Extracting data from e-commerce websites is one of the most common use cases for web scraping. Luckily, most e-commerce stores follow similar design patterns, and once you understand them, it’s not that difficult to write a few lines of code to get the data you want.
Web scraping is legal if you scrape data publicly available on the internet. But you should avoid scraping personal data or intellectual property. We cover the confusion surrounding the legality of web scraping and give you tips for compliant and ethical scrapers.