Jungle Scout Review
Before we jump into the Jungle Scout review, I wanted to share some background information. Jungle Scout is an online tool and Google Chrome extension created by Greg Mercer in 2015 to help make Amazon sellers become more successful in less time. Prior to the launch of Jungle Scout, doing product research for Amazon products was tedious and time-consuming. Amazon sellers would spend countless hours creating spreadsheets to categorize products that might potentially sell well with unknown variables, Jungle Scout (JS) has now simplified this process and made it easy, simple and even fun to find profitable products to sell. You can read more about the JS team and company here. More on this later in the review, but Jungle Scout also has some of the BEST customer service representatives that I have ever experienced!
Quick note, in late 2018 Jungle Scout released a new tool called Jungle Market, which is a marketplace for Amazon sellers that need help with product photos, product text, finding a product, or design. The Jungle Market is a really good tool that will become very popular, check it out.
I have reached out to my good friend, Jazz, to get his input since he is an experienced Amazon seller also. Combined, we have sales of over $70,000 in just 12 months. I started selling on Amazon in September of 2017 and Jazz started in May of 2018. Note, I stopped focusing on Amazon selling at the start of 2018 to pursue other ventures, but you can see I am still earning passive income from it for doing no work.
There is no free trial for Jungle Scout, however, if you cancel within 14 days then you get a full refund. Give it a try, you will have no regrets! Jungle Scout offers a suite of products from free resources to paid products. I will be touching on the helpful free resources and expanding upon the paid Web App and Chrome Extension.
Screenshot above shows Jazz having almost $2000 in sales in one day.
Jungle Scout – The Chrome Extension
If you stop reading right here, and can only afford one tool, this is the tool to get! Hands down the Jungle Scout Chrome extension will make you a successful Amazon seller and is the best sales estimator on the market, in my opinion.
What Is The Chrome Extension?
The Chrome Extension enables you, an Amazon seller, to see critical product details for a product niche at a glance. When the extension gets ran, it quickly generates a list of the top 16 listings for the product niche you are searching in while showing “Average Daily Sales”, “Average Sales Rank”, “Average Selling Price”, “Average Reviews”, and “Opportunity Score” (in the Pro version). With these four calculations, you can, within seconds, determine if a niche is worth entering. These numbers offer you a good idea of competitiveness and demand and will help you determine if more research should be done, or if a different product should be found. The Chrome Extension will save you hours of work per product, which will increase your profitability and productivity.
Lite Version Features:
Pro Version Features:
Here is an example of the Chrome Extension in use for examining “yoga foam rollers.” (Note, this is just an example and too saturated to enter.) We can see that the top sellers are selling thousands of foam rollers per month, bringing in tens of thousands of dollars. By quickly looking at average price and average reviews, I determined it would not be lucrative to compete on this product. Although the number of sales is great, the competition is way too high, it would be a constant uphill battle trying to outrank the current listings.
*Tip, hover over a result to view the listing or to remove it from the list.
Which One Do You Need?
Jazz and I both have the Lite Jungle Scout Chrome Extension since we started out on a budget. Yes, the Pro version ties an FBA fee estimator into the program, but Amazon has a free version of an estimator for sellers to use. With general business acumen and deductive reasoning, you can make your own interpretation on whether you should sell a product or not. However, if you are not concerned with startup costs then get the Pro, it will save you a little bit of time.
Free resources to use with the Lite version and to help with your overall success:
- Amazon FBA Calculator (Very Important Tool)
This calculator is provided by Amazon and helps a seller determine their costs and revenue prior to listing. Use this calculator to determine your profit margin before ever ordering your product. I shoot for about a 40% profit margin.
Enter a products “sales rank” and Jungle Scout will show you the estimated units sold per month of the product.
Let Jungle Scout analyze your Amazon listing, as a well-made listing will often determine your success. Be sure to have a very complete listing with high-quality photos and text. Include all dimensions also. Your listing should convince someone to buy your product.
Follow Greg’s journey as he launched a product with the goal of earning $1,000,000 in revenue. He has left no detail out when it comes to how, what, or why. Learn everything from sourcing to product listing throughout Greg’s case study. (This inspired me when I started)
If you are new to selling on Amazon, this guide is for you. I would recommend reading the entire guide and taking notes, by the end of the guide you will be armed with enough info to start your own selling journey.
Need product ideas? Check out this comprehensive list. I would use this list for inspiration and use Jungle Scout to find lucrative, untapped, sub-niches within these niches.
Jungle Scout – The Web App
The Jungle Scout Web App helps find lucrative niches and produces by searching a massive Jungle Scout database of Amazon listings. The Web App gives you the ability to narrow your search by category, price, rank, sales, revenue, etc, giving you total control in finding a product that meets your particular criteria.
The Web App is offered at three different price points, I personally use the “Start Up” version and it has been totally sufficient. I never needed to use the niche hunter feature as I adjusted my Web App search metrics to meet my needs. Often times you will find a product that makes the niche look appealing to enter, but for some reason this product is an outlier giving a false representation of the niche. Niche hunter removes such anomalies, giving a better “picture” of the entire niche. Please leave a comment below regarding your thoughts if you use the Niche Hunter.
Going back to the foam roller example, if you wanted to see additional metrics about a foamer roller that you were considering selling, you could enter the product into the product tracker to reveal your competitor’s sales, inventory level, price point, and demand.
Jazz took a different approach and did not use the Web App, he strictly uses the Chrome Extension to find his products. He starts with a seed keyword in Amazon and continues to view similar products until he has isolated a niche, more on this later.
Don’t just take my word for it, here is a list of other happy and successful Amazon sellers.
Jungle Scout’s Accuracy
When I first started using Jungle Scout, I had to trust the accuracy of the estimates. The first product that I found, and actually started to sell, said my competitor was selling 900 units a month. I estimated that I could sell about 300 units per month. Immediately I knew Jungle Scout was accurate since I hit my 10 unit a day goal within the first week of selling. (At $15 profit per unit, this was $150 a day) As I grew my product line, I would use JS on my own listings since I could verify Jungle Scout’s estimates to the true numbers. I found that Jungle Scout was accurate 99% of the time, being just a few units off in most instances. If you are worried that the info you receive from the web app or Chrome Extension is inaccurate, do not worry. The information is good and true.
Intuitive and Easy to Use
Within 5 minutes of installing the Chrome extension, you will be analyzing niches and listings on Amazon. The extension and Web App are both intuitive and easy to use. The prominent features are well labeled, but as you use the program you will discover other functionality to make your product hunting easier and faster. When it comes to the Web App, you control how particular or broad your searches will be, so play around with the search parameters to see what meets your needs. We will be creating videos and text tutorials to help answer any questions that you might have about the product. It’s important that Jungle Scout is easy to use since the overall Amazon FBA learning curve is steep. By cutting down the time and effort needed to use JS, it gives an Amazon seller more time to source products, handle marketing, and etc.
From what Jazz and I have both experienced, Jungle Scout’s customer service is quick, friendly and helpful. As first time sellers, and new Jungle Scout users, we both had questions about the tools and even general Amazon selling questions. The people that we spoke to, via email, were very clear with their answers and gave me the confidence to keep moving into an area I had no experience in. Honestly, their customer support team is part of the reason for my success, their willingness to help and see me succeed was something I did not expect. Typically customer service teams are unhelp and short, the JS team would respond with paragraphs of information answering the question and more! If you need help or an explanation, do not hesitate to email them.
To summarize, Jungle Scout played a critical role in our Amazon success. I do not think I would have been successful from day one without JS. If you are on the fence about starting an FBA business or getting Jungle Scout, don’t hesitate any longer. Jazz and I were just like you several months ago, and are now successfully selling on Amazon and earning passive income each day. When starting my Amazon selling journey, my goal was to make $100 a day in profit, I quickly found this was easily obtainable. Please take the plunge and start selling today. Do your research and you will succeed, feel free to email me with any questions. I hope you found this Jungle Scout review helpful and inspiring. email@example.com
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