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eBay Business All-in-One For Dummies, 3rd Edition by Marsha Collier

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Chapter 2: Managing Sales with eBay Apps and Third-Party Tools

In This Chapter

  • Checking out the Apps Center
  • Deciding on third-party management services
  • Figuring out what to automate
  • Looking at three third-party options

When you get to the point of running up to 20 listings at a time, I highly recommend that you begin to use a management tool. At this level of activity, using eBay's Selling Manager (or Selling Manager Pro) will suit you nicely, and I go over how these tools work in Chapter 1. But when your eBay business begins to push 100 listings a week, I recommend that you get additional help in the form of an app or software.

Whether you use an online service or software residing on your own computer is a personal decision. You may find it easier to use an online system because you can log on to your selling information at any time from any computer. But if you want to archive your work locally, you may prefer an app that does the work on your computer and uploads the final products to eBay.

Most desktop-based software packages have features that enable you to do your work on your computer and then upload (or download) your data when you go online.

In either case, if your business has reached the level where you need a listing or management tool, congratulations! In this chapter, I want to save you some time finding the service or software that's right for you. I outline some of the tasks that a management product would preferably provide, and compare prices of several services. ...

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