All Things Amazon and Personalization Prevail at SLI Connect NYC

Dozens of e-commerce companies, thought leaders and SLI partners convened this fall at Carnegie Hall in New York City for our third annual SLI Connect event. During packed presentations and breakout sessions the group tackled many issues and opportunities for online retailers today. Among the over-arching themes were strategies to compete with Amazon, ways to […]

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Harness the Power of Mobile for Higher Holiday Sales

Evidence from 2015 suggests that record-breaking numbers of holiday shoppers will make their 2016 purchases online. (Click here to Master 2015 Holiday Trends to Clinch 2016 Holiday Sales.) Trends show a steady shift from the majority of online purchases being made from a desktop to more purchases being made on mobile devices. While computers still […]

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Master 2015 Holiday Trends to Clinch 2016 Holiday Sales

Every year it seems like just as we start settling into the summer haze, holiday planning kicks into high gear! Since 31.5% of the $343 billion transacted online occurred in the fourth quarter last year (U.S Commerce Dept), smart retailers can’t afford to nap (for too long) in that beach chair. If those numbers don’t […]

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SLI Buyer Engine – The Heart of a Powerful E-commerce Suite

I have a confession. For more than a decade, SLI has been far too modest about our e-commerce innovations. Perhaps our engineering team has garnered so many patents that they haven’t stopped to reflect. It hit me when we learned of the latest SLI patent related to our auto complete algorithm. We began applying for […]

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Perfecting E-commerce in the Beauty Industry

Those in search of the perfect foundation, the best anti-aging serum or the hottest shade of lipstick used to have to go from makeup counter to makeup counter, only to be disappointed by a limited selection of brands and information. In 2000, fresh-faced 21-year-old Kate Morris took this challenge into her own hands and launched […]

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SLI Celebrates 15 Years of Innovation

Everyone at SLI has heard the story of how this company started. In 2001, five of us bootstrapped SLI out of necessity and because we saw an opportunity. We had lost our jobs when NBCi collapsed in the dot-com crash (NBCi had bought our previous company GlobalBrain). But we knew there was an opportunity for the search technology we created. So on August 1, 2001, SLI was born with the aim of improving site search. In many ways, we were ahead of our […]

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Infographic: Why Site Search Matters

If you find yourself wondering what you can do to increase traffic, revenue and cart sizes for your online retail business, there’s plenty of research to show that the search box is the right place to start. The below infographic is based on the new report: “How 40 Retailers Transformed Their Businesses Using SLI Systems,” […]

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Seamless Search Drives High Growth for Superette

When fashion brand Superette launched in 2002, it was purely a brick-and-mortar store. Almost 15 years on and the brand has cemented itself as one of Australasia’s leading online style destinations. On the road to success, Superette sought out the technology, expertise and support of SLI Systems to establish an outstanding online customer experience through […]

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Strategies to Drive Online Revenue (Part 2)

As we discussed last time, data mined from site search activity can be used to improve your merchandising in a number of ways. Use the following merchandising practices to help deliver a stand out shopping experience to your customers. Offer More Products to Your Visitors Often shoppers will enter your site through a product link […]

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Strategies to Drive Online Revenue (Part 1)

One of the keys to e-commerce success is to be relevant. Deliver the products and information customers seek and you’ll thrive. But remaining relevant in today’s ever-evolving e-commerce world isn’t easy. It requires the right tools to quickly present the most valuable information for an engaging and consistent shopping experience, and it entails listening to […]

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