AUCTION TIP: A Basic eBay Listing Template
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and ends with
LINE BREAK TAG: This tag is like a carriage return on your
word processor or typewriter. This tag will allow you to
start on the very next line. NOTE: You cannot use more
than one Line Break Tag in a row – HTML ignores them.
FORMAT: Put a
at the end of the line
BULLETTED LIST: This will allow you to create a nice list
of items with bullets in front. Great for showing off
some features, since people tend to skim pages.
FORMAT: Start the list with
Each list item gets a
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That’s it for the HTML tutorial. That wasn’t so bad, was
it? Now, here’s a quick template you can use to spice up
your eBay listings. Just cut and paste the text below
(in between the “CUT HERE” lines) into the Notepad program
on your PC (located under “All Programs > Accessories” in
the Start menu) and edit the information in ALL CAPS.
++++++++++++++++++++++++ CUT HERE ++++++++++++++++++++++++
YOUR INTERESTING HEADLINE
AN INTERESTING SUBHEAD
HERE, YOU CAN EXPLAIN THE MAIN BENEFITS OF THE ITEM.
MAKE IT A COMPLETE DESCRIPTION (2 – 3 SENTENCES).
ANOTHER BENEFIT PARAGRAPH.
SOME FEATURES IN A BULLETTED LIST:
USE THIS PARAGRAPH TO WRAP-UP. YOU CAN STATE THE PRICE
OF THE ITEM IF THEY BOUGHT IT IN THE STORE (I.E. I SAW
THIS PRODUCT FOR $97 AT THE LOCAL STORE). YOU CAN ALSO PUT
IN SOME CLOSING COMMENTS (I LIKE THIS ITEM, BUT I DON'T
HAVE ANY MORE ROOM IN MY BASEMENT).
PAYMENT TERMS: PUT YOUR PAYMENT METHODS HERE.
P.S. ADD YOUR ABOUT ME PAGE HERE
++++++++++++++++++++++++ CUT HERE ++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Once you’ve changed the text and saved it from Notepad,
just copy all of the text and paste it into the listing
window on eBay. This will be the “Item description”
form that comes up after you’ve picked a category. You can
preview the description by clicking on the “Preview Page”
link below the window. If you’ve done everything correctly,
it should look great!
By using this simple template, you can immediately vault
the professionalism of your listings above and beyond what
a lot of eBay-ers are putting out there right now. And
that can result in more sales, at a greater price, for your
online auction business.
About the Author:
Chuck Smith is the creator of the Auction Rookie web site.
This site is dedicated to helping people start and run
a successful online auction business. Visit his site to
get a free report on “How to Get Started Selling on eBay.”
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Chuck Smith is the creator of the Auction Rookie web site. This site is dedicated to helping people start and run a successful online auction business. Visit his site to get a free report on “How to Get Started Selling on eBay.”