eBay recently announced that active content will not be allowed in eBay listings from 2017.

Active content is a broad term which covers any type of non-standard text that can be included in item descriptions, usually used to provide additional functionality such as cross promotion modules or videos. Examples of active content include JavaScript, Flash, plug-ins and form actions.

The default eBay LINK template currently includes a small amount of active content in the form of JavaScript. 

We are currently working on updating the template to remove any active content.

What do I need to do now?

If you are using the default eBay LINK product listing template, you don't need to do anything. We will update this for you.

What if I am using my own customised template? 

You will need to test your listings to see if they will comply. If they don't you will need to make changes to your template.

More information on active content.