The Best Alternative to ScrapingBee

Web scraping at scale doesn’t have to break the bank. Get all the data you need using ScraperAPI.

Why Choose ScraperAPI Over ScrapingBee

Getting an enterprise-level performance doesn’t have to be synonymous with high price tags or complex subscription plans. We’ve helped more than 1,700 businesses access the data they need faster by making it as simple as possible to scrape the web at any scale.
So how do our prices and features compare to ScrapingBee:
ScraperAPI’s Standard Business Plan
3,000,000 API credits
50 Concurrent Threads
Residential, Premium & Ultra-Premium Proxies
50+ Geotargeting (no-additional cost)
JS rendering
Automatic CAPTCHA handling
Automatic IP rotation

Monthly cost: $249

ScrapingBee’s Business Plan
2,500,000 Credits
40 Concurrent Threads
Residential & Premium Proxies
50+ Geotargeting (additional cost)
JS rendering
Automatic IP rotation

Monthly cost: $249

Scrape 500,000 More Pages by Switching to ScraperAPI

ScraperAPI offers 500,000 more API credits and 10 more concurrent threads, allowing you to scrape more pages at a faster rate for the same cost. To match this using ScrapingBee you would be paying up to $175 extra per month ($424/month)

Working with CAPCHA won’t be an issue or add extra expenses to your projects thanks to our CAPCHA handling system. No 3rd party tools or setup needed. ScraperAPI will retry your request for 60 seconds using years of statistical analysis and machine learning to determine which combination of proxies and headers will work best to avoid blocks, CAPCHAs, and more!

Access Location-specific Data Without Extra Charges

Both ScraperAPI and ScrapingBee have powerful geotargeting features, allowing you to scrape local data from all over the world. However, ScrapingBee’s geotargeting functionality is only available when using premium proxies.

Premium proxies cost 10 API credits, or 25 API credits if JS rendering is activated. Although premium proxies are the best choice when dealing with extra complicated websites, it is a high price to pay for geotargeting alone.

To put it into perspective, $249 will only let you scrape 250,000 static pages and 100,000 JS pages.

ScraperAPI’s 50+ country geotargeting comes as part of your plan, so you can scrape up to 2,750,000 more static pages for the same price.

Note: ScraperAPI offers premium proxies at 10X the initial cost (10 API credits), but unless your project requires you to scrape websites with heavy anti-bot mechanics, standard proxies will get the job done.

All of the Internet’s Data Waiting for Your Call

ScraperAPI is ready to handle all of your data scraping needs- no matter the scale of your project.

1- Never get blocked

Our API rotates your IP with every request from a pool of millions of proxies across over a dozen ISPs and automatically retries failed requests.

2- Get accurate data fast

We automatically prune slow proxies from our pools periodically and guarantee unlimited bandwidth with speeds up to 100Mb/s, perfect for writing speedy web crawlers.

3- Never handle CAPTCHAs

Call ScraperAPI and forget about annoying CAPTCHAs. No need for 3rd party services or any extra software.

4- Automate javascript rendering

Simply set render=true and you’re ready to go. As simple as that, and without extra charges.

Want more customization?  

ScraperAPI allows you to customize request headers, request type, IP geolocation, and more.


Worried About Your Tech Stack?

We put developers first! In our documentation, you’ll find sample code for all major coding languages: Node, Python/Scrapy, PHP, Ruby, Java, C#, and Bash.


No matter what you use, we have you covered:

Just Starting Out in the World of Web Scraping? Not to Worry!

Making data easy to gather is our goal. No matter your level of expertise, using ScraperAPI will only take a few minutes.

Our Free Tier is Perfect for People Getting Started with Web Scraping

We understand that you need the tools to learn and improve your craft before you start paying the big bucks for them. That’s why we offer 1000 free API calls per month (5000 for your first 7 days) and request no personal information from you on signing up.

No need for a credit card. No need to contact us to get started. Just start scraping.

Get a sense of the data, try different things, and once you’re confident – and you need more data – you can go for one of our paid plans.

That said, we’re here to help! If you’re working on a complex project and need help, contact us at or contact our support team.

ScraperAPI is More Cost-Effective Than ScrapingBee

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