RepArchive TOP v.2.3.0 is a full database redesign, from the ground up.
First and foremost, quicker loading times. This is quite noticeable. The spinning circle barely does a whole spin now.
Information is also more up to date, more consistently. We have achieved an update cycle of around 1 minute. We don't want to go lower, in order to not stress our server and our data providers with unnecessary requests. Technically, we have at least 30 minutes to catch every purchase, so 1 minute is good enough. A cycle this quick usually only contains one order.
Recounts of positions happen every 10 minutes. That's fast enough, as best selling positions don't change that often. This also leaves more computing power to the users.
The database redesign put everything into use, that I learned about database design. As I already mentioned, it makes requests quicker and improves consistency of update cycles. This is done by further abstraction from the source data, making it fit better for RepArchive TOP.
The main reason however, is future proofing. The storage size of the data is much smaller now, by elimination redundancies. If the "all time" time frame should truly be an "all time" timeframe, there's no way around this.
I have endless ideas for RepArchive TOP, and a well organized database will help with this.
Oct 20, 2023
The historical data collected by RepArchive TOP, the one and only best sellers list for Taobao, Weidian and 1688, is now publically available for the last 2 years.
Aug 31, 2023
Thanks to the cooperation with Cssbuy, we have integrated their live feed into the RepArchive live feed. We also use the data to determine the best sellers.
With our new tool, the whole process of determining the optimal amount to declare is interactive - from start to finish.
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