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***Ebay Program Development*** Soon to be beta

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by TehEpidemick, Jun 9, 2013.

  1. TehEpidemick

    TehEpidemick BANNED BANNED

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    I am currently making an ebay program that is going to have a ton of features. Not sure what part of the forum to put this but what kind of features should I put, and how much would this be worth. So far the main things I have are

    When an item is sold, there should be a table in which the buyer's address, item title, item picture, price sold for, quantity sold, buyer's telephone number, buyer's email should be mentioned. Because right now, when you want to process my orders. First I have to open the sales order page, then go to item link and open it to see which item sold, then I will have to grab the buyers address and paste all the info to excel format.


    SOLUTION
    Pull everything together, show in one page, database, column with shipped items highlighted in green and unshipped highlighted in red.


    Furthermore, remember. When selling on eBay. Suppose a product let's name it ' Wallet ' costs us $20 in pakistan, we sell it on eBay for $40.00. eBay will take a commission to market on their website of atleast 10%. This commissions or Fee amount is showed in the eBay>My Account>Seller Account section for each item number, the fees is shown separately.


    When we are selling, we will also charge certain sum for shipping and postage, let's say $5.00, eBay will also charge a commission on this $5.00, which would be about 10%, so let's say $0.50, these commissions are known as Final Value Fee and Final Value Fee on Shipping in eBay terms.


    So let's assume, we bought for $20.00, we sold for $40.00, we charged $5.00 for shipping from customers.
    So our total income is $45.00, our total cost is $20.00 + 10% on $45.00 = $4.50 + $5.00 ( Postage Cost ) = 29.50 is our total cost, so our revenue is $45 - $29.50 = $15.50


    Now eBay system is complicated, it doesn't allow eBay sellers anywhere in their software to fill in the cost. So if I am a seller, I have to make a table on MS EXCEL, I will have to write my income, then write my cost of product, then of shipment, then I have to go open up sellers account and find out final value fee ( Commission ), its a very lengthy process and when you are selling 100s of items a month. You just simply do not have the time and energy to properly grab all the information. So end result is we do not know our profit or loss.


    SOLUTION
    Have this information all pulled together and figured out by the program.


    Random stuff

    create a speaking avatar for your ebay listing. Options include letting you use your own photo and record your own voice or use text-to-speech.

    add video moving text. slideshows, and more to an ebay listing page.


    So basically collect all the information needed, figure out profit loss, and lastly I think letting the program add timed auctions when you want them to. Is there any other feature that would be good? Would this be worth/ would you be willing to pay, $30 a month.

    Are there any more features that are needed? The program now is almost built and I will need beta testers soon.
     
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  2. antboy

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    This is long overdue, i have been doing the EXCEL spreadsheet for a while now and it is a PITA putting in items 1 by 1.

    I wish ebay was like Amazon and showed how much you actually get and what the fees are before you sell the item.

    All the online fee calculators are fairly close but when you sell alot of items you need PRECISE numbers.
     
  3. TehEpidemick

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    right so would you be willing to pay say $20-$30 a month for this plus a ton of other features.
     
  4. antboy

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    $30 is a freebie to me if i was selling 1000 items a month.
    How much would YOU be willing to pay to have 1,000s of sales organized every month and you don't have to ever do it?


    Yeah if I was selling between 100-1000 items a month, $75.
    1000-3000 items a month, $150.
    3001+ items a month, $225.

    I personally don't sell that much on ebay anymore but in the past......yeah this would be as helpful and time saving as Terapeak.:eek:

    I'd break it up into 3 or 4 different classes of sellers. The more items the more you pay.........any powerseller that does 1,000 items a month knows it would be worth it to pay a measly $150 a month to be well organized.
     
  5. antboy

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    I would think the big powersellers on there would already have something that does this for them.
     
  6. TehEpidemick

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    Right. My idea was make it cheap, affordable, and reliable. I'd rather have every person using it possible than just a few. But the higher end accounts would probably be more.

    Thank you very much for your input. See I never sell on ebay but I have friends who do and they complain. You mention you don't sell much on ebay anymore. If i have a beta would you like to know?
     
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    Probably. But I could supply just as good for less.
     
  8. who is

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    I can't say I would pay $20-$30/month... but then again not sure how far you are willing to take this.

    I to am sick of having to copy and paste each bit of information onto my excel sheet. Just Name, Address, eBay name, Phone number, and email is a pain. But then I have to put in my other info on the excel sheet that I use in house for my employees.

    I would also be interested in custom listings (you mentioned some features at the end).
     
  9. TehEpidemick

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    Right custom listings and reusable listings would be one feature. And also there would be an export file to put it into excel, ms, whatever. It would also add shipped or not, and some other things such as feedback, etc. If you dont mind me asking whats other info that you use in house?

     
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    I know I told you most things through PM... but you mentioned something that struck an idea. It would be nice to have a spot that mark if shipped or not. This could go auto to shipped if you enter a tracking number. It would be nice if it could some how access the fedex site via tracking number and auto update to Delivered... or something else if there was a hick up. I get tired of constantly checking my tracking numbers to make sure my customers get them without an issue (international shipments tend to run into a lot of issues for me).
     
  11. TehEpidemick

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    Thats a given. Maybe red if not shipped, yellow if shipped, green if customer has received. Can make use tracking numbers some.

     
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    Just added you on skype man, really hope this software lives up to its proposed features, i can sell this to business's all over the world for you.
     
  13. TehEpidemick

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    thats the plan sir. thanks for the input. anything you can think to add?
     
  14. ftime007

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    Hey man great idea its about time someone made a good one! The uploader is one of the most important parts actually, the official one sucks. It would be cool to make it multi-fuctional and be able to post the auctions to multiple websites. ;)
     
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    Nice. When do you see this ready to launch? Affiliate?
     
  16. TehEpidemick

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    Definatly gonna affilate this out, but I plan on selling on BHW. Id say by the end of the month I wil have a few features with the beta. From all messages ive gotten it seems the bulk upload is the most needed feature.
     
  17. TehEpidemick

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    I need a couple of people I can bounce ideas off of. No programming knowledge or anything required. Just be a seller on Ebay who is interested in having a bulk uploader better than turbo lister. Let me know what stuff you need to upload. Add me on skype or pm me. tehepidemick.