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Thanksgiving is still two weeks away, but Black Friday has already begun — at least for some retailers. Best Buy on Wednesday began offering “Black Friday” discounts on hundreds of items, including big-screen TVs, Apple Watches and tablets. Walmart followed a day later, with $6 pajamas and $998 Samsung TVs. Amazon.com, meanwhile, started its “Countdown to Black Friday” on Nov. 1, offering dozens of new deals each day. (Jeffrey P. Bezos, the founder and chief executive of Amazon, owns The Washington Post.) In an ever-frenzied race...

Search As You Type (SAYT) is our product that allows you to search as you are typing, meaning, we are returning results at each keystroke, often configured in as little as three keystrokes.  We can return both common searched for words, categories or even products while you are typing.  Recently, to improve the experience we made made some improvements to our SAYT product to improve our search term suggestions. Plural Search Terms We have enhanced our ability to handle plural search...

The approaching Holiday season is always stressful for retailers. Not only is it a time that can make or break a retailer financially, but it is also a time in which online traffic spikes, pushing infrastructure to the max.  Nothing is more gut wrenching than your website going down on Black Friday or Cyber Monday, whether it is because of your infrastructure or a partner’s infrastructure, it doesn’t really matter, you are down and that means lost sales and lost...

TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GroupBy Inc., a leading provider of relevancy-focused eCommerce solutions and one of Canada’s fastest-growing technology companies, today announced it has opened its new U.S. head office in Austin, Texas and has nearly doubled the company’s global headquarter’s square footage in Toronto to support the company’s rapid growth and to leverage both cities’ diverse, high-tech talent pools. “Our decision to expand our presence in both Toronto and Austin is a by-product of aligning our growth plans with the incredible talent that...

Leading eCommerce Solution Provider Completes Arduous Review to Ensure Data Security for Rapidly Growing Client Base October 03, 2017 09:02 AM Eastern Daylight Time TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GroupBy Inc., one of the retail industry’s leading providers of eCommerce software solutions and one of Canada’s fastest growing technology companies, today announced that the company has achieved Service Organization Control 2 (SOC 2) compliance status in accordance with the Trust Services principles as established by CPA Canada. The newly achieved status verifies that GroupBy’s information systems,...

In 2014, the words “data breach” held a very heavy weight.  Often referred to as the year of the Mega Breaches, a staggering 1 billion records were compromised by cyberattacks across a myriad of industries. JPMorgan Chase unintentionally exposed the names, addresses, social security numbers and other personal data from 83 million account holders – and that from a company that spends over $250 million annually on cybersecurity; Sony Pictures saw attackers destroy data and leak information regarding employee payroll,...

Sept. 26, 2017 GroupBy Renews Multi-­Year Agreement with the 3B Scientific Group of Global Companies to Advance Digital Shopping Experience 3B Scientific - Market Leader in the Anatomical Models sector, and a Leading Global Company in Medical Education, Healthcare and Science Teaching Products Looks to GroupBy to Further Improve Online Search, Navigation and Other B2B & B2B eCommerce Capabilities GroupBy Inc. (www.groupbyinc.com), a leading provider of relevancy-­focused eCommerce solutions and one of Canada’s fastest growing technology companies, today announced that 3B Scientific has...

Sept. 25, 2017 GroupBy Inc. (www.groupbyinc.com), a leading provider of relevancy-focused eCommerce solutions and one of Canada’s fastest growing technology companies, today announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued U.S. Patent No. 9,672,552 protecting the technology behind the Company’s site search and navigation solutions. The patent protects a system for facilitating queries against search engines such as Lucene, Solr, Elastic Search or any other readily available search engines to provide meaningful content for the purpose of supporting any eCommerce...

In case you missed it, the 2016 holiday shopping season was unprecedented.  In addition to over $7B in sales during Cyber Weekend, we saw a surge in mobile shoppers, a deeper investment in shopper experience, and creative new merchandising strategies to engage shoppers in holiday promotions.  Yet despite such strong results, there has been criticism around retailers who rely on deep discounting to move inventory during the holiday season.  Sacrificing gross margin and profitability is never a priority, so why...

Here’s a truth you’ve probably heard before: eCommerce growth has hit a wall. Costs are up, processes to manage data attribution are manual and labor-intensive, and the metrics that matter are generally stagnant. Retailers spend a lot on innovative tools to create a great user experience. Onsite search, filtered navigation, product recommendation and personalization engines continue to be evaluated and updated as new vendors come to market with interesting advances in these critical technologies. Edgecase (now GroupBy), once upon a...