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A Look Back at Grepsr’s 2020

Observations and experiences of 2020, and a glimpse into what’s in store for 2021

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Firstly, everyone here at Grepsr would like to wish our customers and readers a very happy new year 2021! We’re extremely grateful for the support we’ve received throughout the year, and hope it continues into the new year and beyond.

Though not the worst year in history, 2020 was still a difficult year for many businesses around the world – we sympathize with everyone who has been adversely affected.

Despite the struggles, the past year presented employers and employees alike, with an opportunity to make changes to their worklife, and adopt novel and innovative methods for remote collaborations. We, here at Grepsr, were no different.

eCom boom fuels our growth in 2020

In March, the pandemic started to unfold and nations around the world went into lockdown. With everyone forced indoors and making purchases online, the ecommerce industry saw a massive boom.

Since we’ve historically had strong partnerships with the eCommerce sector, we managed to continue our growth and build on the solid platform we had laid in previous years.

In addition, with almost 10 years of experience behind us, we were also able to deliver on new requests from other industry verticals. For obvious reasons, this year we noticed a clear rise in demand for healthcare and medicine data. With new use cases in this segment, we also did our own research and analysis on Covid-19 test centers in the USA.

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Drive towards upgrading our technology stacks

With the primary motivation of making quality web data more accessible, we started the process of reinventing the Grepsr platform.

We released the reimagined Grepsr website and browser extension in June, while the new Grepsr platform went live in September. In addition to a complete aesthetic overhaul, we’ve also made significant technological upgrades behind the scenes to make the entire data collection process — from project setup to delivery -— more seamless.

The new-look Grepsr suite has numerous exciting updates, including:

  • Simpler UI design
  • More features — Data Quality Dashboard & Scores, in-app Notifications and Alert Rules
  • Additional Data Delivery integrations — Slack, Azure Cloud and Google Cloud
  • More control over the data in terms of file formats and compression options
  • More Support options — project-based or general inquiry
  • More visibility to existing useful features like historical runs, Schedule and Attachments

Starting the new year in a new location

With the team gradually growing and further expansion in the works, we moved from our old headquarters into a new futuristic complex, which has more than five times the previous floor space.

The ample spacing has been a boon especially during these Covid times.

Work culture adaptations thanks to Covid

Like everywhere else, the work culture here at Grepsr also underwent significant changes in 2020.

During the two national lockdowns in March and July, working from home was the only option. Since we already had prior experience in working through a crisis — particularly during the 2015 earthquakes in Nepal — we had all necessary provisions in place to ensure all of our data extraction and web application processes would run seamlessly.

At the moment we’ve made working from the office a voluntary decision, with a maximum of 20 people allowed at any given time. Moreover, we’re helping the team build a basic home office setup to ensure WFH productivity.

New milestones in data collection & user numbers

Gartner forecasts that by 2024, “pre-Covid models based on historical data may no longer be valid.” Hence, to make more informed business decisions, the reliance on quality data is going to be significantly greater than ever before.

We’ve noticed as much in the volume of requests we’ve been receiving for data across market sectors.

Billions of records collected

With the global demand for data ever increasing, more users trusting us to fulfill their data needs and more specialists joining our team, we were able to collect more data than ever before.

Year on year we continue to receive and deliver on more and more requests

Total userbase of 50k

Although we don’t base our success on the number of new users, it was a welcome surprise to find out that we’d reached the fifty thousand mark. We were able to achieve this milestone in December, as we closed the year out with a total of 9,375 new sign ups across our platforms.

9,375 new users signed up to Grepsr in 2020

New members enrich and diversify the team

Since we’re committed to constantly improving our service, in terms of both quality and scalability, we’re always on the lookout for talented individuals.

2020 was a busy year in that regard. We’ve almost doubled our workforce compared to 2019, bringing in a host of new and diverse talents who we believe will be crucial in our path forward.


QA and visibility our mantras for 2021

Thanks to our solid foundation of strong leadership and team of specialists, we’re glad that we were able to come out of 2020 stronger. Our aim for 2021 is to push ourselves even further. To that end, we’ve set out a few goals and targets.

Drive towards achieving the highest data quality

As a DaaS company, we pride ourselves in empowering our customers with the highest quality data every single time. We plan to further enhance our quality assurance side of operations — both in terms of personnel as well as more intuitive features. This will help users and teams get more clarity and control over the quality of their data.

We’ll have all the new updates and announcements on any new feature right here on the Grepsr blog.

Addressing compliance to industry standards

On our ongoing pursuit of the highest data quality levels, compliance to the latest standards is essential. As such, we’ve initiated certification processes for industry standards such as HIPAA and SOC. This will allow us to not only meet the unique needs of our clients, but also accelerate our quality assurance quest.

More resources on everything data

In 2021 we plan to explore new content ideas — data industry news & updates, market insights, web data extraction techniques, technical issues & solutions, etc. This will allow our readers to stay updated on the ever-growing data industry, and at the same time also gain key know-hows to further enhance their technical skills.

Here at Grepsr, we’re always open to new ideas. For any feedback or technical pain points, please feel free to get in touch with us via our Contact Us page, or write to us at contact@grepsr.com. We’d love to hear from you!

Getting closer to our clientele

As almost 90% of our clients are based out of the US, it was only natural for us to set up a base there. While the initial groundwork was already laid in 2020, we intend to further the planning this year.


Once again, we’d like to express our sincere gratitude to all of our regular as well as first-time customers, without whom none of our achievements would have been possible. We look forward to continuing our partnership and playing a part in each other’s success in 2021 and beyond.

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To new beginnings in 2021! The last sunset of 2020

P.S. We would ideally have liked to add a team photo here, but such has been the situation this year that we haven’t had a single day since March where all team members have been in the same location at the same time.

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How Walmart’s Data Insights Can Power Your Retail Strategy

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Common Challenges in Web Scraping and Their Solutions Using RPA

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Web Scraping Zillow: A Modern Approach to Real Estate

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Transforming Operations: RPA and Web Scraping in Action

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Mine Reddit’s Billions of Opinions: Web Scraping Reddit and Sentiment Analysis (2024)

In January 2024 alone, there were 7.57 billion visits to Reddit. There are 2.8 million subreddits with discussions on everything imaginable — from r/cats to r/memes and one of our personal favorites, r/dataisbeautiful.  These numbers in billions and millions are indicative of Reddit as one of the largest online communities in the world; which makes […]

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ETL for Web Scraping – A Comprehensive Guide

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Web Scraping Best Practices for RPA Integration

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Introduction to Web Scraping & RPA

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Quantitative Data: Definition, Types, Collection & Analysis

Data is ubiquitous and plays a vital role in helping us understand the world we live in. Quantitative data, in particular, helps us make sense of our daily experiences.  Whether it’s the time we wake up in the morning to get to work, the distance we travel to get back home, the speed of our […]

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Extract Google Trends Data by Web Scraping

Approximately 99,000 search queries are processed by Google every passing second. This translates to 8.5 billion searches per day and 2 trillion global searches per year.  From the estimated data, we can consider that an average person conducts between three to four searches every day.  “Explore what the world is searching” – Google Trends. The […]

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Car Rental Data Unwrapped: Merry Miles and the Christmas Story in the UK

Delve into the festive drive as we analyze 50K+ car rental records from ‘Sixt – Rent a Car’ during December 2023.  From the holiday surges on Christmas Eve to discovering budget-friendly gems like the Kia Picanto, come with us as we decode the Merry Miles of Christmas car rentals in the UK. Holiday seasons bring […]

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Blog Scraping: Uncover Opportunities for Data-Driven Growth

A study by HubSpot marketing shows that those businesses who publish blogs get 55% more website visitors, 77% more inbound links, and 434% more indexed pages than those who don’t.  The ultimate goal of any business is to continually increase its lead conversion rate. Content is essentially what leads the organization to bring more leads […]

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Relevance of Web Scraping in the Age of AI 

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has flourished into a rapidly evolving domain of computer systems that can function perfectly in tasks that need human intelligence. Statistics claim that the market volume for AI is projected to reach $738.80 billion by 2030. This essentially means that there is a growing demand for AI-related services, leading to an expansion […]

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ETL Data and Web Scraping Brilliance

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Buy Box Data: What Every Seller Needs to Know 

Did you know, winning the Buy Box can increase your chances of becoming an Amazon best-seller? The Buy Box accounts for 90% of the total sales on the platform, making it crucial for sellers to leverage the Buy Box data.  Amazon is at the helm of the overdrive in the e-commerce industry. Living proof of […]

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Boosting Business Intelligence with Managed Data Extraction

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E-commerce in Overdrive: Unleash the Power of Cyber Monday 

In 2022, Cyber Monday accomplished a remarkable feat, propelling e-commerce sales to an impressive $11.3 billion—an extraordinary 5.8% increase, setting a new benchmark for online shopping. As the holiday season approaches, the global culture of bestowing gifts and celebration is also at an all-time high. For these times to be extra special, people look for […]

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In today’s car rental industry, data isn’t just an option; it’s the key to making pivotal decisions that drive success. The car rental industry is poised for a lucrative path ahead, with a projected revenue surge to $1.9 billion by 2027. The holiday season ignites a desire to explore and experience new places, which, in […]

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Drive Success with Car Rental Data Extraction

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The Web Scraping Dilemma: Cloud vs. Local Data Extraction

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The Power of Web Scraping: Enriching POI Datasets

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Extracting Data from Websites to Excel: Web Scraping to Excel

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Five Reasons Why You Need an External Data Provider

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Analyzing US Job Postings Data to Understand Job Market & Economy

Leveraging one of Grepsr’s job postings data projects to gather insights — the hottest industries and employers, including working conditions

Web Scraping for Lead Generation: Open a Portal to Sales

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Web Scraping: An Unlikely Data Solution

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Zero-in on Your Real Estate Prospects with Data

Big Data technologies make real estate prospecting more credible and effective by giving you access to real-time web data. You can use web scraping to gather actionable web data and analyze the real estate market environment on a city block level.

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Web Scraping with Python: A How-To Guide

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How to Perform Web Scraping with PHP

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Screen Scraping: 4 Important Questions for Scoping your Web Project

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A Smarter MO for Data-Driven Businesses

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Business Data Analytics — Why Enterprises Need It

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What is Data Normalization & Why Enterprises Need it

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Benefits of Using Web Scraping to Extract Airfare Data from OTAs

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Legality of Web Scraping — An Overview

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Image Scraping — What is It & How is It Done?

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Data Scraping from Alternate Sources — PDF, XML & JSON

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QA at Grepsr — How We Ensure Highest Quality Data

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Benefits of High Quality Data to Any Data-Driven Business

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Five Primary Characteristics of High-Quality Data

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11 Most Common Myths About Data Scraping Debunked

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Common Challenges During Amazon Data Collection

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Role of Data Mining During the COVID-19 Outbreak

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Grepsr’s 2019 — A Year (and Decade) in Review

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Introducing Grepsr’s New Slack-like Support

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Introducing Grepsr’s Data Quality Report

Quality assured data to help you make the best business decisions

Report History/Activity on the Grepsr App

A walk-through detailing your report history and how to access (and download) your report’s data from historic crawl runs

Grepsr’s 2018 — A Year in Review

As we say hello to 2019, everyone here at Grepsr firstly wishes our readers and valued customers a very Happy New Year! We look forward to your continued love and support in the new year and beyond. Here’s a look back at some of Grepsr’s highlights in 2018. New Product In addition to our existing […]

Data Retention in Grepsr

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Automate Future Crawls Using Scheduler

Configure and enable schedules to automate future crawls

Data Delivery via Email

Have your Grepsr files automatically delivered by email

Data Delivery via Dropbox

Have your Grepsr files synced automatically to your Dropbox

Data Delivery via FTP

Have your Grepsr files synced automatically to your FTP/SFTP server

Data Delivery via Webhooks

Get notified as soon as your Grepsr data is ready

Data Delivery via Google Drive

Have your Grepsr files synced automatically to your Google Drive

Data Delivery via Amazon S3

Have your Grepsr files synced automatically to your Amazon S3 bucket

Data Delivery via Box

Have your Grepsr files synced automatically to your Box account

Data Delivery via File Feed

Under File Feed, there are two URLs — marked ‘Latest’ and ‘All’. Here’s a brief demo:

Customized Data Extraction via Grepsr Concierge

Although Grepsr for Chrome is a powerful tool in itself, it sometimes lacks the capability to extract data from some websites that are poorly structured, where data fields are hidden, and so on. Here we give you a simple demonstration on how you can get data from these complex websites via our custom platform — Grepsr Concierge. […]

Web Scraping Tutorial for Grepsr Browser Extensions

We designed Grepsr Browser Extensions to make data extraction simple for all of our customers  —  whether they’re technically in tune or not so much.

Common Issues and Tips to Get the Best out of Grepsr

We know how annoying it is when you’ve spent time setting up Grepsr for Chrome to collect your data fields, and then you get back partial or no data at all.

A New Look to the Grepsr App

If you’re a regular Grepsr app user, you may have noticed a slightly modified navigation bar with some new icons at the top of the Grepsr data extraction platform. Previously, all projects would be listed in one place. Now, to make things simpler and more streamlined, we’ve separated the app into two parts based on […]

Grepsr — the Numbers That Matter

Our stats since the start of 2018

Feeds & Endpoint API for Your Data in Grepsr

In our last post, we showed you how to automate your data delivery process in the Grepsr app. This time let’s have a quick look at data feeds and endpoints[*]. Your scraped data’s Endpoint API is the final stop it makes in its journey— starting from the host website, then to your Grepsr account via our crawler, and […]

Automate Your Data Delivery on the Grepsr App

I’m sure you’ve already got the hang of Grepsr for Chrome by now. If you’re like some of our users who are inquiring about data delivery on the app, then this blog is for you! Once you’ve set up your project and the app starts to extract your data, depending on the volume of data requested, it might […]

Two Cool Features You May Have Missed in Grepsr for Chrome

If you’re in constant need of up-to-date and accurate data for your business, chances are you’re using our chrome extension, Grepsr for Chrome, to do the scraping. If you haven’t tried it yet, why haven’t you? It’s fun and easy to use! Although Grepsr for Chrome is already a powerful scraping tool, there might still be a few […]

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Track Changes in Your CSV Data Using Python and Pandas

So you’ve set up your online shop with your vendors’ data obtained via Grepsr’s extension, and you’re receiving their inventory listings as a CSV file regularly. Now you need to periodically monitor the data for changes on the vendors’ side — new additions, removals, price changes, etc. While your website automatically updates all this information when you […]

Kick-Start Your E-commerce Venture with Grepsr

400+ million entrepreneurs worldwide are attempting to start 300+ million companies, according to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor. Approximately a hundred million new businesses start every year around the world, while a similar number also fold. What sets successful firms apart are the innovations and resources they utilize that help them stay healthy and relevant. Grepsr […]

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 […]

Introducing the All New Grepsr

Chrome Extension, APIs, Better Support & Much More

Importance of Web Scraping in the Age of Big Data

Big Data has become an internet buzz lately. Not a day goes by without a mention of Big Data in many articles published by media or tech companies around the world.

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

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

2013 in the Retrospect 2013 was a very productive year for Grepsr. Measuring our success as a startup, we were able to maintain a steady progress in this year. We achieved a significant growth in terms of users, orders, and revenues, which was many times larger than 2012. During 2013, we managed to go global, […]

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. […]

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. […]

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 […]

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