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 takes…

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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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Unbxd Advancements in Entity Extraction

Given today’s vast amounts of data and user queries, making e-commerce search engines more efficient is an extremely challenging problem. In part 1 of this blog, I wrote about why e-commerce businesses must explore entity extraction as a way to increase the relevance of their search results. This follow-up blog goes into how e-commerce companies can put entity extraction and machine learning (ML) into practice, and some advancements that Unbxd brought to this area in the last year. What is entity extraction? Here’s a primer: consider the sentence, “Cindy bought two Levi’s…

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How to Leverage Entity Extraction to Make Your Ecommerce Search Engine More Intelligent

Online Shopping and Global ecommerce In 2017, US ecommerce revenue was $447B , or 36% of total retail revenue. That means that Americans buy at least one in every three items online. And the most common way most shoppers try to find what they’re looking for, not surprisingly, is search. Are ecommerce search engines doing the best that they can? However, even the top 50 grossing US ecommerce websites don’t do a great job supporting some common types of search queries, resulting in irrelevant products or zero results. For example, when…

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Unbxd launches Ranking Insights for Search and Browse

Online merchandising tools can help make life easier for merchandisers and marketers. They simplify boost and bury campaigns creation, enable pinning and slotting, and display product ranking for search queries and pages. However, the data behind why products rank the way they do hasn’t been readily available — until now. We’re excited to announce the availability of this data in Ranking Insights. What is Ranking Insights? Ranking Insights is an enhancement to the merchandising functionality of Unbxd Search and Unbxd Browse. Ranking Insights provides data behind the product ranking for…

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