Find out how to sell more on eBay with the help of 3D Box Shot Pro...
HTML Templates for eBay.
- If you've ever wondered how to add nice HTML to eBay listings then this short article will provide one method of achieving this. 3D Box Shot Pro V2 now ships with a growing range of HTML/CSS templates for easily creating landing pages. The first one of these we've added is specifically designed to help you improve the quality of your eBay listings and sell more products. Here's what it looks like:
- As eBay lets you add HTML to your listings it is perfectly possible and entirely permissible to reference external assets from your own website in order to:
- 1. Apply .css formatting
2. Display images that are not hosted on eBay
3. Embed Youtube Videos which can really help to sell your products, as well as driving additional traffic to eBay from Youtube.
- When you purchase 3D Box Shot Pro, you will also recieve a download link for a template that will let you add the following sort of HTML to your eBay listings. Please watch the video as it provides a good showcase of what our eBay template can do:
The workflow required to achieve this is a little complicated if you are not familiar with HTML editing.
The first thing you need to do is upload the template to your own website. If you don’t have a website, then you really should think about getting one if you are serious about running an eBay business.
Once you have customised the template and are happy with the result you need to edit the source of the page to change all relative links to absolute links. What I mean by this is if there is a link to an external .css file, or image in the source you need to add the full URL to this.
<link rel="stylesheet" href="css/base.css">
Needs to be changed to:
<link rel="stylesheet" href="http://3d-box-shot.com/ecover-landing-pages/xbox-landing-page/css/base.css">
<imgsrc="images/product-shot.png" alt="Product" class="scale-with-grid" /
Needs to be change to:
<imgsrc="http://3d-box-shot.com/ecover-landing-pages/xbox-landing-page/images/product-shot.png" alt="Product" class="scale-with-grid" />
The same applies to any external links in the HTML file.
The reason for this is simple. You are going to copy and paste the HTML source of the webpage into the HTML box on eBay that appears when you fill out the description to sell a new item. Relative links in HTML only work if the assets referenced in the link are on the same server as the HTML file. With absoulte links, because you are supplying to complete path to the asset, that asset can be anywhere on the internet as long as you supply the correct path to the file.
eBay has certain restrictions in place to prevent some HTML tags from working in the listing. This is primarily to stop people performing nefarious activities with dynamic content.
eBay does not support Java Script or Meta tags. It can be quite a puzzle figuring out exactly what stops a HTML file working on eBay. Fortunately we've done all the tedious work for you and included an eBay-HTML file in with the template. You can simply copy and paste the HTML source for this file into your eBay list. Of course, you will need to edit the file first and produce some customised images so that it can sell your product. However, this is always worth the effort as having a nice HTML CSS element to your eBay listing gives you an edge over your eBay competitors, makes your listing look more professional and helps to build buyer confidence. Putting it simply, taking some extra time to make your listing look great will result in more sales.
The eBay Template seen in this article is included in the template download you will recieve when you purchase a 3D Box Shot Pro license.