After many years of requests from sellers eBay UK has announced
that from August it will offer sellers twelve free photos per listing. The offer will apply regardless
of the listing format i.e. BIN or Auction or the duration of the listing. As an additional bonus - the
image zoom facility will also be included, free of charge, which is well worth taking advantage of.
eBay confirmed that as a result of the above, the Picture Pack offer will no longer be available, but you’ll
still be able to enhance your listings by purchasing the Supersize offer. This feature will remain at the
same price as previously. In addition to the above changes eBay UK has also
announced that it will be implementing new eBay picture standards to apply from Autumn 2013. eBay is obviously hoping
that the new changes combined with the increase in free photos will lead to an improvement in sales
for the majority of sellers.
One notable change in picture standards which follows changes on eBay.com is that sellers will
no longer be allowed to add borders, text, flags etc to images posted on the site. In an effort
to standardise and level the playing field eBay is imposing a series of changes which briefly
state the following:
No photo, no listing
Don't use stock photos for used item listings
Don't add borders, text, or artwork on to the photos
Make sure the longest side of all your photo images is at least 500 pixels
This change in eBay policy has certainly been met with approval from eBay UK sellers - though
many do add a "not before time" comment to their feedback.