We advise users to start their implementations with free Open Icecat. After that, if the technical interfaces are satisfactory and the business requires them, we recommend upgrading to Full Icecat, accessing Icecat’s complete database with multimedia product data.
The free Open Icecat model should be enough to see the results of having high-quality product pages. However, the model probably won’t cover your entire portfolio. In addition, we present the main advantages of Full Icecat.
Yes. The data model and interfaces of Open Icecat and Full Icecat are fully compatible. Therefore, switching from Open Icecat to Full Icecat is easy and requires almost no development. In addition, changing access URLs and adding authentication to access the Full Icecat database are the main differences.
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We are a startup insurance company. Looking to be in the New Zealand market early next year.
We will be offering item insurance e.g. phone, camera, laptop Additional items to be added in the future e.g. bike, drone
We need access to a database of items (either locally with regular updates or via an API) to; Allow customer to identify items online by selecting Make, Model and Price e.g. Samsung Galaxy S7 or HP ProBook 6540b Allow us to attach rating indicators or factors to various items for calculating premium Stock images to assist with identification
A typical flow might look like; Customer requests a quote for a smartphone We display a list of Smartphone vendors for selection Based on the selection we display a list of Models Based on selection we display a list of variations (e.g. different size SIM cards etc) Based on selection a recommended values is displayed
I have attempted to get this information from the Open Icecat but the access is very much orientated towards all details on individual products
We would like to get a small number of details on all products in selected categories
e.g. Brand, Product Family, Product Name, Product Model for notebooks, smartphones, digital cameras
Hi Peter, thanks for your message! Of course, you can decide to import only some data instead of the whole data sheet. This is an easy setup you should do upfront. Icecat data is standardized and atomized, thus very flexible to integrate, especially in the XML, JSON and LIVE formats. Check the manuals at the "Manuals" section in the blog.
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