You want good data. You don’t want to pay a kings ransom for it. We get this out there first because it is the largest distinguishing factor between SmartScout and Stackline. Stackline, a Seattle based analytics company charges $10k a month plus. SmartScout as a tool is a fraction of the price. Stackline targets high end enterprise and based on their latest raise, they have to show high revenue.
SmartScout is bootstrapped and started with the new seller in mind. Our enterprise plans are 10-20% of what Stackline charges. We want to get the data in as many hands as possible. But does that affect the quality of the data? Hardly. Founder of SmartScout, Scott Needham, with a top 20 Engineering School Masters degree has been selling on Amazon for over 10 years and $300m in revenue under his belt.
This is why you’re here. You want to be able to understand what the opportunities are and where you should make your move. We’ve got a full article here on what it takes to get estimates. SmartScout’s approach is to show as much information as possible. We show our work. What do we mean by showing our work? We break down every product, variation and then show how it all adds up. You can click through and see more data in every part of the SmartScout platform. What type of stuff can you see by zooming in? An organized product list with sales rank, average price, average number of FBA sellers, 1p vs 3p breakdown, average product size, review rating and we do this for a category, a seller, a brand, a product and search terms.
We find that we’re often within 80-90% accuracy. We get more accurate every day.
Stackline is also an incredible tool. Unfortunately, it’s a black box. And according to this review on G2, they aren’t always correct. This leaves you wondering what exactly you’re getting by spending $10k+ a month.