Manually update the free version below or sign in to create a paid auto-updating gallery
1. Find and select your items
match all words = separate with spaces. small blue widget Find listings with all words small and blue and widget in the title.
match any word = separate with commas and enclose in parentheses. widget (small,blue) Find every widget that is either blue or small.
exclude words = precede "match any" with minus sign. widget -(small,blue) Must follow search word. Find widgets but exclude any that are blue or small.
match whole phrase = surround phrase in quotes. "small blue widget" Find only listings with exact phrase in title.
match any phrase = surround each phrase in quotes;
comma-separate phrases within parentheses. ( "small widget", "blue widget" ) Find listings with one of the exact phrases in title.
wildcards = NOTE: as of 05 Nov 2012, eBay no longer supports wildcards (*).
limitations = a word must be at least 2 characters long and can not exceed 98 characters.
A comma-delimited string is measured like a word – use occasional spaces to break into groups under 98 characters.
Total characters in the search phrase may not exceed 350.
The "Find and Select your Items" slots:
Guests vs Members: Guests will use the single row of slots to select eBay items for a manually editable gallery. Subscribed members will access a supplementary "searches" screen to create up to 8 different search groups for automatic nightly updating.
Index (#): The gallery index is ignored for Guest galleries. Subscribed members may create up to eight different searches that update nightly. When testing a search, its index will appear in the slot.
Seller Name: Add an eBay seller name to the first slot. This is a required field.
eBay Site: Select the country (eBay site) where your eBay listing is posted. If you list your items internationally or in more than one country, choose the site where you expect the largest traffic. This is the site that will be searched and is also the site that will open when your gallery is clicked by a visitor.
The remaining fields can be ignored or can be edited to organize the returned results.
Search Titles: If you have lots of items, search-words can refine the search. Open the ?-tips to see how to use search-words. A checkbox adds a description search to the results. Some sellers add "product codes" to item descriptions to categorize or group them in searches.
Sort Order: Defaulting to "Newest First" means your freshest items will appear, but you may wish to use another order. "Ending Soonest" should only be used with a subscription, and even then, may include items expiring long before the nightly update, so use that option with care.
Listing Type: You may want to select only store items that have a 30 day duration. Otherwise the default is to display all types of listings.
Qty: The maximum number of items to display defaults to 12 or 24. A lower number can be forced by editing this value if returned items need to fit into a predefined space (such as a grid gallery).
Show Items: The button will search eBay items and will return the results in the gray box. Recently listed items may not yet appear in the search. If no items were found, or if the wrong country is chosen, a "no items found" message will appear. Seller name misspellings appear as errors.
Displayed Items - Guests: If making a manual gallery as a Guest, you will be able to checkmark the items to use in your gallery. Members can create guest galleries while logged out.
Displayed Items - Members: If logged in as a subscribing member, the displayed listings are informational only (not selectable) and are managed nightly by the service. Member galleries will access the member database, not the screen results, so if your gallery fails to appear while testing here, be sure to:
activate (checkmark) at least one search in your account
save your search group
set or select the index# for an active search by (a)
clicking "Show" on an activated search on the member screen, or (b)
adding the active search number (1-8) to the gallery styler below.