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26 July 2013

Idea for search on an e-commerce web site

Let ‘s say you have an e-commerce web site. Someone visits your web site and they type-in “laptop”. There are two solutions for displaying results to this query:

  • You can choose the solution chosen by most online shops – display lots of laptops, and sort them / filter them somehow. The troubles with this solution:
    • Most results are not sorted / filtered in the right way, and it’s pretty hard to solve this.
    • You also get laptop accessories, laptop books, and lots of stuff, which, for the most part, are irrelevant to the query “laptop”.
  • My solution / suggestion would imply only listing the category “laptops”. That’s it, I go to search, I type laptop, and I get this query.

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