Adding video to ebay listing

By Tony Lam

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Adding Youtube video to eBay listing is simple. However, a lot of sellers are frustrated when they tried to embed code from Youtube video but only to find error message of “Your listing cannot contain javascript (“.cookie”, “cookie(“, “replace(“, IFRAME, META, or includes), cookies or base href.”

Today, I am going to show you the easy and correct way to embed a Youtube video into your Auction listing.

1. Open your eBay  listing, click “Revise your item”, go to Description Editor,

2. Locate where you want to put the  video, for example, below title wording “(battery included)”

3. Copy the wording “(battery included)” , click tab  to “HTML” view, key “Ctrl F” on keyboard to open the little lookup box at the right bottom corner, paste the words “(battery included)” and you will see “(battery included)” is highlighted.

4. After </p>, press <enter> to add two new lines.

5. Open your YouTube channel, click “Share” , then click “Embed”

Don’t use this default HTML code in the box since eBay will not accept it. If you paste this HTML code to eBay listing, error message of “Your listing cannot contain javascript (“.cookie”, “cookie(“, “replace(“, IFRAME, META, or includes..”) will pop up.

6. Check “Use old embed code” instead, uncheck “Show suggested videos when the video finishes” since it will distract the buyers to view other videos. Select size “560 x 315” or input custom size in the boxes.

6. After the selections, select the HTML codes, right click and copy it.

7. Go back to the eBay listing tab, past the HTML code into the blank lines

8. Add<center></center> at beginning and end of the code to make the video align to center.

9. Click “preview” to see the outcome. Then, save the listing.


Tips and Trick  : To stand out from other listings and draw buyers’ attention, I usually add “see my video ” or “video demo” at the title.


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