If you are listing at scale when selling online, without the use of a bulk listing tool, chances are you are wasting a huge amount of valuable time. Time which could otherwise be spent focusing on growing your eCommerce business.
The fact is, bulk listing does exactly what it says. It enables you to upload multiple listings to your marketplaces and online stores in bulk.
Below, we have outlined four key advantages to using a bulk listing tool when selling online.
Save countless hours
Perhaps the biggest benefit to using a bulk listing tool is the speed in which you can list a large quantity of items to selling channels such as eBay, Amazon and your website.
The reality is, when manually listing your products, you can easily spend 10 to 15 minutes per listing, which can very easily amount to hours and hours of valuable time. And that's without spending extra time optimising your each listing for each channel that you sell on.
With an advanced bulk listing tool, you can list hundreds (or thousands) of your products in bulk, all in a matter of minutes.
Time is your greatest asset as an online seller, so it's certainly in your interest to ensure you are investing it as best you can. After all, maximising your efficiency while minimising costs is key for a successful business.
Revise your listings in minutes
The process of manually creating listings is one thing, but the need to manually edit your existing listings can cost you double the amount of time.
Think about it.
If you have hundreds of product listings and simply need to make a small change to your product information (e.g. your returns policy, payment options, shipping information and so on), you will need to revise every single listing individually. Again, this can result in countless hours of wasted time.
In contrast, a bulk listing tool should not only enable you to create listings in bulk, but also make changes to potentially thousands of listings in a single click.
Prevent common mistakes
It should come as no surprise that the higher the number of products you manually list, the higher the risk of human error. The fact is, listing mistakes can cause all sorts of problems, from unhappy customers to incorrect pricing, which can be costly for your business.
The use of a bulk listing tool helps to prevent these mistakes, ensuring your listings are accurate and include all relevant details.
Make your job (and life) easier
In addition to saving a huge amount of time, the ability to list your products in bulk also helps to increase your efficiency, making your job a whole lot easier.
While bulk listing ultimately helps to simplify what is otherwise an incredibly time-intensive task, there are a number of additional things you can do to save time in other areas of your business.
How does bulk listing work?
To fully understand the benefits of bulk listing, it’s important to know how exactly it works. Specifically, when using Linnworks’ Bulk Listing Tool, you will need to have your inventory uploaded to Linnworks and if relevant, a HTML template set up. From here, you will be able to create what are known as configurators.
Each configurator can be set up to include details that can be used on multiple different listings.
As an example, you may set up your configurator to include the template, your returns policy, shipping details, specifications, payment details and so on. This means that when it comes to creating listings, you can simply select the appropriate configurator and you will then only need to edit details such as the title, images and description.