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September 7, 2021
What's up with subcategories
A bird’s eye view. A complete picture. All your hopes and dreams. These are just some of the things that SmartScout tries to provide to Amazon sellers. The last one is the hardest, but we think we’re doing a pretty good job with the first two. Nothing presents that complete picture quite as well as the Subcategories tool.
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September 3, 2021
Who's ready to head south for the winter?
We’re happy to announce that we’ve added the final piece of the Amazon North American trifecta: Amazon Mexico data is now on SmartScout!
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September 1, 2021
Traffic Graph Update
With our recent update to Traffic Graph, we wanted to take some time to highlight how you can use it to improve your business.After hearing concerns that Traffic Graph wasn't consistently returning enough results, we revamped it to pull in far more data. Now, every search will reveal far more connections and clusters of products.
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August 19, 2021
Sourcing with the Seller Tool
We often highlight the seller tool for being able to show you sellers in your area, or showing agencies how to find new clients. There is a higher level use for the tool, but it can take some practice to perfect; it’s a way to use your competitors for sourcing.
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August 13, 2021
When in Rome... Wait, we're in Rome?
Well, Italy, technically.That’s right, we’re heading on to greener pastas. (Who writes these things? Oh right, it’s a me!)Sorry, I just really need some Italian food. I’ll be right back.
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August 13, 2021
Oh, Canada
July 1st might be the real Canada Day, but for SmartScout it was last week when we finally opened up our tool to the Canadian marketplace!‍Canada has slowly been invading America for years, mostly through their popular exports of food (maple syrup, Canadian bacon), actors (Jim Carrey, Ryan Reynolds), and singers (Celine Dion, Michael Buble). If only they could figure out how to pass along some of their excessive politeness, eh?
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July 8, 2021
Business Intelligence Software throughout the Amazon Marketing Pyramid - Seller Rocket
There are 2.5 million sellers on Amazon, according to Seller App. To stay ahead of the curve, it’s important to learn more about the range of BI services and where to use them throughout the Amazon marketing pyramid.
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July 7, 2021
How to save when receiving payments from multiple Amazon marketplaces
You’ve gone through the grueling process of finding the right Amazon products to sell. All your research has paid off and your Amazon business is booming. Now your eye is on the next prize: selling globally on Amazon’s international marketplaces.
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June 22, 2021
Amazon Growth Agency Becomes Adept with SmartScout
Over the past few months, Buy Boxer Services (BBS) has added SmartScout to our tech stack to assist us in growing our clients’ businesses by 40% month over month.
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June 10, 2021
Amazon Repricer Facts that Sellers Should Know About in 2021
For resellers competing on the Amazon marketplace, constant adjustment of product price is a regular occurrence.
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June 2, 2021
4 Strategies to Sell More on Amazon Without Lowering Your Prices
How do you communicate that your product is higher quality than the competition to avoid sacrificing all your profit?
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May 31, 2021
Amazon Listing Optimization in 2021
Amazon is working mainly as a search engine, meaning people with buying intent are looking for specific things by what they type.
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April 28, 2021
How do the top 10 Amazon Sellers operate?
Sometimes, it's helpful to look at what the best in the business are doing before you decide what course of action is best for you.
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April 22, 2021
LEVERAGING BRANDING TO INCREASE TRAFFIC, CONVERSIONS, AND GET MORE SALES ON AMAZON
The Amazon marketplace has changed a lot over the past years and the predictions are it’s going to evolve even faster into the future.
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March 19, 2021
WHAT 3rd PARTY LOGISTICS CAN OFFER AMAZON SELLERS
What is third-party logistics (3PL), and what can it offer you as an Amazon seller or wholesaler? For multiple reasons, these companies have played a more prominent and more significant role in the Amazon world for some time now. Let’s take a look at what they are and how they can help you take your business to the next level!
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March 13, 2021
BOOST YOUR AMAZON BUSINESS WITH VIDEO CONTENT
While video was once a costly production, the more mainstream it has become, the more accessible it is to the small & large brands and any size in between. Video content is a great way to build a relationship with your audience and make people feel connected to a sense of brand community. This connection can be an effective means to sales, but also brand loyalty. If you’re an Amazon seller, video content is key to your business’s growth, and you can quickly master delivery in a few simple options.‍
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March 6, 2021
HOW BUNDLING CAN UNLOCK YOUR SUCCESS ON AMAZON
Bundling on Amazon is a secret weapon to effectively scaling a wholesale business so long as it's done thoughtfully and with proper research and tools.‍Wholesaling on Amazon can be competitive as sellers commonly find the same products to sell and compete for the buy box. Wholesale sellers go to extreme lengths to avoid competing directly with Amazon-branded products; it’s a known fact that competing with Amazon is not sustainable or practical.
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March 2, 2021
PRIVATE LABEL VS. WHOLESALE: WHICH IS RIGHT FOR YOU?
The choice to sell wholesale vs. private label comes down to your current investment options, resources available, and of course, your goals. Wholesaling can be a great way to get started, while Private Label offers the ability to create and scale your very own brand. More recently, there has been a considerable boost in the wholesale world with the push of a wholesale course offered and sponsored by some of the biggest names in the Amazon space. We thought it would be an excellent opportunity to break down some of the pros and cons of wholesale vs. private label selling methods on Amazon.
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February 13, 2021
THE ULTIMATE SMARTSCOUT RESOURCE GUIDE
Understanding the benefits of useful software in researching data and saving you time are your secret weapons to finding substantial margins and scaling your business. Is there any point in spending time and money on tools that aren’t effective and don’t provide results? No! Your time and your money are hard-earned! SmartScout may be newer to the product and brand finding scene, but if you know our roots, you know that our experience is embedded in the foundation of Amazon software. ‍
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February 6, 2021
THE TOP INSIGHTS TO AMAZON REPRICING TOOLS 
Wholesaling on Amazon is an entirely viable business model, but not being on top of your business and your pricing can mean you miss out on potential margins. Repricing is a necessity for most in the wholesale world. It’s a large factor in determining which sellers dominate the marketplace amongst fierce competition.
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January 29, 2021
THE ULTIMATE BREAKDOWN TO AMAZON API’S
As the Amazon space continues to grow and evolve, so do the various API offers for the platform. We wanted to put together a resource guide that can help other developers in the Amazon API space. Below we’ve compiled a breakdown of what is currently available along with a short comparative analysis of their benefits and shortcomings.
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January 23, 2021
BEST GUIDE TO WHOLESALING ON AMAZON IN 2021
If you're just getting started in eCommerce, you may be looking through the barrage of online sales channels and wondering where you should begin. Well, we think Wholesaling on Amazon could be for you!
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January 10, 2021
5 TRENDS TO LOOK OUT FOR IN AMAZON & ECOMMERCE IN 2021
The dawn of a new era, perhaps a bit over the top of a statement, but if you're an Amazon seller in 2021 or if you're in eCommerce in any fashion, you likely experienced a skyrocketing digital revelation that brought about record numbers alongside new and unpredictable challenges.These are not downward trends, and since we've entered the new year with new gusto, we wanted to provide some trending insight into some of our E-commerce forecasts for 2021 and beyond.
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January 3, 2021
FIND THE BEST BRANDS WITH THIS LEADING AMAZON FBA SOFTWARE
Along with massive change and exponential growth across Amazon small businesses, we saw the Amazon consulting scene expand to include new startups offering a range of services for all sizes of Amazon businesses. Whether you're wholesaling in Amazon, building a private label brand, or reaping the benefits of retail arbitrage, the services offered to support your business venture have drastically changed over the last five years, but more specifically in the last year alone.
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December 24, 2020
7 STRATEGIES TO FIND SUCCESS SELLING ON AMAZON FBA
Ecommerce boomed during this global pandemic, more so than any other year in history. Amazon's stock has increased by 60% in 2020. The trajectory is upwards from these staggering numbers, so it's safe to say if you're contemplating Amazon, now is the time. That's why we have crafted 7 strategies to help you find a successful online business on Amazon. It's possible to start an e-comm business even in times of global uncertainty.
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December 17, 2020
THE BEST KEPT SECRET OF SELLING ON AMAZON IN 2021
With big names out there representing the Amazon Private Label spotlight, other Amazon avenues can sometimes feel like they are left on the sidelines. Surprisingly to many, wholesale provides a unique opportunity to Amazon fba sellers. One could argue that wholesaling is the best-kept secret of Amazon going into 2021. With that said, like any eCommerce business, it isn't without its challenges. We thought we'd help break down what Wholesaling means for Amazon small business, along with its benefits and, of course, shortcomings.
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December 9, 2020
AMAZON FBA, WHERE ARE WE HEADED IN 2021? THE FUTURE IS BRIGHT!
To say 2020 was a global whirlwind is an understatement. For Amazon sellers, the highs, the lows, the changing face of the Amazon trajectory had us all jumping for joy, and in some cases bringing us to our knees. We made it through the best and the worst year on so many levels, and it's fair to say that the estimated 2.5 million people selling on the platform are looking forward to a breath of fresh air in 2021.
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