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 URLs from multiple manufacturer websites. The product data is organized and displayed on RepZio’s clients’ websites, allowing them to provide mobile, online marketplaces for home owners, interior designers, and home decorators.
RepZio sees two major benefits for using Import.io – time and independence. Phil Bracket, Technical Sales Support at RepZio had this to say about Import.io:
“Before I became an Import.io client, I had to depend on employees at the various manufacturers where I needed data. Requests for data would take days, sometimes weeks to respond to. But now that I have Import.io, I don’t need to wait for that anymore. If I need the latest pricing, I just create an extractor for the manufacturer’s site and get it myself. If I need flowery copy for their products: boom. Import.io. It’s SO MUCH EASIER scraping the data for myself rather than relying on other people. I can’t stress that enough.
Import.io is the best for two reasons: first, Import.io is the easiest and most intuitive tool to use when it comes to web scraping. It only took me a day or two to get the hang of it.
Second, Import.io has a great support staff. There was one tricky instance where I couldn’t get the data I needed from a site because it used a JSON API. I just asked for help using the Import.io quick chat, and they were able to help.
Import.io is awesome, and has saved weeks worth of time for me.”