Dig deep into sales data and product information to discover trends and best-selling items with these handy Amazon product finder tools.
Finding products to sell is one of the most important parts of building a successful Amazon business.
This is where Amazon product research comes into play. The process involves looking for a product that’s already performing well to copy, adapt, or improve upon to reap similar – if not better – benefits. The thing is, Amazon’s website is built for shoppers, which means it shows limited information that sellers need to know.
With an Amazon product finder, you can dig deep into sales data to determine which niches are trending, which products get the most monthly sales, and which listings could be improved to boost revenue. Trying to do this manually would be incredibly time-consuming.
Over the past week, we’ve been researching five Amazon product finder tools, and have put together a guide highlighting their key features, how they work, and what product information they can help you uncover.
Seller sabotage and abuse are running wild. Here’s what’s happening, and what both Amazon and sellers need to do to bring it under control.
This post is by Chris McCabe, owner and founder of ecommerceChris, LLC, an Amazon seller account consultancy.
Black hat seller behavior continues unabated in 2019.
We’ve seen spikes of listing hijacks and seller sabotage, mostly via loopholes exploited within Vendor Central. We’ve seen sellers inflating their positive reviews, but no action taken by Amazon’s Product Review Abuse (PRA) teams after they were reported.
There have been overnight spikes in negative reviews for products that had gone months without a single negative, clearly due to malicious targeting. When the impacted sellers report these fake reviews, Amazon’s ability to understand and act is often lacking.
Unauthorized changes are made to private label listings, resulting in chaos and lost sales for legitimate sellers. Competitors with barely any track record have been able to boost their profiles overnight with piles of positive “verified” reviews.
Just how bad is seller abuse on Amazon now? What does Amazon need to do to address the problem? What can sellers do to get Amazon to take effective action?
Make money with online arbitrage by using tools that source products, track sales history, update pricing and even automate purchasing.
Online arbitrage seems like an easy way to make money. All you need to do is buy products cheaply from an online store and then sell them for a profit on Amazon or another marketplace.
That might sound too good to be true, and that’s because it is. Online arbitrage is tough. It’s not a “get rich quick” scheme, and many people who try it end up out of pocket and holding plenty of inventory that they can’t sell. The secret to successful online arbitrage is using tools, data, and a methodical approach to identify the right products, understand your revenue and margins, and sell at a profit.
We’ll help you find the right online arbitrage tools for your ecommerce needs.
Outsource bookkeeping, improve your financial management skills, and increase your profits, with ecommerce specialist Zynergy Books.
Bookkeeping is a necessary evil for online retailers. Some sellers see hundreds of transactions a day, making it difficult to keep track of money going in and out. On top of that, cashflow issues can go unnoticed and threaten the survival of any business, even those that are very profitable.
The obvious solution is to hire a professional bookkeeper to balance the numbers and keep your books correct and up-to-date. But there’s only so much a bookkeeper can do. You’ll typically have contact with your bookkeeper once a month, when you send over your latest figures, then they’ll then go away and work their magic alone. Rinse and repeat every month.
Zynergy Books does things differently. They provide bookkeeping services to ecommerce businesses, so sellers can offload that work and spend their time more productively. But then Zynergy uses their experience in both ecommerce and finance to provide personalized coaching, helping retailers cut costs, improve cashflow and boost profits.
It’s not all about Amazon and eBay. Here are our best articles on alternative marketplaces both domestically and all around the globe.
One of the biggest challenges for online sellers is deciding on the right platform to sell their products. For many, there will be a natural inclination towards one of the heavyweights – Amazon or eBay. Both have their merits and downfalls as we discussed in our recent article on eBay vs Amazon.
But why put all your eggs in one basket? “Alternative” marketplaces are making an impact all around the world. In the U.S., niche players such as Etsy and Reverb have emerged, and internet giants Facebook and Google have launched their own business-friendly marketplaces.
In many other countries, including Japan, China, India and Brazil, ecommerce has long been dominated by online marketplaces other than Amazon and eBay.
So, in this roundup I’ve pulled together our best posts on alternative marketplaces in the U.S. and across the world.