Searchable Item Specifics Are Back!
(and Other inkFrog Updates)
inkFrog Open Updates - May 17, 2018
We’re quickly approaching the summer and there is a lot of things going on at inkFrog! Here are some of the latest updates to inkFrog Open:
Searchable Item Specifics Are Back!
In April we released a feature called Searchable Item Specifics. It was a search box which was attached to the various Item Specifics fields so you could quickly and easily find the appropriate value for fields like Brand Name and such. Well there were a few bugs in the code which caused it to not work as intended so we had to pull it out temporarily.
As of Monday this week we have added this feature back! It’s now fixed and working properly, and instead of having a separate search field on the item specifics it’s now a singular field:
Collapse and Reorganize Fields in the Listing Editor
Another awesome new feature we’ve just added - you can now rearrange and hide sections in the listing editor! Simply click the gear icon here:
This will open a window which gives you the option to hide a section (uncheck the box) and you can also drag-and-drop them to re-arrange their order on the listing editor:
There is also a reset button in case you want to revert everything back to the standard layout.
eBay Spring Seller Update 2018 Compliance
eBay has established new return policies which are taking effect right now as part of their 2018 Spring Seller Update. We are happy to report that inkFrog is compliant with these new policies and you can read about how to configure them in your inkFrog account here: Click Here
Cross Selling Internationally - Now Possible in inkFrog Designer!
inkFrog Designer has this fantastic feature called the Cross Sell widget, it dynamically inserts listing previews of your other products onto each of your listings. It’s an amazing cross-sell tool which is highly configurable (customize the colors, product selection, layout, etc).
As of yesterday we have added ALL eBay websites to the Cross Sell widget, previously it only worked on the top five. Now you can Cross Sell on eBay.es, eBay.it, eBay.fr, and all of the other eBay websites using inkFrog Designer templates!
Going Back to Basics - Introducing the New Basic Plan
Picture this - you are fairly new to selling on eBay. You have been using the free version of inkFrog which lets you manage 10 listings. However 10 listings is not enough, you want to list many more products but cannot justify the jump from inkFrog Free to inkFrog Professional.
So we have added a new subscription plan called Basic. It allows you to manage 300 eBay listings (which is a huge jump from the 10 you can get on inkFrog Free) which is available for less than $10/month!
Bulk Edit Item Specifics
This isn’t a new feature, but it’s something we have been meaning to showcase because it’s not something most customers know about. Most customers know about our Bulk Edit tool (Listings > Library, select multiple products, click Bulk Edit in the top-right corner), however very few customers know that you can bulk edit Item Specifics:
If you sell many products and make use of the Item Specifics fields frequently this is likely a very powerful feature for you as you can edit all of your listing specifics in one go instead of editing each product individually!
Additionally - with the new Searchable Item Specifics feature (see above) you will be able to bulk edit Item Specifics with the new search feature to bulk edit even faster!
New Item Cost Field
We’ve added a new field to all listings as follows - Item Cost. This is a field where you can enter your item cost. While we are still a long way from offering a full Cost of Goods Sold (COGS) system for your inventory, this is the first step in that direction and it’s a good number to reference when trying to decide on pricing your products without having to lookup supplier catalogs or other files.
Additionally, this field is available in the CSV import so you can push that data into inkFrog using that method!
Wishing you all the best!
Chris @ inkFrog
Did We Just Add 50 New eBay Listing Templates to inkFrog?
Heck No - We Added More Than 60!
62 eBay listing templates have just been added to our Designer tool - ready for you to start using right now. Below are previews of all the new designs, if you want a more up close and personal view simply click on the image to be taken to the full listing template in our Designer tool.
Want to use these for your eBay business? They are yours for the taking! All you need to do is be on our Designer subscription plan and you are free to use any (or all) of these amazing templates!
inkFrog Open Updates - May 2, 2018
Want to be in the Spotlight? Become Our Next Customer Spotlight!
Do you LOVE inkFrog and what it does for your business? Then we want to hear from you - join our Customer Spotlight program!
If selected, you'll be highlighted on our website, our newsletter, and social media accounts. You'll also be awarded with a $25 gift card - all you have to do is answer some questions about how inkFrog has benefitted your business:
Interested? Simply click this link to apply to be in the spotlight. If chosen, you will be contacted with more information!
Over 50 Designer Templates Have Been Added!
Our designers have been working non-stop to bring you dozens of new Designer templates that you can use with your eBay listings! Here's a few of the newest designs added over the last few weeks:
inkFrog Open subscribers on the Designer subscription plan can use any of these templates for their eBay listings. The only requirement is to be on the Designer subscription plan and then you can access them here: https://builder.inkfrog.com/.
Introducing the New BASIC Plan
We have had numerous customers requesting a subscription option which can accommodate a few hundred managed listings (as the first plan - Professional - handles up to 1,500 managed listings). Today we are happy to announce this is now possible with the introduction of the BASIC plan:
This new plan will enable you to manage up to 300 eBay listings with inkFrog and connect either a Shopify or BigCommerce store like the other plans do. It is also 40% lower cost than the Professional plan which is a nice in-between option for sellers who need more than the 10 listings you get on the Free plan but are not able to justify the 1,500 listings the Professional plan gives you.
If you are currently on a Free account and would like to upgrade, simply login to your inkFrog Open account and go to the subscription page to upgrade.
Invoices Now Show Yearly and Monthly Terms Accurately
This isn't the most exciting feature but it's important for book keeping. There were a few instances where the invoices you received from inkFrog would show that you were paying a monthly subscription even if you were on a yearly subscription service. This only affected a handful of users and we are happy to say it has been corrected - inkFrog subscription invoices will now show the correct billing cycle on them.
If you are wondering where to access your inkFrog invoices for book keeping purposes, you can reach them here: Click Here
We hope you had a very Happy Easter and are happy to announce another round of exciting updates and releases to inkFrog! Here's the latest updates and a hint of what's to come:
Exit Dialog on Unsaved Listing Changes
Have you ever been working on a listing in inkFrog and accidentally clicked one of the menu links and left the page without saving the listing? When you click the back button or try to find the updated listing in your library the changes or listing are gone, right? No more!
From now on, if you are working on a listing and making changes (or creating a new listing) and forget to save your changes before you exit the page you will be prompted with a warning window that your work may not be saved! This handy feature is a great way to increase productivity by reducing human error!
Sell Your Other Items on Your Listings
We are very excited to announce the addition of a new Cross Sell widget for our template builder. This amazing widget enables you to list other products on all of your listings with a link to each of them. It's a great way to get customers to purchase multiple products from you at once! Just like the YouTube widget (see below), you simply edit the template and click on Media, then on Cross Sell:
The widget lets you add as many or as few products as you want to the template. And you can add the widget multiple times if you want to show different categories of products. The end result is a fantastic way to sell eBay buyers on other products that you offer:
There are many ways to style and format the cross sell items so no matter what your template looks like you can integrate it seamlessly like a professional!
Deleting All Images No Longer Prevents
Adding New Images to a Listing
You may recall on our last update announcement there was a new button added to the listing editor called "Delete All Images". It does exactly what it sounds like - deletes all of your images off a listing.
Well it turns out that this feature may have worked a little too well. If you had 20 or more photos on a listing and you deleted them you couldn't add images back onto the listing. This has been fixed and works as intended so you can delete 20+ photos and add new photos onto your listings.
YouTube Videos In Templates!
Do you make YouTube videos? Great news - we have added a widget to the new template builder where you can embed a YouTube video into all of your eBay listings!
All you need to do is edit your listing template and select Media in the Elements menu on the left, then Video. It will ask you for a link to the YouTube video and then it will add it to your template. Save the template and that video will be embedded in all of your listings! This is a fantastic way to add branding and other video content and give you an edge in the eBay marketplace!
We've added over 40 new templates to our new template builder! Any subscriber on the Designer subscription can download any (or all) of these to your inkFrog account and start using them right away on your eBay listings! Here's just a few of the new templates we've added over the past few weeks:
You can see all the templates that come with our template builder by clicking here: https://builder.inkfrog.com/
Many More Improvements and Features Are Coming!
Over the past few weeks we have been sending out messages to inkFrog subscribers which asked one very important question - how can we make inkFrog better for YOU?
The response has been incredible. Over 500 people responded with detailed suggestions on how to make inkFrog even better. Hundreds of new features and improvements have been logged and sorted and we are now working with our team to plan how to implement as many of these suggestions as possible.
Some of these new features are already being coded (I'm totally not saying inkFrog Open subscribers will soon have the ability to automatically leave feedback for eBay buyers...you didn't hear that from me, got it?), while some of them are still in the planning stages.
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