On Black Friday in 2018, an unintended deal on a Home Depot product went viral through the deal website, slickdeals.net. This led to millions of dollars lost for THD in one night.
My Team and I were tasked with creating an application to alert Merchants of possible unintended or suspicious deals from websites like slickdeals.net.
On Black Friday in 2018, an unintended discount stack went viral on slickdeals.net. This deal was on the Ring camera, which Home Depot was (unintetionally) selling for buy one get one free, at half price. Thousands of orders were placed overnight, which led to the loss of thousands of dollars in revenue.
My team and I created an application to automatically scrape slickdeals.net, and alert Merchants if a deal was above a certain threshold of validity.
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The application my team and I built will result in a time savings of 44 minutes per hour for the team manually monitoring slickdeals.net, as well as $163,000 annual labor savings. Also, it will result in no more unintended deals, which, in this particular case, was upwards of millions of dollars.