Sniffie availability analytics gives you information on product availability. Please note that using the analytics requires you to have defined Availability column during the Sniffing process.
How it works
When you define availability column in your data extractions, Sniffie will automatically process that products availability to a good format. The availability is saved both in text as well as automatically converted to a numeric format. You can get the processed availability information out of your Sniffie database via Sniffie’s product feed.
Sniffie tries to convert qualitative information to quantitative by itself. This works the best should the availability be notified as a distinct quantity (e.g. “15 items in stock”). Otherwise, results may vary. Please note that Sniffie will currently not offer the ability for the user to translate qualitative availability to quantitative information. This will be offered in the future and will affect all availabilities retroactively.
The overview of the availability page offers you the following:
- Product information
- The latest availabilty (in any store)
- Number of distinct physical stores in the website offering the product. If dynamic stores are not used in the data extraction, this number will be 1.
- Total availability of that product across all distinct stores.
The information is presented for you in a form of matrix (similar to price matrix). You can click any of the cells to see that product's availability history.