• The impact of bots on online retail

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    On the face of things, the rise of retail bots could look like a boon for online businesses. After all, any sales made will translate into healthy profits being made. However, in truth the situation is more complex than it may first appear, and makes important reading for anyone keen to use web hosting for their business.

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    What are retail bots?

    Retail bots are applications that are used in order to find the lowest prices of products and to snap up the goods at the best price if desired. They can even find out which websites are the first to launch sales of the latest must-have item. These applications run day and night, searching thousands of e-commerce websites in order to find the cheapest prices – something that would be impossible for a human to achieve. Depending on their settings, the bots will either alert their user to …

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