Jan 132014

eBay Listing Templates LogoIf 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

superauctiontemplate screen captureSuper Auction Template

8 Templates.

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.

freeboutiquetemplates screen captureFree Botique Templates

50 Templates.

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.

isdntek screen captureIsdntek

120 Templates.

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.

freeauctiondesigns screen captureFreeauciton Designs

500+ Templates.

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.

The Phoenix Group Screen CaptureThe Phoenix Group

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.

Inkfrog Screen CaptureInkfrog

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.

Auctiva Screen CaptureAuctiva

100+ Templates

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.

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  14 Responses to “10 Places to Get Free HTML eBay Listing Templates”

  1. Are there any recent updates to this list we are looking for a good auction template builder than we can use to build HTML / CSS templates to build into Magento for use via M2E Pro

  2. CrazyLister is the best.

    CrazyLister is extremely user friendly and features the only drag and drop listing editor on the market in addition to requiring absolutely no installation or prerequisite knowledge of coding/Photoshop/or how to use anything other than the internet. Yep, it’s just that easy.

    We’re not just the easiest to use eBay editor, we’re also ahead of the learning curve as we are also the first editors to create responsive listings so that users are able to create listings that look just as good on a mobile device as on a desktop. Our finger is always to the pulse of the future of conversion rate and CrazyLister reflects our dedication to figuring out new and innovative ways to increase sales.

    Another stand out feature of CrazyLister is that everything – and we mean everything – is customizable, down to the ready-made templates. You can edit and manipulate listings using CrazyLister to fit precise design needs; perfect for any seller on eBay.

    • Its fake for now, bcoz Crazy no more free now

    • But this article is in reference to “free” templates. I was under the impression that CrazyLister was not free…The simple fact that you never say the word free is a giveaway, lol!

    • Looks amazing but does not work with eBay.co.uk

    • Where does one get Crazylister?

    • HOWEVER your prices are high.

    • While I have used CrazyLister for years (for free) I have been locked out of my account until I sign up for their “packages” No offense, but I’m not going to pay $7 per month to have only 10 listings live on Ebay! You are also limited to 1 Ebay account. I have 2. I might pay $1.00 for the above but I’m certainly not going to pay for a pro plan at $36.00 per month. I used to promote CrazyLister all over the web but not anymore! Plenty of free template builders out there. Just involves a bit more work and creativity. Thank you E-Commerce for posting the free websites for those of us who are looking to comply with Ebay while running from the profiteers.

    • You are just the most expensive crazy lister, if you have more than 10 listings your kinda bolloxed

    • Thanks for the blatant advert, but CrazyLister is utter garbage. There are far better free alternatives out there.

  3. Thanks for this useful article.

    I was using Turbo Lister, but as I can’t use the Listing Designer tool anymore will use one of these.

  4. Thanks for the article. It is a pity that free templates are so poor in the graphics. But as they say, nothing is for free 🙂

    • What did you end up trying out?

    • The saying is, “You get what you pay for”. “Nothing is for free” isn’t a saying. There’s lots of stuff you can get for free: oxygen, sunshine, berries from a bush on public land, high 5’s if you’re standing next to me long enough, etc…

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