I recently shared how to keep track of your Amazon sales using their new Amazon Seller App and would love to share with you how you can use this app to research potential sales items.
If you open your app you will see a search bar towards the top of the screen. Here you can type in an item’s title that you would like to research. The barcode button to the right of that search bar is also another way to look things up. Just click on the barcode and your phones camera will open up. Match up that screen to an items barcode and if it is in Amazons system it will bring that item up.
If you type in something specific, or scan an item, it will take you right to that item’s page. If your search term is more vague, it will take you to a results page where you can browse through the items they have listed.
Once you find the item you were searching for you can find out all of the details you would need to decide if this was something you wanted to list for sale. The number under the items title (#588 here) is the items Amazon Rank. The lower the rank, the faster them item sells. You can see here that Amazon has this item in stock (selling for $15.19) and there are also other sellers who have it listed in both the FBA and Merchant Fulfilled listings. You can also see on this screen whether or not you are eligible to sell this item.
If this were an item Amazon did not keep in stock, or maybe they might sell out of then you would want to see what other prices are being offered by other sellers (besides the two lowest they show here). You can click on where it says FBA Offers and it will bring up all of the prices sellers have their items listed at.
My very favorite feature of this App is the profit calculator. If you click on the Net Proceeds buttons on the Product Details page you will bring this calculator up. Amazon defaults to the current lowest price and their estimated fees. You can add in your cost of purchase and estimated cost to ship it to the warehouse (if selling FBA) and your Net Proceeds are calculated. This has been such a beneficial tool for me. You can even change the figures and it recalculates for you. Plus, after researching some other items, you can come back to this page and your figures will be saved.
It may seem a bit overwhelming at first, but researching products via this Amazon Seller App has been such a benefit for me. Plus, there are so many other great features within this app (which I will share more about in future posts) and more that are currently in development.
Don’t forget to check back for more features with the Amazon Seller App!