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Gift Cards sold on Amazon – by the numbers – a whole lot of card data

Gift Cards sold on Amazon – by the numbers – a whole lot of card data

It is that time of the year again as you look at your holiday gift list and wonder what you buy for some of the people on your list. An ugly holiday sweater maybe? Maybe not. If you have walked miles and miles through malls and specialty gift stores and are about to give up, […]

Amazon Handmade vs Etsy

Amazon Handmade vs Etsy

Nicole Leinbach-Reyhle at Forbes recently wrote an article comparing Etsy and Amazon in the “handmade” category. It explored the foray of Amazon into this category where Etsy has been the dominant player. When Amazon tries to enter a space, everyone sits up and takes notice. At ScrapeHero, we decide to look at this comparison through […]

How many Wayfair products are being sold on Amazon.com

How many Wayfair products are being sold on Amazon.com

We recently looked at the hot Boston based eCommerce retailer Wayfair and how many products it sells through Walmart.com. It appears that the Wayfair has a broader sales relationship strategy in play and also use Amazon.com to sell their products. Wayfair sells 277,391 products on Amazon.com A similar number of products to Walmart. Looks like […]

Wayfair.com products being sold on Walmart.com

Wayfair.com products being sold on Walmart.com

Walmart.com has some major help in filling up its product catalog especially in the home furniture area. Wayfair.com (Wayfair Inc is a U.S.-based e-commerce company that sells furniture. Formerly known as CSN Stores, the company was founded in 2002, and now sells many other home furnishings, luggage, toys, and pet items.[1] Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts) […]

Walmart.com – Top 10 Product Categories Nov 1 2015

Walmart.com – Top 10 Product Categories Nov 1 2015

In our periodic effort to keep track of Walmart.com’s progress towards world e-commerce domination compared to Amazon, here is the data from the Top 10 product categories sold on Walmart.com. This is similar to the Top 10 product categories for Amazon.com that we recently published. Walmart.com sells 2,139,524 products across 60 categories Walmart.com Top 10 […]

Amazon Top 10 Categories November 2015 Infographic

Amazon Top 10 Categories November 2015 Infographic

An update to our Amazon Top 10, we have the number of products sold in the Top 10 categories on Amazon in this nice Infographic – feel free to share Amazon Top 10 Categories Nov 2015 Create pie charts

Mint.com and Quicken Data Scraping blocked by Bank websites

Mint.com and Quicken Data Scraping blocked by Bank websites

Business Insider covered and interesting story from the Wall Street Journal about how large Banks such as Wells Fargo have made it impossible for web scraping applications and our favorite application Mint to function. Wall Street banks have had enough of personal-finance apps scraping their data. This web scraping has been going on for a […]

Amazon Pantry – what’s in your pantry?

Amazon Pantry – what’s in your pantry?

Amazon Pantry seems to be getting very popular. As of the time of writing this post, Amazon Pantry sells 10,314 products – things like Tissues, Cotton Swabs, Paper Towels, Applesauce, Pet food etc.     Here are some interesting nuggets based on the data Total Amazon Pantry Products – 10,314 Health and Personal Care has […]

Walmart earnings disappoint – how to catch up with Amazon

Walmart earnings disappoint – how to catch up with Amazon

Walmart announced disappointing earnings yesterday and the stock plummeted. The company executives would like the market to give them the same leeway they give Amazon (which barely makes any money). The company executives are probably frustrated that the market is not treating them like Amazon. Walmart’s management made it clear it is hell-bent to catch […]

CAPTCHAs and the death of the open Internet

CAPTCHAs and the death of the open Internet

Increasingly and somewhat anecdotally we see an increase in the use of captcha in mundane activities that are best automated. A couple of recent examples worth noting are: Unsubscribe at your own risk The unsubscribe form from a large ecommerce site is captcha protected ! Here is a scenario – Someone enters your email address […]

How many products does Amazon Sell – October 2015

How many products does Amazon Sell – October 2015

The number of products sold by Amazon has dipped slightly from the count in July and as of now the count stands at 467 million products. This is a decrease from the 485 million products in July by about 18 million products but still much higher from our numbers in March which stood at 323 […]

How many products does Jet.com sell

How many products does Jet.com sell

The newest entrant in the eCommerce market is Jet.com. It has made it very clear that it is going after Amazon. The question is how many products does it sell to even be a factor in taking on Amazon. Back in July, CNN Money reported that Jet.com intends to sell 10 million products to start. […]

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