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Major update to Amazon product data

We have just rolled out what is for us a major update, and pretty relieved we are too to see that everything seems to be working fine. The update should change practically nothing for you, the site user, but it involved some pretty big changes on the back end to do with the way we …

Apologies for downtime

Sorry if you have found our site inaccessible over the last 24 hours, we have had a lot of downtime ‘thanks’ to bots misbehaving on our site. Because of its nature, people find our site useful for scraping product data, and we don’t even mind that up to a point, and we have until now …

Now submit your UPCs for indexing

We have extended the features of our bulk UPC validator/extractor. Now you can not only submit a block of text, list etc. and extract all the (valid) UPCs from it, but they will now also be submitted to our engine for indexing. This is going to be really useful for sellers with lists of UPCs …

Now search on Amazon ASINs!

Finally – you can now type an Amazon ASIN into the search box above and get a list of products, including the UPC. Try it now! Search for B07XLGMM47 (example). You can use this to reverse search UPCs from ASINs, the 10-digit code beginning with B that all Amazon products have. Go to Amazon and …

New bulk UPC tool

We have just added a new tool for people working with big lists of UPCs – our UPC bulk extractor/validator (and now – submitter, too!). The tool allows you to simply paste a large block of text into the text box provided, and our extractor will go through and try to identify everything that looks …

Check out our new online UPC validation tool

Been meaning to do this for AGES. Finally added a UPC validation tool!Ā I mean, we do UPC validation on the back end for every UPC that tries to enter our system, but we wanted to provide a tool for users, too. The page linked above allows you to enter a UPC in the on-page form …

Site speed drastically improved

Apologies to users for the incredibly slow running of the site recently. It took ages to first realise there was a problem and then get round to checking it out, and then actually fix it. Turns out we broke something in an update a while back – what a surprise. So for the techies, basically …

Minor bugfixes 1st November 2018

After fixing the problem with our SSL certificate we took the opportunity to look into a few more bugs that have been present for a while but never properly addressed, mostly to do with the PriceTracker: PriceTracker storing 0.00 prices:Ā for whatever reason, some vendors report prices of 0.00. Obviously they are not giving anything away, …

Back up and running after SSL renewal

Sorry if you got a scary warning visiting our site over the last few hours – our SSL certificate, the cypher that all modern websites use to keep your browsing private – expired briefly. Many browsers, Chrome especially, start throwing panicky warnings about criminals stealing your data and whatnot. We assure you that the chances …