5 Step Tools

I thought it would be helpful to create a resource page that you can always come to for all of your Private Label Seller needs. I’ll add to it as I learn more, but you’ll notice that in the future I will reference this page quite often. I recommend bookmarking it for your reference and convenience. Enjoy!Disclosure:  Please note that some of the links below are affiliate links, and at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase.  Please understand that I have experience with all of these products or companies, and I recommend them because they are helpful and useful, not because of the small commissions I make if you decide to buy something.  Please do not spend any money on these products unless you feel you need them or that they will help you achieve your goals.

Product Research

Jungle Scout Extension – This product research tools has become one of my favorites. It saves hours of time and allows you to export data to refer back to while in the research stage. There's a video Greg Mercer (the creator) made and shows how to use the tool and find products fast.

Jungle Scout Web App – New Product Discovery Tool – This allows you to find products that meet the criteria of low competition and good sales demand. The first time I used this tool I found a product I could Private label in under 10 minutes. No Joke!

Product Research Video and Podcast Episode

Save $10.00 by using this special TAS Link —>TAS Listener Discount

Camel Camel CamelThis is a FREE tool that allows you to look at the price and BSR history of most any listing.

Google Trends – This tool will allow you to see if the product you are researching is a seasonal product and if it has growing trend.


Ali Inspector  – 

This tool can save hours of time searching manually and help to locate hidden opportunities that may have been overlooked.

Find products to sell on Amazon that are on AliExpress. Launch products with only a few units before doing a more capital intensive larger inventory order. (Included with AmaSuite 5)

(Save $100) by using this special TAS Link —>TAS Listener Discount

Product Discovery Bootcamp – I created this training to teach how to find low competitive products and build a BRAND. You will look over my shoulder as I start from scratch to find a market and then discover 3 to 5 products that will be sold. This training will help you discover YOUR market and find products that you can sell within your BRAND.

For more details…watch this short video here.

Keyword Research & Tracking

Google Keyword Planner – This is a FREE tool that allows you to research keywords for search volume and demand for a product. This tool is also great for creating new campaign keywords for Amazon PPC campaigns.

Merchant Words – This is a great tool to expand your keywords and determine search volumes inside of Amazon. These numbers are not 100% accurate, but is still very powerful for expanding keyword ideas for product ideas and future Amazon PPC ads.

AMA Keyword GeneratorThe Keyword module in this suite allows you to find more keywords by using seed keywords and competitor listings. It will also help with suggested ones too.

This also allows you to look deeper into product reviews that will help you identify what you can improve on your product.

Product Sourcing

NEW Service: Product Validation Service by Guided Imports

This service is pretty incredible. You basically send them your product idea and they do all the leg work to help you find a supplier and issue you a full detailed report on if it's cost effective or not.

They will also help in communication with factories to make modifications and speak the language.

The guys over at Guided Imports are giving TAS listeners a special discount.

Use code: 15offpvtas (Offer expires June 30th 2017)

Guided Imports  is a “one stop shop” for Product Sourcing, Negotiating, Inspections and Shipping.  They pretty much do it all for a reasonable fee.


Aliexpress – This is website like Ebay, but for sourcing products. They make it real easy and allows you to get started with small orders to test, before investing larger amounts of money.

AlibabaThis is another website that allows you to connect with agents, suppliers and manufacturers.

ThomasNet – This is another website for businesses to connect with suppliers.

Product Pictures & Artwork

OutlineMatic – This company  was recommended by one of my past guests that created many successful products. Packaging is a HUGE part of standing out from the competition and these guys are AWESOME! – To test them out I had a T-shirt designed and I couldn't have been happier. They will be doing my future graphics for sure.

Use Code “TAS” and receive 10% discount

Fiverr – If you are on a budget, you can search and find a freelancer that could do product images.

Upwork – This website will allow you to connect with Photographers that could possibly do product photography.

99designs – If you have the budget and you want designers all over the world to bid and work on your job, then this is the service for you.

Canva – Online simple graphic design tool.

Listing Optimization

Amazon_Listing_TipsWhen I first started in this business I didn't know how important a properly optimized listing could affect sales and keyword ranking. After I purchased Amazon Advantage: Product Listing Strategiesby Karon Thackston, I realized there is so much I did wrong when creating my listing. From the keywords I used in the the copy to writing a benefit driven listing that converts higher.

I actually interviewed her on my podcast and she explained everything in simple terms. It can be listened to here on TAS Episode 86.

I recommend her book to anyone that wants to understand and write better listings.

Read Karon’s book (Use the code “scott20” to get 20% off) – NOTE: the code is case sensitive


Splitly is a tool that now allows us to Split Test various elements such as Images and Pricing and measure how they convert over time. Before this software was created you would have to manually change the element you were testing over the course of 2 to 3 weeks and then see what the results were. I've done it and it's a pain, but worth it of you can 3x your sales from one tweak.

When I found out that Greg Mercer of Jungle Scout was behind this software, I jumped in and tried it right away. It's Awesome and is super simple to set up and use.

Receive 25% Off your first month of Splitly===> Use Special TAS Link Here

Product Deal Sites – Sales

Jump SendJump Send  This deal site was created to allow sellers to connect with 1,000's of shoppers looking for discounts and deals. The buyers are not required to leave reviews and conforms to Amazon's new TOS.

Part of the launch process has been to give product discounts to help rank for keywords and get sales moving. Amazon has said you can still give discounts to customers, just not in exchange for reviews. So, using a deal site or your own email list to drive sales will be part of my NEW launch process.

I will update this section when more trusted deal sites become available.

Sponsored Products Ads (PPC Management)

Ignite is a powerful tool that helps you run you PPC campaigns and find winning search terms for increased sales.

We've created a FREE resource with video training on how to use and run Sponsored Product Ads.

Click here to access this FREE PPC training

There's also a FREE 30 day trial for TAS'ers and access to our Sponsored Products Mastery FB group.

Click here to start your FREE 30 day Trial

Email Follow-up & Feedback/Review Collection

SalesbackerSalesbacker – (My Tool Of Choice) – This was built for the Private Label Seller in mind. It focuses on both Feedback and Reviews for more control of your follow-up emails.

*60 day FREE Trial for TASers and Unlimited emails during 60 days. Pre-Installed email Campaign Templates – No Credit Card Required

Receive Special Bonuses===>Use Special TAS Link Here

If you have not listened to my Feedback-Review Automated System===>Click Here Listen!

Feedback Genius – This tool will allow you to follow up with your customers and help build your feedback and reviews.

ConvertKit – This my tool of choice for collecting email addresses from customers. It allows my businesses to create a database that can be used for future product launches and following up.

Email List Building + Contest Tools

GiveawayBOOSTOne of the quickest ways we have found to create a targeted email list is by running contests in our market. After trying a few different contest platforms we decided to create our own that had more features for the eCommerce Seller. The plugin is designed to create a contest within minutes and start collecting emails ASAP!

ClickFunnels – If you're looking for a way to capture email addresses, sell on your own website, or just build a quick site for brand registry, this makes is insanely easy to do.

LeadpagesThis tool will allow you to create landing pages to collect emails and thank you pages to deliver codes and additional offers.



SnapUPC.com  – You will need a UPC code to list your product on Amazon. You technically don't need to have it included on your package unless you plan to sell in retail.

SAVE 20% OFF when you use Code “AMAZEUPC”

But, you will need the FNSKU number, which Amazon issues you after your listing is created. Note: Amazon will print your FNSKU number for you at a cost of .20 cents per unit.

Business/Legal Stuff

Legalzoom –  If you need advice or help creating your LLC, Trademark or any other business services, then I recommend Legalzoom. I used them for my LLC and a recent Trademark filed.

Product Liability Insurance – Amazon requires you to have a policy if you are doing $10,000 in sales per month. I've looked around and did a lot of calling and they are hard to find. This company I've worked with that is specifically for Amazon Sellers.

Shipping and Freight Forwarding

If you're ready to start shipping your products by SEA, you need to hire a company that handles the process. FLEX Port has made the process easy and allows you to see your products travel through a simple dashboard.

I've heard some people have handled this themselves and it's a nightmare. You really want to use a company that you can communicate with during and after the process.

Use this link (TAS Special) to receive a free customs clearance on your first shipment (Value $125)


Fetcher Accounting SofwareThis tool allows you to see all of your expenses and profits up to the very minute. It also allows you to see your inventory levels and how to plan for future months. If you want to see exactly where your business is financially at all times, this is a great tool and it's very affordable.

Special for TAS'ers? – 31 Day FREE Trial and FREE 1-1 account audit/consultation with their Fetcher account manager.

Click here to learn more and give it a try.

CPA on Fire – Josh Bauerle is a Licensed CPA and has been a guest expert on the show in Episode #143. I have hired Josh in 2015 to handle my taxes and advise me in accounting for my businesses. I'm very happy with his cpa_on_firecompany and recommend him to everyone I know.

Wave This is a FREE online cloud based basic accounting software. I currently use this software and it does everything I need at this point in my businesses.

Freshbooks – If you are looking for a more robust solution, then I would try this software.

Stitch Labs – This is an inventory management software that can also integrate with accounting software.

International Money and Banking

WORLD FIRST – Selling on international marketplaces? The folks over at World First can save you time and money.

World First makes it easy for you to manage your international marketplace sales.  They can provide you with local receiving accounts where you can  deposit your revenue from your sales proceeds.  World First gives you access to competitive exchange rates and excellent customer service to help you take control. Letting you bring more of your revenue home.

Click here to find out more and sign up for a free account.

Sales Tax Collection

sales-tax-tax-jarTaxJar – This company has made it very simple to collect, file and submit your Sales tax. They also share a ton of information on this topic and always respond to questions. I currently use their service to collect and monitor my Sales Tax collections. I give them 5 STARS!!!

If you have any questions on this topic…visit their site or sign up for a FREE Trial.

Business and Liability Insurance

If you are looking for Product Liability Insurance or want to learn more about this topic, I recorded a podcast with Michelle Love who is an expert in this area.

Product Liability 101 – What you need to know

E. M. Ford Insurance Agency – Michelle’s agency

Contact with any questions – MLOVE(at)EMFORD.com

Amazon Brand Website Creation

Brand-BuildersBrandBuilders – BrandBuilders provides the perfect service for people either looking to get a Basic Brand Registry website built or someone looking to build an external channel to drive traffic and sales to Amazon. In the beginning if you want to register your brand on Amazon, you will need a website.

This is who I used and now have them write and publish content on a weekly basis to help build an Authority website that will receive external traffic and sales over time.

Amazon Business Security

Listing Eagle Listing Security System – Once you get your listing created and product selling you could encounter Hijackers that try and take over your listing. I've had this happen once and it was a slight pain in the butt.  After talking with a friend of mine (Jon Haver) who has had a HUGE problem with Hijackers, we started to brainstorm how we could prevent us or alert us if this happens. That is how Jon Listing Eagle was born and now it's a service that is like your own personal watch dog.

Jon has created a special discount for TAS listeners. ===>Listing Eagle TAS Special


Top Marketplace for Buying & Selling FBA Businesses

Empire flippers is the top marketplace for buying and selling FBA businesses. If you are looking to sell your current business or have them to a full audit of what it may be worth, check these guys out. If you want to buy an FBA business and skip the start up phase, check out their current inventory here.

If you have any questions you can always contact the Empire Flippers team and they are always so helpful.

Interested in learning more…listen to this episode

I interviewed Justin Cook who started the company and gives a ton of insight on buying and selling.

You can listen here.

Hiring Virtual Assistants

Depending on where you are in your business, there will come a time that you may want to hire people to help grow and scale your business. I recently had the owner (Nathan Hirsch) of FREEE Up on the podcast (Episode 467) to talk about how to hire the best people for your company. He also has information and resources to help in this process.

Special OFFER: Nathan also is offering a $25 Credit towards your first hire. Click here for the details

Additional Resources

audibleAudible FREE Book and 30 Day Trial – I'm not much for reading, but I do listen to podcast and Audio books on a regular basis. I love learning and expanding my knowledge on all types of topics. The best way I can do that is through listening. I'm listing a few books I have read and think are very good for business and personal growth.

The Compound Effect

The War of Art

The One Thing

The Slight Edge

Private Label Training

TAS Podcast (Start) – The best place to get started is listening to the podcast series of how to get started.

Private Label Workshop – This is a FREE Workshop were we cover the 5 phases for getting started and how to launch your first PL product.

FREE Private Label Course – This is a FREE course 10 Day email/video course that teaches the 5 phases for launching a product on Amazon.

Product Discovery Bootcamp – I created this training to teach how to find low competitive products and build a BRAND. You will look over my shoulder as I start from scratch to find a market and then discover 3 to 5 products that will be sold. This training will help you discover YOUR market and find products that you can sell within your BRAND.

The Private Label Classroom – This is a Paid Class and Community that teaches and connects you with a support group that helps you launch a successful business. The class also meets for LIVE hangouts twice per month and has access to exclusive seller interviews.

**Note: Some of the links on this page are affiliate links.