Product research is an essential part of being successful as a seller on Amazon. The more time you spend doing it, the better your chances are that you will find a niche with low competition and high margins.
One way to make this task easier for you is by using DS Amazon Quick View extension for Chrome!
How does this extension measure up to the other popular seller tools?
In this blog post, I’ll give you an overview of its features, metrics, the difference between the Free and Paid version, and if it’s worth your time to use!
What Does the DS Amazon Quick View Chrome extension Do?
DS Amazon Quick View is a product research Chrome browser extension with both a free and paid version.
From the name itself, it offers a “quick view” into details of products while on search results pages. This way, you won’t have to open listings one by one, making it convenient for both sellers and buyers to use while browsing!
For each product, it displays the following metrics:
- Best Seller Ranking for Broad Category
- Best Seller Ranking for Product Category
- Remaining stock
- Name of Store and if the product is FBA or FBM
- If a Vendor is selling the product
You can also hover over the main image of a listing to see the Product Information, which includes product dimensions, item weight, country of origin, date first available, and more.
This information would otherwise only be accessible by clicking on the product listings. It is handy when you are looking for something specific, like a certain product dimension for example, and you don’t want to have to open tab after tab to compare the information between the listings.
DS Amazon Quick View is a lightweight and easy-to-use tool for getting a “quick view” of the competition of your current products. Or if you are thinking about entering a new niche, you can easily see how saturated the market is.
Pros and Cons of DS Amazon Quick View
- Save a significant amount of time while browsing
- The most important metrics are available in Free version
- No need to leave Amazon website to use features
- Shows you metrics without the need to open individual listings
- Gives user a way to remove metrics they find unnecessary
- If you would like to do retail arbitrage, you can see competition instantly
- Instantly see if product is sold by Amazon or by a seller
- Instantly see BSR performance of products and sellers for a certain keyword to understand saturation of market
- Search results load slightly slower to load and display the data for each listing
- Free version is only available for Google Chrome users (but Extended version has a Firefox extension as well)
- Less features compared to other e-commerce seller tools and softwares
- Does not provide data for demand, monthly sales, sales trend, and other info that can really determine profitability
- You cannot compare products side-by-side
What are the features of the Extended (Paid) Version?
Many are happy to just use what is available in the Free version, but some are willing to invest to get what they need.
Here’s what the Extended version of DS Amazon Quick View can offer for a one-time fee of $25:
- Available for all Amazon domains
- Provides pricing history of listings
- Includes compatibility with Keepa premium accounts to display an interactive graph of price changes
- Displays when an item does not have a Buy Box
- Displays lowest FBA price
- CamelCamelCamel compatibility
- Has more filters and ways to sort search results, like hiding Prime results, hiding sub-ranking, hiding “Sold by Amazon” results
- Can export data as CSV file
How Do I Use DS Amazon Quick View?
Important Note: Always use the DS Amazon Quick View extension on an Incognito browser window. This is to make sure that the history of your Amazon searches does not influence your search results while doing product research.
- Go to the Chrome Web Store and search for “DS Amazon Quick View”.
- Choose the regular (free) or Extended (paid) version.
- Click on the blue Add to Chrome button then click Add Extension in the prompt that appears.
- On your Chrome toolbar on the upper right of your screen, click on the puzzle piece icon to access your extensions.
- Click on the pin next to the extension to add the extension to your toolbar.
- Click on the puzzle piece icon again, and click on Manage Extensions.
- Click on Details under DS Amazon Quick View. Scroll down and turn on the “Allow in Incognito” switch.
- Click on the icon of the extension in your Chrome toolbar to make sure it is enabled, then you can start using it.
- On the Extended version, click on Purchase License Key to buy access to the extended features.
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Are There Alternatives Out There?
When looking for alternatives to a certain product research tool, first, you have to think about what kind of features and metrics you feel are most important to you in making a decision for your business.
Are you just looking to compare product listings side by side? Do you need serious data to observe a sales trend to determine profitability? Do you need a tool that can take care of things on your behalf?
Each tool has strengths in different areas. Many “alternatives” have features that DS Amazon Quick View doesn’t, but they come with a monthly or annual fee.
The FeatureCompare Browser extension adds a tab on your browser that displays detailed comparison information for however many products you want to compare — all on one page!
You will see the differences in:
- Product dimensions
- Product weight and sizes
- Product material
- Customer ratings
- Shipping information
- Sold By (seller’s store name)
- Available coupons
- Product features, and a lot more.
Having it all viewable on one page saves you time from comparisons across multiple pages and crowding tabs on your browser.
Knowing these tools that potential customers can use will help you understand the information that they will look at when making their purchasing decisions. This way, you can make sure you are filling out all the fields on your product listings to give them as much information as possible.
Since the Extended version of DS Amazon Quick View uses Keepa graphs, they are worth mentioning in case you want to learn more about them!
Keepa has the following features:
- Comprehensive price history graphs
- Alerts user of Price Drop & Availability
- Price history graph displays directly on each Amazon product page
- Compare international Amazon prices
- Available for the following Amazon domains: .com | .co.uk | .de | .co.jp | .fr | .ca | .it | .es | .in | .com.mx | .com.br
- Wish List Import
- View Deals, an overview of recent price drops
- Compatible for Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Edge, Safari browsers
- Has a mobile app for Android and iOS
To see a full comparison table of the differences in features between the Free and Premium Keepa accounts, click here.
AMZScout is a Chrome extension that helps Amazon sellers view information of numerous products on one search results page.
You can view the following with AMZScout:
- Average sales volume
- Net margin
- Average sales rank
- Average price
- Average reviews
- Average monthly revenue
- Best Seller Rank History
- Product Profit Calculator
- Niche score – Evaluates Profit, Demand, Competition
- Charts on product performance over a certain amount of time
You can filter the results, refresh the data at any time, and even download them as a CSV file and do further analysis on your own to see how it compares to your own products or others’. This way, you can identify areas for improvement.
This is one of the most well-known tools for Amazon sellers. They claim to be the industry’s original product research tool, available on both Chrome and Firefox.
You can do the following with JungleScout:
- Average sales volume
- Average Sales Rank
- Average price
- Average Reviews
- Estimated net profits
- Opportunity Score – Based on Demand, Competition, Listing Quality
- History of sales
- Price changes
- Add listings to their product tracker to monitor ideas
- Calculate potential profits and ROI
- View most popular search terms for keyword research
- View ASIN data directly on Amazon website’s search results
- Request reviews from customers
You may also export the data as a CSV file with JungleScout and continue your own independent research.
One may be surprised to find out that this is a product research tool that also incorporates Walmart and Alibaba aside from Amazon.
So if you’d like to view where you can source your products and compare yourself to the competition on another marketplace, this is a good Chrome extension for you!
Helium 10 organizes their extension into 7 different tools:
- Xray – Product research
This allows you to view Total Revenue, Average Revenue, Average BSR, Average Price, and Success Score for a list of products under a given keyword.
- ASIN Grabber
- Profitability Calculator
- Inventory Levels
- Review Insights
- Alibaba Supplier Finder
- Demand Analyzer
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Although very similar to the others, SellerApp’s Chrome extension has a few small differences from their competition which we will get into later.
Like the others, SellerApp allows you to view:
- Average price
- Average sales
- Average sales rank
- Average Reviews
- Opportunity Score
- Product keywords
- Profit Calculator
- Listing Quality
- Product alerts (for things such as pricing, listing quality, BSR, reviews, and more)
- Price and Review trends history
However, SellerApp also allows you to view Regular items from Sponsored items and labels Prime sellers.
One great feature that SellerApp has is that it allows you to choose specific items to include in a comparison tracker, whereas many of the other tools only show a full list of products in search results under a given keyword.
Having a time-saving tool that actually makes a big impact in a business is always useful to install.
Otherwise, sellers may do improper research, because it can be a very tiring process. They may rush the research process or give up altogether, which is a missed opportunity to see how product listings can be improved — or see what kind of new niches can be entered!
There’s no harm in giving DS Amazon Quick View a try! If you try it out, leave a comment and let us know what you think!
Do you want to learn more about the tools that make a difference in the selling experience? Keep reading the Sourcing Monster blog!