Price monitoring challenges

Companies are looking for software that provides the best solution with minimum maintenance, and helps to solve the most common price tracking challenges.

Adapting to layout changes

Adapting to layout changes

Website layouts highly vary from page to page. Different e-commerce sites store product pricing information in different locations, making it complicated to automatically extract prices from product pages, especially if the layouts change constantly.

Possible risks

Information gathering is an essential but time consuming part of price monitoring. Usually, a parser cannot adapt to different website layouts so companies need to develop parsers for every single page they want to extract data from. And yet, websites tend to change their existing layouts so parsers require frequent maintenance.

How can we help?

Oxylabs solutions provide already parsed data in JSON format. Next-Gen Residential Proxies have adaptive parsing feature that finds product pricing information regardless of the website layout. Real-Time Crawler features an e-commerce parser that is maintained on our side. Both solutions save companies development time and costs.

Scalability

Scalability

The e-commerce market is dynamic and, especially during sale peak times, pricing information may change several times a day. Gathering fresh and accurate information requires tools that can collect large scale data whenever needed.

Possible risks

For e-commerce companies, some periods are more intense than others. Depending on seasons, sales, and other factors, sometimes prices change more frequently. Then price scraping intensifies, as companies need up to date information.

How can we help?

With Oxylabs products, it is easy to change the scale of scraping, depending on the needs. Collect as much pricing information as required, and be sure that your data is still relevant.

Geolocation based data

Geolocation based data

Pricing information varies on different websites, and sometimes depends on geographic location. Even the same provider may change prices depending on a country or currency. Accessing information that is only available from a certain location is a large challenge.

Possible risks

In order to collect accurate pricing information, companies need to access data all around the globe. Some e-commerce sites only provide information based on IP addresses’ location, forbidding to see their pricing for other countries.

How can we help?

Oxylabs proxy network covers all countries in the world and offers city-level targeting. High-quality proxies from around the globe ensure that companies can easily access product pricing information regardless of their location.

Choose Next-Gen Residential Proxies or Real-Time Crawler for price monitoring

Next-Gen Residential Proxies

Next-Gen Residential Proxies

Next-Gen Residential Proxies is an AI-powered scraping proxy solution that significantly shortens the path between data gathering and data analysis.

  • Extract pricing data regardless of website design
  • Collect information without blocks or CAPTCHAs
  • Monitor prices around the globe

Added benefits of Next-Gen Residential Proxies

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Adaptive parsing

Receive parsed price information from any product page

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Wide location coverage

Powered by Oxylabs 100M+ Residential Proxy pool, covers every city in the world

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Auto-retry system

The system does not give up until requests are successful

Real-Time Crawler

Real-Time Crawler

Real-Time Crawler is a ready-to-use data API tailored for accessing data from e-commerce sites with 100% success rate*.

  • Easily collect data from leading e-commerce websites
  • Receive product information in real-time
  • Collect pricing information at large scale

Added benefits of Real-Time Crawler

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Structured results in JSON format

Receive ready-to-use, structured data in JSON format

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Zero maintenance

Forget IP blocks and CAPTCHAs

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Highly scalable and customizable

Easy to integrate, supports high volume of requests

* Pay only for pages with a response status code 200 with a body text containing "status": "done".

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