Adding Videos To your eBay Auctions

Adding video to your eBay auctions can increase the number of bids you receive on an item and give your buyers a better idea of the item they are bidding on. You don’t have to be an experienced video producer to create videos to post on your eBay auctions. Adding video allows you to talk directly to your potential customers and add your own creativity to your listings. Video allows you to share information more effectively than just text. You can also use videos to demonstrate how an item works or how it is used. Videos are easy to make and are used by a small number of sellers.

Before you run out to the electronics store to pick up the latest digital camcorder, take a look at your digital camera. Most digital cameras have a built in option for digital video recording which will be more than adequate for use on eBay.

The first thing you need to do is round up the items that you want to create videos for. Give your viewers a 360-degree view of the item you are putting up for auction. You can use your video to give your listing a personal touch.

You don’t need to make your video any longer than 30 seconds to a minute, which is about the time viewers start to get bored, anyway. Once you’re finished, upload the video to your computer the same way you upload your photographs. Find your favorite video-sharing website; YouTube is still a personal favorite, especially due to its embed code that just needs to be copied and pasted right into your auction. Once you’ve gotten the videos uploaded, all you need to do is paste the code for embedding the video anywhere in your auction, and you’re done. With your auctions, eBay also offers you a way to upload videos that eBay displays for you, but you can save yourself the extra fee by using a service like YouTube instead.


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  1. Mandy Allen says:

    Wow, Lynne, I never considered using video on ebay! I never have seen a listing with one either. Is it more common in the US? Great idea though, thanks.

    Enjoy the journey.


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