ScrapingBee

RATING:

4.9

(104)

About ScrapingBee

ScrapingBee is an API for web scraping, designed in small and large companies. Supply a URL, and ScrapingBee will handle headless browsers, proxies and CAPTCHAs solving. ScrapingBee renders web pages like a real browser, manages instances using Chrome and focuses on data extraction. You can use React, Vue.js or AngularJS to scrape pages. ScrapingBee's proxy pool rotates among thousands of servers around the world.

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ScrapingBee Pricing

$49 for 100k API credits / 1 concurrency $99 for 1M API credits / 10 concurrency $249 for 2M5 API credits / 40 concurrency Custom plan on demand

Starting price: 

$49.00 per month

Free trial: 

Available

Free version: 

Available

ScrapingBee documentation

ScrapingBee Reviews

Overall Rating

4.9

Ratings Breakdown

Secondary Ratings

Ease-of-use

5

Customer Support

5

Value for money

4.5

Functionality

5

Most Helpful Reviews for ScrapingBee

1 - 5 of 103 Reviews

User Profile

Mike

Verified reviewer

Consumer Goods, 2-10 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by the software vendor to submit an honest review.

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed April 2023

It's too easy

Fantastic! Zero problems thus far

PROS

I'm not even using the full features of ScrapingBee, but with their API Builder, Code Exporter, and Dashboarding, it was easy to get started.I see the features of ScrapingBee being huge for me in the near future, but I know that as I scale, they're pricing is competitive and their service is reliable. I haven't had this success rate, and this isn't my first webscraping vendor. I'm never going anywhere else.

CONS

I would love a bit more documentation in the errors. I know that with scraping, it can be obscure, but I lost a bit of time on fine tuning the parameters of my request before it worked, but that it panned out faster than any other service I've worked with because of their built in Request Builder

Reasons for switching to ScrapingBee

Constant failures without explanations

Anonymous

2-10 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by the software vendor to submit an honest review.

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed June 2022

Simply great.

Overall I am quite happy with ScrapingBee

PROS

We've used ScrapingBee for almost two months now and the speed and success rate of their proxies have been great, we scrape a variety of Ecommerce stores, including ASOS, Nike and Zalando that do heavy bot throttling and prevention, and with the premium proxies we se great success rate, and the standard proxies are decent and fast for the sitres that don't require very stealthy proxies. I really like that you can use this service with "proxy mode", instead of having to integrate the hTTP api, this made it really easy to "drop in" to our existing application with minimal configuration. The support is quite responsive and they fixed a simple Dashboard UI fix a few minutes after being made aware of it.

CONS

The concurrency limit is 10 for the lowest paid plan, and 40 for the "business" plan, this might be a bit low for our use case, and limits throughput a bit, but I hear from the grapevines that there will be higher or more customisable plans in the future, however, if you need very high concurrency, this might not fit the bill for you.

Reason for choosing ScrapingBee

ScrapingBee had better documentation, friendlier pricing models and frankly a "fresher" design.

Reasons for switching to ScrapingBee

The pricing, the speed of the proxies and the successrate for harder-to-scrape websites made us switch from Crawlera and ScrapeStack

Álvaro

Government Administration, 2-10 employees

Used daily for less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by the software vendor to submit an honest review.

OVERALL RATING:

4

EASE OF USE

4

VALUE FOR MONEY

4

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

4

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed January 2024

Good option for scraping

PROS

Good UI Simplicity I like the company vision and approach Good documentation Transparency in comms Product works

CONS

We haven't had a major problem, nor we miss anything specific

Eelco

Internet, 1 employee

Used daily for less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by the software vendor to submit an honest review.

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

4

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed January 2024

High quality scraper

It works exactly as advertised. Pricing is reasonable compared to competitors and customer support reacts to questions quickly.

PROS

- Easy setup - Good customer support - Low number of failed scraping attempts - Easy API

CONS

- Credits don't roll over to the next month - Pricing for premium proxies is a bit high - No automatic price extraction for big stores like Amazon

Reasons for switching to ScrapingBee

- Better pricing plans - Better customer support

Anonymous

11-50 employees

Used weekly for less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed November 2021

An easy to use tool that allows you to scale you web crawling project

I'm very happy with our decision to work with ScrapingBee and would still recommend this as a competitive option that can scale in a pretty nice way.

PROS

The API is easy to use and documented in detail. It also proved to be very similar to other tools in the market which I consider an advantage as it reduces vendor lock-in. It comes with a shallow learning curve and all the tools you need to monitor your progress, especially if you are familiar with how APIs work. It also offers a lot of useful & flexible options that allow you to customize how you used the tool and the burn rate of your credits. Also responses proved to be very quick from websites. The pricing is absolutely competitive after comparing it with other similar options. Before using ScrapingBee I didn't think it would be possible to scale our web crawling operations in such an easy way.

CONS

The only disadvantage I could find is that a few websites still manage to block crawling attempts or recognize ScrapingBee's default US servers as Canadian IP addresses which can complicate our web crawling attempts. I have also found that you need some trial and error to decode the error codes returned by the tool and understand the root cause of any issues we come across.

Reason for choosing ScrapingBee

Pricing, demo availability, Simple UI, Good documentation, Fast support