Winning the Buy Box = Winning on Amazon
Stats show that up to 90% of the purchases on Amazon happen through the Buy Box. This share could be even higher with mobile users considering the fact that the mobile UI has no space for ‘other sellers on Amazon.’
Crucial to winning the Buy Box is monitoring them. Your own Buy Box and that of your competitors. Grepsr’s large-scale data acquisition service enables you to monitor any number of Buy Boxes, at a frequency of your choosing by taking the hassle of examining the data points on Amazon off your shoulders.
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|Country||Retailer||ASIN||Additional Description||Amazon Choice Flag||URL||Availability||Best Seller Flag||Brand||Brand URL||Buy Box Owner||Buy Box Raw Price||Buy Box Price|
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|US||Amazon||B00O8ODHOA||The Oral-B Pro 5000 SmartSeries Pow...||NO||amazon.com/Oral-B-SmartSeries-...||Only 10 left in...||NO||Oral-B||amazon.com/stores/Oral-B/page/...||Country of Health||$97.77||97.77|
|US||Amazon||B0722JPH4D||Changing time is a big part of bein...||NO||amazon.com/Baby-Alive-Diapers-...||In Stock||NO||Baby Alive||amazon.com/stores/BabyAlive/pa...||Amazon.com||$19.99||19.99|
|US||Amazon||B000E8ZJGS||Pack in powerfully pure protein, wi...||NO||amazon.com/Isopure-Protein-Pow...||In Stock||NO||Isopure||amazon.com/stores/Isopure/page...||Amazon.com||$55.85||55.85|
|US||Amazon||B019ENBOYE||We took the pure joy of babyhood an...||NO||amazon.com/Unscented-Formulate...||In Stock||NO||bloom +KIND||amazon.com/stores/bloom+%2BKIN...||Our Community Pharmacy Inc||$11.50||11.5|
|US||Amazon||B000E95HP0||Pack in powerfully pure protein, wi...||NO||amazon.com/Isopure-Protein-Pow...||In Stock||NO||Isopure||amazon.com/stores/Isopure/page...||Amazon.com||$56.99||56.99|
|US||Amazon||B00KWE09DM||Two truths: your baby wants to touc...||YES||amazon.com/Babyganics-Alcohol-...||In Stock||NO||Babyganics||amazon.com/stores/Babyganics/p...||Amazon.com||$21.82||21.82|
|US||Amazon||B000GISU1M||Optimum Nutrition's Gold Standard 1...||NO||amazon.com/OPTIMUM-NUTRITION-S...||In Stock||YES||Optimum Nutrition||amazon.com/stores/OPTIMUMNUTRI...||Amazon.com||$70.25||70.25|
|US||Amazon||B00NVLPB5O||Two truths: your baby wants to touc...||NO||amazon.com/Babyganics-Alcohol-...||In Stock||NO||Babyganics||amazon.com/stores/Babyganics/p...||Amazon.com||$11.63||11.63|
|US||Amazon||B00KXARZE6||Your baby’s got a full time job: 1....||YES||amazon.com/Babyganics-Fragranc...||In Stock||NO||Babyganics||amazon.com/stores/Babyganics/p...||Amazon.com||$15.18||15.18|
|US||Amazon||B000HJNA9W||No dyes, no perfumes, no worries: D...||NO||amazon.com/Downy-Gentle-Condit...||In Stock||NO||Downy||amazon.com/stores/Downy/page/2...||Amazon.com||$19.89||19.89|
|US||Amazon||B000HJTCLC||Downy April Fresh Liquid Fabric Con...||YES||amazon.com/Downy-Ultra-Liquid-...||In Stock||NO||Downy||amazon.com/stores/Downy/page/2...||Amazon.com||$19.89||19.89|
|US||Amazon||B000KGOMBC||10-1353 Size / Color: Heavy / Blue ...||NO||amazon.com/TheraBand-Resistanc...||In Stock||NO||TheraBand||amazon.com/stores/TheraBand%E2...||Amazon.com||$20.54||20.54|
|US||Amazon||B0042RJR74||Formulated without: Parabens, sulfa...||YES||amazon.com/Babyganics-Unscente...||In Stock||NO||Babyganics||amazon.com/stores/Babyganics/p...||Amazon.com||$14.24||14.24|
|US||Amazon||B000QSNYGI||OPTIMUM NUTRITION'S GOLD STANDARD 1...||NO||amazon.com/Optimum-Nutrition-S...||In Stock||NO||Optimum Nutrition||amazon.com/stores/OPTIMUMNUTRI...||Amazon.com||$70.06||70.06|
|US||Amazon||B00NVLP2ZI||Wipe without worry. It’s a problem ...||NO||amazon.com/Babyganics-Flushabl...||Currently unava...||NO||Babyganics||amazon.com/stores/Babyganics/p...|
|US||Amazon||B000QSRO1Y||OPTIMUM NUTRITION'S GOLD STANDARD 1...||NO||amazon.com/OPTIMUM-NUTRITION-S...||In Stock||NO||Optimum Nutrition||amazon.com/stores/OPTIMUMNUTRI...||Amazon.com||$64.12||64.12|
|US||Amazon||B000QSTBNS||Optimum nutrition's gold standard 1...||NO||amazon.com/OPTIMUM-NUTRITION-S...||In Stock||YES||Optimum Nutrition||amazon.com/stores/OPTIMUMNUTRI...||Amazon.com||$70.35||70.35|
|US||Amazon||B072KMQNBV||Diapers can be hard on the wallet, ...||YES||amazon.com/Babyganics-Ultra-Ab...||In Stock||NO||Babyganics||amazon.com/stores/Babyganics/p...||Amazon.com||$55.08||55.08|
|US||Amazon||B071GT76TQ||Diapers can be hard on the wallet, ...||NO||amazon.com/Babyganics-Ultra-Ab...||In Stock||NO||Babyganics||amazon.com/stores/Babyganics/p...||Amazon.com||$61.74||61.74|
|US||Amazon||B0014EAPHO||Bounce dryer sheets are great for c...||NO||amazon.com/Bounce-Fabric-Softe...||In Stock||NO||Bounce||amazon.com/stores/Bounce/page/...||Amazon.com||$4.83||4.83|
|US||Amazon||B001OOLLVS||Removes 10 years of stains and whit...||NO||amazon.com/Crest-Whitestrip-Wh...||Temporarily out...||NO||Crest||amazon.com/Crest/b/ref=bl_dp_s...||Neptune Buyer Inc||$29.99||29.99|
|US||Amazon||B002DYIZH6||Product Description Optimum Nutriti...||NO||amazon.com/OPTIMUM-NUTRITION-S...||In Stock||NO||Optimum Nutrition||amazon.com/stores/OPTIMUMNUTRI...||Amazon.com||$33.24||33.24|
|US||Amazon||B00EKRCCM8||Bambo Nature baby diapers are consi...||NO||amazon.com/Bambo-Nature-Friend...||Only 6 left in ...||NO||Bambo Nature||amazon.com/stores/BamboNature/...||Amazon.com||$69.00||69|
|US||Amazon||B002DYJ1C4||Syntha-6 is an ultra-premium protei...||YES||amazon.com/BSN-SYNTHA-6-Protei...||In stock Usuall...||NO||BSN||amazon.com/stores/BSN/page/FA3...||Flip Mall||$47.99||47.99|
|US||Amazon||B002DYJ1D8||Syntha-6 is an ultra-premium protei...||NO||amazon.com/BSN-SYNTHA-6-Micell...||In Stock||NO||BSN||amazon.com/stores/BSN/page/FA3...||Amazon.com||$56.99||56.99|
|US||Amazon||B002DYJ1EC||Syntha-6 is an ultra-premium protei...||NO||amazon.com/BSN-SYNTHA-6-Chocol...||In Stock||NO||BSN||amazon.com/stores/BSN/page/FA3...||Amazon.com||$49.39||49.39|
|US||Amazon||B002TG3QPO||Isopure Unflavored WPI powder conta...||YES||amazon.com/Isopure-Protein-Fri...||In Stock||NO||Isopure||amazon.com/stores/Isopure/page...||Amazon.com||$54.14||54.14|
|US||Amazon||B06Y2PPCT8||Bambo Nature Eco-Friendly premium b...||NO||amazon.com/Bambo-Nature-Friend...||Temporarily out...||NO||Bambo Nature||amazon.com/stores/BamboNature/...||Amazon.com||$21.36||21.36|
|US||Amazon||B003CP14R8||Just because you have sensitive ski...||NO||amazon.com/Bounce-Fabric-Softe...||In Stock||NO||Bounce||amazon.com/stores/Bounce/page/...||Amazon.com||$9.44||9.44|
|US||Amazon||B06Y648RT1||Bambo Nature's safe and eco-friendl...||NO||amazon.com/Bambo-Nature-Premiu...||In stock Usuall...||NO||Bambo Nature||amazon.com/stores/BamboNature/...||Rei Management||$32.98||32.98|
|US||Amazon||B003UKM9CO||The Oral-B PRO 1000 provides a clin...||YES||amazon.com/Oral-B-1000-Recharg...||In Stock||NO||Oral-B||amazon.com/stores/Oral-B/page/...||Amazon.com||$49.94||49.94|
|US||Amazon||B00KQFEAHS||Product Description Mamas asked. Na...||NO||amazon.com/Burts-Unscented-Nat...||In Stock||NO||Burt's Bees||amazon.com/stores/BurtsBees/pa...||Amazon.com||$28.44||28.44|
|US||Amazon||B0040ZFAQ0||Environmentally concerned customers...||NO||amazon.com/Pacific-Select-2-Pl...||In Stock||NO||Georgia-Pacific||amazon.com/stores/Georgia-Paci...||Amazon.com||$59.98||59.98|
|US||Amazon||B077FFNK5T||Are you nervous to start the potty ...||YES||amazon.com/Disney-Toddler-Trai...||In Stock||NO||Disney||amazon.com/Disney/b/ref=bl_sl_...||Amazon.com||$19.99||19.99|
|US||Amazon||B004QQ9LVS||SmartyPants Kids Formula is a multi...||NO||amazon.com/SmartyPants-Complet...||Only 3 left in ...||NO||SmartyPants||amazon.com/stores/SmartyPantsV...||HECSYRET||$15.49||15.49|
|US||Amazon||B004U429AQ||Long-lasting power and innovation i...||NO||amazon.com/Energizer-Batteries...||In Stock||NO||Energizer||amazon.com/stores/Energizer/pa...||BluebirdSales||$19.50||19.5|
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Buy Box Monitoring
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What is a Buy Box?
The Buy Box is a small white box on the right-hand side of a typical Amazon product details page. It has the ‘add to cart’ button in it. Buyers overwhelmingly press that button to purchase a product. What’s hidden from plain view are the other sellers on Amazon right below the Buy Box. Sellers have to battle it out among themselves to win the Buy Box.
Why is it essential to win the Amazon Buy Box?
The short answer is: Up to 90% of the purchases on Amazon happen through the Buy Box. If you, as a seller are not able to win the buy box, your products are displayed under the product details section which relatively has very limited visibility.
How to win the Buy Box?
There are many ways to win the Buy Box on Amazon. In general, these three factors play the biggest roles: product pricing, inventory size, dependable shipping (sellers opting for Fulfillment by Amazon have higher chances than others), and Amazon sellers’ ratings. Buy Box Monitoring is utilized by sellers to monitor their Buy Box and that of their competitors. It helps them create the best strategies to win the Buy Box.
What are the challenges to Buy Box data extraction?
Some challenges to Buy Box Data extraction are anti-bot measures adopted by source e-commerce sites to block crawlers, site overloading issues faced by the source website servers, and last but not least, crawler breakdown.
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We’re glad to have Grepsr as a DCC Premium Partner. Datarade is seeing increased global demand for custom, quality-assured DaaS solutions – which Grepsr provides. Grepsr’s web data products are already being put to work by businesses from all industries and are supporting a range of commercial use cases. By joining DCC, Grepsr will tap into new data demand and increase its global sales reach.
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How to Use Grepsr Browser Tool to Scrape the Web for Free
A beginner’s guide to your favorite DIY web scraping tool Just over a year ago, we introduced the all new Grepsr along with a beta launch of Chrome extension to fill the gap that Kimono Labs, a widely popular scraping tool, left since it’s closure. Now after a year of iteration on both the UI and UX along with shipping […]
Our Kimono Labs Replacement (Grepsr for Chrome) Levels Up
We’ve recently made a number of improvements to make Grepsr for Chrome that little bit easier, and more handy to use. We’ve also received tons of feature requests (keep ’em coming!), so we thought we’d share couple of our favorites that have most recently made it into Grepsr for Chrome. Infinite Scrolling and Enhanced Pagination Support From […]
Welcome To The (New) Grepsr Blog
Hello, Grepsr friends and family, and welcome to the next chapter of Grepsr Blog! It may not look much different yet, but we’re ramping up our editorial operation. Over the next few months you’ll see more posts, more announcements and analysis, more writing, and even new forms of content here. We’re still hammering out all the […]
10 Digital Marketing Trends that will Impact Your Business in 2015
During the last few years, SoLoMo (social, local, and mobile) have remained the defining trends in marketing, and data has played a crucial role in their advancement. In 2015 these trends will continue penetrating deeper and expanding wider in the global market, and data integration will be more pervasive. Remarkably, new AdTechs like Internet of […]
Five Major Impacts of Location Data on Marketing
It’s not merely a coincidence that, today, almost all of the major business enterprises run online store locator services to their customers. They want their stores and services to be easily found and accessed. Moreover, they are extensively using location data to pursue their customers where they are and to persuade them to buy their […]
Data Extraction for BI: Picking the Right Services is Crucial
Finding the appropriate data warehousing and Business Intelligence (BI) platforms that can understand and address your business concerns, priorities, and needs is a daunting task. Specifically, the ones that can have cohesive approaches in generating and deploying your data.
Seven Areas Where Big Data has Brought Big Transformations
As the volume, variety, and velocity of Big Data increases, so does its value and application. Today, there is a widespread use of Big Data, and the whole fabric of life has become increasingly data driven. Here is a brief review of 7 major areas which have gone through massive transformations driven by data:
Data Mining to Predict, Track and Contain the Ebola Outbreak
One of the most diverse continents on earth, Africa astounds the world with its vast savannas and great deserts and with its ancient architecture and modern cities, but Africa also has its share of tragedies and woes. First identified in Democratic Republic of Congo’s Ebola River in 1976, Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever, a deadly zoonotic disease caused […]
We Have Launched Online Data Store
Having worked hard in the past several months to turn the project into reality, we are immensely happy to announce the launching of Grepsr Online Data Store this week. We believe that, with its integrated and on-demand data solutions, our online data store will be a favorite service among the business people, researchers, planners and many […]
Data Mining for Developing Business Intelligence
The growing use of digital technologies in every sphere of life has resulted in the rapid escalation of digital data. While digitization of the facilities of everyday use has given rise to datafication, the process of datafication has produced a byproduct known as big data, which is regarded as a new oil of the digital […]
Maximizing the Benefits of Location Information Data: A Case Study
Advantages of Location Information Data Obtaining and integrating location information data into the day-to-day business operation policies and practices are the vital tasks in business and marketing. A good amount of data with geospatial details helps businesses to develop clarity for carrying out business plans effectively. Because internet-based marketing has opened the entirely new avenues […]
How Grepsr Works: A Brief Introduction
Web crawling and data extraction services at Grepsr are simple, quick, hassle free and intuitive. We focus on providing top–quality services to our customers in the highly competitive rates. Our strong base–with cutting-edge technologies and advanced infrastructure–in Kathmandu and our maturing technical expertise in the area have helped us to compete with the top tire […]
11 Interesting Quotes about Data
These days, almost everybody—be it a casual technophile or a trailblazing technocrat—has something to say about the usefulness of data. Apparently, there is no area of human interest where you cannot achieve agility, efficiency, and better outcome by deploying data science. Business, astronomy, neuroscience and you name it. Data had never been generated with such […]
How are Data Sharing Technologies Revolutionizing Education through Educational Data Mining?
Education-related statistics show the stark contradictions of our time, but they also tell us about the immense possibilities and big changes that are just around the corner. The rapid development and spread of disruptive technologies is breaking the conventional boundaries and pushing us into the new era of data-driven insights and efficiency. Data-enabled split-hair precision […]
Data Analytics for Better Business Intelligence
Advanced information technology has brought a massive paradigm shift in every aspect of human life. We spend more and more of our working hours on the digital screens, either generating or aggregating digital data. Internet, what would have seemed something unimaginable only a few decades ago, has become an essential part of our daily businesses. If […]
Big Data & Power of Personalization
According to Wikipedia, Big data is a field that treats ways to analyze, systematically extract information from, or otherwise deal with data sets that are too large or complex to be dealt with by traditional data-processing application software. “Doing business without advertising is like winking at a girl in the dark. You know what you are doing, but nobody else […]
Data Science in Healthcare Revolution
Soon, wearable biomedical sensors are going to be the new gadgets of the post-smartphone era. They will keep track of your body temperature, blood pressure, blood glucose level, respiratory rate, heart rate, and everything else you need to know about your body. More importantly, they will communicate with your personal physician, and update their EHR […]
Big Data is Redefining News & Journalism
If digital data were something physical, it would have massively altered the shape of our world, probably, with new data mountains rising every hour. Whether you browse the web or flip pages of print media, you are sure to stumble upon some news about big data, all the while feeding the web with your digital […]
Web Scraping: Why is Service Better Option than Software?
Data Discovery Holds the Future An overwhelming proportion of data that businesses use for the purpose of developing business insights in decision-making is derived from the internet, and the tendency to depend on data-informed insights is expected to become a more conspicuous mainstream practice with the expansion of Internet of Things. The futuristic projections claim […]
Grepsr: A Brief Story
Launched in 2012, Grepsr is a data management start-up based in Nepal and focused on web crawling. It has been an enriching experience for us to operate our services from the city of Kathmandu with its unique art, architecture, and cultural life. We have been benefited by the experience of working with various kinds of […]
Location Analytics: ‘Where’ is the Knowledge of Data
Digital Technology and Rediscovery of Geography A substantial amount of data that Grepsr processes and provides to its business partners worldwide contains location-specific information. According to IDC, an American data research firm, 80% of data collected by organizations has location element, and according to ABI Research, location analytics market will rise up to $9 billion by […]
Data Mining: How Can Businesses Capitalize on Big Data?
In the recent years, data mining has become a prickly issue. The big controversies and clamors it has gathered in the political and business arenas suggest its importance in our time. No wonder, it is used as a household name in the business world. Data mining, in fact, is an inevitable consequence of all the technological innovations […]
Leverage Grepsr to Turn Data into Asset
Have you ever been overwhelmed or even inundated by a sheer amount of data you have to handle every day? Handling too much of data can be a painstaking job in the age that has seen an enormous surge in digitization, quantification, and datafication of information. Today, you have to be equipped with data no […]
Welcoming New Year 2014 with Renewed Energy
Web Scraping vs API
Every system you come across today has an API already developed for their customers or it is at least in their bucket list. While APIs are great if you really need to interact with the system but if you are only looking to extract data from the website, web scraping is a much better option. […]
Using Browser Plugins
We have browser plugins for all major browsers to help you easily capture screenshots. Browser plugins are especially useful if you need to take screenshot of pages that are behind login screens or are difficult to capture with Grepsr’s on-site screen shot capture feature. In this video we will show you how to install and […]
Data Sync with HTTP Callbacks
An updated version of this article is available here. In this video we will show you how to sync the crawled data directly to your system via HTTP callbacks. This functionality requires technical knowledge. – On your project page, click on the Data delivery tab. – In the HTTP Callback section, enter the direct URL […]
Data Sync with FTP
An updated version of this article is available here. In this video we will show you how you can sync the crawled data directly to your FTP servers. – On your project page, click on the Data delivery tab. – In the FTP section, enter the your FTP host, port and your login credentials. – […]
Data Sync with Dropbox
An updated version of this article is available here. In this video we will show you how you can sync the crawled data to your Dropbox folder. – On your project page, click on the Data delivery tab. – In the Dropbox section, click on “Authorize with Dropbox” to link your Dropbox account. – You […]
Data Delivery via Email
An updated version of this article is available here. In this video we will show you how to receive the crawled data automatically via email. – On your project page, click on the Data delivery tab. – In the email section, enter the email where you would like to receive the data. You may also […]
Scheduling Web Crawlers
In this video we will show you how to schedule your web crawlers to run automatically. – On your project page, click on the Scheduling tab. – Here you can schedule the start date and time for the web crawler to run. – Choose how often the web crawler will run. Depending on your user […]
Grepsr – How it Works
This video will show you how Grepsr works. Watch the video and get started with your first project at Grepsr today! About Grepsr With more than a decade of experience in overcoming challenges to extract data from all sorts of web sources, Grepsr is your perfect solution for the most reliable and quality data in […]
Search your Data
In this video we will show you how you can perform a search on the crawled data. This functionality is only available to users depending on the user level. On your project page, you will see a search option on the right, just above the data. To do a simple search, you can choose which […]
Mark & Tag Requirements
In this video we will show you how to explain your requirements visually by marking them on screenshots. If you have problems taking screenshots, please use our browser plugins. About Grepsr With more than a decade of experience in overcoming challenges to extract data from all sorts of web sources, Grepsr is your perfect solution […]
Sneak peak at the all new Grepsr, launching May 2013
It’s been a busy year for all of us at Grepsr! We may not have been active with keeping everyone up-to-date with what’s happening, but we’ve silently been working on a few things behind the scenes. We are a bootstrapped startup with a small but efficient team. Sometimes we get so consumed with daily operations […]
Grepsr at Startup Asia event in Jakarta
We are just back from an awesome start-up event in Jakarta, Indonesia organized by TechInAsia. There were big investors and experts from the Asian tech industry at the event. We shared the stage with 15 other start-ups who pitched their product in front of a big crowd – it was an amazing experience! The reception […]
Web Crawling Software or Web Crawling Service
Some people ask us if we are a “service” or a “software”. We simply tell them – we are a service, with killer software that runs behind the scenes! 🙂 Also, lot of our customers ask us, why go for a Web Crawling Service over a Web Crawling Software? The answer is pretty straight forward. […]
Sychronizing data extracted with Grepsr
One of Grepsr’s most powerful feature is the ability to synchronize data in a variety of different ways when a new data is available. The whole idea behind this feature is to automate our data delivery process. It would really be tedious if you have to login to your grepsr account everyday to check if […]
Why is Web Crawling important?
Data lies in the heart of any business, even more if it is technology-related. With all the open standards of today, like RSS feeds or APIs, sharing data across systems has become much easier than it ever was. For example, if you want to read today’s financial news directly from your email inbox, you could […]
SSL enabled in Grepsr
At Grepsr, we are committed towards the security and privacy of your data. We have enabled SSL on our application today. What does this mean to you as a user? Getting the SSL enabled on our platform is only the beginning. Grepsr will continue to improve our services, and help our customers become more efficient! […]
Grepsr and FTP – permissions and settings
When you set your FTP inside Grepsr so that the system can automatically upload extracted data, please make sure of the following. Create a new FTP account for Grepsr – highly encourage you to NOT use the same FTP account that you use for your website etc. Preferably, make sure Grepsr can write to the […]
Grepsr now supports DropBox (and FTP)
We have some news! We are very happy to announce that Grepsr will now add content to your DropBox and FTP accounts! So, from now on whenever Grepsr extracts your data from the source, it will automatically upload the data in PDF, XLS and XML formats to your DropBox (and/or FTP) account. The data will […]
Managed Data Extraction Service
Grepsr is what we like to call, “Managed Data Extraction Service”. Here are some of the reasons why we call it “managed”: We let you focus on your business and use the data — worrying about technical details of extraction is our job, and we will do it for you. We let you describe your […]
Official Launch of Grepsr (Beta)
We are immensely proud to launch Grepsr today. Grepsr is probably one of the first Web 2.0 Software as a Service (SaaS) products for website data extraction. So what does this mean for the customers? Cheaper costs – you pay a flat monthly fee no matter how big or small your extraction needs are. Fully […]