Challenge

An auto parts retailer based in the UK with mostly offline presence, serving European consumers, was looking to digitalize its business by creating a complete auto parts catalogue out of old desktop applications, offline PDF files, and websites. In addition, the retailer was looking to competitively price its products offering via price comparison element to its online market competitors.

Solution

A tailored data collection web scrapper was built initially to collect all of the relevant information regarding the existing offline inventory of auto parts of the required sources. Following by creating a price comparison tailored web scraper for over 10 competing websites for a complete price comparison solution.

Impact

The retailer successfully started its digital transformation process and obtained a complete auto parts catalogue, offering a very competitive pricing to its end consumers, leading to a successful uplift of its online auto parts business.

Company Type

Retailer

Industry

Retail & E-Commerce, Automotive

Use case

Market research, Competitive intelligence