Free eBay Auction Templates
If you don't know how to write HTML, creating eBay Auction Templates can be a real drag.
Of course, you can use the "what-you-see-is-what-you-get" template editor that eBay provides... but there's a catch.
Ebay doesn't show you how to write your images directly into the HTML. So what's wrong with that?
Every picture you upload to your auction (except for your first picture) costs you money.
This is bad since most artists want to show a lot of pictures from every angle of their artwork; this helps it to sell after all! So obviously, eBay doesn't want to make it easy for you to bypass this system; it's making them money. However, there is a perfectly legitimate way around it.
When you are listing a new item for auction, you are faced with two tabs in the editor; the standard tab and the HTML tab. If you want to write your images into the HTML of your auction, you will need the HTML tab.
Getting Your Images Ready
Firstly, get your images ready. You need to have a banner for your auction and the pictures of your artwork. I recommend the banner to be 650x200 pixels and the pictures to be no wider than 500 pixels. This will ensure that it looks right on every internet browser AND the file shouldn't take long to load. I highly recommend Adobe Photoshop for your photo editing (I don't think there's anything it can't do) but if you want a free program, I have heard good things about Paint.net.
PLEASE NOTE: Double check that you are downloading the Paint.NET program and none of the other programs on the page. The page is covered with ads for other downloads, and I don't want you downloading the wrong one.
After you have saved all of your images (and compressed them for the web) upload them to Photobucket or another free image hosting website. Once your image has been uploaded to their server, you will be given the URL code for your image. You will most likely get other codes you can use too, but all you need is the URL code in this instance.
Unfortunately, both photobucket and eBay tend to remove photos with nudity in them, even if it is done in a tasteful and artistic manner. Be sure to censor your images wherever possible.
The eBay HTML Editor
Next, choose one of the templates below and copy and paste the entire code into the HTML tab of your Ebay Auction Editor. Look through the code. You will find a code that says this:
This is the HTML code for the Banner placeholder graphic. Replace the URL (that is the text between the two quotation marks) with the URL of YOUR banner.
Next, look for the code that says something like this:
This is the code for 3 images. Replace the URLs of my images with the URL of yours. If you want to add another image, simply copy and paste the image codes again.
After that, the headache is over! You can go back to the Standard Tab of the editor and edit everything the easy way. You will see that your images have appeared in their true form in the Standard tab. Now all you do it type in all your information and you're set to go!
The eBay Auction Templates
Below are the Ebay Auction Templates for you to use. They are simple and clean because many surveys show that people rather a clutter-free page. So try not to fret over getting extreme templates, the images of your artworks should sell the auction.
Unfortunately, I am not a one-stop HTML guru, so I am not taking any requests for more templates, nor can I answer many questions regarding this. If I do create more, I will add them here.
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