Jungle Scout was launched in 2015 with the goal of helping Amazon sellers find profitable products to sell while taking the guesswork out. In it’s first two years, Jungle Scout gained over 100,000 monthly users that span across the world. They offer free resources, a paid web app, and a paid Google Chrome Extension, all of which enable Amazon sellers to be more profitable and successful.
“Jungle Scout is for anyone with the entrepreneurial ambition to start and grow a business.” In a few short months, I was able to go from $0 in sales to over $23,000 because of the Jungle Scout products that I used. My goal is that by the end of this Jungle Scout review, you will be able to decide if the program is right for you.
Jungle Scout FAQs
What is Jungle Scout?
Jungle Scout is a tool used for product research, particularly on Amazon. Both newbies and established sellers on Amazon use this tool to determine which profitable products to sell on the site. Thus, ensuring a steady flow of income in one’s e-commerce business.
How does Jungle Scout work?
As mentioned earlier, Jungle Scout is a product research tool that enables the user to determine which items are worth selling on Amazon. It is capable of tracking a product’s daily and monthly sales, customer reviews, and ratings which further helps the user to identify which ones are performing well in the market. The exciting part is, it also allows the user to monitor your competitors’ product listings, daily sales, and fluctuations.
There are two ways to enjoy the benefits of Jungle Scout: the Web App and the Chrome Extension. You will learn more about these two in the coming sections.
What is Jungle Scout Chrome extension?
The Jungle Scout Chrome extension is what you download to your browser to be able to use the tool and benefit from its features. For one, it allows you to search for products a lot faster. It also provides different metrics that you can use to determine how competitive a product is in the market. These metrics include sales estimates, average price, average rating, and a lot more. You will learn more about this later in the review.
The extension works similarly to that of the Unicorn Smasher which is also a popular Jungle Scout alternative. However, Jungle Scout boasts of different features that are not found in the latter and other product research tools.
How to use Jungle Scout?
Before you start, make sure that you already have a specific product line in mind along with a set of criteria that every particular product you come across should meet.
Then, you can start using the Chrome extension. Run it on your browser and start your research based on the product line of your choice. After doing so, you will then be provided with all the sales data for the products that come up in your search. This data will give you an overview of the overall performance of the products in your chosen line including their review counts, estimated sales, and price.
In the Web App, you can start refining your search based on the different criteria you have in mind. This can be by a specific price range, country, product weight, minimum monthly sales, and so on. Established FBA sellers will find this most useful because the filtering capability is a great advantage for their FBA business.
The Web App also makes it possible to find a new product niche, some product ideas while tracking products in your chosen line.
Whether you use Jungle Scout’s free resources or monthly services, they have a tool that you can benefit from if you are currently, or looking to become, an Amazon seller since you can quickly see competition level and monthly sales. Later in this article, I will share how Jungle Scout has enabled me to become successful with fulfillment by Amazon, or “FBA.”
I only have experience with Amazon FBA and have never used the merchant fulfilled option. The information below is still useful for those who do not want to sell on Amazon FBA, but I highly recommend FBA.
Jungle Scout Free Resources
I’ve seen many people ask if there is a Jungle Scout free trial; there is not. While there is no Jungle Scout free trial, they do offer a 14-day money back guarantee on paid subscriptions and provide a generous list of free resources. The free resources include:
- The Jungle Scout Sales Estimator *
- The Genius Series *
- Million Dollar Case Study *
- The Listing Grader
- Collaborative Product Launch *
Note, while I do pay for a Jungle Scout subscription, I starred (*) the free resources that I found helpful when I was starting out.
For free, you can instantly see a very accurate estimate of monthly sales for an Amazon product – just enter its sales rank which can be found on the actual listing.
The Jungle Scout Webinars are great because they answer the questions that all of us Amazon sellers have as we are on this journey. It is helpful to hear another professional talk through similar situations or answer related questions.
The Genius Series
Naturally, there will be challenges to overcome as an Amazon seller, but Jungle Scout has created helpful content for these challenges that users have asked for help on.
Million Dollar Case Study
Follow every detail from Jungle Scout’s product launch, Jungle Stix. The companies goal is to reach $1,000,000 and to show every step along the way. This was very motivating for me when I first started.
The Listing Grader
This free tool uses a Jungle Scout algorithm to evaluate your Amazon listing and offers ways the listing can be improved/optimized.
Collaborative Product Launch
Offers more in-depth detail about the Jungle Stix product. By the way, all the proceeds from the Jungle Stix product are being donated to “Doctors Without Borders.”
Paid Jungle Scout Products
For additional information about the products visit the Help Desk.
The Jungle Scout Web App offers three different packages: Start Up, Standard, and Business. Three of the most notable features of the Web App includes the Product Database, Product Tracker, and Niche Hunter. Learn more about them below.
Jungle Scout Web App, Start-Up (All the basic features at the lowest price)
- Product Database
- Product Tracker
- Monitor Your Competitors
- Historical Sales and Rank Data
- International Marketplaces
- Time-Saving Filters
- Up to 1 User
- Tracks 40 Products
- $29/month or $39/month if billed monthly
*this is the package that I use
Includes everything from the “Start Up” but adds:
- Niche Hunter
- Up to 2 Users
- Tracks 80 Products
- $49/month or $69/month if billed monthly
Includes everything from “Start-Up” and “Standard” but adds:
- Up to 5 Users
- Tracks 150 Products
- $69/month or $99/month if billed monthly
In the screenshot above, you can see all the different search credentials for the Jungle Scout Web App. I will do another write up on how to find the perfect Amazon product to sell, but since this is a Jungle Scout review, I do not want to get off topic. The web app is very well laid out, design-wise, and I have not experienced any technical issues in the past six months. The amount of search options is great, as you can narrow down your product search immensely.
Once you have found a potential product to sell, you can track it in your “Tracked Products” section. In the screenshot above you will see three sample products that give you an idea of what information is shown. Below I have used a real-life example of a product that I almost sold six months ago.
The product is a “scratch-off world map” that sells for about $33. This particular product has an average rank of 746, sells 83 units a day and earns about $2,700 a day in revenue. That equates to $81,000 a month in revenue from one product! Note, I do not suggest selling this product as it is now very competitive, when I looked into selling it there was almost no competition…yes, I regret not selling it now!
But back to that screenshot. Below the product is a graph that shows estimated sales and inventory levels which is helpful when trying to figure out your competition. To the right is even more information that indicates the listing quality, weight, dimensions, reviews, etc. This information will help you determine if you should enter a product niche or not.
I have proven that this information is accurate, see more in the “Accuracy” section of this review.
Jungle Scout Niche Hunter
As you can see, Niche Hunter is only included in the “Standard” and “Business” options, so what is it? Niche Hunter helps Amazon sellers find profitable niches within a set of categories. Niche Hunter looks at the top 10 listings for that niche to ensure that the niche is profitable. Occasionally one or two listings in a niche make the niche look profitable, but there may be other reasons for the success.
Niche Hunter makes sure no anomalies are causing the niche to seem more profitable than it really is. Plus Niche Hunter will also show you the Google Trends if the information is available. Do I think this product is necessary? No, but it can save you time. I do my due diligence by looking at the top 10 products myself by using the other Jungle Scout tools, but if you can afford the extra $20 a month then go for it.
Jungle Scout Chrome Extension offers two different packages: Lite and Pro
These extensions have different features. The Lite version, in particular, is packed with all the essential tools for newbies while the Jungle Scout Pro is equipped with features that every power seller needs. Check them out below.
Jungle Scout Chrome Extension, Lite (Everything you need to start selling)
- Monthly Sales & Revenue
- Industry Leading Accuracy
- Rating & Review Tracking
- Category & Seller Ranking
- Ongoing Support & Updates
- $97/One-time fee
*this is the package that I use
Jungle Scout Chrome Extension, Pro (More power for profitable sellers)
Includes everything from the “Lite” but adds:
- Web App Advanced Integration
- Sales Item Profit Calculator
- Dimension & Weight of Items
- FBA Fee Estimator
- Opportunity Score
- $197/One-time fee
Jungle Scout Chrome Extension: Which Jungle Scout Extension Is Better?
I think Jungle Scout Lite is all that you need, especially if you are using the Jungle Scout web app in conjunction! Amazon offers free services, such as the Amazon fee calculator that can be used to determine your FBA fees. If you are using the Jungle Scout web app, then you can see the dimension and weight of items already, and if you take the time to look over the competitors’ listings, you can establish your opportunity score.
In the screenshot above you can see that I used the scratch off map product again. Once you have found a product that might be worth selling, run the Chrome extension. The extension shows your average monthly sales, sales rank, price, reviews, sales, revenue, etc. At a glance, you can quickly see a list of top competitors for the product which will help you determine the demand and competition.
Keep in mind, use the “x” to remove any products that do not match what you are looking for, as these can skew your results.
Jungle Scout Review Breakdown
Ease of Use
All Jungle Scout products are easy to use and headache free. I have not had a single issue using either the web app or Chrome extension. All toggles, input boxes, and functions work as expected and are intuitive. All the content is laid out well and allows for the Amazon seller to quickly see an opportunity. Less time spent trying to find a profitable product means more time on actually selling the product, earning money.
Jungle Scout Accuracy
Since I have been selling products through Amazon FBA for the past six months, I was able to compare my products with the results that the Jungle Scout shows. Their findings were very accurate! Each time, their revenue approximation was only a few hundred dollars off, and sales quantity was only a few products off.
I was very impressed with my findings, and this gave me increased confidence that Jungle Scout is the right product for the job. If you are worried that the estimates Jungle Scout are inaccurate, do not be. I had reservations at first, but they were quickly erased when I saw my results.
Again, Jungle Scout gets full points for this category! Several times I emailed customer service for help concerning selling on Amazon in general, not for help with their own products. Each time my questions were answered quickly and with the information that I needed. Shout out to Maria G. who was my customer service helper. She was phenomenal! Customer support was there to help me, so I am confident they will be there to help you if you ever need it (24/7 customer support).
Final Review of Jungle Scout
My Personal Experience With Jungle Scout and Amazon FBA
Before August 20th, 2017, I had never sold a single product on Amazon. After learning about the huge potential for using Amazon Fulfillment (FBA), I decided to do additional research. I quickly found the Jungle Scout products and opted to purchase both the Jungle Scout Chrome Extension and Jungle Scout Web App. After using JS to find my first product, I was greeted with relatively fast success. While there are other Amazon sellers with larger sales, I want to encourage that you can become successful with Amazon FBA, I did.
Learn how to sell on Amazon now that you have a good understanding of Jungle Scout and its importance to your success.
In my first four months, I sold over $17,000 in products, see screenshot above. In January 2018 alone, I sold over $5,300. With only a few hours a week of work, I have been able to add a revenue stream that is consistent. I hope to write more about how I went from $0 to over $23,000 in a few short months, so leave a comment below if I should go into more detail about “How To Sell On Amazon.” I genuinely believe that Jungle Scout played a huge role in my success. Their programs enabled me to pick products that set me up for Amazon FBA success.
The Jungle Scout company also offers other products to help Amazon sellers such as:
I plan to discuss more these programs later. I truly hope that this Jungle Scout Review was not only helpful but inspired you to start your own Amazon FBA business. Need help? Shoot me an email at [email protected]