eBay Sellers: How Photo Sharing Sites Can Save You Money
- By: Michael Nunn
Are you an eBay lister? If you are, you probably already know the importance of having pictures in your eBay listings. There are a many buyers who will not buy anything on eBay if they have not seen a product image. In fact, many eBay customers like to see a number of photos before buying. The only problem with this is that posting a number of pictures on eBay can get pricey, especially over time. However, there is a way that you can give your potential customers what they want, more pictures, without having to break the bank while doing so.
If you need a way to have multiple pictures appear in your eBay auction listings, you are urged to examine websites that are known as photo sharing sites, if you have not already done so. Photo sharing websites are sites that allow you to post digital pictures online and sometimes even videos. There are a large number of internet users who use photo sharing sites to upload and share pictures with friends and family members over the internet, but many internet users are also starting to use photo sharing websites to help combat their eBay seller fees, particularly the fees associated with having multiple pictures in an eBay auction.
If you are interested in giving photo sharing websites a try, to help you save money when selling on eBay, you will need to find a photo sharing website to use. To find a number of photo sharing websites, you may want to perform a google search. Your standard internet search results will likely include PhotoBucket, which is a free, well-known photo sharing website. Of course, you can use just about any photo sharing website you want, but you are advised to look into PhotoBucket, as it is free and easy to use.
Speaking of using PhotoBucket and many other online photo sharing websites, you will need to create an account. You will be required to fill out a small form, which may request a little information about yourself, like your full name or your email address. You will also need to create login information for yourself, including a screen name and a safe password. Once you have that finished, you will be able to use the photo sharing website in question, whether it be PhotoBucket or not, to help you start saving money.
When using a photo sharing site, you will see that different sites have their own instructions that need to be followed, but the first step will be taking photos of your eBay items. Then you will need to upload them to your computer and then follow the photo sharing websites instructions on how to upload your photos to their site. In most cases, this is a relatively easy process, which tends to involve selecting a few pictures from your computers hard drive and then hitting an upload button.
Once your pictures have been uploaded, you should see thumbnails or smaller versions of them. With PhotoBucket there are little boxes underneath each thumbnail that can be used to select the picture or pictures of you choice. You should select all of the pictures that you want listed in a particular eBay listing. Then, you should be able to find a link that allows you to generate an HTML code. This will lead you to another page with a lot of information on it, particularly HTML links. Many photo sharing websites outright tell you which HTML code links you should use for eBay. Copy the code and paste it in the description of your eBay auction listings and you are good to go; your pictures should appear.
Using a photo sharing site is always your own choice, but it is certainly something to look into. As an eBay seller, you want to profit as much as you can and this also involves reducing unnecessary costs.
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Michael Nunn runs online and offline training workshops for ebay sellers and runs a popular ebay blog.(http://www.auctionpowerprofits.com/blog) His online eBay Powerseller Training Program Auction Power Profits(http://www.auctionpowerprofits.com/) is a bestseller.