Are you an Amazon seller?
As you know, there’s a lot of work that goes into it. From setting up, to managing where your shipped stuff will live on Amazon, there’s not enough time in the day to get everything done.
While there’s almost certainly a lot on your plate, make sure you spend enough time on product research.
First and foremost, although millions of new sellers join the platform every day, it turns out that the buying patterns are not evenly distributed amongst all products.
Sure, Amazon buyers spent over $100 billion on products in 2017 alone, but a higher fraction of the profit went to a relatively small percentage of sellers.
Let’s face it, even though the Amazon market is bound to grow in the coming years, the most profits will still go to only a small fraction of sellers.
Undoubtedly, researching products before you list them on Amazon will determine your market success over the long haul.
By doing so, up front, you will not only find the most ideal items to list on Amazon, but you will also have a clearer idea of the market and customers’ behavior, which will help you shape your business to maximize profit.
There are a couple of product research tools that you can use to get effective results. One of the most popular ones is Jungle Scout.
Jungle Scout is a product research tool that combs through a number of aspects to determine the market potential of products.
It comes in web app and Google Chrome extension formats, both of which work based on similar concepts to deliver different results.
Jungle Scout is great and all, but are there other product research tools that are just as good?
The answer is yes.
In fact, in this article, we will be exploring 5 Jungle Scout alternatives that you can adapt to your business.
Here it goes:
If you are looking for a product research tool that looks and feels like Jungle Scout, then Amzscout will be a good place to start.
For starters, just like Jungle Scout, Amzscout has a web app version and a Chrome extension.
As a bonus, it has four free valuable tools, which include a Sales Estimator, Amazon to eBay Price Comparator, Amazon Inventory Spy, and FBA Fee Calculator.
Amzscout is also available in the nine countries you will find Jungle Scout – the U.S., Germany, Italy, France, India, Mexico, United Kingdom, Spain, and Canada.
The Chrome extension makes it easier for you to navigate through data obtained from the product, just as you browse through your Amazon page.
However, if you want to see a more detailed report and metrics about the products you are researching, then the web app will be your preferred choice.
And it’s not only product search that Amzscout covers. The tool also caters for tracking, sales, and profit estimation.
As you search with the tool, you will be able to filter your query to show results using period-based variables.
Some of its other features include:
- Instant rating on other products
- Historical data of products
- Listing quality score based on the number of reviews, the number of product images, product description, brand, name length, etc.
- Keyword research tool
- Details on FBA
- Google trend analysis
Amzscout is a pretty amazing tool, except for the part where the Chrome version is not as fast as Jungle Scout. In addition, it’s also heavy, which takes its toll on the RAM of your computer.
If you are getting started with Amzscout, you can pay $44.99 each month, $99 annually, or $199 for lifetime access.
Is there any free product research software that can put you on the right path to Amazon success?
If you are just starting out as a seller on Amazon, you may need to address this question sooner rather than later, especially if you are running on a tight budget.
By now, we have already established that focusing on the right products will put you on the right path to Amazon success.
Conversely, using the wrong product research tool can put you behind the eight ball and have you needing a do-over in the future.
And free tools are ‘substandard’ tools, right?
The truth is, there are quite a lot of free tools that can perform just as good as premium ones, and Scope is a good example of such.
Think of Scope as Jungle Scout’s Chrome extension, but free!
However, there’s only so much that the extension can do, so If you want more functionalities, you will have to switch to the web app.
Some of the things it can do include:
- Product rank tracking
- Monitor historical fluctuations in reviews, sales, and price
- Rank sales
- Estimate revenues and calculate profit
- Keywords research
Sadly, the list of Scope’s web app capability is not nearly as long as that of Jungle Scout, but for the price, I’d say it’s a good bargain.
Scope works like a free version of Jungle Scout’s Chrome extension, which means that it is just as fast and efficient, but there’s one problem:
You cannot use it in any of the secondary Amazon marketplaces.
What that means is that, if you plan on using Scope on any marketplace other than Amazon’s U.S. Site, amazon.com, it’s a no go.
Unlike its Chrome extension, Scope’s web app isn’t free.
However, you will be spending only $32.50 per month for the Essentials Plan and $57.50 per month for the Startup Plan, to get a taste of the ‘Jungle Scout’ experience.
Jungle Scout is an awesome research tool, but it doesn’t cover every single thing you need.
In fact, there’s a small list of things that Jungle Scout cannot do for you as a seller:
- Work in Amazon’s Japan marketplace
- Notify you about your product review
- Track sales from your mobile device
- Accurately rank all the product factors
- Scan for Hijackers
But guess which research tool can do all these things – Amachete.
Amachete goes a step further to have three versions – One for Chrome, a web app, and an iOS mobile app.
Other than the fact that Amachete supports all ten Marketplaces, the developers built the system to generate reports every day so as to minimize error when ranking products.
Unfortunately, Amachete isn’t without its fair share of cons.
The system is pretty much basic. It doesn’t even give the number of sellers for each product and you will not get any other robust details that Jungle Scout provides.
It is priced in three tiers:
The Professional Plan costs $30 per month, the Globe Plan will cost you $52.50 per month, and the Empire is priced at $75 per month.
4. Big Tracker
Big Tracker may not be as popular as Jungle Scout and company, but it surely deserves a mention on this list.
It offers some exclusive features that you won’t find elsewhere, including:
- Tracking competitors’ promotions
- Brand tracker to follow-up on the performance of your competitor’s promotions
- Custom email alerts
- Amazon top 100 bestsellers
One of the major drawbacks of Big Tracker is that it is limited to the US, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, the UK, and Japan Marketplaces.
It is available at $25, $50, and $100 per month for the basic plan, the mid-range plan, and the most provisioned package, respectively.
Last, but not least, on our list is ASINspector.
This one comes in handy for sellers who wish to seek out listings on Alibaba, eBay, AliExpress, and even Walmart, something Jungle Scout doesn’t do.
With ASINspector, you can get a list of keywords and their ranking for your products, as well as calculate your profits in a matter of clicks.
Some users have complained that ASINspector often underestimates sales on a number of products.
The tandard package costs $97 for a lifetime, while the pro license is pegged at a one-time fee of $147, and $10/month after the 7-day trial period.
So there you have it, the 5 best Jungle Scout alternatives.
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