02/21/2021 at 10:42 pm #86089
After spending hours after already listing on Ebay crossposting to FB, I finally decided to try out listperfectly for a month. I got 120 items listed in an hour, and had a sale and another message of interest in that hour- KICK BUTT. HOWEVER, I started getting an error message that basically says “this could be a technical error we may are working on”
That being said, less than a minute a post is phenomenal. Listperfectly isn’t perfect, but it definitely could be worth keeping around since it only takes 2 $25 sales to pay for it.
02/21/2021 at 10:54 pm #86090
Update: Apparently you can only put 150 listings a day. Well, that’s a quick crash to my productivity. It’s a facebook issue, not a listperfectly issue.
02/22/2021 at 9:32 am #86093AmatinoParticipant
- Location: Texas
You listed 120 in AN HOUR? Is that listing from scratch, or do you mean crossposting? I’m obviously misunderstanding, because my brain just exploded from that number.
02/22/2021 at 10:39 pm #86140
Crossposting! LOL. So I already have my listings on Ebay, and I’m crossposting the listing to Facebook. It takes me about 30 seconds per listing to crosspost using ListPerfectly. My current issue is that I’m maxing out FB daily listing limit, the software is great. So, I used to crosspost by hand and would only get 50 listings a week on fb and ebay, but now I can list between 100-150 items in about an hour (I crashed it today at 100, waiting to see if FB will let me list more in an hour or so) So now I can list 50 items a week on Ebay, imeadiately crosspost it in like 20ish minutes on fb, and then repost my listings after a month. FB lets you renew listings 5 times, once a week, until the listing essentially stops being able to pull up in the top of the search engine. Using listperfectly, I’d like to repost my entire store once a month (about 800 items currently). So, it should take me about 5 hours a month to do so. I was spending more than that just crossposting my regular listings that i put up on ebay this week. Now I’ll have 800 listings available at any time on FB versus the like max 200 I could do a month, that after a month would disappear in search.
I’m actually looking at another store to start posting on through List Perfectly. I have the time to crosspost using it, just looking for the right outlet.
02/23/2021 at 12:01 pm #86148Retro Treasures WVParticipant
Does list perfectly manage the listings after created? Let’s say you sell something on one platform – does it cancel the listings on all other platforms?
02/23/2021 at 2:17 pm #86154
@Jay, I sell about 1 or 2 items a week currently, but those numbers are based off of only having about 200 listings on the site, and most of them were “dead” aka over 5 weeks old and not renewable. If I can get my entire stock over there in the same time it takes me to crosspost 100 items, and they are all fresh listings all the time, I think my sales will rise. I’ve had it for 2 days and have already made a sale on something that wasn’t there beforehand, so we’ll see where I end up at the end of the month.
@Retro I don’t think it does, it’s specifically for crossposting. Currently I have about 5-10 sales a week, so it’s easier for me to manage them. Facebook and Ebay both have search functions so it only takes me about a minute or two to pull a listing from another site after it sold.
02/23/2021 at 6:07 pm #86159
Update: As of this moment I’ve now sold 5 items that weren’t previously listed on FB through Listperfectly in about 2 days. I have about 300 listings up on FB, so I have another 500 or more to go. All were lower dollar sales, but it’s about $100 right now, so I’ve at least doubled my money from what I’ve put so far.
02/23/2021 at 6:22 pm #86160SharynParticipant
- Location: Central NJ
I don’t use listing software, but, from what I’ve read here and what Retro asked about, there can be an issue if the same item sells on both platforms within minutes of each other.
Let’s say someone is looking for two of an item and sees one on Facebook and another on eBay. So, in the middle of the night when they can’t get to sleep, they go buy one and then the other not realizing that they are both the same thing. Now you have to cancel one. Most likely, you should cancel the one sold on Facebook because they probably won’t ding you, but eBay will.
Some listing software has a built in function that will cancel the listing on one platform when it sells elsewhere. You should look into whether List Perfectly has it, and, if not, just have a process for the rare time when it occurs.
02/23/2021 at 6:37 pm #86161
Yes, I do see the problem of double ordering. However, I’d have that problem whether I was independently crossposting or using a software. It’s just a risk that I take on. Luckily my main two places are Ebay and Facebook, and FB has pretty lax cancellation policies.
02/27/2021 at 10:41 pm #86266
Update on this- I listed about 785 listings from Sunday to Saturday this week on FB. My biggest hiccup is that even though FB says you can list up to 150 a day, it would often crash around the 100 mark. My listing slowed down throughout the week to about 75 an hour instead of the 120 when I was excited for my new toy (lol). Throughout the week, I’ve made 8 sales on FBM, but they all averaged to be $20 items. However, everything that sold has been on Ebay for at least 4 months with no bites. I probably have about 10 hours sunk into this project, but now on Saturdays I can go through and spend about an hour a week “renewing” posts. I think this will take me an hour, as long as I trigger the beautiful “renew posts” button on FB. If I sell 25 $20 items each “cycle” before my posts stop renewing, on FB, that’s $500. Seller fees are 5%, so I’d walk away with $475 for about 15 hours of work each go that I didn’t have before Listperfectly. So, minus the $50 fee a month (or $62 a period) is $413, or $27.50 an hour for crossposting that I otherwise wouldn’t have seen if I listed on FB alone. I’d like the price per item to go up, but I had a lot of “easy packing but low dollar” sales this week.
Also, just to build on the thought that I could be listing on ebay with this 15 hours of time instead of FB, I tended to work after I got home from the day, and not when I was in my storage office taking pictures. This made the work hours outside of what I normally do, not instead of. I try not to stay in the office after 7:30 because I have to go home and make dinner for my grandmother, but I can work on crossposting at night after everything’s settled down. Between now and somewhere round June or July I have double payments- office rent and slab loan payments before the building is built, so if I can count on some extra income, I’ll take it. Everything will be so much easier once the building is built- I’ll be going from about $820ish a month in overhead (yikes) to $390 a month loan payments between the building and the slab, and I’ll actually be adding value to my property.
03/20/2021 at 9:27 am #86881Julie BParticipant
- Location: Georgia
Lauren – I’ve started using ListPerfectly this week because I have a huge clothing haul that I want to post to both Ebay and Poshmark. Since ListPerfectly makes crossposting so easy I’m thinking maybe I should start using it to sell other places. Facebook seems like the obvious choice to start as a 3rd selling stream but I’ve never sold there. In your experience, what types of things sell on FB? Is it more like collectibles? Vintage? Clothing? Kids stuff? Or is it pretty much anything?
03/21/2021 at 4:22 pm #86902
Yes! I basically did the same thing, but in reverse. I listed some stuff on poshmark in addition to ebay and facebook, but decided posh wasn’t for me. I think ebay and facebook work really well together, facebook lets you list almost anything with shipping (this is new as of the last few months). I do mostly collectibles and vintage housegoods, so I wouldn’t know about clothes but I know I buy a lot of clothes on FB. FB isn’t entirely clear about seller protections/buyer protections, so I tend to list items for $50 or less on facebook, and leave the higher end stuff for ebay. Be prepared for a lot of “is this available” messages. I just respond that it is for shipping, and to buy through the “buy now” button. I also have this link saved which explains how to buy things on FB, (https://www.facebook.com/help/516057215192865) I send it out whenever people seem to be having trouble, rather than explaining myself. Since I started shipping, my local sales are basically nonexistant, which I love. Another drawback to FB is if you list your own label, through pirateship for example, then you have to front the item shipping price, and be reimbursed about 2 weeks after the sale happens. \
Hopw this helps!
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