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Tutorial: Getting alternative data for research

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What is alternative data for research? Data is the basis for all sound research models. Alternative data along with traditional data ensures a complete picture and allows modeling of future events. Alternative data includes information that is publicly available on the internet, but often difficult to get in a structured, easy to digest format. Alternative […]

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What does a modern Retail Pricing Analyst need for success?

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Indeed.com currently has 6,832 job listings for pricing analysts in the US alone and 24% of those state the requirement to monitor competitor pricing. With competitor retail pricing available for anyone to see online, it’s necessary that a pricing analyst is able to easily gather web data. This is becoming an imperative for any retailer, […]

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Ecommerce Newsletter Oct. 16 2017

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How to Create a Competitor Price Monitoring Strategy Online shopping means online comparison shopping. If your prices are not similar to or better than the next retailer, you’re going to lose the sale. It’s that simple. You have to be competitive, because in the digital realm, you’re competing against everyone. Competitor price monitoring is a crucial cog in […]

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21 Competitor Analysis Tools for Social Media from NetBase

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Thanks NetBase for including Import.io for competitor analysis! Spying on the competition is so expected there is a range of competitor analysis tools for brands to use. Which tool is best for you? Take a look at our list below to find one that suits your goals and budget. With competitive data in hand you can move […]

Ecommerce News Sept. 21 2017

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  7 Ecommerce Analytics Tools To Supercharge Your Online Store Ecommerce owners have tons of data at their fingertips, from online traffic to the visitor journey and the purchase of a product. However, the volume of data that’s available – and what to do with it – is overwhelming. Collecting data is just the first […]

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7 Ecommerce Analytics Tools To Supercharge Your Online Store

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Ecommerce owners have tons of data at their fingertips, from online traffic to the visitor journey and the purchase of a product. However, the volume of data that’s available – and what to do with it – is overwhelming. In fact, only 20% of online retailers are effectively using their analytics, and the majority of […]

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Big Red’s Equipment stays price competitive using Import.io

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In business for almost 15 years, Big Red’s Equipment is the place in Texas for new and used farm equipment. They use Import.io for monitoring market prices on various products and keeping on top of price promotions on competitor websites, without alerting the competition. This is important in a price sensitive market. With Import.io, they […]

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Ecommerce Newsletter August 30 2017

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4 data extraction tactics to take your SEO to the next level Data extraction has powerful uses in a number of industries. Some notable use cases are equity research, marketplace inventory, competitor price monitoring, lead generation, and reputation monitoring. In this article, we’re going to dive into how you can use data extraction to gain traffic […]

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Yay, it’s back to school!

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To kids, “back to school” doesn’t sound so good; summer is ending and school is approaching. But to retail professionals, back to school is something to celebrate. The back-to-school season has become one of the biggest shopping times of the year. According to data and research firm eMarketer, US consumers will spend more than $857 […]

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Ecommerce Newsletter August 3 2017

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What the Biggest Speakers at Retail Global Conference Will Be Discussing The retail industry is thriving, with Deloitte reporting that the top 250 global retailers generated aggregated revenues of $4.5 trillion. Meanwhile, Forbes reported that the e-commerce industry will surpass a $2 trillion annual haul in 2017. But there’s something else going on in the […]

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What the Biggest Speakers at Retail Global Conference Will Be Discussing

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The retail industry is thriving, with Deloitte reporting that the top 250 global retailers generated aggregated revenues of $4.5 trillion. Meanwhile, Forbes reported that the e-commerce industry will surpass a $2 trillion annual haul in 2017. But there’s something else going on in the world of retail beyond just revenue. Technology is rapidly changing how […]

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Are you ready for the holiday shopping season?

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It’s never too early to prepare for the holiday shopping season. Ensuring a top-notch shopping experience is vital, otherwise you lose customers to the competition. One of the most important factors for success is having the right prices. With so many gifts to buy, customers look for the lowest cost especially around the holidays. According […]

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Ecommerce Newsletter July 27

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Hoteliers can easily monitor competitor pricing with Import.io Change Reports How do you ensure that your prices are not only competitive with those in your market, but also not so low that you are leaving money on the table? Read the article. 4 Ways to Improve Your Ecommerce Facebook Campaigns Facebook campaigns for ecommerce can […]

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3 Ways Non-Technical Marketers Can Leverage Web Scraping

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You may hear web scraping and shiver, thinking that it’s only for the most technical among us. However, marketers can use web scraping too, and they can get massive value from doing so. You don’t even need to be super technical to figure it out, either. While you’re probably aware of what web scraping is, […]

How Any Ecommerce Store Can Leverage Big Data

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Small ecommerce businesses may have the impression that big data is only for major industry players with multi-million dollar budgets. Think Amazon, with its recent acquisition of Whole Foods that created new opportunities to use big data to target savvy shoppers looking for a revolutionized e-grocery store experience. There aren’t many Amazons out there with […]

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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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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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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 […]

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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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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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 […]

Automating web scraping rental listings for competitive research

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One of the beautiful things about Import.io is the ability to automate and schedule your data extractions (commonly known as web scraping). For instance, several of our customers need to extract data daily from different rental listing sites or retail websites to find who and what to target in their own marketing efforts. Command line […]