|Wed July 19 2017 11:50:52|
eBay Designer Reminds Sellers of New Image Requirements
Thank you for your article
about the PhotoBucket mess! I am one of those eBay designers who had many seller/clients who used the free PhotoBucket account to hold the graphics for the templates and stores I designed for them over the last 10+ years. You can bet this has caused a whole lot of work for me to update my clients' eBay pages.
One thing sellers who are revising dozens, hundreds or even thousands of eBay listings now to replace the URLs of their PhotoBucket images should know (or be reminded of) is that eBay recently announced that in the next few months, they will require files such as images on eBay will have to be on a secure website. (You can tell if a website is secure as it's URL will begin with https rather than http.)
Because of this, I recommend those changing the hosting of their images away from PhotoBucket, should put the images on a secure site so they don't have to revise all their listings again in a few months.
To that end, I created a secure site for my eBay client's images; I sure don't want to go through this again when it can be prevented.
Since you are one who has informed so many eBay sellers over the years, I thought letting your readers know to "kill two birds with one stone" would be a service they should appreciate.
MiloDesign on eBay
Note from the editor:
Here's more about the new policy
announced as part of the Summer Seller Update:
"New requirements for secure images, listing templates, and functionality in item descriptions: To align with new industry security standards, eBay will begin exclusively using the HTTPS communications protocol in the coming months to send and receive information between your desktop browser or mobile device and our site. We have used this protocol for many years for transmission of most sensitive information and are expanding its use. Item descriptions that contain externally-hosted cascading style sheets (CSS), images, or HTML5 video may be affected. To ensure that your item descriptions and images display properly, ask your hosting provider or third-party partner to support HTTPS and update listing templates or descriptions accordingly. For optimized display on both web and mobile, we recommend that you upload your images to eBay."