eBay and BigCommerce reveal partnership

eBay and BigCommerce have announced a strategic partnership that aims to allow BigCommerce sellers to get their inventory onto eBay with the minimum of fuss.

Hal Lawton of eBay says: “We’re ecstatic to welcome BigCommerce merchants to our vibrant seller community, where they’ll have the ability to deliver the best choice and selection of inventory to buyers globally. We’re steadfast in our efforts to provide merchants of all sizes the tools and platform to drive their businesses and brands in a scalable, frictionless manner within today’s multi-channel environment – and that is exactly what this relationship is designed to accomplish.”

But what are the practical details? Here what’s eBay say:

“Merchants running their businesses with BigCommerce will be able to save time and operate more efficiently with the ability to list, manage and sell on the eBay marketplace through the BigCommerce control panel. Through the integration, business owners will be able to take advantage of several unique benefits, including:

Centralized inventory management: Merchants can effortlessly sync stock levels and eBay orders with their online store, providing streamlined fulfillment and order management without the need for manually managing processes across various channels. Once integrated, merchants will be able to view their entire product catalogue and inventory.
Rapid bulk listing and central management: Merchants can quickly create hundreds of eBay listings within a matter of minutes using customizable templates, saving hundreds of hours with automatic product mapping to eBay categories.
Sync quantity, price and descriptions to reach more buyers: Merchants can sell their inventory in-front of a global audience by using eBay’s Global Shipping Program.”

It looks like this is a US deal to begin with. Are any of you BigCommerce users who will be using this to your advantage?