Tactical Arbitrage is an absolute game changer for Amazon FBA sellers looking to:
- Find more Amazon product leads online
- Find better quality leads
- Find them in less time
At the end of the day, Tactical Arbitrage does one thing: it helps Amazon sellers make more money!
In this article I want to share with you how it does that and why I think it is a must have for any Amazon seller.
What Is Tactical Arbitrage?
Tactical Arbitrage is a web based software that allows Amazon sellers to:
Search from a huge number of 3rd party stores (over 500 different supported sites!)
Find products that they can buy at prices low enough to sell on Amazon for a profit from a gigantic (and constantly growing) number of sites.
Is 500 sites still not enough for you? Well you can hire a programer to set up ANY site you want so that it functions with Tactical Arbitrage. You can integrate stores that no one else has!
Analyze product lists for wholesale
Tactical Arbitrage started as a tool for online arbitrage but it has expanded into much more.
It has replaced tools like Price Checker 2 for wholesale analysis.
Find only products that fit your needs and make money! Every necessary criteria for analyzing a purchase is controllable.
This feature helps ensure your products match the listings on Amazon exactly so you don’t make bad purchase decisions and waste time and money.
This feature ensures that your searches run at blazing fast speeds.
Don’t waste time waiting for downloads, the built in SMS feature will send you a text message when your scan is complete!
Supports multiple Amazon platforms
You can run multiple “scripts” at one time. to maximize your output! Currently, you can run 3 types of scripts simultaneously (Amazon Flips, Amazon US and Amazon UK).
Works on mobile devices
Run Tactical Arbitrage on your mobile device and source anywhere you have internet! There are not many tools on the market that currently do this.
Reverse search feature for ASIN upload
You can now upload data from a 3rd party tool like Storefront Stalker PRO. This is a great method for wholesalers to utilize the power of Tactical Arbitrage.
Find Amazon to Amazon flips
While Amazon flips isn't an ideal business model (it is a grey area for Amazon) Tactical Arbitrage has all of the functionality to show you which items could be purchased low on Amazon and then sold back at higher prices for a profit.
The Library Book Flipping Tool
Book sellers rejoice! You can now find arbitrage opportunities across major book retailers to flip on Amazon.
Inside the product search page
The product search page within Tactical Arbitrage is insanely feature rich and powerful. The amount of criteria you can add to your searches is unbelievable, making finding exactly what you want a breeze.
Here is a brief summary of what you can filter and modify:
- 3rd party store
- ROI and gross profit (and percentage price difference from the Amazon buy box)
- Low price
- Subtract any product coupons or discounts
- Remove oversized items
- Show out of stock items (or don't show out of stock items)
- Show only items Amazon is not sellingSubtract fees (prep fees, taxes, and shipping)
- Use negative keywords to avoid certain product types (like restricted brands)
- Show only products with a less than a certain number of sellers
The search filters page can be daunting at first but once you set your filters once, you can save them as your defaults.
I recommend you make adjustments to your parameters as necessary but having a default set of parameters is a great way to speed things up.
PRO TIP: Loosen Up Your Parameters!
If you are finding that your scans are coming up with no results, it is likely that you have your parameters set too tight. For instance, if you are accepting only items in the top 1% of sales ranks and with a minimum of 150% ROI, you aren't going to find many items. The ones you might find will be fantastic, but you're going to pull up a lot of empty nets!
Remember, you aren't on the hook to buy anything. I like to set my parameters loose so I can have a look at a lot of options. You may find diamonds in the rough that would have slipped past your scans if you had your parameters too tight.
So, what are the common minimally acceptable numbers?
It varies based on a multitude of factors, but a minimum net profit margin of 30%, minimum net profit of $5 and sales rank in the top 1% is a great place to start.
The Amazon Flips feature is one of the most recent additions to Tactical Arbitrage and has quickly become my favorite feature!
One of the most important aspects of successful Amazon to Amazon flipping is setting price alerts. Use Keepa to set price alerts that notify you when a product reaches a low point that could make you a profit. This is based on low points that the product has sold at in the past.
For example, a product sells currently (and regularly) at $59.99. If you notice on the Keepa graph that the item has been selling periodically at a price that is low enough to make a profit (let’s say $19.99) if sold at the current price ($59.99), you should set a price alert to notify you if this item drops back down to $19.99. If the price drops, you will receive an email, at which time you can buy the item and sell back on Amazon.
Popular Products Extension
This slick add-on allows you to easily check which product variations are selling well by analyzing color and size data from product reviews.
Utilizing this tool can help you in two ways:
- You can find out which variations are actually selling (so you won’t be misled by a low sales rank that is actually not selling as quickly as it appears for all variations) and base your buying decisions from 3rd party sites on this data.
- You can perform Amazon to Amazon flips on products and know that they will actually sell (products with variations like shoes are great for Amazon flips, but they can be misleading.)
Frequently Asked Questions
Question: How does Tactical Arbitrage compare to OA Xray?
Answer: This is a very frequently asked question. Here is my explanation when people want to compare Tactical Arbitrage vs. OA Xray:
- They both perform the same function generally speaking (finding online arbitrage leads)
- They both have Amazon flip functionality
- They are similar enough you can use one or the other, but different enough a serious seller can benefit from both
- Tactical Arbitrage has more supported sites (Tactical Arbitrage has 400 supported sites while OA Xray has 248 Supported Sites.)
Tactical Arbitrage is similar to other programs in many ways, but also very different in others. The best way to see the difference is by giving Tactical Arbitrage a test run with a free 10 day trial using coupon code ER10
Question: How does Tactical Arbitrage compare to FBA Wizard?
FBA Wizard is a tool that has built itself on the coat tails of Tactical Arbitrage but mostly in the UK. It is so similar that people have asked, “Did Tactical Arbitrage white label itself to FBA Wizard?”
Tactical Arbitrage vs. FBA Wizard is not even worth comparison.
FBA Wizard is essentially Tactical Arbitrage but 2 months behind at all times (since they seem to be emulating every Tactical Arbitrage update) and with no personality.
I am not a fan of FBA Wizard and don’t recommend it as an alternative to OA Xray or Tactical Arbitrage. You’d be wise to find an FBA Wizard discount code or coupon before you purchase unless you can stomach paying the same amount for an inferior product.
Question: Can I share my access with my team (virtual assistants)?
Answer: Yes! Within reason, you can share access with anyone who is part of your team. To learn more about hiring a virtual assistant for Amazon product sourcing, check out my article The Overseas Solution: How to Hire, Train and Retain a Product Sourcing Virtual Assistant.
Question: Do I still need an Amazon associate account to access Tactical Arbitrage?
Answer: No! As of July 2016, you no longer need an Amazon associate’s account to use Tactical Arbitrage!
You will only need an Amazon seller account and then to integrate with your MWS credentials.
What Others Are Saying
My words mean one thing, the sales generated by clients mean much more.
Here are some sales screenshots from current TA users.
Note: Tactical Arbitrage does not account for 100% of the sourcing in the examples below, but the sellers shown attribute large amounts (100k+/month) of revenue to the products they are able to find with Tactical Arbitrage.
TA has helped me find products I’d never find on my own. It’s simple and powerful and will help you grow your business to unimaginable levels
Here are Bob's sales from October 1st 2016 through December 11th 2016.
TA immensely helps out our OA and RA business. In one month alone, it helped us generate over $100k in revenue.
Here are Chris Potter's sales from October 1st 2016 through December 11th 2016.