Blackthorne Basic vs. Blackthorne Pro

eBay Blackthorne is one of the most full featured programs available for managing your auctions.  There a two different subscription levels to eBay Blackthorne (Basic and Pro).  A comparison of those features is shown below to help you choose which version is right for you.

 

Feature

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Pro

Create and manage items

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  Create item templates to make adding new items quick and easy

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  Organize items into folders

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  View items using filters

 

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  WYSIWYG (What You See IS What You Get) HTML Description template editor

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  Modify Ad Templates

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  Create unlimited Ad Templates

 

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  Free eBay Listing Designer templates for the subscribed user

 

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  Bulk change any field on an item and item specifics

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  Spell checker with customizable dictionary

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  View sales history for an item

 

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  Create multiple items at once from UPC codes

 

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Submit Listings

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  Preview and check for errors before submitting

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  Submit using eBay scheduling

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  Schedule using eBay Blackthorne (FREE!)

 

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Track Inventory

 

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  Maintain quantity available to list

 

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  Enter storage location

 

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  Print inventory tags

 

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Monitor Listings

 

 

  Revise running listings

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  Add to your running description

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  End listings early

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  Relist a listing

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  Submit second chance offers

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  Print listing labels

 

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Finalize Sales

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  Track sales and buyer information

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  Store multiple addresses for each buyer

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  Combine sales when buyer purchases more than one item

 

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  Print packing lists

 

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  Generate over the counter sales

 

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  Integrated printing of postage through Endicia, ShipRush and UPS Worldship

 

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Contacting Buyers

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  Send SMTP, MAPI or SSL emails

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  Customizable email templates

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  Create unlimited email templates

 

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Leave Feedbacks

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  Randomize feedback from a list of feedback messages

 

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Track information on Suppliers

 

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Picture Management

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  Supports eBay Picture Services

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  Upload pictures to your own web space

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  Browse and manage pictures on your web space

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  Automatic upload of missing pictures during submission

 

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Database

 

 

  Supports a Microsoft Access database

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  Supports a Microsoft SQL Server database

 

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  Open database (allows you to view/report on your own data)

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  Automatic backups

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  Archive older records

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  Password protected

 

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  Easily switch databases

 

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  Custom fields

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Manage Consignments

 

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  Create consignment plans for each consignor

 

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  Print consignor payout report

 

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Reports

 

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  Sales Tax report

 

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  Profit and Loss report

 

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  Consignor Payout report

 

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Data Views

 

 

  Edit data in full screen window or in the grid

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  Add total rows to the grid

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  View data by date periods

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  QuickLinks between Items, Listings and Sales data

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  View by seller or all sellers at once

 

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  View by listing format or combinations

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  Customize grid and details to show one, the other or both

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  Create custom Item, Listing and Sales filters

 

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Picture Studio

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  Crop, rotate, resize pictures

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  Auto compress, auto resize pictures

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Searching

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  Save searches as filters

 

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Sites

 

 

  Supports English-speaking eBay sites (US, Canada, UK and Australia)

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  Supports eBay Motors and Parts & Accessories

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  Supports ProStores

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Automation

 

 

  Automatically retrieves latest categories daily

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  Automatically refreshes sales data

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Networking

 

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  Multiple users sharing the same database

 

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  Assign automated tasks to different network computers

 

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Features for Heavy Users

 

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  Support for multiple seller IDs

 

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  Support for multiple employees with different feature accesses

 

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Customizable Grids

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  Create custom column layouts

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  Group records in the grid

 

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  Print the grid

 

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Printing Templates

 

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  Packing lists

 

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  Labels

 

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  Sales Tax Report

 

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  Profit and Loss Report

 

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Importing

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  Import from eBay

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  Import from Turbo Lister

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  Import/Update from flat file

 

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Exporting

 

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  Export to Excel

 

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  Export to flat file

 

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Miscellaneous

 

 

  Supports Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, and Windows 7

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  Find and/or enter items with a barcode reader

 

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  Notification of buyer questions

 

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