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Helping Books Find Their Way to the Right Hands, One Dataset at a Time!

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Overview

Founded in 2017, our client is a book distributor who uses wholesale and retail channels. Procuring and selling books, however, is only part of the picture. Without the proper knowledge of demand and supply, it gets hairy to move operations forward. Our client uses data to find what books people are looking for, where to find those books, and onboard partners. Collaboration with Grepsr for their data needs has helped the client stay true to their retail and community roots, and still remain competitive in an age where most bookstores have moved online.
Helping Books Find Their Way to the Right Hands, One Dataset at a Time!
Key points
    • Our client is a book distributor who uses wholesale and retail channels 
    • They use data to find vendors and customers
    • Data is crucial in their operations
    • Grepsr supplied the bookseller with daily datasets – with hundreds of thousands of records – to buy and sell books in bulk

Challenges

As one of the leading booksellers in the US, our client has a superb business model which stands on data gathered from the web. The in-house programmers were more than capable of setting up crawlers to meet their data needs. But when it came to the issues of scalability, they realized they didn’t have enough resources. They also needed an affordable data acquisition service to help ease the financial burden such a venture entails.

Having tried, and been dissatisfied with a few vendors – owing to erroneous datasets, late deliveries and exorbitant prices – their team was on the lookout for a reliable and affordable data partner.

Our client wanted a data supplier which, once briefed on the requirements, would take the project on with minimal need for hands-on fixes and modifications.

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It was easy working with the team. We didn’t even have to use the platform much. The people over at Grepsr did it for us, and delivered our data in the desired format.

Grepsr is a good way to scrape data affordably.

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Co-founder
3X
Improved productivity
60%
Reduced costs
40%
Increased revenue

Solutions

Grepsr’s extensive experience in web data extraction across numerous e-commerce channels enabled the client to acquire fresh and actionable data effortlessly. Our intuitive UX/UI platform made it all the easier for them to get the data they need without having to deal with complexities associated with web data extraction. Thanks to Grepsr, their team now has access to hundreds of thousands of records on a daily basis from some of the major e-commerce platforms and retailers.

With Grepsr’s fully-managed service, after the initial discovery calls, the team didn’t need to get involved even once during the extraction process. As soon as a dataset was ready, we ensured seamless assimilation with their database via FTP. This allowed for the smooth running of their workflow, improving company-wide productivity.

Despite affordability being the deal-clincher, our client has enjoyed higher profit margins thanks to our expertise in providing reliable and accurate datasets with minimal turnaround times, and at scale.

Solution Illustration

Similar challenges faced across the industry:

Lack of technical know-how to automate routine data extractions

Businesses need fresh data to gather the best insights. To that end, one or two data extractions a day does not suffice. They need a system that can easily schedule crawl runs at specific intervals as well as on demand.

Lack of resources - time, money and manpower - for data sourcing at scale

Data extraction is extremely tedious and highly error-prone. Most businesses lack the infrastructure to perform high volumes of data sourcing, and at a quality that yields the best results.

Overcoming the source website’s restrictions and obstacles

Most retailers place limits on how many requests can be made in a set time period, and regularly block bots from accessing their content.

Process

Getting started with Grepsr

Start with Grepsr in a few easy steps. Leave the data sourcing heavy lifting to us, so you can focus on innovation and growth.

1
Initial project consultation
First, we'll discuss the specifics of your web data needs and the KPIs you would like to have in order to ensure successful project execution.
2
Instrument web crawlers
We'll then set up automated extractions specific to your use-case, and send you a sample dataset before moving on to a full-scale crawl.
3
Begin data collection
Once you've approved the sample data, we will start scaling and performing the full run, and deliver the data in the agreed timeframe.
4
Hassle-free maintenance
Our team will ensure that all subsequent runs are running well, and that your data is delivered as scheduled with the least disruption.
Data acquisition doesn’t have to be a burden

Offload your routine data extractions on our able hands, and focus on more pressing matters.

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