If you want to improve your eBay listings and sell more items, then some free eBay listing templates may be exactly what you need. For a long time eBay has offered it’s own listing templates through Listing Designer for a fee. But it’s just an HTML template and you don’t need eBay to do it for you, and you certainly don’t need to pay those fees. With very little actual knowledge of HTML you can cut and paste these templates and learn to use them in no time.
We’ve assembled a list of the best websites to find these free templates so you don’t have to waste your time wading through the ones that aren’t any good. All the links have quality layouts and simple, free downloads so you can get started right away. At the end of the article we’ll also give you some helpful tips on using the templates if you’re not familiar with how it’s done and links to free template editing software.
Sites to Get Your Free eBay Listing Templates From
Very straightforward designs here. But you don’t get the templates by downloading them. When you click on one of the templates it takes you to a page that shows the HTML code where you can copy and paste it directly. It’s faster than having to download the files actually.
The layout and navigation of this site are a bit cluttered but the templates are not. There’s a good selection of themes for what the website calls “auction moms”. There are a lot of very feminine designs and also some neat animated ones. It’s another HTML cut and paste site rather than having downloadable files.
A huge collection of really nice work here. Many of them are beautifully crafted and resemble something in a picture frame. They have banner, sidebar, and segmented templates as well as imageless layouts and some holiday designs. Cut and paste HTML.
This is a big one. And frankly their eBay listing templates are awesome. However, I have to caution you. They make you log into their site before you can download anything and I absolutely hate that. They do give you the option of logging in with your Facebook sign in credentials or making a login with your email address though.
Infinite combination of templates
This is probably the best site for eBay templates. They have several listing builder templates to choose from. Choose the options you want then enter your information. The site will then generate a template for you based on what you entered. This is also the only completely free site that offers 100% responsive (mobile friendly) templates. You don’t have create a an account or jump through hoops either. The templates are immediately available.
12 Template ( each customizable)
They do have good templates that are responsive (mobile friendly) and a bunch of other services you might like. However, you have to link Inkfrog to your eBay account and create a sign in. From there you have to use their interface to create your listing and upload it to eBay. There is no way to copy and paste the HTML by itself. Inkfrog is more of a complete listing management tool that offers free templates on the side. It is definitely worth checking out though.
This one is free for 30 days then it’s $3.95 a month. I still mention it because Auctiva has been around for a long time and they have a proven track record. You can also use them for dependable image hosting and scrolling galleries (included in the $3.95 a month). I have had to revise this article several times to remove sites that have have gone offline. Auctiva never has. Their templates are also 100% responsive (mobile friendly). And unlike the free sites they consistently update their templates to meet eBay’s constantly changing requirements.
Tips for Using eBay Listing Templates
There are a few ways you can use eBay listing templates. You can copy the code and paste it directly into the eBay “create a listing page” and add your copy and images there. But the better way is to use a WYSIWYG HTML editor. That stands for What You See Is What You Get. The best on the market is Adobe’s Dreamweaver but it’s a tad pricey. If you need something that’s free a good program to download is the Coffeecup HTML Editor.
Once you have a WYSIWYG editor installed on your computer making simple changes to HTML is easy because you can see exactly what you are doing. Plus there are numerous point and click tools you can use instead of typing code at all. Get the HTML from one of the templates above and then open or paste it into the editor.
From there just type in the copy you’d like to have in your listing. Then find the “insert photo” icon and place your photos in the template. Finally, copy the finished eBay listing template HTML and paste it into eBay’s create a listing page. Done.