eBay Listing Service ?

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  1. danny156

    danny156 UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Hi,

    We currently sell on our website and want it scraping and listing on eBay for us

    has anyone ever used an external eBay listing service like this and have any feedback regarding it ?

    Pros, Cons - good experience, bad experience ?

    Just any comments or advice generally would be much appreciated

    Thanks

    Danny
     
    Posted: Feb 29, 2012 By: danny156 Member since: Jan 11, 2011
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  2. Farleys Furniture

    Farleys Furniture UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    We're thinking of doing a similar thing, largely to clear old stock but also as another potential market. My big concerns are being competitively priced as we are a real world retail shop but if it called for a different pricing structure that wouldnt be a problem as its less overheads.
    If theres any other advice etc. I'd be glad to hear it
     
    Posted: Mar 1, 2012 By: Farleys Furniture Member since: Feb 9, 2012
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  3. MatthewOgborne

    MatthewOgborne UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hola Danny,

    What is your product ranges and volume of inventory?
    (types of products and total number of unique items that you currently have)

    Matt
     
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    Posted: Mar 1, 2012 By: MatthewOgborne Member since: Jan 26, 2011
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  4. j600com

    j600com UKBF Enthusiast Free Member

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    There are companies who will scrape the data and feed it to eBay (e.g onefeed) but the issue you usually find is that it's a one way feed so stock levels aren't sync'd and you end up selling items that aren't in stock (leaving unhappy customers and negative feedback).

    Ideally you need two way integration into the site so that stock levels are sync'd and usually this would also streamline order processing as eBay, Amazon, Web orders etc. can all be processed from one place.
     
    Posted: Mar 3, 2012 By: j600com Member since: Apr 27, 2011
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  5. j600com

    j600com UKBF Enthusiast Free Member

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    Ps. what platform are you on?
     
    Posted: Mar 3, 2012 By: j600com Member since: Apr 27, 2011
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  6. MatthewOgborne

    MatthewOgborne UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hi Tim, Danny,

    I made a video on this a while back, the process is called "order aggregation" and a welcomed by-product of collecting orders from multiple sources and keeping the stock levels in touch.

    The video is here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pa9CxHNTxzY, its 13mins long and covers this in plain English.

    Not all software is able to this and it may need the combination of tools to achieve this, especially if you're on a budget.

    Hope that helps,

    Matt
     
    Posted: Mar 3, 2012 By: MatthewOgborne Member since: Jan 26, 2011
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  7. Farleys Furniture

    Farleys Furniture UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Does any one know if I can sell stock from my business under a different name on ebay? Would a different company need to be registered for tax etc.?
    The overheads are obviously different so a different price structure would be needed.
    If nothing else we need to be competitive but I see it as a different market to my 'bricks and mortar' stores.
     
    Posted: Mar 11, 2012 By: Farleys Furniture Member since: Feb 9, 2012
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  8. FreelanceScribbler

    FreelanceScribbler UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    When I worked for a small online retailer we found that it was better to spend time setting up all your products and auctions on eBay, then setting the listings Live or Closed as and when products came back into stock.

    The first month was very labour intensive, but in the long term it was VERY easy to manage and time effective, because all our products had already been set up.
     
    Posted: Mar 12, 2012 By: FreelanceScribbler Member since: Mar 9, 2012
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