Website scraping is the act of taking information from websites in order to use it for your business or personal needs. There are many situations in which this practice can be useful including watching competitors. A competitor pricing scraper is an easy and reliable way to record the prices that your competitors sell the same items that you do. When you use a competitor pricing scraper, the data is downloaded onto your computer as a text file for Excel spreadsheet format for easy manipulation and comparison. This makes obtaining data for business analysis a breeze and that analysis can reflect directly to your sales and profit margin.
I have played with quite a few programs to help gather data for competitor pricing and by far the easiest to use is mozenda