Sunday, February 26, 2006

Top 50 Tools for eBay Buyers and Sellers

We recently gave a preview of Auctomatic, a new set of “auction tools 2.0″ that’s funded by the creator of Gmail. But you don’t have to wait until that site launches to speed up your eBay experience: as former eBay addicts, we’ve rounded up 50+ tools to make life easy for eBay buyers and sellers. Today.

FOR SELLERS

    Turbo Lister – eBay’s free listing tool that allows you to customize your listings, upload and edit items in bulk and manage your auctions. Essentially for bulk posting.MarketWorks – A complete auction management solution. Automate your listings, email correspondence and more.

    Infopia – Manage and integrate every aspect of your eBay business with the rest of your e-commerce ventures.

    AuctionSound – Web based auction management tool with a primary focus on eBay Trading Assistants and consignment sellers.

    Meridian – Automatically calculate shipping, send invoices and process payments. View customer profiles and transactions with this complete auction management system.

    ShootingStar – A popular work flow and time management system for eBay sellers. Manage the selling process more efficiently.

    TeraPeak – A marketplace research tool. Allows you to research average prices, other sellers, current eBay trends and more from a web based interface.

    ReliaBid – A service that aims to eliminate non-paying bidders, so you can receive your payments sooner.

    Marketplace Research – An eBay tool designed to give both buyers and sellers an opportunity to research the latest trends in the eBay marketplace.

    Supreme Auction – Downloaded software that lets you create your auction listing, add templates and submit it to eBay, right from your desktop.

    Toolhaus.org – Enter any eBay user id and instantly receive a detailed report of their feedback.

    Endicia – Print, pay and manage your postage and shipping right from your computer.

    Zoovy – Manage your billing, inventory and shipping for your eBay business.

    HammerTap – Research your products and market to make the most profitable decisions for your sales.

    Vendio – Maximize your eBay sales, open a store, brand your business and make your eBay listings more effective.

    Blackthorne – All-in-one application that enables you to create professional listings in bulk, manage sales, buyer communication and feedback from your desktop.

    ChannelAdvisor – Tool for inventory management, ad creation, order fulfillment and more.

    Auctiva – Free web based auction listing software with hundreds of listing templates and unlimited image hosting.

    Listing Ticker – Tool that creates a ready-made code to copy and paste into your web pages so that you can display your current eBay auctions.

Selling Manager – eBay’s online tool to assist you in managing and tracking your eBay listings. There are free and Pro versions.

ImageShack – Store your images for use in your eBay listings.

Pro Stores – Fully customizable eBay store with shopping cart integration.

eBay Sales Reports – Track your performance, measure your existing business and determine areas of improvement.

AuctionHawk – A fully integrated auction management solution. Track sales, store your images, customize your listings and more.

AuctionWizard 2000 – Software that enables you to manage your eBay listings and eBay stores at the same time.

SpoonFeeder – Complete auction management software. Store and edit your photos, build advanced auction templates and more.

EzLister – Manage your auctions, inventory and view detailed reports from this web-based management tool.

AuctionInc – A complete shipping calculator to check rates for Fed Ex, UPS and DHL. This tool can even calculate drop shipping fees.

InkFrog – Another auction management system at your disposal.

PhotoBucket – A good place to store images for use in eBay auctions.

Template -O -Matic – Free-web based auction listing creator.

HungryGopher – Manage your listings, images, sales and reports from one tool.

eBay Sidebar tool – Sidebar tool for Windows Vista. Check current auctions, receive eBay message alerts and more directly on your computer.

SquareTrade – Paid program that allows you to back all of your merchandise with a warranty. Manage your feedback rating and resolve disputes.

AuctionBlox – This tool allows you to list and manage all of your eBay auctions plus your osCommerce store so you can incorporate the two.

SitePal – Add an animated speaking salesperson to your eBay auctions.

Photoblat – Auction-ready image hosting. Place as many images per auction as you like.

List’d – Quick and easy auction listing service.

AuctionUsername – Use keywords to find unregistered eBay user names.

FOR BUYERS

GoofBay – Search tool that tracks down misspelled and badly written eBay auction titles, helping you to get a good deal.

PowerSnipe – Tool that places bids on your behalf in the final seconds of an auction, leaving little time to be outbid.

BidBurglar – Win more auctions by placing bids in the last few seconds.

AuctionTamer – Multi-site auction software that allows you to research the listings before you bid.

AuctionStealer – Auction sniping tool that automatically places your bids in the closing seconds of the auction.

SilentSniper – Place your bids ten seconds before the end of the auction and beat out the competition.

TypoTracker – Find better deals by hunting down misspelled auction titles with this tool.

Auction Speller – Web based tool for tracking down misspelled auction listings to find better deals.

AuctionSniper – Out bid the competition in the last few seconds of the auction.

JBidWatcher – Manage your bids, snipe auctions and monitor your buying activity.

AuctionStealer – Another sniping tool that will automatically place your bid right at the end of the auction (not to be confused with the other tool of the same name, above). (via)