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Keepa: Amazon price history and tracking

Keepa - Amazon Price Tracker is a browser extension for Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera and Microsoft Edge to improve your online shopping experience on the Amazon website.

Keepa was one of the extensions that we listed in our The best Amazon price trackers in 2017 overview, but we never reviewed it.

When should you buy a product on Amazon? Is the sales price really the cheapest price? What is the price on other Amazon sites the item is offered on, or on eBay? Keepa answers all of these questions and many more automatically.

The extension supports all Amazon sites and the interface languages English, German, Italian, Spanish and Japanese.

Keepa's main features:

  • Access to the price history of items on Amazon.
  • Receive notifications when an item on Amazon drops below a set threshold without registration.
  • Compare international Amazon prices and the price on eBay.
  • Import your Amazon wishlist for easy tracking.

Keepa Amazon price tracker

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Keepa functions automatically; while it adds an icon to the browser toolbar on installation, you interact with the extension on Amazon directly.

It embeds information on Amazon product pages automatically. Just scroll down a bit to access the item's price history chart directly. It may include Amazon, Used and Warehouse deals, and displays the price history for each.

The default date range is set to three months which you may change to day, week, month, year or the entire price history available.

You can unlock other information on the page, for example, the sales rank or list price of items.

The interface is filled with links and options which may intimidate some users.  Hover over statistic to display the lowest, highest, current and average price of the item in the last 90 and 180 days.

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A click on "compare Amazon prices" looks up the price of the item in other regional Amazon stores and displays price information in the interface; useful if you don't mind making purchases in those stores.

Keepa may display the new and used offer count, average rating and review count of the item next to all that.

Price Tracking on Amazon

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Keepa supports price tracking so that you are notified if the price of an item you are interested in reaches a certain threshold. You may track prices on Amazon without account registration; great.

Click on the "track product" tab to start the process. You may set the price threshold for products offered directly by Amazon as well as new and used marketplace offers.

Select "start tracking" and on the next page to "continue as guest". Keepa supports the following tracking notification options:

  • Email.
  • Twitter.
  • Facebook Messenger.
  • Telegram Messenger.
  • Web Push Notifications.
  • Android app.
  • RSS Feed.

You may enable one or multiple channels individually. Keepa includes Lightning deals information  and will rearm the alert timer after 2 days by default. The latter allows you to receive product alerts even if a product was available for the desired price in the past and Keepa notified you about it.

Note that you may sign up for a free account on the Keepa website to better track the items that you are interested in and access other information such as data which adds additional information such as a list of all variations or versions of a product.

You may want to check out the extension's settings after installation to make sure everything is set up correctly.

You may change presets, for exampe to only display Amazon price information in the graph or change the tooltip date format.

You find a currency conversion option under add-on settings to automatically convert price information provided by Keepa to the selected currency.

Closing Words

Keepa is a well designed browser extension that improve your shopping experience on Amazon. You may use it to make sure you don't overpay for an item on Amazon without changing your workflow at all.

You may set up price notifications if the price of an item is too high at the point, and use one of the supported notification options to stay in the loop and make the purchase at the appropriate time.

The service's core options are all available without registration which I like a lot. Keepa supports other nice to have features such as price comparison (international Amazon stores and eBay), currency conversion, and plenty of customization settings.

Now You: Do you use price history or tracking services?

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    Comments

    1. Ivan said on March 20, 2018 at 9:20 pm
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      How is it compared to the camelizer?

      1. Maelish said on March 21, 2018 at 3:04 pm
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        Great question, I was wondering the same thing.

      2. Martin Brinkmann said on March 21, 2018 at 3:27 pm
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        I have not used the Camelizer in a long time. The services look similar in many regards; Camelizer seems to require you to sign up for a free account before you can track prices or be notified about them. (correct me if I’m wrong on this one).

    2. Clairvaux said on March 21, 2018 at 12:08 am
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      You need to click the Show Keepa Box button to display the graph. I did not spot it at first, within the very crowded Amazon pages. I did not find any way to close the Keepa box once opened, however.

    3. Rick A. said on March 22, 2018 at 2:25 am
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      So how does the Keepa Company make money? Data Tracking/Mining with the extension ?

      1. Martin Brinkmann said on March 22, 2018 at 6:30 am
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        I assume they get commissions from Amazon.

        1. Rick A. said on March 24, 2018 at 7:20 am
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          Then it’s kind of like a referral link. it adds some kind of cookie or something to the cookie.

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