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Iveta Vistorskyte

Jun 01, 2020 2 min read

Data extraction is highly recommended for every e-commerce business to improve marketing and pricing strategies. This is the reason why the most common clients of Oxylabs are various e-commerce businesses. Usually, the main challenge for these companies is to oversee the whole data gathering process.

Finding solutions to reduce data acquisition costs

One of our clients needed to gather large quantities of pricing intelligence data from e-commerce websites. They already had an in-house web scraper. Its infrastructure was built upon residential proxies, so the whole web scraping process was familiar to this company. However, it was not enough to achieve their goals. This client noticed that the costs of data acquisition were too high. 

Most of their time and expenses went to maintenance, development, data parsing, and CAPTCHA solving. They contacted Oxylabs to find a solution on how to resolve these issues. We decided to offer our Real-Time Crawler because it’s our ultimate data-gathering tool, specially built to scrape heavy-duty data from e-commerce websites and search engines. Our tech and account management teams helped to ensure a smooth integration of Real-Time Crawler.

How Oxylabs Real-Time Crawler helped?

Due to the dedicated account manager support, they started to use Real-Time Crawler almost immediately. Also, since this company began using Oxylabs’ Real-Time Crawler, they noticed that it solved more problems than they could have expected:

  1. They managed to cut overall data acquisition costs by 55%. As Real-Time Crawler is responsible for the entire data gathering process, this e-commerce company saved money on maintenance and development. 
  2. Real-Time Crawler extracts data from the most challenging sources. Since this tool ensures 100% delivery, this company now gets all the needed data to achieve its business’ goals. 
  3. Real-Time Crawler effortlessly handles Captcha and ReCaptcha issues, so this company doesn’t need to deal with time-consuming tasks anymore. 
  4. This e-commerce company started to focus more on data analysis rather than data gathering. Starting to use Real-Time Crawler allowed this company to save time and focus on more important tasks. 

Conclusions

Are you looking for ways to increase your business growth and how to solve data gathering issues? Take an example from this case and register here to start using Oxylabs’ Real-Time Crawler! If you have more questions, you can also book a call with our sales team.

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About Iveta Vistorskyte

Iveta Vistorskyte is a Copywriter at Oxylabs. Growing up as a writer and a challenge seeker, she decided to welcome herself to the tech-side, and instantly became interested in this field. When she is not at work, you'll probably find her just chillin' while listening to her favorite music or playing board games with friends.

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