How To Build Successful eBay Collections

eBay Collections is a fantastic new platform that allows users to create mood boards of items available on Nuffnang and eBay have teamed up to help launch eBay Collections, with Nuffnang bloggers being lucky enough to be invited to curate some of the first eBay Collections!

As part of this project, we have asked bloggers to build 5 Collections with 12 items available for purchase from With such a huge variety of items available for purchase, I have put together a few helpful hints to get your Collections looking great! We want you to have the best possible collections, as the top Collections will feature on the eBay Today page.


All eBay Collections should be based around a strong theme. Rather than creating a wish list of items you want to have, try to curate Collections based around a concept or idea that is easily adaptable to having a variety of items attributed to it. Choose something you’re passionate about!

For Example: Check out Trish’s Collection of Vintage Cameras or Tonya’s Collection Dreaming of an Aqua Kitchen

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eBay Collections need to have a strong colour scheme. Try to keep only 1 or 2 colours throughout the collection to ensure it has a nice streamline feel. You can certainly have variants on this, and different tones, but try to keep a nice and concise colour gradient.

 For example: Debbii8’s Collection of Dinner Date, there is a diverse range of items in this Collection but it still has a great colour theme!

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What images to select:

A good trick when putting together your Collections is to choose items that have strong graphics with only one key main image.  Multiple images, or collages on the graphic makes the Collection look busy, and sometimes messy!

 Go for images like this:

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Not like This:

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Choose items that don’t have banners or stickers over them. We want nice strong graphics that showcases the item, rather than having logos or banners plastered across the image. Look for items that have a long sale listing as Buy It Now items, then your Collections will remain fresher for longer!

We want you to get your Collections featured on the eBay Today page! eBay collections is now live to the public, and the eBay Today page is updated regularly with the latest and greatest Collections, providing a great platform for you to showcase your work!

If you have any questions about eBay Collections, email Erin at

If you fancy yourself a great content creator, you too can get paid to build your own Collections! Sign up here!

Erin Hogan
Nuffnang Community Team
  1. Mia :

    Hi there!
    I’m a new member and I only knew about this recently. I just want to know if I can still create a collection and get paid for it?

    Thanks heaps!


  2. Erin Hogan :

    Hi Mia!

    Welcome to Nuffnang!

    Thanks for the interest in the Nuffnang and eBay Collections campaign. Unfortunately this project has come to a close and we are no longer accepting submissions. However, you can still build Collections over at!

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