NotifyPrice℠
When the price drops, be the first to know!

FAQ


What is NotifyPrice?

NotifyPrice is a service that sends you a notification when the price drops on an item that you are watching.

We founded NotifyPrice in 2015 - and here is the video to prove it!

How much does the service cost?

The free tier is limited to 100 active items/products and new retailers are not accepted. We do offer a VIP membership with several perks.

Which retailers do you support?

  • We support most online retailers! As of 1/26/2022, we integrate with 762 retailers in 42 countries. You must be a VIP to add new retailers (we make our best effort to integrate with them!)
  • Click here to view the full list by country!
  • Full-site SSL is a requirement of any retailer integrated with NotifyPrice.

Which retailers require VIP access?

More and more retailers are paying for Web Application Security (WAS) and advanced bot detection to prevent our service from scraping their price data. When a retailer exhibits this protection, we will reach out to ask if there is a way to bypass it (either by a special header, API endpoint, etc). View this list to see if the retailer you are interested requires VIP access.

Why should I become a VIP?

Becoming a VIP has the following benefits for $10 (USD) annually:
  • Increases your active item limit from 100 to 1000
  • Allows you to watch items at retailers with advanced bot detection
  • Allows you to request new retailers to be added
  • Suggests retailers that we may not be paid commissions with
  • Prioritizes your support requests and product notifications
  • No ads

What about business or commercial use?

You can use NotifyPrice for competitor price tracking and monitoring! We group unique products into one product card but allow you to expand and see all listings you are monitoring. Price history and inventory data is recorded for each listing.

Comparison of Price Tracking and Monitoring Services

Service Monthly (USD) Product URLs Distinct Sites Price Checks
NotifyPriceFree Tier Up to 100 Unlimited1Hourly
NotifyPrice~$0.842Up to 1000UnlimitedHourly
boardfy$19.00Up to 300Unlimited33x daily
Price2Spy$23.95Up to 1000Up to 20Hourly
JungleScout$29.00Up to 20Unlimited3x daily
PriceZag$59.00Up to 500Unlimited5x daily
Prisync$59.00Up to 100Unlimited3x daily
priceAPI~$112.28Up to 5000UnlimitedUnlimited
Skuuudle$399.00UnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
  1. Excluding our premium retailers
  2. Billed $10 (USD) annually
  3. Within a single marketplace or country

What is your impact on the environment?

Our server farm is 100% powered by clean and renewable energy from South Plains in Lockney, TX (USA). We have used 58,223 kWh of electricity and prevented 52,337 lbs of carbon dioxide (CO2) from heating up our atmosphere as of 1/19/2022.

How often do you check the prices?

Hourly. If we fail to get an update (or if a discrepancy is reported) it will be flagged with the exception icon .
Edit 1/16/2022: We will switch to a daily check if the item is not actively watched by a user. If an item is not watched by any user in over a year it will be placed as inactive. Items at our premium retailers are immediately deactivated if no VIP members are watching them.

How do you scrape the prices?

We use a residential proxy network called PacketStream to view the product listings. In fact, you can earn money by selling your extra residential bandwidth to us!

How do you calculate the currency exchange rates?

We use a paid service called Open Exchange Rates to regularly import this information.

Will you also notify me of other retailers prices other than the one I selected?

No. We found that users prefer specific retailers and considered competing offers as SPAM! You are welcome to add the item from more than one retailer... we will even group the items so your interface is less cluttered.
Edit 12/22/2021: There is a case where you may receive an email notification if other users are watching the same item and we are in an affiliate relationship with the alternate retailer and the alternate retailer has the item in-stock at or below your notification price.

Which price do you show?

The price that we scrape should be for smallest purchase quantity, one-time purchase, with any and all membership discounts and instant coupons available.

Is shipping included in the price?

No. Many retailers quote shipping charges based on your location. Other retailers offer free shipping only if a certain dollar amount is met or if you are a member of a special program.

What about Minimum Advertised Prices (MAP)?

For many of our retailers we are able to show you the price even when it is below the manufacturer-imposed "minimum" price. For retailers that we cannot get this information we will show a "Too low to show!" message.

Is VAT included in the price?

Yes. As most of our users are end consumers, we try to include the VAT wherever possible.

A product's data seems incorrect, how do I fix and/or report this?

Next to the item on your Watching page you will see the icon . You can also "Report a Problem" directly from the product page.

Do you monitor Amazon's Lightning Deals?

Yes! Unlike our competitors, NotifyPrice is able to gather Amazon's Lightning Deals as they go live on their website.

Can I watch adult items?

We do not currently support products that are behind a "black curtain" but we do track adult items and keep them from being recommended to other users or from appearing on our Deals page.

Do you support Amazon Kindle e-books?

Yes. Unlike our competitors, we are able to track the price and give you notifications for Amazon Kindle e-books.

Are items available for preorder or backorder considered in stock?

Usually. We will show items in-stock whenever the merchant is willing to accept an order for the item unless the merchant is offering back-in-stock notifications.

Can I paste a "shopping cart" URL?

Your shopping cart is part of the session data (based on cookie, etc) at the retailer and is not commonly shareable externally. A better practice is to add your items to a wishlist and then share the wishlist instead.

Do you watch used and refurbished item prices?

At secondary market retailers like eBay we do... but at retailers that primarily sell new items we currently only watch the new prices.

How do I create a gift registry?

  • Navigate to the list that you want to enable the feature on.
  • Click the settings icon next to your list name in the top dropdown box.
  • Find the List Visibility section and turn on the Public List and Gift Registry checkboxes
    • Copy and share the link provided in that section to whomever you would to invite OR
    • Invite participants by email using the Collaborate feature

How does our gift registry feature work?

Guests visiting your gift registry will see one of the following buttons under each item:
  • Unfulfilled - Guest can mark as purchased
  • Fulfilled
    • Guest purchased - Mark as not purchased
    • Already Fulfilled - Someone else marked it as purchased

Do you have an Android app?

Yes, we do!
Google Play Store

Do you have an iPhone or iPad app?

No, we do not. But we would like to contract the work out if you know someone. Have them contact support@notifyprice.com.

Can my significant other and I collaborate/share a list but still have separate accounts?

Yes! Either of you can start the list and add the other. To do this, have your list open that you wish to collaborate on. Select the settings icon next to the top dropdown box. This will open the setting page. Look for the Collaborate box, fill in the other's email address and click "add". Now it should show them listed below the green bar. Here you can give permissions or even remove them if they are really bad. This is perfect for Holiday gift giving items too by the way.

What happens when a product is not found or says "give me an hour" initially?

Sometimes the retailer's site sets tight restrictions on how often we can pull for data... and incorporating a new item causes a temporary (less than 1 hour) delay getting it into the fold.  If the product is from a retailer that we haven't integrated with yet then someone at NotifyPrice has to go in and "teach" the computer how to parse the price and availability information. After that is done then any user can add an item at that retailer and it should work right away (except that first exception we talked about).

How long do you keep price history?

We don't currently purge price history but for performance reasons we only expose up to three (3) years of data. If you have specific interest in data beyond that, please contact us at support@notifyprice.com!

Do you subtract instant coupons from the price?

Yes! If we missed one, please let us know! Next to the item on your Watching page you will see the icon . You can also "Report a Problem" directly from the product page.

How do I remove notifications for limited stock?

This can be done on a per-list basis. Go to the list in question and click the settings icon next to your list name in the top dropdown box. This will take you to the setting page. Here you need to deselect the box for "Notify me when items in this list are about to go out-of-stock".

My account has been deactivated, what do need to do to reactivate it?

Please contact us at support@notifyprice.com!

Will you send me unwanted advertisements?

No! We hate this too! We do not share your information with third-parties and we will not send you offers unrelated to products you are actively watching. That is our commitment to you!
Edit 12/22/2021: We will send out an annual "holiday gift guide" to select regions based on the hottest items NotifyPrice users are watching.

Why does it say "Forbidden" when I try to add a new item?

We use an anti-spam engine called CleanTalk which checks for reports on the IP address you are calling from as well as the email address you are using. You can check both of these for inclusion on their blacklist here and request to have them removed.

Can you send a notification to a webhook?

Yes! We have a growing number of these which include:


We are setting these up on a case-by-case basis by emailing support@notifyprice.com and will be allowing for self-serve configuration in the near future.


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