Do you like making money? And do you like beating your competitors? If so, then we’ve got a post for you. RepricerExpress wants to tell you about these five Amazon seller scanner apps that can help you learn more about your competition so you can maximise your returns in the quickest and most efficient way possible.
First Off, What is an Amazon Seller Scanner App?
If this is your first time hearing this term, that’s okay. An Amazon seller scanner app is a tool that gives you information on a product when you scan its barcode. It lets you instantly see how its performing based on its metrics, giving you data on its price, approximate profit, and eligibility to sell that item — all in real time. So without further ado, here are the top apps you should be paying close attention to.
1. Amazon Seller App
One of the best things about this app is it’s free. And if you’re already a registered seller on Amazon, you can start using it right away. If not, you’ll have to sign up for a seller account first.
Once you’ve downloaded it, you can start scanning products right away (or do a manual search) and uncover:
- Product price
- FBA fees
- Approximate profits
- Best seller rank
- Total number of sellers
- Official Amazon category
However, it does come with a few downsides.
- It won’t show you taxes or customs fees, so you only get an estimate of profitability.
- You won’t be able to integrate it with eBay, Google, keepa or camelcamelcamel, which can make it tough to match it with the product’s price trends and history.
- You might have a tough time working out the maximum ROI because it’ll only show you the lowest price on new items.
Let’s get the biggest downside out of the way first so we can start raving about all of its great qualities: you have to sign up for the whole package. But it’s one of those cases where you absolutely do get what you pay for, and boy, do you get great features. (Because of its cost, we recommend that sellers with a high monthly volume go for it, as you need an Amazon Pro Merchant account).
- You’ll be able to integrate with third-party apps, which means you can sync it with keepa and camelcamelcamel.
- They work in taxes so you can get an even closer final price number.
- You can scan with Bluetooth.
- There’s a shopping list that keeps a history of your purchases so you always stay on top of them.
- You get access to InventoryLab, which means you have reporting, sourcing, and bookkeeping tools available to you.
This is probably the best scanner app out there in terms of quality and features, but if you’re not completely sure if it’s right for you, they have a free monthlong trial.
3. Profit Bandit
This scanner app also requires a paid subscription, but it’s affordable and doesn’t compromise on being able to research items in real time. That upside is huge: you can make the best decisions possible because you have the most current information at your fingertips. Plus, its lower cost makes it a great entry point for lower volume sellers.
If you’re ever in a reception/wifi black hole, this app has you covered by switching between live search and local database modes. It has all the information that other apps do (FBA prices, sales ranking, type, image, weight, title, etc.), but the data/wifi-independent feature makes it a standalone.
This one will set you back the most financially, but it will also put you ahead the most with the best and most accurate live data from Amazon. If you operate best on the go, this app is worth taking a second look at. And if you need information whilst out and about but want to send it back to your desktop to mull over later, this app lets you do that, too. Another neat feature we like is the ability to create 2D barcodes so when you ship your items, it’s already there and you don’t have to worry about it.