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***Update: Use Embedded Videos Within Your Listing***

May 11, 2007 | 04:18PM PST/PT

Jim Ambach
Hi everyone – this is Jim Ambach again with our Seller Experience team. A few weeks ago I announced that sellers could now link to videos to describe their items (read my note here). Video's ability to tell a story, as well as its ease-of-use, has made it extremely popular, and the time was right to bring video to eBay.

When I made my announcement, our policy allowed sellers to link to a video, but not to embed the video directly within their listing. Just like the online video world, our policy is rapidly evolving – we’re updating it to now allow sellers to embed videos within their listings. The videos still need to be hosted on one of our approved sites, but it's up to you whether you want to embed them or simply link to them. We'll also be evaluating other video hosting sites as time goes on, and will update our approved list periodically.

As I mentioned before, we've been working with several film-makers who also happen to be eBay sellers. They've used video in their listings to tell buyers about their items in a fun, interesting way. Here are a few more examples (with the videos embedded this time) that will hopefully give you some creative ideas.

Our policy page will be updated to reflect this change shortly.

Sincerely,

Jim Ambach
Vice President, Seller Experience

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