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Popular Amazon Scanning Apps

Use scanning apps while you’re sourcing products to sell on Amazon and eBay to save you time and money. Flippers, or sellers who buy new and used goods to resell at a higher price online, often need some kind of app to tell them if a product is worthwhile. The alternative is spending precious minutes manually looking up each item.

Many seasoned flippers and resellers who stick to a niche won’t need an app since they can rely on their knowledge and expertise to know if an item is worth selling online. But those new to the practice have a lot of trouble identifying opportunities. Use these popular scanning apps to scan the UPC or barcode of an item to give you the details of the sale.

Save yourself time from having to look up items individually on your smartphone and maximize what limited time you have in a day to source, list, and then pack and ship.

We’ll list the most popular scanning apps here so you can review them before making a decision. If you’re looking for more Amazon tools, services, and integrations, check out our comprehensive list!

Don’t forget about the official Amazon Seller App on Android and the Amazon Seller App on Apple.

FBAScan by ASellerTool

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A Seller Tool has a current promotion that allows you to pay a one-time fee to purchase the database and live search service for a flat fee. Pricing is usually based on a monthly subscription model.

The Lite plan includes the internet search, listing, and online arbitrage tool and starts at $9.95 per month, with small discounts if you pay 6 months or 1 year.

Some features for this scanning app are:

  • Available on Android and Apple
  • Locally stored database so you don’t need an internet connection
  • Switch between local database and live search mode
  • Includes other services like Amazon TurboLister, Amazon Arbitrage FBASwap, and PDA Sourcing
    • Can purchase ready-to-use PDA sourcing software

Profit Bandit by SellerEngine

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Profit Bandit is a popular scanning app used by many Amazon sellers. There’s one flat fee of $9.99 per month.

Features of this app include:

  • Unlimited scanning
  • Available on Android and Apple
  • Live lookup
  • Search CamelCamelCamel, eBay, and Keepa
  • Calculates profit based on 15 factors that include weight, fees, and COGS
  • Restricted item alerts
  • Sales rank
  • Profit calculator
  • Buy box information
  • Fast scanning (5 seconds)
  • Alerts you to Amazon’s offers (if you’ll be competing against Amazon)

ScanPower

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ScanPower has a free 30-day trial that gives you access to all of their features. Their Mini plan starts at $24 per month, but you’ll probably need their Plus plan that is $69 per month in order to get the most out of the app. Mobile features are limited on the Mini plan. For the different subscriptions, you’ll have access to other services as well.

Features (of the Mini plan) include:

  • Available on Android and Apple
  • Mobile gives you live pricing data
  • Evaluate gives you the net payout (limited uses based on subscription)
  • Scout lets you see saved information on the web
  • Other features include ScanPower List, BoxT, and Report

Scoutify by InventoryLab

Scoutify

Scoutify has a free 30-day trial for new users. The regular subscription rate is $49 per month or $480 per year. You’ll have access to both Stratify and Scoutify, and there’s no a la carte option.

Features of Scoutify include:

  • Use built-in scanner on phone or attached bluetooth scanner
  • Enter cost of goods to see potential profit
  • Integrated tools: Amazon listing, Amazon Prime, CamelCamelCamel, BookScouter, Keepa, eBay, Google, and Amazon restrictions
  • View product details that include: rank, category, offers, buy box, restrictions, and more
  • Install on unlimited devices

ScoutIQ (Books Only)

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ScoutIQ has a free 14-day trial if you want to give the service a try. This scanning app is only for books, so sellers looking for other products will have to use a different app.

Features of this scanning app include:

  • eScore looks at how often a book has sold within the past 6 months
  • Downloadable database
  • Displays trade-in value
  • Smart triggers to accept or reject decisions based on your pricing
  • Scan tracker to see how many books you’ve scanned and accepted from each source
  • Profit-based approach

Other scanning apps that you may want to check out:

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