Currently, eBay is offering sellers two shop design options: the old and a new one. To use the eBay template that you have created with the eBay Template Creator, you need to use the old shop design. Why this is necessary, and how to switch back when you are already using the new eBay shop, you will learn here.
eBay Shop Design: Old vs. New
The design of websites and online shops has changed considerably within the past years, and so did our viewing habits. With the new shop design eBay follows these changes and offers sellers without custom templates a more sophisticated shop appearance. For eBay sellers that wish to stand out of the crowd, however, the new shop design offers only restricted customization options. eBay is aware of that and therefore offers sellers the choose freely between the shop design options.
For more information provided by eBay, please read: http://pages.ebay.co.uk/storefronts/update/
Why is it necessary to switch back to the old shop design?
To leverage the full potential of custom design templates the old shop design offers more opportunities, as for example custom pages and headers.
As we want to offer our customers a wide-ranging set of design options, we develop our templates on the basis of the old eBay shop. So if you are currently using the new eBay shop, please follow the instructions on how to switch back to the old one.
eBay Shop reverse: New to old
( 1 ) Log in to eBay with your access data.
( 2 ) Klick on My eBay to go to the Account settings.
( 3 ) Now go to Shop Design and select Edit Shop.
( 4 ) In the upper section you will find a link saying Revert to my old Shop. Click on this link.
( 5 ) Within the section Shop Design >> Theme and Display, make sure that in Left navigation bar settings the eBay categories are activated.
If this is not the case, click on Change in the Theme and Display section and select eBay categories. Confirm your choice by clicking Save settings.
Now, you can implement your eBay shop design template as described in the tutorial.