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When you come down to it, this aspect of Jungle Scout is just one of several limitations of the software package.

To be sure, the Jungle Scout software has some compelling features that may be a good fit for you as an an Amazon seller. These include:

  • (1) Easily-sortable database of products. The product database vertical on Jungle Scout’s web app allows you to search for and sort products by nearly any criteria that may be relevant to you.

  • (2) Niche hunter brings product ideas to you. If you’re unable or unwilling to conduct product research yourself, even with the help of product research software tools, the niche hunter feature can remove much of the guesswork and legwork from the equation.

 

However, there are other aspects of the Jungle Scout software package that fall short of what sellers need in order to find Amazon products. These include:

  • (1) Expensive upfront commitment. The premium version of the Jungle Scout web app can run as high as $99 per month, while the Chrome extension is a one-time payment of nearly $200. In addition, there is very limited opportunity to try a Jungle Scout free trial before paying for it.

  • (2) Coverage is not universal. In addition, the Jungle Scout Chrome extension cannot analyze data on every Amazon.com page, leaving you with “blind spots” in your product research. As outlined below, this is not the case with other product research tools available to you.

  • (3) Inflated revenue statistics. The AccuSales algorithm used by the Jungle Scout software products also tends to overestimate the sales and revenue for items--often by as much as 8-10%.  For new sellers, this can be the difference between being successful on Amazon and not making it.

  • (4) Lack of key features. Finally, in some ways, the Jungle Scout software platform is lacking critical features. For instance, it’s not easy to compute the potential profit margin on an item, leaving you guessing as to whether a product you launch on Amazon is actually going to make you money.

If you’re going to make your way through the jungle that is selling on Amazon, you’re probably going to want to bring a machete.  

In other words, as you may have already discovered, product research can be labor-intensive if you go about it manually. You will want and need a tool to help you automate the process.

Fortunately, as you may already know, there are a host of software providers out there to help you do just that.

Of these, you may have heard of one in particular: JungleScout. And you may be thinking about whether to sign up for JungleScout or considering one of the alternatives. Luckily, there are many GREAT ALTERNATIVES for Jungle Scout extension and web app.

 

So in this article, we wanted to provide you a brief review of Jungle Scout and compare it to some of your other options.

Jungle Scout Web App: Strengths and Weaknesses

Jungle Scout’s core product offering is divided into two main verticals: the Jungle Scout Web App and the Jungle Scout Chrome Extension.

First is Jungle Scout’s Product Database feature, which allows you to search for potential products to sell on Amazon that meet certain parameters. These parameters include the product’s niche, a product’s price, the average rating for a product, and even the number of sellers of a particular item.

A second and complementary feature of Jungle Scout’s Web App is the Product Tracker. The Product Tracker allows you to monitor the performance of an individual product or family of products over time.

First is Jungle Scout’s Product Database feature, which allows you to search for potential products to sell on Amazon that meet certain parameters. These parameters include the product’s niche, a product’s price, the average rating for a product, and even the number of sellers of a particular item.

A second and complementary feature of Jungle Scout’s Web App is the Product Tracker. The Product Tracker allows you to monitor the performance of an individual product or family of products over time.

The key difference between the web app and the Chrome extension is that that the Chrome extension provides product analytics based on specific searches made on Amazon.com. That is, the Chrome extension will provide you information on the sales potential of a particular product once you feed it a particular search term to consider.

 

In this way, the primary point of departure between the Chrome extension and the web app is how fully-formed your product idea needs to be. As mentioned above, some of the features on Jungle Scout’s web app either provide you specific product ideas or help you generate ideas based a loose set of parameters. The Chrome extension, by contrast, requires you to have a particular idea in mind before you use it.

 

Once you have searched for a particular term on Amazon.com with the help of the Chrome extension, the extension will return data on the product niche. To help you sift through this data, the extension rolls up all of this information into a single Opportunity Score.

 

This Opportunity Score is Jungle Scout’s overall assessment of the suitability of launching a product in this niche. Unfortunately, this Opportunity Score suffers from two problems: it is very simplistic and, related, it does not return reliable. Given that, sellers should be careful about basing their product launch decisions on it.

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