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Ready to Sync eBay Inventory? 4 Questions to Ask First

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It could be that you’re finding it increasingly difficult to manually track and sync eBay inventory across channels. Or you simply want a way to ensure that an item is always in stock, no matter the selling platform. Or maybe you haven’t given it much thought at all.

Whatever the case, here are some basic questions that can help:

Why is multichannel inventory syncing so important?

“Your eBay store lists six items in stock but your Shopify store says out-of-stock. What gives?”

Yikes. That’s a question no seller wants to hear. But what’s even worse is knowing that the potential customer will likely shop elsewhere. That’s why it’s crucial to provide customers with seamless and accurate inventory information across channels.

And when you do, you’ll also be able to see current ecommerce inventory levels, know what’s selling for what price, and when you’ll need to order more. Priceless info.

How else can multichannel integration help my business?

You will gain the time – and the confidence – to expand your sales.

Dan Virgillito from Shopify explains:

“For businesses that still rely on manual multi-channel inventory management, the difficulty involved in keeping inventory synchronized across multiple channels may also stop them from expanding their sales to include lower volume channels. If you’re having trouble managing inventory on Amazon, Shopify, and eBay, it’s hard to consider selling on a marketplace like Etsy, despite the possible financial gain.”

How many of my ecommerce stores should I integrate?

The answer is of course up to you. In other words, it’s based on knowing both your business and your customers’ needs; which then helps you figure out what type of multichannel integration app to use to sync eBay inventory.

But always cover all of your bases. Otherwise, you might sell an item on one channel and receive orders on other channels before you have time to update the stock count.

Then what?

“You’ll have to disappoint your customer by explaining why the product they ordered is no longer available,” warns Virgillito.

Can I try out a free trial first?

Yes. Indeed many sites offer free trials for their software products.

That said, syncing eBay inventory with your Shopify, Bigcommerce, or Etsy stores is fast and easy with multichannel listing apps like Esa Product Manager. In fact, you can test out their app with a free trial by clicking here.

Please feel free to add your comments below. We’d love to hear from you!

Valerie Edmonston

Valerie Edmonston

Valerie is a content blogger and published book author who also dabbles in web design. She can be reached via email at valedmonston@gmail.com
Valerie Edmonston
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