What is Crosslisting, How Does it Work and Why Do It as a Reseller?

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What is Crosslisting, How Does it Work and Why Do It as a Reseller?

You have likely heard resellers referring to “crosslisting” and “crossposting.” These refer to the process of listing items for sale online on more than one marketplace.

 

For example, if you are a Poshmark seller, you might consider crossposting your listings to other places such as eBay, Mercari, Depop, Etsy, Facebook Marketplace, or any other reselling or social media platform. 

 

If you are selling items online to make a profit, you should be crosslisting your items. Crosslisting provides new audiences and greater exposure, increasing your reach and chances of making  sales. More marketplaces = more sales. It’s that simple. 🔥 

 

When you crosspost your items on various platforms, each provides a new audience by way of their customer base, but also a potentially higher ranking in search engines such as Google and Bing. 

 

See below, when you Google “Hudson Dani Wide Leg Jeans” the first several results are from eBay and Poshmark, even before results from the actual Hudson website: 

 

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Your listings yield not only on the place you sell but to the entire internet! 🔥 This further illustrates the importance of crosslisting your items to maximize exposure across the web and world! 

 

Each reselling platform has a different audience reach and different exposure benefits by way of search engine optimization (SEO). According to the most recent data available, eBay has approximately 159 million users worldwide, approximately 8 times more users than Mercari, with only 20 million active users. That said, each marketplace has unique and loyal buyers, too!

 

How to Crosslist or Crosspost to Multiple Marketplaces

 

There are two ways to crosspost your items to multiple reselling platforms: manually or with a crosslisting software like Vendoo!

 

Often, resellers start my manually listing items on multiple marketplaces. This entails creating listings on various apps or websites, uploading images, and executing all of the required fields. This is incredibly time-consuming and inefficient. If you wanted to list on 4 marketplaces, it would probably take you upwards of thirty minutes.

 

Crossposting and Crosslisting Software for Online Sellers

 

In a recent poll (an informal survey on the Facebook Group Vendoo: A Seller's Best Friend), 67% of the users reported that drafting a single listing takes approximately 5-15 minutes. This refers to traditional or “manual” listing by way of uploading images, drafting a description, entering required fields, selecting drop-down boxes, and publishing the listing.

 

 Many resellers begin cross-listing by manually listing items to other marketplaces. They may screenshot photographs and copy-and-paste details from Platform A onto Platform B. Eventually, resellers will reach a limit to how much they can do manually. There are only twenty-four hours in a day…

 

Thus, most resellers use a crosslisting application to list their items on multiple marketplaces. Crosslisting software makes for a much faster reselling experience. Different crosslisting companies accomplish crossposting in different ways, but the general goal is to provide a faster crosslisting process than it would otherwise be manually.

 

Having tried all the crosslisting services, I can attest that Vendoo is the best thing I have ever done for my business. 👌

 

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How to Crosspost or Crosslist with Vendoo:

 

Vendoo is the fastest crosslisting software currently available, plus it does so much more in addition to cross-listing. Vendoo simplifies cross-posting with a simple two-step process:

 

  1. Complete the Vendoo Form
  2. Complete the Marketplace Form
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The Vendoo Details Form looks like every listing form, where you can add photographs, title, description, brand, colors, category, tags, and shipping information.

 

For inventory management purposes, you can also enter your listing price, your cost of goods COG, and your SKU. Much of this information is optional, but the more information you provide in step one, the faster you can crosspost to multiple marketplaces! 

 

All of the information provided in the Vendoo details form is then transferred to the Marketplace forms. On the marketplace forms, you can add or change any information, if you want to. Then, you click “List” to publish your listing on the marketplace! It takes literally seconds!

 

Notice how Vendoo operates quickie and all in just one tab! You can also list from the Vendoo mobile app! 📱

 

Cross-listing is so fast because you only “list” the item once on the Vendoo form. The Vendoo form requires (almost) everything that the platforms do. As such, the only information you might need to enter in Step 2, would be only any requirements specific to that platform (such as eBay item specifics or Depop style and age fields). With Vendoo, publishing on multiple platforms takes only seconds!

 

With Vendoo, I can list an item on 9 marketplaces in under 9 minutes!

 

Which Crosslisting or Crossposting App is Right for You?

 

Vendoo is the best, but I’m biased, of course. So, see for yourself! Take advantage of the free trial and thank me later. 

 

Vendoo is the most popular reseller solution, and there’s a reason why. In fact, there are many reasons! 

 

The main differences in crosslisting with Vendoo versus other inferior software include:

 

  1. Vendoo hosts your information (photos, descriptions, etc.) rather than creating a copy upon your command. As such, the integrity of your images is preserved, and the process is faster as the systems do not have to work to produce copies. A Vendoo database hosts your information and is therefore presenting rather than reproducing your data. 

  2. Vendoo has a clean, simple, user-friendly interface whereas everything is on one browser tab in comprehensive forms.

 

Vendoo makes cross-listing way faster than every competitor with listing templates, defaultable fields, auto-populated fields, and is an overall better software and product. 

 

  1. Vendoo is more affordable than competitor companies, with super flexible subscription models to accommodate all types of resellers, from casual hobby sellers to high-volume full-time sellers. Learn more about Vendoo pricing here.

  2. Vendoo offers way more than just crosslisting, it is a “one-stop-shop” for everything you need to manage and scale your reselling business including:

  • The fastest importing, listing, and crosslisting

  • Photo-editing tools and background removal powered by PhotoRoom

  • Superior inventory management 

  • Bookkeeping tools and CSV spreadsheets

  • Bulk delisting and relisting for brand-new listings in seconds

  • Powerful business analytics 

  • Sale detection and automatic delist upon sale

  • So much more! It’s a really ong list! Vendoo has so many tools designed to help save you time, make you money, and scale your profit with Vendoo! 

 

Did you know that Vendoo has a mobile app! Work on the go from anywhere with Vendoo!

 

Want to see what Vendoo can do for you? Join us for a weekly live tutorial call with a product expert! We will show you all of the tools and features and answer questions live! RSVP here

 

With a no-risk free trial, there is no reason not to try it today! Happy selling! 

 

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