In addition to auction management programs, there are other applications and tools for eBay activities. Some of these tools augment tasks performed by auction management software, and some actually integrate with the software. For example some auction programs can export information to an accounting program such as Quickbooks. These tools include:
Market research and analysis tools. These products enable you to search and analyze information about completed auctions — for example, what items are selling and for how much. There's more discussion about these types of tools in What Will You Sell?
Marketing software. These tools help you promote your items to buyers by enhancing your listings, emailing certain buyers with information about your items, creating discount coupons, and helping you design and post eBay advertisements. There's more discussion about these tools in Become a PowerSeller.
Buyers' tools/sniping. These products make the buying process less complicated by enhancing searching ability and monitoring auctions. Sniping software enables buyers to bid during the very last moments of an auction. There's more discussion about these tools in Buy an Item.
Building a store. Why do you need a store or website to sell on eBay? Read Open an eBay Store for more information.
Miscellaneous tools. Various utility tools help with specific eBay tasks. For example, for free you can use an online fee calculator at eB Calc.