In today’s rapidly evolving e-commerce landscape, staying ahead of the competition requires more than just listing products online and hoping for the best. The abundance of e-commerce marketplaces with a plethora of products and sellers brings new horizons to explore for competitive advantage. Yet, building such a system that monitors several e-commerce marketplaces in real time can be a weighty task.
In light of this, our own Chief Commercial Officer, Tomas Montvilas, examines this topic in detail in the latest Scraping Experts lesson called “Building Real-Time E-Commerce Product Monitoring System in 5 Minutes”. Tomas explains how no matter the scale of a business, anyone can tap into product monitoring to boost their competitive intelligence.
It’s no secret that e-commerce businesses are relying on product data more and more. It might seem uncanny at first that what others are selling online can also hold value for your own business. Yet, that’s the exact story Tomas is sharing in this lesson.
He overviews the principal reasons why e-commerce businesses use product monitoring systems and how they use the data to make strategic decisions. Furthermore, Tomas delves deeper into the real-life challenges any engineer faces when building a product monitoring system.
Building a monitoring system can go two ways – you can fully create it yourself or outsource ready-made products. Though, having an in-house system comes with greater challenges and unforeseen engineering problems. In fact, it may save costs and time in your case to integrate Oxylabs’ E-Commerce Scraper API with your infrastructure.
In his lesson, Tomas explains precisely how our API tackles the critical obstacles of product monitoring. He showcases the AI-powered E-Commerce Scraper API in action and presents the data points you can parse from any e-commerce platform. Additionally, Tomas demonstrates a blueprint for a typical monitoring system architecture and addresses its scalability.
As discussed previously in this blog post, building a real-time product monitoring system from scratch comes with challenges that require complex and sophisticated solutions. Even so, as Tomas puts it, you can build such systems “in five minutes or quicker” when you have the right tools at your disposal.
In case you have any questions or insights to share, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and our team will happily get back to you. In addition, take a look at other Scraping Experts lessons so you don’t miss out on valuable knowledge related to data gathering.
About the author
Vytenis Kaubre is a Copywriter at Oxylabs. As his passion lay in creative writing and curiosity in anything tech kept growing, he joined the army of copywriters. After work, you might find Vytenis watching TV shows, brainstorming ideas for tabletop games, or taking Raymond Chandler’s advice, “When in doubt, have a man come through a door with a gun in his hand” too seriously (when writing short stories).
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