Years of experience: Our first clients from this industry date back to our very early days (early 2012), meaning that we have acquired quite some years of experience working with some of US (and world's) most renowned ski & outdoor sites. This expertise helped us sign on some respectable names from this industry, ranging from UK, Benelux, Scandinavia, Turkey etc.
Products in this market usually have a pretty short life cycle - it is quite common that a product gets replaced only after one season, with another, very similar product, but with a different model name, and of course, very different pricing.
Due to the nature of the industry, product matching is almost always performed manually (because of non-standardized model numbers / product naming), most commonly twice per year (depending on the seasonal nature of the products offered).
One of the challenges in price monitoring for such clients is the ability to distinguish pricing / availability for different variations of a single product (for example: colour/size combinations) - which is one of Price2Spy's key features.
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: