled, see Http Response Header for more info"
}

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