Smart Sourcing for Amazon Sellers

by Colleen Quattlebaum

Headquartered in Richmond, VA, eComEngine offers a full suite of web-based tools, designed especially for Amazon merchants. Backed by phenomenal customer service and tech support, we have been providing innovative, cutting edge tools to Amazon sellers since 2007.

One of those tools is MarketScout, which provides competitive intelligence for Amazon merchants. Let's take a look at how it works.

Competitive Advantage

MarketScout does your legwork and helps you stay up to date with your competition, which can be tough on the Amazon platform. You need to diversify what you sell. If you make the wrong call, then you're stuck with merchandise that doesn't sell - not to mention extra storage fees. By using MarketScout, you can easily discover:

  • Product sales rank
  • Category
  • Total sellers
  • Number of FBA sellers
  • Lowest price
  • Unit weight
  • Profit calculations

These reports are created quickly for you and help you make a thoughtful decision before you buy items for your Amazon store. You can look up huge batches of items at a single time without needing to manually research each individual detail.

How It Works

MarketScout is not a subscription-based tool; it has simple, pay-as-you-go pricing. In fact, you get 100 free credits to test it out, and no credit card is required upon sign up! You can easily look up any item on, instead of making your computer mouse run a marathon while you click, click and click away visiting competitors' pages to see if this is an item you should sell.

To use MarketScout you must enter some basic information about you and your store, such as your Seller ID. The tool asks for this in order to provide you with a detailed report.

Get the Information You Need

MarketScout makes it very straightforward to upload a CSV of UPCs, EANs or ASINs, which identify products sold on the Amazon marketplace. Include your cost in the upload file in order to receive accurate profit calculations.

Running a batch will give you information to help you decide if these are products you'd like to add to your store for the next season or quarter. If you have questions about how to access your data, have no worries as our Customer Success team can walk you through how to run the CSV/Excel report step by step.

Q4 is Coming Soon

Remember, the holiday season will soon be here. It’s time to stock your store and plan for a fantastic fourth quarter! If you'd like to give it a try, claim your 100 free ASINs here!

Originally published on October 11, 2017, updated April 30, 2019

This post is accurate as of the date of publication. Some features and information may have changed due to product updates or Amazon policy changes.