Software News tagged "Research"
Popular auction manager AuctionSage has added a "Sell-Through Analyst" tool, which downloads eBay completed items data to provide sales statistics. Market analysis features such as this are unusual in auction management tools, normally being the domain of specialists such as Terapeak and AuctionIntelligence.
eBay now has their own market analysis tool, competing with third-party licensed providers such as DeepAnalysis and Terapeak. Marketplace Research provides up to 90 days of eBay historical completed items data, with charts trending average bids per item, number of completed items and more. There are three subscription levels: Fast Pass at $2.99 for 2 days, Basic at $9.99 per month, and Pro at $24.99 per month. More information
eBay marketplace analysis company Terapeak are beta testing a new tool called "Title Builder". Similar to Sellathon's SellerPower, the tool suggests keywords that may improve auction titles, but uses existing titles as its data source rather than user searches. Keyword suggestions can be based on listings, sales, success rate, bids, start price and end price. You can try Terapeak Title Builder here.
A number of tools from developer HammerTap have been removed from their site. They are monitoring tool Auction Informant, feedback filter BayCheck (and Pro edition), and eBay mailer BayMail (and Pro edition). Flagship program DeepAnalysis is still available, as are FeeFinder and BidderBlock. A spokesperson said the products had been removed because they didn't comply with eBay policies.
eBay market analysis solution Terapeak has revamped its underlying architecture, meaning that users will notice faster search times, and have more control over the way that information is delivered to them. This includes the ability to use more search “modifiers” such as negative keywords and category filtering. Keyword searches are now available for the past 90 days, up from 60; while category trends can be viewed for the past year.
Users are also able to save their searches, and have the results e-mailed to them on a regular schedule. Terapeak has also made many cosmetic improvements including an upgraded graphing technology, and trending lines to display information on several items or categories at once.
Hosted eBay analysis solution Terapeak has been updated with a new graphing technology, export to Microsoft Excel, keyword search covering the past 3 months, support for negative search keywords, cross-category comparison, top 5 seller summary, and five new PDF tutorials. Terapeak uses official licensed eBay data to provide fast and accurate eBay market research.
Marketplace analysis tool AuctionIntelligence has added a number of new features, including new reports, seller searches for up to 100,000 items, and search importing and exporting.
Support for eBay.de, added in July 2004, has been removed from the program, leaving WhizAnalysis as the only analysis program to support Germany.
Version 2 of web-based analysis tool Terapeak includes faster searching and improved navigation. Terapeak participates in eBay’s data licensing program which gives wide access to eBay’s closed auction data.
Terapeak offers two levels of service: Terapeak Lite limits price searches to one day of closed auctions at a time for $9.95 per month and Terapeak Research Complete enables users to search up to 30 days at a time for $16.95 per month.
Free Java-based searching tool AuctionSieve has added a feature called "Price History Instant Averages". This calculates the average price of saved auctions that contain a selected keyword. Different currencies are averaged separately.
AuctionSieve can build up its history of ended auctions from searches of live auctions, or from individual completed auctions chosen by the user.
HammerTap's DeepAnalysis has been updated to version 2.0. The new version is the first desktop eBay analysis tool to use licensed eBay data. New reports analyze reserve prices, starting and ending days, and auction duration. DeepAnalysis was developed in conjunction with Wise Research, which specializes in advanced eBay analysis and consulting.
Andale has launched Research Pro, a new market research tool that is installed as a Microsoft Excel plug in. For $49.95 per month sellers can run searches that return data on average selling price, conversion rates, listing volume, selling recommendations, and more. Research Pro uses eBay completed auction data along with other sources of information.
Also announced: Version 2.0 of HammerTap's flagship analysis tool, DeepAnalysis, will incorporate data from eBay's official completed auction data licensing program.
eBay announced today that users will be required to sign in to use the completed items search, stating that "Completed Items data can be valuable information that is generated by the eBay Community, so it will be available only to registered members of the eBay Community."
A new article has been added to the site, called Statistics You Won't Find on eBay.
The article looks into the following questions:
- What are the most popular categories on eBay?
- How many bids do items receive on average?
- How many auctions are won in the last minute?
- How did you compile these statistics?
- Where can I learn more?