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Amazon Price Tracking: How to Monitor Price Changes

Amazon Price Tracking: How to Monitor Price Changes

A conscientious Amazon shopper knows Amazon price tracking is an essential part of getting a good deal. Prices are ever-changing on the world’s biggest online retailer site.

Sellers on the platform are renowned for bumping their prices up so they can offer faux “discounts” a couple of weeks later, especially ahead of big events like Amazon Prime Day, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday.

Amazon and Walmart have also been locked in a price war for several years now – a high-stakes race that results in Amazon dropping its prices again and again to keep the competition ablaze with rivaling retailers.

Prices are in flux all the time, which is why getting set up with an Amazon price tracking tool, like Visualping, is a strategic way to stay on top of Amazon’s price changes, and always know when there’s a good deal.

An Amazon algorithm matches or beats prices from other websites and stores, continuously lowering the cost of its products.

Instead of bookmarking the Amazon products you’ve got your eye on and hitting the refresh button every so often to see if the price dropped, thrifty shoppers can use this Amazon price tracking tool to do the work for them.

What is an Amazon price tracking tool?

In today’s digital era of shopping online, it’s easier than ever to continuously monitor and compare prices over time.

A price tracker is an Amazon seller tool or software that can track the fluctuations of product prices in the marketplace, including

Many eCommerce shoppers use a price tracking tool to track the ever-constant price fluctuations of online products. Price tracking tools detect when a price changes, and send the user a notification when such a change is detected.

Price tracking tools not only alert you when a price changes, but they make it easier to compare price tags of products across different retail sites – if you’re monitoring several online product pages simultaneously.

Here are a few requirements you should keep in mind while choosing a price tracking software.

The best Amazon price trackers:
  • Alert you as soon as it detects a price change.

  • Should allow you to track any product on Amazon, and should not restrict you to a selection of items.

  • Include a free chrome extension to easily create price alerts.  

With Visualping, if a product price increases or item price drops, the shopper receives a notification, making it easier to stay on top of fluctuations over time, and be able to decipher when you’re getting a good deal. They also help shoppers efficiently compare the prices of products across different websites, over time.

Interested in Amazon price tracking?

Sign up with Visualping to monitor price changes on any Amazon product page and get notified when the price drops.

STEP 1: Enter the URL you want to monitor
STEP 2: Enter your email address

Your Amazon price tracking tool: Visualping

If the trouble of manually rechecking Amazon product pages, and then comparing them to other online retailers, isn’t for you, then consider signing up for Amazon price tracking with Visualping.

With over 1 million users, Visualping is the world’s top website checker. But don’t take our word for it - Visualping is ranked as the best website change monitoring tool by G2, the #1 tool to monitor website changes by Hongkiat, and the #1 website change detection tool by MakeUseOf. Lifehacker, NBC, The Washington Post and Forbes, among others, recommend using Visualping to watch web page changes.

And it can be easily used as a price tracker to monitor price drops.

How does it work?

Anyone can use Visualping to get notified, in real-time, when a web page changes.

When it detects a page change – such as the original price crossed out, with the new discounted price next to it – you get price drop notifications via email. Each alert includes a screenshot of the web page, with all the changes highlighted for you to see.


The price drop alerts also include a link at the bottom of the product URL, so you can navigate to your monitored page and make your purchase – promptly, before the discount catches on and everyone else rushes to snag the product.

Is it free?

It’s a free tool online, with several affordable subscription options for higher frequency monitoring, that sends you an email alert when your web page changes.

What else can Visualping track?

Visualping is commonly used as a price tracker that alerts you of price drop alerts from any web pages you want online.

It’s especially handy during sale events, like when savvy shoppers want automatic alerts on the best Black Friday deals and best Cyber Monday deals of the year.

As well as monitoring Amazon’s stickers, Visualping can also be used for Walmart price tracking, Best Buy price tracking and as a Target inventory checker.

Visualping is also commonly used to monitor product stock online, to track product availability and get restock alerts when the item you got your eye on goes back in stock.

More specifically, the pricing tracking tool is commonly used to monitor limited-edition products, as a PS5 stock checker and Xbox series x stock tracker.

But it’s more than an online tool to track limited edition video games. On a serious note, during the baby formula shortage in mid 2022, Visualping was used by many parents as a baby formula stock tracker online.

And, during the Coronavirus pandemic, when vaccines were first approved at the onset of 2021, hundreds of thousands used Visualping to be alerted of Covid-19 vaccine availability in their neighborhood.

And getting set up is easy.

Amazon pricing tracking: How to monitor price changes

To get started with Amazon price tracking, simply navigate to Visualping’s homepage, and copy and paste the URL of the product page you want to track.

Next you customize your monitoring settings, such as the part of the page you want monitored, how often you want the page checked, and the email address you want the alerts sent to.

And you’re done!

Step-by-step instructions on how to get set up with Amazon price tracking

Step 1: Copy and paste the URL of the product page you want to monitor into the search field on Visualping’s homepage. You don’t need to first sign up. Click Go.

Step 2: Once the page appears in the viewport, select the part of the page you want monitored. For price tracking products, this is the part of the page surrounding the price.


Step 3: Specify the frequency you want Visualping to check the page – every 5 minutes, 30 minutes, hourly, daily, etc.

Step 4: Type the email address you want the alerts to be sent to. Click Start Monitoring, and that’s it!

Step 5: Visualping will send you an email, asking you to make a password for your account. Don’t forget to do this. The password completes your account, and allows you to login to your user-dashboard, where you can view all your Visualping monitors and email alerts in one location.

Visualping takes automatic screenshots of the product page at regular intervals – every 5 minutes, 30 minutes, hourly, daily, etc – and compares each image to the last to check for changes.

Visualping offers several subscription options for those looking for higher frequency monitoring.


Amazon sellers are notorious for bumping up their prices before artificially listing their items as discounted. Amazon and Walmart are also locked in a price war, regularily droppng prices to outcompete the other.

By signing up with Amazon price tracking, you don’t have to manually check the product pages yourself, and remember the original listed prices yourself. You also don’t have to manually compare the price to other sets to ensure you’re getting a deal.

Simply set up multiple monitors on different ecommerce sites, and get notified when the price drops on one of them.

Set it and forget it – We’ll let you know when the price changes.

Happy Amazon monitoring!

Want to be notified when there’s a price drop?

Sign up with Visualping to monitor any product’s price, and get alerted when there’s a discount.

Want to be notified when there’s a price drop?

Start Monitoring Now (It's Free)

Want to be notified when there’s a price drop?

Sign up with Visualping to monitor any product’s price, and get alerted when there’s a discount.

Start Monitoring Now (It's Free)

Emily Fenton

Emily is the Content Marketing Manager at Visualping. She has a degree in English Literature and a Masters in Management. When she’s not researching and writing about all things Visualping, she loves exploring new restaurants, playing guitar and petting her cats.