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eBay Provides Another Update on the Fate of Turbo Lister

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eBay Provides Update on the Fate of Turbo Lister

eBay provided yet another update on the fate of its doomed Turbo Lister tool that continues to linger. eBay informed sellers it was ending support for the desktop tool in 2017, promising to keep the tool going until it could add its functionality to Seller Hub.

It did end support for Turbo Lister in the UK in February, and with the announcement of many changes in the Spring Seller Update, a seller asked if it would continue to support the tool in the US as promised.

“With what looks like pretty big category/item specific changes coming in the summer according to the Spring update……will Turbo lister continue to update? I’ve read some speculation that it will not……and this will be the beginning of it’s slow death,” the seller asked on May 1st.

An eBay moderator responded on May 7, 2019: “As of right now. The plans are to still release updates for Turbo Lister that will include changes and new categories. There aren’t any plans to make improvements to Turbo Lister. Hope this helps.”

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3 thoughts on “eBay Provides Another Update on the Fate of Turbo Lister”

  1. I think Ebay realizes just how many Sellers are still using Turbo Lister and realize just how much revenue they would lose if they ended it here in the US, especially without keeping their promise that Seller Hub would be able to handle the major issues that Sellers like about Turbo Lister. Until such time as Ebay is able to STORE OLD LISTINGS more than 90 days as many seasonal users keep their seasonal listings active in Turbo Lister, I do not see them making the change to eliminate it.

    Wenig is already making a ton of changes that are costing Ebay market share and until Promoted Listings makes up for much more than they will lose discontinuing it, I don’t think Ebay can really afford the luxury of ending it.

  2. ““As of right now. The plans are to still release updates for Turbo Lister that will include changes and new categories. There aren’t any plans to make improvements to Turbo Lister. Hope this helps.”

    What in God’s name does that mean? Continue to include changes and new categories. No plans to make improvements? Since when did changes and new categories stop being improvements? Good grief, they give me a headache.

  3. Turbo Lister is probably old enough to be written in C++. H1Bs don’t know that language, so eBay “can’t find” anybody to do more than super trivial updates (like adding items to the category listbox and removing listing durations).

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