Tools for eBay Buyers
There are a lot of tools for eBay sellers out there but not so much for eBay buyers. If you purchase a lot of auctions on eBay, one of the most difficult tasks you have is probably keeping track of those items and communicating with sellers. It’s pretty easy if you only purchase couple of items a month. You can just leave feedback when you receive given item and this way you know what you already received. Once you start purchasing 100+ items each month, the task of keeping track of what you already received, what you’re still waiting for, protection cases, what was cancelled and refunded becomes more and more difficult.
Keeping Track of eBay Purchases
A while back, I used to purchase around 500 small items on eBay per month so I know the pain. I used to copy new items from my eBay buyer history page each day (that page is no longer available) and paste them into Excel spreadsheet because it gave me the information that I wanted. From there, I would add my own custom fields to the spreadsheet and once items started coming in, I would put the date I received them and notes such as when protection cases were opened so later on I could follow up with the seller.
This was a lot of time consuming work. Most of the items that I purchased did not get shipped with tracking so I couldn’t find them by tracking numbers. They were also very similar so looking at pictures didn’t guarantee that I’ll be able to match the item to the auction.
Some sellers were good and included packaging slips from eBay or PayPal so I could easily figure out who given item came from by item number or their eBay user name. Not everybody did that though so I would spend hours going through eBay listings, updating Item locations and if that didn’t work I would go through the export of PayPal transactions looking at the names trying to match who it came from.
At that time, I would have loved to have a software that would make tracking my purchases a lot easier but there was nothing out there. Towards the end of 2013 and in at the beginning of 2014, I talked to some people who purchase large volume of items on eBay and most of them (the ones who did not have their own custom solution that they developed over the years) felt the same pain. I pitched the idea of a software that would help them receive their eBay purchases and they loved it.
BAM Tracker to the Rescue
It took a long time to become reality because it wasn’t the highest priority project on my list but the software is finally here. It’s called BAM Tracker and it’s officially launching later this month. If you purchase 100+ auction on eBay per month, the software should be of great benefit to you. If you purchase over 1000 auctions a month, you either have your own custom solution that you probably paid thousands of dollars to develop or you need BAM Tracker to stay in business.
How do you currently keep track of your eBay purchases? Let me know in the comments section.
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