In April, 2016, eBay announced its new criteria for Mobile Listings. If your listings do not meet this new criteria, they will be removed in the Spring of 2017.
Why important now?
eBay is providing a long lead time for sellers to adjust before being removed, however. fact is eBay began implementing this new Mobile Listing Criteria for high ranking in front of Mobile Shoppers in May, 2016.
About Mobile Shoppers
Currently 85% of eBay's selling platform, represent buyers using Mobile Devices to search and purchase. The Mobile Criteria is designed to accomodate a broad range of Mobile Devices with all types of display screens meaning now...... less is more.
Fast Download time!
Mobile Shoppers want almost instant viewing listings. If they have to wait even 7 seconds, they will move on to another listing in search results, meaning loss sales for those who do not meet eBays latest Mobile Listing Criteria.
To assure fast load times, eBay criteria calls for eliminating:
In addition, to provide the fastest downloads and an excellant buyer viewing experience, eBay has restricted description criteria limited to using only 800 characters to describe your product. This also includes a heavy amount of html coding, generally created using fancy designs and/or autolister software codes that slows down load times.
If you are experiencing slow or no sales, click on the HTML TAB located just above a description. If you see lots of html coding, this may explain why your listing are not seen by potential Mobile Shoppers.
Every autolister has specific software html coding. The difference is if it's placed BEFORE your description, it slows down load times and interferes with eBay's Cassini's ability to read keyword relevant words within your listing. Both will provide lower ranking in ebay's search. This means an autolister listing may sell but will lose its highest potential to reach Mobile Shoppers, thus having a need to list twice as many to receive a sale.
There are 3 well known repricer/autolisting services that allow using your own template designed specifically to work with their own software, PriceYak, SaleFreaks and DsmTool.
These Repricer/Autolister services allow using a 2017 Mobile-friendly/SEO Listing Template thats specifically designed to work with their own software code.
eBay's selling platform has already changed to accomodate Mobile Shopper devices. If you manually create your own listings using eBay's editor or use the 3 Repricer/Autolister services previously mentioned and want your listings to be compliant with eBay's 2017 Mobile criteria, you can enjoy more sales with fewer listings; avoid future risk of listing removal by ordering yours at one-time low price today!
written by: Debra Bee, eBay Education Specialist, eBay DropShip Coach and Trainer offered at TheHelpPlus Website.