How to Change eBay Profile Pictures

how to change ebay profile picture

Omar Founder of OJ Digital Solutions

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One study suggests trustworthy seller photos on ecommerce sites increase sales.

If you’ve ever needed a reason to change your eBay profile picture, one of the best reasons is to increase your sales.

If you don’t know how to alter your profile picture on eBay, you’ve come to the right place.

I created this guide to teach you how to change eBay profile pictures. I will also discuss how you can add a cover photo to your profile and build customer trust in your eBay listing. Lastly, I will also provide tips and tricks for shooting and uploading an eBay profile image that reels in more buyers.

Let’s begin.

Ecommerce Seller Profile Photo Best Practices

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Posting a quick selfie as your eBay profile photo isn’t enough.

There are more than 19 million sellers on eBay as of 2022, so competition for the trust and loyalty of other eBay members is tight.

A good profile picture is undoubtedly crucial to your success on eBay.

Do you want to grab customers’ attention and drive sales to your store? Follow these best practices for your profile photo shoot.

1 – eBay’s recommended image size for profile images is 150 x 150 pixels.

2 – Save your image files in one of the following formats:

  • PNG
  • JPEG
  • TIFF
  • BMP
  • GIF

3 – Wear a decent and respectable outfit you know looks good on you.

4 – Flash a genuine smile by showing your teeth and slightly squinting your eyes.

5 – Show the best side of your face.

6 – Your face must comprise 70 to 80 percent of the photo.

7 – Include your shoulders in the image.

8 – Don’t wear sunglasses.

9 – Don’t include pets, children, or any individual or object irrelevant to your products.

Here is a representation of the perfect eBay profile photo.

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How to Change Your eBay Profile Picture on Your Desktop or Laptop

Here’s how to change profile pics on eBay.

1 – Go to the eBay website using your preferred browser.

2 – Click Sign in and enter your username and password.

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3 – Click My eBay, which is on the upper right-hand corner of the page.

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4 – Click Summary.

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5 – Click username, which is to the right of My eBay.

6 – Click on Edit profile.

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7 – Click the pencil icon at the upper right corner of your profile picture or photo box.

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8 – Click Change photo.

9 – Your File Explorer will appear. Look for your profile image in your folders.

10 – Once you find your photo, click on it once. Then, click Open in the bottom-right section of your File Explorer to upload the image.

11 – Click Done Editing.

Note: You can follow these steps if you want to add new profile pictures on eBay as a new seller or want to replace your current photo.

Adding a Cover Photo to Your Profile Image Using Your Desktop or Laptop

The cover or background photo is the photo behind your profile image and details. It contains snapshots of products in your eBay listings. This photo is essential because it gives potential customers the first impression of your store and product offerings.

Here’s an example of an eBay cover photo.

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Here’s how to add a cover photo.

  1. Go to the eBay website using your preferred browser.
  2. Click Sign in and enter your username and password.
  3. Click My eBay, which is on the upper right-hand corner of the page.
  4. Click Summary.
  5. Click username, which is to the right of My eBay.
  6. Click Edit profile.
  7. Click on Change cover.
  8. Click Reposition cover and drag the image to your preferred position.
  9. Click Save.
  10. Click the text box to add an introduction or eBay description.
  11. Click Done Editing.

Note that the ideal eBay cover photo size is 1,200 by 270 pixels.

How to Change eBay Profile Picture Using An Android Smartphone

I will now outline the process for Android smartphone owners. Proceed to the next section if you own an iOS device.

Note that it would be impossible to follow the steps below if you did not uninstall the eBay app first (which you can reinstall easily later on).

Signing in to the eBay site via your smartphone’s browser leads you back to the app. Since you can’t change your profile picture using the app, it’s best to get the app out of the way temporarily.

Here’s how to change your eBay profile picture using an Android device.

1 – Open Google Chrome and go to the eBay website.

2 – Click the menu icon, as shown below.

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3 – Sign in to your eBay account.

4 – Tap the profile icon. Check the image below for reference.

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5 – Enter your country, street address, and phone number in the appropriate fields.

6 – Tap Continue.

7 – Tap Account.

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8 – Tap Personal Information.

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9 – Sign in again by entering your username and password.

10 – Tap on the three vertical dots at the top-right corner of the page.

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11 – Scroll down and tap on Desktop Site.

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12 – Sign in again.

13 – The eBay homepage will appear. Tap your name at the top-left corner of the page.

14 – Tap your profile picture.

15 – Press the Edit Profile button.

16 – Tap the pen icon at the top-right corner of the default profile picture.

17 – Choose the photo you want to upload as your profile picture.

18 – Tap Done Editing.

Note: You can’t edit your profile image on the eBay app. You have to use the browser on your Android device.

How to Change eBay Profile Picture Using An iPhone

Here’s how to change your eBay profile photo with an iPhone.

  1. Open your Safari browser and visit the eBay website.
  2. Log in to your eBay account.
  3. Tap the AA icon at the top of the screen before the address bar.
  4. Choose Request Desktop Website from the website view menu.
  5. Tap your name at the upper-left corner of the eBay homepage.
  6. Tap your user name right under your name beside the default profile picture.
  7. Press the Edit Profile button once you see the eBay profile picture page.
  8. Tap the pen icon at the top-right corner of the default profile image.
  9. Select the photo you want to upload as your eBay profile picture.
  10. Tap the Done Editing button.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Change I Change My Profile Image Using the My eBay App for Smartphones?

No, you can’t.

You can only change your eBay profile picture on the eBay website.

You’d need to use a browser to change your profile picture on a smartphone, whether it’s an Android or iOS device.

What Should I Do if eBay Does Not Accept My Profile Image’s File Format?

You must convert the image file into a format eBay accepts. Many websites and tools allow you to convert images into different formats and are often free.

If you have an existing photo on your computer or smartphone that you’d like to upload on eBay, ensure it’s in any of the following file formats:

  • PNG
  • JPEG
  • TIFF
  • BMP
  • GIF

What Should Be the Background Color of My Profile?

It’s best to follow the guidelines on eBay product photos.

A white background is ideal.

Black, beige, or any neutral color with no patterns are also good backgrounds. In short, there should be one plain color for your background.

Determine the most suitable background color for the outfit you’re wearing in your profile image.

This website helps you select the best background color for closet photos. It would also help to learn how to dress for the camera.

You can explore many online photo background editors to change your background and create a professional-quality photo.

The Bottom Line

I hope my guide has taught you how to change your eBay profile picture. Moreover, I hope you’ve learned how to take high-quality photos that boost your credibility and sales potential.

Don’t be afraid to try the tips I outlined in this article today.

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