Ink cartridges, office supplies: this industry, characterized by thousands of SKUs, sometimes very similar and interchangeable parts (for example, an ink cartridge can come from the original manufacturer, or from a replacement) is a very good example of why efficient price monitoring is considered to be one of key ingredients to business success.
Furthermore, many of our clients use Price2Spy not to monitor their competitors, but actually to monitor prices offered by their suppliers instead - so they can optimize their supply costs. This brings the need to monitor B2B sites (requiring login / password to access the product pricing). Price2Spy is one of very few services in the market able to handle such sites.
Given the fact that we're speaking of 10 000s of different SKUs, Price2Spy has performed several site crawl projects in order to help its clients get all the products from their suppliers sites.
Finally, dealing with so many different SKUs is much more comfortable in your own software, and that's why the majority of our clients from this industry have implemented the Price2Spy API interface - which enables them to get fresh, raw pricing data directly in their own database.
Price2Spy will enable you 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-enforcement is needed, Price2Spy will indicate the MAP-pricing violations.
Here is how Price2Spy can help product managers from this industry