A great data scraping tool for conducting business research
March 19, 2021

A great data scraping tool for conducting business research

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Octoparse

The pandemic has made the exhibition business difficult to run and we are exploring new businesses in international warehousing. This is a good tool to collect data for business research. I collected data like inventory, sales of online stores. It is mostly used by myself. In fact, we don't have a development team so I learned by following the guides and asking the support.


  • user design is easy to understand compared to other automation tools
  • the support team is helpful, they really answer
  • the software can get data into spreadsheets, and in a large number
  • there is a free plan to start


  • there is more about practical use: sometimes you need to wait for the data to show in the preview section
  • there can be more tutorials for scraping popular websites like shoppee, wayfair etc.
  • it gives profound database for my research and make the whole process a lot more easier. the power of automation!
I saw UiPath when I was seeking a data scraping tool. I don't quite understand how it works. It seems more complicated and is less understandable for people who do not code.

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I used Octoparse to get mostly ecommerce data and it is working well. I think it can get data from most web pages as long as you can see it on the pages. Because it is scraping the data by getting into the source code of the page or something. And it is good for people who do research: the software can organize and clean the data, so you are able to export structured data into Excel or CSV. This is convenient for further analysis.


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