I have used Interspire for years and like it just fine, except for one thing. The push-to-eBay feature sucks.
Since there are now many good free carts available, can someone recommend a good cart with the following features?
1. Import bulk products via CSV file. 2. Export selected or all products to shopping sites, including eBay. Without paying for a third party add-on. 3. Would be nice to have some decent templates included.
The push-to-eBay feature <<<< MUST >>>> have the ability to design and export listing page design with product. (template)
1. Best to use a custom script tailored for your site. This way only the fields that you are using are used, which is probably why no-one provides that as a ready-made feature, ie: the fields being written and the input in your CSV must match. 2. Such an option will expose eBay to exploits and never be allowed. 3. Select any template and edit it to your own requirement.
Actually the Interspire cart that I have been using is great with everything you mentioned and very easy to use as well. Problem with Interspire is that it will push to eBay but only the text. You can not design the listing, like having a header, using graphics and the like.
Shopping cart services range from free (but somewhat difficult to use) to very sophisticated (and expensive). If you are starting small, it may not make sense to start with a "big" system. Conversely, if you are choosing a system that includes an e-mail service, you want to choose something you can stay with for a while. Moving mailing lists can usually cost you subscribers.