CrossLister aims to be the best cross-listing tool and all-in-one inventory management software.
CrossLister is a more complex product than Depop Bot - Debob, which means it can be used in many different ways. You can use it according to your preferred workflow, but as the creators of CrossLister, we want to share what we think are the best practices.
Professional CrossLister users must be daily users of the template feature.
It is enough to enter the same information once. You don't want to enter duplicate information every time you create an item.
During a period of time, you may sell one or several categories of products. Therefore, creating a template for each category is the best thing you can do. Once the category is determined, many of other fields can be determined as well.
Let's say you sell handmade earrings on Depop, Etsy and Shopify. Then you could create a template called Handmade earrings, and pre-fill those determined information in these 3 marketplace forms, such as Category, Condition, Source, Item Location, Shipping Cost, etc.
The screenshot below shows the Depop form for this template. You will be surprised that most of the fields can be determined for all items under this category.
The same can be done for other marketplace forms in this template.
The rule is simple: if a field is the same for all items under this category, then you can pre-fill it in the template. Other fields are left blank and added when you create a specific item from this template.
Now, for every category of product you are selling, you have a template.
When you want to create a specific item, pick the right template and create the item from it.
Boom, all the pre-filled information just sits there in your newly created product form. All you need to do is upload photos and fill in the rest of the fields specific to this item.
Trust me, this approach will make your list process much faster. And our enterprise customers will second this.
Some of our customers love the product-importing feature. Here is their workflow:
We would argue that this approach is only useful when first start using CrossLister. Since you have already published dozens or even hundreds of products on a marketplace, you certainly don't want to create so many items one by one again on CrossLister. Therefore, we release this product-importing feature.
However, the workflow above has two problems:
Therefore, in your day-to-day workflow, when you want to list a new item on all your marketplaces, the recommended way is to first create that item from a template on CrossLister, then easily cross-list it to all your marketplaces.
Thanks for reading! We hope you got some value out of this article.
To summarize this article, there are two things that can be done now.
That's it. We hope CrossLister will reduce the amount of time you spend on repetitive tasks and help you increase your sales and make more money.