Scope of templates greatly reduced. I sell DVDs and always liked to pick a template that tied in with the genre. Virtually nil for military/ war. wild west, thrillers (cityscapes etc). Hugely disappointing.
You need to have a word with your support department. I put in a request at the same time as I commented here. Their reply, which differs from what you are saying was:
"Our old listing templates have phased out. We introduced new templates recently in order to be line with eBay's new listing requirements. All of the templates we offer now are active content free and mobile friendly and responsive.
Currently we have added approximately 250 new templates which are active content free and mobile responsive. We do not have any current plans to add more new templates at this time".
250 templates is a huge decrease in variety when there were 1800 previously.
Apologies on that! It looks like you got an outdated response regarding the templates, which has since been addressed with the support team. The plans regarding templates have only recently solidified, but again, I apologize for the response you received not being as up to date and accurate as possible.
Please feel free to make any requests at the feature center as Greg noted and feel free to vote on any of the existing requests that are there.
We do have plans to release more new templates coming up, and as Greg noted above, we plan to release a few new templates every month. We have Holiday themed templates on the horizon as noted in the To Do section of our Feature Center here;and if you see other features already present in the Feature Center that you'd like to see, please let us know by casting your vote.
Unless there is a large improvement in the number and variety of templates on offer I'll be cancelling in 2018.
The business, if viable, should be buying in the resource needed to create templates. The choice is a shadow of what it used to be.
Sorry for being so negative just really disappointed at the moment.
To me I look at this way. Auctiva knew that the changes were coming. They should have planned ahead and started making new templates that would be in compliance with ebay. They dropped from over 1800 templates to a measly 250. Plus the new templates are no where near the standards of the old ones. In plain English they are terrible.
Now I am forced to use the same boring template all the time. I tried others but wording description of hard to read. This maybe the final deal breaker for me and I will soon start to look for better options.
Currently we have some other holiday themed templates in the works which should be available in the template selector in the near future. At this point I am unable to provide you with a specific date for their availability, but we do expect to have them available soon, and I will update this thread as soon as they are available or more information regarding their release becomes available.
Apologies for any inconvenience this may be causing.
I think I am done using Auctiva.
As I noted before, we've developed the new templates to ensure compliance with eBay's policies and based on the data that shows consumers use mobile devices to shop on ebay. Mobile responsive templates equate to higher sales conversion rate for your listings. Every month we are adding new templates to the selection, so keep an eye out.
We have released some new seasonal/holiday themed templates and these are now available in the template selector.
We have continued releasing new templates regularly, so the template selection has been increasing with templates that meet the current eBay standards. If there is a particular template or type of template you wish to see, please feel free to submit your request to our Feature Center, located here..
Please ensure that you make multiple requests if you have multiple types of templates you'd like to see so we can have the ideas up for the rest of our community to vote on.
I'm sorry to hear that you are unsatisfied with our current templates. Please keep in mind that the changes to the the templates were made to keep up with eBay compliance regarding both active content and mobile friendliness for listings.
If you have suggestions relating to templates or any part of the service, please feel free to leave a suggestion at our Feature Center, located here. where our community can vote on ideas that help to inform the development of Auctiva.
I have been off ebayfor a couple of years while I got divorced- just come back to list some stuff-and I'm horrified! The templates are as grey as the british weather- they are AWFUL!!
the only reason I was on here was for the stand out templates, and this lot are a load of pastel rubbish.
All this nonsense about ebay is just that- they don't care what colour the ads areas long as they get the money - and auctiva are not getting any more of mine- I don't care if people shop on ebay using steam engines - it doesn't justify dumbing down your site- wanting money for less effort-if auctiva can't be bothered to make the effort, I'll go somewhere else.