Scraping Home Depot Data
Home Depot offers a wealth of product, pricing & inventory information to the public through its app & website - all updated daily (if not hourly). This information is incredibly useful to anyone looking to buy from local Home Depot stores in realtime (e.g. you need a part at the last minute from a store and need to know the inventory). However, Home Depot does not offer this information through an official API, despite there being countless win-win situations for consumers and Home Depot if one existed.
Unofficial Home Depot API
Because Home Depot offers a mobile application, we’re able to intercept its network traffic, revealing the API Home Depot uses to send and receive data between the mobile app and its servers. Since this API is showing public data, we could consider using it for scraping its data - as an alternative to HTML “screen scraping” from their website or even hiring someone to manually enter the data from Home Depot.
If you’re starting from scratch and don’t have a list of Home Depot items you’re interested in, you can import the Home Depot Product Search Formula which could scrape all the Home Depot products matching a category and/or keyword, even only showing you products that are in-stock at a store of your choosing.
If you already have a list of SKUs or UPCs and want to see if you can find them in Home Depot, you can try searching by UPC or import the Home Depot Product SKU Match & Details Formula to try and match Home Depot catalog products to your list of SKUs.
Store Prices & Inventories
The product catalog endpoints can optionally accept a
Store ID, which corresponds to a physical Home Depot store. If provided, then you’ll get back pricing & inventory information specific to the store provided. This means you can try multiple
Store IDs for any given product to see which store has the lowest price or the product on sale or clearance!
You can import the Home Depot Price & Inventory - Multiple Products & Stores Formula to see how you could scrape this data or learn more in this video: