Competitive Intelligence Tool
Web application for the regular control of the competitor's prices.
PROJECT TYPE
Web
TECHNOLOGIES

Web application (parser) for the regular control of the competitor's prices with an automatic goods comparison system. The system notices even short-term dumping of competitor in violation of minimum retail prices. With the help of this parser you can get up-to-date information about the offers and products of competitors and quickly adjust your price.


Task

Development of a price parser that periodically tracks prices and assortment in an online store of competitor in order to build own pricing strategy.

TECHNOLOGIES
Solution

Exposit team has been developing a web application (parser) for regular monitoring of competitor's prices with an automatic goods comparison system. The main trick of the project is that the competitor's site is protected from parsing and the names of the respective products differ from each other.

The algorithm of the parser:

  1. The application is configured to monitor the competitor's prices (available online in the online store) and the frequency of data collection is set.
  2. The data is collected regularly, filling the database of the customer.
  3. The collected data are compared on the prices and assortment between the nomenclature of our customer's online store and the nomenclature of competitor's one.

Moreover, a goods comparison web application was implemented for the parser's administrator. For this purpose, an algorithm for comparing competitor's products with the customer's goods was created. Files are downloaded in .xlsx format and stored in the database. Prices are compared on the basis of the processed data. Thus, the process of monitoring and comparing prices can be fully automated.

Technologies used:
Python
Scrapy
Selenium
Django
AP scheduler

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