Making Sure Your Java Script Is Allowed in Listings

Certain JavaScript (or HTML) commands are potentially malicious to the end user there are bad guys out there who would just love to make your computer do things for them automatically so eBay doesn't allow the use of such commands on its site. These forbidden fruits include commands that i Drop or read a cookie on any eBay page, including item listing pages. i Redirect the users from eBay to a page on another site. For example, scripts such as the replace script that send a user to another...

Promotionbox placement and size

Hey, even virtual real estate is valuable. So you get two standard, on-screen locations for the placement of promotion boxes on inventory pages each of which has specific size limitations (summarized in Table 17-1). If you want to use a promotion box on a custom (non-inventory) eBay Store page (as mentioned earlier in this chapter), all you have to do is choose one of the two promotion-box layouts while you're creating the custom page. Each Store page gives you two places to put a promotion box...

Going pro with the Cloud Dome

Ambient light, light that occurs naturally, is the best light for photographing many types of items (especially shiny items). Problems start when you use flash or flood lighting alone (without a Cloud Dome) for pictures of metallic objects, Common lighting problems that affect the quality of your photographs include shiny spots from reflections (off walls and ceilings), washed out areas from the glare of the lights and loss of proper color. Enter the Cloud Dome to offer your at-home photos the...

Using eBays Turbo Lister

Not much in this world is free, but (for now, anyway) eBay offers you a free, convenient tool you can use to list your items for sale Turbo Lister. This powerful software helps you organize your items for sale, design your ads, and list them. It organizes your items for future relisting as well, saving your initial item input and allowing you to create folders for storage. Your items disappear from the program only if you delete them. We like Turbo Lister because it's simple and easy to use,...

Playing Some Music

Sometimes providing a sound clip for your customer might help convince them to purchase your merchandise especially if you sell say music boxes, CDs, or dolls that sing. Any of these items make good candidates for providing small sound files recorded from the item itself in your listing but make sure the customer has the option to listen to them or not. How to suggest this tactfully Oh well. Please don't include a continuously looping recording of your favorite song as background music for your...

Embedding Images for Flash and Effect

Getting your pictures the right size Making sure to cover all the angles Inserting a picture in your listing Optimizing listing-page download speed picture is worth a thousand words, or so the old saying goes. And when W we're selling items online, it's an important saying to keep in mind. Having a picture usually more than one along with your listing description is essential if you're going to make sure that potential buyers know everything they need to make the decision to purchase your...