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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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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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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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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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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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Site Search and Product Lifecycle Management

A long time ago while sitting with then Lands’ End CEO Edgar Huber I remember him saying something that stuck with me till this day, ”Joel, you can make the best website in the world, but if the product is no good it won’t matter”.  It was a magical phrase that made me look at how I envisioned my websites, and especially with apparel, completely differently.  Undoubtedly, as an e-commerce and digital marketing leader with a heritage steeped in User Experience and implementing Site Search systems it was and is…

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