eBay Inc. has turned its subscription-based Selling Manager service into a beta platform that is now open to embedded third party tools. Selling Manager is already used by hundreds of thousands of online merchants to manage their businesses at my.ebay.com.
eBay Selling Manager beta platform is the successful result of a pilot launched in June 2008 at the eBay Developers Conference. Professional sellers, like any small business, require tools to help them manage their shipping, accounting, customer relationship management, market research, and inventory management activities on eBay. More than 87,000 third party developers have already built more than 13,000 live applications that consume eBayâ€™s Web services. The Selling Manager beta makes it easier for eBay sellers to find and subscribe to many of these tools.
Developers interested in building applications on eBay.com are required to meet site standards for trusted buying and selling experiences. Once approved, their applications will be available to sellers that subscribe to eBay Selling Manager, and they can monetize their applications with subscription-based revenue. Developers can join the beta and begin developing their eBay Selling Manager applications.