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Should I add "free Shipping" etc. watermarks to my eBay images? Higher click through rates?

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by billrich31, Jun 15, 2016.

  1. billrich31

    billrich31 Newbie

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    I am ready to put up exactly 500 listings up in a couple days. If I added for example "Free &Fast Shipping" and "Quality guaranteed" icons to my main image, would it help my click-through rate and ultimately lead to more sales?

    I would Imagine if I were shopping I would be more likely to click on an item that had these additions to the main image.

    I was wondering is anyone with experience or insight could help me, and if it would even be worth my time to manually add these (I am unaware of any automatic ways);)
     
  2. mjaystore

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    Yes it is worthwhile to do it.

    By looking at a picture, the buyer can know immediately that u offer free shipping without having to scroll anywhere else.

    On the eBay search results page, your listing will stand out just because it shows not only the product but also more details than others.

    Make sure u choose a color that contrasts your product color so the words stand out.

    Suggest you make a template, center part is transparent and the words are around the edges. So you can re-use this template and edit all other photos easily. The product you can easily adjust to be at the center of this template.
     
  3. heffleyboy

    heffleyboy Registered Member

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    You mention that you plan to put up 500 listings in a couple days. Unless you already have a bunch of listings on this account, I would recommend spacing out your listing creation over several days so as not to raise any flags. This also makes it easier to weed out underperforming down the road, so you don't have hundreds coming due for removal/relisting all at once.
     
  4. billrich31

    billrich31 Newbie

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    I was thinking about this too. I have an aged eBay account from 1999 with unlimited listings allowed. and 200+ reviews over time. This is the first time I am planning to dropship with that account. Do you think If I call eBay and tell them I am doing this, then it will be ok and no red flags? Obviously I will tell them I am selling liquidation and not dropshipping. And what do you mean about the underperforming and listings ending at the same time?
     
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    zebestof230 Junior Member

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    Free shipping and Free Return are the two magic words ( a study proves it, I just don't have the link )
     
  6. heffleyboy

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    Don't even bother calling, in my opinion. The only reason you will want to call is resolve any issues, so try not to create any out of nothing haha.

    I've started DS with the exact same situation and super-aged seller account as you have without limits. I started slowly, listed 5 items, wait 1 day, list 10. Wait a day, list 10 more. Next day list 5. Then list 23, 8, 10, 15, etc. Once you have a hundred listings you can add 20-30/day without worry I would think. You just dont want to give them or the bots a reason to manually review your account. It looks weird if all of a sudden you are lisitng hundreds of items when you had zero for a long time.

    In regards to the under-performing items, you're going to have a bunch that just don't sell. You will be listing Good Til Cancelled, which after 30 days will re-list automatically for the listing fee of .20 cents or whatever. You don't want to let these shitty items cost you money, or further hurt your sell-through ratio of your account. Just end these items before the 30 days is up (day 28-29), and try some different ones. You can always check competition and see why you're not selling a particular item, probably some major powersellers have the same items listed for less, and you can't compete.
     
  7. ebayguy1994

    ebayguy1994 Registered Member

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    are you using photos you copied from amazon or wherever you are dropshipping from
     
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    LoftPower Elite Member

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    I do feel that this will help you out. I know that many are very much interested in free shipping and will only look for things like this.
     
  9. drilonnn

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    eBay doesn't allow you put those things on photos. It will remove your listings or ban your account.

    Check this guide by eBay to see the Photo Requirments.

    http://pics.ebaystatic.com/aw/pics/sic/sr/photo/Photo_Center_Guide.pdf

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    I am a regular buyer from eBay and I ain't expert on eBay on the selling part but I love to buy items that have free shipping and free returns. It helps when you guys put them in your images so its a bit time saving.
     
  11. billrich31

    billrich31 Newbie

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    Is it really necessary to start so slowly? I was thinking of doing something like 50, 50, 100 150 150 so I can get it over with in 5 days.

    About the .20 cents for relisting, doesn't eBay give you a certain amount free per month? I am getting a premium store that can support 1000 free listings a month, So unless I list over 1000 I won't have to pay relisting fees.
     
  12. billrich31

    billrich31 Newbie

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    Dang.. Well thanks for informing. It seams like they do not enforce this rule as I've seen many that violate this. Regardless I will avoid doing this, no sense in risking my whole account.
     
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    What do you mean about the underperforming and listings ending at the same time? Obviously I will tell them I am selling liquidation and not dropshipping.
     
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    I were shopping I would be more likely to click on an item that had these additions to the main image. I would Imagine..
     
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    Using photos you copied from amazon?
     
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    Yes, you're right, with the premium store you'll have the room to list/relist 1000 items each month so no worries about relising or insertion fees.

    I'm not sure if you have to take it so slow at the start, I'm just being cautious since this is fairly new to me. But I would still think it would be risky to go from nothing to 500 listings in the period of a week, where you had zero for a long time. I'm sure there's some people here with actual experience on this, who will give their 2 cents too.
     
  17. billrich31

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    Yes, photos from amazon
     
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    They don't enforce this rule. I've had many ebay support workers look through my listings and never been banned.

    If you're in UK doing amazon to ebay then use next day delivery on your photo it will convert 10x more than free, fast shipping trust me.
     
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    I agree. The thing is, I have to pay a monthly fee for the repricing tools and listing tools, So I kinda have to find a balance where I'm not losing tons of money and I'm not at risk of being banned. As you said it would help if someone with experience would give their 2 cents.
     
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    That's good, now I think I'm actually going to go ahead and add these to the photos. And Even if they did have a problem with it I'm sure they won't ban my whole account. Ill probably add it to half my photos and see if it is worth it.