Using Auctiva's Templates on eBay

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Auctiva's 250+ unique eBay Listing Template designs make listings stand out and look professional by breaking up descriptions into easy-to-digest segments. This tutorial will show you how to copy and paste the Auctiva template's HTML into your eBay listing.

Introduction

To extract Auctiva template's HTML code, you'll need to use the Auctiva One-Page Lister to build your listings. This will let you add a listing title, description, product images (using the free 100MB image hosting), Seller Details Profile (i.e., payment, shipping, about us, contact us and terms of sale information), and all the listing template customizations that you need to make the listing appear as you'd like. You can then save these listings in your Auctiva account for future use on eBay.

Step 1. Create a Seller Details Profile.

This step is optional. If you want to include any or all of the Seller Details (i.e., payment, shipping, about us, contact us and terms of sale information) in the listing template you're going to copy, you want to complete this step. If you simply want the title, item description and product images added to your listing template, skip to Step 2.

  • In Auctiva, hover your mouse over the Profiles tab and click on the "Create New" link in the Seller Details section (Figure 1.1). The Seller Details page will load.

Figure 1.1. Go to the Seller Details Profile page.

  • The HTML editor is the default editing mode for the Seller Details Profile. To switch to the Standard editor, click on the Standard link (Figure 1.2).

Figure 1.2. HTML/Standard editing modes.

  • Enter your seller details. See complete instruction on how to do this in our How to Create a Seller Details Profile tutorial.
  • Click the Save button.
  • Enter a name for your Seller Details and click the Save As New button.

Step 2. Create a New Listing.

In this step, you'll create a new listing in the Auctiva One-Page Lister with the template and information you want to export. Then you'll save that listing and copy its HTML code (Step 3) to use on eBay.

  • Hover your mouse over the Listings tab and click on the Create New button (Figure 2.1). The Auctiva One-Page Lister will load. There are many different sections in this page. You'll only need to fill out the fields that will display in the listing template you'd like to export.

Figure 2.1. Go to the Auctiva One-Page Lister.

  • Scroll down the page until you see the Item Details section.
  • Enter your listing's information, add photos if desired and choose a template for your listing. For complete details on how to create a listing, review our Complete Lister Details tutorial.
  • When you're done, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the Preview button (Figure 2.2-A) to check for errors. Make any necessary changes.
  • Click on the Save button (2.2-B) at the bottom of the page when you're finished with the listing. A confirmation message will display.

Figure 2.2. Listing Preview button (A). Save Listing button (B).

Step 3. Get HTML code for listing template.

  • Hover your mouse over the Listings tab and click on the "Saved" link (Figure 3.1). The Saved Listings will load.

Figure 3.1. Go to the Saved Listings page.

  • Find the saved listing you just created in the Saved Listings section (Figure 3.2-A).
  • Click on the HTML icon for the saved listing (Figure 3.2-B). A pop-up window will load with the HTML code.

Figure 3.2. Saved Listings section (A). HTML Output icon (B).

  • Click on the Select All button to select the listing template HTML code (Figure 3.3).
  • Copy the HTML code by pressing Ctrl+C (PC), Cmd+C (Mac), or by right-clicking your mouse and selecting "Copy."
Figure 3.3. Select All button for HTML code.

Step 4. Paste HTML code to eBay listing.

Now, we'll take this code to eBay's listing tools and insert the code in the appropriate location on eBay's Sell Your Item form.

  • Instructions for eBay's Sell Your Item
    • Open a new Internet browser window and log in to your eBay.com account.
    • Hover your mouse over the Sell menu on the top of the page and click on the Sell an item link.
    • Click on the Start Selling button.
    • Follow the instructions for the "Tell Us What You Sell" step to either start a new listing or finish one you've already created. Eventually, you'll move on to the "Create Your Listing" step.
    • In the "Create Your Listing" step, scroll down the page until you find the "Describe the item your selling" box (Figure 4.1-A).
    • Click on the HTML tab. Click the mouse in the empty field to place your mouse cursor in the HTML field.
    • Paste the HTML code you copied in Step 3 into this field by pressing Ctrl+C (PC), Cmd+C (Mac), or by right-clicking your mouse and selecting "Paste." The HTML code from your listing will display (Figure 4.1-B).
    • Click on the "Preview" link (Figure 4.1-B) to inspect the listing.
    • Click on the "Save Draft" link to save the HTML code to this listing. You can finish this listing or choose the "Save for later" option at the top of the page.

Figure 4.1. Item Description box (A). Preview button (B).

This completes the task of using an Auctiva Template within eBay.

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