So, what is it? well, in a nut shell Profit Scraper is a tool that finds items that are cheaper on Amazon than eBay, after PayPal fees etc… It’s happened for you years, and you’ve probably even seen items cheaper on Amazon yourself (it works vice versa too).
The beauty of this tool is that it even lists the item on to your eBay store, then when someone orders from your eBay store, the app places the order with Amazon and gets it delivered to the buyers address – without you doing a single thing.
What do you need to get started?
- eBay account (higher feedback the better)
- eBay Shop
- Amazon account (preferably Amazon Prime),
- Profit Scraper account.
As you probably guessed, there is a bit of an outlay with some cash used to open an eBay store and then the added cost of a Profit Scraper membership of $67 a month – but please note there is a 7 day free trial to give it a whirl and see if its for you.
An Amazon Prime account is also needed as it gives free shipping, along with a wide range of other benefits. Amazon also offer a free months trial too, so you can use this along with your trial to see if Profit Scraper really is for you.
I won’t go in to all the ins and outs of how to use Profit Scraper as the help section of their site does a really good job of that. But, if you do get stuck then the Profit Scraper team also offer a free 1-2-1 training session over Skype – which is really useful for any questions you may have.
So the burning question is how did I get on? well the first month I made probably around £5-10 net profit. eBay then doubled my listing power due to good performance and month 2 I made around £220 net profit. Month 3 my listings were doubled once again and my profit was roughly £500. The 4 month my listings were doubled yet again, and the month also landed around the Christmas period and I made just over £1,100 net profit.
It was the fourth month that I stopped using Profit Scraper . It wasn’t because it didn’t work, no far from it. It did work! and it brought in a decent amount of cash for me. However, I was getting a large amount of support messages and returns which unfortunately you have to handle manually, and I just didn’t have the time.Profit Scraper would really work for someone who has a lot of free time on their hands and wants to make a real go at an online business. It works the same way as any other drop shipping method would, but it’s all automated up until the point of customer support.
When you become a member you get to join their private Facebook group where other members share ideas and ask questions, it’s a vital part of being a member as sharing is caring! Everyone in the group is really friendly and it’s motivating to see some of the other users profits.
A lot of people go on to hire virtual assistants to let them deal with the day to day runnings.
Used in combination with a cash back credit card, or a loyalty points credit card you could also add some serious extra cash in to the profits. My final month I was turning over around £15,000 a month.Profit Scraper is open to users globally, and you can use it on eBay UK & US (and a few others I believe). As well as Amazon, you can also use Costco as a supplier.
If for example you need to do a return, just head over to the Amazon live chat and explain exactly what the user has said to you. Luckily enough, Amazon provide good customer service and refunds are done quickly and no questions asked – with free delivery on returns.
Overall, is it worth it? yes, especially if you have the time to devote to it. You don’t need any technical knowledge to run it, just understand the basics and provide good customer support. The model relies on eBay doubling your listing allowance each month, so keep the buyers sweet and your profits will increase monthly.