Here at OCDesignsonline, we work with many eBay clients. With years of experience in this platform under our belt, we know what design elements work and don’t and we are happy to share it with you. These three ideas will not only help our store sell more, it’ll help you look more professional in the eyes of your customers.
So, let’s get started on the three eBay essentials all sellers need.
#1 – Matching listing templates
While many sellers focus on having a beautiful storefront, in some ways, having a matching listing template is just as (if not more) important. Listing templates set the stage for your store, helping your products stand out in a professional design that encourages customers to find out more about what you sell and what you represent.
There are many free codes for listing templates – and it’s obvious why they are free. These templates don’t help stores in the long run because they don’t match the spirit of your store, don’t encourage customers to look to you for more products, and many more small reasons that all add up to a product that isn’t working in your favor.
If you want a matching template that helps your store suceed, we at the OCDesignsonline team works to create affordable and custom professional designs and we’d be happy to have you as one of our clients.
#2 – High-quality images
Many eBay sellers take images for granted, taking photos of products quickly and without thought, and then mass uploading them without much editing and it’s a shame. Customers on eBay and in all other platforms pay close attention to product images and when they see low lighting and ill quality – they aren’t going to be impressed.
We recommend setting up backdrops for your products, taking the time to set the scene, because having an image that makes your product stand out in the best possible way, as if your customers are looking at this product in a physical storefront, will increase your sales tremendously.
Spending even five extra minutes working on your images is a time investment you need to commit to. Don’t believe me? Give it a try and see how just a few minutes can make a huge difference in your sales.
#3 – A responsive design
Last but not least, having a design that is adaptive to the screen resolution the store is being used on is essential in this increasingly mobile landscape. We’ve spoken about how having responsive design helps boost sales, decrease shopping cart abandonment, and is one of the eCommerce trend to watch in 2016 for a reason.
If this doesn’t convince you that your store needs a responsive design, I don’t know what else will – It helps your SEO.
Here is some information on why you should get a responsive design, straight from the big guys at Google:
“Using a single URL for a piece of content makes it easier for your users to interact with, share, and link to your content, and a single URL for the content helps Google’s algorithms assign the indexing properties for the content…
It saves resources for both your site and Google’s crawlers. For responsive web design pages, any Googlebot user agents needs to crawl your pages once, as opposed to crawling multiple times with different user agents, to retrieve your content. This improvement in crawling efficiency can indirectly help Google index more of the site’s contents and keep it appropriately fresh.”
If you have no idea on where you should start, we’ve got you covered. Request a free quote today from the OCDesignsonline team and you will be on your way to having a responsive design and a custom listing template to help your store do better than it ever has before.