This week, eBay rolled out updated storefronts for all sellers who have stores. We think they look great and are a much needed update for eBay Store sellers. We updated the moment we heard they were open for everyone. You can still keep your old store look, or try this new one out and revert back later, but eBay will eventually make this standard for all stores in the near future. You may have noticed that the user icon and banner are very prominent on the top of the page.
One of our frequent commenters, Nancy, asked us how they might go about making a banner. That’s a great question. You’ve heard of Photoshop, but the cost can be very prohibitive (and now you can only subscribe for a monthly fee). We use Macs so we started using Pixelmator, which is a one time price of $15 on the Mac store. It has all the tools you’ll need to edit photos, make a banner and a user icon. We use it almost every day to make split screen thumbnails for eBay and to make graphics for this blog. If you’re on Windows you can download GIMP or use the web based Pixlr. A great resource for Public Domain clip art is OpenClipArt.org. Another resource for images is Flickr’s Creative Commons Attribution search. Since this Creative Commons license requires attribution, you can give credit in small font at the bottom of your image using your photo editing program. It’s the right thing to do when using someones CC-BY images. Good luck and have fun!