Introduction

The Exclusions panel contains time-saving global filters. They're global because they affect all of your searches. Including product search, reverse search, wholesale, library, and Amazon flips.

Use these filters to remove items you do not want to see, source domains you don't want to visit, or products you are not allowed to sell. Removing items at the global level, you'll cut your search time (a bit) and more importantly eliminate the need to remove them each time you run a search.

 

1  Opening the Exclusions panel

  1. On the dashboard, click SETTINGS. A drop-down menu displays.

  2. Click Settings. The Settings page displays.

  3. Click Searching on the top menu.

  4. Click the tab SEARCH FILTERS.

  5. Scroll down to the Exclusions heading.

 

2  Using exclusion filters

The Exclusions panel has five filters. Each filter is described below.

 

2.1  Excluding search categories

You can exclude entire product categories from showing products during your searches, for example if you are gated in clothing, you may like to omit these from your results.

  1. Click the CATEGORY EXCLUSION MANAGER button. A new panel displays.

  2. Click the arrow. A drop-down menu displays.

  3. Scroll down the list and click the category you want to exclude. A check mark displays.

  4. Select as many categories as you wish.

  5. When you're finished, click SAVE.

2.2  Excluding brands

Over time, you'll learn certain brands are restricted or gated, or simply can't be handled in the arbitrage game without drama from intellectual property or other reasons. It just makes sense to exclude them from your searches.

Use the brand exclusion tool with care. Sometimes, you can find an ASIN which is not gated. Some brands are very clear to block in full, others you may not wish to block the entire brand.

Or in other words, if you exclude ALL Lego, you may also be excluding certain Lego ASIN's that are not in fact, for some reason with the Amazon algorithms, blocked for you. 

  • FYI: gated is an Amazon term that means prevented from a selling a brand or product category. Over time, a brand or product category can be ungated, which means you have permission to sell it.

There are two ways to exclude a brand.

Option 1

Exclude product categories from searches.

  1. Click the CATEGORY EXCLUSION MANAGER button. A new panel displays.

  2. Enter a brand name in the field and then click the green (+) button.

  3. Repeat process to add a new brand.

  4. To delete a brand, click the red (x) below the field.

  5. When you're finished, click SAVE.

 

Option 2

Import a bulk list of restrictions on a spreadsheet file (e.g. csv).

  1. Prepare a bulk list by creating a spreadsheet with two columns: source country and brand.

  2. Add rows of data.

  3. Save the file.

  4. Click the IMPORT BRANDS button on the Brand Exclusion Manager panel. The Import Brands panel displays.

  5. Click Choose File.

  6. Locate the file on your computer and then click Open.

  7. Under Select Import Type, choose an option: Add to Existing List or Overwrite Existing List.

  8. Click UPLOAD.

2.3  Exclude ASINs

You can exclude one or more specific ASINs from scans.

  1. Click the ASIN EXCLUSION MANAGER button. A new panel displays.

  2. Enter one ASIN in the field and then click the green (+) button.

  3. Repeat process to add a new ASIN.

  4. To delete an ASIN, click the red (x) below the field.

  5. When you're finished, click SAVE.

 

2.4  Exclude keywords

You can exclude one or more keywords from scans, thereby excluding products that contain these words. Things like perfume come to mind, or if you want to avoid Packs or Bundles, you might also add those keywords.

  1. Click the KEYWORD EXCLUSION MANAGER button. A new panel displays.

  2. Enter one keyword in the field and then click the green (+) button.

  3. Repeat process to add a new keyword.

  4. To delete a keyword, click the red (x) below the field.

  5. When you're finished, click SAVE.

 

2.5  Exclude reverse search domains

You can exclude one or more domains from a reverse search, such as ebay where it may be showing you too many recently expired results.

  1. Click the DOMAIN EXCLUSION MANAGER button. A new panel displays.

  2. Click the arrow. A drop-down menu displays.

  3. Scroll down the list and click the domain you want to exclude from your reverse searches. A check mark displays.

  4. Select as many domains as you wish.

  5. When you're finished, click SAVE.

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