— CLIENT PROFILE
A Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Kōnan, Minato, Tokyo
Sony is one of the most well known brands on the planet and is practically synonymous with electronics. They produce everything from playstations to movies and TV Shows.
— CLIENT REQUIREMENT
Build a web crawler for pricing monitoring of competitors
Sony needed a team to build a web crawler that would be able to monitor the pricing of Sony's competitors. They needed it done as soon as possible in order to protect against lost sales. The web crawler was needed to scan other ecommerce website's prices and compare them to Sony's SKUs. It crawled and tracked competitors' prices, and in the event of price changes of a competitor, it would send a respective alert to the internal medium at Sony.
— OUR PROCESS
We identified that Sony needed a team who was skilled in Python crawlers
Starkflow set out to find a team for Sony who was skilled in Python and had an experience of building custom reporting tools. Once Starkflow filtered the respective candidates with prior experience and Sony was pleased with the hires they began focusing on the problem of developing the configurable web crawler. The team built a stealth crawler that would go undected from websites like Amazon and Flipkart and pull data from it on a regular basis.