Ebay Listing Images Requirements – The Perfect Solution

If you are an eBay seller, then I am sure one of the issues  that has been a thorn in your flesh is their image requirements. The idea of forcing sellers to list their products with great images is not bad of itself, but the difficulties that come with listing with these image requirements is what has made it challenging.

So what does eBay require?

  • No image no listing.This is probably common knowledge if you have been selling on eBay for a while but to reiterate, eBay doesn’t allow any listings without an image  Thus you can only list if you provide at least one image for the product.

  • Ebay expects the longest side of your picture to be at least 500 pixels to be able to successfully list your products. You can achieve this size easily by setting your camera’s default quality to high or medium. The ideal size however is 1600 pixels on the longest side.

  • Borders are not allowed. Borders are not allowed except as a result of setting your item against a neutral background.

  • Texts or artworks on images are not allowed. Ebay expects that any copy that is essential to your product listing be placed in the product title, subtitle, and or description and should not be added to the image.

  • Stock photos are not allowed for used items. You can only use stock photos as your primary photo if the product you are listing is brand new. You have to use pictures you have captured yourself for  all used items you want to list. Exceptions are for Books, Movies, Music, and Video Games categories.

  • No watermark, no backlinks. This policy prevents the usage of watermark for marketing purposes and cannot contain links. They can however be used to proclaim ownership but cannot cover over 5% of the image area and must not be more than 50% in opacity.

It is very essential that these image requirements are adhered to else it will result in an error when trying to list on eBay. The penalty for not adhering to these requirements are severe  administrative actions such as selling restrictions after constant violations of the policy.

Getting the right image dimensions
As much as meeting eBay’s image requirements could be a pain at times, it could end up contributing to an increase in sales, and should therefore be adhered to – remember images sell. Below we take a quick look at some of the ways by which you can meet eBay’s picture quality requirement.

  1. Review the eBay photo guide. This guide shows you how best you can take great item photos to meet all the requirements mentioned above. Reviewing can serve as a great refresher course.
  2. Use picture resizing applications. You can make use of existing applications that will help you to resize your pictures before uploading them to eBay. A very good one is Picture Resizing Genius.
  3. Automate eBay picture uploading with SynCommerce. Constantly thinking about getting your images to meet eBay’s dimensions when creating new listings, revisiting existing listings, or relisting could be really stressful. SynCommerce automatically adjusts your image dimensions to meet eBay’s requirements if it doesn’t.

All you need to do is to go through the normal process of listing on eBay from SynCommerce; select the products you want to list, provide all the eBay specific information and publish your products if they are compatible. All the image adjustments are done in the background to meet eBay’s requirements. So, why not try it now?