Oct 192013
 

There comes a point when creating product listings one at a time becomes too tedious for a busy eBay seller. When you need to save time and streamline your listing process it’s time to think about using some eBay listing software to help you out.

There are actually a lot of eBay listing software solutions out there to choose from. We’ll take a look at what is available, cost, and what features each has to offer. All of them are from third party software developers except for one, Turbo Lister. eBay itself makes that one so we’ll start there and then review the others.

Turbo Lister eBay’s Own Listing Software

This is the official eBay listing software that is available for free to eBay sellers. With it you benefit from being able to create listings in bulk, edit the listings and control the view and style. Because this is a service that is provided by eBay, you can rest assured that it’s trustworthy and you can capitalize on the ability to communicate with eBay if you come across any problems.

Since this software is available offline you can actually create your listings and have them saved on your computer for future uploading. One main disadvantage for this software is that it is currently not compatible with Macintosh computers. If you have a Mac, skip ahead to the section on Garagesale.

Features:

  • Offline access: Yes.
  • Bulk listing onto eBay: Yes.
  • Photo Hosting: Yes.
  • Post-Sales Management: No.
  • Inventory Management: No.
  • eBay Research: No.
  • Shipping Automation: No.
  • Email Management: No.
  • Consignment: No.
  • Multi-User Login: Yes.
  • Multiple Marketplace Support: No.
  • Storefront Creation and Management: No.
  • Storefront SEO: No

Auctiva

Auctiva has a 30 day free trial available. After that plans are as follows: $2.95 for basic, $9.95 for advanced, $14.95 for elite, and $19.95 for pro.

Their eBay listing software is an inexpensive upgrade to Turbo Lister for sellers that would like to also have photo hosting and post-sales management capabilities.

Features:

  • Offline access: No.
  • Bulk listing onto eBay: Yes.
  • Photo Hosting: Yes.
  • Post-Sales Management: Yes.
  • Inventory Management: N0.
  • eBay Research: No.
  • Shipping Automation: No.
  • Email Management: No.
  • Consignment: Yes.
  • Multi-User Login: No.
  • Multiple Marketplace Support: No.
  • Storefront Creation and Management: No.
  • Storefront SEO: No.

Ink Frog

Ink Frog offers your first 25 listings for free. After that it is $9.95 for the starter level, $14.95 for the business level, $24.95 for the research USA level, and $34.95 for the research international level.

Ink Frog is a good solution for sellers who need a little more from their eBay listing software than Turbo Lister or Auctiva have to offer. Specifically Ink Frog also has the ability to manage inventory, do eBay research, and create an online store for you.

Features:

  • Offline access: No.
  • Bulk listing onto eBay: Yes.
  • Photo Hosting: Yes.
  • Post-Sales Management: Yes.
  • Inventory Management: Yes.
  • eBay Research: No.
  • Shipping Automation: No.
  • Email Management: No.
  • Consignment: Yes.
  • Multi-User Login: No.
  • Multiple Marketplace Support: No.
  • Storefront Creation and Management: Yes.
  • Storefront SEO: Yes.
Kyozou

Kyozou doesn’t list it’s pricing on its website. Instead they invite you to give them some information about yourself so they can put together a software solution for you and a price.

They offer most of the capabilities of the software providers above but they also offer multi-channel ecommerce solutions. If you’ve ever wanted to start selling on Amazon as well as eBay and you need listing software that can operate on both sites while tracking a single inventory source you should check them out.

Features:

  • Offline access: No.
  • Bulk listing onto eBay: Yes.
  • Photo Hosting: Yes.
  • Post-Sales Management: Yes.
  • Inventory Management: Yes.
  • eBay Research: No.
  • Shipping Automation: Yes.
  • Email Management: No.
  • Consignment: Yes.
  • Multi-User Login: Yes.
  • Multiple Marketplace Support: Yes.
  • Storefront Creation and Management: Yes.
  • Storefront SEO: Yes.

Vendio

Vendio has a 15 day free trial then it is billed in a monthly subscription. The prices are $24.99 a month for the starter level, $39.95 for the advanced level, $79.95 for the elite level, $99.95 for the pro level, $149.95 for the managed level and $249.99 for the premier managed level.

Of all the eBay listing software makers Vendio offers the most features to sellers. They don’t just have eBay tools either. They are a complete ecommerce solution provider. If you’ve ever wanted to do multi-channel selling or start your own storefront to supplement you eBay listings you should look into their services. Vendio will also appeal to small businesses that are looking for a software solution that will enable them to do large scale eBay listing.

Features:

  • Offline access: Yes.
  • Bulk listing onto eBay: Yes.
  • Photo Hosting: Yes.
  • Post-Sales Management: Yes.
  • Inventory Management: Yes.
  • eBay Research: Yes.
  • Shipping Automation: Yes.
  • Email Management: Yes.
  • Consignment: Yes.
  • Multi-User Login: No.
  • Multiple Marketplace Support: No.
  • Storefront Creation and Management: Yes.
  • Storefront SEO: Yes.

Channeladvisor

Channeladvisor doesn’t even put its prices on its website because if you have to ask, you probably can’t afford it. They are the corporate solution provider for international multi-channel ecommerce. eBay listings are only one thing their package has to offer.  But when you need the biggest and the best, call these people.

Features:

  • Offline access: No.
  • Bulk listing onto eBay: Yes.
  • Photo Hosting: Yes.
  • Post-Sales Management: Yes.
  • Inventory Management: Yes.
  • eBay Research: No.
  • Shipping Automation: Yes.
  • Email Management: No.
  • Consignment: No.
  • Multi-User Login: Yes.
  • Multiple Marketplace Support: Yes.
  • Storefront Creation and Management: Yes.
  • Storefront SEO: Yes.

Garagesale

Garagesale is available for a one time purchase fee of $39.99

Their software offers about the same features as Turbo Lister but for Mac Computers. If you’re one of those folks who doesn’t like PCs but you want stand alone eBay listing software you can install and operate offline then this is the package for you.

Features:

  • Offline access: Yes.
  • Bulk listing onto eBay: Yes.
  • Photo Hosting: Yes.
  • Post-Sales Management: Yes.
  • Inventory Management: No.
  • eBay Research: No.
  • Shipping Automation: No.
  • Email Management: Yes.
  • Consignment: No.
  • Multi-User Login: No.
  • Multiple Marketplace Support: No.
  • Storefront Creation and Management: No.
  • Storefront SEO: No.

Which eBay Listing Software Should You Use?

That really depends on how big your business is. If you’re just selling by yourself then Turbo Lister or Auctiva (or Garagesale if you have a Mac) should do fine for you.

As the size of the business increases you should start looking at the more expensive and complex software packages out there.

If you’re at the point that you have employees working for you then you should at least be using Kyozou or Vendio. If you’re a retailer or corporation you should contact Channeladvisor and have their experts create an integrated solution for you.

  One Response to “Ebay Listing Software Review | Which is the Best?”

  1. Have been using Wonder Lister now for about 3-4 months and find it extremely easy and intuitive. Lot of useful features and extremely fast. In particular, I like Single Page Listing Editor, Bulk Lister, Bulk Edit, Custom Views, User defined folders and automation rules. With so many features, it is extremely reasonably priced with a starting price of just $5!

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