Setting up your own WooCommerce store is a solid first step on your quest for e-commerce domination, but it is only a first step. In order to grow, you still need to attract and grow your own customer base from scratch – all while fighting to claw customers away from the e-commerce big boys, Amazon and eBay.
However, there is an alternative. Instead of thinking about these two giants as competitors, you can leverage their popularity to your advantage by tapping into their existing customer bases. This can be achieved by connecting your WooCommerce platform to theirs using an appropriate plugin or app, managing your sales for all three storefronts from one dashboard.
In this post, we line up three such solutions – WP-Lister Pro for Amazon, WP-Lister Pro for eBay, and Veeqo – to find out how they compare. By the end of this post, you’ll have a solid idea as to which solution is right for you.
Let’s get started!
Connect WooCommerce to Amazon With WP-Lister Pro
WP-Lister Pro for Amazon is a premium plugin that enables you to create Amazon listings from your existing WooCommerce catalog, or create new products by importing data from Amazon. You can also synchronize your inventory across both platforms, which helps to prevent situations such as a customer attempting to purchase an item that’s sold out across the board.
This plugin is compatible with all international Amazon sites, although the import function won’t work with Amazon.ca. WP-Lister Pro can also be configured to match the lowest prices for any item on Amazon, and replicate them within your WooCommerce listings. Finally, it includes support for the Fulfillment by Amazon program – even for non-Amazon orders.
A single-site license for WP-Lister Pro costs $149, but to set everything up, you’ll also need an Amazon Professional Seller account, which costs an additional $39.95 per month. This is because regular seller accounts don’t have access to the Amazon API, which in turn powers most of WP-Lister Pro’s functions. For those who don’t require a premium license, there’s also a free version, WP-Lister Lite, available from WordPress.org.
You can find detailed setup and configuration instructions for WP-Lister Pro for Amazon from here.
Connect WooCommerce to eBay with WP-Lister Pro
Much like its Amazon alternative, WP-Lister Pro for eBay is a premium plugin that enables you to handle your WooCommerce and eBay listings from a single dashboard.
The plugin provides you with a set of tools to create listings within WordPress that includes the information you’d see on eBay itself. You can choose how often your inventories will synchronize, determine a shipping method, apply discounts or promotional offers, and handle your eBay orders without ever having to leave WordPress.
Due to some limitations imposed by the eBay API, WP-Lister Pro for eBay can’t import products directly, so you’ll have to create your listings from WooCommerce after installing the plugin. If you install both WP-Lister Pro plugins, they’ll work together to synchronize your inventories across all three platforms, as well as enable you to take advantage of the Fulfillment by Amazon program for your eBay products.
WP-Lister Pro for eBay costs $149 for a single-site license, and unlike the Amazon version, you’re not required to sign up for an additional premium seller plan in order to start using it. However, it’s highly recommended that you do consider subscribing to a monthly plan to reduce the amount of money spent on listing fees.
Finally, like its Amazon-related sibling, there’s also a free Lite version available. While you can still create infinite listings and custom listing templates, the Lite version won’t let you to synchronize your inventory between Amazon and eBay, handle orders from WooCommerce, or upload product images to eBay from your dashboard.
You can find detailed setup and configuration instructions for WP-Lister Pro for eBay from here.
Connect WooCommerce to Amazon and eBay With Veeqo
Veeqo was designed to be a one-stop solution for managing all of your e-commerce stores from one place. While this third-party application does enable you to create Amazon and eBay listings based on your WooCommerce products, it can also do a lot more.
You can synchronize your inventory across all three platforms, manage orders and send them to suppliers, and obtain detailed sales reports for all of your listings. Veeqo provides support for additional platforms – such as Shopify, Magento, and the Xero accounting app – and there’s also an iPhone app available.
A basic Veeqo account, which costs $149 per month, will enable you to handle up to 500 orders per month and 2,000 products total, along with up to three stores.
You can find detailed setup instructions for WooCommerce, Amazon, and eBay here.
Launching your own online store is an intimidating endeavor, considering how many people shop with the established e-commerce giants – so why not ‘level up’ your own efforts by integrating them from the start?
Let’s take a moment to recap your choices:
- WP-Lister Pro offers separate plugins for Amazon marketplaces and eBay stores, and is a good choice for managing both listings directly from WordPress.
- Veeqo provides a more user-friendly experience, enables you to handle accounting, and offers detailed sales reports. It’s a solid choice if you don’t mind using a third-party app outside of WordPress and subscribing to a monthly plan.
Do you have any questions about integrating WooCommerce with third-party e-commerce solutions? Ask away in the comments section below!