Why should I bother with an ebay listing template?
There are many reasons why you should have a professional looking ebay template, one of the main reasons as this is your “store-front” in terms of retail. If you had a shop on the high street, you would try your best to make it look professional and presentable wouldn’t you?
The same concept applies with an ebay listing, when people visit your listing if you still have just the plain white background with plain boring text on there – you’re making a huge mistake! You look just like the 10 listings they saw previous to viewing yours; you have nothing special about you to inspire them to ‘impulse buy’. They will just continue skipping through ebay looking for the cheapest price possible. However, if you have a professionally designed template, it makes you stand out from the crowd so to speak, it gives them confidence in your business (even if you are really just working from home). When they just happen to browse along your ebay listing template, and it looks professional and sleek, they’re much more likely to purchase from you than the other ‘boring’ ebay sellers with no template at all.
Another main advantage is that it’s a way to get customers to remember about you without them even realising it. The next time they are browsing through ebay and see your listing, they will remember their previous experience with you. Now, providing that you gave them a good customer service and the quality of your last sale to them was up to standard, they will be much more likely to purchase from you again knowing they will get the same service. Now just imagine you’re the person with no ebay template, when somebody is browsing for a new item, is somebody going to remember they have previously bought from you? The chances are that they won’t, unless by a miracle they manage to remember your ebay ID.
So, how much is an ebay template going to cost me? Is it easy to use? Is it allowed on Ebay? These are all very good questions.
An ebay template can range from £5 to £1000+. The difference in price range is for a few reasons, one being that there isn’t many ebay designers out there, so they can charge what they wish. Another reason is whether you are happy with a template that has been sold to more than one person, or if you want a completely custom design for you.
Some ebay templates can be VERY complicated to use, some designers just don’t realise that not everybody knows programming languages, such as HTML / CSS, and just give the customer the template and send them on their way. This is not the correct way, here at Mumbo Design we give out full documentation with all of our templates (including our limited free collection), so that you can create listings with no problems what so ever even without any prior knowledge.
I hope the above post has given you an insight into why you should use an ebay template, and has also relieved some of your worries regarding listings.
To find listings that are fully compliant with eBay’s rules and also give that professional looking image, please look at the menu at the top of this page.