Amazon seller software suite ManageByStats is releasing new keyword analysis tools.
The new tools, available to all ManageByStats users, are:
- Keyword Scout, a reverse ASIN tool, where you can find what keywords a best selling product is ranking for.
- Distiller, which helps sellers to narrow down a list of keywords.
- Wordsmith, which helps sellers add keywords from Keyword Scout or Distiller into listings so they are optimized for the best search results on Amazon.
Amazon selling software ManageByStats has introduced new alerts, sales and profit notification emails.
Users can decide when they want to receive notifications, and which information to include. More features and customization options will be added in the future.
The latest MBS release also includes:
- Automatic tracking of keyword search rank on Amazon
- New feature to show or hide products in inventory
Amazon seller software suite ManageByStats has released a major update to its interface design.
The new GUI is available to all users, who can choose to use the existing interface or switch to the new option.
"A few weeks ago we announced this was coming," said ManageByStats CEO, Philip Jepsen. "It's part of an overall series of upgrades and enhancements, to both the main software suite and the public-facing web site. There's one more theme option coming for the main platform, and we'll then be done with this phase. We're very excited to make this live."
ManageByStats has been engaged in a series of upgrades to the user experience. Over the last six months the company has rolled out multiple new tools, as well as upgrades to existing tools, and has recently turned their attention to the overall look and feel. This has been their focus of late, and many of those efforts are now live or coming live soon. The upgrades to the user interface were a key part of this initiative, and are now complete.
"ManageByStats has expanded rapidly," said Jepsen, "in both our user-base and our feature set. We felt it was time to take a look at how our users interact with the tools, and make the experience easier and more intuitive. Other initiatives, such as more wizards and simplified menus, are also coming, so stay tuned."
Source: Digital Journal
Amazon selling software ManageByStats has released a new app for Android phones and tablets.
The new app gives users a way to manage their Amazon business while on the go. The app connects directly to the user's ManageByStats account, and provides dashboard functions from the MBS suite of tools, such as KPIs (key performance indicators), graphs, sales stats, payouts, restock alerts, email metrics and more.
"Mobile in this arena is huge," said ManageByStats CEO, Philip Jepsen. "It hasn't been done in a big way, and in most cases if users want to get information on the go they have to view mobile-optimized browser windows - which really isn't the best way to work on a small device. Now, with MBS Mobile, users can work in a true app designed for the mobile environment."
An iOS version of the app will be released in the coming weeks.
Source: Digital Journal
Software suite for Amazon sellers ManageByStats has been profiled on the Web Retailer blog.
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.
Amazon seller software suite ManageByStats has added new features to its SellerMail system for sending follow-up emails to Amazon customers.
The new features in SellerMail are a preview option, and a new variable which auto-adds a Review Box.
Sellers using ManageByStats can now preview their email rules without having to do a test send.
The optional Review Box is automatically created by adding a placeholder, and includes the product image and title, and stars to help prompt the customer to leave a review.
Software suite for Amazon sellers ManageByStats has a new marketplace research tool called Finder.
The new tool can be used to search for and filter products that are best sellers on Amazon. Each major category on Amazon is represented, and users can view products in specific, major categories, or combinations of categories. The list is updated daily and contains data on more than 300,000 bestselling products on Amazon.
"Since BSRs (Best Seller Rankings) change many times daily on Amazon, you may see missing BSR numbers or occasionally two products with the same ranking, but other than these small variations the data is extremely accurate. The new Product Finder tool will help you find products in all major categories, and it's available in your ManageByStats now." said CEO Philip Jepsen.
"This has been needed and wanted among users," said Jepsen. "Whether new to Amazon or seasoned sellers, any Amazon business owner is looking to expand their catalog. This new tool will be a huge resource for them when researching their next product."
Source: Digital Journal
Amazon selling software ManageByStats has released a new scheduling feature for their advertising tool.
The scheduler allows users to pause and boost bids for keywords during selected hours, giving them the option to more effectively manage their ad spend. The Advertising tool runs within MBS, and connects to the campaign manager in the user's Amazon Seller Central account, giving them the ability to oversee all aspects of their Amazon Sponsored Ads. Full management of ad campaigns at each level is possible, from campaign to ad group to keyword, with additional features such as tracking of bid history, setting of targets for ACoS (Advertising Cost of Sales) and now scheduling.
"As we've mentioned before we're on an aggressive development cycle," says ManageByStats CEO, Philip Jepsen. "New tools and features are in the pipeline and more are planned. Scheduling for advertising is something very few other providers are doing, and we've got it readily available right in your Advertising tool."
ManageByStats incorporates multiple tools into a single suite of online software, providing services for stats analysis, profit, ROI, margin, customer management, inventory, graphing, feedback, reviews, automated customer emails, keyword monitoring, advertising and more.
Source: Digital Journal
Amazon seller analytics provider ManageByStats has joined Amazon's new software developer program.
ManageByStats was invited to and has joined the Amazon Marketplace Developer Council. As a member of the Council, ManageByStats will provide helpful information to Amazon, which ultimately may be used to further and improve Amazon's services and offerings for sellers and developers.
"We've been an MWS developer for several years," Philip reported. "Providing a variety of tools to assist businesses that sell on Amazon. Being part of the Council will, we hope, give us a chance to impart some of the many things we've learned in that time, along with our most recent insights. The idea is that this input will assist Amazon in developing tools and services."
Through the Marketplace Developer Council, members share valuable insights and feedback on existing and prospective tools and programs to influence and shape the road map and priorities for Marketplace Web Service APIs and associated tools.
Amazon selling software ManageByStats has a new feature for managing and optimizing Amazon Sponsored Products advertising campaigns.
Philip Jepsen, CEO of ManageByStats, said, "This tool has been in development and testing, and we've now released it wide so all users can take advantage. Fundamentally it greatly simplifies user interactions with Amazon Sponsored Ads, making it a snap to oversee what's happening from the Campaign level all the way down to individual keywords, with tools to easily adjust bids, take bulk actions and set targets."
The new Advertising tool runs within the ManageByStats software and can be used to monitor campaigns, ad groups and keywords. It facilitates full control and easy views from the big-picture down to detailed specifics, with clear recommendations that users can accept or modify, then implement with a single click. A trial version will be available.
"This first version adds features, enhances and makes easier the current Amazon experience," said Jepsen. "That alone is huge, as oversight of Amazon's sponsored ads within their interface can be trying. Our next version will go further, with a type of AI, or artificial intelligence, that will actually advise you on steps to take to really make your ads perform."
Source: Digital Journal
Amazon seller analytics system ManageByStats has added an option allowing users to synchronize customer data directly with Facebook.
ManageByStats has long offered the option to create Facebook-formatted files of customer data for upload, but have now added the option to set up automatic synchronization with Facebook. The synchronization option allows users to specify and create custom audiences on Facebook, and set rules so that new customers are added automatically to the specified audience.
"Facebook advertising is one of the new industry standards," says Philip Jepsen, CEO of ManageByStats, "if not the standard. We've been helping our users generate customer lists for some time now, but it's been a multi-step process. You create and generate the list of your customers, then upload that list to Facebook. It's easy, yes, but at the rate things are moving today our users were in need of something that did the whole process for them, automatically. We now have that option."
Full Amazon customer information is available in ManageByStats, including order history and other data that can be used to create targeted lists for use on Facebook.
ManageByStats is a suite of tools for Amazon sellers, with a robust set of customer management tools, in addition to full sales info and reporting, graphing and visualization of trends, inventory management and alerts, keywords and Amazon sponsored ads management, automated emails and more.
Source: Digital Journal
Amazon analytics tool ManageByStats has added support to its Keywords Tool for Amazon in Australia, India, Brazil, China and Japan.
Philip Jepsen, CEO of ManageByStats, said, "The Keywords tool lets users evaluate keyword performance for their ASINs and those of their competitors. If you're selling in these markets, or you have competitors you want to monitor, we now let you do so."
The Keywords Tool now supports all of Amazon's international marketplaces. Brazil, China and Japan are currently only supported by the Keywords Tool, but will be added to ManageByStat's other tools in the future
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Amazon seller analytics system ManageByStats now works with Amazon's new marketplace in Australia.
"We now support ten markets," says CEO of ManageByStats, Philip Jepsen. "Sellers in any of these Amazon marketplaces can use ManageByStats to manage their Amazon sales. Australia has now been added to the list, and we're open for business."
ManageByStats has multiple features for managing customers, inventory and sales for those who sell on Amazon, as well as an automated email tool, tools for reviews, feedback, keywords, an email campaign and real email collection service, as well as tools for the management of Amazon Sponsored Ads.
"As we've been building our suite of software we've also been expanding the markets where we can offer it," says Mr. Jepsen. "It's important for us the ManageByStats be available to all Amazon sellers. Australia is a new market for Amazon, and we've moved quickly to support it."
ManageByStats began with support for the US market, and to date has added support for the European markets (UK, DE, FR, IT, ES), Canada, Mexico, India and now Australia.
Amazon analytics tool ManageByStats has introduced new tiered pricing plans for its phone and email "appends" services.
ManageByStats' Appends service finds real emails and phone numbers for an Amazon seller's customers and inserts them into the customer records.
"This time of year we see a surge in subscription for our appends services," says CEO of ManageByStats, Philip Jepsen. "Our subscription plans provide options for users at various levels. The plans are designed to accommodate Amazon sellers selling on Amazon at any volume."
The tiered plans include price reductions at certain volumes, and those reductions are also applied if a user chooses to do a full append. A full append is run against all customers, and finds real emails and/or phone numbers for the entire customer database. Subscription plans run daily throughout each month, getting emails and/or phone numbers for new customers. ManageByStats customers can choose to subscribe for either email appends, phone appends, or both.
"We've been offering email appends for several years," says Mr. Jepsen. "Last year, when Amazon stopped providing customer phone numbers, we added the option for phone appends. Since then our success rate in finding phone numbers has steadily improved."
Source: Digital Journal
Amazon seller analytics system ManageByStats has announced a new version of the software's keyword tool.
The ManageByStats Keyword tool monitors the ranking of selected keywords for specified products.
Some of the latest features include keyword search volume, multiple sort and display options, customizable color coding, parent-child ASIN associations, easily definable multiple markets and more. There is now also a standalone option, for users not using the other tools in ManageByStats. Both the standalone tool and the keyword tool incorporated into ManageByStats have the same set of features and options.
Philip Jepsen, CEO of ManageByStats, said, "Since the initial release we've rolled out a number of significant updates. With all the features we had on the line-up we knew going in there would be a sort of second release. The first step was huge, bringing the entire tool within our ManageByStats software so that it functions alongside other features there. Now we've added more."
Source: Digital Journal
Amazon analytics tool ManageByStats has a new keyword rank checking tool that runs completely in the cloud.
The ManageByStats Keyword tool checks the ranking for selected keywords for specified products. It used to consist of a downloaded software application along with a reporting UI on the ManageByStats website. With the new release everything runs inside ManageByStats.
"The software app was our first solution for this", said ManageByStats CEO, Philip Jepsen. "But it became a little cumbersome to run separately. Users either had to schedule or oversee the running of it to check keywords, and so we decided to automate it by bringing it all within the main program."
With the new tool users create projects, add ASINs (products) and list all keywords for each product directly in the new Keywords section of ManageByStats. Graphs and evaluation tools are also in this area, so the entire process of managing and evaluating keywords can be overseen. ManageByStats automatically pulls and updates Keyword data, including newly added keywords.
The new tool is available now.
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Amazon analytics system ManageByStats has added a new export designed for creating Facebook Custom Audiences from Amazon customer data.
ManageByStats has added an option that allows users to create a list formatted specifically for Facebook with one click.
The Facebook-formatted list includes "real email" and phone number columns. Real emails and phone numbers are not needed for the file to work with Facebook, but they do increase audience match results. ManageByStats can acquire real emails and phone numbers for sellers using their Appends service.
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ManageByStats has also added an option in their SellerMail module to send emails either per order, shipment or item. Previously ManageByStats would send emails for every item ordered, which meant buyers would get multiple emails if they bought more than one item in an order.
Amazon analytics tool ManageByStats has extended their "Email Appends" service to also find phone numbers for Amazon customers.
Until now the service only searched for and added real email addresses to Amazon customer records. ManageByStats users can now choose to have email address, phone numbers or both automatically added to the details of customers who have bought from them via Amazon.
ManageByStats have a success rate of around 30% for phone numbers, and up to 55% for email addresses.
Amazon analytics system ManageByStats has changed its collection of Amazon customer email addresses from monthly to daily.
The ManageByStats "email appends" service used to search for Amazon customer email addresses on the first of each month but will now run every day, adding email addresses for customers who purchased from the seller in the last day.
The service uses the customer's first name, last name and postal address to search national databases for matching email addresses. ManageByStats says they can acquire email addresses for 40 - 45% of the records processed. There is an additional fee for the service, and it is only available for the US Amazon market.
Amazon does not provide sellers with their customers' real email addresses itself, instead providing an Amazon address which routes messages through the Amazon support system.
Amazon analytics tool ManageByStats now supports all Amazon Europe websites as well as Amazon India.
Amazon France, Italy, Spain and India are now available in ManageByStats, so users can report on customers, inventory and sales in any of them. ManageByStats's SellerMail feature also works for all of the new markets, allowing automatic messages to be sent and monitored for each individual marketplace.
Amazon analytics system ManageByStats now has a direct link from Amazon orders to parcel carriers' tracking pages.
Instead of navigating to Amazon and copying-and-pasting the tracking number into the carrier's website, ManageByStats provides a direct link pre-filled with the correct tracking information.
Amazon analytics tool ManageByStats has added new product data fields, and improved access to customer notes.
ManageByStats now includes Ad Costs and Sales Tax collected by Amazon on the Stats page.
- Ad Costs help sellers see how ads factor into sales and profit. The data includes a series of graphs related to Ads under the Marketing Performance section.
- Sales Tax breaks out the tax collected by Amazon, down to the specific product if needed.
ManageByStats has also added the ability to sort and tag customer notes, and view them at a glance on the Customer List page.
Amazon analytics system ManageByStats has added a new feature which can automatically trigger emails to customers.
The new customer contact feature, called SellerMail, allows ManageByStats users to automatically send custom emails to customers at specified trigger events.
ManageByStats CEO Philip Jepsen said, "This is a big feature. Customer feedback with selling on Amazon is huge, and there are entire programs dedicated solely to this. With SellerMail we're now offering that ability directly within the ManageByStats program. With one login you get it all."
SellerMail can send emails to customers at the time of purchase, shipment, delivery and other trigger points. Emails can be customized for specific brands, product lines or individual products, repeat buyers and more.
Amazon analytics tool ManageByStats has added a new range of marketing performance reports.
The new graphs include ad costs, impressions, clicks, CTR (click through rate), CPC and quantity ordered. Users can now graphically see marketing performance for any of their products, brands and product lines, for any date range.
"We're excited to be rolling out these new graphs," says ManageByStats CEO, Philip Jepsen. "Our customers have been requesting Ad Costs, which we've just added, and now we've got the graphs to go along with those figures."
"Ad Costs are the average costs per click (CPC) multiplied by the number of clicks, which gives you the cost of your ads for each product," says Mr. Jepsen. "Those are sorted by the same parameters as the other data on the stats page and show the marketing costs for each product, giving an even more precise final figure for profit. This in itself is huge. And now, with the Marketing Performance graphs, you have a way to see all this information visually."