7 signs of a broken Site Search

My mind sort of works like a search engine. You ask me something, and I start seeing pictures. – Temple Grandin True story! Today the internet has become the final frontier in our search for almost anything we want.  A previous post spoke about how you can measure the effectiveness of your eCommerce search engine. But how do you know what you are measuring is accurate if your search is already broken in the first place? Search engines have become powerful weapons of information. Evolving and driving our need for…

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Why Site Search is important for your eCommerce business?

Our experience with Search is defined by how Google and Amazon show up search results for a search query. And so are your shoppers’ experience defined by the same tenets of the search functionality.  But why should this bother you as a business?  Because you should be showing search results in 0.25 seconds to match the level of expectations set by Google. It also means having a search solution built into your system that can beat Amazon’s A9 algorithm. In short, build a search solution that can give shoppers a…

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BigCommerce app for Unbxd PIM launched

Unbxd is excited to announce the launch of the BigCommerce app, a seamless solution to manage product data between Unbxd PIM and BigCommerce powered websites. What is the BigCommerce App for Unbxd PIM? The BigCommerce app for Unbxd PIM uses API’s to establish connectivity between Unbxd PIM and any ecommerce website that utilizes BigCommerce. Using the app, ecommerce teams can create and manage product content within Unbxd PIM and publish to multiple BigCommerce sites simultaneously, without the need to manually download, edit and verify feed files or spreadsheets.  How does…

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eCommerce Search: The holy grail of internet happiness

54 million That’s the number of search queries Google will serve in the time it will take you to read this article. That’s about 88,700 searches per second worldwide. And we aren’t even considering the hits from half a dozen other search engines millions of people use.  With the sheer volume of content being created, search engines like Google, Yahoo, and Bing continually index tens of billions of websites every day, so that internet users like you and I can find the most relevant content when we need it. What’s…

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The Many Hats of Search

Our one stop destination for any thing that we desire to know is the “Google” search bar. Isn’t it? The easy breezy search bar looks simpler but what lies inside is a complex algorithm giving you results in a mere 0.23 seconds. Google’s search page is tagged as the one landing page for getting answers to user queries, gathering information, or may be looking for another website. We trust Google’s search results because: -the time taken to display the results is extremely fast  -the results are highly optimised -it indexes…

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Announcing Unbxd Extension for Magento 2

To support our customers using Magento 2, we are excited to announce the availability of the Unbxd extension for Magento 2.  This extension helps you use Unbxd Site Search with your Magento 2 website. A simple interface will help you configure the extension and provides other useful options.  Unbxd extension for Magento 2  works with Magento 2.2 and 2.3  What can you do with the Unbxd Extension? 1. Fast installation: The setup for integration with Unbxd Site Search is ready in seconds. It can be installed using: – Composer –…

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Unbxd PIM launches Activity Log

Product content management is an iterative process. A piece of product content undergoes review, updates and changes multiple times during a product’s lifetime on a store. And each change, irrespective of how large or small, is attributable to a different team member spanning all the way back to the product’s start of life. But ecommerce teams struggle to keep track of the who, what and when as product content continues to evolve.  Unbxd is excited to announce the launch of Activity Logs for Unbxd PIM, the latest feature that helps…

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PIM Product Information Management (PIM) 

Managing Your Product Catalog With Unbxd PIM

When brands have huge product catalogs, product teams have to deal with enormous volumes of product data. When product data is maintained in spreadsheets or documents, manually correcting and/or updating huge volumes of data requires a lot of work. Several aspects of editing and updating product data tend to be repetitive, especially because several products in a catalog share quite a few common attributes. But when brands and ecommerce companies rely on legacy systems like spreadsheets, documents, and other content management tools, product teams are forced to make edits and…

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Unbxd PIM: Solving the collaboration challenge

Each task involved in managing product data is handled by a product team member with a particular skill set, and roles are defined accordingly. For example, a content writer drafts the product description and a designer would need to update product images. If the product team works with a freelance photographer, he/she provides the product images. Managing roles for team members, creating and assigning tasks are essential functions of product data management. Also, as we saw with imports, collaborating with external  stakeholders creates additional challenges for role and task management,…

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Product Information Management (PIM) 

Unbxd PIM: Solving the product data imports challenge

The product data management process often begins as a bunch of fields and columns in spreadsheets. This raw product data needs to be put through the wringer of a PIM tool before it can find its place on product listing pages on ecommerce sites. Take for example a global sportswear brand that makes kits for international football competitions and gets its product inventory from suppliers in Tirupur, a small industrial town in the south of India. Or a computer brand that sources storage components from Thailand, display panels from South…

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