On Amazon, many sellers are looking to put themselves at an advantage. And some of them will use black hat strategies, such as buying out your inventory by coupon stacking.
Not only will you lose the profits, but your inventory levels could get too low to keep up with.
Fortunately, there are tools that help you protect against those sellers! And one of these is Helium 10 Inventory Protector.
- Helium 10 Inventory Protector protects you from fraudulent buyers by limiting orders per user.
- You can edit multiple ASINs at once, making it easy & quick to start protecting your products.
What Is Helium 10 Inventory Protector & Why Do You Need It?
One of the issues that many beginner FBA sellers do is that they get excited when launching a new product. And while that’s okay, they might start making mistakes when creating coupons. For example, not selecting “one use per customer.”
And that small mistake could cost fortunes as the fraudulent buyers could buy 999 of your products for pennies.
And that’s where Helium 10 Inventory Protection comes in! While it won’t fix your coupon mistakes, it does protect you against sellers being able to buy absurd amounts of your products.
3 Features of Helium 10 Inventory Protector
Feature #1 - Set Order Limits per User
The main feature of this tool is the ability to set order limits for your products.
With this, you can select precisely how much you want people to be able to buy from you.
This could start from 1 to 999 per customer.
However, I suggest you leave it at between 1 to 5 products per customer.
Feature #2 - Edit Multiple ASINs at Once
Setting order limits per user is good and all, but if you have hundreds of products on Amazon already, it could become painful to add inventory protectors to all of them.
Fortunately, Helium 10 has enabled you to edit multiple ASINs at once.
All you’ve got to do is select the products you want to edit, add the order limit number, and let Helium 10 do the rest.
Feature #3 - An Easy-To-Use Dashboard
And lastly, to make the tool even better, Helium 10 has ensured that the dashboard is as easy to use. It looks like a spreadsheet which is a great way to show you important data, such as the protection status, at a glance.
3-Step Guide to Using Helium 10 Inventory Protector
Now that you have a deep understanding of this Helium 10 tool, it’s time to show you how you can start protecting your products! Fortunately, it’s a simple product to use, and all it requires is the following steps:
Step #1 - Login to Helium 10
To start off, you need to be logged in to your Helium 10 account. You can do this by clicking the “Log In“ button on the top right corner of the website. It’s right next to the “Sign Up For Free” button.
Once clicked, fill in your login credentials and continue to the next step.
Now you should be at the Helium 10 dashboard! If that’s true, then it’s time to navigate to the Inventory protector page.
Start by clicking on the “Tools” dropdown menu in the top left corner.
Then you should be greeted with lists filled with tools. What you’re looking for is the “Operations” list, where you’ll find an option called “Inventory Protector.”
Click on it, and you’re ready for the next step.
Step #3 - Pick Your Desired ASINs and Activate the Protector
Now all that is left to do is to activate Helium 10 inventory protector for your products. Fortunately, it’s straightforward to do. Here’s what you need to do:
- Pick all products you’d like to protect! You can do that by clicking on the boxes in the second column of the spreadsheet.
- Then click the “Protect” button on the top right corner. It’s next to the “Learn” button.
- After that, a window should pop up! Now all you have to do is pick the max order quantity and hit the green “Protect“ button.
To access the Inventory Protector, you must have a paid Helium 10 account.
Fortunately, unlike some other tools, Helium 10 Inventory Protector is available for all paid plans with no restrictions! So you can protect as many ASINs as you want.
So choosing the plan should be considered by what other tools you’d like to use.
Here’s the pricing list:
- Starter Plan – $29 per month
- Platinum Plan – $84 per month
- Diamond Plan – $209 per month
- Elite Plan – $399 per month
Who Are Coupon Stackers?
Coupon stackers tend to be sellers who buy out your inventory for pennies.
They do that by using all the coupons you’ve released to get the price down extremely low.
Start Protecting Your Inventory Today!
So as you can see, Helium 10 Inventory Protector is an essential tool for any serious Amazon seller. That’s because it protects you from fraudulent buyers who aim to empty your inventories.
However, this is only one of the inventory tools in Helium 10’s arsenal. If you’d like to learn more about them, you can check out our Helium 10 Inventory Management article.