Amazon is a forever-growing online marketplace with over 350 million products for shoppers to choose from. But how can anyone identify a single product through the millions in its catalogue? It’s all thanks to the ASIN number.
By using an ASIN , Amazon users can easily track down a specific product they are after instead of wading through a list of items using a general search. Even better, the ASIN number can give you more secret information about a product if you’re using Amazon seller software.
But what exactly is an ASIN number and where can you find it? We’ll answer those question in this guide, along with offering a few tricks on what you can use an ASIN for.
What is an ASIN number?
Amazon Standard Identification Number (ASIN) is a ten-digit alphanumeric unique code that identifies products on Amazon. When sellers create a new product in Amazon’s product catalog, the product is given a unique ASIN number.
This helps Amazon users identify products on Amazon easily. Nearly every product in Amazon’s catalogue has an ASIN number, except for books, which have an International Standard Book Number (ISBN). The number should look like this: “B0BRWYFGYT.”
An ASIN is essential in order to sell a product on Amazon. Sellers can either create a new ASIN or use an existing one when putting up a product to sell.
How to find an ASIN number?
The ASIN of any product can be found on the Amazon product listing page of that product. It is under the Product Information section of the page.
1. On Amazon.com, search for a product you want to know the ASIN number of in the search box.
2. Click on the product.
3. Scroll down to the Product Information section and check the ASIN number.
What can I use an ASIN number for?
Along with it being a handy tool for buyers and sellers to identify a product and track it down quickly, an Amazon ASIN number can also be used to gain a lot of information about a product.
Provided you have the right software.
For those looking to find a product to sell through Amazon FBA, seller software including AMZScout and Jungle Scout can take advantage of a product’s ASIN number and offer extra detail about how a competitor is selling an item.
For example, AMZScout boasts Reverse ASIN Lookup. This feature will look up the keywords used on any product listed on Amazon, meaning you can find a strong competitor, punch in its ASIN and find out all the keywords its using – along with how successful they are. This is particularly good if you’re looking for the best keywords to boost your Amazon sales.
Here’s a look at how it’s done.
1. Open AMZScout (https://amzscout.net/) in your browser and sign in.
2. Select Keyword Research on the top taskbar, then Reverse ASIN Lookup.
3. Enter the ASIN number of a competing product in the search bar.
4. Then press Find Keywords.
5. A list of all the Amazon Search Keywords associated with that product will appear. Here, you can find the following:
Relevance Score: Shows how relevant the keyword is to the product (The higher the score, the more often the product is found organically).
Est. Month Search Volume: The average monthly searches using these words.
Organic Rank Page: The page number the product appears on when using these words.
Organic Rank Position: The position the product is placed on the results page.
Sponsored Page: The page number where the product is placed for advertisements targeting the keyword.
Sales for Page 1: Number of sales you need over eight days in order for your product to appear on
page one for that keyword.
There you have it. Reverse ASIN Lookup lets you find out extra details about a specific product just through you may be competing with.
If you’re looking for a few more tricks on selling through Amazon FBA, check out how to get search volume for keywords in Amazon, how to find a supplier on Alibaba and how to order product samples on Alibaba.