"Starting in May 2018, we will begin updating eBay Stores to provide a new shopping experience. The newly-designed experience is intended to improve search engine optimization (SEO), enhance the mobile web experience, and provide new merchandising opportunities for eBay Stores subscribers. The new experience will also be active content-free and HTTPS-ready."
eBay will eventually stop supporting designed stores, but after analyzing the timeline for this restriction, it opens an opportunity for important competitive advantage - to design your eBay store.
eBay will not allow creating custom storefronts starting from May 2018, but if you already have one (or will create one before May), you will be able to keep it until 2019 perhaps even later.What does this mean?Starting from May 2018, all eBay stores will look pretty much the same. However, if you already have a designed store or will create one soon, your eBay store will stand out from the rest of eBay stores for the next 1-2 years, giving you a significant advantage.Should I use a custom design or templates?While using custom design might not be justified because of the effort and price involved in hiring a design agency or a freelancer, using designed templates makes much more sense. You can save time and money still have a professionally designed storefront.We at 3Dsellers offer professional tools to design your eBay store with templates, at a fraction of the price of custom design services.Our templates are mobile responsive and fully compatible with the new active-content policy.You will also be able to apply the same design to your eBay listings and provide a great and unique experience for your buyers.Ready to give it a try?Click here to start the free trialUpdate (May 22nd): As of today, eBay store designs are still available. Click here to design yours today.