Website Scrapper

This project was awarded to coolguyinus2004 for $460 AUD.

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Project Description

I have an ecommerce website which has aprox 8000 items on it at the moment, there will be a lot more later. We want to be able to flag a product and have that item checked on a shopping comparison website. Report back with the results and give us the option to update the pricing of that item to be more competitive (or raise the price if we are too low). The shopping comparison website is pretty basic so wont be hard to get the results.

The Scraper will 2 essential functions.

1. Provide 'automated' price updating (ie. 1cent below competitor) or

2. Provide summary of results for manual updating of pricing using scraped data.

Feature Essentials:

-System will take the first 100 characters of the item description as the standard “search field” which is able to be manually defined for each product.

-You will need to run through the results manually at first to ensure the right product has been scrapped. Then when it has been manually verified as the result being as it should, the item can be set to automatically adjust pricing providing the pricing is above our cost the pricing will automatically adjust up or down.

-You need the ability to create product lists to scrape, eg: software, and the ability to scrape list by list.

-The results page need to be intuitive in use. The results need to be displayed in an orderly fashion and be easy to update the sell price.

-When you click the name of the scrape result it takes you to the results page for updating. There only needs to be history for the last scrape that was done.

-Ultimately the scraper must be able to handle a lot products and not have a limitation due to php limitations, how you do this is up to you.

-The results page will have the option to set update the sell prices quickly. So a ‘suggested’ price such as 1 cent below the cheapest price is already pre-filled, then all items can be updated at once.

We are only scraping the results of one shopping comparison website, which is pretty basic. Message me for the link if you want to check it out first.

Our website is built on PHP and MYSQL

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