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Selling Tools

As of September 30, 2014, Blackthorne will no longer be available. This means that you can no longer use Blackthorne to list on eBay, and technical support will no longer be provided.
You can still access your data after the discontinuation of Blackthorne, and your historical sales—and listing data—will be locally available on your desktop.

Find the right new tool now to meet your business needs.
Know that there are a number of solutions that offer the key functionalities you previously had access to via Blackthorne.

Check each tool's page for more specifics—including step-by-step guidance—to make a smooth transition from Blackthorne. Use the feature chart below for a more detailed comparison of the tools.


selling manager logo Selling Manager

FREE for all sellers

eBay's online tool—conveniently located in My eBay—designed to help medium-volume sellers manage their eBay listings.
  • Track active listings
  • Generate bulk feedback and print invoices
  • Print invoices and labels in bulk

sellingmanagerpro logo Selling Manager Pro

FREE with a Premium or Anchor eBay Store subscription

eBay's advanced selling tools help you create listings, manage post-sale activities, and manage your inventory.
  • Automatically list and relist items
  • Buyer auto notification; payment received, item shipped
  • Auto feedback upon buyer payment and restock alerts
Either $15.99 per month or FREE for Premium and Anchor eBay Store subscribers.


auctiva logo Auctiva

This web-based solution offers a comprehensive set of tools to help you list, market, and manage all your eBay listings.
  • List with an easy-to-use One-Page Lister
  • Create multi-variation listings
  • Enjoy integrated image hosting (including eBay Gallery images!)
Subscriptions starting at just $4.98 per month with your discount


inkFrog logo inkFrog

Blackthorne users save 35% and get 6 months FREE

An easy-to-use, web-based tool for efficient listing, photo uploading, and managing your eBay sales.
  • Edit and schedule listings in bulk
  • Support for multiple eBay accounts
  • Smartlister with Terapeak research integration
Subscriptions starting at just $9.95 per month with your discount


selling manager logo SixBit

Blackthorne users save 30% until January 1, 2015

A desktop-based, all-in-one selling tool that lets you list, manage, and analyze your eBay sales.
  • Full database import from Blackthorne (Ad Templates, Email Templates, Presets and more)
  • Full-featured automation for managing inventory and order processing
  • World class support
Subscriptions starting at just $13.99 per month with your discount.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Why has Blackthorne been discontinued?
We're continually investing to provide best-in-class tools to help you manage your business and take full advantage of today's opportunities. Today, there are a number of solutions—from eBay and third-party providers—that deliver outstanding functionality to help our sellers take full advantage of today's business opportunities. After careful consideration, to better focus resources, we have discontinued Blackthorne.
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I need to migrate to a new tool. What do I need to do?
Here's what to do:
  1. Evaluate and select another selling tool available from eBay or a third-party provider
  2. Transfer your listing data and sales history from Blackthorne to your new tool
  3. Start using the new tool
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Will I lose my sales history when I transfer my data from Blackthorne to a new tool?
No—you will be able to migrate your listings, without losing your sales history. All of our suggested third-party vendors offer an import functionality which allows for a seamless migration from Blackthorne to a new tool. Your historical sales—and listing data—will also be locally available on your desktop.
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How do I know which selling tool is right for my business?
Choosing the right selling tool depends on a number of factors, such as the nature and size of your business, whether you sell internationally, your listing format, your expected growth, and whether you prefer using a desktop or web-based tool. Use the chart at ebay.com/blackthorne to help guide your evaluation.
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Where can I get help to learn how to use these new selling tools?
Each third-party provider offers training sessions, workshops, and/or webinars to provide sellers with the knowledge necessary to get the most out of their new tool. For more information, go to ebay.com/sellertools, then click each tool's product page.
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How much do these other listing tools cost?
Refer to the chart at ebay.com/blackthorne for an overview of each tool's monthly subscription fees, and click any tool name for more detailed pricing information. Know that—for each of the third-party tools—eBay has negotiated special discount offers exclusively for current Blackthorne users like you. You can learn more about these discounts at ebay.com/blackthorne.
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How long will it take to move to a new selling tool?
The amount of time it will take to transfer your Blackthorne data to your new selling tool will vary depending on the number of listings and type of inventory you have. Each of the recommended replacement providers offers solutions to import existing listing and inventory data to make the transition easier.
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I need help migrating to a new tool—can eBay help?
If you need support migrating to a new listing tool, please contact us at turbodata@ebay.com.



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