5:12 PM PST, 10/28/2007
Well, I left here to find out about another service that is giving a FREE tryout period for Ebay listers. It is the (Andale) Vendio service.
First off, I am just starting out, and don't have huge amounts of things listed yet. I was thinking of getting an Ebay store, then noticed that Vendio (like here) also had a store included in their service.
One thing I noticed was that Auctiva's way of keeping saved information for listings was much better. I didn't actually list with Vendio, but noticed that Auctiva's interface was easier for me personally to figure out.
There seems to be a pretty big learning curve with Vendio, but I did like their gallery, which looked a LOT like Auctiva's. I just couldn't bring myself to pay the fees, though, when I found out that I would need to move up one selling level to get custom mailings and account tracking. I'm not ready for that yet.
I decided to come back here - - and almost got really upset - - I noticed that some of the things I had filled out before were empty. Oh no! Did this mean I'd lost all my work??
But then I went to the templates area and I found out that all the pre-filled selling item information was still there.
I breathed a HUGE sigh of relief. Thanks, Auctiva! And I don't plan to move again until I really learn the site first AND really need an extra boost. I went with Ebay Stores instead to see if things pick up for the holidays.