As of 2/28/19, CamelCamelCamel (CCC) has removed access to the sales rank tab. The sales rank tab currently has a note that says, “Sales rank history has been disabled, we do not expect it to return, and we are unable to respond to any support requests regarding it.” Losing the sales rank data from CCC means that it’s not really worth using this tool any longer as an Amazon seller.
If you’re looking to learn how to use price and sales rank history to make smarter sourcing decisions for your Amazon business, I recommend you use a tool called Keepa instead. Keepa does have access to sales rank history and I’d love to show you how to use it. Find out more about Keepa here.
The pricing tab (for Amazon/3rd party new/3rd party used) is still free to view on CamelCamelCamel, as are the price watch tracking and notifications, but the sales rank data is no longer accessible.
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In this blog post, I’ll help you get a basic understanding of what is involved in reading a CamelCamelCamel price or
sales rank history graph while you’re sourcing for your Amazon FBA business.
We believe you shouldn’t make buying decisions for your Amazon FBA inventory based solely on today’s sales rank and pricing alone; you really need to make decisions based on the historical data.
Let’s start with the price history graph because that’s what comes up first when you search for a product on CamelCamelCamel.
On the left of the graph you’ll see the range of prices for which this item has been offered on Amazon. Along the bottom of the graph is a range of dates.
On the right side of the graph is a sliding bar where you can adjust the date range visible on the graph to 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, 1 year, or all data available.
You can also adjust the type of pricing information shown in the graph by selecting the price for Amazon (green), 3rd Party New (blue), or 3rd Party Used (red).
Next let’s look at a sales rank graph. You can toggle back and forth between sales rank and pricing history on the tabs above the graph.
With sales rank, you will find the dates are still located along the bottom of the graph. Now, however, you will find a range of sales ranks along the left side of the graph, with the higher sales rank at the bottom and lower sales rank at the top. Again, you can adjust the sliding bar on the right to show you different date ranges on the sales rank graph. One handy use of the CamelCamelCamel sales rank graph is to count the sales for a product during a certain period of time. You can tell if a sale has occurred by finding a sharp rise on the sales rank graph, which indicates a sharp drop in the sales rank. When the sales rank drops, it means a sale has occurred; a lower sales rank means more sales. You can practice counting sales on a sales rank graph that we’ve included here. As you read across the graph from left to right, any time the line has a sharp uptick, that means at least one sale has occurred. If the line rises even more sharply, there were possibly two or more sales. Go ahead and look at the graph and count how many sales you see.
How many sales did you get? We count 36 or 37 sales. There’s no way to know exactly how many sales occurred, but this is our educated guess based on this particular sales rank graph. I want to encourage you today if you’re making sourcing decisions without using historical sales rank and pricing data from CamelCamelCamel — there is a better way to buy Amazon FBA inventory! You can make smarter sourcing decisions. Your business will hugely benefit if you take the time to learn how to use CamelCamelCamel.
This blog post is just scratching the surface on what I can teach you about CamelCamelCamel. To find out everything there is to know about using CamelCamelCamel to make smart sourcing decisions, be sure to check out our course, The Reseller’s Guide to How to Keepa Camel: Using Amazon Sales History to Make Smart Sourcing Decisions. This course is a combo ebook and video course where I walk you through everything you need to know to make sense of both CamelCamelCamel and Keepa in ways you’ve never thought of.
How about you? Do you use CamelCamelCamel? How do you best use Camel? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below.