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eBay sellers often fall into online selling more by accident than design, and once they’ve built up a successful online business the natural next step is to start their own website. And that’s where things can get complicated – Which hosting package to use? What web hosting do you need? What about your own web address? How do you keep it secure?

A new offering from aims to make the choice simple with their eShop package designed specifically for users wanting their own ecommerce enabled website. What makes it unique is that it’s an off the shelf package which fully supports launching eBay listings from within the management console.

Setting up a eShop is simple using a WYSIWYG editor with a choice of 100 different templates allowing you to personalise your eShop to your business. Once you’ve created your products, the integrated shopping basket and choice of payment methods (including PayPal, Google and card payments), you’re ready to launch your first ecommerce website.

eShop is set up to supply feeds to Shopping Comparison Engines such as Ciao, Google Base, Kelkoo and It’s also simple to register with Google so that your shop products will be indexed for search.

The part I like most about’s eShop is the eBay integration. Once you’ve listed a product in your eShop it’s just a few simple clicks to list the same item on eBay.

If there’s one complaint it’s that I don’t like the templates supplied for eBay listings. There are 100 eShop templates to choose from, but only three eBay templates (with a colour choice). That said they’ve built in the tools to allow you to customise existing templates or to build your own template with shortcuts to drag the product pictures and descriptions from your eShop product profiles.

If you’re looking for an ecommerce enabled web site with eBay integration then a eShop is well worth considering. They offer three different packages tailored for sellers of all sizes. Costs start from just £8.99 per month, and that includes hosting charges. You can also try before you buy with a 14 day free trial of an eShop.

2 Responses

  1. So can I list quickly in it (as quick as I can in Turbo) and does it control inventory across Ebay and the Shop?

    Vital functions 🙂

    Very much like Pro-stores in the US.

  2. Hey Mark, it’s not as quick initially as TL, but mainly because you’re setting up a shop in the first place. You also need to set up your eShop eBay listing template.

    However once everything is set up and you have your eShop populated with products it really is just a couple of clicks to send an item to ebay. Basically it drags the large/small pictures, item title and description straight from your eShop listing, inserts it into your eShop eBay template using smart tags (so no need to retype anything) and launches the listing on eBay.

    If you just want to use it as a listing tool it’s probably not for you. If you want an off eBay shop with the ability to send products to eBay it’s fantastic.

    Have a play – there’s a 14 day free trial so nowt to lose.


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