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I'm confident a lot of you have observed those great eBay shops, with custom designs, and thought, how the hell did they do that? I bet you have carried out a search for it, and only identified a bunch of web sites of men and women trying to get hundreds of £££ from you in return for a design. Are you one of those people today who can design a retailer, but do not know how to do the code? Well this guide is for you! I am going to provide you with step by step knowledge on how to build your very personal custom shop design.
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Firstly, you will will need an eBay shop active, in which you have complete access to. You will also have to have some sort of server exactly where you can host a.CSS file in which eBay can load for the colours. If you do not have webspace, please feel free to email me at email@example.com or send me a message on eBay, and I will provide you with some zero cost webspace to host your.CSS file and images if you so wish.
Now lets start off with Setting up your eBay shop from the start off. If you have currently accomplished this, please scroll down to our custom style section and read on from there to start your custom designing.
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Now, when your eBay retailer is all set up, with the "Speedy Retailer Setup" selection, we will start to Manage our shop. You can do this by logging into your eBay summary, scrolling down and clicking "Manage my Retailer" on the left navigation bar.
Now you will get yourself on the page in which you will edit your store, and add features. The initially factor you will want to do is add some categories to your retailer. You are allowed to make up to 300 completely different retailer categories for your new eBay shop, so don't worry about creating too a great number of. You can add as lots of categories and sub categories as you want. You can build categories by clicking "Shop Caegories" on the left navigation.
You can now click the Add Category button and make your category, giving it an appropriate name. You can develop five categories at a time.
When you have created your 5 categories, you can add extra or click a distinct category link to access that category and generate sub-categories inside it. This is used on my personal retailer.
Example: Servants of the Betrayer
Hunt for Illidan
As soon as you have created all your categories, you can move onto the next step. Don't worry if you cannot assume of a certain a single. You can usually come back later and add/eliminate categories.
You are now going to want to edit your Display Settings.
The Display Settings let you to Add a title to your Store, view your Retailer URL, or change it, make alterations to your Store Logo, and Add/Edit your Retailer Description.
Store Name: Give your Shop a excellent name which consists of what you sell. Such As World of Warcraft TCG - loot cards, spectral tiger and so on.
Store Logo: Choose a logo from your Pc, enter a URL, or decide on a fundamental eBay a single for your store. Size must be 310×90 pixels.
Store Description: Don't put some thing like "Welcome to our shop, take pleasure in your go to". Be abrupt, clarify what you sell and use key phrases for what items you sell as this will aid with your Search Engine Placement on sites like Google, Yahoo and loads a great deal more. This could bring you prospective shoppers to all of your items on a significant scale if the ideal keywords and phrases are mentioned.
THEME AND DISPLAY
The Theme and Display section makes it possible for you to edit your shop theme, edit Left Navigation Bar settings, and make modifications to the Store Header Display. It also permits you to change the way items are listed on your storefront.
Retailer Theme: Pick out a theme from eBay. If you are organizing on customising a theme for later, and building a custom theme, this section doesn't actually matter. Just choose some thing that looks nice, and matches the colours of your items in some way.
Left Nav Bar Settings: Pick out to show your Search Box, Pick which categories to show, and Opt for to show Retailer Pages and Buyer Display alternatives.
Shop Header Display: Turn the Shop Page Header on. (Turn this off if you are going to build a custom store. We will be creating our personal), and select which sort of eBay header displays. You can only adjust this with a premium store.
Item Display: Pick whether to show your items on your shop as a list, or in a Gallery View. I advise gallery view, as it looks like an on the net store, and looks nicer.
Promotion Boxes let you to place tiny pieces of data on your shop in unique areas. These could consist of a smaller piece of data about items on Sale, or a terrific postage give you at the moment have going. You can also use Promotion Boxes to make slideshows of items which you are presently promoting, and create Countdown Timers for items which are ending soonest. The Alternatives are all pretty self explanatory.
CUSTOM PAGES (THIS IS THE Commence OF THE CUSTOM Style!)
When you produce your shop, you will finish up with a good looking storefront, with nice colours. But then when you see other peoples shops, and they have produced a totally self developed retailer, with header display, flash and loads additional, you certainly wish you could do it. There are thousands of you out there who can style the retailer you want, but don't know how to embed it into eBay. Well this is how you do it my pals.
Now all sections will assume you have HTML code prepared, including images, your style, and a.CSS FILE. If you do not have a CSS file, please scroll down to that section and read about that, due to the fact it is required to produce a decent storefront.
Now, we will commence with the Header.
When you have your Header image uploaded to your file server, or a web-site such as Photobucket, Imageshack, or Tinypic, and have your HTML code prepared, go to Manage My Shop > Display Settings > Theme and Display > Store Header Display. Click the "Transform" link.
Click "Yes, consist of additional information and facts in the header" Radio button, and then enter your HTML code. Save the adjustments.
Now you will discover that you have two Headers Displaying. Your custom header, and the regular eBay header. You require to disable the normal eBay header so that only your custom one particular is displayed. This can be accomplished by following these actions:
* Go to Display Settings
* Go to Theme and Display
* Go to Shop Theme
* Click "Change to one other theme"
* Go to Easily Customizable themes, and pick the "Custom Header only" theme.
* Choose your colours.
* Save settings.
This header will now seem on all retailer pages, which includes your About Me Page.
Primary Part - ITEM LIST (CUSTOM)
We are now going to edit the Body location. This will permit you to develop your principal storefront, fully customized and developed.
Adhere to these steps very carefully.
* Click "Custom Pages" on the Left Navigation
* Click "Build New Page"
* On the next page, pick "Text Section"
* Name the page. (Same as Shop Title recommended, as this will develop into your major page)
* You will now have to have to enter your HTML for the page. Don't forget, this guide assumes you already have the styles and code prepared.
Now at this point, im positive a handful of individuals are having some challenges. So right here are some points and specifics to assist you out.
You will need to have to add your styles very carefully. I am employing CSS for my retailer, and as a result I will guide you in that way.
You will want to add your search bar to your custom page, so folks can search your items. This can be done by entering the following code in your custom page, and editing the text which is Bold to your personal store info. Also eliminate the space amongst the opening and closing signs. (Its to stop the code executing in this guide and displaying a search bar).
Subsequent up, you will want to make the page load the CSS from an external file. This is simply because eBay does not let you to host a CSS file, and it requires to be loaded elsewhere. This can be carried out with the following code.
Not sure what CSS File to add, or what to include things like in your CSS file? Nicely a quick Google search will help, as there are numerous websites willing to supply this data.
You will now want to add other pieces of code, which makes it possible for particular things to be displayed. Right here are some helpful exclusive eBay codes.
This Displays your User ID, feedback, and hyperlinks to your Me page.
Displays your Feedback
Display your items. Replace N with for List view, and 1 for Gallery View.
replace N with a value 10-100 to opt for your shop width. Recommended 60-100.
Next up is the Navigation Bar. This is carried out by building a Promotion Box, and then removing the original Sidebar.
Stick to these actions to make your navigation bar:
* Go to "Promotion Boxes"
* Click "Develop New Promotion Box"
* Opt for Communicate to your Buyers.
* On the next page, select "Left Navigation - Upper"
* Enter your code, producing confident to align the navigation bar properly with your header and physique areas.
* Make confident you do Text Hyperlinks rather of images, so that Search Engines have even more keywords and phrases to play with.
* Click Save.
Now, you will want to delete the other default navigation, to cease both navigation bars displaying on your shop. This can be done by following these steps:
* Go to Store Design
* Go to Display Settings
* Go to Theme and Display
* Click Left Navigation Boxes
* Click the "Change" link.
* Uncheck all the components, and save.
You can now generate extra pages, such as an FAQ following these steps, and deciding on FAQ rather of Text location.
Recall, to make your new custom page your Storefront key page, go to Custom Pages, and on the drop down menu, select which 1 you want to display as your Homepage.