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» Can I try Profit Bandit for free?
1. Clear the saved data in the Profit Bandit App.
As stated in the app description, after purchasing it, you are free to try out the app risk-free. If, after a week, you really don’t like it for whatever reason contact us and we will offer a full refund. But, at least, tell us why you didn’t like it so we can improve the app.
» How much does Profit Bandit cost?
» Why are some FBA offers highlighted in brown?
» How do I authorize Profit Bandit for Android to use Amazon MWS?
When you first open the new version of Profit Bandit, you’ll receive a receive a notification that will prompt you to log in and authorize Profit Bandit and SellerEngine to use your MWS account for product lookups. It’s just a few easy steps! Refer to this PDF if you need further assistance. Note: If you already have a SellerID entered in Profit Bandit’s Settings please clear it. This will allow you to receive the notification.
» How do I authorize Profit Bandit Version for iOS to use Amazon MWS?
When you first open the new version of Profit Bandit, you’ll receive a receive a notification that will prompt you to log in and authorize Profit Bandit and SellerEngine to use your MWS account for product lookups. It’s just a few easy steps! Refer to this PDF if you need further assistance.
» Can I get a free Pro Merchant account?
Pro Merchant accounts are $39.95/month. We strongly recommend that you become a Pro Merchant both to continue using Profit Bandit and to grow your business. However, by using this link, you may be able to get your first month as a Pro Merchant for free.
» How do I get the MWS authorization pop-up to show?
To get the MWS authorization pop-up to show make sure the SellerID field is blank in Settings, then scan anything or search for anything. It should pop up the MWS authorization box.
» Is there any way I can use Profit Bandit if I don't have a Pro Merchant account?
If you have a friend who is willing to share his or her Pro Merchant account with you, then you can use Profit Bandit. In fact, the same Pro Merchant account can work with more than instance of Profit Bandit. For example, if you authorize Profit Bandit on your phone with your Pro Merchant account, a friend with Profit Bandit (but no Pro Merchant account) can use your account and you can both use Profit Bandit!
» Can I transfer my Ipad Profit Bandit app to my Android phone?
Since Apple and Android are two separate companies, the software cannot be transferred. You can request a refund through Apple Via these steps: http://www.knowyourmobile.com/features/408977/how_to_get_a_refund_from_the_itunes_app_store.html
» Will Profit Bandit use MWS to modify my listings and prices?
Absolutely not. Profit Bandit only uses the MWS API to access listing and pricing data about the items that you scan.
» Will Profit Bandit ever charge a monthly fee?
» Can we scan pictures of the item for match if the barcode is not a match?
Unfortunately this feature is not available. We believe that technology is proprietary and originally created by SnapTell. They were acquired by Amazon, and we don’t think that Amazon lets other applications else use this technology. Please let us know if you have any information about this software.
» Does Profit Bandit always show Amazon's price or only when in the lowest few offers?
Profit Bandit shows the Amazon price when it is one of the lowest 15 sellers in either the FBA (includes New & Used), New or Used categories.
» Does Profit Bandit display Sales Rank?
As long as Amazon provides it, Profit Bandit displays Sales Rank.
» Can I search for an ASIN with Profit Bandit?
Of course! If you’re using Android, make sure you turn off the option to use the numeric keypad in Settings. Leaving the numeric keypad enabled will prevent you from typing the letters that are part of ASINs.
» Does Profit Bandit provide a link to list the item as Merchant Fulfilled?
Yes, but it’s even better. Normally if you tap the Sell It button, it will take you to the Amazon page to list the item, but you can also change the behavior of this button to add the product to your “Shipment” (this will be useful for FBA sellers). There will be a prompt for how many units you’re buying. Then, through the menu, you can view your Shipment and export it as a CSV file (spreadsheet) to your SD memory card or email it to yourself.
» Does Profit Bandit work with a Scanfob bluetooth scanner?
Yes. The Android version works with any SerialMagic-compatible scanner. The iPhone version works with any Bluetooth scanner that acts like a keyboard and inserts the barcode into a text-field.
» How do I find out what version of Profit Bandit I am running on my Android device?
1. Navigate to Settings
2. Tap Applications
3. Tap Manage Applications
4. Navigate to the Profit Bandit app and tap it. At the top of the screen you will see the version number.
» How do I get Profit Bandit to sync with my bluetooth scanner on Android?
In the Profit Bandit App, tap the puzzle piece icon and click the Activate button. This will connect your scanner to the Profit Bandit App.
» How do I reinstall the Bluetooth Scanner add on? I already paid for it. (iPhone)
Scan any item and it will prompt you to purchase the scanner add-on. Continue to tap through and, if you are logged in using the same AppleID you used to purchase the scanner add-on, it will recognize that you already purchased it and will activate it.
» How do I see what my profit per item is? Can I see it in either $ or %?
If you’re using Android, it can be found in the lower right hand corner of the screen in a green box. Tap it to see how the profit was calculated. If you’d like to see percentage, go into Settings under General and switch the Show Net Profit or Profit Margin calculation to Margin, rather than Profit.
» How do I use the offline scanning mode?
The “offline” scanning mode is auto-enabled when Profit Bandit detects that there is no Internet connection. It will automatically save the scanned barcode in your History. To see how this would work just disable your 3G mobile data and WiFi (this can be done using your phone’s Airplane Mode), and it should save your scans to the History.
» How do I use the scan fob 2002 with Profit Bandit for iPhone?
Make sure your Scanfob 2002 is in iOS bluetooth keyboard mode (as described on the instruction sheet that comes with the unit) and, while Profit Bandit is open, scan any barcode. You will then be prompted to purchase the $48.99 scanner add-on.
» Is Profit Bandit only for smartphones, or can it be used on an iPad/Android Tablet?
We believe any phone app can also be run on a tablet. Profit Bandit has been tested on a Xoom tablet and an older Samsung Galaxy Tab with no issues. It has also been tested on the Apple iPad.
» Is there an additional charge for linking a scanning tool?
There is a one-time $49 fee for Android and $48.99 on iPhone for connecting a bluetooth scanner with the Bluetooth Scanner Plugin. Using your built-in camera will never incur an additional charge.
» My Profit Bandit is giving me a Black Screen, How do I fix this?
When the Profit Bandit App gives you a black or blank screen there are a few things you can do to fix the problem:
2. Clear out your history (if you are able to access it).
3. Uninstall and Reinstall Profit Bandit App.
4. If these steps do not correct the problem, please email us, email@example.com, for further assistance.
1. Clear the saved data in the Profit Bandit App.
» What are the latest version numbers of Profit Bandit?
The iPhone version currently shows: Note: This option isn’t available on the iOS version of Profit Bandit, but will be addressed in the next update (expected before September 1).
Iphone – Updated: April 30th, 2013 Version: 5.2
Android- Updated: May 14th, 2013 Version:5.7.9
» What fields are contained in the Profit Bandit exportable CSV file?
As of v5.32 on Android the following fields are exported:
» What Scanner can I use with Profit Bandit?
Any scanner at SerialIO should work with Profit Bandit. This one is only compatible with Android phones – http://serialio.com/products/scanner/mobile/Restock_SS_BT-M2.php
» When scanning I get the error: 'Your request is missing required parameters. Required parameters include AssociateTag.'
It sounds like you might be using an older version of Profit Bandit. Please update the app or uninstall and reinstall to get the latest version.
» Why can't I see the Sales Rank on an ASIN? Is Amazon abandoning Sales Rank?
Amazon does not always provide an item’s Sales Rank, even if the item is a hot seller. Sometimes they choose to keep this information suppressed. As far as we know, Amazon is not abandoning Sales Rank.
» Can I manually authorize Profit Bandit to use MWS?
If you’re using Android, you may visit https://sellercentral.amazon.com/gp/mws/registration/register.html to sign up for MWS. Then:
» Why does the Profit Bandit app keep crashing and how do I fix it?
In 99% of the cases uninstalling and then reinstalling the app will fix this. If not, try clearing the app data (in the Manage Applications settings screen). If that doesn’t work make sure that you have the latest version.
The iPhone version currently shows:
Note: This option isn’t available on the iOS version of Profit Bandit, but will be addressed in the next update (expected before September 1).