eBay is ending support for Turbo Lister in July. Sellers used the simple, desktop tool to list and manage their listings offline - particularly helpful for those with slow Internet connections.
"I still use TL for almost all of my new listings," one reader told EcommerceBytes. He said the reasons he relies on Turbo Lister is because it retains old listings that can be reused, and it retains draft versions of new listings. "eBay cannot seem to get a handle on draft retention. Now you see it - Now you don't! - and they have no idea where it went," he said.
Another reader told EcommerceBytes he was skeptical about eBay's promise to develop a new solution that would offer the same features as Turbo Lister as well as the ability to manage and edit listings offline.
eBay had announced it was ending support for Turbo Lister in 2017, but it promised to keep the tool going until it could add its functionality to Seller Hub. In Monday's email to sellers, it said it was still working on a replacement (eBay elected not to post an announcement on the Seller Announcement board):
Starting July 2020, we will stop supporting Turbo Lister. Downloads of the Turbo Lister listing tool in the US have not been available since 2017.
Because many eBay sellers continue to rely on Turbo Lister to list items quickly and easily, we want to give you plenty of time to transition to other listing options. We've already integrated many popular Turbo Lister features in Seller Hub to support you during the change.
We're committed to providing you with the best tools and functionality possible, and we're working diligently to develop a solution that will enable you to continue to list on eBay with maximum ease and efficiency. The new solution will offer many of the same popular Turbo Lister features and functionality, including the ability to manage and edit listings offline. We'll let you know when it is available.
In the meantime, many Turbo Lister features are available in Seller Hub at no cost. You can bulk list, edit, and manage your listings from the Active Listings tab. You also have the option of using other eBay bulk listing tools such as File Exchange. Learn more.
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Sellers discussed today's news about the demise of TurboLister in several discussion board threads, including the following: