If you plan on doing any kind of online arbitrage or product research, these are the browser extensions I both use and highly recommend. They have saved me countless hours of my precious time. I’ll outline below what they are and exactly why I use them.
Keepa is completely free so if you don’t have it, you’re missing out in a huge way. It is a both a Chrome extension and an entire website dedicated to tracking the price history on Amazon.
How Can It Help Me: Keepa can tell you the exact pricing history of an item throughout the entire time it has been listed on Amazon. You can set custom notifications so you’re informed if a price drops on a specific item to whatever threshold you set it for. The graphs they include allow you to see when Amazon is in and out of stock.
The extension allows their graphs to show up directly on your Amazon product page. It can give you the average ranking over a period of three months. The graphs will also illustrate the rising and falling of the sales rank, making it easy to calculate how often the said item is selling.
I don’t know how I operated in a functional manner before I found RevSeller. It is my absolute “go to” tool while sourcing online.
How It Works: Basically, at the top of an Amazon product page, RevSeller will show you the current rank of the product, it’s 90 day average rank, how many FBA offers, ASIN, weight / dimensions, profit breakdown, and even more. It’s really a lot of information instantly in front of your eyes.
My favorite feature of RevSeller is their “Variation Viewer”. I currently sell a lot of shoes, so this makes it easy to break down the variations and see which sizes and colors are selling the most. It gives you the current price of each variation along with how many reviews each variation has had. It’s a lifesaver for anyone in the clothing niche.
If you’re going to sign up for any extensions, I would recommend RevSeller above anything else.
When teamed up with a service like Tactical Arbitrage, Storefront Stalker is a tremendous tool. Want to try and figure out where your competitor is getting their stock? Storefront Stalker might be able to figure that out for you!
How It Works: When you visit a competitor’s storefront, click on your Storefront Stalker button and it will extract every single ASIN or UPC code from that person’s live inventory. After it is done scanning the pages, it will allow you to save the CSV file to your computer.
How Does That Benefit Me: If you’re using software such as Tactical Arbitrage, you can upload this CSV file into the “Reverse Search” feature. This will look up every single ASIN it collected from your competitor’s storefront and search throughout 400+ websites to see if it is available to purchase. I’d say that is a huge benefit.
Knowing exactly the amount of items a competitor has in their inventory can be huge piece of knowledge when it comes to competitive pricing. The How Many extension does exactly that.
How It Works: When you click the little “How Many” button, little bold numbers will appear underneath every single seller’s listing. That number represents exactly how many of that particular item that seller is carrying in their inventory. Having this information can be huge on whether or not you want to wait until they sell out or if you want to match their pricing.
Another great feature is it will tell you an average number of sales per month for that particular item. There is also an Android / IOS app that you can use for when you’re in the store doing a little retail arbitrage.
Honey is a free extension that will automatically try to find the best coupon codes available when you’re shopping online. When you’re checking out, all you need to do is simply click on the Honey button and it will attempt all of the coupon codes in it’s database. If it finds a coupon that will save you money, it is automatically applied. This is a tool you can easily use for both business and personal use.