Frooition VS 3Dsellers - Which is the Best Listing Software for eBay Sellers?
Both Frooition and 3Dsellers are famous for the listing and design tools they offer eBay merchants. But which one helps eBay sellers more? Which is best, and at what cost?
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Frooition is a staple for many eBay sellers, as they have been helping eBay sellers publish and design eBay listings for many years. On the other hand, their competitor, 3Dsellers, has been dominating the world of eBay apps and caused many Frooition subscribers to switch to the 3Dsellers platform.
Why are they finding 3Dsellers as the best Frooition alternative? I'll show you by running through this comparison the same way I do for my own team and clients when researching/testing services.
We'll do a quick side-by side comparison of each platform and focus on Frooition's features, and compare them directly to 3Dsellers.
Then you can decide if Frooition or 3Dsellers is a good choice or alternative software for your eBay business
So, let’s say, to simplify this comparison, we are only really interested in:
- eBay design templates
- and listing software.
Anything extra is a bonus (eg. emails/feedback boost/GTC automation - we'll cover everything)
Search & Compare
Let's start with an example of search results and quickly compare the two.
So, say we search for:
In our search results, we read this description of Frooition (Froo Apps):
and give it a quick compare it to 3Dsellers’ overview:
At first glance, we see 3Dsellers offers a lot more features, where Frooition is focused on designs and listing tools.
In these next sections, we'll take a first-hand look at the differences based on eBay listing templates and eBay publishing software:
eBay Listing Designer & Templates
Frooition listing design templates can be purchased in platform.
For more features, you can also upgrade your account after consultation with Frooition team.
On the other hand, 3Dsellers provides templates you can customize (even HTML) in an editor with every subscription.
Here's a first day, side-by-side, "box opening" analysis
Frooition Software: Design Templates
Froo Apps: “Froo! Template Themes”
3Dsellers: Listing Designer
Frooition listing designs templates? or 3Dsellers eBay Listing Designer?
Frooition’s main templates are organized and look decent on listings, but as busy merchants, I don’t think it’s good to pay to spend time in a consultation to change a design template or pay $135 for a design with a different background. And, if we want to apply designs to different categories we'll need more versatility and filtering options.
Where 3Dsellers gives me nothing to complain about. We can customize/publish as many design templates as we want with no fees or consultations. We’ll even be able to fast/automatically apply designs to groups of listings. As long as 3Dsellers’ price is right, I’d say 3Dsellers wins the ‘best listing templates’ competition. (I’ll inspect the pricing models here soon.)
eBay Listing Software
Frooition has 4 main tools available for publishing items to eBay:
- Listing Profiles,
- Live Listings,
- Bulk Revision,
- and Media Hosting.
Let’s do a quick, side-by-side analysis of each tool’s features with what we find on 3Dsellers.
Frooition: "Listing Profiles"
“Listing Profiles” is essentially Frooition's version of an eBay listing and draft creator.
You can use it to:
- Create listings
- Choose a listing design
- Cross-Promote other Listings
- Drafts/Sell Similar
- Export Listings
- Import Listings
Let’s give these features a comparison with 3Dsellers.
Choosing a Listing Design
Cross-Promote other eBay Items
Drafts & Sell Similar (copy eBay listings)
- I uploaded a CSV with 10 data columns
- Their system only sees 3 columns.
- That means we’ll have to change the column titles of CSVs before uploading.
Who wins the best eBay listing (profile) creator?
Right off the bat, I’d have to say: 3Dsellers, hands down.
There are at least twice the abilities in 3Dsellers for every feature in Frooition. They provide more freedom to edit, export, import, and their platform pretty much just has greater versatility.
Plus, there are many other features in 3Dsellers Listing Software that I didn’t talk about: Alerts, Recommended Pricing Calculator, advanced filtering options; we may run into them later in our review, but If not, they’re certainly worth noting.
Note: Frooition would probably have it’s advantages for some newer sellers though, as it’s simplified enough to get someone used to working with 3rd party eBay listing tools. Though as a seller continues on Frooition and their sales increase and start needing to update and find certain groups of listings, or manage drafts and copy/import listings easier, then, it’d be time to try something like 3Dsellers.
Frooition: "Live Listings" (eBay Listing Management Dashboard)
Frooition Live Listings is a lot like Listing Profiles, but for editing and applying designs to live eBay items.
Let’s see if it holds up to 3Dsellers.
Who wins the best eBay Listing Management Dashboard?
I think it’s a best bet to go with 3Dsellers on this one. There are just so many more capabilities.
There’s even a “tags” feature in 3Dsellers to tag items and use them in a custom search filter. Staying super organized is easy. Finding items and groups of products goes quickly. And 3Dsellers has some serious bulk updating (including templates).
3Dsellers Listing Software is also where we can duplicate items, set a wholesale price for an eBay price calculator, export anything we need to, see our drafts, copy listings to other eBay accounts, and, well I guess I should stop. Maybe we’ll get into these features later!
Frooition: “Bulk Revision” (bulk eBay listing updates)
Frooition Bulk Revision
is a tool that lets you bulk-update listings.
As I’ve said before, 3Dsellers Listing Software
lets you do this without a separate tool, but nevertheless, let’s compare:
Who wins the best eBay bulk revision (item updates) software?
Because 3Dsellers gives every subscription level the same bulk updating (revision) capabilities, and I know they’re lowest subscription price is well below $80, I’d have to say they win.
Especially when Frooition has a separate tool for bulk updates, and 3Dsellers lets you do update in bulk, right from Listing Software’s dashboard.
Frooition: “Media Hosting” (image & video hosting for eBay)
Frooition offers a separate tool for hosting images to use in your descriptions. Does it outmatch 3Dsellers?
Who wins the best listing eBay Media & Image Hosting?
Frooition charges for storage, but 3Dsellers hosts unlimited media at no cost.
I think it's safe to say the best bang-for-your-buck is 3Dsellers.
Pricing & Extra 3Dsellers Tools
And onto the big judgment call. What’s it going to cost?
Is 3Dsellers worth all the features?
Is Frooition worth the pricey design templates, updates & media?
Let’s breakdown the features and what’s included in each platforms’ pricing in an easy-view chart:
As we can see, 3Dsellers offerers all of the features of Frooition to every pricing tier, and includes an incredible amount of useful tools starting at only $14.99/mo.
Even though Frooition’s starting price is $10, you’ll only be able to manage 300 listings and 50MB of images, where 3Dsellers is unlimited everything. And, no matter where you’re at, the savings on multiple template designs alone are enough to use 3Dsellers.
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