Ztail therapy

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This is what I’m talking about: Ztail is a lovely little service that lets you create auction listings, post them to eBay, to classified ads, and to your social networking site or blog. Their database stores the information of thousands of items, so that sellers can create an auction listing, they claim, in under a minute, adding personal details such as condition, shipping rates and item location, as necessary.

I like this idea very much: it seems like joined up thinking, to create the listing and send it both to eBay and to MySpace/Facebook etc. at the same time. It’s what I hoped the rumoured eBay/MySpace tie-up would turn out to be; it’s what eBay To Go wants to be when it grows up.

Ztail is currently very much aimed at casual sellers – it is, if you like, starting with social networkers and adding selling into the mix. However, according to their blog, they are now testing a new widget aimed at Powersellers; I’ll be extremely interested to see how that turns out.

Via Seth Godin.

4 Responses

  1. Hmmmmmm Lots of stock photos that can be used for grotty 2nd hand stuff to make it look brand spanking… can that be a good idea?

    Lots of potentially disappointed buyers in the future, I think. I really do think that unless an item is brand spanking, in its box, the pic should be of the actual item that is being sold.

    Not any old stock pic.

  2. It’s a good point, Lynne, and I agree with you – though I have to say, it’s only what eBay themselves offer with CDs, DVDs, books etc. I’d like to hope that sellers who have items substantially differing from the stock picture would add their own piccies anyway, to avoid the negs.

  3. What a great idea. Anything that saves me time and work like this does is a winner



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