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In the modern maze of countless ecommerce sites and constant increase in competition, providing shoppers with a personalized experience has become a crucial aspect of any positive shopping experience – and customers are noticing. The future of personalization is now turning to one of individualization, where shoppers are offered a one-on-one, intuitive and customized experience. And there is a major difference between the two strategies. Personalization interprets the behaviors and preferences of a wide demographic of shoppers, while individualization stretches 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,...

alphabroder, the leading North American provider of promotional products, advances its user experience with Searchandiser and other key technologies from GroupBy Inc. AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 24, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GroupBy Inc., a leading provider of relevancy-focused eCommerce solutions and one of Canada’s fastest growing technology companies, today announced that alphabroder has signed a multi-year agreement with the company to power site search and enhance the overall digital experience at alphabroder.com for its customers. alphabroder selected GroupBy’s Searchandiser platform to drive an improved experience across...

A lot of software companies use agile/scrum, and each adapts it to  their own ways. We’d like to share today some of the practices we use at GroupBy. Continuous improvement is a huge part of agile/scrum so we would love to hear back from you with your thoughts and best practices!   Sprint Duration Scrum recommends 1- 4 weeks for sprint length. At GroupBy, we have found that 1 week sprints work well for all of our teams. We have tried 2 week...

Most scrum teams do daily standup by going through person by person and answering the following three questions: What did you do yesterday? What will you do today? Are there any impediments in your way? When we first implemented scrum, we followed the same process. About a year and a half ago, our agile coach recommended doing standup by stories instead of per person, and we’ve never looked back since. Here’s a couple reasons why I think this method is much...

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...

Venture-backed startups are often faced with one of three futures — IPO, acquisition or failure. In this roundup, we’re looking at the most important acquisitions of 2017. We cover acquisitions, mergers and fundings in our daily newsletter, The Beat. You can sign up for that here if you want to get this type of news when it happens. Now, let’s take a look back at the Austin startups and tech companies that were acquired in 2017 — along with some of the investors who...

Have you been interested in learning more about GroupBy? Are you ready to discuss ramping up your site search, personalization or product data? Curious to see how we combine Machine Learning with a team of human curators, to solve the most difficult B2C and B2B eCommerce search and data problems? Let's meet at The National Retail Federation's "The Big Show!" We will have our team onsite in New York City, from January 14th - 17th, ready to talk all things,...

B2B eCommerce is fundamentally different than B2C in many ways. To date, the industry has been forced to adapt B2C search and navigation services to try to meet their needs. These solutions are lacking in many ways, and have not been designed from the ground up to accommodate the size, complexity and speed needed to create the next generation B2B Experience. GroupBy is revolutionizing B2B eCommerce Search. We are pleased to announce the launch of GroupBy B2B, the patent pending...

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...