Thinking of selling something on eBay? From this week, your listings will be deleted if you don't meet the site's minimum image quality requirements.
The crucial requirements are these:
- All listings must have one picture. (It's been the case for years that your chances of selling something without a picture are close to zero anyway.)
- The image must be at least 500 pixels in size on its longest side. (eBay recommends 1600 pixels as a practical minimum.)
- If you're selling second-hand goods, they must be specifically photographed — you can't use catalogue images or stock art.
Any listing which doesn't meet these requirements is liable to be blocked before it has even posted. These days, eBay is more commonly used by professional sellers and stores than individuals, but if you do decide to use it, these rules are worth keeping in mind.