Getting Started with Pricebox

Use Pricebox to monitor your products’ prices, availability, 3p sellers, and enforce MAP pricing across marketplaces.

Upload your product catalog

To use Pricebox, you’ll first need to upload your product listings. You can add your listings individually or in bulk by uploading a CSV file. You may want to add additional columns (referred to as Custom Fields) to your product catalog to help organize, filter, and sort your product catalog.  

If you wish to monitor MAP pricing, you should enter the minimum and/or maximum allowed price for each listing. Any price outside this range will be flagged as a MAP violation. Note: Setting up MAP pricing is optional.

Caution: MAP price guidelines apply from the date you enter them onward. They do not apply retroactively in time. To view current MAP violations, it is best to use the date setting Yesterday or Today.

 

Once your product catalog has been entered into the system, it can take up to 12 hours to begin collecting pricing and seller information for your listings.

Using Pricebox

Once your product catalog has been populated, you will see the data on the Pricebox page within the Reviewbox web application.

Access the Pricebox page from the left-hand green menu by clicking on Products and then Pricebox. The page will look something like this, with the Products tab highlighted at the top of the page.

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The Pricebox interface lists the seller prices, buybox owner, buybox price, MAP violations, and other information about each of your products within a specified date range. You can view and export the buy box information or 3p seller details and see charts of the stock level and price history for each seller across different marketplaces.

The Pricebox grid contains many columns of data, grouped into five different sections: Catalog, Custom Fields, Pricing, MAP, and Buybox. The Catalog and Custom Fields sections contain information about each product listing and they are described in Guide to Catalog Management. The other sections are each described in detail below.

Your data view is highly customizable. You can reorder the columns by grabbing the heading and sliding it to the right or left. You can hide columns by clicking on the Columns button on the far right. You can filter and sort the product listings based on any columns, and you can save quick filters for later. 

Overall Pricing Data

The Pricing section of Pricebox includes five columns: Number Sellers, Avg. Price, Min. Price, Max. Price, and Max. Shipping. These data summarize pricing across ALL sellers of the product within the selected date range. So, the Avg. Price for yesterday would take into account all 3P sellers who offered the product yesterday, not just the seller who owned the buybox yesterday.

Using Pricebox to identify MAP violations

The MAP section includes three columns: Sellers with Violations, MAP Low, and MAP High. Once you have entered minimum and/or maximum pricing guidelines, those prices will be shown in the MAP Low and MAP High columns in Pricebox. You can edit these right within the page by clicking in the grid cell.

To view all products with MAP violations, you can set a filter on the Sellers with Violations column. Click the funnel icon and select Greater than or equals and enter 1. The view will update to show only those products that have one or more sellers in violation for the time range you have selected in the upper left. You can save this filter for future use as well.


To drill down into the details about the sellers offering each product, click the > on the left side of each product row. A list of sellers will expand below the row. There you can see the name of the seller, pricing data, and contact information for the seller. To see the sellers that are in violation of MAP pricing, use the column 'Had Violations'.  Screen Shot 2021-05-06 at 11.10.22 AM

Buybox Data

The Buybox section includes 15 columns of data relevant to the buybox status, product availability, and buybox owner. These data summarize pricing for the product buybox within the selected date range. So, the Avg. Price for yesterday would be the average price for the seller(s) who owned the buybox yesterday. Note: this is different from the Pricing section of Pricebox.

Data Exports

To export data directly from the Pricebox page, click on Download.  

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The Current Grid View option in the Select Download menu is useful for quickly downloading a copy of the data that you are viewing on the screen. For example, if you have filtered the data or hidden some columns, those changes will be reflected in the file you receive.

You can find out about the other data exports here: Guide to Data Exports.

Which sellers are selling my products?

Pricebox also offers a view organized around Sellers. Click on the Sellers tab at the top of the Pricebox page. The page looks like this.

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In this view, you can see information about all the sellers offering any of your products, including the number of your products they offer, their seller rating, and whether they are in MAP violation. You can leave notes about the seller or contact them directly using the link to their Amazon profile. From this page, you can also download data exports about the sellers.

If you click on the Seller Name, you can see a list of all your products that the seller is offering, and their prices.

Get notified of pricing and buy box changes

Pricebox offers automated alerts to let you know when a 3p seller wins the buy box, or when there is a MAP pricing violation, as well as other notifications. To set up notifications, see How to set up notifications .

Download your pricing and 3P seller data

For more details about the Pricebox data exports and reports, please see: Guide to Reviewbox Data Exports and Lost Buy Box Report .