Why choose to upgrade to Full Icecat?

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We advise users to start their implementations with free Open Icecat. Next, if the technical interfaces are satisfactory, and the business requires it, we advise to look into upgrading to Full Icecat, accessing Icecat’s complete database with multimedia product data.

What are the main advantages of Full Icecat?

The main advantages of Full Icecat are:

  • Having access to the complete database of Full Icecat with all 10,000s of brands. Not just the Open Icecat brands that sponsor their product information. If you don’t see the brand logo on the Icecat website, the brand’s product data is only available in Full Icecat.
  • Your complete catalog can be covered by Full Icecat with its millions of product-data-sheets in some 50 languages.
  • Coverage guarantees for the stock products of mainstream distributors
  • Access to catalogs spanning all major categories: 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 and data standardization to cover the gaps in your portfolio.
  • Your company’s own brands can be fully supported.
  • Technical support for integrating Icecat in your ebusiness infrastructures.
  • Fully compatible with the technical interfaces and data model of Open Icecat

Is the technical interface of Full Icecat the same?

Yes. The data model and interfaces of Open Icecat and Full Icecat are fully compatible. So switching from Open to Full Icecat is easy and requires almost no development. Changing access URLs and adding authentication to access the Full Icecat database are the main differences.

Request Full Icecat

If you want more information contact your account manager or contact us in the Icecat Control Panel.

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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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  • commented on July 11, 2017 by Gloria Serafini

    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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