Free Sellers Tools and Resources

Free Sellers Tools and Resources

Here are the BEST FREE tools, websites, resources, apps  that I have found and used as an online seller. 

 1 to 5 Star recommendation scale with (1 = It will do) and (5 = This Rocks!) 

Selling and Pricing Tools for Sellers



 ClassAdLister
ClassAdLister is an Android app that makes it possible to cross-list products for sale to a wide selection of classified websites and marketplaces. You create your listing within the app, select the marketplace, and click a button and the product is listed.  This app saves you the redundancy of needing to copy and paste, or create new listings on each marketplace.  ClassAdLister is also the first listing tool that works with the EBlueJay marketplace stores.  While there are too many marketplaces and websites that it works with to be mentioned here, some of interest include, Amazon, EBlueJay, eBay, etsy, Craigslist, Ecrater, Facebook Marketplace and many others.  ClassAdLister can easily be run on a Mac or Windows computer via an Android Emulator putting it within reach of those who do not own an Android SmartPhone or Tablet.  To get this app, visit Google Play. To watch videos about how to use this app, visit the ClassAdLister on YouTube,  You can also read the "Sell It Online" article about an experience setting up ClassAdLister with eBay and running the ClassAdLister app on Android emulators, here.

 Snupps
This is a social media mobile application on iOS and Android that allows users to “organize and socialize around the stuff you own and cherish, by allowing you to create an inventory with an integrated social media system. If that were not awesome as it is, Snupps has teamed up with eBay to let you easily and directly list your products and inventory to eBay and in essence creating a store front on snupps for free.

 Camera Comparison
This wonderful website, allows you to compare the features of most modern analog and digital cameras from most manufactures. An invaluable tool when deciding to buy or sell a camera.
This website tool, will assist you in determining current video game prices for most consoles selling on eBay. While it is helpful, make sure to check the "sold" prices search option on eBay manually for the product you are selling, as an extra step for determining current prices.

★ Price Pirates
Compare current selling prices on Amazon, Ebay and Shopping.com at the same time. Very helpful tool when trying to determine the best place to buy or sell a product. Works for both USA and UK.

 Google Trends 
Every online seller should know about Google Trends.  Google Trends lets you monitor specific search results and receive e-mail notifications.  For instance, lets say I sell different brands of Televisions; I can set up a brand specific search in Google Trends to be notified when that particular brand or model has an increase or decrease in people searching online for it.  Perfect if you want to know when to push your product.

Recommended for finding UPC Codes and product information quickly.  With over 60 million unique UPC numbers, UPCitemdb.com is the largest UPC lookup database where you can search a broad range of upc numbers to find related product information, images, barcodes, online shopping guide and more.

DISCOGS 
Use Discogs when you are selling Music CD's, EP Albums to locate relevant band, composer, Label, Release Date, Album Covers, Catalog number and country release information.

★ Direct Textbook
Compare current Textbook selling prices on Amazon, Alibris, Barnes and Nobel, Half.com, CampusBookRentals and Textbooks.com at the same time. Very helpful tool when trying to determine the best place to buy or sell a product.


Amazon Tools for Sellers

★ Amazon Fee Calculator
Calculates Amazon fees and helps you determine profit from the sale

★  Camel Camel Camel
The most protected Amazon sellers tool known within this Galaxy.  Pro-sellers use this website to compare prices and determine prices for selling on Amazon.  To simply call this a price checker would be an understatement, since it offers so much more.

ShipRush 
ShipRush is an ecommerce shipping tool for managing shipping labels for UPSP, UPS and FedEx.
FedEx offers ShipRush access for free, you can use it online or via software on your desktop.  ShipRush will automatically import your shipping informtion from a lot of different marketplaces including PayPal, Ebay, Etsy and many more.  Ebay has a built in application available in the Applications of your Account Tab.  USPS processing requires an upgrade, as does UPS, but if you sell on FedEx, this its definetly a free tool you don't want to miss out on. (Works with 3D Cart, Amazon.com, Authorize.net, Bigcartel, Big Commerce, Channel Advisor, Drupal, Ebay, Etsy, Magneto, PayPal, Intuit QuickBooks, Shopify, Square, Stripe, Woo Commerse, Yahoo, Zen Cart, Volusion and others)


Bonanza Tools for Sellers

★ Bonanza.com Widget
The Bonanza Widget is similar to the auction nudge tool mentioned above. It allows you to create a widget for your products selling on Bonanza to import into your wordpress, website, Storenvy Custom store, or any website that you can use html code. Works great, and is an outstanding example of the many interesting features and tools available to sellers on Bonanza.com

★ Bonanza Fee Calculator
Calculates your fees for Bonanza.com sales and offers several different factors for things like advanced advertising fee upgrade like Google Shopping Cart.

★ Bonanza.com Global Shipping
Bonanza.com has implemented a Global Shipping program almost identical to EBay's using Pitney Bowes.


Ebay Tools for Sellers

★ Ebay Free Security Keys (Video on VidMe)

Most online sellers and small businesses haven't ever heard of the Security Keys,  What are they?  They are a third layer of protection you can add to your Ebay Account, in addition to just having your user name e-mail and Password.  In this video on VidMe, SellItOnline discusses the PayPal / EBAY Key protection called a Valid ID Key aka Token Key, and how to get one for free.  These third layer authentication keys work wonderfully with Ebay and PayPal.

★ Ebay Fee Calculator
Calculates your fees for Ebay.com sales and offers quite a few advanced calculation features, including the ability to determine your profit margin..v

★ Toolhaus for Ebay
Toolhaus.org is a genuinely interesting website available for sellers and buyers using eBay. Essentially, you add the buyer or seller ebay account name, it Toolhaus will find past negative or positive feedback's , can check to see if a particular seller blocked you from buying from them on eBay and other advanced ebay related features.

★ Ebay Fee Calculator
Calculates your fees for Ebay.com sales and offers quite a few advanced calculation features, including the ability to determine your profit margin..

Ebay and the USPS, offer co-branded US Priority Mail Shipping boxes with the eBay logo on them. If you sell on eBay, its a great way to make your sales look pro.

★ Auction Nudge (For Ebay)
Auction Nudge is one of my absolutely favorite tools as an eBay seller. It allows me to create an off-ebay listing of my products for sale, similar to what you might see on one of the those websites you accidently stumble upon that have lots of eBay products listed. I use Auction Nudge to advertise my products easily on my business website and I also use it for testimonials for my Storenvy.com custom store. It has several different features available - the two main ones are showing your products with description, photo and price (When someone clicks it, they are taken to the product for sale on eBay. When the item sells, it is no longer shown on your auction nudge widget.) The second shows multiple clickable products you have listed on eBay for sale. There is also a Feedback Tool (That I use on Storenvy.com) which imports your feedback from eBay. If you have a lot of positive feedbacks left on Ebay, but not on another marketplace where you have had less sales, this is a great way to help increase your credibility on that other marketplace (if it allows you to add html)

 WatchCount.com (For Ebay)
WatchCount.com is for eBay sellers. It allows you to search eBay for the most popular and most "watched" items being sold. You can search by a particular search term, or by category. Use it to find what you intend to sell, to locate those products with the higher watch count and then use keywords and description information to help increase your new products search ranks.

 CheckAFilp.com (For Ebay)
CheckAFilp.com is one of my favorite tools for eBay.  It is an easy sold price search engine for sellers.  You simply type in the product you are looking for, and it will pull up the results for Completed listings and Sold listings, often times you will get results that do not show to everyone doing a search directly on eBay.  Saves a lot of time.

This is probably the most helpful page on Ebay for sellers who decide to sell internationally. The information includes information about converting money to another country, placing bids on internationally eBay products, making a payment to an international seller, managing risks, shipping internationally and more.  Ebay makes this page difficult to locate, since they really want you to use their eBay Global Shipping service; this Global Trading Information is for anyone who wants to sell internationally with or without using eBay's official service.

SHIPSAVER Insurance by InkFrog  (For Ebay)
ShipSaver is a third party shipping insurance that offers very competitive shipping insurance for both domestic and international shipping from the USA.  ShipSaver is a great resource if you ship internationally, because it covers the shipment all the way to the destination.  Similar to the eBay's third party USPS shipping insurance (ShipCover) but usually with prices that are at least half of USPS or Ebay's ShipCover Insurance.    You can also purchase your shipping labels at discounted rates through ShipSaver by InkFrog.   Both EBAY and ETSY have the ShipSaver Application built-in and available, but you can also use it for other marketplaces directly via their website.

ShipSaver Shipping Insurance for Etsy and Ebay


ShipRush 
ShipRush is an ecommerce shipping tool for managing shipping labels for UPSP, UPS and FedEx.
FedEx offers ShipRush access for free, you can use it online or via software on your desktop.  ShipRush will automatically import your shipping informtion from a lot of different marketplaces including PayPal, Ebay, Etsy and many more.  Ebay has a built in application available in the Applications of your Account Tab.  USPS processing requires an upgrade, as does UPS, but if you sell on FedEx, this its definetly a free tool you don't want to miss out on. (Works with 3D Cart, Amazon.com, Authorize.net, Bigcartel, Big Commerce, Channel Advisor, Drupal, Ebay, Etsy, Magneto, PayPal, Intuit QuickBooks, Shopify, Square, Stripe, Woo Commerse, Yahoo, Zen Cart, Volusion and others)

ShipRush Shipping Manager and Label Processing tool

 Snupps


This is a social media mobile application on iOS and Android that allows users to “organize and socialize around the stuff you own and cherish, by allowing you to create an inventory with an integrated social media system.  If that were not awesome as it is, Snupps has teamed up with eBay to let you easily and directly list your products and inventory to eBay and in essence creating a store front on snupps for free.


ZIPPY HELP WATERMARKER 
This online watermark tool will let you watermark your photos according to Ebay's policy, rotate and make other adjustments to your photo.

This online watermark tool will let you processing multiple photos in a batch, so you can watermarka group of photos at the same time.


Etsy Tools for Sellers

★ Etsy Fee Calculator
Calculates your fees for Etsy.com sales and includes several different fee options for PayPal.

ShipSaver is a third party shipping insurance that offers very competitive shipping insurance for both domestic and international shipping from the USA.  ShipSaver is a great resource if you ship internationally, because it covers the shipment all the way to the destination.  Similar to the eBay's third party USPS shipping insurance (ShipCover) but usually with prices that are at least half of USPS or Ebay's ShipCover Insurance.    You can also purchase your shipping labels at discounted rates through ShipSaver by InkFrog.   Both EBAY and ETSY have the ShipSaver Application built-in and available, but you can also use it for other marketplaces directly via their website.

ShipRush 
ShipRush is an ecommerce shipping tool for managing shipping labels for UPSP, UPS and FedEx.
FedEx offers ShipRush access for free, you can use it online or via software on your desktop.  ShipRush will automatically import your shipping informtion from a lot of different marketplaces including PayPal, Ebay, Etsy and many more.  Ebay has a built in application available in the Applications of your Account Tab.  USPS processing requires an upgrade, as does UPS, but if you sell on FedEx, this its definetly a free tool you don't want to miss out on. (Works with 3D Cart, Amazon.com, Authorize.net, Bigcartel, Big Commerce, Channel Advisor, Drupal, Ebay, Etsy, Magneto, PayPal, Intuit QuickBooks, Shopify, Square, Stripe, Woo Commerse, Yahoo, Zen Cart, Volusion and others)


Facebook Tools for Sellers

★ StoreYa
StoreYa is a collection of apps and tools available to sellers on Facebook and those who have their own website or custom store where html code can be embedded. There are a lot of different kinds of apps available for free, some specifically are created for those selling on Facebook. Worth checking out.


PayPal Tools for Sellers

★ PayPal Fees International Conversion Fee Calculator
Calculates your fees for international conversion to US Dollars. Very helpful if you have your PayPal account set to do the conversion of foreign currencies.

★ PayPal Fee Simple Calculator
A very simple and easy to use, fee calculator for transactions processed through PayPal.

★ PayPal Free Security Keys (Video on VidMe)
Most online sellers and small businesses haven't ever heard of the Security Keys, but may have heard of PayPal's Phone SMS Key.  What are they?  They are a third layer of protection you can add to your PayPal Account, in addition to just having your user name e-mail and Password.  In this video on VidMe, SellItOnline discusses the difference between the Phone SMS Key that PayPal promotes and the higher level of protection called a Valid ID Key aka Token Key, and how to get one for free.  These third layer authentication keys also work wonderfully with Ebay - so that is discussed also.



Stripe Tools for Sellers

★ STRIPE Fee Calculator
Calculates your fees for payments processed through Stripe. Stripe is a payment gateway that is integrated into many marketplaces, and unlike PayPal, is usually built into the store so your customers do not have to leave your website while making a purchase.

★ STRIPE Integrations
If you use Stripe to process your payments on any of the marketplaces you sell on, then you definitely want to visit the Stripe Integrations page.  There are hundreds of hand free and paid tools available to make life as a marketplace seller wonderful, even free accounting software.

ShipRush 
ShipRush is an ecommerce shipping tool for managing shipping labels for UPSP, UPS and FedEx.
FedEx offers ShipRush access for free, you can use it online or via software on your desktop.  ShipRush will automatically import your shipping informtion from a lot of different marketplaces including PayPal, Ebay, Etsy and many more.  Ebay has a built in application available in the Applications of your Account Tab.  USPS processing requires an upgrade, as does UPS, but if you sell on FedEx, this its definetly a free tool you don't want to miss out on. (Works with 3D Cart, Amazon.com, Authorize.net, Bigcartel, Big Commerce, Channel Advisor, Drupal, Ebay, Etsy, Magneto, PayPal, Intuit QuickBooks, Shopify, Square, Stripe, Woo Commerse, Yahoo, Zen Cart, Volusion and others)


Storenvy Tools for Sellers

★ Storenvy Wordpress Plug-In
This is the video with a link to the Storenvy Wordpress Plug-In. It hasn't been updated in two year, but it does still work last time I checked, but there is no support or help information available for the most part. If you sell on the Storenvy Marketplace and want to show your product on your wordpress based website, well, this is currently your only option. I recommend this mainly for experienced wordpress users, since it will take some patience and skill to set-it up to work correctly.


Information for Sellers

★ Collecting Sales Taxes for Online Sellers
Here is everything I know about selling online and IRS and State sales tax. You will find some great tips and ideas about the information and records you should keep, how to record and save it, and other tips (all for free of course) I also Include a link to your state (USA Only) to the website where you can get more information,

Also, if you you PayPal, make sure to read their IRS and PayPal Information  PayPal IRS Tax Information  https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/irs6050w


This is Mattel and Fisher Price Games instruction manuals and pdf downloads. Perfect if you sell previously own products and need to include instructions in your package or to provide the link to your customer. If you do not find what you are looking for with the linked title above, you can also do a specific search for the instruction sheets for a specific brand, product name or product number via their Search Box here.

Selling or Buying one of Funko's Pop Vinyl or Bobblehead Collectibles?  This pricing guide will show you the current prices they are selling at and recently sold for on eBay and other marketplaces.

If you sell video game consoles or own one and need a owners instruction manual, GameItWorks has offered the most complete Nintendo, Sega, Microsoft, Atari and Sony game consoles owner and instruction manual archives on the internet, including severl retro manuals exclusive to GameItWorks archive.   The manual archive traditional has manuals from the earliest retro game consoles all the way to the one or two generations behind the most current consoles on the market. Best of all, downloading a manual is free.

Watermarking your photos with your store or brand name can be very useful if done correctly, it can also be very distracting if its done poorly.   This information is from eBay's website about how to properly watermark your photos, at the bottom of the page are also, two online photo watermarking tools that work for eBay and anywhere else you sell online.


Shipping for Sellers

Ebay and the USPS, offer co-branded US Priority Mail Shipping boxes with the eBay logo on them. If you sell on eBay, its a great way to make your sales look pro.

 Schedule A US Post Office Shipping Pickup
If you ship US Priority Mail, you can receive free US Priority Mail Pick-up - saving your a trip to the post office. This is especially helpful during the holidays, when you have a lot of product being sold and need to focus on processing your sales. Finding this page on the USPS website always seems to take quite a lot of time, so I have found it helpful to simply have a link readily available for easy access.

★ Dimensional Weight Calculator
In 2015, most shipping carriers, including the US Postal Service, Federal Express and UPS, began charging a dimensional weight. This weight is really not a weight at all, but a different way to calculate prices for items based on weight and size. In the past, the actual total weight of a shipped item was being charged with a cutoff. Once the cutoff was reached, the item had to be shipped an alternative method like Freight. As of 2015, you there are now two different ways to calculate the rate you will pay to ship an item. If your item is within a set dimensional size then you will pay based on the actual physical weight. If your item is above the set dimensional size, then you will pay a dimensional weight. This dimensional weight is often more expensive. An item that might cost $10 to ship in a medium square box weighing four pounds, but it that item is longer in dimensions, or bigger or wider, then that same four pound item may cost you $40 to ship. Or in other words, sometimes, the size costs more than the actual weight. This calculator will help you determine the real shipping weight you will pay when trying to determine the cost to charge or include as your shipping price when selling a product online.

★ US Priority Mail Free Boxes
At the very top of this page in the #1 slot is the link to the free Ebay Custom US Priority Mail Boxes. But you can still get free US Priority Mail boxes directly from the US Post Office website. The great thing about using the US Priority Mail is that you can get free boxes, since you are already paying more money to get your product to your customer faster anyway, why not take advantage of their free boxes, it will save you money from having to buy most boxes and they have so many different sizes available including my favorite Flat Rate Bubble Envelopes. Most addresses in the USA can also have these free boxes delivered to your business or residency for free too, saving you both money, gas and time.

ZipMap is an easy to use Zip Code Lookup Database.  Simply choose the USA State you want to find a Zip Code for and then click the map on the city you need a Zip Code for.  Fast and easy to use, great for those times when you need to quickly look up a Zip Code to get a shipping estimate together for a product you are listing for sale.


ShipSaver is a third party shipping insurance that offers very competitive shipping insurance for both domestic and international shipping from the USA.  ShipSaver is a great resource if you ship internationally, because it covers the shipment all the way to the destination.  Similar to the eBay's third party USPS shipping insurance (ShipCover) but usually with prices that are at least half of USPS or Ebay's ShipCover Insurance.    You can also purchase your shipping labels at discounted rates through ShipSaver by InkFrog.   Both EBAY and ETSY have the ShipSaver Application built-in and available, but you can also use it for other marketplaces directly via their website.

ShipSaver Shipping Insurance for Etsy and Ebay

You'll find ShipSaver in your Ebay Account Tab under Appications.


ShipRush 
ShipRush is an ecommerce shipping tool for managing shipping labels for UPSP, UPS and FedEx.
FedEx offers ShipRush access for free, you can use it online or via software on your desktop.  ShipRush will automatically import your shipping informtion from a lot of different marketplaces including PayPal, Ebay, Etsy and many more.  Ebay has a built in application available in the Applications of your Account Tab.  USPS processing requires an upgrade, as does UPS, but if you sell on FedEx, this its definetly a free tool you don't want to miss out on. (Works with 3D Cart, Amazon.com, Authorize.net, Bigcartel, Big Commerce, Channel Advisor, Drupal, Ebay, Etsy, Magneto, PayPal, Intuit QuickBooks, Shopify, Square, Stripe, Woo Commerse, Yahoo, Zen Cart, Volusion and others)


Marketing for Sellers

DreamSubmit - lets you try it for free and will list your store web address in search engines you probably never heard of before. Some of these will require you to provide additional information after the automated submit process. One of the advantage of paying for a search submission is, the DreamSubmit team handles the manual aspects of the process for you.

★ Feedback Generator
The feedback generator website works for multiple marketplaces including Ebay, Etsy, Amazon, Half.com and others. Basically, you choose what kind of Feedback you want to leave - either Buyer or Seller, then choose was your experience Positive, Neutral or Negative and click the generate feedback button. A second later, you will have a pre-written Feedback to copy and paste to the marketplace where you desire to leave the rating. Prefect if you have trouble coming up with what to write when leaving feedback.

★ YouTube Code Generator
The YouTube Code Generator is the perfect tool for anyone who writes their own product descriptions and wants to embed a YouTube video into it's html. In 2014, YouTube switched all YouTube videos over to a single line of embed code to comply with HTML5, but this code is very limited in customization options and often creates strange results when used in a website or store description. At the same time, YouTube removed its extra encode option that provided you the older and more traditional embed code that most marketplace HTML based descriptions still require. The YouTube Code Generator, takes the YouTube video link and provides you with that original embed code. You copy it and paste it into your description.

★ Web Address Shortener
Once in a while, you probably need to take a really long link from your marketplace for a product or other page and add it into a product description or other webpage, but the link is extremely long. Google URL Shortener lets you create a short Goo.gl webaddress for free. I prefer this over the others which force your customer to click a button to advance to the webpage you want to redirect them to, or those shorteners that show an advertisement. The Google Shortner does not have any in between pages, advertisements or time delays - instead your customer is redirecting directly to the link you want to take them to.

★ Every Place That I Sell
One of my favorite tools as an online seller is Every Place That I Sell. This website lets you create a listing for your business were you can have all the places you sell online in a single location directory, This also creates an extra Google Search listing for your Store or Business Name.

★ Auction Nudge
Auction Nudge is one of my absolutely favorite tools as an eBay seller. It allows me to create an off-ebay listing of my products for sale, similar to what you might see on one of the those websites you accidently stumble upon that have lots of eBay products listed. I use Auction Nudge to advertise my products easily on my business website and I also use it for testimonials for my Storenvy.com custom store. It has several different features available - the two main ones are showing your products with description, photo and price (When someone clicks it, they are taken to the product for sale on eBay. When the item sells, it is no longer shown on your auction nudge widget.) The second shows multiple clickable products you have listed on eBay for sale. There is also a Feedback Tool (That I use on Storenvy.com) which imports your feedback from eBay. If you have a lot of positive feedbacks left on Ebay, but not on another marketplace where you have had less sales, this is a great way to help increase your credibility on that other marketplace (if it allows you to add html)

★ StoreYa
StoreYa is a collection of apps and tools available to sellers on Facebook and those who have their own website or custom store where html code can be embedded. There are a lot of different kinds of apps available for free, some specifically are created for those selling on Facebook. Worth checking out.

★ Online HTML Editor
This is an online HTML Editor, which can come in handy when you need to create html code for your website, product descriptions, or to format your information for marketplaces like EblueJay.com or Storenvy.com  Best of all its free!.


Inventory for Sellers

★ Easy Auctions Tracker
Easy Auctions Tracker is an Excel spreadsheet solution for eBay sellers

How To Run a Small Business and Sell Legally

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