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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.

What are the main advantages of Full Icecat?

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.

  • Having access to the complete database of our catalog up to 30k brands. Not just the Open Icecat brands that sponsor their product content. In case you do not see the brand logo on the Icecat catalog website, the brand’s product content is only available through Full Icecat.
  • Icecat can cover your complete catalog by Full Icecat with its millions of product data-sheets available in 60+ languages.
  • Coverage guarantees for the stock products of mainstream distributors and categories.
  • Access to catalogs spanning all major verticals: Computing & Electronics, Telecom, Office supplies, Do It Yourself, Toys, Fast Moving Consumer Goods, Fashion, Health & Beauty, and many others.
  • Additional service levels can be agreed upon for editor support. As well as, additional categories, and data model standardization to cover the gaps in your portfolio.
  • Your company’s own brands can be fully supported.
  • Free Vendor central: your own supplier portal or PIM included at no additional cost in your subscription.
  • Brand Authorization management to help you become an authorized reseller of your supplier brands. Furthermore, to help mitigate legal risks regarding image rights for non-sponsoring brands
  • Technical support for integrating Icecat in your ebusiness infrastructures
  • Availability of many add-ons to mainstream platforms, ranging from webshop, PIM, purchasing, EDI and other platforms.
  • Fully compatible with the technical interfaces and data model of Open Icecat.
  • Very cost effective subscriptions.

Is the technical interface the same?

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.

Subscription Plans

For more information, see the Icecat Subscription Plans. Then, contact your account manager or contact us in your Icecat Control Panel in case you want more information.


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  • commented on June 30, 2017 by Peter Reid

    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

    Regards

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  • 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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