My name is Nick and today i’m going to be providing you with an in depth jungle scout review.
If you’ve read my story you’ll know that i started out as an Amazon seller a few years back, within the first 12 months, my amazon business hit six figures and i haven’t looked back since.
Here is a video to give you an insight into why i like jungle scout, i also run you through a couple of my favorite methods to find products, without using tools like jungle scout.
(I’d recommend reading this article before you watch this video!)
If you want to learn how to become an amazon seller you will need to perfect the art of finding profitable products.
When i started i spent hours, trawling through amazon with the hopes of uncovering a hidden gem.
Jungle scout most definitely speeds up this process, but i think as an amazon seller you should understand how to do it manually, i’m going to explain how you can do this later on in this article.
** 18th October 2019 – The Article Has Now Been Updated since Jungle Scout have rolled out new features**
Also i have managed to secure a discount for any of our readers that are interested in using jungle scout…
If you decide to buy and use one of the links I’ve included in this article you can actually save up to 30% Off…
Before you do that, read this article first! I want to make sure this software is the right choice for you.
I also want to point out that if you do use one my my links, i will make a small commission!
That’s how we keep the blog and the YouTube channel going 🙂
Anyway, lets get to it….
The Jungle Scout Web App
So, the web app consists of a few different tools:
- The Product Database
- The Product Tracker
- Jungle Scout Supplier Database
- Jungle Scout Niche Hunter *No longer exists
- Keyword Scout
- Jungle Scout Launch
- Sales Analytics
I’m going to go through each of these tools, starting with the product database.
Jungle Scout Product Database
Now, if you already sell on Amazon you will know about the importance of product research, after all products are going to be the heartbeat of your amazon business.
Using this feature, jungle scout allows you to filter products across multiple categories by demand, price, estimated sales, ratings and more.
With their database you can search through thousands of different products based on criteria you set.
I can tell you now, this is a very powerful feature and it can save you a lot of time.
With that being said, you can of course do this manually by trawling through the amazon pages yourself, you just need to know what you are looking for (i’m going to explain more about this later).
Jungle scout encourage you to think outside of the box, i’d encourage you to try and test different filters with this tool…
I’ve had great success when setting the max review rating to 3.5 stars and the monthly revenue to $5,000.
By using the above two points as filters you are going to find products that performing well with a low overall star rating…
This means the product has room for improvement, look for the customer pain points and work with a factory to improve on what’s being offered currently!
Amazon doesn’t have to be swamped with competition, you just need to know where to look.
Jungle Scouts Product Tracker
So… next up we have the product tracker.
So, you’ve found a few products that take your fancy, well with this tool you can track and compare key product metrics without using complicated spreadsheets.
You can quickly find products you’ve discovered within the product database and add them to the product tracker.
This allows you to sound out the competition, you can keep an eye on the fluctuating best seller rank along with other important metrics like pricing, sales and so on.
This data is like gold dust within the product selection process.
With the basic subscription you can track up to 150 products… this should be plenty for anyone that’s just starting out.
Jungle Scouts Supplier Database
This is a tool that has only just been released (October 2019) In my opinion, this is a game changer.
These sorts of tools did actually exist previously but jungle scout have been the first popular Amazon-specific tool that has built something like this.
With this tool you can search for suitable product suppliers…
This could spell bad news for sites like Alibaba… It looks like Jungle scout are building their very own directory.
Yes that’s right with this tool you’ve got a chance to find out which supplier yours competitors are using.
You won’t be able to find everyone’s suppliers but over time i’m sure they’ll be adding more and more.
From what i understand this tool works by looking at a database of shipping information…
Once you enter a company name or product type, the database will search to find connecting supplier information, this could be a game changer!
Jungle Scouts Niche Hunter
Last but not least, the Niche Hunter, sounds pretty intimidating doesn’t it, no? maybe that’s just me…
Anyway, this tool helps you qualify a niche as a whole.
It can also help you find useful keywords, it really can help you find real opportunities on amazon.
You can analyse the levels of demand along with the competition, you can even analyse the quality of your competitors listings.
If you are looking to build a brand, in a particular niche, the “Niche Hunter” may be what you are looking for.
With that being said, i don’t feel its necessary for everyone, after all you can work all of this out yourself, but be prepared as manual product research can take up a lot of your time.
** Update this is no longer advertised as a jungle scout tool, it looks like they have rolled out the functionality into their other tools**
Jungle Scouts Keyword Scout
With this tool you get access to millions of data points to show you what Amazon customers are searching for…
No company other than Amazon can give you exact figures here but I’ve found their data to be pretty accurate in the past.
If you want to be seen on Amazon you need to make sure you are targeting the right keywords…
Before you build out a listing i always recommend that you take the time to build a master keyword list.
They hold search specific data for both the US and EU Amazon Marketplaces.
You can look at the historical keyword data for up to two years in the past, this minimized the margin for error!
By using this tool you can find out which keywords are bringing in the traffic and sales for your competitors… This is golden information!
Jungle Scout Launch
This tool is a fairly new one!
You can use this tool to automate your email follow up campaigns…
But it doesn’t stop there, you can also use it to target ready to buy shoppers with promotions for your Amazon products.
This feature is great if you are wanting to launch or boost awareness for a particular product.
You can set up automated email campaigns for any of the Amazon marketplaces.
The promotion feature however is only currently available for the US and UK Amazon marketplaces.
Jungle Scout Academy
Another new addition to Jungle scouts web app… the academy is basically a mini training portal.
Inside you’ll find a number of bite sized tutorial videos that can help you learn more about selling on Amazon.
You can learn from the CEO of jungle scout (Greg Mercer) – He’s the guy you can see in the image above.
It’s worth mentioning that the training is quite basic but it will be useful for anyone starting out as an Amazon seller.
Let’s move onto the last tool.
Jungle Scouts Sales Analytics
You may have noticed that this is now a tool a lot of the big Amazon software solutions are now providing.
It gives you the opportunity to track your profits and costs.
If you want a real picture of how your Amazon business is performing you need to understand your financial metrics.
With these insights you can minimize expenses and work to increase your profits!
Jungle Scout Pricing
**Updated October 2019
Let’s talk about cost, this is obviously an important part of this review.
Now you have options here, you can choose to pay on a monthly or annual basis.
Let’s look at the costs if you want to go for the monthly plan.
As you can see the cost of the web app is going to depend on the amount of orders you have in your Amazon seller accounts.
The above prices show the levels for accounts with 0 – 500 monthly orders.
For anyone interested in the annual plan, these are the costs you are looking at.
Again these are based on 0 – 500 monthly orders.
If you can afford it the web app it can save you a lot of time.
When i started out, i did all of my research manually, it helped me learn and understand the process then i moved onto tools like this.
Remember if you want to save yourself some money use the link… You’ll be able to save up to 30% for a limited time only!
Anyway, let’s move onto the next part.
I thought it made sense to cover jungle scout pricing in one section…
Now, let’s look at the Chrome extension.
The Jungle Scout Chrome Extension
Ok so in the early days, i spent a lot of time compiling spreadsheets in order to analyse some of my potential products.
It took ages!
Your products are the heartbeat of your amazon business so it’s a really important part of the process.
I first bought and installed the jungle scout chrome extension two years ago and it definitely made life a lot easier.
Think of the Jungle Scout Chrome Extension as a real time, amazon data, fact-checker (wow, that was a mouthful).
It helps you qualify your potential product ideas.
It has been designed to make amazon product research easy and accurate, and to be fair it has always served me well.
Here is how it works…
So earlier on we talked about being interested in the “Yoga” niche.
Specifically, you are thinking wow i’d really like to come up with an all singing, all dancing “Yoga Mat”.
Well punch that keyword into amazon, click your chrome extension and watch the magic happen. Check it out.
Pretty cool right?
This is information is like gold dust, the importance of your product research process should not be underestimated!
The columns are pretty self explanatory, from left to right you have;
- Page position
- Product Name
- Best Seller Rank
- Estimated Monthly Sales
- Estimated Monthly Revenue
- Number of Reviews
- Review Rating
- Seller (Amz means this is amazon’s listing, FBA means the listing is owned by a private FBA seller)
I’m a big fan of manually looking for potential products…
Even if you do things manually you’ll probably need a chrome extension like this.
Not only will it save you time, but it could also stop you from making a costly mistake.
How Much Does The Chrome Extension Cost?
A lot of people just use Jungle scout for the chrome extension side of things…
When i started out i did the same!
But back then the web app didn’t have all the things it does no!
You have two options with the chrome extension, the full extension or the “lite” version.
The above figures are based the the monthly plan, you can save a little more if you pay for the annual plan.
For the “Pro” version, you will pay $39 per month on its own.
With the Pro version you will have access to more information, the more data we have, the more informed our decisions can be.
With the “Lite” option, you pay $29/mo – Not much of a saving and you lose out on nearly half the features.
REMEMBER… You don’t have to pay this price, use the link below and for a limited time you can save up to 30%
Is The Jungle Scout Chrome Extension Worth It?
For me, the chrome extension was a no-brainer!
I prefer to spend my time on other parts of the business, but we are all different!
If you want to read some testimonial’s from other people that have used both the web app and the chrome extension, you can do so by clicking here.
Now these tools are great, but i think its important for you to learn how to carry out product research manually and that’s what i’m going to teach you in the next section.
How To Find Good Products Manually
The above tools are brilliant but i think as an amazon seller, you should know how to find good, profitable products the old fashioned way. I’ve found some of my best products by digging through amazon manually, so how do i do it?
Ok, i use a few different methods to help me find products. First things first, brainstorming. Grab yourself a pen and paper and start listing down all of the hobbies and interests you can think of;
The list goes on, you can now do the same thing with general human needs, you might list down; back injury, knee pain, dieting and so on.
Brainstorming, is an important skill, the human brain is your best tool and one you can’t download online (well not yet anyway).
So you’ve now got some good ideas down on paper, it’s time to put on your scuba suit and dive into the darkest depths of amazon.
Punch one of your keywords into the amazon search bar, you will see a list of auto suggested terms below, these appear to be some of the most popular related keywords and products.
Within this image you’ll see some numbers written next to each search term.
This is because i use a free chrome extension called keywords everywhere it’s another magical chrome extension and its free, so it works well for me.
I’ll explain what the figures mean, so next to “yoga socks” you’ll see 14,800/mo, this is the estimated number of monthly searches (potential customers putting this search term into the search bar).
Next up is the cost per click £0.62 (no need to pay much attention to this, this relates to google pay per click advertising)
Finally we have the levels of competition – 1, this is an indication of how competitive this search term is (0.01 is the lowest and 1 is the highest).
Please Note: It’s worth mentioning that this tool is mainly used in conjunction with google search, so it might not be 100% accurate, use it at your own risk.
I find it useful as an indication, but i understand at times it can be inaccurate.
So you are starting to delve deeper and deeper into the depths of amazon, it’s not time to come up for air just yet.
For this example let’s say you are interested in selling “Yoga socks”, you click on this search term and you can start looking around at the competition.
At this point, i might click on one of the best listings, then i might look at this particular listings seller store front, this way i can see if they sell any other interesting items.
All of these can go onto my master spreadsheet.
Here is another useful way to find further product ideas, when you are looking at a particular product listing, scroll further down the page and you will see a box;
“Customers who bought this item also bought”
This is another really useful section, start clicking through the products, analyzing the listings and adding to your master spreadsheet as you see fit.
The most important part of analyzing the listing is understanding the “best sellers rank”.
For me, its important that you take a lot of value from this article, so i’m going to explain the best seller rank in the next section.
Understanding the best seller rank
The best seller rank is one of the most important aspects of an amazon listing.
The above product details have been taken from one of the yoga sock listings we were looking at earlier.
You can see here that this particular product has an “Amazon Best Sellers Rank” of: #15,298, this will constantly fluctuate in line with the demand.
The more units this listing sells, the lower the ranking will go.
Jungle Scout also have a free product sales estimator you can use this to estimate the monthly sales, you can see the results for this listing below.
and there you have it, as you can see, this best seller rank in clothing, shoes & jewelry is estimated to 447 sales per month.
At $10.99, that’s $4,912 in revenue.
This was a random product selection, i have no affiliation with this particular product.
I hope this example has helped you understand this important part of the product selection process.
Now you can take off the scuba suit, before we move onto the concluding section let’s have a look at one of my favorite jungle scout alternatives.
Jungle Scout Alternative
Article Update: 11/12/2018
If for whatever reason you are looking for a jungle scout alternative, i can happily recommend helium 10.
Jungle scout vs helium 10 is the ultimate match up between the amazon seller tool heavyweights!
It’s fair to say i now use helium 10 just as much as jungle scout, so i thought it was quite fitting as a jungle scout alternative.
It actually shows you step by step how i use the software within my own amazon fba business.
Don’t get me wrong, i like jungle scout but i also like to try out every tool available to me.
I’ve also written an article to give you a full list of the my favorite free and paid jungle scout alternatives.
Give it a read and let me know what you think, it took me quite a while to test out all of these tools!
I’ve actually written another article comparing jungle scout to viral launch: Read Here
Jungle Scout – The Conclusion
I really hope this article has provided you with some value, after all that’s the aim of eBusiness Boss, we want to help you learn about making money online.
Lets wrap things up!
As you can see above, you can manually carry out product research for yourself.
I recommend that you spend sometime doing this, it will help you understand and navigate through the amazon platform.
With that being said, Jungle Scout’s Web App can dramatically improve the process.
By using these tools, i can usually do three times the work, in half of the time, if you already have some experience selling on amazon you may be ready to use this product.
In my opinion, the chrome extension is a must have, i wouldn’t be without it.
Jungle Scout Discount Coupon
Please remember that you don’t have to pay full price on any of Jungle scouts tools…
If you want to go ahead, use the link below and save yourself as much as 30%…
Don’t believe me? Click the link below and see for yourself…
As this tool gets more popular it might well go up in price, so if you want it, act quickly.
You only have to pay once, then you have it for life, if you are serious about growing your amazon business i’d recommend making the purchase.
I will end by saying that you can do a lot of the above yourself, and you should in part!
For my business, i use a combination of the two. It works for me!
I hope you’ve enjoyed this article, i’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.
PS I’d like to remind you, if you do make a purchase through one of the above links, i may make a small commission. I believe in complete transparency on the internet so i’ll always try to make you aware if this is the case.