An advertising strategy to help you hit your business goals

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As an advertiser, you’re bound to have goals you want to hit. But how can you best reach them? As a first step, consider which products to add to your campaigns. Amazon Ads’ machine learning capabilities identify products that are more likely to engage customers, if you advertise them with Sponsored Products. Adding them to your ad campaigns can help increase your ad-attributed sales and reach your business goals.

To help you leverage these advertising opportunities, your products recommendations are featured as labels on your campaign creation page. The gray ‘suggested’ labels highlight products that are most likely to generate impressions and clicks when advertised, and the green labels can give you more insight on why these products are recommended.*

Take a look at this short video to learn more about product recommendations and how to add them to your campaigns:

Based on your business goals, you may consider focusing on specific type of products recommendations and tactics that can help you reach them. Let’s explore some of the goals you may have:

*Product labels are not currently available in the EU5.


I want to increase awareness of my products

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I want to increase awareness of my products

Add products with a ‘New product’ label to your campaigns

Advertising new products can help drive awareness of a product early on in its lifetime on the Amazon store. Engagement at the beginning of a product’s launch on the Amazon store can help drive traffic, sales, and reviews. A strong start can help improve awareness of your product by shoppers looking for similar items.

New products observed 36 times more clicks when advertised, compared to products that are not new.1


Look for the ‘New product’ green labels on your campaign creation page and add them to your campaign.

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Promote your products in a new country

If you’re looking to reach more customers, explore advertising your products in additional countries. Shoppers across the globe may be looking for products like yours and advertising helps you increase visibility internationally. Consider that some products may be in demand at different times throughout the year, such as differences in seasonality, local holidays, and peak shopping events. Make sure to tap into these local nuances to help maximize your reach in a country that isn’t your own.

Advertisers saw an average return on ad spend (ROAS) of 2.4, 4 months after launching Sponsored Products campaigns in a country other than their brand’s home country.2


Start with identifying a country in which your product is currently not advertised in but eligible for ads. Explore local holidays and peak shopping events, and times in which there’s an increased demand for your product category, for example by leveraging the category insights within the Marketplace product guidance tool 3 in Seller Central. Registered brand owners can also leverage Brand Analytics to learn more about local shopper behavior and search terms. Once you have identified relevant products for a country, add them to an existing campaign with similar products or create a new campaign. The Amazon Ads Console offers multiple features that will help you localize your campaign to a specific country. For instance, if you are unfamiliar with the local language you can easily translate your keywords, campaign headlines and video subtitles.

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1 New products are defined as products added to Amazon in the last 90 days. Amazon internal data, WW, 3/26/23-4/1/23. Clicks reference are ad-attributed.
2 Amazon internal data, WW, Dec 2021 – May 2023. Limited to sellers with minimum SP campaign duration of 6 months post launch.
3 The Marketplace product guidance tool may not be available in all marketplaces and to all selling partners.

Brand building

I want to build my brand and drive repurchases

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I want to build my brand and drive repurchases

Add products with a ‘Brand building’ label to your campaigns

Shoppers who view or purchase these products are more likely to purchase other products in your brand's catalog, visit your store and search for your brand.

Products identified as helping grow brand engagement* saw 11x more repurchases when advertised, compared to the brand’s other advertised products.**3


Look for the ‘Brand building’ green labels on your campaign creation page and add them to your campaign.

Help shoppers see upcoming deals

Products with upcoming deals can be more appealing to shoppers due to the associated discounts. Advertising them can help more shoppers see the opportunity and consider buying your products.

56.95% of Amazon shoppers surveyed spend time looking for the best deals.4


Identify which products have deals coming up in the next two weeks, and create a new campaign to support them or add them to an existing campaign.

3*Brand engagement includes Store traffic, new-to brand customers, additional sales of other products from your brand (known as spillover sales), and repeat customers. Results are based on past observations and may not indicate future performance.
**Amazon internal data, US, September 2022-September 2023.
4 GWI Q4 2022 WW Amazon shoppers surveyed (respondents: 90,303)

Increase sales

I want to increase sales of my products

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I want to increase sales of my products

Add products with a ‘Benchmarking’ label to your campaigns

These products’ sales trend or conversion rate is low compared to similar products in the same category. Advertising them can help drive sales.

Suggested products observed 321 times more sales when advertised, compared to products that are not suggested.5


Look for the ‘Benchmarking’ green labels on your campaign creation page and add them to your campaign.

Add products with a ‘Forecasted demand’ label to your campaigns

Based on historical category trends, these products are more likely to see an increase in engagement in the next 4 weeks. This label can highlight opportunities to advertise products ahead of key shopping events or periods in which there’s an increase demand for a specific product. During these times, there’s a chance for an increase in traffic on the Amazon store with the potential to make more sales.

Products generated 32% more sales on average when advertised in weeks their product type historically had high engagement.6


Look for the ‘Forecasted demand’ green labels on your campaign creation page and add them to your campaign.

Add products with a ‘Trending’ label to your campaigns

This products’ category is currently experiencing an increase in engagement. Advertising them can help you engage costumers with products they are looking for and help increase sales.

Products generated 22% more sales on average when advertised during weeks their product type was in high demand versus weeks it was not in high demand.7


Look for the ‘Trending’ green labels on your campaign creation page and add them to your campaign.

Group similar products into the same campaign

When creating a campaign, try adding products that are in a similar category, such as beauty or sports, or are part of a common theme. This strategy helps simplify your product selection decision. This means your campaign setup is relevant to all the products in a campaign, such as the bidding structure (similarly priced items allow spend to be more evenly split), keyword targeting (similar products share the same keywords), and/or product targeting (which could help engage shoppers looking at similar or complementary products).

Ad groups containing similar products saw 6% more units sold on average when advertising with Sponsored Products, compared to those with less similar products. 8


Create a new campaign or identify a relevant and existing campaign, and add all your similar products within one category into that campaign. Make sure to add keywords and products that are relevant to all other items within that campaign.

Help reduce your excess inventory

Advertising products with excess inventory is an effective way to help increase engagement of those products, and increase the likelihood of sales. For advertisers who use Fulfillment by Amazon, this can help you avoid additional inventory costs incurred by not selling through your inventory as quickly as intended.

Products with excess inventory saw an average 67% uplift in ordered units, four weeks after being added to a Sponsored Products campaign.9


Set up a new campaign for products with excess inventory. To find these products, head to “FBA Inventory" in Seller Central, and sort your products by “estimated excess units” to see which products to advertise.

5 Amazon internal data, WW, 3/26/23-4/1/23. Sales reference are ad-attributed.
6 High historical engagement is based on organic clicks for the product type over the past 3 years. Amazon internal data, WW, 7/29/20-7/29/23. Sales referenced are ad-attributed.
7 High demand is based on current trends in organic clicks. Amazon internal data, WW, 11/11/22-9/23/23. Sales referenced are ad-attributed.
8 Similar products are those that share similar search-query results, descriptions, and titles. Amazon internal data, Jan 22, 2023–Mar 4, 2023.
9 ASIN have excess inventory if the total quantity is greater than the expected healthy quantity. Amazon internal data,WW, Mar 2022 – Feb 2023. Ordered units reference are ad-attributed.

Next steps

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Next steps

Ready to put your product selection strategy into action? Go to the campaign builder, check out your products recommendations and add them to a new campaign or an existing one.

New to Sponsored products?
Register to advertise your products, and head to the campaign builder to create a new campaign.

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An advertising strategy to help you hit your business goals