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Price Comparison Extension Python Project

Price Comparison Extension Python Project

Scraping data from the internet is known as web scraping. It has a large number of applications when it comes to applications. Price comparison from several websites is one of them. Online shopping has exploded in popularity, and comparing the prices of various things has become a must. When we need to buy anything, we all go to many websites, but have you ever considered creating a price comparison tool that does the same thing for you and puts the greatest bargain in front of you?

In this post, we'll create a fantastic Python price comparison tool that will allow you to monitor product prices across several sources and notify you about the performance of various rivals in the market. It will also notify the company if the price of a given product increases or decreases from the projected price.

Prerequisites for Price Comparison Extension

This article's data source will be a JSON file, and we'll compare product prices from Amazon, eBay, and Walmart. The following is an example of our data.
Amazon price, ebay price, and walmart price are some of the most significant fields for the script we're building.

[
  {
    "last_visited": "2018-01-30T13:38:01",
    "name": "PUMA Men's Evospeed 17.4 TT Soccer Shoe",
    "amazon_price": 36.94,
    "ebay_price": 37,
    "walmart_price": 37,
    "amazon_url": "https://www.amazon.com/PUMA-Evospeed-Soccer-Ultra-Yellow-Peacoat-Orange/dp/B01J5LEMZI/",
    "ebay_url": "https://www.ebay.com/itm/PUMA-Mens-Evospeed-17-4-Tt-Soccer-Shoe/302471489090",
    "walmart_url": "https://www.walmart.com/ip/PUMA-Men-s-Evospeed-17-4-Tt-Soccer-Shoe/587074448",
    "description": "The new evospeed 17.4 is a performance football boot for players of all levels. The soft and lightweight synthetic leather on the upper keeps the boot lightweight, comfortable and ensures durability. The lightweight outsole offers the perfect balance between traction, stability and acceleration PUMA is the global athletic brand that successfully fuses influences from sport, lifestyle and fashion. PUMA's unique industry perspective delivers the unexpected in sport-lifestyle footwear, apparel and accessories, through technical innovation and revolutionary design.",
    "brand": "PUMA",
    "image": "https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61v1mylcAqL._UL1500_.jpg"
  },
  {
    "last_visited": "2018-01-30T13:38:07",
    "name": "L'Oreal Paris Skin Care Revitalift Cicacream Face Moisturizer",
    "amazon_price": 13.97,
    "ebay_price": 13.99,
    "walmart_price": 13.97,
    "amazon_url": "https://www.amazon.com/LOreal-Paris-Revitalift-Cicacream-Moisturizer/dp/B074MBDRHW",
    "ebay_url": "https://www.ebay.com/itm/LOREAL-Paris-NEW-Revitalift-Cicacream-Anti-Wrinkle-Skin-Barrier-Repair-ORIGINAL/112715734801",
    "walmart_url": "https://www.walmart.com/ip/L-Or-al-Paris-Revitalift-Cicacream-Anti-Wrinkle-Skin-Barrier-Repair/519350834",
    "description": "Skin's moisture barrier weakens with age, resulting in greater moisture loss, more prominent wrinkles and loss of firmness. Lightweight, protective cream is formulated with Pro-Retinol, a powerful wrinkle-fighting ingredient and Centella Asiatica, an herb used in traditional Chinese medicine. Strengthens and repairs skin barrier to help resist visible lines, loss of firmness and other signs of aging that a weakened skin barrier can accentuate. See visible results immediately: skin feels healthier, softer, smoother and more supple. Skin feels noticeably more hydrated. Skin barrier is stronger, helping to resist signs of aging. In two weeks: fine lines appear visibly reduced. Firmness and elasticity look noticeably improved. In four weeks: wrinkles appear less visible. Clarity and tone improves, skin exudes luminosity. Skin continues to look and feel soft, smooth, healthy.",
    "brand": "L'Oreal Paris",
    "image": "https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71Ff2vn4vjL._SL1500_.jpg"
  },
  {
    "last_visited": "2018-01-30T13:38:12",
    "name": "Adidas Dynamic Pulse By Adidas For Men",
    "amazon_price": 6.96,
    "ebay_price": 18.99,
    "walmart_price": 7,
    "amazon_url": "https://www.amazon.com/Adidas-Dynamic-Toilette-3-4-Ounce-Bottle/dp/B000VON5F2/",
    "ebay_url": "https://www.ebay.com/itm/Adidas-DYNAMIC-PULSE-Cologne-for-Men-3-4-oz-edt-3-3-Spray-New-in-BOX/252837623533",
    "walmart_url": "https://www.walmart.com/ip/Adidas-Dynamic-Pulse-for-Men-3-4-oz-EDT/28664356",
    "description": "Launched by the design house of Adidas in 1997, ADIDAS DYNAMIC PULSE is a men's fragrance that possesses a blend of A fresh scent of citrus, cedar and mint with low tones of sweet fruits, fragrant woods and tonka bean. It is recommended for daytime wear.When applying any fragrance please consider that there are several factors which can affect the natural smell of your skin and, in turn, the way a scent smells on you. For instance, your mood, stress level, age, body chemistry, diet, and current medications may all alter the scents you wear. Similarly, factor such as dry or oily skin can even affect the amount of time a fragrance will last after being applied",
    "brand": "adidas",
    "image": "https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41%2BAnOP5nbL.jpg"
  },
  {
    "last_visited": "2018-01-30T13:38:19",
    "name": "Canon EOS Rebel T6 Digital SLR Camera",
    "amazon_price": 449,
    "ebay_price": 449,
    "walmart_price": 449,
    "amazon_url": "https://www.amazon.com/Canon-Digital-Camera-18-55mm-3-5-5-6/dp/B01CO2JPYS",
    "ebay_url": "https://www.ebay.com/itm/Canon-EOS-Rebel-T6-DSLR-Camera-with-18-55mm-Lens/232596041502",
    "walmart_url": "https://www.walmart.com/ip/Canon-EOS-Rebel-T6-DSLR-Camera-with-18-55mm-Lens-Black/50820749",
    "description": "",
    "brand": "Canon",
    "image": "https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/81YszfZS8%2BL._SL1500_.jpg"
  },
  {
    "last_visited": "2018-01-30T13:38:25",
    "name": "Woodland Fox Critter 36' Mylar Balloon",
    "amazon_price": 5.49,
    "ebay_price": 6.49,
    "walmart_price": 7.6,
    "amazon_url": "https://www.amazon.com/Woodland-Fox-Critter-Mylar-Balloon/dp/B00S9TKVYO",
    "ebay_url": "https://www.ebay.com/itm/Woodland-Critters-Fox-36-inch-Foil-Balloon/132058119680",
    "walmart_url": "https://www.walmart.com/ip/Woodland-Fox-Foil-Balloon/43350002",
    "description": "Celebrate any occasion with an adorable woodland fox critter balloon! 36\" Woodland Critters fox shape foil balloon.",
    "brand": "Betallic",
    "image": "https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71Z9bG-BzuL._SL1500_.jpg"
  }
]

We've now viewed our data. So, let's get started with the development stage.

Source Code for Price Comparison Extension Python Project

import json

if __name__ == '__main__':
    price_data = None
    price = []
    with open('data.json', encoding='utf8') as f:
        price_data = f.read()
 
    if price_data is not None:
       json_price_data = json.loads(price_data)
for d in json_price_data:
            price.append({'name': d['name'], 'price': d['amazon_price'], 'url': d['amazon_url']})
            price.append({'name': d['name'], 'price': d['walmart_price'], 'url': d['walmart_url']})
            price.append({'name': d['name'], 'price': d['ebay_price'], 'url': d['ebay_url']})
            minPricedItem = min(price, key=lambda x: float(x['price']))
            store_name = ''
            # Pick the store name based on url
            if 'amazon' in minPricedItem['url'].lower():
                store_name = 'Amazon'
            elif 'walmart' in minPricedItem['url'].lower():
                store_name = 'Amazon'
            elif 'ebay' in minPricedItem['url'].lower():
                store_name = 'eBay'
            print('{} is available in cheap price at {}. The price is ${}'.format(minPricedItem['name'], store_name,
                                                                                 minPricedItem['price']))
            price = []

Output

Python

Congratulations! We have successfully created a script that you may execute on a regular basis to get the most up-to-date product pricing.

Conclusion

This essay delves into another web scraping marvel: "Price Comparison." Not only that, but we've created a tool that can compare prices for you and keep you up to speed on market trends. I hope everything is obvious, and I enjoyed learning from the essay. This concludes the article. We'll see you in the following installments!