Resources : Pricing dashboard

What is the pricing dashboard?

To put it simply, it's a screen where you can easily configure your own pricing reports, so you can easily - at one glance - see what's been happening on the market lately.

The dashboard consists of a number of widgets (reports), and each widget can be set up to show you different data

  • Based on reporting period (interval). For example, you can check yesterday's data, or data from last month;
  • Based on product / URL selection criteria (per brand / category / site / country etc).

The first choice you'll need to make is - what widget type do you want to see? That's why we'll now explain in more details the purpose of each widget type.

Price dynamics

After you select a reporting period (interval), this widget will show you

  • how many products had a price increase;
  • how many products had a price drop;
  • how many products had no price change in this period;
  • finally, it will calculate overall average price change (%) for you.

Most importantly, you'll be able to click any of  the numbers, and you'll see the exact list of products that got a price increase (or drop)

Stock dynamics

Similar to price dynamics - this widget will show a number of products that changed their stock status (availability) during the period

  • Products that were not available, but got into stock;
  • Products than ran out of stock;
  • Products that had no availability change.

Again, you'll be able to click any of the numbers, and you'll see the exact list of products that had a stock change detected.

Pricing landscape

This widget will first ask you to define which type of report you would like to get

  • Sites having most of the cheapest / most expensive products;
  • Sites having most of the products priced below / above average;
  • Sites having most products running out of stock;
  • Sites having most products priced below / above your price;
  • Sites having most products violating MAP (minimal advertised price) policy.

The result would be a pie-chart, showing each site's share on the market, based on the type of criteria you chose above.

Of course, you can click on any site, and get the exact list of products from that site that fulfill the criteria.

Multiple products from same site

This widget will help you identify pricing trends for a group of products, on a competitor's site.

What it will show you is pricing history for up to 20 products from the site you select.

Please use filtering (by product name, or category / brand / supplier) in order to define which products you want shown on the chart.

You can also refine the widget using the charting period (1 week, 1 month, 3 months etc etc).

Product history chart

Product history chart will give you a clear movement of product pricing across the sites you're monitoring, and thus help you identify the business logic of your competitors / retailers.

It's especially useful for monitoring MAP / MSRP violations (MAP price is also shown on the chart - in this case it's in orange, so you can clearly see who and when violated it).

What you need to do is select the desired product, the desired price monitoring period and possibly filter out sites which will be shown on the chart (using standard site filters). Please note that prices from up to 20 sites will be shown on the chart.