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Introducing Automated Pagination

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We are excited to provide our customers with quick and easy data extraction from websites with multiple pages of data. Import.io pagination automatically detects if a website has multiple pages reflected by changing URLs. Those needing data or images form AI projects, website or app development, ecommerce marketplaces, job boards, or any use case can […]

Import.io Professional Services success story

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Our Professional Services are here to take you to the next level with Import.io or even get your data for you! Check out our latest success story below… Customer: WINwarehouse WINwarehouse connects nonprofit organizations with excess office furniture and equipment inventory from corporate donors, and both benefit. In 2016, WINwarehouse started using Import.io to get data […]

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WINwarehouse uses Import.io to get manufacturers specs & images for their non-profit marketplace

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WINwarehouse connects nonprofit organizations with excess office furniture and equipment inventory from corporate donors, and both benefit. As a U.S. nonprofit themselves for 26 years, WINwarehouse has received hundreds of thousands of gifts-in-kind donations. Because the information that the donor sends is often incomplete, they would have to spend dozens (and over the years many thousands) […]

Need data from detail product pages? No problem with Import.io.

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Extracting data from single-item pages just got a lot easier! Now, Import.io automatically determines what data is on the page based on the page type, list or single-item. This update improves automatic extraction from both types of pages, but especially single-item. Instead of taking a minute or two to build an extractor for a product page […]

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9 Ways to Make Big Data Visual

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A picture is worth a thousand words. In fact, I’d argue we should say ten thousand, a hundred thousand, or even a million words. It’s just how we’re wired to process information. There’s an oft-repeated “statistic” that states we process visuals 60,000 times faster than text. While there doesn’t seem to be an original source […]

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Why monitor competitor pricing?

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Consumers have so many choices when shopping online. How can you be certain they’ll buy on your site? Optimizing keywords for search engines, ensuring your ecommerce site is fast to load, having a great design, and offering popular merchandise are all important, but if your price is too high compared to the competition, you may […]

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A History of Deep Learning

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These days, you hear a lot about machine learning (or ML) and artificial intelligence (or AI) – both good or bad depending on your source. Many of us immediately conjure up images of HAL from 2001: A Space Odyssey, the Terminator cyborgs, C-3PO, or Samantha from Her when the subject turns to AI. And many […]

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Data-driven Disruption in Ecommerce

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In the fast-evolving retail industry, data won’t just be the key ingredient to success, but outright survival. This post looks at the disruption taking place in retail, and a couple examples of the data-driven disruptors that are succeeding today. If you look at what’s been happening across industries in the past few years and tried […]

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Easily extract images and documents with Import.io

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Import.io is known as the go to software for extracting pretty much any type of web data even if it’s hidden behind an image. Now, customers can extract images and documents along with all the web data in one extraction. This feature is especially helpful for our ecommerce customers. For instance, marketing teams can now download […]

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5 Obvious Reasons Retail Winners Do Competitor Price Monitoring

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Great article by Gilon Miller originally posted on Upstream Commerce. As all retailers gird their loins to do serious battle for customers and sales in today’s evolving and competitive marketplace, competitor price monitoring has become indispensable as the keystone for strategic decisions regarding pricing, sales, profits, and survival. Competitor price monitoring makes the difference between making a sale […]

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Eliminating Barriers to Getting Web Data

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When we started work on Import.io, we were focused on addressing a key problem: The people who needed access to web data weren’t able to get it. Historically, if you were a business user and needed to gather web data, you would have to embark on a significant endeavor, including finding and hiring development resources, defining scope, […]

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Our customers want quick and easy data extraction and we’re delivering!

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Import.io continuously improves ease of use, so our customers don’t have to be programmers or even technical to get data. If you need quick and easy data extraction for a market strategy, pricing or product comparisons, business reporting, big data analysis, or any use case, we strive to make it painless and fast. Just this […]

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All the Best Big Data Tools and How to Use Them

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Update to: https://www.import.io/post/all-the-best-big-data-tools-and-how-to-use-them/ There are thousands of Big Data tools out there, all of them promising to save you time, money and help you uncover never-before-seen business insights. And while all that may be true, navigating this world of possible tools can be tricky when there are so many options. Which one is right for […]

Using Import.io, RepZio collects timely data for online marketplaces

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RepZio allows outside sales reps to display products, inventory, and customer data on cell phones or tablets and take orders from anywhere. RepZio uses Import.io to get the most up to date product and inventory data to populate their customers’ online marketplaces. For instance, Import.io continuously collects high-end furniture product data including pricing, manufacturer IDs, product features, descriptions, and image […]

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Import.io example: extract pricing data from any web page

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This article was originally written in Italian for: VIETATO STACCARE IL CERVELLO by Irene Scapin 🙂, @iome_e_irene After reading the article All the best big data tools and how to use them, I tried downloading Import.io to extract pricing data on a web page so that it can be processed later. By subscribing to the trial version of the program, you can […]

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Introducing the Import.io Tableau Web Data Connector

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It’s no secret that people who love data, love Tableau. For years now Tableau has set the standard for powerful yet user friendly data analytics and reporting. Many organizations use Tableau’s Desktop and Server products to produce and share real-time metrics and dashboards that empower teams, keeping everyone in the business informed and focused. What […]

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IDC predicts the datasphere to reach 160 Zettabytes by 2025

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IDC Data Age 2025 study shows that about 25 Zettabytes of data exists in the world (datasphere) today. That’s  27.49 trillion Gigabytes!  IDC also predicts that data creation is on a sharp curve up with embedded data from security cameras, smart meters, wearables, medical implants etc. making up 20% by 2025. In most cases, data is accessed by a […]

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The Essential Landscape of Enterprises Artificial Intelligence Companies

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Happy to have Import.io included in the Essential Landscape of Enterprise Artificial Intelligence Companies on TOPBOTS!  The landscape was created by TOPBOTS to help enterprises identify the best artificial intelligence tools.  Import.io is included in the Business Intelligence section – this function derives intelligence from company data, encompasses the business applications, tools, and workflows that bring together information […]

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Meidata offers research insights using Import.io data extraction

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Meidata is a market research and business insights firm that supports decision making processes within companies and governments. Using Import.io data extraction Meidata builds the data and research infrastructure, so managers can make the right decisions. Meidata uses Import.io data extraction for several projects, including data scraping from e-commerce websites, and integrates this data with […]

Customers buy quickly or not at all

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A few weeks ago I decided to do some simple analysis of our deal flow at Import.io. In order to do this I pulled our data out of salesforce.com and did some simple manipulation in Excel. I wanted to see the % chances of deals being won versus lost and how long it took. But, […]

Data visualization on differing tastes in beer across the US

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Recently, I worked with an Import.io customer to extract market data about small craft breweries, which got me wondering about the diversity of beers across the United States and which types of beer were most popular. Living in the Bay Area, I’m lucky to get exposed to a wide variety of beers, but I was […]

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How to Create a Competitor Price Monitoring Strategy

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In real estate, the three most important elements are location, location, location. In e-commerce, it could very well be price, price, price. The product has to be decent, and the tide is slowing turning to put more emphasis on the overall user experience (some experts predict that it will exceed both price and product as […]

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Lighter Capital determines marketing investments using Import.io web scraping

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For Lighter Capital, using Import.io web scraping comes down to ROI and business intelligence. Lighter Capital is a Seattle-based company providing growth capital with revenue-based financing, making it easy for entrepreneurs to get the funding they need, when they need it. They use Import.io to size up the opportunity of startup conferences and ecosystems. As […]

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Actual Growth Hacks: Lead Hacking with Google and Import.io

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Written by Shadi Allababidi Paterson for Startup Grind Inside: A step-by-step tutorial to scrape 5000 highly targeted email addresses within an hour. You in? Fantastic, let’s do this. If you enjoyed our latest post on Lead hacking, “Lead Hacking with LinkedIN and Hunter.io’, then you’re going to love this. If you haven’t had the chance to enjoy it thus far, […]

Recipe for an employment “robot”

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Last week Fast Company published an article in which I described my experience applying to thousands of jobs using a contraption I modestly refer to as my “robot.” [Editor’s note: to find out how blasting hundreds of applications turned out, please read the Fast Company article]. I use the term robot very loosely, because while it is a […]

PhD student researcher uses Import.io to continuously collect data

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William Davies is undertaking a PhD at Anglia Ruskin University with interest in both international business economics and technology. His research is focused in Crowdfunding and he has presented it at multiple international conferences. He and his colleagues benefit from Import.io to continuously collect data for their research. Crowdfunding, as a way of raising money […]

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Coteries Lab relies on Import.io for fast web data extraction

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Coteries Lab specializes in UX/UI design and development services for websites, MVPs, mobile applications & chatbots. When data is needed for a customer project, Coteries relies on Import.io for efficient and fast web data extraction. One particular customer wanted to consolidate job offers from their office park tenants. The customer, EPFL Innovation Park in Geneva, Switzerland, […]

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13 Ways to Use Web Scraping Tools

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Consider the amount of raw data floating around the internet: webpages made up of text, images, videos, graphics, memes, infographics, and more. It’s mind-boggling when you slow down and think about it. The latest estimate puts the total number of websites at roughly one billion, with new ones added and old ones disappearing all the […]

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Import.io helps automate data collection for Sparrantan.se

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Sparrantan.se provides a complete list of banks in Sweden with the most current interest rates, so customers to choose their best option when looking for new savings accounts. Sparrantan.se uses Import.io to automate data collection by extracting the latest rates and terms from all banking sites in Sweden. With Import.io’s flexible scheduling and fast data […]

6 Promising Tools to Trap Business Growth In 2017

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Thanks Delhi School of Marketing! Working towards taking your business to the next level? You actually need a lot of efforts, yet cannot skip over the importance of marketing tools as these aid you achieve planning goals faster. These specific set of tools are needed to make sure that your business is running smoothly and […]

5 Ways to Accelerate Data Wrangling

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Data is gold for marketers. Research states that by 2020 consumers will self-manage 85% of their brand relationships without assistance. Also, insights will be the primary source of these decisions. In light of this, the importance of data cannot be undermined. But not all data is worthy. In fact, sifting through thousands of data sets […]

5 Industries Machine Learning is Disrupting

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We talk about artificial intelligence (AI), robots, and machine learning as if they’re coming soon, or are just some tech pipe dream. They’re not. They’re here today. In fact, a special report from Bank of America, Merrill Lynch predicts the global market for AI and robots will be just under $153 billion by 2020, and […]

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5 Takeaways from the Gartner Data & Analytics Summit

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Import.io exhibited at the Gartner Data & Analytics conference this week in Grapevine, TX as part of the British Consulate’s booth. After talking with attendees in data analytics roles and other vendors, I came away with several thoughts on data industry trends. Data analytics is about telling stories and forming predictions More organizations are starting […]

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Bubbly uses Import.io to generate leads & uncover competitive trends

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Import.io is essential to Bubbly’s growth strategy. Bubbly creates pure joy, wonder and happiness with soap bubbles through entertainment, products and STEM education. Using Import.io helps make sales more predictable, by providing a generous pool of prospects ready to pour into the funnel and flatten out demand fluctuations. This means Bubbly can more carefully control […]

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PwC Strategy& uses Import.io to improve data analysis

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PwC Strategy& is a global team of practical strategists committed to helping enterprises achieve essential advantages. Their foresight and knowledge of numerous industries as varied as high tech, finance, and consumer products is grounded in identification of key issues that clients face as well as firsthand experience gained from serving clients throughout their nearly 100-year […]

Web data extraction: Custom, commercial offerings ease the task

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In a article for TechTarget’s SearchITChannel, Moshe Kranc, chief technology officer at Ness, describes how custom and commercial offerings, bolstered by machine learning, can now facilitate web data extraction. He offers Import.io a commercial solution. Import.io’s point-and-click interface enables the user to teach the system how to extract data for a given website, enhanced with machine learning to infer extraction patterns […]

Industry leader, Bob Moss, joins Import.io engineering team

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Import.io is pleased to announce the appointment of Bob Moss to VP Engineering. Bob specializes in building, developing, and retaining excellent engineering teams ranging in size from Fortune 50 to start-ups. His background in engineering leadership positions at Hearsay Social, Mozilla, Yahoo, Packeteer, and Red Hat will contribute to Import.io’s progression, keeping up the momentum […]