Spending too much time uploading items to your eBay store?
If you’re running a big business and moving millions of dollars in volume every month, you can afford to hire a huge staff to take care of all the paperwork, clerical and administrative functions, and routine tasks. But if you’re like most online ecommerce entrepreneurs and eBay sellers, you do it all yourself.
That’s one of the biggest and most fundamental problems with running a small business—when you’re “chief cook and bottle washer” all rolled up into one, you spend more time than you should on routine, administrative tasks that could easily be done by someone else, and less time in strategic roles that will actually help you make more sales. Let’s face it—the more time you’re spending doing things like uploading thousands of items onto eBay, the less time you have to actually study the market and find new and exciting things to sell. It’s an inherently limiting factor, since you’re only one person, and there are only so many hours in the day.
A successful eBay seller may have hundreds, or even thousands of items, and it can take up the better part of your work day just to upload and manage those items. As a result, your eBay business hits a wall, and you just can’t grow past a certain level.
When you hit that wall, the first thing you consider is hiring someone, and that may work. But, you’re a small but growing business, and it’s hard to make your revenue model fit in employees in the early part of your growth curve. And beyond that, there is the error factor to consider. Any manual process is prone to error. And even though you’re the expert and you know your market, even you can make a mistake in your upload process. When you hire somebody who is not an eBay expert, the error factor becomes even greater, and you start getting items put into the wrong category, mismatched pictures, or inaccurate descriptions. And when that happens, your valuable business that you worked so hard to build up will start to crumble.
An automated alternative to manual labor
So you have thousands of items to upload, don’t have time to do it yourself, and don’t want to pay to hire staff. You can make use of a tool (like TurboLister or File Exchange method of bulk upload) that uploads your items on eBay in bulk in a short period of time. Such a service automates the tedious and time-consuming task of listing all those items, accurately and quickly, on eBay. You can also use the services of a firm that has ample experience of uploading items in bulk wherein they can accurately optimize item titles to conform to eBay format, and make sure you have accurate, descriptive, and keyword-rich item titles. The service you avail must be able to manage your eBay store categories, and map each inventory item to its appropriate category, and upload your products in batches—all while making sure that everything is accurate, perfect, and ready to generate money for you.
Remember that uploading items in bulk requires a thorough check before putting them up on eBay. Even one error could cost you e.g if the price is entered wrong or if the item title is wrong etc. In such a case experience plays a vital role. A reputed firm with experience in listing your items in bulk will be an ideal choice for uploading your items without errors.