Sellery, our flagship product, is a powerful, highly customizable real-time Amazon repricer. It helps our customers significantly increase their sales & profits to new levels. A feature called, Smart Lists, is a big part of such success. Based on criteria important to your business strategies, Smart Lists are dynamically updating buckets of your listings. Read more to learn about Sellery Smart Lists. Discover how they can help increase Amazon sales, profits, and Buy Box ownership.
Why Should I Segment my Listings into Sellery Smart Lists?
One thing we’ve learned over the past 15 years of providing inventory management and repricing software to Amazon sellers, is that one repricing strategy does not fit all. There are too many variables within Amazon’s Buy Box algorithms and between different product categories and competitive landscapes. Because of that, finding a repricer that can segment inventory and apply different strategies to those groups is very important. In fact, it’s the key to maximizing sales, profits, and Buy Box ownership. You wouldn’t want to price low-cost-high-profit items the same as items with high cost but pennies for profit.
Smart Examples of Sellery Smart Lists
- FBA Inventory Age- As we sellers know, there are costs to doing business via Amazon FBA. Amazon charges packaging and handling fees to fulfill all FBA orders. That’s in addition to the commission they collect per sale. They also charge sellers for keeping inventory in their warehouses. These are called Long-Term Storage Fees or, LTSFs. Amazon assesses LTSFs twice a year for inventory in their warehouse 6 months or more. Using Sellery Smart Lists, users can segment their FBA items based on their time in the warehouse. Then automatically apply deepening discounts to items as they age. The goal is to move items out before they are assessed for the LTSFs.
- Sales Rank- Group items by sales rank to quickly identify hot items or items that might not be popular sellers. If an item’s sales rank changes to fit the criteria of a new list, Sellery will automatically move it. Once moved, a new pricing strategy is automatically applied. This can help sellers capitalize on hot selling items without having to manually identify them out of thousands of listings.
- Not Competitive for the Buy Box- Sellery uses your cost to automatically calculate a Minimum Price for all items in your inventory. This value is the lower limit used in repricing. It includes your cost, outbound shipping fees (to ship to buyer or FBA), applicable Amazon fees/commissions, and any markups/margins you identify. Once your Minimum Price values have been set by Sellery, you can create a Smart List to show items where the Minimum Price is higher than the current Buy Box price. This is a helpful at-a-glance list to determine what items you aren’t able to compete for the Buy Box. This will aid in making decisions on where to drop prices to be more competitive. Or where to hold steady for a better season or competitive landscape to sell those items without taking a loss.
- Buy Box Percentage- Use Sellery Smart Lists to track your Buy Box percentage to gauge the effectiveness of your Buy Box strategies. Monitoring these lists as you make pricing rule adjustments is a great way to track strategies that are helping you win or share the Buy Box more frequently. Or to see changes that didn’t yield desirable results.
- Sales Velocity- Create Sellery Smart Lists that house your top sellers, slow movers, and private label items. Classify certain ranges of sales velocity (high or low) and then apply strategies to increase profit on high moving items. Or add discounts to slow movers to find a price point that generates sales.
- Items Priced at Minimum Price/Pricing Strategy- Segmenting items by which particular part of your pricing rule is being used is helpful to understanding how your strategies are working. Are too many items priced at your minimum? Seeing those items in one view will help sellers identify margins that are too high, competition they may need to ignore, and what parts of their pricing strategy need refining. Finally, any inventory outliers discovered can be segmented further and associated their own, unique pricing strategy.
In conclusion, being able to segment your inventory is a key ingredient for Amazon selling success. Use this blog code word ‘SmartSmart’ before November 2017 for an additional week of free trial time (3 weeks total). Just sign up here today and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the code word and we’ll apply the additional week.
Kate is an avid reader/writer, world traveler, dog lover, lead singer in a band, and Amazon extraordinaire. She loves long walks in pretty much any setting and helping Amazon sellers grow and succeed.