December 13th, 2010, 05:37 PM
Retail store merchandise list
I'm looking into a potential project and was wondering if services exist that have major retail store inventories. I want to lookup items by their barcode or some other identifiers. Is there a list published anywhere or do some places offer a web service to look these things up? BTW. I'm interested primarily in clothing inventory and stores like Macy's, Target, Sears, etc.
Any insight would be helpful.
February 13th, 2011, 04:59 PM
I think the only way to do this would be to setup distribution agreements w/ said vendors, then ask for a web services interface from which to draw their inventory information. I seriously doubt you'd get anywhere w/ that, but that would be the responsible way forward. You could always screen scrape, though I'm not certain why you'd want that data anyway if you don't have an agreement in place w/ the vendors to distribute the merchandise.