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Posted on 2006-06-28
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Hello,

I am about to open up a ebay store. I see some people have flash on there store. I will be selling flash logo's. How do I get my store to be customized with my own font, flash, ect..?
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You can customize your eBay store (store, header and About Me page) by inserting your HTML/Flash code into your eBay store and pointing to your flash .swf file which you will place on your own server, not eBay.

eBay allows for up to 5 "Me" pages.  These are web pages in your store in addition to your eBay listings.  The 'About Me' page is one example and creating a custom 'storefront' (landing page) is another.  You can really do a lot.

<http://pages.ebay.com/help/specialtysites/customizing-your-store.html>

If you wanted to incorporate a flash banner, for example, to display in your eBay Store , you might add the following code.  Notice how the flash .swf file is on your own web server.  That's the only requirement.

<embed allowScriptAccess="never" src="http://www.yoursite.com/myflash.swf?clicktag=http%3A//www.yoursite.com" width="468" height="60" menu="false" scale="exactfit" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" style="border: solid 1px"></embed>

You also might want to look into the Vendio Zoomstream Images service that is popular among some eBay merchants:

<http://www.vendio.com/my/ihost/promo_zs.html>

I hope this helps some.

Good Luck!

Mark


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So basically I can create my page in frontpage2003 with my flash on it and put the HTML code in my ebay store right? Also here is a link to an ebay store. I want mine kind of like this:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Business-Logo-design-Flash-Animated-Logo-Stationary_W0QQitemZ6067300433QQihZ009QQcategoryZ47131QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
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desertcities earned 500 total points
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Yes, you are correct.

If you look at the link you shared, in your browser click on View > Source and do a search on 'swf' and you'll notice that web page placed all of their .swf flash files on their own webserver.  

<http://prowebb.com/logosebay/flash/28.swf> is an example.

So they use their regular HTML on eBay and then place their flash file on their own website and that's about it.

Mark
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by:godvalinchi
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Cool. Thanks so much for your help.
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You're welcome.  Thank you!

eBay has lots of online help available with thousands of other sellers helping one another.  Here's some of their online help below.  I took portions below from a previous eBay answer I commented on.  Hope it helps!

Other Great eBay Help Below:

Here's the URL to the eBay Community Boards:
<http://pages.ebay.com/community/boards/index.html?ssPageName=comm:f:f:US>

You also might find some help related to the item you are selling in the eBay Groups section

<http://groups.ebay.com/index.jspa?ssPageName=comm:f:f:US&categoryID=1&redirected=1>

Also, the eBay Answer Center is a great place too.  Here you can search for anything and there are thousands of answers to just about anything you want or need to know.  <http://answercenter.ebay.com/search.jspa>

And lastly the eBay Chat Rooms are a great way to throw-out your question for some professional help: <http://pages.ebay.com/community/chat/index.html?ssPageName=comm:f:f:US>

Mark
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Thanks so much. This does help.
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