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Wed Jan 23 2019 20:28:46

Changes Are Coming to eBay Seller Tools

By: Ina Steiner

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eBay will retire Turbo Lister in Europe next month, an eBay moderator told sellers in the US discussion forums today. However, he said he didn't know how long US sellers would be able to continue to use the desktop listing tool. Nor was he able to tell sellers how much advance notice eBay would provide them before pulling the plug on the tool completely. 

eBay had announced it was going to end support for Turbo Lister in 2017 as it shifted resources to its Seller Hub tool. But it made a promise to sellers it would wait until Seller Hub had all of the Turbo Features sellers relied on before cutting off all support.

Turbo Lister allows sellers to manage their listings while offline, handy for those with a slow Internet connection, for those who like to archive their listings, and for those who worry about the possibility of losing data when it is stored in the cloud outside their direct control.

Three months ago, sellers said eBay surveyed them to see if they would be willing to pay between $4.99 - $9.99/month for the ability to continue using Turbo Lister.

The moderator said today that eBay's Advanced Apps team continues to offer support for Turbo Lister, though that will end when the full retirement of the tool takes place. "The Advanced Apps team can help sellers download Turbo Lister if needed and this is generally used for current users that need to reinstall the program. Since the current plan is to retire the tool, we don't typically recommend sellers start using it now as support will eventually be discontinued."

The moderator also said eBay would be making a number of enhancements to Seller Hub "in the next couple of months."

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by: buffalochick This user has validated their user name.

Fri Jan 25 14:24:50 2019

To Marie, stating that other listing software costs a "lot" more than what ebay would charge.... that is not true. WonderLister is exactly TurboLister, only better and easier, and is $5 per month, for 2 separate selling accounts. Does exactly what TL does, stores full listings WITH PHOTOS offline, easy upload, download, copy from existing listings, duplicate, etc. $5/month for 2 accounts, so that is actually $2.50 per month for a selling account, and great support.  You can't beat that price anywhere, and there is NO WAY that ebay would give you use of TL for $5 per month, with support and updates. No way.

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This user has validated their user name. by: RKTOYS

Fri Jan 25 19:02:34 2019

Many people that don't know anything about software overestimate how difficult/expensive it is and then get taken for a ride by frauds.

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by: Whatever This user has validated their user name.

Sun Jan 27 14:05:22 2019

Never used it - don't care - I generally never bite at things ebay throws out there to "help" seller's so I rarely miss out - thank goodness

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by: jeanne*gene This user has validated their user name.

Tue Jan 29 18:17:59 2019

Tried Six-bit when eBay said that they were going to drop Turbo in 2017.  Six-bit offered too much complexity and was not nearly as easy to use as Turbo. I dropped Six-bit and continued with Turbo.  Yes Turbo has problems, slow to load among others, but it is fairly easy to use and allows me to maintain a history of listed/sold items.  If there were an offline alternative as simple and flexible as Turbo, I would go for it.

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This user has validated their user name. by: FidoMaster
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Wed Mar 13 19:08:33 2019

A few months ago I started evaluating TurboLister alternatives and chose WonderLister based on feature set and value-for-dollar (h/t to SIK and Marie for their TL insight and buffalochick for the WL recommendation).

Today I had a pretty in-depth email discussion with the WonderLister team and they have confirmed that they are immediately beginning work on an optional feature to force-end GTC listings for review/disposition prior to GTC auto-renewal kicking-in.

WL confirmed this feature will be included and available to *all* subscriber levels (including the $5/mo one).

Just thought I'd pass this on to anyone that might be interested.

www.WonderLister.com

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