How To Use The Jungle Scout Product Database

Vova Even Jan 12, 2023
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A Tutorial & Review with Ed from Jungle Scout About What is Jungle Scout Product Database

Hello, readers! Welcome to another Jungle Scout tutorial. 

If you are a new reader, I am sure you will enjoy reading this article. If you are a regular reader, I appreciate you stopping by my blog. 

My name is Vova Even, and I have been an active Amazon seller since 2016. 

Besides selling, I also provide tips, tricks, and trade secrets via YouTube and Udemy. I aim to support experienced and novice Amazon FBA sellers on their journeys to success. I am on this journey with you.

In this article, we are going to host Ed from Jungle Scout who will take us through Jungle Scout's Product Database and help us determine why it is great for your Amazon businesses.

Do you find that intriguing?

If your answer is yes, then fasten your seatbelt, and let’s head on to our tutorial! 

I also have video tutorials for such tools, and down here you can find my conversation with Ed from Jungle Scout where we discuss their Product Database in detail.

Jungle Scout Pricing Plans & Discounts

Before starting the tutorial, I must highlight that Jungle Scout offers several different plans, and I'm using the most tricked-out one that gives you unlimited access. It’s called the Jungle Scout Professional plan.

Usually, beginners demand a basic plan just for the sake of learning the fundamentals of the tool. 

For such people, Jungle Scout does have a Basic plan; however, that is a bit limited. You can only conduct a couple of searches in this tool. 

I just want to put the pricing plans here in case people decide to use Jungle Scout but are wondering which plan to choose.

The page that compares all the tools and has all the data is here.

I recommend the middle one, the Suite plan which is suitable for complete beginners as well as for established sellers because it gives you unlimited searches. 

The discounts for Jungle Scout are located below for you.

50% OFF discount

Seasonal discounts

Yearly discount

What Is The Jungle Scout Product Database

Tons of Amazon products to choose from, all in one place.

Needless to say, you'll need to do a lot of research before picking a product, and having the freedom to do so is the start anyone will want.

What’s more, the database is parallel to Amazon. You're not searching Amazon itself; you are searching Jungle Scout's database.

Jungle Scout has been building this up since their inception back in 2015. They now have millions of products on all these Amazon marketplaces in the database.

And you can get detailed information about the level of demand for a product, the average selling price, and the level of competition. And more!

Now, it’s time to get to the main part of this article. Let’s bring Ed here and have him review the Jungle Scout Product Database for us and tell us how we can use it.

Over to you, Ed!

How to Use Jungle Scout Product Database

Ed: Thank you so much, Vova! This collaboration will certainly help your readers realize the potential Jungle Scout Product Database can instill in their businesses. Let me get straight to the business.

I hope you will eventually sort out which plan works best for you. Once you figure out and get the Jungle Scout, you can find the Product Database on the left of the screen.

 

There will be a lot of icons; you can explore them all or simply choose Product Database which is represented by a magnifying glass icon. Click on it, and you will see a new screen on the right. 

Now, what will you get here? Let me help you visualize it step by step. 

First, there will be a list of Amazon marketplaces based on several countries. You can choose any specific marketplace whose product database you want to explore. Second, you have a list of categories to help narrow your research. 

If you want a general view of specific products, you can skip this, but I would recommend keeping up your search category-wise. This will keep you on track and save you from wandering aimlessly. 

You will find these two options on the left side. Now let’s explore the right side of the Product Database’s dashboard. 

Also, if you are searching for more Jungle Scout tutorials, check out my playlist on YouTube over here. It has over 70 of them!

On top of it, the tool lets you choose Product Tier which means the dimensions of the products you want to see, i.e., standard, oversize, etc. While oversized products are usually heavier and have unusual dimensions and therefore are expensive, the standard-size products are the most economical to store in a warehouse-like an Amazon warehouse or even a third-party company, and ship to the customers. 

I recommend new sellers stay away from oversized products at the start and focus only on standard ones because these are easy to manage. 

Next, you can choose any seller type from Amazon, FBA, and FBM. My regular readers would know I have comprehensively discussed FBA and FBM previously. 

But I would here explain Amazon as a seller. Selecting this option would lead you to the products officially offered by Amazon. 

As you know, beyond being an e-commerce platform, Amazon as a company also sells products under hundreds of different private label names. 

Sometimes, you might not even realize you’re buying a product sold by Amazon itself because it is not always so clear. I like to select only Amazon here in the Seller Type because I like to see what Amazon thinks is good to sell. Some people think that you cannot compete against Amazon because of all the data they have, but I beg to differ. 

I believe they don’t always do the best job of marketing their products or sometimes the quality is not really promising. That’s why there is always an opportunity for small entrepreneurs to go and make a better product to outsell Amazon. 

FBA and FBM seller types are simple to comprehend: FBA stands for Fulfillment by Amazon; these sellers are those who send their products to Amazon warehouse where the company manages all the logistics and delivery process. Also, if the products are lost and damaged, Amazon is responsible for reimbursing you for that

FBM, on the other side, are sellers who only use Amazon to market their products but manage everything else on their own. 

Below these options, you have multiple filtering choices to further cut down results. Filling out all the details would be a tremendous help. However, if you would like some suggestions, Jungle Scout has them for you. Click on Load Filter Set in the top right corner, and you will see some Jungle Scout presets, for example:

  1. High Demand + Low Competition

  2. High Demand + Bad Marketing

  3. Good Return on Investment

  4. Good Demand + Poor Quality Product

And so on and so forth. But you can fill out all the filters manually as well. I would save my ideas here and bring Vova in to tell how he would use these parameters because he is far more experienced in product research than me. That’s why he is the best person to enlighten us on this subject!

Vova: It's truly an interesting subject to discuss. I believe all you need to do is to play with these parameters. After selling for a few good years on Amazon, I have come to realize that the lower price products are hard to compete with. It is because it takes less money to start with these products and the competition is high. The products with high prices have their own sort of challenges.

They are expensive and hence, get less competition, but it takes more money to start and grow.

I had started my career with Kitchen Scissors and Shears, and we were keeping the price between $10-$15. Honestly speaking, we encountered tough competition but gladly, we did great!

So, that’s what I would recommend our readers do with these parameters: search for products with higher prices (20-25$+) and observe the ongoing competition in the niche.

 

Ed: I couldn’t agree more with Vova. Most sellers generally don’t consider the shipping and storage costs when choosing products, and sellers are caught off guard when they occur.

At Jungle Scout, we also recommend looking for products that are a minimum of $20-$25.

In other parameters, I will leave it up to the sellers’ experience as only they can know what is better for them. It’s really an easy game. You can add a minimum and a maximum number of net revenue, BSR, sales, reviews, rating, weight, sellers, and LQS if you want specific products only, based on the set criteria. 

I find that a complete beginner usually doesn't need to worry about any of that stuff. But I like to focus on the number of sales in the last 30 days because this represents the level of demand.

So, my bare minimum is at least 300 units sold in the last 30 days. That represents about ten sales per day in a month.

I think that's a very reasonable goal for a beginner. Now, if it was a little bit less, like 290 or 270, and I discovered an exciting niche, I might be okay with that. But usually, I want this number to be a little bit higher. So that shows that there is demand for it.

The last thing I wanted to point out here is that the Listing Quality Score is. Here at Jungle Scout, you'll find that we assign scores to many things. So, whenever we get a listing in our database, we give it a score from one to ten, with ten being the best. And we use an algorithm to calculate the score based on the following factors:

  1. Have they used all the bullet points?

  2. Have they used a certain number of characters in the title and the description? 

  3. Have they uploaded a certain number of photos to their listing? 

All these factors give us an idea of whether the listing quality is good or bad. Now, if I put 5 or 6 in my LQS, it will show me products that are not being marketed well enough and therefore, presents me with an opportunity where I can fill these gaps and do better than these. 

That’s the beauty of the Jungle Scout Product Database!

By the way, this section is just a part of our full review and tutorial of Jungle Scout. We’d recommend you to watch it fully. It’s linked here for you.

Let’s move a little down from these parameters. You will see the option to select the date from which the product is available on Amazon. 

The tool also lets you include or exclude specific keywords should you want. Lastly, there is also an option to exclude top brands. 

Once you fill out all these parameters and criteria, simply click the orange search button to get to your results. You will have to be a little patient here because sometimes it takes a little time and sometimes more. After a few minutes, you will see a table generated with all the products in it. 

The products will be the ones you had set the criteria for. These products are arranged in high to low monthly revenue order and show category, monthly revenue, monthly sales, and total price of products. 

My favorite column in this table is the selling price because, in this column, you will also find the fees breakdown and FBA Profit Calculator. You can access both from the clickable orange number below the total price. 

If you click Fees Breakdown, it will show you the FBA Fulfillment fee if the seller is using FBA services. Besides that, it will also reveal the referral fee for the product, which is the fee everyone has to pay for using Amazon’s e-commerce platform. There’s no exception for FBA, FBM, or even Amazon sellers.

Profit Calculator will show you extensive details of the product along with calculating the total profit after you put the product’s cost.

That’s a wrap from my side! Thank you for staying with me for the Jungle Scout Product Database review.

Also, Thank you, Vova, for providing me with the platform to review the tool I love using so much. It is an absolute pleasure to write this for your readers. I am always up for answers if anyone has anything to ask regarding the Product Database.

Also, don’t forget to grab your Jungle Scout discounts below.

50% OFF discount

Seasonal discounts

Yearly discount

For now, bye!

Vova: Thanks to you too Ed for guiding us through the best way to use Jungle Scout Product Database and sharing your experience and insights. It would be a pleasure to host you once again for another fantastic and informative review! 



I hope you all learned something new today. That is what I want to do on my blog here; bring something new every time to help you become better in your business. My blog is at your disposal if you want more such comprehensive articles. You are also welcome to take my Udemy courses which I offer for FREE!


I will see you soon!

Yours,

Vova 😊

Disclosure:  Hi! It's Vova :) Some of the links in this article may be affiliate links. I get a commission if you purchase after clicking on the link, this does not cost you more money, and many times I can even get a nice discount for you. This helps me keep the content free forever. For you. Thank you! :)