November 20, 2009

Page Mage – Building Better eBay Listings


If you’ve tried selling products on eBay in the past few years, then you’ve probably already noticed that the online marketplace has become pretty crowded. Getting your listings noticed by buyers is more difficult than ever before. Unless you have signed up for Page Mage, that is. For a fee, Page Mage gives you the tools to create interactive, visually pleasing eBay listings that get your merchandise noticed by buyers who are ready to make a bid.

Page Mage users are given access to all sorts of interactive elements that they can use to add flair to any eBay listing—including clip art galleries, moving text, slideshows, videos, and mouse overs—in an effort to attract more attention from interested buyers. In addition, Page Mage says it can make the process of creating auction listings easier and faster thanks to its drag and drop templates and online management system that allows users to publish and control their eBay listings without leaving the Page Mage site.

Promoting your own eBay listings on social networking sites and blogs is made easier with Page Mage, as well, since the site offers a one-touch system that automatically updates your auction listings on more than a dozen social networking sites and blogging platforms with the touch of a button. If you are an avid eBay seller looking for a better way to help your merchandise stand apart from the crowd, Page Mage is an online application that is definitely worth checking out.

Practical Uses:

  • Add rich media features like video and image galleries to an auction listing
  • Create unique listings that stand apart from the crowd
  • Promote your eBay listings with your blog and social networking accounts
  • Save and publish listings quickly with Page Mage’s templates

Insider Tips:

  • Track multiple listings with Page Mage’s auction management tools
  • Incorporate your own clip art into an eBay listing
  • Use Page Mage’s “grid tool” to keep photos and text aligned
  • Add multiple pages to a single eBay listing

What we liked:

  • Ability to create professional-looking auction listings
  • Drag-and-drop system makes adding and resizing photos easy
  • Saved templates simplify the process of creating similar listings to the ones you already have
  • Pay-as-you-go pricing option is ideal for occasional eBay sellers

What we didn’t like:

  • Complex pricing structure can get confusing


Company Info:

  • Launched: August 2008
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: Redwood City, California
  • Owned by: Eric Scifres
  • Web site:


  • Free for 60 day trial
  • Pay-As-You-Go for $.50 per listing
  • Monthly flat-fee plans range from $9.95 to $34.95 per month


  1. We (Page Mage) just announced new pricing:
    Absolutely free to use for up to 24 listings a month. If you need more, we have an unlimited plan.

    • Dave Hutcheson

      I don’t want or need Page Mage and I am tired of getting billed every month for something I never asked for. I want it cancelled ASAP!!! My whole reason for even having an Ebay account is to purchase items. If you are with Page Mage cancel my account immediately. I have changed credit cards and you are not authorized to charge to it for anything.
      Please respond quickly.


    We tried using this software – YES! the pages are fun and eye catching – but the service has way too many ‘bugs’ – the first being – when their (PAGE MAGE) site is down – so are YOUR AUCTIONS! which means – they are not visable to your buyers! – and there site is down SEVERAL times a week! – once – their site was down for nearly a whole weekend – costing us countless sales! – it’s best to stick with the old reliables (AND FREE) services of those like PHOTOBUCKET – they worked out the kinks – and your auctions and SAFE and most importantly VISABLE 24/7!

  3. Dan G

    Have tried using Page Mage for a couple of weeks now and the service is littered with bugs, From not being able to upload pictures to outright outages becomes very frustrating. Service and Support is also lacking. Any issue that I have sent to support has come back with the same reply ‘It’s not the Page Mage service its your computer your ISP’ or any other thing they can think of blaming.

    The pages are rather eye catching and the concept is interesting but at this point Page Mage is not ready for Prime time. I would take a look at as the service is very similar as is the pricing and there are not as many bugs.

    Maybe one day Page Mage will get it right or at least acknowledge that there are bugs rather then pointing the finger at whatever moves.

    I hope this helps.

  4. Dave Hutcheson

    I just noticed there is no email portal on your website. I need to contact Page Mage NOW! I am on the verge of reporting you to every agency I can think of from the Attorney General’s office to the I am really furious with your lack of response and lack of caring. I am going to my bank tomorrow and file a fraud report against you and block you permanently from my account.
    Dave Hutcheson

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