The Q4 selling season is here and as always, sellers are working to balance the things they’d like to do against the things they’ll absolutely need to do to operate, take, and fulfil orders.
For many Amazon and Shopify sellers, eBay is the “other” Q4 marketplace—an additional opportunity, yes, but one that’s hard to seize with available labour and resources. Two eBay things—listing management and inventory management—are particularly vexing problems.
The trick to leveraging eBay during Q4 is not necessarily to find more employees or more hours in the day, but rather to leverage tools. For example, inkFrog—easily the most popular eBay management solution—exists precisely to solve these kinds of problems.
LISTINGS AND LISTING MANAGEMENT
To accelerate the listing process, inkFrog in particular provides:
- Bulk image uploads, hosting, and management
- A large library of responsive eBay listing templates
- “Profiles” that can be used to list entire categories of products quickly yet carefully
- Relist rules to ensure that listings remain current and available
- A single-page listing flow that’s far faster than and more concise than eBay’s flow
Together these properties enable sellers that aren’t native to eBay to get seasonal inventory listed very quickly, without hours spent using eBay’s own more consumer-oriented interface—but at a high-quality level and with full branding.
Even more importantly, to support sellers with active inventories on multiple platforms, inkFrog provides:
- Rapid imports of entire Amazon or Shopify product catalogues into inkFrog
- An accelerated workflow to update these in bulk for eBay, apply a template, and list
- Rule-based two-direction synchronization of inventory levels
By leveraging these tools, Amazon sellers can make a fast push into eBay for Q4 without losing entire workdays, and with the confidence that an eBay foray represents an opportunity, rather than a source of frustrating problems or unexpected time and labour costs.
The lesson to take from inkFrog and products like it is that eBay doesn’t have to be a mountain to climb. Instead, it can easily be part of any Amazon or Shopify seller’s Q4 strategy without significant additional risks, costs, or headaches.
In an era of tools like these, sellers who don’t target eBay and it’s millions of shoppers during Q4 are at a disadvantage. To dig deeper into inkFrog in particular, you can try inkFrog’s basic package free for 30 days or select a plan that offers the right feature set for your strategy.