I first started using eBay’s Turbolister about 7/8 years ago and and it was pretty basic and not particularly stable either. Its come on leaps and bounds in the past few years and is now a feature rich tool to allow smaller sellers to list in volume on eBay.
Which Business Type is the eBay TurboLister Ideal For?
eBay’s Turbolister is ideal for businesses that need a tool that is beyond the Sell Your Item form (SYI), can schedule listings and help them grow to the next stage of their evolution.
The following statement is what certain parties will not like being published:
As with any tool, no matter if that is TurboLister, Selling Manager Pro, eSellerPro, ChannelAdvisor, 247TopSeller or similar, any form of automation is going to speed up the business and ideally (as not always) lead to more sales.
While there are extremes in all cases, I personally suggest using Turbolister, when a business has an inventory base of around 20 to 150 and the business is exclusively eBay. Where the business has outgrown or outgrowing the SYI form, has a set limit to the number of SKU’s (Stock Keeping Units, or just “products”).
You can also use Turbo Lister to list onto multiple eBay sites, this is a feature that is sometimes missing in paid-for-software products. Ironically Turbo Lister is still defined as being “NEW!” on eBay’s documentation, however has been around on eBay longer than myself :X
Which Business Type is the eBay TurboLister Not Ideal For?
Turbolister should never be dismissed entirely, infact its a great tool to help smaller sellers build up to using more comprehensive tools for running their business from. Its almost a “right of passage” to be able to say, “I’ve toiled with eBay’s turbolister”.
eBay’s Turbolister is not ideal for merchants that are or are aiming to sell on multiple platforms, the reason is simple, its eBay only and there are inexpensive tools/software products that can allow you to sell on multiple platforms at once and still have a similar power to that of TurboLister. Also when trying to manage large catalogs of stock/data, then there are far superior tools out there and inversely, if you have a small number, then Turbo Lister can be a distraction.
eBay Turbo Lister Tutorial Videos
These are not mine, they’re straight from eBay. They will give you an inside view on the tool and how it works in real life.
Download eBay Turbo Lister
You can download the UK version of Turbo Lister here:
If you are a USA eBay seller, you can download the US version here:
eBay Turbo Lister Links
Here are links to find out more about the eBay Turbo Lister application: