Live prices, in real-timeThe InvisibleHand API provides real-time prices for millions of products at hundreds of retailers, letting you see the current price of any product right now - not what it was yesterday or ten minutes ago.
For US retailers, our API can circumvent MAP, in order to see 'hidden' prices.
Intelligent product matchingUsing breakthrough patent-pending technology the InvisibleHand API matches products together allowing you to instantly find out who else sells a product, and retrieve all the product identifiers, such as UPCs, EANs, MPNs and ISBNs.
Our product-matching algorithms are class-leading.
Easy to useOur API is RESTful in nature, with all responses sent in the JSON format, making it quick and easy to use in your own applications.
What other services does the InvisibleHand API provide?
Class-leading product matchingMatch products using the full range of product identifiers, using our unique product-matching algorithms, offering best-in-class product coverage and matching accuracy.
URL normalisationThe InvisibleHand API responds to session-data-encrusted URLs with nice clean product deeplinks.
Link synonomySubmit a product URL, and our API returns clean product URLs for the same SKU - at competing retailers.
Text string searchOur rich query language allows you to search for matched product data using keywords, phrases, wildcards, boolean operators, grouping, boosting and ordering.
Product identifier lookupAccess multiple UPCs, EANs, MPNs, ISBNs - even when they apply to a single SKU.
Reverse lookupWe will return product identifiers in reponse to any query type, for example, submission of a product URL, or a UPC.
What can I do with the InvisibleHand API?
Anyone who needs access to price, product, retail or SKU data will find our API useful, especially if you're involved in e-commerce, online retail, or retail affiliates. Here are a few use cases:
The multi-award winning InvisibleHand browser extensions have been downloaded nearly 6 million times, are officially recommended by Google & Mozilla, and have found over $1 billion of savings. The iPhone app includes IH's signature yellow notifications, alongside barcode scanning and price-drop alerts.The InvisibleHand team is rapidly iterating the API. Please send us your feedback: firstname.lastname@example.org.