Bulk list in seconds on eBay using just a GTIN and Price

By Chris Dawson May 18, 2016 - 11:00 am

Xpress ListerUsing Xpress Lister fromCodisto, eBay sellers can now create full listings from only a UPC/EAN code and a price – just two pieces of data!

If the products exist in the eBay catalog, Xpress Lister will complete the eBay title, find images and complete relevant item specifics.

This is an incredible time saver for anyone selling on eBay, especially if you have 1000s of products to list. Simply upload a spreadsheet with these two data columns (hopefully you already have a spreadsheet detailing your stock) and Xpress Lister will create thousands of eBay listings at the click of a button for free.

This will be especially relevant for sellers of products such as DVDs where eBay’s product catalogue is pretty comprehensive.

Xpress Lister was designed to set a new standard for eBay listing tools. Auto-categorizing products, preventing image errors, applying a responsive eBay template and providing a slick user interface means it is the easiest and fastest import & creation tool available. It is completely free to create unlimited listings. Xpress Lister Pro (the upgrade) allows full management of created listings – plans start from $29/month.

  • james
    1 year ago

    THIS is why ebay was so full-on about you adding EAN’s.

    the hard working people of the world, who know their product, did their research, know their facts, and produce the data….

    some twat who’s never even seen the product, but has the barcode, now lists your full inventory, without a clue about any of it, and thus can undercut you by 5%.

    if we didnt all upload EAN’s along with our hard work, it wouldnt be so damn easy to steal.

    who wins here?

    “Xpress Lister was designed to set a new standard for eBay listing tools. ” a terrible, terrible standard where nobody knows their products?

    “….Auto-categorizing products, preventing image errors” …and accepting responsibility when ebay nail you for having the wrong catefgory or image? no.

    • 1 year ago

      Actually it’s nothing to do with EANs that you upload James, it’s to do with the eBay Product Catalogue built up from data that eBay has purchased and now provides.

      You’ll find it if you go to list something like a DVD or many electronic products – you add an EAN, eBay pre-populate many of the Item Specifics and possibly the product description as well.

    • Dave P
      1 year ago

      Surely this is where it is all heading though Chris? It is in ebay’s interest to make it as easy as possible for people to list. What could be easier than expanding the product catalogue by connecting the dots on the EANs we have all uploaded.
      I am assuming that eventually we will just have shared listing and a buy box for BIN items on ebay, exactly the same as Amazon.
      Ebay have already mentioned how they think search results can be poor for buyers because it can show the same product repeatedly.
      I may be wrong here, but I would think from a google SEO perspective a single shared listing is also preferred by ebay.

    • james
      1 year ago

      the ebay product catalogue is soon to expand ten-fold, based on EAN’s and seller upload data.

      I’ve already had calls from ebay advising which stock i should invest in, based on this data mining.
      – it was a terrible recommendation, which could only be arrived at by people blindly following data they dont understand.

      “other sellers are having great success with chandeliers from brand X, you should invest in chandeliers from brand X”.
      – brand X dont produce chandeliers, but they’re listed under manufacturer on a lot of ebay listings, not that ebay know or understand why.

    • Kyle
      1 year ago

      @james To be fair Amazon do that as well. For some reason Amazon considers our main category to be “toys” so every Christmas we get a call from our “account manager” saying they’ve looked at our account and like our products but they think we should stock this years new Action Man or some crap. When we tell them that we don’t stock any toys the ruse falls apart spectacularly and they become very apologetic.

    • Steve
      1 year ago

      eBay’s catalog is full of errors and mistakes any seller using it to list without checking every field for errors would soon find them selves with upset buyers and no support from eBay for the catalog errors

  • Sam O'levski
    1 year ago

    My first thought this morning was broadly in agreement with james – this sounds like a great way for some sellers to ensure they copy another sellers inventory and undercut them with almost no effort.
    I’d be interested to know what’s to stop a few ‘businessmen’ from eliminating most of the competition in some categories purely by always having the cheapest price and masses of stock (a bit like amazon ?) – I don’t profess to understand this type of business model, so would genuinely like some explanation of how it helps lots of individual sellers rather than just a select few.

  • Gary
    1 year ago

    If as a result of this there is no duplication in search of NEW items, with single shared listings only for NEW items, then sellers of USED items should be rejoicing as they should have increased exposure for their listings.

    The end game for all NEW sellers is that all NEW items on ebay will be sold for a single price in a single listing with nothing to differentiate individual sellers, with ebay determining by rota in turn which sale goes to which seller, and the margin achieved for the seller will be entirely down to the stock buying skills of the seller as this will be the only differential and the only thing that ebay have no control over (yet).

  • Ian A
    1 year ago

    I think ebay should be praised for trying to structure the data, improve discoverability and seo.

    I’ve always been wary of selling on amazon for these same reasons, you do the work but if anything is a big hit they, or other large sellers can just get on it and undercut you. Having everything catalogued in a database makes this easier than ever.

    I’ve found it very difficult to sell-through my Sekonda watches because the market is so saturated with places to buy and sponsored advertising.

    For me as a sole trader / small business seller, the only way forward is to sell rare interesting items and niche brands that other sellers don’t have. As long as I have MPNS and Brands, item specifics completed etc – then they do come up in searches & google.

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