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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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Evolution of Commerce: How AI is Disrupting the Fashion Industry

Karl Lagerfeld’s tech-inspired collection took the fashion world by storm in Paris Fashion Week last year. Chanel’s creative director transformed the runway into cyberspace and showcased fashion’s way of acknowledging the role played by technology in the world of fashion. Fashion-tech, as industry pundits call it, has not just begun. Fashion has embraced almost every tech trend — be it wearable tech, social media and influencer marketing, or even VR and augmented reality. Fashion is constantly evolving and so are the technological trends that aid trade in this ephemeral industry. The impact…

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Site Search in eCommerce and How it All Began at Unbxd

The story of how it all began at Unbxd, in Pavan’s words.  I’ve taken a decision to begin writing at an exciting time at Unbxd. We are growing really fast and have a great opportunity to solve some of the hardest problems software can solve. And, to solve them well. Today, Unbxd has grown its product portfolio to solve product discovery — every onsite interaction that visitors engage in to find products. We power all of them — search, browse, recommend on multiple devices. Our engine determines the most relevant set of products to…

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Holiday Shopping 2017 Insights: What the Week Meant For eCommerce

That time of year — the one about long flights back home, Thanksgiving TV marathons, and stuffed turkey with pumpkin pie, came to a close last weekend. The online boom has added a new dimension to the holiday season as brands and shoppers wait for Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales with equal gusto. In fact, research by Deloitte revealed 91% of shoppers planned to shop online during the holiday weekend. We analysed millions of customer visits — across fashion and lifestyle, beauty, and home decor — to understand the…

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Machine Learning Versus Automation in Site Search for eCommerce

Machine learning, AI, Deep Learning are trending buzzwords now. Especially with Site Search and Online Commerce. But, how do you tell that you need machine learning? How do you know that a particular solution has machine learning? Though the terms automation and machine learning are used interchangeably, the biggest difference between the two is that automation does not require any learning. Automation is all about using machines to automate what humans would otherwise do manually. For instance in E-commerce Site-Search, a good automation based solution will use past purchase information to…

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Decoding the Real Retail Transformation Story

“What is the future of retail?” As an oft-repeated question that has had its share of the spotlight in retail conferences and boardroom discussions across the globe, posing this question here could seem a bit been there done that. We’re not strangers to the image of e-commerce monsters gobbling up traditional brick-and-mortar stores. eMarketer states that e-commerce sales will increase at four times the rate of retail sales this year bringing the yearly estimate to 23.2% for 2017. That is a disturbing statistic if you’re at the retail end of…

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Analytics Events Industry News 

Throwback Thursday: When Unbxd Went to IRCE 2015, The World’s Largest eCommerce Conference

It’s that time of the year again! If you’re a part of the online retailing community, you’re probably aware that IRCE is one of the biggest events in the industry on the planet! IRCE is special event for Unbxd, because it not only provides us with the opportunity to network with some of the retail industry stalwarts from across the globe, but also gives us a chance make a valuable contribution to their companies’ revenue through technology and industry best practices. Unbxd at IRCE 2015: Same time, last year The…

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Machine Learning Product Discovery Site Search 

Predictive search – First Step Towards A Great Site Search Experience

This is a 4 part series on how to deliver a stellar a site search experience. In this post, we will share usability guidelines on designing a predictive site search – one that anticipates user intent and intelligently guides them towards the right product. In our previous post we talked about the importance of relevancy for eCommerce site search, the 12 different query types that customers typically use to find a product, and how to address these. Let’s look at another pivotal building block for a great site search experience:…

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Product Discovery Site Search 

The Curious Case of the 12 Types of Ecommerce Site Search Queries

This is a 4 part series on how to deliver a stellar a site search experience. In this post we will take you through the different types of search queries customers use on eCommerce sites, and some of the prerequisites to build an intelligent site search that is capable of solving these query types. Site Search is an integral part of the product discovery experience on ecommerce sites and customers have now come to expect an accurate & user-friendly experience while shopping online. For customers, search is an easy and…

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Etailing India Expo Mumbai 2014 Events Industry News 

Our Experience at eTailing India Expo 2014, Mumbai

Last week, some of us from Unbxd attended and exhibited at India’s largest ecommerce event – eTailing India Expo at Mumbai. The event turned out to be a great platform for learning, knowledge sharing and network building with delegates from small and large retail, ecommerce and technology companies attending. Fantastic Lineup of Sessions at eTailing India eTailing India saw more than 500 enthusiastic participants as well as over 40 exhibitors from the technology and the ecommerce domain. The event started off with a keynote session by Bijou Kurien, President &…

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