How to submit extra product images to eBay to promote your item

October 12, 2012

Marketplaces ChannelAdvisor By ChannelAdvisor

eBay continues to improve the shopping experience, and
the newest
updates to the search and item pages
are no exception.  These changes have further increased the
importance of high quality pictures with your listings.  While many sellers are used to including
multiple images in their description, you can also include up to twelve images in
the eBay header information (For variation listings, you can include up to 12 additional images for each option.).

EBay Image BlogRecent
changes to eBay
policies and fees have removed all charges to include
additional images in many (but not all) eBay country sites, so verify the fees
for your country before adding additional images to your listings.  This allows you to provide these additional
images at the top of your listing as well as in the description, increasing the
exposure to buyers.

When submitting multiple images on a listing, these
images are uploaded to the eBay servers.
This allows them to be seamlessly embedded in the item page display, and
provides capabilities like zoom and enlarge to buyers looking through items
available for sale.  These images are
also directly available to buyers on the mobile platforms who may not even look
at the information or images in the description.  By providing these images to eBay, you
increase your product visibility to buyers across the entire eBay marketplace.

Submitting additional images to eBay through
ChannelAdvisor is quite simple.  Options
are available on the posting
template
for you to configure up to 12 images that will automatically
be provided to eBay when your item is listed.
These are configured in the Picture URLs section of the posting
template:

Picture URL

Just configure the additional fields with the information
for your images – up to 12 if you have that many images for your products –
and save the posting template.  This will
automatically include the additional images with your new listings.  And, if you’re using the Revise
Listings functionality
, your existing open listings will be updated to
include the additional images.  Once you
define the images that should be used, everything else is automatically taken
care of behind the scenes to apply these images to your eBay listings.

For more details regarding eBay Picture Services through
ChannelAdvisor, please see our Strategy
and Solution centre information
.

Blog post by Marshall Smith, ChannelAdvisor Technical Lead, eBay


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