POWERFUL TOOLS FOR EBAY SELLERS

POWERFUL TOOLS FOR EBAY SELLERS

Friday, September 11, 2015Global Administrator eBay is a unique type of eCommerce marketplace. The auction style of selling makes it stand out from others and makes it appealing to a certain group of sellers (and buyers). These sellers face challenges just like any other business owner. Often, the primary challenge is finding enough time to complete all of the tasks involved in running an eBay business.  Fortunately, there are several tools available that can simplify and automate tasks to make selling a whole lot easier! Below, we’ve highlighted some of the powerful tools for eBay sellers available today.

inkFrog

Many eBay sellers are using inkFrog to save them valuable time and money. The integrated management platform allows you to easily manage your eBay seller listings. It provides you with a thorough solution with almost everything you need to be more efficient. This includes image hosting and other basic tools to help you succeed. They have been around for quite some time and have become a reputable option.

Key features, depending on plan, include:
  • A “Smart Lister” which offers suggestions as you go (plus Terapeak research integration)
  • Robust traffic analytics
  • Support for multiple eBay IDs
  • Responsive templates
  • Bulk label printing, in different formats
SixBit

This desktop tool is another all-in-one solution for eBay sellers. Its strengths include inventory management, order processing, reporting, and world class support. SixBit offers a selection of different plans targeting a range of sellers, including someone trying to make a little extra cash on the side to a fully-fledged eBay business.

Key features, depending on plan, include:
  • Bulk importing of files from CSV, eBay, Turbo Lister, eBay Blackthorne, or bidStart
  • Picture editor with several image manipulation tools
  • Allocation plans that allow you to automatically relist auctions, reallocate inventory, end listings, and more
  • Drop ship add-on module

Auctiva

Claiming to have the largest selection of eBay listing templates, this web-based tool enables you to successfully create, manage, schedule and automate your listings. Auctiva provides you with a simple one-page listing tool, image hosting and supersizing, and use of their customizable Scrolling Gallery for cross-promoting other items on eBay. If you’re a consignor, this tool works well as it will manage consignment sales and commission plans.

Key features, depending on plan, include:
  • Create listings for multiple variations on the same basic item
  • Auctiva Emporium – a storefront for all of your active eBay listings (with a static URL)
  • Edit live eBay listings in bulk
  • Bulk upload listings from another service

Appeagle

This tool is different than the aforementioned, as it is a standalone repricing tool versus a complete eBay management solution. The key strength of Appeagle is it’s “Continuous Repricing” feature which automatically reprices your items based on your competitors. Of special note is that the tool can only reprice items within eBay’s product catalogue against other catalogued items.

Key features, depending on plan, include:
  • Support for eBay repricing as well as Amazon and Rakuten
  • Reprice using 1 of 3 different strategies – Pre-Configured, Algorithmic, or Custom
  • Create exclusions in your repricing strategy

Terapeak

Terapeak is a valuable tool that provides eBay sellers the ability to research and find what buyers are looking for and buying. Providing insider data from eBay marketplaces, this tool can help you determine which items to sell and how to best price them. The data their plans provide includes keyword searches, pricing data, buyer preferences, competitor information, and much more.

Key features, depending on plan, include:
  • Access 365 days of pricing, selling, and listing data
  • View and analyze top shopper searches and relevant keyword terms for your items
  • Score and optimize listings based data findings
  • Easily source products from Alibaba

Each of these tools for eBay will help you or your organization become a better seller, by automating processes or making them easier to manage. With these process improvements you’ll be able to leverage the valuable time you have saved to focus more on smart selling.

Further automation of your eBay business can be achieved with an accounting or ERP system integration solution from eBridge Connections. By leveraging our universal integration platform you can automate the exchange of important eBay data, such as orders, inventory, products, and shipment updates.

Let us know about your successes with these tools in the comments below!