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Factual Global Products: Data About Over 500,000 US Consumer Packaged Goods
Records for each product include product name, brand, category , size, and UPC. Direct links to images for many products are also included as well as a Factual ID number that helps connect Global Product entries with other Factual services.¬†Here’s an example of listings in the Household Supplies category:
Companies represented in the database include:
- L’Oreal (5635 Products)
- Kraft 2975 (Products)
- Gerber (960 Products)
- PowerBar (120 Products)
I found only two entries for products from Procter and Gamble, but new data is always being added.
While consumers can use the database, it’s primarily designed¬†for use by developers. The¬†API for Global Product Search allows searching for products a number of ways, including by name or type of product and then filter by brand. You can also search by UPC.¬† Entries are organized into 226 product categories.¬†Pricing¬†varies based on case use and amount of data used but 500 API calls per day are available for free.
Consumers and non-developers can use¬†a web-based interface to access the data. For example, a researcher might want to quickly create and browse a list of prepared meals providers or¬†quickly identify Glade products.
Searchers might also want to take a look at the Factual App Gallery to see and download tools using Factual data.