|Fri May 29 2020 21:29:35|
Final Goodbye to eBay TurboLister Tool
By: Ina Steiner
eBay is giving sellers a chance to ask questions and bid a final goodbye to TurboLister on Wednesday, one month before it ends all support for the listing tool.
Next week's chat session is devoted to the upcoming retirement of Turbo Lister, a company moderator announced during the May 27th chat.
While Turbo Lister fans like the tool in part because it resides on their desktops rather than in the cloud, it's also limited because eBay stopped investing in new features, especially when it made the decision to put all of its resources into Seller Hub.
In February, eBay announced
it would stop supporting Turbo Lister in July of 2020. It's been a long goodbye - eBay stopped making the tool available for download in 2017 but promised to continue supporting the tool until it added its functionality into its own Seller Hub.
eBay will devote Wednesday's chat session to answering questions about the tool's retirement. eBay will invite members of its selling apps team along with representatives of the independent third-party listing program, SixBit Software.
SixBit created a special version of its desktop software for TurboLister users with a lower price and with a "very gracious trial period," SixBit Software founder John Slocum told EcommerceBytes in February
. He said eBay has been working with SixBit for some time because "eBay wants to make sure the Turbo Lister users have a smooth transition," he said.
eBay will create a thread on its weekly chat board
where you can leave a comment or ask a question; the chat session is scheduled to begin on June 3rd at 1 pm PT.