Put Your Ebay Sales On Autopilot
There will come a time were you are going to reach a point that you will find yourself spending more time managing sales, shipping orders and a lot of other back office projects. Well guess what? If you are spending your time doing that you can't be posting auctions and bringing in sales. It is time to start shopping around for a auction processing service, of which there are many. If I remember correctly I have used five different ones over the past six years. At present I am using eBay's BlackThrone. Here is the thing, there seems to be 4 or 5 that are the leaders and they will leap frog each other every year or two.
I believe BlackThrone may be the best out there today but six months from now who knows. You will have to do your research when the time comes. Most charge a monthly fee, for around $25 a month you can get everything you need to get you started. There are a couple you can purchase outright but I don't think that is a good idea with all the changes ebay can make. Some run entirely off your hard drive and only connect up when you want to upload auctions or download sales data.
Others store all of your information on their servers so you are working online the entire time, better have a fast connection for these. Some offer their own eStores from which you launch your auctions from. Some have their own shopping cart were you can up sell from your estore to the customer as they checkout. I love this idea but found a lot of my customer were unsure of using an unknown shopping cart. Any ways, with these kinds of auction services you can automate the posting of your auctions, automate the sending of email, feedback and most have a lot of reporting features. These services come and they go, they seem to change names a lot so I am not going to put a bunch of links in here that don't work, just Google post auction services and you find them. Be sure to compare two or three of them side by side to see which one fits your needs better. They all have the same basic sales processing features but some are better for people who sell multiples of the same items not like me who sells one of a kind items. Free Power Sellers eCourse.