Finding the Best Amazon Seller Scanning App

By Tinuiti Team

Scanning apps are an Amazon entrepreneur’s best friend.

Not only can they give you deep insights into the competition, your potential profits and the overall demand for products you’re considering, but they can help you price your inventory properly and maximize your returns in real-time, on the fly.

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Use them when buying inventory online or while browsing aisles in a physical, brick-and-mortar store. All it takes is a snap of your smartphone camera and a few taps on the screen to ensure you’re getting the best deal and setting your store up for success.

The two most common Amazon scanning apps are Scoutify and the Amazon Seller App. Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of each.

Amazon Seller App

The biggest benefit of the Amazon Seller App is that it’s free. As long as you’re a registered seller on Amazon, you can download the tool and start using it ASAP.

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Here’s what the app will let you do:

And here are its limitations:

Click here to learn more about the Amazon Seller App.


Unlike the Amazon Seller App, Scoutify isn’t free. You’ll pay $49 per month (or $480 per year) to use this powerful Amazon scanning app. For many sellers though, the added features and functionalities are worth the extra cost.

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With Scoutify, you can do many of the same tasks the Amazon Seller App allows, like scanning products with your camera phone and pulling product rankings, prices, potential profits and more. In addition to these features, Scoutify also lets you:

Some downsides to the Scoutify Amazon scanning app:

If you’re not completely sold on using Scoutify, take advantage of its free trial offer. Give it a test run for a month before committing to an added fee.

If you do choose to use Scoutify, make sure to also download the Amazon Seller App as well. This will allow you to keep in touch with customers and watch your orders and shipments as they happen.

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Other Amazon Scanning App Options

The Amazon Seller App and Scoutify are the most popular scanning apps among sellers, but there are other options on the market as well like FBA Scan (a good option if you want to be able to scan products without a Wi-Fi connection, as it allows you to download a product database to your device).

Other choices include:

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