Import.io

Import.io Professional Services success story

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

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.

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 […]

ecommerce

Data-driven Disruption in Ecommerce

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 […]

Upstream Commerce

5 Obvious Reasons Retail Winners Do Competitor Price Monitoring

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 […]

big data tools

All the Best Big Data Tools and How to Use Them

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

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 […]

IDC datasphere

IDC predicts the datasphere to reach 160 Zettabytes by 2025

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 […]

artificial intelligence

The Essential Landscape of Enterprises Artificial Intelligence Companies

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 […]

Meidata data extraction

Meidata offers research insights using Import.io data extraction

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 […]

marketing investment

Lighter Capital determines marketing investments using Import.io web scraping

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 […]

growth hacks

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

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, […]

PhD student researcher uses Import.io to continuously collect data

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 […]

Coteries

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

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, […]

automate data collection

Import.io helps automate data collection for Sparrantan.se

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

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 […]

Bubbly

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

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 […]

PwC

PwC Strategy& uses Import.io to improve data analysis

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 […]

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

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 […]

Import.io provides core market data for Classic & Sports Finance

Classic & Sports Finance is the UK’s premier funder of classic cars and race cars. They are known across the industry for offering excellent service and sound advice to both buyers and dealers as well as providing market data and analysis and commentary to the media. Classic & Sports Finance uses Import.io to collect auction […]

Import.io allows Resource/Ammirati to extract complex data from Amazon

Resource/Ammirati, a digitally led creative agency, is part of IBM Interactive Experience (IBM iX), the world’s largest digital agency network. Resource/Ammirati needs to extract complex data in order to help marketers including Birchbox, DSW, Microsoft, Nestlé, Newell Rubbermaid, North American Breweries, Sherwin-Williams, White Castle and Victoria’s Secret build brand belonging, cultivate customer relationships, fuel social […]

Unmudlr uses Import.io to consolidate data from multiple websites

Unmudlr removes the complexity of selecting your next phone by asking you a series of questions and provides a list of phones that match your requirements. The intuitive interface allows you to define your budget, whether you want a touch screen or clamshell device. It also looks at must-have versus nice-to-have features like, data, camera, Bluetooth, […]

The Hackett Group

The Hackett Group uses Import.io for IoT data analytics

The Hackett Group (NASDAQ: HCKT) is an intellectual property-based strategic consultancy and leading enterprise benchmarking and best practices implementation firm to global companies. The Hackett Group uses Import.io in their Best Practice Intelligence Center™ which includes the firm’s benchmarking metrics, Hackett Best Practices™ repository, and best practice configuration guides and process flows, enabling The Hackett […]

deep learning

White Paper: Using Web Data to Power Deep Learning

Once the sole purview of academics and a few of the largest high-tech companies, deep learning now represents an approach that’s poised for rapid and widespread growth across a range of companies and industries. Artificial intelligence (AI) was a concept that was introduced in the 1950s. Initially, AI was inherently a rules-based approach. Developers would […]

Creatingweb.es builds platform using Import.io to extract web data

Creatingweb.es provides more than just web design. They are your web design and online marketing partner that believes in innovation, creativity and strategy. Their client, drestip.com, provides an online shopping experience like no other. Online shopping is largely informed by social media influencers, bloggers or the like who curate outfits or look guides for consumers […]

Survey on Tablet uses Import.io to monitor customer feedback

Survey on Tablet provides an all-in-one and ready-to-use solution to allow hotels and other consumer facing businesses to monitor and control customer feedback in near realtime. Tablets are deployed strategically throughout the facility. In a hotel, you may find a tablet in the room, at reception, the gym and possibly the restaurant, for customers to […]

Give Back discounts: Another way Import.io is democratizing web data

Import.io makes it easy to work with web data, and now we’re making it affordable too. Import.io is committed to giving back to the wider community. We are firm believers in the principle that data gained from the web can fuel powerful insights and important results. That’s why we have decided to offer our new […]

Trump is winning the media mention war

Whether or not you’re a fan of “The Donald”, you can’t deny that he is everywhere! Trump is dominating both the left and right wing arms of the mainstream media at the moment with more mentions than any other presidential nominee! According to journalism.org… “Overall, when respondents are asked what outlet they turn to most […]

10 keynote talks on data and business that you need to watch

In recent years more than ever before, if you’re not paying attention to the data, you’re missing out on opportunities that can help you grow your business. Data is everywhere. The businesses that will survive and thrive over the next few decades (and long into the future) are the ones that are committed to capturing, […]

deep learning

Andrew Ng shares the astonishing ways deep learning is changing the world

Just when you thought you’d got your head around the whole Machine Learning thing…BAMN! There’s a new tech buzzword in town rearing up to take it’s place.

Deep learning.

And while it may seem like just another Silicon Valley buzzword that all the new startups will claim to be using, deep learning is actually already being used to make some really astounding advances. We’re talking borderline science fiction here.

We caught up with deep learning expert, Andrew Ng, and asked him to explain what deep learning is and how we should expect to see it change the world in 2016.

20 questions to detect fake data scientists

Now that the Data Scientist is officially the sexiest job of the 21st century, everyone wants a piece of the pie.

That means there are a few data posers out there. People who call themselves Data Scientists, but who don’t actually have the right skill set.

This isn’t always done out of a desire to decieve. The newness of data science and lack of a widely understood job description means that many people may think they are data scientists purely becuase they deal with data. 

How to buy data for your business

Like many businesses today, you know you need external data to drive insights.

What you may not know is how to get your hands on that data. You would think in this day and age, like pretty much everything else, you could just buy what you want. And you can. Kind of.  

In this guide, we put ourselves in your shoes. The shoes of someone who needs to get external web data into their company. And we answer the all important question:

How do I get external data into my business?

Airbnb’s Impact on San Francisco – How we helped the SF Chronicle get the data behind this news story

Everyone who lives in a busy metropolis like San Francisco has had to deal with rising house prices and decreasing availability. Business insider reported that the median price for a 1-bedroom in San Fran was $3,100/month – officially making it more expensive than New York.

But did you know that rental services like Airbnb, Homeaway and Flipkey could be partly to blame? In a recent article, the San Francisco Chronicle analysed the latest data from these sites to determine just how bad these services are for the real estate market.

22 data experts share their predictions for 2016

Predicting the future is never an easy task. But as 2015 winds down, we can’t help but look forward to what the new year will bring. 

Will you finally be able to buy a self-driving car? Will machines become smarter than man? And what, will happen to the world of data science?

We’re no fortune tellers, so we rounded up a bunch of experts to ask them what they thought. And here (in no particular order), is what they said: 

3 easy ways to get your data into R

If you haven’t heard of R before, you should know that it’s one of the most popular statistical programming languages in the world, used by millions of people. It’s open source nature fosters a great community which helps make data analysis accessible to everyone. If you want a better understanding of how R works, and its syntax, we recommend you to take this free Introduction to R tutorial by DataCamp.

While import.io gives you access to millions of data points, R gives you the means to perform powerful analysis on that data and to turn it into beautiful visualizations. It’s a pretty nifty combo!

In this post, you’ll learn 3 easy ways to get your import.io data into R. This is a beginner tutorial so don’t worry if you’re not that familiar with R or import.io’s advanced features.

Let’s get started!