Auctiva came out on top when a CNET News contributor recently reviewed the company's eBay listing software, along with eight other eBay tool services.
Don Reisinger of CNET News says he normally lists items on Amazon, but after experiencing difficulties on the site last week, he decided look into selling on eBay. To help him get started listing, Reisinger took a detailed look at several third-party providers: Auctiva, HammerTap, ListingTicker, Photoblat, Terapeak, Toolhaus and Vendio, as well as eBay's own Selling Manager.
After finishing his research, he notes, Auctiva was his top choice.
Auctiva has a wide array of useful tools, including scheduling, inventory and templates, for a reasonable price, Reisinger reports.
"Auctiva is quite powerful," the technology columnist writes. "Admittedly, Auctiva is for active sellers, but at $9.95 per month, for so many nice features, it's an affordable offering."
Reisinger says he was impressed with Auctiva's Scrolling Gallery and the ease with which its templates can be customized.
With so many options and a relatively affordable price, Auctiva takes the top spot
"We really appreciate the recognition of Auctiva's functionality and affordability by an influential technology news service like CNET," says Tony Maxey, Auctiva's senior product manager. "At Auctiva, we work hard to give users of our service a great value. But most important, we want them to leverage the capabilities that Auctiva's eBay tools provide to sell the most on eBay that they possibly can. If our users are successful using our product to increase their eBay sales, then we'll be successful, too."
Reisinger has been writing for CNET, a well-known destination for technology news and reviews, for about two years. He also hosts a podcast for CNET and contributes to Information Week, Processor Magazine and other technology publications.
Reisinger named Vendio his second choice and ListingTicker his third. While Reisinger liked Vendio's lack of monthly fees, he notes that the company charges up to 1.95 percent of sales generated through the service. The price of other sites such as HammerTap ($19.95 a month after a free 10-day trial) also turned him off, he reports.
"With so many options and a relatively affordable price, Auctiva takes the top spot," he asserts.
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Auctiva staff writers constantly monitor trends and best practices of those selling on eBay and elsewhere online. They attend relevant training seminars and trade shows and regularly discuss the market with PowerSellers and other market experts.