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UPCZilla servers upgraded

After some brief downtime this morning we got our servers upgraded. Over the last year or two we have tried to squeeze every last ounce of performance out of UPCZilla, but the increasing popularity of the site has meant that we had to finally give in and upgrade, as everything was constantly maxed out. Our …

Brief downtime expected

Just a heads-up to let you know that we will be experiencing brief downtime hopefully lasting 15 minutes at most, sometime between 6 and 7am EST. This is to upgrade our server to a faster setup – hopefully most people will be in bed and won’t notice.

Bulk UPC tool throttled until further notice

Apologies to anyone using our Bulk UPC tool – due to unusually high server load at the moment our (free) resources are being severely stretched and it is impacting the site as a whole. Therefore we have been forced to slow down the rate of indexing by about 3x in order to ensure that our …

Major behind-the-scenes eBay update

We have just rolled out a major update to the way UPCZilla retrieves product data from eBay (due to their release of a new API and impending deprecation of the old one). To the user, this should be almost completely seamless, you shouldn’t notice anything different, except the minor detail that eBay products now too …

MASSIVE bug fixed with dead links

SERIOUSLY?! You mean to say that links to about a third of all the retailers we list here, including Wayfair, Bed, Bath and Beyond, Build.com and Zoro, and THOUSANDS OF OTHERS haven’t been working for months, and NOT A SINGLE USER INFORMED US! That’s actually incredible! There was a straight-up error in the code caused …

We hit the big 3,000,000!

Over the last few days, UPCZilla hit a new landmark, 3 million products in our database! Actually it was a little weird because if you know anything about databases, it can be strangely difficult to get an exact count of how many items you have in it. In fact, for months it turned out we …

UPC database back up and running

Just a quick note to apologise for the extended downtime over the last 12 hours or so, our database crashed outside working hours and it’s taken a while to get it going again. Should all be good now, sorry for any inconvenience.

Rich price comparisons working again

We reported last week that some API problems had caused some of our price info providers to break, limiting our price comparison results almost entirely to Amazon and eBay. We don’t like that, our users don’t like that, and Google doesn’t like it either – in fact Google has stated in the past that a …

Limited results currently being displayed

We are currently transitioning some code to new APIs of certain product data providers we use. As a consequence our price comparison listings are not showing product prices from the usual range of retailers, but only from eBay and Amazon. We intend to remedy this as soon as possible as it is important for us …