It’s no secret that Jungle Scout is one of my all-time favorite Amazon tools. (If you’re not aware of its capability or need a refresher, go check out my massive review here, and especially the recent updates to a couple of its most powerful research tools here.) Jungle Scout has been on a tear lately and with all things, change is inevitable. The folks that build and maintain Jungle Scout understand that well and saw a need to change things up a bit when it came to the pricing of their standalone product and the matching Google Chrome Extension.
Today, Jungle Scout is announcing updating pricing for both tools, and in a surprise move surprised me a bit, they’re combining both the standalone tool and the Chrome Extension into one subscription.
This change might not seem like much, but I can tell you for a fact that it was always mildly frustrating to have to pay for two different tools from the same company on different payment intervals. I had been using the Chrome extension and paid on a yearly basis, but was paying for the standalone tool on a monthly basis. Oh, and the intervals were different days of the month.
That’s no good. And Jungle Scout realized it, too. Even further still, it wasn’t enough to simply combine the two into one subscription. The new challenge was to find a price point that makes sense.
Jungle Scout’s Pricing and New Plans
This change brings updated more obvious, and more sensible pricing. Here’s an overview of what to expect with new pricing.
Jungle Scout now comes in three plan options: Basic, Suite, and Professional. Easy enough. In addition to complete, unrestricted access to the Jungle Scout Google Chrome Extension, here’s what each tier includes:
Jungle Scout Basic
Coming in at $39/month ($19/month, paid annually), Jungle Scout Basic gets sellers everything they need to get started selling their wares on Amazon. One thing I always disliked about just about every tool on the market was that when starting out, there was so much noise created by all the ancillary functions that I didn’t need or I was so overwhelmed by it all, I just gave up and moved to something else. This plan aims to eliminate some of that.
Included in Jungle Scout Basic are all the essentials for product research like the Product Database and Product Tracker. Product Tracker is good for three products, and all the other vital tools like Opportunity Finder, the Product Database, Keyword Scout, and Supplier Database are all limited to 20 searches per month, just enough to get your feet wet. Alongside this, new sellers will find the Jungle Scout Academy to be super helpful, too. Jungle Scout Basic comes with access for a single user.
It’s pretty clear Jungle Scout Basic is meant to be an entry point, not a spot where sellers are going to find themselves sticking to for long. Give it a few months, and you’ll find yourself growing well and looking to upgrade into the next tier.
Jungle Scout Suite
This is where things start to get spicy, in a good way. Clocking in at just $69/month (annual: $49/month), Jungle Scout Suite builds upon Jungle Scout Basic by adding the option to slot in additional users for a price ($49/month) and access to historical product and keyword data. This makes sense, in my opinion, because if you’re just starting out, the odds you’ll need a load of users is slim, and there wouldn’t be any historical data to reference, so why pay for it?
Jungle Scout suite will allow for tracking up to 150 products and provide historical data for up to three months. Historical keyword data will go back to up to one year in the past.
In addition, you’ll find Rank Tracker and the Listing Builder open up to you. Seeing how your products are performing over time is essential, but maybe not right away. Having it slot into this middle tier makes a lot of sense. I would argue the Listing builder is good for all users, but it’s only a minor nit.
All the other advanced seller features make their debut in this tool, like review management, Inventory Manager, Alerts, Email Campaigns (15,000 emails per month), Promotions, and Supplier Tracker.
Within three to six months, I’d expect most new-to-Amazon sellers to find themselves here, after spending some time getting familiar and kicking things off on Jungle Scout Basic.
Jungle Scout Professional
Now we’re cooking with gas. At $129/month (annual: $84/month) Jungle Scout professional builds on Jungle Scout Suite by offering up to six total users on the account and extended historical data for both the Product Tracker and keywords (six months and two years, respectively). There are no new features with Jungle Scout Professional, but if you’re already a seller that has a functioning business and needs to get into the deep end right away, priority onboarding is available. Jungle Scout will help you get things built up and you familiar with the operations so success is literally at your fingertips.
Combined with Priority Onboarding, you’ll find limits are increased within Jungle Scout Professional, too, with Product Tracker expanding to up to 1,000 products, Rank Tracker expanding to allow for 5,000 keywords, and Email Campaigns expanding to 100,000 emails per month.
Included in Every Jungle Scout Plan
There is a significant handful of features and resources that come with every plan, some of which are incredibly valuable on their own:
- Jungle Scout’s sales algorithm (they call it AccuSales)
- The ability to hook up to 10 marketplaces
- The Jungle Scout Extension
- Opportunity Score
- Opportunity Finder
- Product Database
- Supplier Database
- Access to Jungle Scout Customer Support (this is a good one. Some services like to charge different amounts for different levels of customer support access. Bonus points for keeping this simple.)
The Seller Journal’s Perspective
As with all tools, there’s always going to be a substantial discount when purchasing for a year. That’s just business. If you’re in it for the long haul, I’d strongly consider looking at signing up for a year of Jungle Scout Basic, and as you grow, start moving up the chain. When you find a good tool, you’ll stick with it, because onboarding a new one all the time is a pain.
While additional user pricing is a bit steep in my opinion, I’m not sure how much those on Jungle Scout Basic will actually need to have multiple users. The moment you find yourself needing one, just upgrade. Don’t pay the $49/month.
Jungle Scout provides a lot of value. Getting away from the piecemeal nature of Amazon tools, especially with competitors in the space, is a smart move, and I suspect we’ll see others follow suit. Greg and his team are building a great thing and I’m always proud to tell people about it.
How to Save Money on Jungle Scout
You’ve made it to the end, and you’re ready to get on board. Here’s where we come in. Jungle Scout gave The Seller Journal a rather substantial discount to offer you, our wonderful reader, on Jungle Scout Suite. If you have a keen eye, you’ll have seen the link already.
If not, here’s the action again. Save up to $189 on a year of Jungle Scout Suite (that’s 32%). If you’re not ready to commit to a year, that’s totally fine! Save 50% on your first month of Jungle Scout Suite.
The year isn’t over yet, and there’s still a ton of room to find your niche on Amazon. I completely stand behind them when I say Jungle Scout is one of the best ways to do that. So go forth and sell!