eBid invest in swish new site design

eBid have unveiled their much awaited new site design which they announced was coming in February, and I have to say it’s looking fantastic.

Gone is the rather kitch old version which has been replaced by a cleaner and simpler layout which is responsive, i.e. fully mobile friendly and will automatically resize to fit any browser window regardless of the platform.

It’s not just a simple homepage makeover either – every page including of course the all important listings pages are benefiting from the new design. One thing that eBay sellers will be a fan of is eBid have opted for a very long listing page (a lot of scrolling on mobile) but this has enabled them to keep the seller description on the page, and not hide it on a separate tab which was eBay’s solution.

If you’re an eBid seller, one thing you’ll want to do is make sure you upload photos of at least 800px on their longest side to make the most of the new layout. However eBid will also now save photos at the original resolution to allow for maximum zoom magnification so the larger your image the better – it may mean resubmitting images on your old eBid listings.

Another change is that Listing Notices will all be plain text – doubtless a nod to the responsive design. eBid will be stripping out any HTML you previously used for the new design.

Of course the new design (although very pleasing to the eye and doubtless search engine friendly (and we know eBid are doing everything they can to submit listings to the likes of Google Shopping), won’t in itself generate sales. eBid still very much rely on their merchants to drive traffic to the site. We know sellers who have been successful on eBid and if you want to give the site a try they’re once again running their SELLER+ Lifetime Offer at £49.99 for the month of July.

Are you selling on eBid? How are your sales growing?