Over the weekend the eBay listing template builder gained a cool new feature that we weren’t able to get out for it’s first release, an image light box gallery!
This now means that you too can have a snazzy image gallery that will display the large product image when clicked upon.
To see what this looks like in action, see the image above or you can view it live on eBay here:
The Media Gallery Keyword in M2E Pro
M2E Pro provides a handy tool so you can showcase your product images in your listings and the keyword looks something like this:
You can set the number of images to be shown, the maximum width, whether the images should be under the main image (row) or to the left (column).
An example is in the image to the right.
This is derived from the Magento image gallery and works well when used on eBay.
However it could be better and the default text “Click image to see large version” was missleading as the main image wasn’t actually going to open in a new window , so we made it better.
Why is using a Lightbox a Good Idea?
By using a lightbox and our specially adapted version for eBay & Magento, you’re able to show the full size version of your product images in a simple yet elegant, “Lightbox”.
This means that your customer can see the full size version in your listing and if you have more than one product image that you have used in your listing on eBay, then if they click one of the other product images, these can also be shown in their full glory too.
Oh and it works with different screen sizes too :)
Now Added to the eBay Listing Template Builder
The option to select this is now included by default in the eBay listing Template builder for Magento & M2EPro.
To grab your updated version, click the button below:
Not Using the eBay Listing Template Builder?
That’s ok, we’ll let you off :)
We want you to have this too, which is why we’ve made it as simple as copy ∓ paste for you:
Copy this code and paste at the very beginning of your eBay listing template:
And copy & paste this code and paste it at the very end of your listing template:
Then add it to your description policy template in Magento and revise one or more of your eBay listings.
If you’re not sure where, we have a whole video guide series on how eBay listing templates work in Magento & M2E Pro.
You can view the course here UnderstandingE.com/course/ebay-listing-templates/
Matt & Dave