Posts Tagged ‘eBay rules’

Important Msg For Clients Using Our “Spacer” Product Image Placeholder

Monday, February 4th, 2013

Some of you (clients) are using our “spacer.gif” placeholder transparent image for some product pictures. This was a workaround for limitations in listing software like Inkfrog and Auctiva. If we build a template that shows 12 images, and this product only has 6, you will get 6 red X “missing image” icons if we don’t put SOMETHING in there. So some clients are putting spacer.gif files in. They are tiny invisible graphics that keep the “missing image” warnings from coming up.

eBay just changed their rules that all product images have a minimum size. Our spacer.gif is SMALLER than the minimum size, so you may get weird error messages and have trouble listing.

Please download the NEW spacer image here: http://AsWas.com/img/spacer500x500.gif Yes it looks blank. It’s totally see-through so that it doesn’t show an ugly box in your template where product pics would be. So when that comes up, if you can’t find a SAVE button, try right clicking in the top left of the browser screen. If one of your choices is “save image as…” or something like that, then you are on the image, and you can save it to your computer.

You may need to rename it to spacer.gif. You want to upload it into your listing software media/photo library and OVERWRITE the old one. If you don’t overwrite the old one, then your listing software might try to keep listing with that old, too-small image.

We’re sorry about the inconvenience, but when we created the spacer graphic in 2005, we had no idea eBay would think in 2013 that it was too small. We thought small was good when it came to optimising load time! Who knew.

If you have any questions, contact us or your As Was Account Manager for more help. Thanks.


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Need Help Changing All Your Live eBay Listings?

Friday, September 16th, 2011

eBay has made some changes recently that require you to make changes to every live listing… unless you’re going to take all your listings down and relist them. But then you’d lose some of your nice search placement. So you won’t want to do that.

The types of changes I’m talking about include:

  • Removal of email addresses.
  • Removal of outside and social media links.
  • Removal of sizes from titles. I think this is mostly for Motors sellers.
  • Making sure you have a clear return policy INSIDE your listings.

Some of our clients have THOUSANDS of items on eBay, and it’s hard to use those bulk revision tools when you don’t know HTML. But now, we can help!

Even if you’re not an As Was client, we can run our own “find and replace” tool to get the nasties out of your listings, and put in the good stuff. We can change as many listings as you need changed, and we can make multiple changes. For example, you might need your email out, your sales tax percentage changed, and a link to your Facebook removed. We can do it!

Our charge is $200 for every 8,000 listings you have. So if you have 21,000 listings, it would cost $600. If you are interested, please fill out our contact form, and let us know what you need. This service is first come, first served, and we’re doing our best to get everybody changed before the deadline in about 2 weeks. Also, please note that we can only revise items that eBay allows to be revised. Still, that should get most if not all of your items, depending on how you list.

If you need your template changed, even if we didn’t do your eBay listing template, let us know. Prices for changing wording in templates starts at just $50.


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