At ScoutIQ, we offer two scouting plans:
- ScoutIQ Live - This plan requires a cell signal or a WiFi connection, and will look up books in live time and return the results directly from Amazon's API. We'll pull eScore from an internet database so you can still access our proprietary data even without a downloaded database. Results take longer to load in Live Mode as compared to Database Mode, so if speed or offline data access are desired, consider the ScoutIQ Database plan instead. All other features, including Smart Triggers, the Scout Lite screen, and the Scan Tracker are included with the ScoutIQ Live plan. You will be required to provide your Amazon MWS credentials to use the Live Mode, which are included at no extra cost for Amazon Professional Seller Accounts.
- ScoutIQ Database - This plan allows you to download the entire ScoutIQ book database to your device and access the data without a cell signal or WiFi connection. The database also speeds up your scouting, returning results about five times faster to your phone's screen. When paired with a Bluetooth barcode scanner, Database Mode allows you to scan books as fast as you can pick them up! All other features are included with the ScoutIQ Database plan, including the ability to do live look-ups if you provide your MWS keys. (MWS credentials are not required if you use the database plan, so if you're not yet ready to sign up for a Professional Selling plan on Amazon, you can still use the database plan.)
Both plans include unlimited scans, and are set up as monthly subscriptions. The Live plan starts at $14/month, and the Database plan starts at $44/month. Discounts are available for pre-payments. Each license is tied to a specific mobile device, and switching devices is only allowed on a limited basis (primarily to account for lost or new phones).
You can see a video comparing the speeds between Live Mode and Database Mode here:
Here are the pricing plans and discounts available:
$14/month if paid monthly
$12/month if prepaid every 6 months
$10/month if prepaid every 12 months
Database + Live Plan:
$44/month if paid monthly
$40/month if prepaid every 6 months
$36/month if prepaid every 12 months