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Need Suggestions On Third-Party Ebay Listing Tools (Sixbit, Inkfrog, 3dsellers, Wonderlister, Etc.)

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Posted 01/08/2023   11:28 am  Show Profile Check revenuecollector's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add revenuecollector to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I was a long-time TurboLister user before it was killed by eBay. Since then I've been using eBay's Seller Hub templates, which for the most part do what I need them to do, but there are a few deficiencies that have me exploring alternatives.

I know that several people here use 3rd party listing tools, with Sixbit being the most prominent, but I want to get some firsthand opinions, both pro and con, on any third-party tools you've used.

The third-party tools I've done some preliminary research on thus far have been:


Based upon my current number of listings and the feature sets I would be utilizing, the costs range from $19/month (Inkfrog Basic) to $42.99/month (Sixbit Small Business).

Features that are most important for me at the moment:

1. Ability to schedule listings without incurring eBay's $0.10 per listing fee.

2. Auto-relist/delist rules for fixed inventory

3. (most important) Long-term retention of sold and unsold listings. This is probably the biggest issue that is pushing me towards a third-party tool. I can't count the number of times I look to sell an item very similar to one I listed N months or years ago, but eBay doesn't store your listings for more than 90 days (I think) in any fashion that you can relist from.

Features I do NOT currently need or consider important:

1. Multiplatform listing. I don't use Amazon, Etsy, or other sales channels.

2. Extensive inventory control. eBay's built-in functionality is sufficient for my needs.

3. Order processing. eBay's built-in functionality is sufficient for my needs.

4. Customized auto-feedback, email templates, auto-offers, etc. eBay's built-in functionality is sufficient for my needs.

5. Accounting/financial functions. I already have a system in place for this. If the third-party tool has features that improve this process, so much the better, but it is not critical.

For those that use either Sixbit or Wonderlister Desktop: How do you handle using multiple workstations, given that those software installations are local and not cloud-based? How do you synchronize your databases across machines?

I have two workstations in different locations that I use for listing on eBay, depending on what sorts of items I'm listing at that time. With a cloud-based system, having access to all templates, images, sold and unsold listings, etc. on multiple devices is not an issue, whereas it might be with locally-installed software. I want to avoid any convoluted system that requires workarounds or backups/restores to keep things in sync across multiple devices.

Or does Sixbit use the eBay account itself to sync multiple installs... in which case you are at the mercy of eBay's data retention limits. For example: I list an item on computer A. It sells within a week. So the sold listing exists on computer A and in my eBay account, but not on computer B. Due to what I'm working on eBay with at the time, I don't actually need to list anything on computer B until 3 months later... by which point the listing in question has expired from the eBay account, but it exists on computer A. With the SQL databases being local, how is that all kept in sync?

For this reason I'm leaning towards a cloud-based solution rather than local.

Thanks for your opinions and suggestions.
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I use inkFrog and have for years off and on depending on my health.

Anything ever listed with them is still there as are all the images for the items. It will slso import Ebay listings not created through them.

For the $19 Plan, you can list 1500 items. After that, the rate goes up to $29

I also list without any advertisement from them on the listings.

I do not use any templates but it is very possible to use them.

I have had very few issues with them and contrary to some reviews, they have always replied to tickets or questions usually within 24 hours.

I find them easy to use and reasonably priced.

If you have any specific questions, I would be more than willing to discuss further.

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