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Is there a way to copy competitor's products to your website?

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  1. Eternal1912

    Eternal1912 Power Member

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    Greetings,

    I want to make myself an e-commerce about all kinds of appliances for my region. Unfortunately, there are hundreds of products and at the moment I don't have much time to upload every product single-handedly. Thus, I was wondering whether there is a way to copy the products from a competitors website and then upload them to mine. Of course, name, design and everything else will be completely different from theirs. I only need the database of products, if it's possible.

    I would be grateful for any suggestions and ideas!

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    You need a scraper tool. Make sure it's legal to copy this catalog though. You'll still need someone to process the scraped pages to mine the product data out of them.
     
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    So, I will need a software such as ScrapeBox to scrap the products. After that, I'll have the information in a raw format, and I need someone to turn it into a format, which I can eventually upload to my website. Is that correct?
     
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    Yeah. You can copy an entire site with wget --mirror - 100% free.
     
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    Thank you very much for the information, I'm going to research it a bit later. Anyone else with ideas or recommendations ?
     
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    import.io
     
  7. I know SEO

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    What format is the raw data in and what software is the store running?
     
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    Actually,my friend had an unlegal copy he had no problems...for the first month lol.
     
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    I don't think that copying the store database is legal but I'm going to change the text, prices after a while.

    The raw data is in CSV. format and the software is going to run on Wordpress.

    Damn, that's an amazing website, and I think that it will do the work for scraping information without using other software. Do you know a way of importing that information as products on WordPress or I will have to do it myself?
     
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    Are you running woocommerce or something then?

    https://en-gb.wordpress.org/plugins/woocommerce-csvimport/

    There you go then, CSV import is something you should probably learn if you are doing ecommerce. It's 100's of times quicker than doing everything manually...
     
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    Oh, thanks mate! So I can import the CSV. File with this plugin? At the moment, I don't have the website up and running. I'm going to start doing it in the upcoming weeks, I just wanted to find a way to upload hundreds of products without the need of doing it single-handedly.

    Now I'm going to think of a lovely name, and I'll pick my theme and then get to work with it. By the way, here's the .csv - https://mega.nz/#!MIAFjSbA [Not sure If it's allowed to share links, if not tell me to delete it].
    So, with this link, all I have to do is change the data I'd want and then use the plugin to upload it on my website, right?
     
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    Bumping this to see whether anybody else has ideas for this one. I'd really appreciate your inputs!