The importance of being Relevant

As a merchandiser, relevancy is a term that you’ll hear often.  Depending on who you ask, relevancy has many meanings. But everyone will agree that relevancy is centered around tracking and analyzing a shopper’s preferences to show them the products that they are looking for. Relevancy and Ranking have helped eCommerce stores to anticipate and prioritize a shopper’s needs to provide a seamless retail experience. Why Unbxd? When it comes to delivering personalized eCommerce, your store should be equipped to gauge the interest and patterns of a returning shopper.  As…

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Advanced circuit breakers to prevent cascading downstream failures for eCommerce stores

Retailers lose 4% of a day’s sales [1] each hour a website is down, according to Channel Advisor, a software platform for retailers. From H&M to Home Depot and Nordstrom Rack – all of them experienced either downtime or intermittent outages during the Holiday season 2019. And one thing we know for sure is that there is nothing called 100% uptime. But there has to be a way to make our systems resilient and prevent outages for eCommerce sites. We at Unbxd pay utmost attention to the growth of our…

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The 7 pillars of an effective site search solution

The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in determination.  – Usain Bolt Like star athletes, successful businesses focus on building systems that are convenient and consistent while creating value for both their customers and merchants. Today’s global eCommerce retailers can literally sell anything you can possibly need. Consumers are spoilt for choice when it comes to products and the sheer convenience of buying a product they want when they want it. However, shoppers are now evolving into discerning connoisseurs of retail convenience.  They are demanding more value for…

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Site Search Unbxd News 

Don’t let your site down this holiday season

The holiday season is here and we are sure you must have bumped into many Holiday Readiness Guide 2019 already. Fair enough! The holiday season, after all, does have a huge business impact and forms a chunk of our overall revenue. The shopping behavior continues to rise. It is estimated that Holiday eCommerce spending is expected to rise by 13.2% in 2019 from the previous year. The eCommerce spending in the U.S. alone rose by 16.6% to $123.73bn in 2018. This leaves eCommerce players with no option other than to…

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Broken Site Search? Quick ways to fix it!

Did you know that 8 out of 10 Americans shop online? About 79% of U.S. shoppers find what they want and order them via the Internet. And still, 42% of companies completely ignore the on-site search. Looking at the stats, we realize how deeply we are engaged with online shopping and how some companies still don’t prioritize fixing a broken search system.  Let’s consider the upcoming holiday season.  This is the time of the year when merchandisers, both online and offline, ready their holiday catalogs for shoppers to splurge. But…

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Build vs Buy a Site Search Solution – Part II

In the last blog, we talked about various factors that need to be considered in terms of the market scenario, existing vendors in the market and identifying our own needs/gaps before making the decision of Build vs Buy.  In this blog post, we will be taking a deeper look into what it takes to build the Site Search solution from scratch. This should act as a reality check for all eCommerce businesses before they take a final call. Building a Site Search solution end-to-end is no cakewalk. There are multiple…

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Build vs Buy a Site Search Solution – Part I

You are making some regular choices every day – pancakes or waffles, full-dress or skirts, pop or jazz, Netflix or Amazon Prime, drive to work or hire a taxi, eat out or home-delivery, Android or iOS, mountains or seas for the next vacation, etc. They are not-so-tough choices to make. But build vs buy a software decision. It has always been a tough nut to crack! You cannot just flip a coin and make a choice. We all wish we could but unfortunately, that is not how it works. The…

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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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