The UK service provides comparisons of prices for products in a wide range of categories available from competing online sellers. Price quotes include voucher codes that apply available discounts to quoted prices. A Price Watcher function monitors price changes for a product and sends email if a preset price is reached. Product selections include comparisons of airfares across airlines service selected routes. Separate services are available to shoppers and sellers in Germany, Austria, France, and Italy.
Methods allow e-commerce sellers to create and update product and price listings on the service by submitting XML data using the same format as the provider's file-upload service. Updates via the API appear immediately in the service data, while updates via file upload appear after a lag due to batch processes for file handling.
Savvy shoppers know it often takes some looking around before you find the best price. It's the same with online shopping, but with so many retailers at your fingertips, where do you even begin? That's where a tool like Idealo is pretty helpful. It's an online price comparison service that lists over 300 000 products from over 14 000 retailers across the UK. The Idealo API allows e-commerce sellers to create and update product and price listings on the service.