Director at WorldStores
20 June 2007 15:28pm
I'm looking for a tool we can use to monitor price changes on competitor e-commerce sites. Rather than going into pricecomp engines and having to sift through a lot of noise, we want to target key competitors and specific product lines, and be able to react accordingly. Has anyone seen one/ built one they want to try and sell to me? Any help much appreciated.
RC at Massive
20 June 2007 15:50pm
Your best bet could be to ask a html/java/asp software engineer to knock you up a page scraping utility. This does however come with moral implications...
If you have the ability in-house costs are pretty cheap a good programmer can do this in less than a day for a few key sites.
20 June 2007 17:01pm
Thanks for the advice, but it's not really something we're looking to do in-house. Anyone out there want to offer their services?
20 June 2007 17:43pm
I could have a go for you. What kind of budget do you have exactly for something like this?
If i can get some more information on the project, i can give you a fixed price quote and timescale.
Feel free to email me: firstname.lastname@example.org , or call me at my office: 0845 119 2500
E-Business Consultant at Dan Barker
21 June 2007 09:54am
hi, Joe, how are you?
I agree - it would probably be a mistake to handle this in-house if that's not your usual setup. Or to buy a standalone application with no updates. The basic idea is simple, but setting up reporting, handling duplicate manufacturer part numbers (etc) would be quite painful. You also may end up having to rework the application every time any competitor altered their site.
There are tools out there to do exactly what you want - one that I've used in the past is igentica. It had the functionality you're looking for (although I don't know what vertical you're in) - and we could (for example) price-compare across 10 different sites on a particular product, set up alerts & regular reports, etc.
I hope that helps,
MD at Forces Reunited
29 December 2009 13:53pm
We needed something similiar, you need:
Econ at Econ
10 December 2011 08:42am
We found http://www.pricegrid.com to be excellent for our needs, free level as well
Managing Director at Competitor Monitor
14 February 2012 15:24pm
Competitor Monitor http://www.competitormonitor.com/ does exactly what you need at a fraction of the cost of doing it manually.
We have a very attractive pricing structure and you can get instant access to a demo account by going to our homepage, entering your email address and clicking Try it Now. This will take you into an account right away so you can see for yourself how it would benefit you.
It is a fantastic service for anyone looking to automate the process of checking competitor's prices and become more competitive.
Take a look at http://www.competitormonitor.com/.
Chief Marketing Officer at Upstream Commerce
03 June 2012 10:09am
If you are looking for a high-end solution take a look at http://upstreamcommerce.com/.
We collect the data directly from competitors' website and use a powerful matching engine to match products producing very accurate data. We also have advanced analytics that allow you to analyze how you are doing versus your competitors at any given moment.
See a live online demo here: http://upstreamcommerce.com/demo
CEO at hiBuy.com
13 September 2012 09:10am
http://pricesquid.com/ is the answer to your problems.It has all the features one can think of when it comes to competitor price monitoring!
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