The Sellery is a suite of integrated eBay consignment tools. It has been developed alongside an actual eBay consignment business, so we know what you want in a consignment management platform. The Sellery works with the tools you already use; PayPal, eBay Selling Manager, Skype, GarageSale, etc..., so chances are that if you already use an eBay consignment management tool, TheSellery will still be of use without disturbing your normal workflow. Read on to get an idea of what The Sellery is and how it works.
The Sellery automatically creates a lead generation page that you can use to direct potential consignors to. This page has:
When a lead fills out the consignment request form, an e-mail will be sent to the address you have registered with eBay containing the consignor's contact information, and a link you can click to automatically add the lead to your list of consignors.
If you your eBay account is linked to a Skype ID, a link to call your Skype account will be automatically placed on the lead generation page, so leads can call you directly from their computers!
To prevent spam, leads must fill out a reCAPTCHA, which is a CAPTCHA that also assists in the process of digitizing the text of books :)
Create inventory records from listings with two clicks. Consignors will receive automatic updates of their active listings. If a SKU is already specified on a listing, the listing will automatically be associated with the inventory record for the SKU in The Sellery.
Sales are associated with inventory using the "custom ID / SKU" tag on eBay's Selling manager records for listings and sales. When The Sellery automatically fetches your new sales, your consignors and piece-workers will be notified.
Inventory, sales, listing, and payment updates are automatically mailed to your consignors and piece-workers, but you can also manually e-mail this information with just a few clicks in the relationship manager.
See all the payments you have sent during any period of time.
You can credit your pieceworkers a certain percentage of the sale price for each part of their contribution to the sale. Contributions currently include: taking photographs, writing the listing, packing the item, and referring consignors. This is a great way to bootstrap your consignment business while keeping the people working for you motivated.
Payments that are due to pieceworkers show up alongside payments due to your consignors, making for a streamlined payments interface.
The Sellery is not a complete eBay playform, so we have made it easy to get data out of the program for use with your other tools.
Define multiple commission schedules and specify a default commission schedule per consignor. Commissions can be specified on a per-sale basis when desired.
The Sellery works with eBay selling manager's "custom ID / SKU" tag to keep a record of which of your sales and listings are associated with your inventory. No matter how entrenched you are with your current consignment selling software system, The Sellery can be used to improve your service to your consignors and piece-workers. Any part of our system is usable independently of the rest; for example, if you just want to use The Sellery to notify your consignors of their listings but prefer not to use the inventory tools, you can.
The Sellery authenticates directly against your eBay account, so you don't need to remember or use another hard to remember username and password. Also, The Sellery makes use of persistent cookies, so as long as you are using your personal computer, you usually won't have to log in. For security purposes, you can always log out or specify that you are on a public computer so your login session doesn't persist indefinitely.
Your account with The Sellery is credited $5 for free when you first sign up. The Sellery charges 5¢ per listing managed, and 20¢ per sale managed. When you run out of credits, just top off your account with PayPal and you won't miss a beat. The Sellery is a web-based application so you never have to pay a per-computer license fee. The best part about our pay-as-you-go model is that if you want to take a break, there's no subscription to cancel or contract to break.