Using CamelCamelCamel and Keepa for Selling on Amazon FBA
At FBA Map we try to add value to you and give you useful information related to Amazon. Camelcamelcamel and Keepa are one of those value add that you may want to use as you become experienced on the Amazon selling platform.
These two tools are used to source products and come in the form of Chrome extensions. Both tools are conceptually very similar but function differently. You can choose to use one or both. However, if you decide to use one or the other, they both will give you different information.
Keepa- Amazon Price Tacker
Keepa tracks the prices on Amazon. It gives information on all product information on Amazon. This Chrome/ Firefox extension is very detailed and sophisticated. It is hard to get used to at first but will add value once you get the hang of it. There are lots of information that is included.
Some of the features include;
- Price history graphs
- Price Drops
- Availability alerts
- A product database of over 200 million in the United States.
Registration is optional, and the platform is supported on Amazon sites around the world.
How to use Keepa Price tracker for FBA
Even if you do not want to sign up for Keepa the website can be useful. On the deals page, the price drop can be tracked for the most significant decreases and be seen by clicking the criteria across the top.
The extension for chrome and Firefox is a handy tool.
On the left side you can see the screen you will look at the prices from 0 on up. On the bottom, you can see the date range. On the right side, you can see the sales range.
When you are viewing the product a price history chart is displayed in addition to the ability to track the product and find relative deals.
The colours and graphics are a little overwhelming at first. Here is a brief breakdown
- Amazon is Orange
- New Marketplaces- Blue
- Used Marketplace Items- Black
- Sales Rank- Green
- Out of stock- White
The most useful colours are orange for Amazon sales and white shading Out of stock. The white can be helpful if you want to try and compete with Amazon. A lot of sellers don’t want to compete with Amazon. Or you may see that Amazon is out of stock most of the time and you don’t want to compete.
Keepa allows you to select date ranges apposed to CamelCamelCamel. It will allow you to view and display date ranges. For instance day, week, month.
Keepa seems to be a better platform to feature monetary history. It will give you insight into the high and low dollar amount. The same features apply to the product sales rank giving insight into the low and the high. The sales rank is opposite to CamelCamelCamel. Camel Camel Camel has the lowest sales rank at the top, and this is at the bottom.
If you click off all data sets a green line will indicate the sale rank history over the date range that was selected.
If you want to broaden your focus, click the data sets back.
There is also a feature to look at the marketplace for used product. The benefit is that you can see all information at the same time or just one aspect. Keepa gives a good indicator of what the price was when it was sold. You can compare prices and share historical data. It gives you insight into the competition. This is just a basic understanding and synopsis of the platform. Please feel free to reach out if you require any further insight.
Camel Camel Camel you decide what amazon platform countries you want to target. It is also supported in various countries including Germany, United States, Japan, and Italy.
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On the website, you can enter keywords
CamelCamelCamel tracks is free to use and track the prices on Amazon. The free allows you to view 3 months. If you pay for the service, it goes back a year. The application alerts you on email, twitter or RSS feed on price drops.
Some of the other features include;
- Price history
- Amazon Product searching
- Chrome and Firefox extension
Same as Keepa the registration is optional
The price history graph is the first thing you will see. It is located on the left side of the graph.
You are able to set the graph to see 1, three, six months or a year. The date range will be at the bottom of the graph. Just so you can get more detailed clarity on dealing with the time and price ranges.
The pricing chart for CCC is similar to Keepa
- The Green represents the Amazon Data
- Blue represents 3rd party new
- Red represents 3rd party used
You can tick and untick these lines. The dotted line means they were out of stock for that time period. Have a plat with these data sets.
On the right-hand margin gives you the ability to add or remove a line from the graph. You also have the functionality to select the time period you want to look at.
In addition to that, it gives you the functionality to adjust the slider bar and display price histories from Amazon and 3rd party sellers.
A sales rank graph is also available to see how the product has performed. The sales rank graph looks like a lie detector graph, but it isn’t. It is counting sales. The left side shows the low number up to the high number. It represents the lowest and highest from the last year.
CCC goes in once a day to gather this information. It gives you an estimated number of sales for this item. It gives you a basic understanding of pricing and sales rank history.
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