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Default Are there any auto-listing tools?

By this I mean something that allows you to update your listing from some third party app (description, quantity, etc) without requiring you to log into eBay itself.

I've heard of apps like inkfrog but that was years ago, are these still used? Any of them free / allow limited access? Are there any that allow listing editing across multiple accounts without risk of linking accounts?
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I use inkfrog, does the job just fine and maintains a database incase you get taken down and have to start again.

I've had the same inkfrog account for ages now, even sharing it with banned accounts. If a link has been made ebay don't seem to have acted upon it.
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I use inkfrog, does the job just fine and maintains a database incase you get taken down and have to start again.

I've had the same inkfrog account for ages now, even sharing it with banned accounts. If a link has been made ebay don't seem to have acted upon it.
Do you have to be on the correct IP when using it?

For example, assume account 'a' uses IP 'b', and account 'x' uses IP 'y'

would using inkfrog on IP 'y' to update account 'a' cause any issues? Any idea?
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Default Re: Are there any auto-listing tools?

I use Auctiva for that.

No need to change IP or anything, just login to it from 1 browser. eBay will capture auctiva's IP and info instead of yours.

Saves so much time.
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Do you have to be on the correct IP when using it?

For example, assume account 'a' uses IP 'b', and account 'x' uses IP 'y'

would using inkfrog on IP 'y' to update account 'a' cause any issues? Any idea?
^^ as above.

Whilst my accounts have their own IP addresses the data is coming from Inkfrog or in Saijins case, Auctiva.

My accounts have no links other than the token used by inkfrog. For the simplicity it has offered in managing 1000+ listings over several accounts over what must be getting close to a decade now it's a risk I was willing to take. So far so good but I guess it breaks one of the 'no link' rules of stealth.
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I use Auctiva for that.

No need to change IP or anything, just login to it from 1 browser. eBay will capture auctiva's IP and info instead of yours.

Saves so much time.
What pricing plan do you have? To allow you to use multiple ebay stores/accounts under a single Auctiva account

I tried looking at pricing, they didn't seem to specify
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^^ as above.

Whilst my accounts have their own IP addresses the data is coming from Inkfrog or in Saijins case, Auctiva.

My accounts have no links other than the token used by inkfrog. For the simplicity it has offered in managing 1000+ listings over several accounts over what must be getting close to a decade now it's a risk I was willing to take. So far so good but I guess it breaks one of the 'no link' rules of stealth.
I wonder if they link by token. I know my ShipStation hasn't had any issue with that
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I am wondering if some more experienced ebayer can outline are Auctiva and Inkfrog the same as AutoDS and if not which one could be considered the best?
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I am wondering if some more experienced ebayer can outline are Auctiva and Inkfrog the same as AutoDS and if not which one could be considered the best?
They're nothing like AutoDS at all.

I went with inkfrog on price, it's not flashy but all I wanted was a simple database/listing tool.
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I wonder if they link by token. I know my ShipStation hasn't had any issue with that
They must surely be able to link by token, seems an easy link in fact. If I ever lose accounts due to linking than this would be the culprit. So far it's not happened.
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What pricing plan do you have? To allow you to use multiple ebay stores/accounts under a single Auctiva account

I tried looking at pricing, they didn't seem to specify
I'm on a grandfathered plan.

You should contact both inkfrog and auctiva and figure out which will fit you best. THey are both good... it's just preference,
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What pricing plan do you have? To allow you to use multiple ebay stores/accounts under a single Auctiva account

I tried looking at pricing, they didn't seem to specify

https://www.auctiva.com/about/auctivapricing.aspx

https://www.inkfrog.com/plans/

Both offer a free trial.
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Default Re: Are there any auto-listing tools?

I dont like either of those offerings :( Auctiva doesn't seem to allow multiple ebay accounts (as per CS), and ink frog caps max ebay accounts at 15. Ehhh

You guys ever try building your own solution? Wonder how hard it would be to read the eB documentation and build some custom auto lister - mostly looking for ability to handle multiple accounts and automate quantity adjustments
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...and ink frog caps max ebay accounts at 15. Ehhh

...per subscription, you can have more than one you know. You could even ask them for a customised plan.

I've only ever has the 5 account 'professional' plan. I've managed dozens and dozens of accounts with it because I only ever have three active selling accounts at any one time. They know what I'm doing, they don't care.

As for writing my own, I wouldn't know where to start.
Far easier and time/cost effective to pay a pro and earn the subscription.

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I dont like either of those offerings :( Auctiva doesn't seem to allow multiple ebay accounts (as per CS), and ink frog caps max ebay accounts at 15. Ehhh

You guys ever try building your own solution? Wonder how hard it would be to read the eB documentation and build some custom auto lister - mostly looking for ability to handle multiple accounts and automate quantity adjustments
LIke we said... have you thought about contacting them?

We already gave you 2 of the most used ones.

If you're gonna make your own... sell it and quit eBay... you'd be rich
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...per subscription, you can have more than one you know. You could even ask them for a customised plan.

I've only ever has the 5 account 'professional' plan. I've managed dozens and dozens of accounts with it because I only ever have three active selling accounts at any one time. They know what I'm doing, they don't care.

As for writing my own, I wouldn't know where to start.
Far easier and time/cost effective to pay a pro and earn the subscription.

Yeah, I have a a handful of accounts that are active at any time. I'd have to run the 79/plan and idk that seems a bit much

It would be a cool little project to undertake, not like I need to build a UI since Id be the only person running it - I can just run it all from Terminal. I'll give it a shot in a few weeks.

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LIke we said... have you thought about contacting them?

We already gave you 2 of the most used ones.

If you're gonna make your own... sell it and quit eBay... you'd be rich
Lol, do you think there's that much demand for it? Stealth seems pretty niche-y to me, esp for whackos like me with handfuls of accounts. I do see many Chinese sellers with what seems to be hundreds of accounts (all selling ⊗⊗⊗⊗, lol)
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Lol, do you think there's that much demand for it? Stealth seems pretty niche-y to me, esp for whackos like me with handfuls of accounts. I do see many Chinese sellers with what seems to be hundreds of accounts (all selling ⊗⊗⊗⊗, lol)
Always a demand - if quality assurance is there...
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Yeah, I have a a handful of accounts that are active at any time. I'd have to run the 79/plan and idk that seems a bit much
I guess it's all relative, if you were running 10 accounts making $1000 each per month then its peanuts.

Without it I's probably give up on ebay if I was banned, the thought of writing listings again, particularly when you have thousands of them, is not a pleasant thought. With inkfrog I have a ready-to-go database. Even the cheapest plan is worth it for that alone.
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