Collecting 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 Data API
If we simply browse homedepot.com and inspect the web traffic using Stevesie’s HAR File Web Scraper, we’re able to reveal a lot of JSON-friendly endpoints that Home Depot uses to return data about its products, pricing & inventory, documented here on this page.
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 collect 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.
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: