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Octoparase User Review

By Rifqi Nafisah from Indonesia- Basic Plan User

My name is Nafi, a freelancer in the 3 largest online marketplace in Indonesia. Since 2014 when I graduated from high school, my job is selling other people’s products or so-called reseller or a dropshipper. I’m sure you’ve heard.

To sell these products, of course I had to have a catalog package in advance. But a problem arises: Not all sellers have their own catalog! So I had to copy every product they sell one by one.

Of course this is very tiring when we need to copy thousands and even hundreds of thousands of products one by one. To get the 100-200 product I need at least 2-3 days to complete it. Thus I started trying to find something on the Internet and I found Octoparse.

With Octoparse I can automatically retrieve the content of the products I wanted to sell, from the name of the goods, price, weight, description, and of course the image of the product. It is like an oasis in the desert that is very arid. Sales increased after I used Octoparse. As before I could only get the products as much as 50 in a day and sell 1-5 products in one week. And now, I could take the products as much as 5,000 to 50,000 in a day and sell 1-5 products in one day.

This tool is extremely easy to use with the point-&-click interface, for we just need to hover over the contents we want. And you can choose what data you want to extract (such as Text, image URLs, etc.). It’s very helpful for people like me who do not have basic knowledge of programming.

There is also support to the Cloud Extractor, very helpful for someone with Internet resources lacking. You can choose the final results as what you want (such as CSV, TXT, HTML). Because to be honest, this tool is very slow when your internet is not good.

Hopefully future Cloud Extractor is also available for free because for small actors like me, this is a very high price. And sorry for my English.

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