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#28400 I just wanted to say that i am loving SixBit (i am new to it)

Posted by a person on 30 April 2016 - 12:00 AM

I just felt like sharing that i am loving sixbit. i have literally searched 15 to 20 different programs in the last month and tried all the trials of them. But i found that i like sixbit the best.


I run my ebay business by myself and started in my house dropshipping at the end of October 2015. I grew so quickly that I started putting my profit from dropshipping immediately into buying merchandise and stocking it to get better prices and control. Basically 2 months ago i grew too big for the house and got a little hobby shop now (main selling is online though of course). so i kept putting the money back in to grow my product line and grew even more and more. I am not big but for one person i found my time completely taken up just handling the business, leaving me no more time to research new products to add and grow more. 


That is when i started a month ago looking at so many different and better programs than i had used previously to run the business. Most were so slow or had some great features at the expense of others or were just too plain complicated. And so i tried Sixbit


I found sixbit to be rather filled with features but for me it seamed pretty intuitive. I spent like two weeks setting it up with inventory, suppliers, cost checking everything, adding endicia to it. I still had some troubles but support tickets and u guys on the forum helped. I am still learning this program. But i have to say i actually already have a lot of my time back. so i am so happy with sixbit, its speed, features, i love seeing so much information at a glance.


Anyways, i am halfway through with my enterprise trial, and i have decided that i have found that sixbit will be the program i will stay with. I just wanted to share that and thank everyone for the help: support and forum memebers.




#27423 Amazon - Subscription Fee Changes

Posted by nabachandar on 01 March 2016 - 03:22 PM

John, For those users currently on the Enteprise edition jumping to Enterprise Duo is not a huge jump. For those that are currently on Small Business Edition, the jump to Enterprise Duo is significantly higher. Is there any chance you would consider having Small Business Edition DUO available for $69.99? Not everyone needs or cares for the options offered in Enterprise but selling on Amazon would be nice. For a small operation every penny matters especially with the fact that Amazon has their own monthly fees, as well as fees to purchase UPC codes etc... Regardless I fully respect your decision as the business owner as I am sure you have plenty of overhead etc... to account for but wanted to reach out to see if this is something you might consider to help those with smaller operations that don't require the features offered by enterprise edition other than the ability to sell on Amazon.

#25361 Yay Sixbit 2.0! Just revised 2300 items in one hit!

Posted by Stimpy on 04 August 2015 - 05:25 AM

Sixbit 1.x would always crash on me when revising large numbers of items, Sixbit 2.x just revised 2300 items without a hitch.


So happy I just have to tell someone...



- shawn -

#15375 Discount Issue

Posted by Clark on 02 January 2014 - 03:55 PM

I wish that SixBit had support for markdown support. The eBay implementation is not very practical for anyone with more than a thousand or so listings to use. Ideally, the listings could be selected in SixBit, the markdown amount and period selected and the transaction could be passed to eBay through the API.



#7303 Category Search & Selection.

Posted by Guest on 14 March 2012 - 07:22 PM

With my recycled auto parts, I'm listing parts in a large number of categories. Sometimes it takes a bit to find the right sequence until the final category is chosen and I can put in the Item Specifics.

An example today is a Jack and Tool Kit for a 2004 Dodge Ram Truck. After looking in the different categories, I never was able to find the right one, so I went for the "Other" shortcut.

BT has this search feature and it's kinda nice to quickly find a selection to choose from when you don't know the correct one.

Please consider adding a search feature for categories.

#30281 New User - Loving it!

Posted by mvasquez on 29 September 2016 - 02:10 PM

Howdy! I've been using SixBit for all of about a day and a half now and it's incredible.  Kudos to development and support - this product rocks.  I look forward to continuing to unlock more of it's secrets.  Is there a PDF downloadable User Guide by chance? I see the one built in and it's dynamic and very comprehensive, but I like to do a little "offline" reading too at times when things are quiet. Or is there a recommended "new user" read? I've done the videos so far and they are very helpful.


I'm sure I'm not using 10% of the power that is software offers but just the user interface and simple design makes me so happy and I love it already!


Heard about it this week on eBay radio so hopefully we aren't the only new user.

#28635 Move Listings from one eBay account to another

Posted by Leslie V. on 08 May 2016 - 11:34 AM

EBay does not allow user's to assign a different seller account to “Running" listings. So, you will have to end the Running listings, set the items to the new Seller Account and Submit again.


To do this in SixBit:


To end Running listings: Locate the Running Listings in Check Listing mode, select the Listings in grid, Right Click on them and Choose "Cancel" . You will be asked to explain why, choose the "reason" and then OK.


To list Previously Listed items under another Selling Profile:


First, you'll need to Batch Change data for Seller Profile, Store Categories and Payment Preset(s). You only need to change the Payment Preset if you use different payment data than the original seller account.  When batch applying Store Categories, you will also have to set the Seller Profile as a Batch Change option so the program knows which of the Store Category lists to display.  Also, if you use seller specific text within your Description Wrappers remember to change or update Wrappers before submitting.


Finally Relisting:


Relisting is a specific call meaning when I submit this item again look at prior listings data for eCommerce ID and Sales History.  Since prior listings would be under a different Seller Account the relist call Does Not Apply.  You can “Submit” the items again under a different Seller Account, this is not an issue, but you could not force eBay to see the items as relisted.  So, when you do “Submit” from SixBit, be sure to check the box "Force as New Listings". If you don't check the box it’s very likely the items will fail to list with Error 17. You’ll see Error 17 because SixBit is telling eBay these are “Relist” but they are not.



Hope this helps.


Leslie VA.

Senior Technical/Customer Support

#28060 How do I import existing drafts from Ebay into Sixbit?

Posted by Bob V. on 09 April 2016 - 08:58 PM

One of the easiest ways to really screw up your database is to do some things in eBay and some things in SixBit.  If you don't like typing "here and there" in the edit window try entering item data in Excel and then importing the data into SixBit.  This is how I do it because for me it's easier and I can do some things with functions.  Other people find it easier to use the duplicate function in SixBit.  Also, learn to make good use of templates, presets and wrappers.  Spend time with the User Guide.

#26547 Update to sixbit 2.0 experience

Posted by ASMC Industrial on 19 December 2015 - 01:39 PM

I just wanted to give Kudos to the SIxbit team. I finally installed 2.0 (.061) today, after delaying for many months.


We won't use any of the new features, and we have several integrations that had the potential for breaking with extensive DB schema changes. Nothing broke. It took about 3 hours to update the database.


We have one more integration to write, which we will do using the API, instead of by directly manipulating the database as we have been doing.


nice job guys.

#25120 Usefulness of Enterprise Edition

Posted by Bob V. on 14 July 2015 - 10:47 AM

I'm a single user with only 1 id and I think the enterprise edition is worth every penny.  The allocation plans alone make it worthwhile.  Learn what they do before dismissing them. The cost is still only in the double digits.  That's a whole lot of bang for the buck, especially compared to anything else out there.  I'll tell you what someone told me when I first looked at SB:  if you can't afford the equivalent of a few Starbucks lattes extra each month then maybe you're in the wrong business.   

#24116 Quick Idea - Hot Keys in Item Edit Window

Posted by butlerautorecycling on 09 April 2015 - 09:22 AM

Here is an idea, on the item edit window can we add hot keys?


For example ctrl+right arrow goes to next item or ctrl+F goes to fixed price or ctrl+C goes to condition description.


A simple change like this would increase my productivity two fold if I can get away from using the mouse.



Thanks for the consideration,

Mike Misky

#24097 Product title auto fill from ebay title

Posted by ASMC Industrial on 04 April 2015 - 11:08 AM

IMO you need to look at it in a different way. The product title is the master, and the ecommerce site titleS are the slaves. you can set them to be the same or name them independently.

Anything else is chaos in a multichannel inventory system.

#22134 Bring back bulk edit.

Posted by Zyekad on 17 October 2014 - 08:39 PM

Hi John ---- add to bulk edit, to allow for bulk changing of images on multiple items at once!  PLEAAAAASE!

#21506 Bring back bulk edit.

Posted by Bob V. on 29 September 2014 - 11:49 AM

Nuff said.

#20844 SDK , API or Developers Documentation ?

Posted by OCDIT on 27 August 2014 - 10:10 AM

maybe there is a market for my idea:


Sixbit Developers Edition!


ya everyone who went custom here just rolled up their sleves and got dirty.  There are many of us on the forums that adjust databases via stored procedures or manually via ssms.  If you have any questions just ask.

#20442 International selling (UK and US) needs two databases

Posted by Guest on 10 August 2014 - 04:17 AM

Dear all, I have just started to analyze the use of SixBit as a follow-up from Blackthorne. It seems that SixBit has a lot of improvements with respect to SixBit which is great.


ONE issue is still to be solved: multiple eBay sites. 


In Blackthorne, there was the possibility to have one database to manage listings on eBay US and eBay UK. You could switch easily between sites from the dropdown. The relation was made in the Inventory record, which had common fields, such as Storage Location.


Has this concept been implemented in SixBit? Basically, if you need to create two databases (one for US, one for UK), it seems to me that you have lost the connection if you want to list the same item on the two sites (and distribute stock). The preferred solution should be to be able to create a single item and distribute the inventory over eBayUS, eBayUK and Bidstart.


Looking forward to your guidance,


Frank van Latum

#16550 Would Love To Be Able To Re-Order The Item Specifics That I've Created

Posted by sylviaslistings on 17 February 2014 - 03:46 PM

It would be so helpful if I could re-order these so I could change the order in which they appear in my templates. eBay has recently added four more in their "recommended" list, some of which I already had created in my own list a year ago. Would like to push those duplicates down to the bottom so I didn't have to tab through the redundant fields. Thanks for considering! Sylvia

#15957 From Fear To Success

Posted by antkit on 23 January 2014 - 09:08 AM

I had used Blackthorne since we were forced to leave Sellers Assistant behind.  I was afraid to move to Sixbit, so I put it off as long as I could, but finally, before Christmas, I made the leap.  I only wish I had kept a list of all the ways that Sixbit is better than Blackthorne.  


I first made the decision that I would not try to move forward intuitively, but instead made myself use the video tutorials.  Then with trepidation, I did the import from BT so I didn't lose any of my precious old data.  Step by step I created the back systems and then was able to create a new listing.


On the one hand, knowing that John Slocum was at the creative core, I should not have feared.  He has solved so many of the BT problems that we had learned to live with.  We were able to seamlessly network with three computers.  All the SQL issues are so automated that I didn't need an IT to do it. 


It took us about a week before we stopped opening BT to be sure we weren't missing something.  We did have a few little issues along the way that stumped us; we reached out for help.  We paid for an hour of tutoring from Sally Milo.  We asked several questions of the team which were usually answered promptly.


I just wanted to tell those who fear that it can be done, and in the end, you'll breathe a sigh of relief and feel a sense of accomplishment.



#14932 Wanted: Ability To Delete Completed Listings From Sixbit

Posted by ASMC Industrial on 15 December 2013 - 05:25 PM

Because of the relationships between the database tables, some records just CANNOT be deleted. I'll explain why with a metaphor in a bit.


This doesn't mean that the situation can't be dealt with, however.


What is needed, in every context except running listings is a "Hidden" or "Inactive" field, along with a "Show Inactive" checkbox in the grid header, and a "Show inactive" flag in all the searches.


This way, Items, old listings, old orders can be removed from view and prevented from being found in searches, without breaking the chain that needs to be maintained in the DB.


I have requested this to be added some time ago. Perhaps one day it will be implemented. Implementing this is non-trivial.


Now, as for why some records cannot be simply deleted...


Imagine you are on the roof of a 100 story building. The only way down is to descend a rope ladder. You start climbing down. You make it half way down. Then, you say, I won't need those rungs anymore. I've already climbed down them, and I have no intention of ever using them again. Delete them! Can't do it. It will break the rope ladder. BREAK SCHMEAK!!! you scream. DELETE THEM!


They are deleted. You fall to your death, along with the half of the rope ladder that you're still clinging to.


Make sense now? AND DON'T SCREAM AT ME.

#13167 Need Ebay Category, Store Categories On Check Listings Grid

Posted by Sally on 15 October 2013 - 11:32 PM

Title says it all - these are 2 I notice off the bat that would be really handy so we could sort on those fields when needed for bulk revising, for example.