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Bridge Below: Providing a smart proxy solution to extract automotive web data

Providing a smart proxy solution to extract automotive web data

In today’s e-commerce world, one of the biggest challenges for manufacturers is MAP (Minimum Advertised Price) monitoring. It’s key for them to make sure their distributors are advertising their products in line with the manufacturer’s pricing policy. Our Zyte Smart Proxy Manager (formerly Crawlera) customer, Bridge Below, helps manufacturers and brands in the automotive industry to stay on top of their pricing game, by providing a platform to monitor and analyze MAP violations and contact sellers.

“Without Zyte Smart Proxy Manager (formerly Crawlera) our business is not successful.”

Michael Raburn, co-founder of Bridge Below

About Bridge Below

Bridge Below, a company based in the US, provides market-leading aftermarket data solutions, for the automotive industry.

Bridge Below’s goals

Bridge Below’s goal is to provide its customers with timely and high-quality automotive data from the web. Bridge Below’s success depends on being able to collect web data and transform it into meaningful information for its customers. Having a MAP monitoring solution in place is crucial for manufacturers and brands because otherwise, they would not be able to find price violations, which could hurt their business. Bridge Below plays a central role in delivering price violation reports. Customers can get instant alerts through its platform and can quickly contact the seller.

Challenges

Bridge Below extracts a lot of data from the web regularly and they had a lot of struggles before starting to use Zyte Smart Proxy Manager (formerly Crawlera). Some websites may block you if you scrape a high volume of data which means you won’t be able to get public data from that website anymore. If a company’s success directly depends on web scraped data, this problem becomes very important to solve. For Bridge Below, the problem was two-fold: they needed to scrape a popular ecommerce site and they needed to scrape a high volume of data regularly. These web data extraction tasks are not doable without a reliable web scraping proxy solution.

Bridge Below was struggling to find an in-house solution to overcome the proxy rotating challenges.

Zyte Smart Proxy Manager was a clear choice for Bridge Below as it manages its own proxies internally so you don’t have to deal with anything relating to proxies. It just works. Also, their developers were already familiar with Scrapy, so Scrapinghub’s web scraping expertise was clear.

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97%
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Data extraction at scale

3
million requests/month

Freedom to grow

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Summary

Zyte (formerly Scrapinghub) has been working with Bridge Below for over 5 years. Using Zyte Smart Proxy Manager (formerly Crawlera) to tackle web scraping and proxy challenges, Bridge Below has been able to focus on improving its platform and keep providing industry-leading solutions to its customers.

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