Due to a growing number of questions and concern relating to eBay’s new HTTPS policy update, I thought I would provide a quick guide on bulk updating existing listings.
In eBay’s Summer 2017 update, they announced they would be switching to the HTTPS protocol and listing templates would need to be updated to accommodate this. I wrote a post on the subject in September to confirm that all changes were made to my eBay listing templates as soon as the policy was announced.
Since then, there has been a lot of questions relating to updating existing listings to make them compliant. If you only have a few listings on eBay the change is relatively straight forward and only involves replacing all instances of “http” with “https” in your listing code, with a handful of listings this could easily be done manually. For those that have more than a handful of listings, fortunately there is a quick and easy solution using eBay’s bulk revision tool.
Before you get started, it’s worth mentioning that updating “http” links to “https” should only be done if the domain that hosts your own images (or any other embedded content) has a valid SSL certificate and supports the HTTPS protocol. I recommend that you test this method on a couple of listings first before doing any type of mass revision.
Go to My eBay > Listings > Active
Alternatively, if you are in the UK you can go directly to the page below:
Check the listings you want to update or click the checkbox at the very top to check all
Click Edit > Edit Selected
Check all of the listings again using the first checkbox
Click Edit Fields > Item Description
Change the “Select Action” dropdown to Edit listings in bulk – find and replace
In the Find box enter http://
In the Replace box enter https://
Click Save and Close
Click Submit Changes
This process will bulk update the descriptions of the listings you select to find all instances of “http://” and replace them with “https://”.