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eBay sellers can now add twice as many photos to their listings

eBay has doubled the number of photos sellers can add to their listings. As we previously reported, eBay CEO Jamie Iannone credited the idea for the new feature to fashion retailers during a meeting he held with them in Washington, DC earlier this year.

Sellers can now add 24 photos, up from the previous limit of 12, via desktop, mobile, and the eBay app. Iannone announced the change during a keynote address at the eBay Open seller conference in September.

Although eBay has been rolling out this feature for sellers in recent weeks, it officially announced this news this week.

While sellers welcomed the news, some were skeptical when they saw eBay embedding ads in pictures of seller listings. When we wrote about it last month, the seller commented, “This explains the future expansion from 12 listing photos to 24. Lots of added real estate for eBay to bang the drum on. OK, do whatever you want, but please insert the ad AFTER the seller’s pictures in the listing, PLEASE!”

However, while eBay has seen fit to add its own promotional messages to the photo section of seller listings, it has advised sellers not to superimpose text such as “Free Mailing” or their own logos, writing: “Such information should go in the title, subheading or description of the item.”

More information about adding photos to listings is available at eBay website.

Ina Steiner

Ina Steiner
Ina Steiner is the co-founder and editor of EcommerceBytes and has been reporting on e-commerce since 1999. She is a widely cited authority on marketplace sales and is the author of Turn eBay Data into Dollars (McGraw-Hill 2006). Her blog was featured in the book Blogging Heroes (Wiley 2008). She is a member of the Association of Internet News (September 2005 – present) and Investigative Journalists and Editors (March 2006 – present). Follow her on Twitter at @ecommercebytes and send your news tips to ina@ecommercebytes.com. See disclosure at EcommerceBytes.com/disclosure/.

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