In order to increase sales, you want your items seen by a wide audience. It simply boosts your chance of selling because your item can be found by the right buyer. As a reseller, starting crosslisting was a pivotal decision in my reselling business.
Once I decided the next step for my business was to add in a crosslisting platform, I did extensive research to find the perfect one for me. After comparing and trying many crosslisting platforms, I took the plunge with Vendoo.
Continue reading to see how Vendoo dramatically changed my business for the better, and how you can get the same results too!
- Why Should I Crosslist?
- Free Trial Period To Test Vendoo
- Importing Your Listings From The Marketplaces
- Relist And Delist Feature To Keep Inventory Fresh
- Internal Notes For Quick Information
- Templates For Saving Time While Listing
- Labels To Keep Your Inventory Organized
- Vendoo Analytics For Tracking Sales
- Export Spreadsheet Data From Listings
- What Does Vendoo Cost?
Why Should I Crosslist?
When I first started out as a reseller, my main inventory was random items around my house that I no longer needed. Because of that, I found that Facebook Marketplace was my most successful platform (both local pickup and shipping). I also was selling on Mercari, Poshmark, and eBay, however I was selective with the items I listed on those platforms due to time.
Once I figured out the saying “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” is really true, I started getting more serious and intentional with my reselling game. I spent some money to source inventory, and began listing my items to all platforms.
However, creating the same listing over and over again on 4 different marketplaces (Facebook, Poshmark, eBay, Mercari) was a daunting task that took up too much of my time. I cringe thinking about how much time I could have spent with other aspects of my business like sourcing and creating new listings.
I began looking into crosslisting websites, but I will admit I was very hesitant because I wasn’t making much at the time. It was a tough decision because I wanted to conserve all of the money I had. However, a little birdie told me that you have to spend money to make money. So, in true Amanda fashion, I researched high and low for hours and hours reading, comparing, and seeing which platform would be the best fit for me.
This is how I landed on Vendoo! Here are some of my favorite features:
Free Trial Period To Test Vendoo
When you first sign up with Vendoo, you are placed into a free trial period. You will start with 5 listings and all of their add ons (importing, delist/relist, and all marketplaces) so you can get a true feel for all Vendoo has to offer.
Importing Your Listings From The Marketplaces
This feature is extremely helpful as they offer a bulk importing tool. I used the importing when I first started Vendoo to import all of my inventory that I already had listed on Facebook Marketplace. Once the item is uploaded to your Vendoo library, you can simply crosslist to other platforms like eBay, Mercari, Depop, and more. This feature is an add on cost. However, I do not pay for this add on anymore because I found it’s a lot easier to create drafts right in the Vendoo universal form
Relist And Delist Feature To Keep Inventory Fresh
The delist and relist feature is another add on that Vendoo offers. I use this daily for my reselling business. This allows me to refresh stale inventory and relist it within seconds. That way, my items appear in the “just listed” filter on Poshmark, and appear at the top of the search on Mercari again.
Internal Notes For Quick Information
On vendoo’s universal listing form, there is a space to add internal notes. I utilize this for things such as inventory location, where I purchased the item, the date I purchased the item, and any information about market research I performed (sold comparable prices).
Templates For Saving Time While Listing
Vendoo additionally offers the templates feature. This saves me so much time when listing items. I have created templates for different items I commonly sell including a women’s dress template, women’s top template, men’s top template, and more. Once I have sourced a new women’s dress, I can pull up the template and a good amount of the form will already be filled out for me. This includes aspects of the listing form like category, condition (pre owned or new), and estimated shipping weight.
Labels To Keep Your Inventory Organized
The use of labels is another extremely helpful feature of Vendoo. They offer the ability to create up to 50 unique labels, and each item can be assigned up to 10 labels. As a user, you have complete control and flexibility over the use of labels. Here are some ideas and ways I utilize them:
- Relay information to your virtual assistant (VA) / remote employee (Example: Needs description, ready to list)
- Keeping track of consignment customers
- Schedule listings (Example: List on Monday)
- Inventory location (Example: Bin 27)
- Where the item was sourced (Example: Goodwill, Plato’s Closet)
- Updating items (Example: Redo pictures, needs measurements)
Vendoo Analytics For Tracking Sales
Knowing your numbers is a priority any business. Whether you are a casual, part time, or full time reseller, it is vital to know your numbers. Vendoo offers an analytics page that gives you an informative snapshot of important information.
With each sale, information automatically populates to the analytics page. Here, you can see information including total revenue, total profit, number of items sold, number of items listed, and your average sales price.
You can break down the above information into different ways including year to date, month to date, or any custom timeline you may want to see. Additionally, as you become established on Vendoo, the above metrics can be compared on a month to month basis to see if there has been a growth or decline.
Vendoo also displays graphs and charts for information including a comparison of revenue for each marketplace, top selling category, top selling brand, and average sales price by marketplace.
Overall, Vendoo’s analytics page saves resellers so much time and money. It is beneficial for goal planning, tracking progress, and can be a big factor come tax time.
Export Spreadsheet Data From Listings
Speaking of tax time, Vendoo offers the option to export a spreadsheet with your important data. You can export all inventory or filter your inventory by start date and end date. Similarly, you can export with all headers or customize to only include headers that you may need.
Some headers include title, description, tags, category, price, and more. Once you have the spreadsheet populated, you can add any additional information you may need for your own purposes, or for tax purposes.
What Does Vendoo Cost?
Vendoo has the perfect listing plan for a reselling business of any size. They structure their plans by offering a certain amount of listings per month. Here are how their current plans are structured:
- Starter plan - $8.99 for 25 listings ($0.36 per item)
- Simple plan - $19.99 for 125 listings ($0.16 per item)
- Plus plan - $29.99 for 250 listings ($0.12 per item)
- Pro plan - $49.99 for 600 listings ($0.08 per item)
- Advance plan - $99.99 for 2000 listings ($0.05 per item)
- Expert plan - $149.99 for 4000 items ($0.04 per item)
Unfortunately the number of listings do not roll over from month to month. However, if I have extra listings for the month I create templates of items to make sure I use all of my listings. That way, once I source items to list again, I can use one of the templates I already paid for.
Similarly to the listing plans, Vendoo also offers add ons. You are able to use the add ons for the entirety of the month.
- Importing - $4.99
- Relist and delist - $4.99
- All marketplaces - $4.99
- Bundle all add ons - $11.99
As you can see, Vendoo prices vary however can be extremely customizable and affordable for any size business. To save even more, head over to Vendoo and save 25% off of your first month subscription.
Since I began with Vendoo, I have discovered (and honestly still discovering!) many helpful tools within Vendoo. It has truly transformed my business, and is a large reason for my profit numbers today. Vendoo is the perfect crosslisting platform for all businesses, big and small.
Currently, Vendoo supports Ebay, Etsy, Mercari, Grailed, Poshmark, Facebook, Depop, Tradesy (through 2022), Kidizen, and Shopify