Just when you thought it was safe to jump into http water, eBay joins the Google bandwagon requiring secure HTTPS for their listings.
Massive auction website eBay recently changed their policies requiring all listings and links in listings to be https. A client recently received an email from eBay stating that some of their listings contained unsecure content and needed to be changed.
The website cited a recent change on Google Chrome that tells people that when people try to share information with a site with http information it is unsecure. The email went on to add that almost half of eBay buyers use Chrome.
While the listings themselves on eBay are secure, sellers can include links to their website, etc. that may be unsecure. Since this adds unsecure information on a secure page, Chrome may consider it unsecure and notify the eBay user.
This could lower trust in your listing and decrease the chances of a sale.
eBay may be one of many websites that use third-party sellers that will change their policies to reflect the new Chrome security update.