Are you an Amazon FBA seller, or do you want to be? If that’s you, I discovered some great apps to help you streamline the selling process, communicate with buyers, and stay organized. These helpful apps can be game changers for your business! After all, the more efficient you are, the more potential you have to earn.
(Curious about other ways you can earn with Amazon? Check out my ultimate guide to Amazon jobs from home.)
Some of these apps are free. Others have a one-time purchase price or a recurring fee. Of course, always remember to do your own research before making a purchase. That way you have the most up-to-date numbers and can plan accordingly.
Also, if you are paying any fees or monthly subscriptions on apps, remember to keep track of the expenses. That way when tax season comes around again, you won’t have to go digging for the information you need.
When you’re ready to level up your Amazon FBA business, check out these top 10 Amazon seller apps.
1. Amazon Seller App
Coming directly from Amazon, this app is essential. It allows you to see the state of your business on an easy to read dashboard. The data from all your sales and offers are right there, so you can access them at any time.
With this app, you can also:
- Take photos for products you are selling
- Create listings for your items
- Change or update your listings
- Check current prices
- Manage your inventory
- View your fees
- Manage your orders
- Communicate with your customers
- Authorize returns and issue refunds
- View payment settings
It’s a powerful app that can handle all aspects of your business, no matter where you are. If you don’t have it downloaded yet, do that soon.
If you need a quick way to check prices or see how many items your competitors have available, this free app works. You can scan the barcode and look for matches.
Then you can use this information to be an informed buyer. It’s a quick and user-friendly place to do some basic research.
3. Profit Bandit by SellerEngine
A subscription-based scanning app, Profit Bandit allows you to scan a barcode and see how much you can make selling that item. For $9.99 a month, you can scan unlimited barcodes with the native scanner that’s built into the app. Then, you can:
- Access accurate postage rates and fees
- Calculate your net profit or ROI
- Analyze a breakdown of the profit calculation
- See any restrictions for that item
- Add the item to a buy list
- Find the weight of the product
- Search prices on third-party systems to ensure you have the best price information available
- Add the item to your customized “Buy List”
If the time is right for you to invest a little of your profits back into your business, this is a solid app to start with. It lets you do important product research, on the go.
As an Amazon seller, you must stay organized. There are pictures to keep track of, inventory to manage, and receipts to file. You need a digital file system that works on your computer and your smartphone.
Evernote can help you create an Amazon business that’s not drowning in paperwork. There’s no need to save an actual receipt when you have a digital copy of it that’s easily accessible.
You can create notebooks for different aspects of your business, such as finance, inventory, goals, and records. The web clipper lets you snag a record of online events, such as messages from buyers. Add tags as you file things away, so you can quickly find them again later.
You need a system to convert all your paper receipts and files into digital ones, and that’s where this app comes in. It easily scans your documents with your phone and turns them into PDF files.
Send those over to Evernote, and you are well on your way to reducing the paper clutter that can take over your selling business.
Did you know that your trips to the post office to ship off your packages can be claimed on your taxes? So are trips to the store where you buy something to sell. The standard IRS mileage rate for 2019 is $0.58/mile. That really adds up if you do much driving! You need to keep track of this information, so you can include it in your taxes each year.
But, recording manually can grow tedious. MileIQ is an easy to use, highly rated mileage tracker. It automatically tracks and records each trip so you don’t’ have to think about it. If you take less than 40 trips a month, you can stick with the free plan. If you drive more than that, you can upgrade to the unlimited plan for $5.99/month.
Do you have a subscription to InventoryLab? If you do, you can download this corresponding app for free. It’ll help you source the best items to sell on Amazon.
The price for InventoryLab is $40/month, paid annually. It comes with other benefits besides this app, and there is a 30-day free trial.
From this app, you can:
- Find the profitability of an item
- View your restrictions so you don’t purchase something you can’t sell
- See the number of offers on that item currently on Amazon
- Check your personal sales history if you have purchased this item before
You can use this information to make sure you found a great buy before making a purchase.
If you don’t nail your pricing strategy, you’re not going to grow a successful Amazon seller business. But, without access to the Amazon pricing database, you’re not going to have the data you need. With the FBAScan app, you can find what you are looking for, even if you aren’t connected to the internet.
There are three plans available, beginning at $9.95/month. Once you have it set up, you can scan any item’s barcode and instantly see pricing information.
9. Adobe Lightroom CC
Your photos matter, so make sure you have great ones with each of your listings. If you want to do this from your phone, you can with Adobe Lightroom CC. It’s a quick way to edit your images and ensure they are high-quality before you share them. Of course, you can also use it on your desktop.
It’s a free app, so install it today and improve your pictures.
10. Super FBA
Discouraged that many amazing tools for Amazon sellers were limited to the desktop, Si Wan Kim decided to take matters into his own hands. As a result, he developed an app to help his fellow Amazon sellers out.
With this app, you can calculate your margins, your monthly ROI, and more. The Pro Version runs $1.99/month and adds many additional features. With the Pro, you can:
- See a chart breakdown with a visual representation of your numbers
- Run smart analysis to determine potential for products
- Easily save and compare products
Did you find any new apps to help make running your Amazon selling business a little easier? I sure hope so! And for even more information on selling things on Amazon for a profit, be sure to check out these posts:
- How to Become an Amazon FBA Seller
- How to Make Money Selling Private Label Products on Amazon
- Amazon Textbook Buyback Program