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Some issues with Amazon results and images

Just to let you know we seem to be having some issues displaying price comparison data from Amazon at the moment. We’ll try to get to the bottom of it, but hey, maybe some other retailers need too get a look in sometimes :). Also some users have reported images not being displayed in some …

Some eBay links not working

Just a quick note to apologise if the occasional eBay link doesn’t take you anywhere. We recently changed the way eBay links are redirected to their destination but we were unable to change them all sitewide with the result that there are going to be some old links around for a while that end up …

Expanding our database

It’s been a while since we made a significant effort to add more UPCs to our database – we have been fairly static around the 2 million mark for more than a year now. We were not actively pursuing the goal of ‘as many UPCs as possible’ because we were more interested in quality rather …

Fixed bug with $1 prices

If you browsed our site over the last month or so you might have come across some ‘bargains’ that were too good to be true! A Samsung S20 Ultra costing $1.00, that kind of thing! Well, unfortunately it was too good to be true. There was a regression in some recently rolled-out code. In programmer-speak …

Faster load times

Today we rolled out a much-needed update intended to incrementally speed up page load times. Users don’t want to wait too long to get the information they want, and Google likes faster pages as well. We implemented an update that was meant to parallelize some tasks when fetching or refreshing product info. This basically means …

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 …