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Dynamic Ranking: The Key to Increase Conversions

Peter logged in to ‘Amynra’, an eCommerce site. He wanted to grab some stuff for his impromptu bachelor party his friends planned. Peter doesn’t have a great way of online shopping as he rarely did it. For him, it was a maze of a plethora of products where he wanted to find his green, leafy, summery beach shorts!  Indeed a task. So, he typed in ‘beach shorts’ and he was flooded with ‘Shorts’ of all types. Peter wasn’t ecstatic about the search results. He had to scroll deep and couldn’t…

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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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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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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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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 anything 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 maybe 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 optimized -it indexes the websites to show…

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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 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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