Free Tool to research on Competitor Best Selling Products (Shopify) - MakerHai

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Hello,

I've created a tool to help finding the best selling*products from over 100,000 Shopify stores. You can also filter products by high traffic and sort products by Site Rank.*I hope it will help you find your winning product ideas.

shopify.makerhai.com

I'd like to share it for free, so please give me feedbacks on it's features.

Thank you and regard,

MakerHai
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  • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
    Wow, I have no idea how you are able to access the password-protected admin panels of Shopify websites to see exactly what/how much they are selling. Pretty amazing feat!
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    • Profile picture of the author MakerHai
      Hi Dave,

      Thank you for your compliment. FYI, I didn't do anything illegally like cracking password, etc. I just scraped the public Shopify store websites and analyze their data. It was a hard-work for me. I also need to keep the servers run constantly to update the data that costs me quite a few bucks. However, I felt this is a useful tool so I'll keep doing that.

      Please let me know if you want me to improve anything about the current features or any additional information that you want to see in order to have more insight about your product researches.

      Regards,
      MakerHai
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      • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
        Originally Posted by MakerHai View Post

        Hi Dave,

        Thank you for your compliment. FYI, I didn't do anything illegally like cracking password, etc. I just scraped the public Shopify store websites and analyze their data. It was a hard-work for me. I also need to keep the servers run constantly to update the data that costs me quite a few bucks. However, I felt this is a useful tool so I'll keep doing that.

        Please let me know if you want me to improve anything about the current features or any additional information that you want to see in order to have more insight about your product researches.

        Regards,
        MakerHai
        How can you scrape any public website (i.e. front end) and see exactly how much has been sold of anything? Sure, you can find how many sites are trying to sell something but actual sales? You'd have to have access to the back end of websites to do that.
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        • Profile picture of the author MakerHai
          No, Shopify has an API to get the stock information and I just use that.
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          • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
            Originally Posted by MakerHai View Post

            No, Shopify has an API to get the stock information and I just use that.
            The stock information from where? Shopify cannot possibly have an API that allows you to access the inventory levels of everyone's website. Even if they did, many websites don't track inventory at all.

            It's certainly not the most reliable indicator for what has actually sold. We place all of our products at 9999 stock and take them to zero instantly when the supplier sells out. We're dropshipping, so there is no way to tell the inventory of the supplier until suddenly they are out of stock.

            Your program would make it look like we sold 9999 of each product when we took them instantly to zero but we might have only really sold 3 when the supplier ran out of stock. Of course, we do not display inventory on our sites so again, I have to ask how you could ever know what even our fake stock levels are without accessing the back end of the website.

            Sorry, but it just makes no sense. The only way your app could work is if people knowingly installed it on their Shopify websites and even then, it would only have the very limited data from the few places that did (and again, as explained above, that data may not be remotely accurate as to real inventory levels). Who in their right mind would install an app that allows people to spy on their inventory and sell that information to other people? Unless, of course, you are presenting the app as something entirely different that people are installing (a free newsletter app, for instance) but then selling the information it obtains through permissions as something else to others.
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            • Profile picture of the author MakerHai
              Sorry Dave that I cannot share more about my secret methods of how I implemented it. It's quite complicated and required my 11 years experience of software development to manage such a huge amount of data. But I can confirm you that Shopify system has a very high security level that no one could hack them so far, AFAIK. I used only their public API and websites. About the quality of the tool, please let me know if you find it's not accurate then I'll improve it. Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author jsdurrant
    Oh hai!

    Bravo. A quick browse impressed me. I'll let you know what I think when I dig in some more.
    P.s. anyone wondering, @makerhai appears to have written this completely legit.
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    • Profile picture of the author MakerHai
      Thanks a lot for your support, @jsdurrant! I'll keep improving the tool. :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author kazim
    I like the concept and your site. Seems like Intellgyence. Will you charge for it?
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    • Profile picture of the author MakerHai
      Thanks. It's free.
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  • Wow, amazing work man. How often will it be updated?
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    • Profile picture of the author MakerHai
      I try to update it once per week. However due to the large amount of products and low budget on my end it could be delay to two weeks. Please let me know if you have any feedbacks. Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author MakerHai
    Hey guys,

    I've just added a feature to filter products by Tag or Type. Please take a look at the screenshot below. Cheers!



    Please let me know if you want me to implement any new features.

    - MakerHai
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    • Profile picture of the author 612chan
      Thanks for your tool
      Trying to register for access but the email confirmation didn't come. Any other way to resend the access confirmation email?


      Originally Posted by MakerHai View Post

      Hey guys,

      I've just added a feature to filter products by Tag or Type. Please take a look at the screenshot below. Cheers!



      Please let me know if you want me to implement any new features.

      - MakerHai
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      • Profile picture of the author MakerHai
        - Please check your email Spam folder to see if the confirmation email is there.
        - For resending the confirmation email, I will add this feature in soon. Thanks for your suggestion :-)
        - Also, your email address could be filled in not correctly. If that's the case, just try to create another account.
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  • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
    The OP has had the opportunity to gather some feedback (and, presumably, email addresses) from members, but this discussion area isn't the appropriate place to build a subscriber list. If more feedback is required, it should now be via a thread in the classifieds, or a link in the OP's sig file.
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