“I don’t know about that eBay so I looked on Amazon”

“I don’t know about that eBay so I looked on Amazon”

Post by Expandly on 4th January 2018










Multichannel Management Software


So in love with multichannel selling, is the team at Expandly, that even in our downtime our ears prick up at the sound of ‘Amazon’, ‘eBay’ and ‘Etsy’.

“I don’t know about that eBay so I looked on Amazon.”

This gem was overheard in a Waitrose Cafe (fancy!). Someone had recommended the coffee drinker a rubber Apple Watch strap, to help avoid those inadvertent prangs with doors, walls and slides (this may have been the crooked man). They had suggested eBay but the crooked man said “I don’t know about that eBay so I looked on Amazon“.

eBay Preconceptions

We all know that ion, eBay is a major competitor to Amazon and Etsy when it comes to ecommerce but eBay is still battling the preconception by many that it is an auction site, for pre-loved (or not so loved) items, rather than somewhere you can instantly click top of the range, cutting-edge, height of fashion goods from the site, to the cart, to your door.

Whilst eBay is working hard to battle the haters (and with 169 million active buyers it’s doing a good job) some people will still head straight to Amazon.

What Does This Mean For You?

Online shoppers head to their favourite, or trusted, online marketplaces. You can’t guarantee which one that will be so you either need to hedge your bets or, better still, be on all of them, aka multichannel selling.

How Do You Make Multichannel Selling Easy?

Multichannel management software, such as Expandly, exists to take all the complexities of multichannel selling away, affordably.  Allowing you to easily integrate your own shopping cart (such as Shopify, Magento, WooCommerce etc.) with Amazon, eBay and Etsy, as well as order management, inventory management, accounting integration and reporting functionality. 

And The Outcome?

The crooked man bought his rubber Apple watch strap from Amazon in the end for his spouse.

And they all lived together in a little crooked house.


About Expandly

Expandly is multichannel management software that is all about saving you time and effort.

From the moment you login in the morning to the moment you ship your orders, Expandly aims to reduce your workload. It is simple, easy to use and focussed on helping small ecommerce businesses go from home-office or unit to warehouse and beyond.

Find out more about Expandly Multichannel Management software