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In our latest episode of the 2 Minute Podcast, Brent Dunham talked about his experience at the GroceryShop conference last October in Las Vegas, NV and explained why the Grocery Industry is hurting for improved ecommerce search relevancy and personalization. Here’s what Brent had to say: Pressed for time? Listen to the audio version of the 2 Minute Podcast here Online Grocery has a certain uniqueness within the E-commerce realm. As discussed at GroceryShop, from a macro level, online grocery is still early in its evolution...

From Thanksgiving Day to the following Monday, retailers across the country hold their breath as they anticipate the results of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the two largest selling days of the year in the United States. This particular Cyber Weekend, GroupBy saw 100% uptime across the board for its digital retail clients. Cyber Monday 2018 marked our highest traffic ever with shoppers making 96.3 million searches in just one day, 2.5 times higher than results from the previous year. According...

The saying, “April showers bring May flowers,” couldn’t be more true when it comes to the whirlwind seasons of eCommerce. As this month flies by and another fast approaching summer shopping season begins, now is the time for retailers to fine-tune their eCommerce presences before winter code lock, assuring their sites will flourish well passed May and into the following quarter.   And just how does a competitive retailer begin this process? Well, first and foremost, they start fast. With April...

Just as eCommerce continues to affect traditional brick and mortar shopping, the rise of mobile shopping is changing how retailers should approach their eCommerce sites. Mobile shopping continuously changes what consumers are shopping for and how they’re searching for their desired items. Additionally, mobile shopping has reshaped how shoppers engage with eCommerce altogether. Search terms are becoming more colloquial and consumers are relying on online shopping for more of their day-to-day needs, not just specialty items. And just as this...

One of the greatest challenges facing eCommerce today is continually understanding each consumer and their individual interests and needs, now and in the future. And for as much as these tastes may change, merchandising decisions much be just as adaptable. Merchandising is no longer as simple as putting objects within the customer’s reach. Now, retailers must equally appreciate how the customer is interacting with these products within the “ecosystem” that is their eCommerce site and make adjustments from there. So,...

Spring has nearly sprung, and there’s no better time than now for retailers to make sure they’re ready for the next shopping season. One way to do this is via one of the oldest tricks in the book: a thorough spring cleaning. It’s the time of the year when we all take stock of what we have and how we organize it, as well as what can be improved and what may need to be tossed. Product data can benefit...

The modern consumer relies on a continually increasing amount of information when shopping for items online. Needless to say, accurate and extensive product details are essential for a superior shopper experience.  As eCommerce continues to evolve, however, issues due to lack of this information or products associated with incorrect information are no longer acceptable. One of the main reasons eCommerce has risen in popularity over shopping at a traditional brick and mortar store the ability for shoppers to quickly and easily purchase an item they are in...

Relevance Represents The Next Generation Of Personalization By: Klaudia Tirico, Retail Touch Points Last year, my big takeaway from NRF 2017 was the increasing demand for highly personalized experiences for the individual shopper. This year, that demand has only gotten louder. Personalization is a key ingredient to retail success, but now it goes well beyond just inserting a recipient’s name into an email promotion. In more than a few conversations I had during NRF 2018, the talking points always led to relevance. One quote that...

Here at GroupBy, we couldn’t be more thrilled for the New Year and all it’s sure to bring. 2017 has taught us so much, and we’re already brainstorming strategies to continue evolving our suite of microservices. Much like people strive to eat healthier, go to the gym more, or stress less, our resolutions are the key to making GroupBy the best it can possibly be. 1)    Ensure retailers offer their shoppers a cutting edge, personalized experience Personalization is a cornerstone of the...

Here at GroupBy, we’ve learned that the holidays are a wealth of information when it comes to making sense of the tide of constantly shifting eCommerce trends. Every year, an unprecedented influx of customers turn to online shopping to find the perfect items, and never more than during the holidays. This means that it’s more important than ever to understand how it is changing and what this means for retailers everywhere. And there’s no better time to track these changes...