While eBay announced their plan to discontinue Turbo Lister several months back, if as an eBay seller you are still using this listing tool, the good news is that there are alternative solutions available to you after June 2017, when the discontinuation will come into full effect.
What are the alternatives to Turbo Lister?
Turbo Lister has played a fundamental role in helping many sellers administer their listings on eBay, and if you are an avid user of this tool there are two things to keep in mind; firstly, there are some great alternatives to Turbo Lister and secondly, many of these solutions will in fact be better suited to your business and with better functionality.
Specifically, one of the best Turbo Lister alternatives is Linnworks’ powerful eBay listing tool. While it offers all of the great features of Turbo Lister, including the ability to create and revise listings in bulk, it does also provide you with a more advanced suite of eBay selling tools that will allow you to get even more from your business, while also enabling you to save time, reduce human error and improve your efficiency when selling online.
What are the benefits of using Linnworks’ eBay Listing Tool?
Linnworks offers extensive functionality that enables you to listing your inventory in bulk, saving you a significant amount of time when setting up your listings. Overall, the main benefits to using such a tool include the ability to:
- Save countless hours bulk listing your products
Whether you’re listing thousands of SKU’s, or simply need to update your prices, modify your returns policy or add additional information to multiple listings, you can do so in a matter of minutes with Linnworks eBay listing tool.
If in addition to selling on eBay, you also list on Amazon, Magento or BigCommerce, you will be able to list in bulk to all of these selling channels.
- List directly to all local eBay sites from a single inventory
You can create channel-specific titles, descriptions and prices for each local marketplace, and list to all of them from a single eBay account.
- Sync your eBay listings with other channels
As an inventory management solution, Linnworks ensure that all of your eBay listings are synchronised with Amazon, Etsy, Shopify and over 45 other online marketplaces and eCommerce platforms. Each time you make a sale on eBay, your stock levels will be automatically adjusted on all of your other selling channels, eliminating the occurrence of overselling.
- List single and variation products quickly and easily
There is no need to create individual listings for an item that has multiple options, whether that be different colours or sizes, as you can very easily create a single multi-quantity fixed price listing that includes all of these variations. If you are an eBay seller listing in the fashion or homeware verticals, this can be particularly beneficial.
If you’re interested in learning more about how the eBay Listing Tool can help you get more from your eBay business and more specifically, how it compares with the Turbo Lister tool, check out the recording from our recent webinar below.
Within this webinar, Linnworks’ Implementation Specialist and eBay Expert, Chris Gates, provides a deep-dive look into how you can set up the eBay listing tool within Linnworks and the best practices for using it on a day-to-day basis. In addition to this he shared some real life examples of how some of Linnworks’ to sellers are using this tool to not only manage, but ultimately grow, their business on eBay.
If you don’t have time to watch the recording, a few key takeaways include:
- Linnworks’ eBay Listing Tool has two parts, the stock item which is a record of each inventory and the configurator, which is essentially a template that houses generic listing information including returns policy, payment methods, shipping methods etc.
- In addition to automatically including specified business information within a listing, the configurator can also be set up to automatically take specific information from the stock item and know where that information will be placed on the eBay listing.
- eBay configurators can host information about a listing type, duration, returns policy, payment methods, shipping information and categories. These specified details will automatically be associated with new listings going forward.
- Every type of product that you sell could typically have its own configurator, but it’s better to use one that can list multiple different items.
- You will be able to create variation listings by defining which Linnworks extended properties will be used to define the listing as a variation – for example colour or size.
As with all of our Linnworks webinars, Chris hosted a dedicated Q&A session. Below, we have included some of the most popular queries regarding Linnworks eBay listing tool.
Please note that if you have any additional questions that aren’t highlighted in this article or raised during the webinar, simply leave a comment below and one of our team will be in touch.
When you link items from eBay to Linnworks, are you able to import more information than just SKU and title?
Not when you’re linking, but we do have a new inventory extraction tool that will enable you to extract more information than just the title and the SKU. Specifically, this functionality will allow you to create new Linnworks inventory items in bulk, directly from the data made available through your eBay account. This eliminates the need to use 3rd party applications or CSV files to transfer and import information, instead you just download, review and create. You can view the documentation for using the inventory extraction tool here.
Once your listing ends on eBay because it has run out of stock, will it automatically relist once it’s back in stock?
You will have the option to specify whether or not you would like the item to be relisted once it comes back into stock. This can be done on the Channel Edit Screen.
Can all of the information be copied or transferred across to different websites or marketplaces that you list to?
Yes it can, because all of the information is generic, for example the information set up within the extended properties is specific to the item, not eBay or any other individual selling channel. Linnworks acts as a central repository for your entire inventory, and you only have to add the information once and use it to list on other eCommerce platforms and marketplaces, including Amazon and Magento.
If you’re still looking for an alternative to Turbo Lister, why not give Linnworks a try without commitment or having to provide your credit card details. Simply sign up for a free 14-day trial using the link below.