Online book searches increase by more than 100% during fairs or on special datesBlog Post
By Germán Heredia on 25 May 2018
Special Dates are distinct days or periods that demonstrate unique behaviours as customers exhibit different and singular characteristics
Searching for Seasonal Keywords within the Data ForestExternal Reference
By Germán Heredia on 21 May 2018
At EmpathyBroker one of the challenges we’ve taken on is to develop Data visualisation into one of our crown jewels. We’ve invested a lot of time and resource in this area and one visualisation that’s been particularly interesting is that of keywords. In fact, we started working on this due to a huge customer demand and a desire to understand the use of site search queries and terms.
Zara’s intelligent use of search data is transforming it’s online store and putting the customer back at the centreExternal Reference
By Borja Santaolalla on 15 May 2018
Zara.com opened its doors to a selection of media titles earlier this year for the first time ever, and the resulting articles generated a lot of attention within the fashion industry. I personally found it very interesting to see the role that search now plays within their digital agenda. In particular, the way search data is being used for a number of diverse purposes and within different departments beyond purely helping users to find products.
Really Understanding Zero Results SearchesExternal Reference
By José Cabañeros on 03 May 2018
“What products are customers currently demanding that we don’t have?” This question is probably one of the most repeatedly asked by all eCommerce companies in order to understand demand and product replacement. The answer seems obvious “The products that people search for and can’t find!” But, this isn’t entirely true.
WORLD BOOK DAY SEARCH INSIGHTSBlog Post
By Germán Heredia on 30 April 2018
As we´ve looked at previously with Black Friday and Valentine´s Day, special dates generate unique behaviours. For booksellers, World Book Day is their Black Friday with huge selling and revenue potential as consumers rediscover their love for reading and books. Established by UNESCO, it´s a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and reading around the world and the one-day festival is celebrated in over 100 countries, driving millions of buyers worldwide.
The role of search and browse when building a commerce productExternal Reference
By Angel Maldonado on 10 April 2018
Think of Buying as a dance; a fun movement of attempted balance between emotion and reason, between desire and need.
The Personal Data storm makes me wonder What is the future of User Profiling in Commerce?External Reference
By Angel Maldonado on 21 March 2018
GDPR and Facebook rebuke will change the way online players treat Personal Data Online players have already started to overhaul their Personal Data participatory systems and partnerships. Seeking to drastically reduce Personal Data usage beyond their strict needs as they try to appease Europeans and even Worldwide consumers while also re-establishing trust.
Search is redefining the ecommerce experienceExternal Reference
By Borja Santaolalla on 12 March 2018
It’s not enough anymore to just design a great product. Nor is it to have the coolest store. I mean yes, it definitely helps, but in the end it all comes back to brands and emotions. Making people feel unique and special. Making people feel good and connected to a brand through experience.
The Challenging Dimensions of Image Recognition (part 1)External Reference
02 March 2018
As consistent product data greases the wheels of eCommerce, the inconsistency that emerges from dealing with a large number of fashion items raises different challenges. How to organise and standardise the product data received from different retailers? Or, how to supply the missing information and ensure accuracy across distinctive catalogues?
SPECIAL DATES VALENTINE’S SEARCH INSIGHTSExternal Reference
By Germán Heredia on 23 February 2018
Romance was certainly in the air last week as many of us reached into our wallets to demonstrate our love. Valentine´s day has in fact become one of the busiest and most important days of the year for some eCommerce companies, driving millions of buyers worldwide.
Valentine’s Commerce Search?External Reference
By Angel Maldonado on 13 February 2018
Valentines drives hundreds of Millions of buyers who expose very unique Search & Discovery patterns. In our experience, Valentines buyers exhibit high commitment, knowing more about their desirable item, looking for shortcuts.
The Perfect Commerce StrategyExternal Reference
By Angel Maldonado on 07 February 2018
There are two ways of looking at the capacities that a Commerce Platform has to offer. One is technically, another experientially. Technically, a store is seen as a set of interconnected steps that serve a user in the so called Shopping Process. Experientially, a store is seen as a User Interfacing layer that serves a Human need to communicate.
2018's turning point GDPRExternal Reference
By Angel Maldonado on 27 December 2017
Understanding the significance of the GDPR directive triggers the notion of Data as a potential liability. The majority and the fastest growing sets of Data held by any online store or platform are in fact made of Personal Data.
Irresistible products aren’t reasoned into existenceExternal Reference
By Angel Maldonado on 28 November 2017
We live in a world of Data, relying on metrics religiously, unquestionably and following their lead.
The Dream UI A Magic Moments makerExternal Reference
By Angel Maldonado on 15 November 2017
When using the real world as a source of inspiration, the digital world is capable of creating principal memories or awakening moments. Leaving aside VR and upcoming voice or gesture innovations, everyday devices are already filled with visuals that bring life to the otherwise flat screen. Rotations, motions and transitions emulate the physics of our world; a mimicking act of Design (-Mimesis, Plato-) that connects with the Human Being who seeks to realise the basic need of feeling.
MongoDB Europe ’17 arcade beers and dataBlog Post
By Edgar Herrero on 14 November 2017
After an hour trip on the ‘Tube’ in a cold wet London Wednesday morning from Shepherd’s Bush to the O2 Arena where this years MongoDB Europe edition was held, we got there wet and hungry… BUT, what we would see was just going to change our moods for good.
Expressive Design in CommerceExternal Reference
By Angel Maldonado on 08 November 2017
An online store is a communication system where the Sender of a Message (-and the receiver of a response-) is a Human Being. When People are confronted with products and offers in a device screen as opposed to confronted with other Human Beings, our unique capacity to articulate and understand emotions is blocked.
What is Digital Empathy and how can we evoke itExternal Reference
By Angel Maldonado on 26 October 2017
How can eCommerce tools connect with the Human Being behind the Data? Many words have been written on personalisation. There are plenty of software products around profiling through Data. However, these tools provide little and in many cases no service when it comes to connect to our emotional drive.
Presenting a new venture ImagineYourData.comBlog Post
By Angel Maldonado on 13 October 2017
The future of search is not search but Empathy. I am both pleased and excited to share a new venture: ImagineYourData.com ; an open lab where our amazing Data, Insights...
Keywords networkExternal Reference
06 October 2017
We were interested to find which relations exist across different queries, with that in mind we considered just the queries containing more than one keyword, removed all stopwords (words that do not carry any relevant information such as with, me and I), and plotted a diagram with the most frequent keywords, and their connections.
Seasonal KeywordsExternal Reference
01 October 2017
This chart shows how the main keywords on search queries change over winter, spring, summer and autumn.
Desktop vs Mobile IIExternal Reference
By Álvaro Díaz on 29 September 2017
As a further part of the comparison between the behaviour of users using Mobile and Desktop devices, we have analysed the distribution of Search traffic throughout the day.
Visualising Black FridayExternal Reference
By Angel Maldonado on 27 September 2017
We have all been exposed with excitement and concern to the challenges and opportunities that Sale campaigns pose to our stores and apps.
Desktop vs MobileExternal Reference
By Álvaro Díaz on 26 September 2017
This chart represents a comparison over the last year of the Search traffic evolution between Desktop and Mobile devices, showing a notable increase in Mobile traffic during the last months.
25 September 2017
We were interested to find how some end users queries behave through the whole year, and find out from the data if would emerge common patterns.
My First Data visualisation with StatsAPIExternal Reference
15 September 2017
This is my first post, where to start? after working roughly 2 weeks with the STATS API I would like to share my experience. As the way I see it, EmpathyBroker’s StatsAPI is aimed to process the data available in EmpathyBroker Search & Navigation eCommerce customers (queries, clicks, add2carts and all aspects of the search & navigation journey) and give insights, and shorten the distance between raw data and usable information.
Why Conversion? Mmmm....Blog Post
By Angel Maldonado on 15 September 2017
Here is a collection of marketing messages from Software Vendors within the eCommerce Search offering: SLI-Systems: " Convert shoppers into buyers " Findify: "Sell more... " Bloomreach: " ...more discoverable,...
Expressive Design in eCommerceBlog Post
By Angel Maldonado on 17 August 2017
Being Empathetic to the emotional nature of customers is the single trigger that can be the catalyst to create loyalty. Whether you call them Users, Visits, Sessions, Customers, they are People, just like you and I, driven by desires and emotions, People who have an special emotional connection with family, friends and also with he things they take into ownership.
Empathy appoints Eduardo Sanchez as Executive ChairmanBlog Post
28 June 2017
Empathy announced the appointment of Eduardo Sanchez as Executive Chairman. A seasoned software executive, he brings more than 25 years of experience on data, advanced analytics and cloud businesses.
A new professional environmentBlog Post
05 June 2017
At EmpathyBroker we believe that understanding engineering and computer students is very important. They will be our partners in the future and we need to transmit the philosophy and values of our company, our way of working and our products and services.
Collaboration is KingBlog Post
06 April 2017
All my greatest achievements in life have been due to a great team ethos and spirit of collaboration and helping each other so that we all achieve. This applies in all areas, including any sporting achievements, work recognition or matters of house & home such as recently going unbeaten in the local 7 aside league. As the saying goes ‘no man/woman is an island’. No martech is an island either.
Misconceptions in Site SearchBlog Post
09 March 2017
Search isn’t sexy Search IS sexy. If you see search as a vital component of your ecommerce site, then it can be like lingerie. With your site already working efficiently and with it being appealing to the consumer, this added layer can be the difference to a higher conversion rate ;). If we look at Zara.com this is a fine example of how search can improve the way in which your site works for the consumer. Zara make search the focal point of their website and allow their customers to discover.
Interflora, the Search ExperienceBlog Post
20 December 2016
Can you imagine a life without flowers? Bouquets for weddings, bunches for anniversaries and many options for decorating both events and your home.
The power of Findability on Black Friday and Cyber MondayBlog Post
22 November 2016
The end of the year is coming; Christmas time are closer than we can imagine and the time to start thinking on Christmas gifts has to be right now. Hopefully for those shopping lovers Black Friday and Cyber Monday discounts are also coming and this is one of the best news for this situation.
Findability and Add2Cart correlationBlog Post
08 November 2016
Too often within e-commerce we talk about simple conversion metrics that don’t focus on the customer or brand experience, both of which are extremely important and hold great value. The same can be said with regards to site search. The main goal seems to be whether the customer bought or not, regardless of their experience.
Trick or search? Get your site ready for halloween!Blog Post
31 October 2016
Sometimes, we like to say Findability is a kind of magic. But far from being a spooky concept, Findability is all about numbers, analysis and, especially, empathy. When you get visitors data from your site search you are able to design a better sales strategy based on users’ intentions and navigation.
Findability, the fundamental component of online conversionBlog Post
By Angel Maldonado on 27 October 2016
Imagine your client always finds what they need when they come to your site. Imagine that they love your brand so much that they recommend you to everyone they know? Stop imagining! Make it happen!
MASSIMO DUTTI ‘S NEW BRAND APP SITE SEARCHBlog Post
25 October 2016
EmpathyBroker’s Team is very glad to announce our last and successful project for Massimo Dutti the integration of our site search on the brand’s mobile app.
Facets internal search engine what you want, as you wantBlog Post
04 October 2016
Getting into a web ecommerce and finding exactly what you’re looking for is a shared dream for all users and all e-commerce. Why? Because a happy customer is a customer...
More than just SearchBlog Post
By Angel Maldonado on 22 September 2016
We all love Search, that one place where you can actually say something, type anything and get a response. Going into a site with illusion and willing to buy what you need. When sending a query one feels like opening a present wondering what is behind. And when a search engine knows the user, it gives exactly what he needs and wants.