The Product Database has a lot of options to help you drill down into Amazon's catalog and find your next potential product quickly. Since there are so many filters available it's important to know what each means and how they work.
This will be the Amazon Store or Marketplace you wish to search in. By default, the US marketplace will be selected, but you can switch to the other marketplaces using the pulldown arrow next to the country flag. Select the country of choice and your search results will be specific to that marketplace only.
These represent all parent categories in the Amazon catalog. By checking the box to the left of each parent category this will include only products from those categories in your search results and exclude products from unchecked categories.
You can choose to search just one category or multiple categories at a time, there are no limitations to the number of categories you can include.
3. Product Tier and Seller:
On the top right side of the page, you will see 'Product Tier' and 'Seller'. These are optional filters that can help you further narrow your search.
Product Tier represents the size of the product based on information from Amazon's catalog. Product Tiers are important because they determine how much you will pay in FBA Fees and how much you can store at Amazon's warehouse.
Check out this article on our blog for more information and a great chart that shows FBA Fees for each Product Tiers: 📖 Amazon FBA Fees
Seller represents who is selling the product and how the orders are being fulfilled:
- FBA: Fulfilment By Amazon → The owner of the buy box is a Third Party Seller and is using Fulfillment By Amazon to fulfill their orders.
- FBM: Fulfillment By Merchant → The owner of the buy box is a Third Party Seller and is in control of the entire process after a customer places an order, including shipping and handling.
- Amazon → Amazon is the seller and fulfiller of this product.
This is the most important part of the search! You have the option to customize as many filters as you would like. It is helpful to start with broader search criteria and narrow it down as you look through the list of products.
Don't forget, you can also save your search criteria for next time so you don't have to fill it again. Make sure you read the next article for more information on this:
Here's an overview of the filters you can choose from:
- Price → Decide the minimum and maximum list prices of items you want to see in your search results.
- Net → This filter allows you to enter the minimum and maximum price of products after the FBA fees have been deducted. The FBA fees for each product will be noted in the NET column of the Database results, below the NET price:
- Rank → Choose the minimum and maximum Best Seller Rank (BSR) of the products in your search results.
- Est. Sales → Choose the minimum and maximum monthly estimated units sold (based on rank) for the results of your search. If you want to know more about how we estimate sales, you can learn all about AccuSales™ here.
- Est. Revenue → This filter allows you to enter the minimum and maximum revenue for a product, after the FBA fees have been deducted.
- Number of Reviews → The minimum and maximum number of reviews on the products' listings.
- Rating → Want to limit the results in your search to three stars or less? This filter will do that for you. Just enter the minimum and maximum number of stars you want your resultant products to have in the Rating filter.
- Weight → How much do you want your prospective product to weigh? Enter the minimum and maximum weight, in pounds, into this filter.
- No. Sellers → This filter lets you dictate how many sellers you want on a product's listing. Again, this is a minimum/maximum filter.
- Listing Quality → We’ve developed an in-house algorithm to determine the quality of a listing, and this filter can help you find products that have listings that can be optimized. In general, listings that score under 2 or 3 will be of very poor quality, while a listing with a score over 7 or 8 have very good listings. Enter the minimum and maximum Listing Quality Score (LQS) you want for your results into this filter.
Entering Keywords to either include or exclude on your search can help you either target specific products or weed out products that you don't want cluttering up your search results. You can enter multiple words in either field using a space or comma to separate them.
For example, if your search results come up with a lot of brand name products try entering the brand name in the 'Exclude Keyword' field to remove those from view.
Finally, choose the number of products you want to see per page and click the orange 'Search' button to get your results:
6. Excluding Top Brands & Unavailable Products
The last options you'll see are the Exclude Top Brands and Exclude Unavailable Products boxes. Check these to prevent top brands and/or unavailable products from being displayed among your results.
💡 Finally, please note that you will have to extract your data one page at a time if the Database returns more than 200 products. Also, the Database is currently limited to displaying 5,000 products, even if it was able to generate more than 5,000 results with the filters you used.