This Feature applies to eBay.com & eBay.co.uk.
EBay are announcing the enforcement of the new picture policy that was detailed in Seller Release 12.1.
The picture policy creates a better browsing experience for buyers and creates a more level playing field for sellers. The new picture policy also ensures that customers see what they are buying rather than a polished stock photograph that is not representative of a used item.
- Standards will be actively enforced from July 1st 2013
- After July 1st new listings breaching the policy will fail to list
- After July 1st existing live listings breaching the policy will stay live but cannot be relisted or revised without changing the pictures
- The Frooition software supports error messages for failed gallery images in listings
- Frooition will be launching a new software feature that provides listing recommendations that will recommend features before listing to eBay and failing.
The standards are:
- All listing must have at least 1 picture
- Pictures must be 500px on the longest side
- (eBay recommends an optimum image size with 1600px on the longest side)
- Borders around images will not be allowed
- Text added to pictures will not be allowed
- Images or icons (such as country flags) added to pictures will not be allowed
- Used items cannot use a stock photograph
- Watermarks are permitted as long as they adhere to the watermark policy
- Watermarks must:
- be outside of the main image area
- be less than 5% of the total image size
- not obscure the image
- have an opacity of less than 50%
- not contain links
- not contain images, icons or logos
Examples of valid and invalid product pictures:
Live Date: July 1st 2013