Price comparison

Stay ahead of your competitors by monitoring prices in your field and make data-based decisions on the current situation in your market.

Infinite seller data at your fingertips

With our ready-made data extraction and automation solutions, you can easily monitor thousands of e-commerce sites on the web. Match relevant products using Apify’s AI tools and adjust your pricing strategy based on competitor data - watch their product price and availability change over time and get notified whenever a significant change occurs.

Price comparison and pricing intelligence

Price and product tracking

Keep track of products in any online store, from a small local business to an e-commerce giant like Amazon. Build extensive datasets by inputting relevant keywords or URLs and download your results in a format that matches your data workflow.

Match products with AI

After extracting the data you need, use our AI Product Matcher to find product pairs in provided datasets to i.e. compare your prices with your competitors.

Get a head start with further data manipulation, all while keeping your data safe within Apify's ecosystem, where you can integrate your workflow with other platforms and schedule your tasks to run on a regular basis.

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Real-time product matching AI.

Get notified about price changes

Content Checker lets you monitor any website for changes in its code. Watch our tutorial on how you can set up notifications for changes on any online store or e-commerce site.

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4 steps to scrape price data

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Sign up

First, create an Apify account. It’s free, no credit card is required, and you get $5 free prepaid platform usage every month!

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Choose an Actor

Apify Store features hundreds of pre-built tools (we call them Actors) for extracting data from different websites. Check out the e-commerce category for online store scrapers.

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Get your data

After everything’s set up, run the Actor. As soon as it’s successful, you’ll be able to download your data in Excel, JSON, HTML, and many other formats.

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Schedule, integrate, monitor

You can further automate your workflow by saving the data to Google Drive, sending automated Gmail and Slack notifications, or monitoring and scheduling your Actor runs.

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We use Amazon Scraper from Apify for performing our web scraping activities. It seamlessly automates the data aggregation process without any major roadblocks & doesn't require much expertise. Apify efficiently manages all requests, parses the HTML to carry out the extraction and finally stores the data in the desired format of our choice for lead generation, market research and price monitoring analysis.

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With our latest monitoring features, you always have immediate access to valuable insights on the status of your web scraping tasks.

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Export to various formats

Your datasets can be exported to any format that suits your data workflow, including Excel, CSV, JSON, XML, HTML table, JSONL, and RSS.

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You can integrate your Apify runs with platforms such as Zapier, Make, Keboola, Google Drive, or GitHub. Connect with practically any cloud service or web app.

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Frequently asked questions

What is web scraping and how does it relate to price comparison?

If you were to compare online prices manually, you'd probably have to rewrite the data you found online into some kind of structured database or even just an Excel spreadsheet. Web scraping does this job for you and creates datasets of structured data from the web pages that you point it to. Scraping is essential if you want to compare prices of products at scale and it will save you an immense amount of time.

It is legal to scrape publicly available data such as product descriptions, prices, or ratings. On the other hand, certain types of data, such as personal data or copyrighted content, are under special legal protection and you should not scrape these without first making sure you follow the relevant laws and regulations. Read through our blog post on the legality of web scraping to learn more about the law and extracting data from the web.

I couldn’t find a scraper for my specific website. Can I build it?

Knock yourself out! Our platform was built to host and run thousands of scrapers. You can customize a universal Web Scraper or start a new one with some of our ready-made templates in Python or JavaScript. You can keep the scraper to yourself or make it public by adding it to Apify Store (and even make a little cash out of it). You can also integrate your scraper with other popular data processing services such as Keboola or Airbyte.

I don’t need to download scraped data. Is there an API I can use instead?

Yes, there is. You can have programmatic access to any scraper on the platform via Apify API. It is organized around RESTful HTTP endpoints and can be accessed either by using Python or Node.js clients, or manually. This API will enable you to fetch results directly from any of your datasets. Check out the Apify API reference docs for full details.

I'm not a developer. Can you build a personalized scraper for me?

Sure! You can either sign up for a custom solution on our Enterprise page or, if you're searching for a more affordable solution, get an external developer to create the scraper for you via our Apify freelancer program.

I don’t need scrapers for price comparison, but I know somebody who does. Can I refer them?

Yes. Our affiliate program offers up to 50% recurring commission for its participants. You can check out the terms & conditions here.

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