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eBay Turbo Lister Replacements: Four of the Best Alternatives

By Alex Knight

Here are four listing tools to replace eBay's retired Turbo Lister including pricing, key features, and the type of sellers each one is best suited to.

eBay Turbo Lister Replacements: Four of the Best Alternatives

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Mark Hetherington

Mark Hetherington

3 years ago

We’ll that’s news to me! I have been using Crazy Lister for a few months and it’s good for making templates with lots of pre-designed options available, but I want aware you could upload a template to replace your existing eBay listings.

I’ll take a look but I’m not even sure how that would work as surely each listing you have will have a different description?

I’ve never had a problem with creating a listing in eBay and it’s a quick and easy 2-click process to copy and paste your template HTML into your listing with CrazyLister. The downside is that it is very expensive, with £20 a month allowing you just 100 listings.

Hey Mark!
Bulk revise a relatively new feature we’ve introduced in 2017.

It uses placeholders for your Title, Description texts and image gallery which are automatically imported from your eBay listings. This way you get a uniform template with a specific content per listing.

Here is a step by step tutorial on how to apply a template to multiple listings –
https://support.crazylister.com/bulk-revise

Try this on one listing to get a feeling of how it works. You can then apply the template to multiple listings with one-click!

HARVEY MORGAN

HARVEY MORGAN

3 years ago

I am staggered that Alex Knight considers Sixbit to be closest to Turbolister. I downloaded it on a trial basis and found it bewildering. It has so many things that I simply don’t need and things that I need but can’t find them, no doubt.
Why someone doesn’t put together something that looks like Turbolister (TL) walks like TL and quacks like TL beats me. I would subscribe to it immediately.
Now, I have to put things on the ebay hub. Great, I have extremely slow internet connection and the one thing I managed to list that way took me half an hour. Previously, I would put 250 lots on TL, click on upload and go to bed!
It’s time that ebay woke up the fact that not everybody who uses them is a 25 years old cybergeek and has lightning-speed internet connection.
So – someone out there – build a TL lookalike and people like me will flock to your door. . Harvey Morgan

karine kersh

karine kersh

2 years ago

Harvey , you are absolutely right.TL has worked for me for years and I don’t like these other alternatives.

Margo

Margo

2 years ago

I just bought a new computer and my daughter downloaded turbolister 2 for me and now it works pretty fast. I never had problems with it before and still don’.t I fear that suddenly eBay will decide to take it down totally and all the work I have done and listings saved in folders will be wiped out. None of the alternatives sound good to me. Having my listings saved is HUGE! I don’t want a store because I don’t want to be forced to list hundreds of things a month. It seems that eBay is catering to sellers who have made this a business and to brick and mortar stores that are selling on eBay. It was the little guy that helped eBay grow. It used to be like an online garage sale and like the Mom & Pop stores I feel the little guy is being squeezed out between the new rules, the lowered monthly free listings, the eBay and PayPal fees and the USPS rising costs it just isn’t fun any more. I am working towards reducing most or all inventory this year and giving up. Too much time spent for little profit. If somebody would give… Read more »

Sarah

Sarah

2 years ago

could you share where your daughter downloaded turbolister. Was it UK ebay

marc

marc

1 year ago

i agree 100% i too think i will have to give up. no fun

Vicki Miller

Vicki Miller

3 months ago

Sellers are always getting a bum deal anymore. The biggest downfall was when they changed the feedback rules. I loved turbo lister and now sellers have to pay extra for a listing tool. As if we didn’t pay enough in fees. Selling on ebay has put a bitter taste in my mouth. I am quitting soon also. Maybe one day they will realize that sellers are ebay’s income and we should be put first instead of finding new ways to stick it to us financially. Good luck to you, I am in total agreement.

Jim

Jim

2 years ago

I agree 100% with Harvey or better yet leave TL alone

JIM DUNNE

JIM DUNNE

1 year ago

Harvey, I am still using Turbo lister 2 here in Canada

RadicalRick

RadicalRick

4 months ago

Wonderlister is made by a former eBay employee to managed TurboLister (Hence the name Wonderlister) at eBay so Wonderlister walks like Turbolister, quacks like Turbolister and looks like Turbolister.

Jeff

Jeff

2 years ago

I tried Wonder Lister and it is full of bugs. Looking on their forum, there are many bugs reported without any response from the support. They just don’t care about bugs in their software. Not meant for serious sellers.

Rick

Rick

2 years ago

I list a few things occasionally on eBay. I also have very slow internet at home, so I’ve used TurboLister to create listings on my laptop, and then bring that to somewhere with WIFI to upload to eBay. So, I’m looking for a free application that I can use offline. The only one, from the above reviews, that appears to offer a free option is Xpress Lister. However, other than having a free version, it has NONE of the options I’m looking for. It doesn’t appear to be downloadable, so I can’t use it at home. And it doesn’t allow auction listings!!!??? How is that a replacement for TurboLister? EBay is an auction site. Xpress Lister doesn’t allow auction listings. It may be usable for those who have eBay stores, but, as far as being a replacement for Turbo Lister, it’s a total bust.

Mark Hetherington

Mark Hetherington

2 years ago

I think the point is it’s a replacement for TurboLister that is suitable for the majority of people who used it. Nothing can be all things to all people, we all have our preferences, foibles, and specific needs, but things like Xpress Lister are primarily designed for those who do have shops and run businesses on the site rather than the casual user. For your purposes you would probably be better off just typing out the information into a notepad and copy-and-pasting it when you’re online, which would take minimal bandwidth. Either that or I think it’s possible to use a spreadsheet and upload information to listings that way. It’s not the perfect answer, but I often list items just using the listing tool on ebay which I don’t find any more difficult than using any sort of tool to do my listings given that I have to write a different description for every item anyway, and that’s the main part of the listing (although as stated above I also use CrazyLister). Even with a slow connection, once you have the listing design page open your internet speed shouldn’t make a lot of difference just to add your information to… Read more »

B Miller

B Miller

2 years ago

So in short there is no free alternative. Our options are all pay services. This is bullsh*t, I don’t want to incur another cost for ebay, a dying marketplace that brings in so little now. $30 god damn dollars a month for these services?! That’s a RIPOFF! Why can’t someone make a program that we can just buy, everything has a recurrent charge now. It takes so ****ing long to list manually on ebay that it’s not even worth the effort even though it is the most active venue, I’m sick of their sh*t, They’re killing their own site, maybe it’s time to just ditch that clown show.

Leo J. Recrem

Leo J. Recrem

2 years ago

SixBit is one of the most confusing programs in the history of eBay. It is nothing like TL and anyone who actually used TL and tried to switch to it would know that.
Turbo Lister wasn’t a complex program, and while all these “alternatives” have popped up the truth is, a slightly updated TL clone would be the most popular eBay listing tool ever. Even if it had a one time $99 price tag! Why isn’t it being done?

Greg Miller

Greg Miller

2 years ago

Having been a long term user of TL, I was disappointed when it was discontinued. Thought I would try WonderLister. It di transfer my files from my TL file, and I thought it would work. However every time I tried to upload a file to ebay, wonder Lister would default to Fire Fox, and lock up my computer. to me it is worthless, so I cancelled it and will use something else

Margaret Haggar

Margaret Haggar

2 years ago

I continue to be a TL user because I have my inventory stored and my descriptions written so I can upload at any time. You can still download TL updates of category changes just no software support but I rarely needed support anyway so TL still works for me. Just bought new Windows 10 computer and could not download the entire TL software but my daughter searched the internet and found out how to do it so now I have TL once again. She transferred my TL files from old to new computer. I have created new listings and uploaded them no problem. I have uploaded my old saved listings and that was no problem. I don’t want to pay $20 a month for software since I do not list every month and I never have 100 listings up at one time. Some of my inventory is seasonal so I need to keep it stored on my computer and I don’t need an eBay store. There is a need for sellers like me to have a program like TL and until eBay no longer updates categories for TL I’m staying with that product. Like others here I wish somebody would… Read more »

Kat

Kat

2 years ago

Thank you for that I was stressing out !
Very informative . ???

marlene bohanan

marlene bohanan

2 years ago

Me, too, Margaret. I think ebay jumped the shark when they announced they would no longer support it. There was such a hue and cry that they finally said they would leave it alone for the time being but then would expect sellers to use sellers hub in the future. I spoke at length with an ebay rep asking questions like long term storage of listings, photo storage, etc, and they simply had no answers which means to me that they had not thought of how people use turbo. Typical ebay!

Eric Parkman

Eric Parkman

2 years ago

Hi. I was appalled when eBay announced their intention to abandon Turbo Lister (a fantastic tool I have been using for 10 years or more). After reviewing the options available I was unhappy at having to pay further fees to run my modest operation and was delighted to discover, despite the alleged ‘switch off’ Turbo Lister still worked and could be updated. I am still continuing to use it to date and the only flaws I have found are the need to ensure this listing is compliant, once uploaded to eBay. I’ve banged on about this for years but I do wish eBay would acknowledge that it is the sellers not the buyers who are the source of their income (we’re the ones who pay their fees) and provide some support that is helpful end encourages growth. A new re-thought, compliant Turbo Lister would be good.

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