My competitor have a visible stock each product on the product-page, and I figured if I scrape the site each night, and then subtract the stock from last night - I could easily find out how many products which are sold every 24h.
This also gives me a heads up for which products I might order from my suppliers, since I can find which products that sells the most on the other site.
The script will need to use one of my domains, and put the info in a DB I'll set up.
Now, I can't write such a script myself, I'm not a programmer, so I'm thinking about hiring someone from freelancer.com.
But I need to ask someone who knows about this a couple of questions, hoping someone could take the time to answer:
1. What's a reasonable price for a script like this?
2. I don't want all those visits (about 300 products) to be linked to me, what should I do to make sure the programmer who does the work, implement in the code, so my competitors logs won't show my domain?
3. Any other things I should know about when doing this, I would be happy to hear about your suggestions/warnings