More than 95 clients: Over the years, Price2Spy has gained a really strong foothold in the music industry (especially in the EU) - at this very moment we have nearly 100 clients coming from various segments of this tremendous and exciting industry.
This has given us a unique opportunity to work with high profile clients: some of them are large retail names (absolute leaders in their markets), while others are brands (or regional brand distributors) who use Price2Spy to keep an eye on the turbulent online market.
What we have learned is that the music industry is characterized by certain factors that aren't that common in other industries we've been dealing with
Although most products from this industry do have standardized product identifiers (EAN / MPN) - very few retail sites actually do show these, making Automatch very hard to do (actually, in some cases our clients go for the hybrid semi-automated approach). On the other hand, manual product matching is always a possibility (and quite a few of our clients do it with our help, knowing that our product matching team has huge experience with products from music industry).
Large stores typically have different product managers taking care of different segments of their offer. In some cases, the work is split by product category (types of musical instruments), while in others it can be done by brand, or even by product supplier. No matter how your internal organization works, Price2Spy's flexible setup can address it - so each product manager takes care (and gets alerted) only of the products from his domain.
For those looking for in-depth analytical data, Price2Spy will give you all you need to easily identify your competitors' pricing policies (which probably differ from one brand to another, from one product category to another), and react to important price change alerts (for example, when a competitor lowers the price below a certain threshold). In case MAP-observance is needed, Price2Spy will indicate the MAP-pricing violations.
Last but not least - lets not forget the possibility of API integration. Many of our clients from this industry have implemented Price2Spy API interface within their own software, so they promote / demote potential Automatches (or watch price changes) directly from their own system, with no need to login to Price2Spy at all. We also have experience with clients who have fully automated their dynamic pricing solutions, so their software always gets fed with fresh pricing data from Price2Spy - enabling it to automatically adjust (usually lower) the price on their own website.
Here is how Price2Spy can help product managers from this industry: