We are planning features for the next major update for GarageSale. We are wondering if you already selling your items on other marketplaces besides eBay, or would consider seller somewhere else if GarageSale would support it.
If you’d like GarageSale to include other marketplaces, please let us know. An API (interface) that lets third-party developers like us communicate with such a marketplace is required.
That would be awesome! It would be great to have one database for multiple marketplaces! ETSY would be great, and what would really be amazing would be some sort of WORDPRESS interoperability. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t complain about ebay, and with the changes that may be coming down the pike it would be great for all of us to start building our brands independently. And maybe the ability to manage across selling platforms? An item sells on ETSY gets ended on EBAY!
Personally, although adding support for other marketplaces on top of eBay could be great and very useful for some (a lot) of users of GS, I think there is still quite a lot of work to get GS working perfectly with eBay. I’ve only been using GS for a few weeks but have already found a number of things that don’t work as described, as well as they can… or at all.
Don’t get me wrong, overall I am loving using GS, I just feel that adding more marketplaces right now would be a mistake and just end up bloating GS before it achieves 100% of what current users signed up/paid for.
Craigslist would be my #1 choice followed by Amazon. I tried selling on ETSY and Bonanza but haven’t had the same success as eBay, Craigslist, and Amazon. Also an app like Garagebuy for craigslist would be handy too.
Sorry, no dates yet. We don’t wanna get crucified for not shipping on time.
We need to make big architectural changes to GarageSale to support multiple e-commerce platforms. So the first release after the new architecture is in place will probably only support eBay. Once we’ll have this version shipped, we add more platforms in x.1 and x.2 releases.