While eBay announced its 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.
One example worth considering is Linnworks' eBay listing and inventory management tool.
This software offers all the features of Turbo Lister (including the ability to create a revise eBay listings in bulk) as well as a more advanced suit of eBay selling tools.
Ultimately, this inventory management system helps to drive the growth of your eBay business, while also enabling you to save countless hours, remove the risk of human error and boost 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 time 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 ensures that all of your eBay listings are synchronised with Amazon, Etsy, Shopify and more than 40 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.
While this is useful in its own right, if you are an eBay seller specialising in fashion or homeware products, this feature can be particularly beneficial.
Here are some common queries we get regarding the eBay listing tool:
When you link items from eBay to Linnworks, can you 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.
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, BigCommerce and Magento.