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ScanDroid Pro: Gives Amazon Sellers a List of Profitable Products Each Day

Are you having trouble with finding products to send in to Amazon?  Would you like a daily list of profitable products?  I answered yes to both questions and that’s why I signed up for ScanDriod Pro on Dec 12, 2014.  In this post, I’ll tell you more about ScanDroid Pro and I hope it’ll help you decide if the service is good for you.

First of all, what is ScanDroid Pro?  ScanDroid Pro is a service that scans thousands of products a day, compares them to Amazon and analyzes them for profitability.  They then give their subscribers a daily, unique list of either 10 or 25 products (depending on the plan) that they analyzed as profitable.  Products will have an ROI of at least 30% and will be ranked between 1 and 250,000.

It’s easier to show you what I’m talking about – so, here is a screenshot of one of my recent product leads:


You can see that they give lots of useful information – store name, store price, Amazon FBA and MF price, rank, number of offers and buttons to reach CamelCamelCamel and Keepa to check history.  On the second line, they do the calculations so that you can see the net profit, ROI and margin.  You can also do further research on the product by clicking on the green, blue and gray buttons that they provide.

Actually, instead of me listing what’s on the screen, I think it’ll be better if you see for yourself.  Go to their website and click on “Daily Free.”  This gives you three FREE product leads (no signup necessary) so you can see how this all works.  Once you check it out, come back here for the rest of my review.

Freebie: Even if you don’t sign up for their service, you can check the Daily Free each day.  The Daily Free gives you the same information as the paid plans, but the product ranking isn’t as great.

While you’re checking out the Daily Free, please explore the website to learn about their features and pricing.  I feel that I should spend this blog post time giving you my review of the service based on my experience rather than just rewriting what’s on their website.

My Review and Thoughts:

Ease of Use: Very simple to use.  There aren’t any settings or configurations to worry about.  Just subscribe, log in and go to your list.  You get there by selecting “Products->My Latest.”  Once you’re in the list, you can sort it by newest, lowest price, store name, sales rank and updated.

What I Would Like to See: Printable Lists.  The service is geared towards online sourcing and it works well because you can just click on the green price button to get to the store’s website to purchase the product.  But if you want to print your list to take to the stores, you’ll be using a lot of paper and you’ll need to get your reading glasses on.  It prints how it is shown on the screen and the font is very tiny.  I would be happy with just a text-based list of product names.  Since that’s not provided, when I go shopping, I write the products that I’m interested in on my own piece of paper that looks like this:

ScandroidPro 2 SHD

Stores: Right now, they scan products from Target, Walgreens, Walmart, Toys R Us, Disney Store and ThinkGeek.  So, before you sign up, make sure that these are stores that you have access to or are comfortable with purchasing from their website.  Since joining, I purchased products online from Walgreens and Target and in person from Walmart.

02/13/15 Update: They have added Kohl’s, Mattel, Boscor’s, Hot Topic and Rite Aid.

What to Consider Before Joining:  Your product categories!  Some of your products will be from the Grocery, Health & Personal Care and Beauty categories.  So, before signing up, I recommend being approved in those categories first so you’re not given a list of products that you can’t sell.  However, not all products are from the restricted categories.  I quickly browsed my list from today and there are products from the Toys, Baby, Kitchen, Sports and Pet Supplies categories.

Is Your List Unique? Yes, everyone receives random leads, so my list will be different from yours.  This is good so we’re not all buying the same products.

Still Research the Products on Your List:  Before buying any products, still do your research.  Sometimes I found that the Amazon price is at a highly inflated when they did their scan. A quick history check shows that this high price is very rare.   Also, I’ve seen where they did their scan and compared it against a listing that I wouldn’t list on.  For example, sometimes you’ll see multiple Amazon listings for the same product.  The scan may be compared against the oddball one where there is one seller with a highly inflated price while the other listings(s) have multiple sellers with a more normal price.  Also, some products on your list will give you a net profit of less than $3.00.  This may put you in the negative if you drop your selling price.

Scanalyze: This is another tool that the company offers that will help you if you do online research.  I received three months free as part of my joining promotion and so far I love it.  I prefer it over Amazon’s FBA calculator to get my profits.  Here’s what it looks like:


In a way, it’s similar to the cell phone scanning apps such as Profit Bandit.  But what’s cool about it is they have a Chrome Extension that allows you to link to Scanalyze directly from ccc and Keepa.  I use Scanalyze each time I’m looking at the ccc and Keepa price drop sites.   If you’re not using ccc or Keepa, all you have to do is copy and paste the Amazon ASIN number into the box and you’ll get your calculations and charts.

How has ScanDroid Pro Worked for me? Unfortunately I don’t have a lot of history yet.  My first batch of eight products hit the Amazon warehouse earlier this week.  So far though, I have sold three of the products at a net profit of just over $5.00 each.  Those sales gave me over $15.00 to go towards paying my $22.00 monthly fee.  I have purchased more products, but they are all still in transit or sitting at my house.

Will I Keep ScanDroid Pro? I’m going to subscribe for a second month and see how much I make in profits.  As I said in the previous paragraph, I don’t have a lot of history to go on.  I would like my net profit to be at least $100 a month to cover the monthly fee and to give me a little extra to go towards more inventory.

I do know that I wouldn’t have found the products on my own because I don’t have a lot of time to scan at the stores.  Also, when I went shopping at Walmart with my product list in hand, it was nice as I was able to run in, find my specific products and leave.

I hope you enjoyed this post on ScanDroid Pro.  At the time of this post, they are offering a 7 day free trial.  I recommend taking advantage of the free trial and testing it out for yourself.  Even if you don’t become a paid subscriber, you can still use the Daily Free each day.

Please let me know if you have any questions either in the comment form below or on my Facebook page.  Also, if you signed up for ScanDroid Pro or Scanalyze, let me know how you like it.


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All Others: Diana Poisson

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  • Joe January 19, 2015, 4:57 pm

    This is great post for retail arbitrage. I got a question for you. Is there any program out there that will show you the top rankings beyond the best selling 100 that amazon offers in each category. My strategy is to find items ranking 750-1500 and sell those. But its so hard going through amazon and spending hours. There has got to be a program out there that shows they information in a list. Lets say i want to want to best selling in the Electronic category. I would select electronic and select ranking between 750-1500. The program should show me the list of rankings 750-1500. IS ANYTHING Out THERE? Thanks.

    • Diana January 19, 2015, 10:49 pm

      Hi Joe, I don’t know of any program that does that. Wish I did as that sounds like a good strategy to focus on those higher ranked items. If I find of one, I’ll let you know. Diana

  • Claire Brown July 1, 2015, 3:26 pm

    Hi Diana. Really enjoy your blog. Are you still using ScanDroid Pro? If so, how are your results?

  • Diana July 20, 2015, 1:04 am

    Hi Clare, I’m so sorry for taking so long to reply. I did quit using ScanDroid Pro as I went to try a few other online sourcing lists. At the end of this month (July), I’ll be cancelling all online sourcing subscriptions as I hope to get more into RA once my job ends soon.

    With that said, I most likely will join SDP again as they have added many more stores since I wrote this post and they are priced less than others. Plus, I really liked their Scanalyze and miss that for when I do online sourcing on my own.


  • Miguel December 31, 2015, 4:38 am

    I took a peek a SDP and I’m wondering, on a net profit of $5 for an item, it isn’t taking inbound shipping into consideration. There’s the sale price, cost, FBA fees, and net profit. Am I interpreting this correctly? Also, is there a way to get a notification when you reply? I’ve input my email but don’t know if anyone has replied unless I re-visit this page. 🙂

  • Harry January 4, 2017, 2:53 pm

    Hi Diana, Do you still use the Scan Droid Pro ? There are other products such as Profit Sourcery or Find Spotter or Cleer Premium . Do you ever use any of those

    • Diana January 4, 2017, 4:52 pm

      Hi Harry,

      I no longer use Scan Droid Pro and have never used the other 3 services that you mentioned. I narrowed my focus down to primarily shoes so I’m currently using a shoe sourcing list.

      If I decide to use a non-shoe list in the future, it’ll probably use one of the Elite Product Sourcing lists. They have lists for different categories and you can also get one-time lists. I had good luck with the shoe & clothing list.


  • Harry January 6, 2017, 2:00 am

    How about the book ? Do you still sell the book like you indicated in your blog ?
    Is Elite Product Sourcing reliable ?

  • Diana January 6, 2017, 3:23 am

    I’m not selling a book. I did do a blog post where I interviewed a person that writes ebooks.

    I’ve used EPS for my Merch Design package and I purchased a few clothing/shoe lists. Never had any problems and they are reliable.

  • Harry January 6, 2017, 1:01 pm

    I mean you mention on the blog that you use eflip for your source to sell books in Amazon. With the $79/month package do you think it is enough to cover the margin ?

  • Diana January 6, 2017, 2:29 pm

    Whoops sorry, misunderstood! I’m still using eFLIP but will be cancelling it this month. It is a good program but I’m moving away from books so I can spend more time on shoes and wholesale.

    With the $79 subscription, you just have to make sure you buy enough books to cover that. I just checked InventoryLab for the last 6 months and my average book profit is $12.94….So my first 6-7 books sold each month went towards eFLIP. I recommend signing up for their free trial to test it out.

  • Harry January 6, 2017, 3:23 pm

    Diana- thanks you for all your tips and I really appreciated. Let me try to utilize what you have told me.
    I see that for selling shoes – that you have to pay Amazon $79/month as professional account seller.

  • Diana January 6, 2017, 4:40 pm

    The fee to Amazon is $39.99 per month. As long as you sell 40 products a month, you break even if you aren’t a pro seller. Being a Pro Seller allows you to apply for the restricted categories and also some of the 3rd party online arbitrage tools require a Pro Seller Account.


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