eBay’s active content policy kicked in on June 2017 and I’m sure many of you received the warning messages from eBay asking to take care of the active content on your listings.
This post is a wake-up call for all sellers – don’t ignore the recent policy changes, one day eBay may decide to remove listings which are not compliant (eBay is already hiding non compliant descriptions) so act to fix any issues now!
In March 2016, CrazyLister got an early heads up from eBay about the upcoming ban of active content. We were under a non-disclosure agreement, so we could not disclose any information before eBay’s official announcement in April. However, knowing that the clock was ticking and that there were 12 months left before eBay was to ban active content from listings – CrazyLister’s team immediately got to work.
5 months later, I’m happy to announce the release of the new CrazyLister editor – which is already 100% compliant with eBay’s active content policy.
Back in April 2016 eBay announced: “Beginning with the 2017 Spring Seller Update, eBay will limit the use of active content in all new listings across all devices and it will not be rendered by default.”
This raised many questions –
- What is active content?
- Why is eBay turning off active content?
- How will eBay listings function with active content removed?
Here is a link to an earlier post where I answer all of these questions – eBay Banned Active Content in 2017 – What Does it Mean For You?
In this post, I’m going to introduce the new CrazyLister, which is the world’s first editor to comply with eBay’s active content policy.
What’s new in the new version of CrazyLister?
Besides having active content removed and replacing it with CSS (a non active content technology), here are the newly added features:
We have completely rebuilt the editor with cutting edge technology for smooth & fast performance.
Here is a 50 seconds video showing the new CrazyLister editor –
New Image Gallery
The image gallery was fully rebuilt and is now even easier to use and more robust.
Resizing the gallery will now automatically resize the images as well.
Easily set the order of the gallery images –
Automatic Background Removal
An awesome brand new feature!
When you upload a photo of your product, CrazyLister will automatically clean the background for you –
You can now easily customize the look and feel of your tabs.
Change the background, fonts, corners, borders etc..
Group Elements on Mobile View Editor
On the mobile view editor, you can now hold CTRL and select multiple elements to move them around together –
Don’t Wait Till the Last Moment
Here at CrazyLister, we busted our asses off to release the world’s first “active content compliant” editor ASAP, to give eBay sellers as much time as possible to revise their listings and comply with eBay active content policy.
eBay has turned off active content in mid 2017 – don’t wait to update your listings!
As a small business, you’ll always have more tasks than hands to do them, so start revising your listings today and avoid having to urgently revise all of your listings at once.