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Jungle Scout Tutorial
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Today we are going to do a walkthrough of how to use the Jungle Scout pro Chrome edition. This Jungle Scout tutorial will help you understand how to use the tool to find private label products to sell on Amazon.
How To Use Jungle Scout
Jungle Scout Pro is a Chrome plug in that you use with the Amazon.com website. It allows you to easily see the “behind the scenes” sales data for products sold on Amazon to help you make decisions about what you would like to sell.
Jungle Scout gives you estimated sales volume over the prior 30 days, as well as the fees that Amazon will charge to sell your product. You can use this data to understand if a product will be profitable for you to sell.
Data Tracked in Jungle Scout
- Product Name
The 999 trick is a way that you can figure out Amazon sales volume manually, without buying Jungle Scout Pro. It is actually the method that Greg Mercer, founder of Jungle Scout, used before he created Jungle Scout to automate the process for him!
If you have a product that you are interested in, you would need to track it over the course of 30 days and see how many products it is selling each day.
You’re able to do this by adding 999 units to your cart at the same time each day. Because of a quirk in Amazon’s system, as long as the seller has less than 999 units in stock, they will tell you “Sorry, there are only XX units available.” This is the number of units in stock.
You record that number in a spreadsheet and do the same thing at the exact same time the next day. The difference between units is how many were sold the prior day. Do this every day for 30 days and you will have the number of units sold that month.
This isn’t a foolproof method, a seller could send in more stock half way through the month! But if you want to track a product at no cost, you can get an approximation of the number of sales using this method.
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If you don’t have the Jungle Scout Pro extension yet, what are you waiting for? Jungle Scout makes your product research time more efficient and productive. Get your copy today (affiliate).