Guest Posted December 30, 2003 Share Posted December 30, 2003 Hello everyone. 1. I agree, reentering each description over again from scratch is not a very efficient use of time. This basicly duplicates one of my dissatisfactions with using Turbo Lister. I'm a one man operation and entering descriptions for products at my website and in Tubo Lister kills my productivity. An Oscommerce Auction Manager (any of them) should eliminate this wasted time. Isn't their a way with Turbo Lister to export a cvs file? I thought I herd someone talk about this before. If so maybe we could design an addon that would import the cvs file into the auction listings. 2. Using the auction number from ebay as the product model with no connection to existing store stock concerns me. I suspect linking an auction to the stores model number for the same product would be VERY helpful in a number of ways. Decrementing the websites product quantity when an item in stock is offered for auction would help prevent selling out before the auction ended, and incrementing it on completion without sale would keep the records current. It would allow importation of the product description from the existing database. It could allow the store's price to be used as a "Suggested Retail Price" entry in the auction if the merchant so desires (something that has been very helpful in increasing my ebay sales). It might require some care to avoid database problems, but I think this could be a worthwile tweek. I am not to sure what you mean by this. The auction number from ebay only gets inserted into product model at auction checkout and this is mainly to distinguish a auction item from a catalog item. 3. Another productivity issue. (and I know, purists will see it as kind of a conflict with Open Source principles, but they're principles, not a suicide pact). I can upload bulk listings very rapidly with turbo lister, and with this packages ability to embed pictures hosted on our own sites in the auction description a module that generated a CVS file that can be imported to Turbo Lister would greatly speed auction postings and make an excellent feature. I rarely if ever use EBay's web tools to post. The ability to check my auction costs before upload is just too crucial. So a cvs can be imported into turbo listener. This would be pretty easy to make an addon. As you may or may not know mySQL is great at creating a cvs file. What do you think. Would it work better to make an addon that imported a cvs or exported a cvs from the admin with a click of a button. There is always ways to make the automated process a little more automated. :rolleyes: :rolleyes: Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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