Using Your Website to Store Your eBay Listing Images

By Marsha Collier

It is always a good idea to save your eBay listing images for the many If you have a website, you can easily upload your images from there. A simple website where you can blog and post promotions to your eBay images can be as inexpensive as $3 to $4 a month. All you need to do is set up an eBay folder for your item’s pictures and get FTP (file transfer protocol) login information from your webhost.

To get your eBay images up to your website, use a free app like FireFTP in a Firefox browser.

After you’ve uploaded your images to your website folder, get the address of your item’s location and type it in the Picture URL box of eBay’s Sell form. You can use the uploaded images for your main eBay pictures or within descriptions. The pictures will appear whenever someone views your item pages. Check out this example description with an embedded video.

ebay listing video
Mission Belt Company (of Shark Tank fame) embedded a YouTube video in their description.

If your images are stored on a WordPress site, just upload them and use the URL.