Gathering Amazon Data | Best Tools and Practices
At Smartproxy, we’re always cookin’ up new ways to make scraping a breeze. Starting from eCommerce Scraping API to our most recent creation — No-Code Scraper. And don’t let anyone tell you that proxies and scraping are as complicated as rocket science. It could actually be a rather simple (and sometimes even fun) process!
But let’s be real, even the top guns extracting data from eCommerce giants like Amazon might get those pesky CAPTCHAs or worse — IP ban. Luckily, we’re offering a complete toolbox that will help you hop around the geo-restrictions, avoid errors & bans and get that sweet 100% success rate with ready-to-digest data.
At our latest webinar, Nathan, our Sales Team Lead, and Paulius, Research and Development Manager, discussed the best Amazon scraping practices and some other noteworthy topics:
- Best tools for Amazon scraping;
- Types of data to extract;
- Most common use cases for the extracted Amazon data;
- Step-by-step tutorial of the fastest way to gather and analyze Amazon reviews;
- Ethical part of Amazon scraping – is it legal after all;
- Potential challenges when collecting Amazon data.
Learn how Smartproxy can help you scrape that data like a pro and stay on top of the competition by clicking the magic button – the webinar won't be available forever!
Want to get started with Amazon scraping right away? Grab instant access to our eCommerce Scraping API free trial on our dash. A month + 3,000 requests = 100% successfully scraped data. Trust us, that’s the lucky formula you wanna try!
P.S. If you’re just as excited about the webinar as we’re, don’t forget to visit our YouTube channel. We have more awesome video content like tutorials and case studies.
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Frequently asked question
What is an IP ban?
An IP ban prevents a specific IP address from accessing a website, server, or network. It’s deployed after the user violates rules and regulations, preventing unauthorized access or stopping malicious activities such as spamming, hacking, or distributing malware. When an IP ban is imposed, any device using the banned IP address will be unable to connect or access the restricted resource.
Is it possible to scrape Amazon without proxies?
Technically, it’s possible to scrape Amazon without using proxies. However, we’re not recommending trying your luck out, as Amazon has strict anti-scraping measures. Repeatedly scraping the website without proxies can result in blocking or banning your IP address. Using proxies allows you to route web scraping requests through multiple IPs, making it more difficult for Amazon to detect and block your scraping activity. Additionally, proxies can help avoid CAPTCHAs that prevent the scraping bots from extracting data.
What is a No-Code Scraper?
No-Code Scraper is a powerful web scraping tool that allows users to extract data from websites without coding skills. Users can set up web scrapers quickly using pre-made templates. The solution also provides a range of customization options, allowing users to specify the data they want to extract and how it should be formatted. It’s powered by Smartproxy's proxy pool, enabling users to bypass anti-scraping plugins and access websites from different locations and IPs.
What’s the difference between eCommerce Scraping API and No-Code Scraper?
Both eCommerce Scraping API and No-Code Scraper are handy when you need to extract valuable data from various targets. However, there’re a few differences you should know before starting your free month trial.
The eCommerce Scraping API is designed to scrape eCommerce targets like Amazon or Wayfair. With eCommerce Scraping API, you can access product information such as product name, price, description, images, and other details directly from the eCommerce website using API calls. Results are gotten in raw HTML or JSON. The solution is useful for businesses that need to track competitors' prices or gather product information for market research.
Smartproxy's No-Code Scraper is a more general-purpose tool that can scrape data from a wide range of websites. It’s a user-friendly and intuitive web scraping solution that doesn’t require any coding skills. With the No-Code Scraper, you can simply input the website URL, select the data you want to extract using a straightforward interface, and get results in JSON or CSV. It’s a perfect match for users who want to quickly gather data from websites in just a few clicks.
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No-code scraping can be complex. I tested quite a few software for codeless scraping and noticed that the existing solutions could still be a struggle for non-coders. So, naturally, I felt encouraged to develop something different: Smartproxy No-Code Scraper. Yes, my idea wasn't unique, as it's a commonplace in the developers' world, but I knew I could simplify scraping. So, I gathered our small team – a product designer, front-end and back-end developers, and me (a product owner) – who was willing to give no-code scraping a shot at seeing the light of day. The result – after five months of struggles, we released the tool that automatically scraped the selected data on a recurring basis. The development process wasn't as easy as expected. But let's start everything from the beginning.
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The American company Amazon and its founder (the second richest and possibly the first most disliked person in the world) don’t need long introductions. Today Amazon is a giant in e-commerce, cloud storage, digital streaming, artificial intelligence, logistics, etc. We’ll focus on the e-commerce side of Amazon. Simply put, it’s the world’s leading online retailer. According to certain statistics, 90% of shoppers compare the price and quality of a product on Amazon even if they find it on another website. So if you’re a seller, you’ll be interested in following the trends on Amazon to be able to adapt to the market. In this article, we’ll go over the benefits of scraping Amazon and how to do it right.
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