We wrote recently about the use of videos on eBay listings and how you will be able to continue using them even when the new Active Content rules comes into force in the Summer. Find the article here: What about videos and the new eBay Active Content rules?
There was a little confusion on what sellers would need to do to continue using videos in listings. But hep is at hand.
Jim Griffith, known to many as Uncle Griff, has worked for eBay for many years and is active in the seller community and has clarified the situation with a posting on Facebook. You likely have an account and so can access the full information here.
The big question on many sellers’ minds is “How do I embed a YouTube video into my description?” YouTube’s current embed code will not work on eBay (it uses iframes and they are not supported inside an eBay description).
There is a way using eBay compliant-HTML 5.0 tags for “object”
Here is the block of HTML code that we will use to embed a video into a current listing:
<div style=”text-align: center;”><object data=”paste_URL_here” type=”text/html” width=”420″ height=”315″></object></div>
So,the good news is that you can continue to use videos using HTML5. But how big a task is it going to be for you to amend your listings?