Here’s a quick video on how I hire someone to find books at thrift stores. I hired my first book-sourcer in early November. As of today, he has now purchased over 1500 books for me. This has been a great model since I can now spend all my time listing books instead of going out and trying to find them. I’ve been able to save a ton of time.
If you want to know what I pay my book-sourcer and how I set the triggers on the scanner, please download this short guide.
Here’s my latest repricing setting using Repriceit. In short, I match the low FBA offer for my sub-condition or better. If there are no FBA offers, then I price my items 25% than the low merchant fulfilled offer. In order to do this, I set up two templates.
The first template matches the low FBA offer for my sub-condition or better. If there are no competing FBA offers, I set the default price to $395 (more on this later).
Here’s a screenshot:
The second template is based on price. This will grab all of my $395 priced inventory and price those.
In other words, it will be pricing my inventory that did not find any competing FBA offers to match. I price these item to be 25% higher than the lowest MF price for my sub-condition or better.
In conclusion, I’m trying to match the low FBA price. If there are no FBA sellers, I’m pricing 25% higher. This is because FBA items can sell quite a bit higher when there is little FBA competition.
There are a few things to keep in mind:
I have to run template #2 about three hours after template #1. For some reason, Repriceit won’t grab my $395 prices if I price template #2 right after template.
Repricers only see the FBA offers if they are within the top 20 competitive offers. So this won’t be perfect, but it’s been working well for me.
If you try this strategy, make sure you have the min and max price set on your Amazon listings. Otherwise Amazon will deactivate your $395 listings due to pricing error. You can set the min and max price directly on seller central. Also, ScanLister has the min and max price built in so you don’t have to worry about it.
End Note: Repriceit is a perfect complementary software for ScanLister. List your books in bulk and automate the pricing with a repricer. Try ScanLister free for 8 days. There’s a no monthly fee option as well.
It’s been almost 18 months since I first launched ScanLister. It’s been quite a ride and much more popular than anticipated. Much has changed since the first release, so I’m going to discuss the updates, changes, and fixes.
Now Available for Mac and PC
This by far has been the most popular question. “When will ScanLister be available for Mac?”. In November, we released the first Mac version. It works on OS X 10.8 or later. Here’s a screenshot of the software.
List Books, Media, and any other Product on Amazon
The very first version only worked with books. Now you can list any product on Amazon’s website: Books, CDs, DVDs, Toys, etc. You also have the option of seeing product information after every scan. You can see the picture, title, author, publisher, binding, product group, and rank. Here’s a screenshot:
Works with Thermal Label Printers (requires 3rd party add-on)
While I personally prefer printing the 30-up labels on my laser printer (all labels print out in order), many people asked asked about using a Dymo or Zebra printer. Yes, you can use those label printers, with these add-ons.
ListLabelShip.com – $5/month
Barcode Label Printer – $40 one time fee (PC only)
You can watch a video of these programs in action on the bottom of the ScanLister video tutorial page.
Available in other Countries
The Windows version of ScanLister works on Amazon US, UK, Canada, and Germany. The Mac version is currently limited to Amazon US only.
If you decide to purchase or subscribe, you will have access to our private Facebook group.
1 Ask technical questions
2 Discuss work flow strategies
3 Ask customer service questions
4 Discuss sourcing and pricing strategies
5 How to deal with split shipments
6 Should you use the Amazon Label Service
7 Get notified of ScanLister updates
Free Trial and Low Month Fee Option
ScanLister now has an 8-day free trial and low monthly fee option ($15/month) so you can test it out before making a financial commitment. ScanLister is also the only Amazon listing program (that I know of) that offers a buyout price ($197). If you think you will be using this software for a while, you can purchase the entire program for life. No monthly fee. You have also have access to updates as well.
Here are some other updates and fixes
Recent upload tab
Built in minimum and maximum Price to prevent Amazon from deactivating listings
Export cost of goods sold, supplier, and date purchased to 3rd party accounting programs
Linked condition with condition notes for faster listing
Removed kindle editions and eGuides from showing up on ScanLister
Option to choose the correct title when Amazon has more than one listing for the same ISBN
International and expedited shipping options for merchant fulfilled sellers
No need to select ISBN, UPC, or ASIN from the dropdown menu. ScanLister automatically finds the correct item