When you sell on Amazon, you’ll constantly hear people saying that “you need Keepa”.
In the past, I’ve recommended Keepa for retail arbitrage sellers.
That being said, I no longer use or even recommend Keepa in the game of retail arbitrage.
Why? Because it is no longer necessary.
Unlike the internet gurus and online charlatans whose goal is to maximize the profit they can extract from each of their viewers, my business model is different.
The name of the game is this:
Tell the truth, be the real deal, get real results in real life and show how it’s done.
There is no questioning whether my methods work or do not.
You can see the proof for yourself.
Internet bullshitters and mental masturbators like to come up with all sorts of reasons why what I do does not work or cannot be accomplished.
The fact of the matter is that it can be done and I have done it myself.
If you cannot believe that I can make the amount of money that I make selling on Amazon, it is because you have a piss poor mindset and a bum mentality.
You have limiting beliefs that hold you back from accomplishing anything more in your life than living as a mere wage slave and making other people rich.
Now let’s return to the subject of Keepa.
While I could continue to promote Keepa for retail arbitrage sellers and earn more affiliate commissions by doing so, that would make me like the internet gurus who couldn’t give a fuck about their audience and only care about maximizing profits into their bank accounts.
In my world, helping others comes first and profits come second.
In the past I used Keepa for Buy Box Statistics so I could see what percentage of the time Amazon was in stock and if I should avoid certain products because Amazon does not share the buy box.
That being said, I recently discovered that SellerAmp ripped off this entire feature from Keepa and added it to their application as a widget called Buy Box Analysis.
If you do not see it, you can enable it by going into your settings and turning it on.
If you’ve had SellerAmp for a while like I have, you might not see it and will have to manually turn it on.
This effectively kills the need to have two subscriptions and makes SellerAmp the ultimate all-in-one tool for retail arbitrage sellers, in conjunction with the free Amazon Seller App.
This leads me to another point I want to discuss is how a majority of the people in the “Amazon community”, which I do not consider myself to be a part of, seem to live in a echo chamber and are highly brainwashed by the gurus who make content.
They are like talking parrots, regurgitating the same few lines, such as “make sure you check the new offer count”, “check the number of reviews on variations to see if it sells”, “check Keepa” and “get some VAs and do online arbitrage”.
I like to think for myself and come up with my own rules.
I do none of the following, yet have sold over $500K in sales via the retail arbitrage model.
I’m not telling you to follow in my footsteps, I’m just telling you what I have done.
And what I have found is that much of these ideas are mental masturbation encouraged by the gurus so that they have less competition on many of the most profitable listings.
I have seen other sellers walk away from products I sell every single day because “there were not enough reviews on this variation” or because “Amazon didn’t share the buy box over 75% of the time” and “the new offer count is too high”.
Much of this is overthinking and is hardly necessary for retail arbitrage where you are dealing with smaller quantities and much lower risk.
I don’t check review counts on variations.
I don’t shy away from selling items where the new offer count is rising.
I consistently sell products where Amazon has the buy box 99% of the time.
All I do is read the charts and trust in the data.
If you are in wholesale, you could probably benefit immensely from the wide range of information that Keepa provides.
That being said, most people who use Keepa don’t even need it and could probably just use SellerAmp.
I’m not saying Keepa is trash and I’ll never use it again.
I just don’t use it now and probably won’t for a while.
Like I’ve written about in the past, I always do the opposite of the brainwashed masses even when that brings me criticism.
That’s because I like to think for myself and do what other people say cannot be done.