How NOT to Display Clothing on Ebay

The fastest way to kill your sales is with poor photography. You need 5-6 clear, high quality photos to give your buyer the best idea of what they’re buying. If you’ve got crummy photography, shoppers will skip over your items. Of course, you probably already knew that. But here’s some ebay sellers that apparently didn’t. Here’s what NOT to do:

  1. Blurry, unreadable text in the first photo and someone’s leg in last photo. Oh my. And these were the ONLY two photos with the listing. Don’t distract potential buyers–make sure those photos are clear and don’t include anything that you’re not including in your listing.


2. Theoretically, modeling clothing is a great way to show how it actually looks on the body and good modeling will drive your price up. But if the model is wearing dingy socks, got her hair up in a messy wad, and didn’t even get a clear photo, it’s going to do more damage than good. If you model your clothes, make sure you look your best.

3. This one would actually be a good example of self modeling if it wasn’t for the funky angles. I’m not sure what this seller was trying to do, but your ebay listing is no place to get all artsy and creative with the photography. Take straight, clear photos so that your buyers can see exactly what the item looks like.

4. In the first picture, the lighting is too dark, and the second picture, the flash has overexposed the shoes. You can’t see details in the first picture and the second makes the shoes look gray! Natural light is your best bet, and if you have to use flash, back up a couple of feet so that your flash doesn’t wash out your items.

Do you have any other example of how NOT to take ebay fashion photos? Comment below!


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