How to Subscribe to eBay's Selling Manager Trial Program
When you start becoming a more serious eBay seller (say, 50 or more items a month), you should consider using Selling Manager. It can help smooth your transition from selling a few items to selling many items, and make the process of running eBay auctions and sales consistent.
Selling Manager is a suite of tools for managing your selling business from any computer (as long as it has an Internet connection). eBay gives you 30 days to try out the service for free, and thereafter charges $4.99 per month. (You will find that the time that Selling Manager saves you is well worth the fee.)
You can use Selling Manager along with PayPal’s tools and QuickBooks. This approach provides a professional solution for a medium-sized eBay business.
To subscribe to your free Selling Manager trial program, follow these steps:
Below the eBay navigation bar, which is at the top of every eBay page, click the Site Map link.
In the second column of the Site Map, under the Selling Tools heading, click the eBay Selling Manager (or Selling Manager Pro) link.
Read the information on the Selling Manager hub page, and then click the Subscribe Now link.
You’re now subscribed to Selling Manager. If you have an eBay store, it’s free; if not, eBay adds a $4.99 fee to your monthly bill. eBay automatically populates Selling Manager with your information from the My eBay: All Selling page. The All Selling link will change to Selling Manager when it’s all set up.
With Selling Manager, you can click the link to view a summary of all your auction activities.
The Summary page lists at-a-glance statistics so you can quickly see what’s going on with your sales, at any time — from any computer. Links to other pages in the Selling Manager tool also appear on the Summary page.
If you plan to exceed 100 transactions a month, you should consider using Selling Manager Pro, which costs $15.99 per month. The Pro version has bulk feedback and bulk invoice-printing features and incorporates inventory management.