What it takes to build marketplace search

Online marketplaces now accounts for more than 58% of global online sales. This has led to the creation of a very competitive market that is already dominated by gigantic players such as Amazon and Alibaba. To remain viable despite low margins, marketplaces must quickly develop economies of scale via organic growth, as well as rapid internationalization and catalog expansion.

A loyal customer base is also critical to keeping a competitive edge. What creates that loyal customer base is a state-of-the-art experience on the digital properties. Offering shoppers the best Search and Discovery experience across a marketplace’s large and often diverse catalog is a key lever in differentiating from the competition.

This guide covers:

  • Requirements for a great marketplace Search and Discovery experience
  • Building marketplace search with open source
  • The Algolia Advantage

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