Category Archives: Amazon Software & Services

Advice on software and services for Amazon sellers, and profiles of industry companies.

How to Integrate with Amazon Vendor Using EDI

Amazon Vendor does not have an API, so retailers who want to integrate with the system have to get to grips with the obscure world of EDI

Amazon Vendor Central EDI

This post is by Katherine Khoo, Managing Director at ecommerce software development company Khoo Systems.

If you’re an Amazon Vendor (or a seller considering the Vendor program) the question of how to integrate with the system is likely to have come up. What does it take to connect with Amazon Vendor? And how does it work?

Amazon Vendor uses an interface called EDI (electronic data interchange) which allows you to extract order management data from Amazon Vendor. Unlike the Amazon marketplace and other common sales channels, Amazon Vendor does not have an API (application programming interface) so EDI is your only option.

In this post we’ll explore what EDI means, how it works for Vendors, and what it looks like technically.

To learn more about the Amazon Vendor program in general, see Amazon Vendor Central: Everything You Need to Know.

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How AMZAlert Works to Protect Your Amazon Listings: Step-By-Step

Track any changes to your Amazon products including titles, images, hijackers and reviews. Alerts are sent within minutes of being targeted.

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Sabotage from other sellers is a big problem on Amazon. For many sellers, their competitors are constantly trying to jump on their listings, submitting fake reviews and trying to interfere with their product details. It’s essential to continually monitor your Amazon products, but doing that manually is resource-intensive and exhausting.

AMZAlert is a specialized, automated tool for monitoring Amazon listings. It continually scans your products and lets you know if there’s a problem. This saves hours every week, and gives peace of mind that if one of your ASINs is under attack you will know about it fast.

In this post, we’ll walk you through the AMZAlert software and let you know how it works, so you can focus your efforts on growing your Amazon seller business, not on watching out for competitors.

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The Best Amazon Product Finder Tools for Finding Your Next Best Seller

Dig deep into sales data and product information to discover trends and best-selling items with these handy Amazon product finder tools.

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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.

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ManageByStats: The All-In-One Operating System for Amazon Sellers

Amazon private label sellers can get everything from market research and analytics to PPC ad management and email automation in one tool.

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Most Amazon private label sellers have the same needs, and follow the same process. It starts with detailed market research, so the products you source will have the best possible chance of succeeding.

Even with great products, success doesn’t just happen by accident. Building sales momentum usually takes a lot of advertising, and asking customers for product reviews.

But how do you know if all your marketing efforts are working? You’ll need to monitor your search ranking, sales and profitability to find out. Once orders are flowing, you’ll need to plan when to restock and how many units to buy, or sales will come to a dead stop.

Market research. PPC ads. Review requests. Search rank. Reporting. Restocking. It’s a lot to think about. Many sellers use software to manage and automate each of these tasks, and end up using 5-10 separate apps, each with their own monthly subscription to pay.

ManageByStats, or MBS, takes a different approach. It’s one system which covers just about everything an Amazon private label seller needs.

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FBA Calculators: The 3 Best Tools For Calculating Amazon FBA Fees

Three of the best Amazon FBA calculators to help you make informed, competitive decisions about your pricing and product selection.

Using an FBA calculator can help you make quick, informed decisions about products and pricing, and ensure the profitability of your business.

There are dozens of FBA calculators available. There’s Amazon’s own calculator and other web-based tools with various additional features. There’s a range of browser extensions, which make it really quick to calculate fees when browsing existing products on Amazon.

For sellers who want to experiment with factors like size and weight, or who just prefer to work in Excel, there are spreadsheet-based calculators.

In this post we are going to highlight the best Amazon FBA calculators of each type, and explain all the pros and cons.

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