Hi, welcome to my Profit Scraper review. I’ve been wanting to write this for a while now as I have been a member since September 2017. But now I feel like I have used Profit Scraper for long enough to be able to write an honest, informed review of it.
Product Name: Profit Scraper
Type: Amazon to eBay dropshipping software
Price: Starting from $67 per month for 500 listings
Rating: Not bad
Recommended? Yes, but not as your only source of income
- Profit Scraper Review Video
- What I Like and Dislike About Profit Scraper
- What is Profit Scraper?
- Why Did I Sign Up to Profit Scraper?
- What Are the Main Features of Profit Scraper?
- Profit Scraper Pricing
- Did I Make Money with Profit Scraper?
- What’s the Best Approach with Profit Scraper?
- A Word of Warning
- Do I Recommend Profit Scraper?
Profit Scraper Review Video
What I Like and Dislike About Profit Scraper
If you are short on time and just want a quick list of pros and cons, you can skip the rest of my Profit Scraper review and just read these Likes and Dislikes.
What I Like About Profit Scraper
- Very easy to use.
- Quickest and easiest way to start making sales online.
- No need to hold any stock.
- Facebook group makes it easy to discuss things with other members.
What I DON’T Like About Profit Scraper
- Training for beginners could be better.
- Very easy to end up making a loss if you don’t keep your eye on the numbers.
- You can get censored on the Facebook group if you are too negative, which I suppose is understandable from the owner’s perspective.
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What is Profit Scraper?
Profit Scraper is web-based software that almost totally automates the business of dropshipping from Amazon to eBay. Using Profit Scraper, you can find items on Amazon, list them on eBay, and then have it monitor your eBay listings. Then, when someone buys one of the items on eBay, it automatically orders the item from Amazon and sends it to your eBay customer. Also, it regularly checks the prices of all the items and automatically adjusts the prices of your eBay listings.
It is essential to use software like this if you want to successfully buy many items on Amazon and sell them on eBay. If you were to try to do all this manually, there would just not be enough hours in the day. You would not be able to keep up with checking the prices for every item and manually updating each one that has changed.
Now, you may be wondering, won’t your customers complain if they receive their items in Amazon packaging? Well, actually most don’t seem to mind this. I’ve only had a very small number of customers mention it, and none have given me bad feedback because of it.
Why Did I Sign Up to Profit Scraper?
I had been thinking about doing some type of arbitrage for a while. I had heard of the concept of buying products on Amazon and then selling them on eBay, but I never got round to actually properly investigating it.
I have been trying to make money online for years, and the previous main thing I was involved with was Wealthy Affiliate. After 2.5 years there things fell apart after I started to realise that I was not having much success at all and started to complain about it. Eventually I lost my write access at WA and never got it back.
I quickly decided that I needed a new way forward, so I looked into the whole thing of selling Amazon items on eBay. I researched various software and eventually decided that Profit Scraper was the best one to try. So, in September 2017 I started my free trial, which after a week became a paid membership.
I quickly made my first few sales and was very excited. This was the quickest I had ever made money online, and the easiest too! Unfortunately, all was not quite as it seemed, but more about that later…
What Are the Main Features of Profit Scraper?
Find items from successful sellers
There is a little trick where you can search eBay for an item sold on Amazon, then look at what eBay sellers have sold that item on eBay. You can then put a seller’s username into Profit Scraper and it will go off and find all the items that that seller has recently sold.
In addition to that, Profit Scraper also comes with a browser plugin called Dropship Bot, which you can use to just bulk scrape items directly from Amazon. This can be good if you want to scrape the best sellers or a particular category of items.
However, there is a different browser plugin called easync.io which is a lot faster at scraping the items from Amazon. But either way, once you have scraped a load of items, you can easily copy and paste the product code numbers into Profit Scraper and it will then go and retrieve all the details for all those items.
Bulk upload items to eBay
Once the details for all items have been retrieved from Amazon by Profit Scraper, you can go through them and edit them, and then upload them in bulk to eBay. This is far quicker than if you had to do all this manually yourself.
Price and stock monitoring
One of the biggest features of Profit Scraper is its ability to regularly monitor the price and stock of all the items you have listed on eBay. If an item goes out of stock on Amazon or the price changes, Profit Scraper automatically updates the item on eBay. It does this about every 45 minutes. If you had to do that yourself, you would never get through them all and you might go insane in the process, so this feature is essential.
This feature is not essential. You can turn it off and then just manually process your orders, which doesn’t actually take very long if you only get a few sales per day, so you might want to have it turned off at the beginning. However, as you build up your listings and start getting more sales, it can be really useful to use auto ordering, especially if you are busy with other things during the day. Auto ordering used to cost $0.40 per order, but then they reduced it to just $0.15.
Profit Scraper Pricing
There is a range of membership levels depending on how many eBay listings you have:
- 500 listings: $67/month
- 1000 listings: $97/month
- 1500 listings: $137/month
- 2500 listings: $167/month
- 5000 listings: $297/month
- 7500 listings: $375/month
- 10000 listings: $497/month
- 15000 listings: $600/month
- 20000 listings: $800/month
- 30000 listings: $1200/month
- 50000 listings: $1500/month
But that is not your only expense. You also have eBay fees to pay. Once you start having a significant number of listings, you will need to have either a Featured or Anchor store/shop.
The prices are:
- Featured store/shop: $74.95 or £69 (+VAT)
- Anchor store/shop: $349.95 or £399 (+VAT)
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So, as you can see, the expenses are quite considerable, and you need to make sure you’re making enough money from your sales to cover these fees each month. When you see the “profit” on your Profit Scraper dashboard, that is just for the transactions; it does not include your monthly subscriptions for eBay and Profit Scraper, so this is something to watch out for. You can think you are earning more money than you actually are.
In fact, this is a trap that beginners to Profit Scraper can very easily fall into. Each day you might see £5 or £10 profit on your Profit Scraper dashboard and get excited that you’ve made that nice little bit of profit for very little effort. Then a month later you have to pay your eBay and Profit Scraper subscriptions and all that “profit” vanishes.
Did I Make Money with Profit Scraper?
Early on I was told by the official Profit Scraper training person to set my profit settings really low and to just keep listing all the time and then removing unsold items and listing new items in their place. I didn’t keep a close enough eye on the numbers at first, but after a few months I took a really close look and realised I had made a loss of more than £500.
Slowly I am starting to claw my way back up and I hope to be making an overall profit soon.
What’s the Best Approach with Profit Scraper?
I thought it would be good to make this Profit Scraper review a bit more helpful than simply telling you what I think of it. I wanted to give you some advice too.
Beginners are taught to optimise their listing titles. I did this for a long time, often copying titles of best selling eBay items. The problem is, this can be quite time consuming and the benefits are minimal really.
Instead, I’ve found it’s better to just bulk scrape from Amazon and then upload them to eBay without editing them at all. This is a lot quicker. The only thing I do before uploading them is to quickly check they have the correct category selected and change it if it’s wrong.
In addition to this, I have been having some success with Promoted Listings. This is a feature on eBay where you can agree to pay higher listing fees in exchange for having your items promoted as ads. The great thing about it is that you only have to pay if you make a sale, so there’s not really anything to lose.
I’ve found that setting the ad fee at 10% for everything is quite effective, and then it’s just a case of allowing for that with your prices. There is a clever way of doing it where you just add 10% to the PayPal fee in the Profit Scraper settings, so then your profit shown on the PS dashboard is more accurate.
A Word of Warning
You might make a little bit of extra money with Profit Scraper or you might make a lot. You might even earn enough to replace a well-paid full-time job. One word of warning, though: it can all come crashing down at any moment. It’s very easy to get eBay restrictions for items being in the wrong category for example. So far I think I’ve had one 3 day restriction and one 7 day restriction.
If you get too many of these restrictions, you can end up getting your eBay account closed down. I saw that happen to one seller. All of a sudden, just like that, he lost everything.
Of course, there is one way round all that: stealth. One of the admins of the Profit Scraper Facebook Group sells an eBay stealth guide. Personally, I’m not keen on the idea of that because it’s all about having fake identities. Also, if your actions cause one of your eBay accounts to get shut down, surely it’s only a matter of time before the others do too? You’re on borrowed time really.
Another thing to watch out for is you can get problems with PayPal. If you make too many sales too quickly, PayPal can place a restriction on your account and stop you from withdrawing some of your money, or even all of it. This can seriously affect your flow of money. You need that sales money from PayPal to pay for buying items from Amazon.
In fact, one guy made the mistake of growing his eBay listing too quickly and ended up with his PayPal account totally frozen; as a result he had to quit completely.
So, my advice is to grow gradually. The standard figure I have seen people mention is the 10% rule. Each day, never list or delist more than 10% of the number of listings you already have. So, if you have 1,000 listings, you can list 100 more that day. Don’t go bumping your listings suddenly up to 5,000 or anything like that. Grow slowly so you don’t attract unnecessary attention.
Do I Recommend Profit Scraper?
Tentatively, yes. I think it’s worth trying, but my advice is to not rely on it as your main source of income. It’s worth playing around with in addition to other money making methods. Ideally, I think it’s best to have several sources of income anyway because that spreads the risk.
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Anyway, I hope you found my Profit Scraper review helpful. If you have any comments or questions, feel free to post them below.
All the best,