In my eBay April Seller Newsletter I found out that 17.8% of my sales were from a mobile device. I thought that was interesting and it was higher than what I expected. For several months now I've made changes to optimize my listings for mobile devices. Some of the things I changed were: I quit using Seller Sourcebook templates with lots of html. I started using bullets in my description to make reading easier. I changed the size of all my photos to meet eBay's new requirements. I took their advice to keep descriptions short and sweet. Before I made changes and was still using a template my listing came up all wonky on my android smart phone. Seeing that was good incentive to quit using the template. Now my listings look normal on my smart phone. eBay has some examples of how your listing may look on a mobile device if not optimized. I think this is important. I don't shop from my phone but I do research on it and if a page isn't loading fast enough or I can see it's not loading correctly with text all screwed up I back out of it right away. I don't have patience for that especially because they load slowly anyway (my phone is a few years old). Look up some of your listings on your own mobile device. How do they look?
The New Storefront
I learned from eBay Scavengers that all store subscribers can now elect the new storefront. See my new storefront above. I am loving it. I have some work to do on my banner. I just created something basic because I don't know much about designing banners but even so I think the storefront looks so much better. I took advantage of being able to pick the four featured items shown first (could we do that before?) and I chose a yellow theme so it looks cohesive. I'll change these out once a week but stick with some sort of theme. Do you have a store? Have you changed to the new storefront? How do you like it and what changes do you like most?
Sales Are Up This Week
Sales have finally picked up. Praise the lords. I hope they continue to rise.