This article shows you how to use the tools in the Other Filters panel. The Other Filters panel is available on two search portals:
- Product Search
- Wholesale Search
Most of the tools on the Other Filters panel are suitable for advanced users who want to deep dive into data. Many new users prefer not to go down that rabbit hole.
Having said that, it's good to know these tools exists.
There is one tool you need to know about because it delivers interesting results without chasing a rabbit.
The Other Filters panel is roughly divided into three groups:
- no matches
- out of stock
- reverse search
Each group is described below.
1. Selecting no matches
No Match means the search could not find a product with a match at Amazon.
Most users walk away from this situation. No Match could mean you're first to the marketplace with a product (not always profitable), or (more likely) Amazon has the product, but it's mislabeled (in which case you're going down the rabbit hole in search of a solution).
- Toggle ON the first switch to include No Matches in your search results.
- Toggle OFF the first switch to omit No Matches in your search results.
- Toggle ON the second switch to include only No Matches in your search results.
- Toggle OFF the second switch to omit No Matches in your search results.
- Note: For the majority of new users, we suggest leaving both toggles in the OFF position.
2. Selecting out of stock
Sometimes a search finds an item that is out of stock on Amazon. That's great news for you, isn't it? Order the product and get yourself exclusively into Amazon's Buy Box?
It can also be that you've come across a duplicate of the product in Amazons catalog, presenting itself as an out of stock ASIN, while a fully stocked identical product exists under another ASIN.
It's important to see if you've uncovered a gem or a dud. Doing a title search on the Amazon search page is one easy way. Perhaps you'll find the same product under a slightly different name.
Or you may discover that it is in fact an ASIN with a good sales history, recently out of stock, and just waiting for you to send in a shipment.
We suggest this configuration for most users who want to explore these potential opportunitues:
- Toggle ON the first switch to include Amazon out of stock items.
- Toggle OFF the second switch. This is for specialized searches.
3. Reverse Search Results of More Sources
Here is a filter that many users enjoy.
- Toggle ON the first switch to activate a reverse search based on UPC codes.
3.1 What does reverse search mean?
To answer that question, let's recap the steps so far:
- Select a store (or wholesaler) to search.
- Enter categories.
- Activate filters.
After setting up the search, you engage the algorithm. Tactical Arbitrage finds product matches between the source and Amazon. The matches meet your profit and ROI thresholds.
Reverse search goes one step farther.
As it makes matches against Amazon ASIN's, it also checks other source stores which carry the same item.
Reverse search expands the list of potentially profitably products by looking at many sources. It may not find a positive ROI at the store you initially chose to search, but it may find an alternate source that stocks the item cheaper.
- Note: We suggest users can benefit by toggling ON the reverse search switch for UPC. The search time will increases a bit, but so does the potential reward.
You can also turn it on for Title and Image matches, however the match quality does decline a little and the time to search will increase. It is up to you if you want to dig further and also use this.