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Second Phase Introduces AI-driven Automatic Product Recommendations for B2B Web Store

eCommerce Solution Creates Upsell and Cross-Sell Opportunities, Driving Sales Second Phase, a Billtrust solution and the leader in B2B eCommerce for wholesale distribution companies, has added artificial-intelligence (AI)-based Automatic Product Recommendations to their web store offering, creating upselling and cross-selling opportunities to drive sales, as well as a differentiated customer experience. Marketing Technology News: ZypMedia Expands Product and Engineering Leadership Team Using past buying behavior to…

Not All Product Recommendations Are Created Equal

Done right, Product Recommendations increase conversions, boost average order value and strengthen Customer Loyalty. They also automate content, freeing up labor costs so creative efforts can focus elsewhere. But not all Product Recommendations are created equal. Sure, you can easily make recommendations based on best sellers, current trends or current sales, and that’s usually moderately successful. But if you want to see a significant lift that truly impacts your bottom line, recommendations should be personalized based…

Yiwugo Launches “Personalized” AI Function for Product Recommendations

Yiwugo.com, the official website of the largest commodities wholesale market in the world, has launched the AI-based function for product recommendations for both of its PC and app versions. Adopting the latest deep neural network technology, the function intelligently recommends matching commodities according to the different needs of commodity buyers, and thus greatly facilitates the sourcing of satisfactory goods for them. The development of Yiwu's physical market is also a process of orderly management and supply of…

Oracle Bronto Makes Product Recommendations Personal Across Channels

Integrated Product Recommendations Solution Helps Marketers Quickly and Easily Grow Engagement and Revenue To help marketers increase consumer engagement and revenue, Oracle Bronto, a leading cloud-based email marketing vendor to the Internet Retailer Top 1000, launched an innovative new product recommendation solution. Integrated within the Bronto Marketing Platform, Recommendations Web enables commerce marketers to leverage a combination of custom business rules and predictive models to automate dynamic,…

New Style Data Platform Trendage Combines AI, Communities and Visual Search To Provide Automated Product Recommendations

Retailers Can Now Access Valuable Insights On Customer Apparel Preferences and Cross Sell Data In a Timely Manner Trendage, a new data-driven style platform, officially announced the launch of its company, team, and product, Automated Product Recommendations for retailers. Using artificial intelligence, visual search, and a community of millions of trendsetters, Trendage automatically generates 10 million+ style recommendations per month for apparel, accessories and footwear retailers that highlight what items pair well…

Reputation.com Pioneers Three New Breakthrough Products to Dramatically Improve Customer Sentiment and Drive Increased Revenue Growth

Leading Reputation Experience Management Company Brings Together Customer Experience and Online Reputation Management Reputation.com, provider of the first -- and only -- complete Reputation Experience Management (RXM) platform, announced three new innovative products: Reputation Score X, a next-generation tool that combines at-a-glance performance metrics with prescriptive analytics; Feedback Anywhere, an open platform integration layer that allows users to consolidate customer feedback from disparate data sources into…

TigerGraph Continues Product Innovation with Newest “Graph for All” Release

TigerGraph 3.0 Brings “No Code” Advanced Graph Analytics to Everyone  TigerGraph, the only scalable graph database for the enterprise, today unveiled TigerGraph 3.0, which delivers the power of scalable graph database and analytics to everyone -- including non-technical users. The announcement comes as companies of all sizes – from emerging startups to global Fortune 1000 businesses – continue to build forward-looking applications with TigerGraph. During the past four months alone, more than 1,000 developers have harnessed…

Go With the Flow: Stardust Releases AI-Powered In-App Recommendations

Stardust Users Will Experience More Curated Recommendations to Create a Seamless and Personalized In-App Experience Stardust, the leading social app for fans to follow and discuss their favorite movies and TV shows, announced “Weekly Recs”, a new recommendation flow for their users worldwide. The integration provides a GDPR compliant, streamlined solution to improve customer experiences through a new platform powered by artificial intelligence and machine learning. This creates a customized set of movie and TV…

Selligent Cortex Expands to Deliver AI-Powered Content Recommendations

Natural Language Processing Engine to Activate Text-Based Similarity Algorithm for Improved Relevance Across Industries Selligent, the intelligent omnichannel marketing and experience cloud platform, announced the addition of a text-based algorithm as part of the Smart Content functionality within its artificial intelligence (AI)-powered engine, Selligent Cortex. Unlike most marketing cloud solutions today that offer only product-based recommendations, Selligent’s new capability leverages Natural Language Processing…

Meredith Corporation Acquires SwearBy, A Digital Platform For Recommendations

Meredith Corporation has announced its acquisition of SwearBy. SwearBy is a digital platform for word of mouth recommendations designed to crowdsource and share products that women "swear by" based on their personal experiences. Meredith is the leading media company for women reaching nearly 100 million American female consumers each month and nearly 90 percent of U.S. millennial women. Marketing Technology News: TechBytes with Scott Gifis, President at AdRoll "At Meredith, we have a rich community of our own editors…

TechBytes with Adi Kuruganti, GM, Community Cloud and SVP, Products B2B Commerce at Salesforce

Could you tell us about your journey in technology and how you started at Salesforce? When I was in business school at the Kellogg School of Management, I discovered that I loved solving real-world problems and I wanted to apply my background in engineering to solving them. Since joining Salesforce 14 years ago, I’ve been taking new products to market across the entire Salesforce platform to help our customers grow their businesses. I worked on Sales Cloud and our launch of partner relationship management (PRM). Then, I…

The Person Behind the Product: The Growing Retail Power of Influencers

Gone are the days when shoppers relied on word-of-mouth recommendations or were influenced by a more traditional TV, radio or newspaper advert before buying a product. Now with over 3.2 billion social media users worldwide, it is faster and easier than ever to market to  consumers – and savvy influencers are taking full advantage, according to leading agency Influencer Matchmaker. “We are increasingly seeing influencers using their social media status as a way to start up a retail brand,” says Amelia Neate, senior…

TechBytes with Lidiane Jones, SVP Product at Salesforce Commerce Cloud

Could you tell us how you identified the various online and offline channels for the report? At the broadest level, we wanted to look at physical and digital stores. We realized we needed to look at e-commerce more granularly though, and settled on three types of properties: Online marketplaces, like Amazon Retailers’ e-commerce properties, like Walmart.com Brands, themselves, like adidas.com, which are taking a greater share of wallet as direct-to-consumer (D2C) business models gain in popularity When we…

TechBytes with Sylvain Grande, SVP, Product at Shutterstock

Could you tell us about your role and the team/technology you handle at Shutterstock? I’m the SVP of Product and UX at Shutterstock. I oversee the company's product and user experience/product design functions with a focus on enhancing the customer experience across all of our products and customer channels. What is the idea behind launching ‘Smart Brief’?  After analyzing hundreds of briefs and client interviews, the Smart Brief was designed to simplify the briefing process and increase the quality of briefs by…

Coveo and Sitecore Expand Offering to Bring AI-Powered Search and Recommendations for Mid-Market Customers

New Offering Gives Mid-Market Customers the Ability to Build Search-Driven Experiences with Richer Personalization Coveo, the AI solutions leader, and Sitecore®, the global leader in digital experience management software, today announced an expanded offering that includes the development of a new AI-powered search and recommendations solution for mid-market customers that will provide best-in-class capabilities, previously accessible only to enterprise-level customers. The two companies have signed their intent to form a…

Kentico EMS Introduces AI-driven Content Recommendations

Kentico EMS Integrates with Recombee, AI-Powered Recommender as a Service, Enabling Companies to Increase Customer Engagement by Providing Personalized Content and Product Recommendations Kentico Software, the leading provider of digital experience and Content-as-a-Service solutions, announced their integration with Recombee thanks to which companies are now able to deliver content that is most relevant to their customers. Marketers nowadays struggle to produce relevant content across web, email, mobile, and other digital…

Swanson Health Products Increases Conversion and Add-to-Cart Rates by Over 60% with GroupBy

GroupBy’s Site Search Technology with Personalized Relevance™ Helps Swanson Build Its Next-Gen Experience of Online Shopping GroupBy Inc., a provider of relevancy-focused eCommerce solutions and one of the fastest-growing startups in its space, announced the results of its partnership with Swanson Health Products. Since implementing GroupBy’s Searchandiser and Enrich solutions last year, Swanson has seen significant growth across all their critical metrics month-over-month. Search click-through rate has increased by over…

MarTech Interview with Marcel Hollerbach, CMO at Productsup

"Personalization is a great way for marketeers to still capture the attention of consumers and actually deliver them a valuable experience and service." Tell us about your role and journey into Technology. What inspired you to start at Productsup? At heart, I’ve always been a nerd. I started to teach myself coding in Pascal and Delphi and later PHP and HTML when I was 14. After studying IT Business the regular career path for me would have been to start working as an SAP consultant. However, I was lucky to meet my college…

Parks Associates: Quality of User Interface (UI) More Important Than Content Recommendations in Video Service Satisfaction

New Study Examines Consumer Preferences Related to New UI Options New research from Parks Associates finds 70% of US broadband households with a major video service consider its user interface to be good, with 48% rating it "very good," and these scores impact their willingness to recommend the service to others. Analysis of consumer responses reveals quality of the UI and the ease of finding content are the most likely factors to drive willingness to recommend a video service. UI Preferences and Content Discovery …

Unlock the Meaning Behind Product Ratings and Reviews with Bazaarvoice Insights and Reports

New solutions provide actionable recommendations, powerful reporting to help brands and retailers understand what consumers are saying about their products Bazaarvoice, Inc., the leading provider of product reviews and user-generated content (UGC) solutions, announced new Insights and Reports applications. These new solutions are designed to help brands and retailers better interpret and take action upon customer feedback gleaned from customer ratings, reviews, and questions. With pre-built and customizable reporting tools…