Price Impact of Access method Type of Access: Direct vs Browse vs Search based The method of product identification has a direct and substantial impact on the pricing so we would like to explain the…
Most requests for “Product Monitoring” or “Price Monitoring” that we receive do not have crucial information that is needed for us to provide any meaningful pricing back.
This page should help anyone requesting such monitoring to refine their own ideas, identify gaps and understand the nuances for a seemingly “simple” request.
This will also help the you to respond back to us clearly to expedite the process.
Common Product Monitoring Scenarios
The Essential Questions
The essential questions you need to think about that are also essential for us to provide you a quote are:
|Potential inputs that you could provide us||Example of the input||Access Method *||Page count for each product*|
|Product URL||https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07392JXFR||Direct Access||1x the number of product URLs|
(specific to Amazon)
|B07392JXFR||Direct Access||1x the number of ASINs|
|Product Category||All products in “Toys & Games : Baby & Toddler Toys : Bath Toys” category on Amazon.com||Browse based||1.2x the number of products in the category (on average)|
|Seller Store||All products sold by a vendor or third party seller on Amazon or eBay virtual store||Browse based||1.2x the number of products in the category (on average)|
|Product Name||“Amazon Echo”, “Crayola 12 ct Markers”||Search based||2x|
|Model Number or Manufacturer part number – MPN||“Crayola 52-3024”||Search based||2x|
|UPC or GTIN||071662000240||Search based||2x|
|Product Keywords||“iPhoneX cover” on ebay.com||Search based||2x|
* has a direct impact on the cost
The access method and the page count have a direct impact on the pricing.
To understand the impact of these choices, please click on each of the links below to read more about the impact.
Number of Products
Searching for Products
Please factor this limitation into your product monitoring strategy and requests to us.
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