Category: e-Commerce Product Recommendations


Looking for a CLERK.IO Alternative?

Posted on November 18, 2019 by


Tagalys is a data-driven online merchandising engine for Magento & Shopify stores. Merchants using Tagalys have increased their conversion rate by 30% and productivity by 60%. Tagalys features include Intelligent Site Search, Category page merchandising & Product Recommendations. We offer custom pricing to suit merchants of all sizes based on their exact business requirements. Sign up and kick start your 28-day free trial now!

A quick comparison between CLERK.IO & Tagalys*

 

Monthly pricing starts @
CLERK.IO Tagalys
Site Search $89 (per 5K monthly searches) $89 (per 10K visitors who search)
Product Listing Pages

(Category|Collection)

Currently not offered $199 (per 20K Product Listing Page visitors)
Product Recommendations $89 (per 50K monthly slider views) $129 (per 25K visitors who load Recommendations)
Email Personalisation
$89 (per 5K opened emails) Currently not offered

 

Ideal for
CLERK.IO Tagalys
** Retailers with online revenue between $500K to $20M

 

Site Search
CLERK.IO Tagalys
Conversion Optimised Sorting    
Popular/Trending Searches  **  
Typo/Spell Check    
Search Suggestions    
Visual Autocomplete
Synonyms
Search Redirects **
Query Stemming
Partial Search Matches
Boosting Rules **
Product Pinning 

(Hero Products)

**
Definable Searchable Fields **

 

Product Recommendations
CLERK.IO Tagalys
Personalized Recommendations
Best Sellers / Most Viewed / Most Popular
Similar Products
Complimentary Products x
Cart Page Recommendations
Customizable Recommendations **
Embeddable Recommendations x

 

Why should you switch to Tagalys?

 

Why merchants love Tagalys?

Tagalys wins comfortably over other products in terms of onboarding, customer support, ease of use and most importantly, value for money that increases your marketing ROI. So what are you waiting for? Make the switch to Tagalys today.

Sign up for a free 28-day trial of Tagalys and we take care of the rest! You can also schedule a demo here to know more about Tagalys.

*Comparison as on November 11, 2019  **Data publicly not available as on November 11, 2019
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Looking for an Attraqt | Fredhopper Alternative?

Posted on November 8, 2019 by


Tagalys is a high performing online merchandising engine for Magento & Shopify stores, rated 4.8/5.0 in G2 Crowd. Using Tagalys retailers can display trending products across Site Search, Product Listing page & Product Recommendations to increase store conversion. We offer custom pricing to suit merchants of all sizes based on their exact business requirements. Sign up and kick start your 28-day free trial now!

Scroll below to check the feature comparison between Attraqt and Tagalys

A quick comparison between Attraqt | Fredhopper & Tagalys*

Monthly pricing starts @

Ideal for

Site Search

Product Listing Pages

Product Recommendations

Why should you switch to Tagalys?

 

 

Rating source – g2.com

 

Why merchants love Tagalys?

Merchants using Tagalys have increased their conversion rates by 30% & increased productivity by 60% with predictive visual merchandising. Tagalys wins comfortably over other products in terms of onboarding, customer support, ease of use and most importantly, value for money that increases your marketing ROI. So what are you waiting for? Make the switch to Tagalys today.

Sign up for a free 28-day trial of Tagalys and we take care of the rest! You can also schedule a demo here to know more about Tagalys.

*Comparison as on November 04, 2019  **Data publicly not available as on November 04, 2019
Posted in e-Commerce General e-Commerce Product Listing pages e-Commerce Product Recommendations eCommerce Site Search

Looking for a Nextopia Alternative?

Posted on October 23, 2019 by


Tagalys maximizes the conversion rate of your online stores and gives merchants visual control of products displayed in Site Search, Category Pages & Product Recommendations. Rated 4.8/5.0 in G2 Crowd, Tagalys is a high performing online merchandising engine for Magento and Shopify eCommerce stores. We offer custom pricing to suit merchants of all sizes based on their exact business requirements. Sign up and kick start your 28-day free trial now!

 

 

A quick comparison between Nextopia & Tagalys*

 

Monthly pricing starts @

Ideal for

Site Search

Category Pages

Product Recommendations

Why should you switch to Tagalys?

Rating source – g2.com

Why merchants love Tagalys?

Merchants using Tagalys have increased their conversion rates by 30% & increased productivity by 60% with predictive visual merchandising. Tagalys wins comfortably over other products in terms of onboarding, customer support, ease of use and most importantly, value for money that increases your marketing ROI. So what are you waiting for? Make the switch to Tagalys today.

Sign up for a free 28-day trial of Tagalys and we take care of the rest! You can also schedule a demo here to know more about Tagalys.

*Comparison as on October 15, 2019  **Data publicly not available as on October 15, 2019
Posted in e-Commerce General e-Commerce Product Listing pages e-Commerce Product Recommendations eCommerce Site Search

Looking for a SearchSpring Alternative?

Posted on October 15, 2019 by


Tagalys is a high performing online merchandising engine for Magento & Shopify stores, rated 4.8/5.0 in G2 Crowd. Tagalys provides features like Intelligent Site Search, Category page merchandising & Product recommendations to increase the conversion of your online store. We offer custom pricing to suit merchants of all sizes based on their exact business requirements. Sign up and kick start your 28-day free trial now!

A quick comparison between SearchSpring & Tagalys*

 

Monthly pricing starts @

Ideal for

Site Search

Category Pages

Product Recommendations

Why should you switch to Tagalys?

 

* Rating source – g2.com

 

Why merchants love Tagalys?

Merchants using Tagalys have increased their conversion rates by 30% & increased productivity by 60% with predictive visual merchandising. Tagalys wins comfortably over other products in terms of onboarding, customer support, ease of use and most importantly, value for money that increases your marketing ROI. So what are you waiting for? Make the switch to Tagalys today.

Sign up for a free 28-day trial of Tagalys and we take care of the rest! You can also schedule a demo here to know more about Tagalys.

*Comparison as on October 14, 2019 **Data publicly not available as on October 14, 2019
Posted in e-Commerce General e-Commerce Product Listing pages e-Commerce Product Recommendations eCommerce Site Search

How do I embed product recommendations into blogs or emails?

Posted on October 4, 2019 by


Embeddable Product Recommendation Widgets in email & blogs for Magento and Shopify eCommerce

Retailers often use content marketing to attract visitors to their online store. But what really happens is that visitors land on the blog page and yet most of them do not visit the online store because there are very few engaging options to click and visit the store.

Sample widget from Red Candy Online Store

Limitations of eCommerce blogs

Content management systems (CMS) like WordPress, are commonly used by retailers to create content for their blogs. But because a CMS is not integrated into the product catalog, the merchants have to individually select products and paste the URLs in their articles. Confirming product availability, manually adding products to the blogs & the constraint of showing only one product link at a time drastically limits the visitors from engaging on the blog. This shrinks the clickthrough rate from blogs to the online store, leading to reduced profitability for the store.

Embeddable Product Recommendation Widgets for eCommerce

Tagalys allows merchants to instantly create a widget of any type and easily embed them into a blog with no tech support. Marketers can be creative and use the wizard to generate a recommendation widget. which can be pasted to the blog, showing an iframe of product recommendations to the visitors who are reading the article.

Sample widget from Tagalys Magento Demo Store

Sample widget from All Backyard Fun

Advantages of Embeddable Product Recommendation Widgets for eCommerce

  1. Merchants can create any widget in a few seconds using our product recommendation widget builder. e.g., Dresses under $99 on sale, Top Selling Trouser for Women, Halloween Top Sellers
  2. Tagalys widgets can be embedded on any blog, internal and external, to attract visitors to your online store. This can be applied to increase online traffic from affiliate sites or influencer blogs.
  3. These widgets are dynamic, which means if any product is out of stock, the widget automatically replaces the out of stock products with the next product in stock.
  4. The widget can be sorted based on the  proprietary Tagalys Trending Algorithm or can be merchandised to sort the products by an additional 10 data fields
  5. Merchants have the ability to customize these widgets and promote their choice of products for their audience by visually dragging the products around.
  6. Links are static and not visual. Online visitors are more likely to click on a visual link than a static text link. Something which becomes visual is more likely to grab the visitor’s attention.

To highlight the 2nd advantage explicitly, we have pasted a few recommendation blocks on the Tagalys blog, using catalog data external to Tagalys. Please note how the UIUX of each widget differs as it can be customized within the Tagalys dashboard.

Sample widget from White Teak Company

Sample widget from Raj Jewels Online Store

Sample widget from Apollo Pharmacy Online Store

Are you interested in adding product recommendation widgets to your blogs? Contact us now, to learn more about how Tagalys can increase traffic & revenue at your online store.

Posted in e-Commerce General e-Commerce Product Recommendations

Product Page Optimizations to Positively Impact Magento & Shopify Conversions

Posted on August 28, 2019 by


All your efforts in creating the perfect eCommerce site and promoting it through ads, social media, and SEO, they all ultimately lead the customer to your product. The aim of the game is to get them to buy!

While everything else works in driving traffic to your website, it can be fruitless if you aren’t able to convince them to make a purchase. So while listings and promotions play an important role, the onus finally falls on the product page.

Now there are a lot of suggestions out there but they’re more or less the same ideas. We know the basics of product page optimizations – use high-quality images, including more than just one picture, add detailed product descriptions and customer reviews. But even after all this, if you’re not seeing conversions, then you need to step it up and improve your product pages. 

After reviewing what works for our customers, we’ve compiled a list of recommended tips:

1) Bold and clear call to action

The product has to take the spotlight, but your call to action should come next. It should be clear and visible right upfront. If a customer has to scroll to see “Add to Cart” or “Buy Now”, you could stand to lose out on purchases. 

Another thing to bear in mind is knowing where to be creative and where to be straightforward. We know customers just want to buy the product, so simple wording in a legible font works. Adding a CTA “Be special today” to buy flowers can make the customer’s experience unnecessarily complicated. Save the personal touches for other aspects.

An example of a good CTA is illustrated in the image below – a product page. The call to action is a simple “Add to Bag” and prominent. It’s at the top of the page and doesn’t require the customer to scroll. 

hips-and-curves-ecommerce

2) Add bonus benefits

Taking the same example as above, the additional perks such as free shipping and free returns is clearly indicated right under the CTA. This draws the attention of the user and answers the important questions they have in mind: 

  • How much is shipping going to cost?
  • What if it’s not satisfactory? Can I return it?

A study revealed that 9 out of 10 consumers feel that free shipping is the number one incentive when it comes to online shopping. So it needs to be highlighted if you do offer it. 

3) Take care of mobile users

Google has been harping on websites being mobile-friendly for a long time now. And rightfully so! Currently, 60% of visitors access your store on their mobiles first. But it’s not just about having a mobile presence, you also have to ensure the user has a great experience. 40% of shoppers will go to a competitor after a bad mobile experience.

Optimizing your product pages for mobile customers can have a positive impact on conversions. To do so, you need to consider the mobile user interface – how quickly it loads, how easy it is to navigate and how appealing the design is. Apart from this, keep in mind that the user’s screen is much smaller, so content needs to be crisp, short and convey the message quickly.

Threadless has a great mobile-friendly version. When you land on the products page, you get all the options you need neatly fit into the mobile screen.

Optimizing your product pages for mobile customers can have a positive impact on conversions as the majority of people are migrating towards shopping on their phones.

4) Take images and videos to the next level

Well, in the beginning, it was ‘use more than just one image’ to give the customer a good perception of the product. With rapid advancements and so much competition, the eCommerce space has to be innovative. There have been times where a customer may have bought a t-shirt based on an image of the front, only to realize when it arrives that the design at the back is not something they like!

Check out how Away does it with their 360-degree view along with a neat video. You’ll also notice that their call to action stays grounded while the description is movable.

Another tip here would be to show how the product can be used in real-life situations. For example, this is how Fhoca.com depicted a passport holder to show its functionality.

FHOCA-eCommerce

5) Reduce the purchase hesitations and obstacles

On your product page, it’s important to display vital information that the user needs to know. Ask all the right questions and address the main wants and desires of a customer – pricing, discounts, features, shipping, estimated date of arrival, etc. 

But despite this, customers abandon carts and exit the page because they faced a hindrance. To overcome this, a support chat plays an essential role where customers can reach out and have their questions answered immediately. 

You can also add links to tutorials, guides, and FAQs to help the customer address pain problems. 

Wine.com has a well-optimized page that gives customers the discount available upfront. They have links to find pickup locations, contact them or chat with customer support available. They also give options to search and ship to your location.

6) Invest in product recommendations

We know that people now consume information at a very fast pace. So a visitor is not likely to sort through hundreds of items to find one that they like. When a user searches for a product, they like to be given similar options that would interest them. 

Amazon runs this technique at an expert level. They display items similar to the one you searched for based on the journey of other customers. So this gives you more options to find the one that meets your requirements or desires.

Amazon also gives you options of other items you might need to buy along with the main product. In the image below, we see a trolley, covers and an extended warranty. This method of cross-selling helps increase the number of items sold and the average order value.

To do this well, you can use product recommendations from Tagalys that give merchants a variety of options to choose from. Using data APIs, merchants also have the chance to customize these recommendations to ensure it exactly matches the store’s requirements. 

Remember, the job isn’t done after getting traffic to your site. It’s only the beginning. Give your product pages the attention it deserves in order to see a rise in conversions. For more tips, here’s a recommended read.

Posted in e-Commerce General e-Commerce Product Recommendations

Top 5 Product Recommendation types every Magento & Shopify eCommerce store must have

Posted on August 22, 2019 by


eCommerce stores are simply an evolution of the conventional brick and mortar stores. They are growing fast because of the added advantages it provides in terms of convenience, accessibility and time-saving. This means an ideal eCommerce store should possess all the capabilities of an offline store and additionally provide the online benefits. 

One such capability that has to be inherited from offline stores is ‘Product Recommendations’. E.g., when you step into an offline fashion store, the salesperson will engage you with similar products or suggest the best selling products in general or related to your interest. These suggestions are known as product recommendations in eCommerce stores.

Product Recommendations in eCommerce stores

‘Recommendations’ is one of the three gateways through which online visitors discover products before they purchase. The other two are Site Search and Product Listing Pages. Product Recommendations are displayed in eCommerce stores as widgets. They can be grouped into a single carousel or customized by product type based on merchant requirements. They can also be personalized for each visitor based on their browsing action.

Recommendations can be of varied types each serving a different purpose. They can be shown on any page of an online store. 

The 5 popular product recommendation types every eCommerce store must have

1. Customers also viewed 

This is an aggregation of products that were also viewed by different visitors who viewed that primary product. Retail giants that store vast volumes of data, use this recommendation widget on the product detail page.

2. Customers also bought

This is an aggregation of products that were also bought by different visitors who purchased that primary product. They are generally shown in cart pages or sent as recommendations via email using marketing automation tools. This recommendation helps to increase the Average Order Value & Lifetime Value of the customer, thereby improving the store’s revenue.

3. Similar Products

These are product recommendations, where each product that is recommended is similar in attributes to the primary viewed product. ‘Similar Product Recommendations’ are best-suited for product pages. They help to engage the visitor who is close to purchasing and is looking for similar options from the primary product.

4. Best Sellers or Trending

They provide information about the products that are currently popular at the store and quickly engage or trigger the visitor’s interest. These recommendations are best suited on the Homepage. Few retailers like Walmart use ‘Trending’ recommendations in their cart page as well.

 

5. No Results Recommendations

Every retailer will experience between 12% to 21% of search results without any products. Displaying smart product recommendations on this page will increase visitor engagement and conversion. This type of recommendation can be of multiple carousels each containing Bestellers, Most viewed, Top discounts, Biggest Savings, etc. ‘No Results Recommendations’ also reduce the store bounce rate.

 

Tagalys maximizes conversion rate & gives merchants visual control of products displayed in Site Search, Category Pages & Product Recommendations at their online store. To know more about our solutions and features, get in touch with us now.

Posted in e-Commerce Product Recommendations

Personalization and its application in online shopping

Posted on June 24, 2019 by


People around us are diverse in their thoughts and interests. Everybody has a unique preference and this applies to online shoppers as well. Serving each person according to their preferences and interests is called personalization.

Personalization in eCommerce is the ability of the system to display unique products to each visitor based on their interest at the store. The system records the actions of each visitor and delivers tailor-made results to each visitor. Although Personalization is widely used in fashion retail, it also works well in other eCommerce verticals with large catalogs & purchases are made within a few visits. Personalization reduces time to discovery & improves visitor engagement.

The most popular personalization channels at an online store are across ‘Recommendations’, ‘Site Search’ and ‘My Store’.

1.Recommendations

These product recommendation carousels are unique for each visitor based on their browsing history. They can be grouped into a single carousel or segmented by product type based on merchant requirements.

(Single carousel recommendation widget that displays personalized results)

(Multiple carousel recommendation widgets that display personalized results)

2.Site Search

The conversion percentage of visitors who search is 2X greater than the visitors who browse through the store. Visitors on mobile, have a higher inclination to search, as it reduces the time to discover products. Hence personalizing the search results have provided great improvements in conversion rates for leading retailers.

 Search results personalized for visitor A                                               Search results personalized for visitor B

Tagalys personalizes the search results by collecting & analyzing click-stream data by visitor and sorts results by products of interest that are specific to visitors.

3.My Store

Almost every human that has shopped online, might have come across Amazon’s personal Store for its users.

(Amazon’s My Store)

‘My Store’ is an end to end completely personalized space that displays personalized product listing pages by the interest of the visitors. The products in ‘My Store’ are based on the visitor’s shopping interest. Online visitors who enter “My Store” convert at a 3X higher rate than Search. My store, eases the product discovery process, ensuring only products relevant to the visitor’s interest are visible.

‘My Store’ is also available to merchants using Shopify or Magento from Tagalys.

Tagalys maximizes conversion rate & gives merchants visual control of products displayed in Site Search & Category pages at their Magento and Shopify online store. To know more about our solutions and features, get in touch with us now.

Posted in e-Commerce General e-Commerce Personalization e-Commerce Product Recommendations eCommerce Site Search

4 Personalization tactics to improve sales at your Magento and Shopify eCommerce store

Posted on April 21, 2019 by


The problem with showing your customers generic product results is that you run the risk of pushing your customers towards decision paralysis. A significant portion of your visitors become frustrated that they cannot find what they’re looking for.

That’s exactly the problem that personalization helps to address. Personalization in eCommerce refers to the customization of a buyer’s retail journey to ensure that he/she finds only the most relevant product to choose from. Through personalized merchandising, you can use a user’s data and their previous behavior on your site to show them products relevant to their interests.

With the future of retail stores and online retail heavily depending on personalization, here are a few personalized merchandising strategies that you can follow to improve your Click Through Rates (CTRs), and therefore your sales.

1. Emailers

Companies that do not employ a personalized email strategy risk exposing their customers to generic products which may be of no interest to them. This can actually do more harm than not sending your customers any email at all.

A great way to ensure that your users keep coming back to your store is to send them personalized and relevant emails tailored to their interests. Engagement via email can include simple follow-up messages. Introducing products the customer might be interested in, relevant offers and more.

2. Recommendations

With brick and mortar stores and early eCommerce stores, customers didn’t have the luxury of an exclusive display of their favorite products, for obvious reasons. A “generic” experience rarely results in high customer satisfaction, as most stores discovered.

Today, online retailers have the capability to provide personalized recommendations on every page of your store. Search results can even be sorted personalized to suit each of your customers’ unique tastes and requirements.

In addition to showing your users filters and sort options based on time of product arrival, cost, rating, and brands, you can go one step further by showing them products they are more likely to find useful. By using this simple technique, you can help your users make faster and easier buying decisions.

3. Personal Stores

With most companies, personalization starts and ends with showing recommended products as described above. But to break the clutter and bring a whole new dimension to personalization, several leading eCommerce stores now offer their customers their own online store.

A personal store typically consists of a dedicated page for individual users. They display products they have previously viewed, and additionally, other products that are likely to be of interest to the user. This completely eliminates the virtual labor that your customers have to go through to find their way to the products that they are most likely to buy. Since time is of the essence to your customers, you are also helping them save time by making it easy for them to browse their favorite products. Amazon’s ‘My Store’ displays products each user has viewed and ones they may be interested in, in an exclusive personal page.

While setting up a personal store might seem like a daunting task, you can use powerful tools like Tagalys’ Personalized Product Sorting, which will help you automate the entire process. The tool uses machine learning to constantly improve its output. It ensures that the personal store you create for your customers remains truly personal and highly relevant.

4. Notifications

Before push notifications, companies had to rely on newsletters and messages to catch their customers’ attention. Both ineffective ways to get a user to re-engage with an online store after they have exited it.

With push notifications, you can give your customers a nudge about a new product in-store, a limited period special offer, or a seasonal item that could sell out soon. The right products and offers can encourage your users to make immediate purchases – if your users know they exist.

Use available data to create user segments that work and push smart custom notifications, on smartphones or desktop. This increases their purchase intent. When personalization, notifications, and offers come together in the right way, they create a great sense of immediacy.

The easier you make product selection for your users, the more likely they are to come back for more! Investing in intelligent solutions that can automate the personalization process for you. emails, recommendations, personal stores, and notification – can go a long way in helping you improve customer retention, and in turn, sales.

At Tagalys, we are all about helping you get to the point where your eCommerce store becomes the preferred destination for your buyers. To know more about our solutions and their features, get in touch with us now.

Posted in e-Commerce Personalization e-Commerce Product Recommendations eCommerce Site Search

How does Amazon get its Organic Traffic

Posted on March 22, 2019 by


Think of the last time you walked into a retail store, how exactly did you make your purchase? Let’s say you walk in with the intention of buying red shoes. All you would have done is look for signages to, or ask someone for, the section which has red shoes, take your pick, and then buy it. But, let’s say that you walk into the store but there isn’t anyone to point you in the right direction, nor are there signs which take you there. You may either get overwhelmed and leave the store right away, or you may spend an abnormally large amount of time looking for the product and buying it but coming out of the store with an extremely bad experience.

Organic Traffic in Amazon

Now, let’s compare this with the online shopping scenario. A first-time shopper is more than likely to search for a product on Google first, than going directly to an eCommerce website. Here, the google search is analogous to signage or store assistant in an actual retail store. So, if someone types the same red shoes on Google search, the first search result (apart from the Ads) will often be an Amazon listing page, which leads users to a page that has only red shoes, hence shortening the time to purchase. Let’s think of some other google searches that online shoppers might do

Light blue formal shirts
Buy JBL headphones
Black watches for kids
Powerbank for iPhone

Amazon will be among the top 3 search results for any such search results relevant to online shoppers.

Amazon has monthly traffic via an organic search of approximately 650 million. Regardless of the industry that an online retail store might be in, it is extremely challenging to compete against the might of Amazon. So, how does Amazon manage to rank itself on the top of Google search for almost every search query by online shoppers?

It’s the sheer amount of category or listing pages within Amazon

Yes, Amazon has category pages for any and every kind of long-tail keywords on Google search. Whether it be Shoes, Nike shoes, Nike running shoes, men’s Nike running shoes, or any keyword in similar terrain, amazon will have unique, search optimized listing pages for each of them. These listing pages are also dynamic, and content is constantly refreshed to keep the pages optimized for search.

So, how does Amazon create these many category pages for its website? And how does it identify what are the category pages that need to be created? The easy answer is it lets its vast amounts of data and AI does the dirty work and automates the creation of listing pages. However, on digging deep, there are a few signals that they might be used to identify the category pages that need to be created

  • Search patterns on Google that bring in search traffic into the Amazon website
  • Search queries on Amazon’s internal site search
  • User behavior in terms of the filters they use in their category pages
  • Cart abandonment data to understand the product, brand, and/or price preferences of visitors

Theoretically, this would seem like a straightforward task of identifying gaps between search queries & existing pages and then creating category pages for those. However, manually creating a category page on Magento or any other eCommerce platform is a painstaking process, with each page taking a minimum of 30 – 60 minutes. Does automating the category page creation and generating hundreds of such pages, the Amazon way, within seconds sound exciting? Talk to us today to learn more.

Posted in e-Commerce General e-Commerce Product Listing pages e-Commerce Product Recommendations