Amazon DSP is Amazon’s demand-side platform that lets you manage and programmatically buy ads both on and off of Amazon. This tool also gives you access to the audience targeting data that is exclusive to Amazon, helping you reach customers across many platforms.
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And definitely how to incorporate Amazon DSP into your overall advertising strategy.
Most Amazon video ads are short, branded videos that give customers a glimpse at what your product has to offer. These videos will play automatically as long as half of the video is in view on the screen.
Amazon video ads will be seen on all Amazon websites, both on desktop and mobile. This applies to both home pages and product detail pages.
Amazon audio ads let you reach customers who listen to Amazon Music channels. This helps you maintain your connection with your audience even when they’re not on their screens. Audio ads are still in the beta version, so they are not as widely available.
Your audio ads will play on the free Amazon Music, as well as Alexa-enabled devices, like Amazon Echo and Fire TV.
Amazon DSP is not restricted by whether or not you sell on Amazon, but there are best practices to consider.
For example, if you choose to use Amazon DSP through an Amazon account executive, they require a $35,000 minimum investment. You’ll also be relatively limited in how you can spend that money.
But going through Amazon to access your DSP isn’t your only option. Specialized agencies, like Buy Box Experts, have garnered a lot of attention from both vendors and Amazon with how they approach DSP differently.
With Buy Box Experts on your side, this is what you can expect:
Amazon DSP is great for any company that wants to expand its reach and take advantage of Amazon’s audience. Of course, that encompasses the goals of a lot of companies—who wouldn’t want access to Amazon’s data?
To better illustrate the utility of Amazon DSP, consider the following examples:
When you first open your Amazon shop, you’re putting yourself up against fierce competition. And you need to find a way to outshine veteran vendors and name-brand products quickly if you want to stay in business. That’s where an aggressive advertising strategy with DSP can help.
After you’ve established a modest base of customers and have a few positive reviews in tow, you can use Amazon DSP to further raise brand awareness. Potential customers will start to notice you both on and off of Amazon with display ads and sponsored product placements. And as you raise awareness, you’ll see your sales increase too.
If you’d like to start using Amazon DSP you have two options:
For most brands, we recommend a $5K monthly budget for Sponsored Advertising (for products sold on Amazon). If you are an Amazon seller ready to expand into DSP (or are a non-endemic advertiser whose only option is DSP) we recommend $10K/month to properly leverage the platform.
No. Because Amazon is the number one marketplace in the U.S and attracts a wide variety of consumers, there are ways we can leverage their shopper data for almost any industry, whether or not you sell on Amazon.
There are a number of reports available that measure several KPIs useful for tracking progress toward advertising goals. Buy Box Experts uses advanced software to organize and visualize that data and watch trends over time, so you understand what it all means, and how to act on it.
Amazon has doubled down on its advertising business the past few years. Paid placements on the marketplace have increased exponentially and often all “above-the-fold” search results are paid placements. Your competitors are certainly advertising both in search results and on your product pages and, if you are not, your market share will erode over time. If your goals include growing your Amazon business, advertising is a must.
Done well, and when coupled with listing conversion rate optimization, effective advertising can dramatically increase traffic and conversions. Beyond that, a lot of performance metrics on the platform depend on advertising, and it’s difficult to succeed in, say, SEO for instance, without a complimentary ad campaign.
99% of brands are leaking money on Amazon.