7 tips how to use our Software.

January 20, 2020

7 Tips hoe je het best gebruik kan maken van onze Software.

7 Tips on how you can best use our Software.

To use the Pricesearch software as well as possible I have written a number of tips for you to ensure that you get everything out of our software. Isn’t it a good idea not to use our software optimally.

1. The complete and correct setting of your account details.

It may seem very logical, but it is often forgotten or incomplete. Entering your account details. If you want to create an account, you will be asked to enter the following information:

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Then make sure you enter the correct information here. This ensures that we can help you easier and faster. When you have created a free account you will have the option to enter your details further as shown below:

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Enter this information as completely as possible.

2. Import products.

When you have entered all your details in the correct way, it is time to import your products. To speed up the import of all your products, we use a CSV import. With this you put all your products (that you want to have scanned) in a CSV file and you import all products directly to your Pricesearch account. In the image below (shown when you click on “import products”) you can download the sample file, so you know exactly what to enter where.

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When the preview has been downloaded you will see the following columns that must be filled in:

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For the sake of convenience, I will go through the columns 1 by 1, so that you know exactly what to enter:

Here the name of the product appears. (description thereof)

Here comes the EAN code of the product. (if the product has this code)

Here comes the code that you or the manufacturer give to the product.

Here comes the selling price of your product.

Here comes the cost price of the product Excl. VAT.

Yes or No if you want to receive an email message with price changes.

Here comes the category that the product falls under.

Here comes the brand that the product falls under.

By completing the product import as completely as possible, we can find the price of your webshop easier and faster and compare it with your competitors.

3. Add from other provider.

Now that all your products have been added in the right way, we are going to look at the competitors you want to keep an eye on. If you already have a list of competitors in mind, you can add it under the ‘Providers’ heading. Then click on “Add new webshop” here you can add your competitors. When you have clicked on this you will see the following information that must be entered:

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Here too it is important that all fields are filled in correctly. To help you with this, we go through every field together:

Here comes the website URL of the competitor. E.g. Bol.com.

Here comes the company name of your competitor.

Here you will find the currency with which the products are offered on the relevant site.

This will state whether the prices Incl. Or Excl. VAT.

Here you will find the shipping costs. (when these are visible)

Enter “Yes” or “No” here to add the shipping costs to your price.

When all these fields are filled in, click on “Add” and we will immediately start crawling the website. Do this for every competitor you have on your vision.

4. More competitors are following than the ones you entered yourself.

Do you want your products to be monitored by all providers? Then Pricesearch has good news for you! It is not only possible to follow the competitors that you have added yourself, but you can also let Pricesearch find new competitors. This is done by AutoMatch. With this, Pricesearch searches for similar products by using the characteristics that you have given yourself when importing your products.

In addition, you can switch on “Marketplaces”, so that Pricesearch can also collect even products from Google Shopping. To use this, you must set both buttons to “On”. Like the image below:

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When both are set to ‘On’ you can save the settings. Pricesearch then immediately goes to work to find new providers for you.

5. Your prices constantly adjusted to market changes.

Pricesearch has developed “Dynamic Pricing” to get rid of all your burden. This allows you to indicate yourself what percentage difference you want to have per product / product group with one or more providers. To use this, you must add rules to the products to which you want to apply them. Below you can see how adding such a rule works:

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To ensure that you go through this as quickly and easily as possible, we help you again by completing the fields:

Dynamic Price name: Here the name of the line will appear. (Give a clear name to the rule so that you can easily find it again)

Apply this rule to products in category all products that belong to the same category: (you entered the category when importing your products)

Apply this rule to products with brand all products that fall under the same brand: (you entered the brand when importing your products)

My price is…% or € lower / higher / highest than the lowest / median / mode / competitor provider and will be rounded to ..

Activate minimum margin: (Add minimum margin yes or no) Ensures that you never fall below your own cost price.

Minimum margin of the cost price: (what percentage do you want to stay above your cost price?)

Position how important the rule is: How important is this rule? The most important rule give you a 1. The rule that is followed give you a 2 etc.

Then click save to make the rule take effect.

6. Receive price changes via email whenever you want.

Everyone has a special moment when he or she looks at the mail the most. As this differs per individual, Pricesearch has ensured that you can select 4 different options per day on which you want to receive the e-mail with price changes. You can adjust this to your ideal times by licking on “My account” and then on “Notification settings”. When you have done this you will get the following image:

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Here you can change the email address where the price changes are sent. This allows you to determine yourself where the notifications arrive. Further down are four times, currently all four at 14:00, you can manually change these times to the times that are ideal for you to receive.

7. Automatically import and adjust products.

Pricesearch offers you, as a customer, an extra opportunity to automate everything. As a result, new products are automatically imported to the software and price changes are immediately implemented on your webshop. This is done by wanting our API. Do you want to import products to Pricesearch automatically? Then click on “AutoMatch” and then on “Feed settings” here you see the following fields that must be filled in:

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To help you through this again I will explain per field what needs to be entered. Select feed type: select here whether it is a Google shopping feed or not.
Enter your Feed URL here: Enter the URL of your website feed (XML) here.
Select time: Enter here the 4 times per day when we have to update the products

When this is completely correct, click on ‘Save settings’. Then we click on “API”. Here you have two options: “Connect your webshop with Pricesearch” & “Api Key”. First we look at “connect your webshop with Pricesearch. Again you will be asked to fill in the fields. With the API it is necessary that these fields are filled in completely. Below you can see the fields that you see while setting the API for the sake of convenience:

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Select your webshop software: Which software does your webshop run on? API Key: The API key of your webshop can be obtained via the software used API secret Key: The secret API key of your webshop can be obtained via the software used Times for importing your data: When do you want us to import your data? When this is completely filled in, click on “Save settings” and click on “Api Key”. Here you will find the Api username and key from our software. Create this and put it on your own website, so that the software and your webshop are connected to each other. Now that you know all this, you can make maximum use of our Pricesearch tool. Are you ready to have your products scanned by us? Try it now for 14 days for free. Do you have questions / are there anything unclear? Then contact us without obligation.