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AllOutOrNothing

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Im looking on information and methods on how to efficiently push out mass quanitity of inventory. I have products that will sell my only problem is being super efficient.

Picture Taking
Auction Listing
Shipping - multiple sizes causes problems....


Is there any software to automate this process? My goal is to push close to 500 products a month if possible. I am a one man team but im willing to get the help of others if needed.

Whats your plan of attack?

I like to work smart and build a efficient system.
 

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BeingChewsie

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Im looking on information and methods on how to efficiently push out mass quanitity of inventory. I have products that will sell my only problem is being super efficient.

Picture Taking
Auction Listing
Shipping - multiple sizes causes problems....


Is there any software to automate this process? My goal is to push close to 500 products a month if possible. I am a one man team but im willing to get the help of others if needed.

Whats your plan of attack?

I like to work smart and build a efficient system.

I use a regular digital camera for picture taking and a white background or black background generally.

I use the sellingmanagerpro software ebay has for stores, it works great for managing the listings/invoices. Some people use other check-out systems.

I use SellersSourcebook to create my listings, store my photos and I send to auction from there. I have used turbo lister in the past and liked it.

www.sellerssourcebook.com

I used to use endicia for shipping, I switched to paypal to use their multiple shipping labels at a time function I think it sucks and will be going go back to Endicia.

www.endicia.com

If you are selling new and similiar products listing 500+ items a month will be easy once you get the system down, thats by yourself. I sell used clothes(which takes forever to get listed, I can do about 120 auctions/store listings a week and still work my job.) I sell hot toys at Christmas(which I can list 50-60 in a few hours). I find trying to ship anything over 70-100 packages a week overwhelming by myself on top of the listing, shopping, picture taking etc.

Shipping is the biggest pain in the a$$ to me. I ship everything priority these days, its just easier.

Get a good scale, thermal printer and reliable internet connection.

Have your work area set...boxes, tape, labels, perm markers, pens, customs forms, bubble wrap, poly-mailers, business cards etc.

Generally I do shipping in the AM, picture taking mid day, listing afternoon/night...depending on my work schedule.

I have started selling an e-book I wrote on powerselling clothes/toys..I like that, it just sells itself 24 hours a day..no shipping, no hassles.

I hope this helps.

Sue
 

JScott

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In terms of actually listing on eBay...

If you have a massive quantity of product (more than a few thousand units), and if you're at all technically savvy, you might consider joining the eBay Developers Program (it's free), and using their API to list directly:

http://developer.ebay.com/

And as BeingChewsie mentioned, TurboLister is a decent tool (also free from eBay) if you're listing several hundred or low thousands of things that are all similar.

If you have any specific questions, let me know...I worked for eBay and used to run much of the Developers Program and eBay Tools product lines...
 

mach9

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I'm just the opposite. Of course, I'm not efficient yet but I'm getting better. My problem is in finding the stuff to sell. Any suggestions you guys have in that area would be appreciated. GMJ
 

hakrjak

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I'm a powerseller on Ebay. I've never been a fan of their automated tools, so I still manually list my products. Somewhat time consuming, but the tools were just too much of a pain in the butt to figure out. If I grow much more, I'll hire a college intern kid to sit here Mondays through Fridays for 2-3 hours per day and do all of my listings, answer my questions, etc. He/She could even work remotely for me, which would be a big plus I'm sure for a full time student.

- Hakrjak
 

lucas

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I had no idea ebay had a developer API, thanks for pointing that out JScott!
 

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