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eBay Scraper

dtrungtin/ebay-items-scraper

Unofficial eBay API to extract data from eBay based on keywords or categories. Scrape reviews, prices, product descriptions, images, location, availability, brand, and more. Download extracted data in structured format and use it in reports, spreadsheets, databases, and applications.

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eBay Scraper

Free trial for 14 days

Then $50/month

Scrape and download product information without the limitations of the eBay API, including but not limited to reviews, prices, or product descriptions.

eBay Items Scraper extracts all and any items from any category page on eBay or by the specific keyword, provided you copy&paste the search URL. Download your data as HTML or Excel table, as well as in JSON, CSV or XML format.

How to use the data extracted from eBay:

  • Establish automated price and bidding monitoring - scan dozens e-commerce items and products in real-timeto adjust your own buying or pricing strategies.
  • Track competitors' prices - track listings, product, and sales data from various online stores to compare with competitor's and bidder's prices, and back up your decision-making process with real data.
  • Facilitate market analysis - scan and analyze eBay for images, products, related keywords, whole new categories and more to stay ahead of emerging trends and consumer habits.
  • Optimize performance and implement lightweight automation - collect data about products easily, non-manually, be it for market research, machine learning or new product development.

For more ideas on how to use data extracted from eBay, check out our industries pages which describe at least 12 ways of how web scraping data is used across the projects and businesses of various scale and direction, specifically in the area of retail and e-commerce.

Tutorial

If you want to know more about how the eBay Scraper works, here's a detailed explanation and step-by-step guide with screenshots and examples.

Cost of usage

Keep in mind that it is much more efficient to run one longer scrape (at least one minute) than a few shorter ones. because of the startup time. In average, this scraper will cost you around 0.63 USD per 1000 items. For more details, see the platform pricing page. If youโ€™re not sure how much CUs you have left on your plan and whether you might need to upgrade, you can always check your limits in the Settings -> Usage and Billing tab in your Console. The easiest way to know how many CUs you will need is to perform a test run.

Input Parameters

This actor will need only two settings from you - a link and a proxy:

  • startUrls (required): List of Request objects, specifying the search queries/categories you want to scrape. The URL can be any search/category page on eBay.
  • proxyConfiguration (required): Specifies the proxy settings used while running the actor. When running this actor on the platform, the proxy setting must always be set on. The default value is { "useApifyProxy": true }

Example

{
  "startUrls": [
    {
      "url": "https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2499334.m570.l1313&_nkw=massage%2Brecliner%2Bchair&_sacat=6024"
    },
    {
      "url": "https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2334524.m570.l1313&_nkw=motor+parts&_sacat=0&LH_TitleDesc=0"
    },
    {
      "url": "https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2334524.m570.l1313&_nkw=bicycle+handlebars&_sacat=0&LH_TitleDesc=0"
    }
  ],
  "maxItems": 10,
  "proxyConfig": {
    "useApifyProxy": true
  }
}

Output

After the eBay actor finishes the scraping run, it will store the scraped results in a dataset and show them to you as output results. The results can be downloaded in various formats.

Output example:

[{
  "url": "https://www.ebay.com/itm/164790739659",
  "categories": [
    "Camera Drones",
    "Other RC Model Vehicles & Kits"
  ],
  "itemNumber": "164790739659",
  "title": "2021 New RC Drone 4k HD Wide Angle Camera WIFI FPV Drone Dual Camera Quadcopter",
  "subTitle": "US Stock! Fast Shipping! Highest Quality! Best Service!",
  "whyToBuy": [
    "Free shipping and returns",
    "1,403 sold",
    "Ships from United States"
  ],
  "price": 39,
  "priceWithCurrency": "US $39.00",
  "wasPrice": 41.05,
  "wasPriceWithCurrency": "US $41.05",
  "available": 10,
  "availableText": "More than 10 available",
  "sold": 1,
  "image": "https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/pp4AAOSwKtRgZPzC/s-l300.jpg",
  "seller": "everydaygadgetz",
  "itemLocation": "Alameda, California, United States",
  "ean": null,
  "mpn": null,
  "upc": "Does not apply",
  "brand": "Unbranded",
  "type": "Professional Drone"
}]

Note that the search results may vary if you're executing scraping from different locations. We recommend to use the proxies for the best scraping results from the same location.

Proxy usage

This actor, as many scrapers in the retail industry, will require you to use Proxy servers to function properly. We don't recommend running it on a free account for more complicated tasks than getting a sample of results. If you are planning to run this scraper for getting more than a few results, subscribing to the Apify platform will provide you with access to a large pool of proxies.

Supported countries

This actor supports scraping eBay in the following countries and domains:

Other e-commerce scrapers

We have many more e-commerce and retail scrapers in stock for you; to see the list of those, check out the E-commerce Category in Apify Store.