Taobao data scraper is an application for automatic data extraction from Taobao. You can use it to scrape almost any data from Taobao, and save it to an XLSX file. Shortly – It’s the same as if you copied the information with mouse, only automatically.
TaoBao is a collection of Chinese online stores, it is a huge trading platform, where hundreds of thousands of Chinese manufacturers and resellers sell their goods. To date, the number of users of the online auction is approaching a hundred million.
Why scrape data from Taobao?
You may need to scrape data from a Taobao for many reasons. First, it’s to create your own product websites. Often vendors refuse or delay giving out product information. For example there is already a product, but no information about it for your site. In this case our application will help you get full information about the product.Secondly, you can use the extracted information to analyze prices and competitors.
So, at the bottom line. The main goal of Taobao data scraping is to attract an audience to your project. Secondly, to gather a database for active sales, or to analyze the data for some scientific purpose. In any case, data scraping helps you make good money in a short period of time.
Is scraping Taobao legal?
It is absolutely legal to scrape publicly available data such as product descriptions, prices, ratings, or reviews. So yes, scraping any publicly available data from Taobao is legal. But wait, it’s not that simple.
In fact – from a legal standpoint, scraping restrictions may arise in the extraction of personal data. Be careful when extracting information such as username, phone number, address, e-mail, and the like.
Taobao data scraper is an automatic program that emulates user behavior. in summary, It is just as legitimate as if you were manually copying information line by line.
What data can I pull from the Taobao pages?
Obviously, we have a simple answer. You can scrape almost any kind of data from Taobao. Literally, anything you want. Just click on the items on the page, and start the scraper. As an example, here’s a list of fields we extract from Taobao:
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Also, please note. This is only a sample list of fields. You can add or remove any fields for scraping. And yes, it’s very easy to do. All you have to do – is click on items on the page.
How do I start with Data Excavator?
Basically, to use Taobao scraper you need to download our main application – Data Excavator. This can be done in the download section (clickable).
Firstly, install the Data Excavator app. Note that the application runs in a Windows environment. You need the .NET Framework 4.7.2 (Can be downloaded here) and VC++ Redistributable 2019 (Can be downloaded here) packages installed for scraper to work correctly.
So, you have downloaded and installed the application. Now you need a demo key for a month of free work. You can get it inside the app, or go to the section to get the demo key (clickable). Fill in the Email field and your name. Then, we will send you the key to your email.
Finally, launch the application. Click the “New Project” in the main menu. Enter the link to any Taobao page. Then, select the items you want to extract. Just move the mouse over the page and click on the items. Sounds easy, doesn’t it?
So now you have an idea of how to use the Taobao data scraper. As you can see, it is not very hard. Despite the fact that scraping seems complicated – it is not always so. And our application demonstrates it perfectly. It’s as easy as clicking on a page and pressing a few buttons. We hope you enjoy the experience.
In fact, you can scrape any amount of data from the Taobao website. It will be fast, inexpensive, and most importantly, legal. Just use our app, and follow the instructions.
In case you have any difficulties. Just contact us! At the very least, we’ll have a great conversation. At the most, we will solve your problems. Moreover, we can get great emotions from working together! So, you can contact our support team through feedback (clickable).
And finally, a selection of quick links. Have fun scraping!