3 reasons why you should not use flash animations in your listing template

There was a time flash animations were commonly used in eBay listing templates. It was considered edgy and attention grabbing.

Well, not anymore… Here is why…

  1. It is Outdated

If you don’t keep up with the times, your customers will not take you seriously. Keeping up with the latest technology tells the world that you are relevant, modern and know what you are doing.

Let’s face it. Nobody uses flash animations anymore. If your listing template has flash animation, it says

  1. Apple devices don’t support it

Whether you are Apple fan or not, the fact is that there are 1 billion* active apple products in the world today!

If you use a flash animation in your listing template, all Apple users are going to see is a black hole! This makes your listing template looks shabby and unprofessional.

* http://www.theverge.com/2016/1/26/10835748/apple-devices-active-1-billion-iphone-ipad-ios  

  1. It distracts the customer from important information

You may not get a second chance to make a good first impression. Don’t ruin it with flash animation!

Distracting your customer with an outdated, glaring flash animation, will take away the focus from your product and reduce the chances of your customer converting. As we always say, make sure your listing template communicates important product information that an interested customer definitely needs to know.

Make a decision today to say goodbye to flash animation!

About the author: Joshua K

Joshua K is blogger for dZine-hub and contributes regularly to the Huffington Post and various magazines and newspapers.

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