One Thousand Plus E-Commerce Sites Worldwide Use SLI Systems to Accelerate Online Business

Company severs manage 1.7 billion queries during record month

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand – February 24, 2015SLI Systems (SLI.NZ), a worldwide e-commerce provider for mid- to large-size Internet retailers and B2B sites, announced that now more than 1,000 e-commerce sites around the globe use SLI solutions to accelerate their online business.

With hundreds of websites joining the roster of SLI-powered sites in 2014, SLI servers managed a record 1.7 billion queries in December 2014 across leading e-commerce sites including Harry & David, Sports Authority, Eason and Sons, Paul Smith and Kathmandu.

SLI Systems helps online retailers increase sales by connecting shoppers with the products they’re most likely to buy. The company’s SaaS-based search box, navigation, merchandising and SEO solutions are designed for use on desktops and mobile devices. Leading e-commerce companies have experienced impressive measured results since implementing SLI solutions, including Exclusively Weddings.

“At Exclusively Weddings, we are continuously looking at best practices for providing our customers with an engaging and stress-free online experience. SLI technology has made it easy for shoppers to quickly find the right products and content on our site. In addition, the SLI team continues to actively suggest and deploy enhancements that build a high-touch community and accelerate our e-commerce business,” said Matt Mitchell, president, Pace E-Commerce (parent company of Exclusively Weddings which recently began using technology from SLI.)

Whether via desktop, tablet or smartphone, SLI-powered sites deliver satisfying search experiences that increase conversion rates, secure brand loyalty and result in higher order values. Online businesses using SLI also benefit from improved product discovery, added cross-sell and up-sell, more traffic from search engines, and proactive ongoing site improvements. Leading e-commerce companies have experienced impressive measured results since implementing SLI solutions, including:

  • Boden, a British clothing retailer: 1.8x higher conversion rate using search
  • Lakeshore Learning, a U.S. education supplies manufacturer: 25% increase in online sales
  • e.l.f. Cosmetics, a UK cosmetics company: 21% higher per-visit value using search
  • Surfstitch, a Australian surfing retailer: 30% improvement in page position for organic searches
  • Snow + Rock, a UK’s ski clothing and equipment retailer: 33% increased use of site search

Billions of E-Commerce Search Queries
SLI Systems consistently meets the reliability, scalability and compliance needs of an increasing number of high-traffic e-commerce retailers. SLI servers regularly handle more than 1 billion queries per month, with total queries for December 2014 reaching 1.7 billion, representing a 50% rise year-over-year in monthly traffic. In December 2013, the company hit just over 1 billion queries, which also represented a 50% year-over-year increase.[us_single_image image=”5781″ align=”center”]“Our leadership position in the e-commerce market stems from success in recruiting new customers, having existing customers deploy SLI across multiple business sites, and increasing the number of SLI solutions used by existing customers,” said Shaun Ryan, CEO, SLI Systems. “E-commerce is forecast to eclipse $1.3 trillion U.S. in retail sales worldwide this year, and much of this growth is expected to come from expanding online and mobile user bases in emerging markets. With operations in 5 continents and proven success serving an extensive global customer base, SLI is in a great position to take advantage of rapid growth in online shopping.”

About SLI Systems
SLI Systems (SLI.NZ) enables the world’s leading e-commerce retailers to accelerate sales by connecting shoppers with the products they’re most likely to buy. With offerings that include site search, navigation, merchandising, mobile, product recommendations and user-generated SEO, SLI is the most chosen cloud-based site search provider to U.S. Internet Retailer Top 1,000 retailers. The company’s patented technology continuously learns from the actions of visitors to deliver the most relevant results possible. Whether via PC, tablet or phone, a site powered by SLI delivers the kind of satisfying search experience that increases conversion rates, secures brand loyalty and results in higher order values. SLI operates on five continents. For more information, visit