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Algolia Drupal Alternative

Discover Your New Algolia Alternative for Drupal

Enhance your Drupal website with Luigi's Box, the ultimate Algolia alternative designed for instant search and superior user experiences. Elevate your online platform with seamless integration and delight your visitors with swift and relevant search experiences.

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What makes Luigi’s Box special?

Support team

No chatbots but kind people who are responsive, receptive to feedback, and always happy to help.

Self service integration

Option of an easy frontend integration. All you need to do is insert one line of code into GTM.

Intuitive interface

User friendly administration with all the settings to streamline your eshop’s shopping experience.

All in one platform

Comprehensive dashboard with analytical data, always available to track maximum efficiency.


How to pick an Algolia alternative?

Seeking an advanced search experience for your customers on the market can be overwhelming. To simplify your search for the ideal Algolia alternative, we’ve chosen four key categories that are essential for making an informed decision.


Learn more about your customers

Choose a solution that not only enhances your website’s search performance but also provides in-depth insights into customer behavior.

Utilizing search history data, our analytics tool offers valuable insights into customer interactions with your products. It not only helps you comprehend customer behavior but also recommends optimal strategies to create delightful search experiences, ultimately increasing conversions and driving business growth.


Tailor customers' experiences

Especially for e-commerce platforms, personalization plays a key role.

With advanced features like typo tolerance, suggesting alternatives for out-of-stock items based on former product parameters, and real-time AI analysis of queries, you can ensure that users always get relevant results tailored to their preferences.


Evaluate pricing and ROI

While price shouldn’t be the sole determinant, evaluating the price-performance ratio is crucial. Vendors offer diverse pricing models, making it essential to assess the conditions carefully.

Usage-based pricing, frequently used in on-site search software, offers fairness and flexibility, allowing effortless vertical scaling. However, it’s crucial to remain vigilant against unnecessary upsells and explore better pricing options to optimize costs while ensuring top-notch search functionalities.


Integrate seamlessly based on your capacity

Implementing a search solution should be tailored to your preferences and needs. E-commerce businesses vary significantly in structure, requiring flexible search providers.

Two integration options are commonly available: custom integration, prevalent among providers like Algolia, and front-end integration, offering additional flexibility and customization for your unique business requirements.

Why Luigi's Box

Why is Luigi’s Box a suitable Algolia alternative?

Luigi's Box offers a range of advanced features, including self-service integration, support for Central and Eastern European (CEE) languages, offline A/B testing capabilities, and budget-friendly pricing. These features ensure a seamless customer experience, leading to higher return on investment (ROI) and increased sales for your business.

Self-service integration

Luigi’s Box offers a hassle-free, self-service integration process designed to simplify the setup and streamline the integration experience. Say goodbye to time-consuming configurations and hello to a swift, user-friendly integration, reducing setup time and ensuring a seamless transition.

Advanced language support

Luigi’s Box goes beyond conventional search accuracy with its specialized language models crafted for European languages. These advanced models ensure a deeper understanding of user queries, leading to more precise and relevant search results. By tailoring the language support, Luigi’s Box guarantees that your customers find exactly what they’re looking for, enhancing their entire search experience.

Offline A/B tests

Luigi’s Box’s offline A/B testing functionality empowers businesses to test their changes in an offline environment. With offline testing, you can compare old and new search results, evaluating the impact of implemented changes based on their complexity. Once you’re satisfied with the tested queries’ results, seamlessly transition to live A/B tests, using real customer data for comprehensive analysis and optimization.

Affordable solution

Luigi’s Box offers an affordable solution tailored for mid-sized business owners. With competitive pricing, Luigi’s Box provides exceptional value, enabling you to enhance your search capabilities and elevate your customer experience without breaking the bank.

G2 ratings

E‑commerce search usability index

Have a look at the usability scores for G2’s E‑commerce search category. The chart highlights critical factors contributing to the products’ overall Usability score.

  • Ease of Admin
  • Ease of Use
  • Meets Requirements
  • Other Factors
Luigi’s Box
  • Ease of Admin: 1.78
  • Ease of Use: 2.75
  • Meets Requirements: 2.81
  • Other Factors: 1.71
Ease of Admin: 1.78
Ease of Use: 2.75
Meets Requirements: 2.81
Other Factors: 1.71
  • Ease of Admin: 1.87
  • Ease of Use: 2.63
  • Meets Requirements: 2.64
  • Other Factors: 1.67
Ease of Admin: 1.87
Ease of Use: 2.63
Meets Requirements: 2.64
Other Factors: 1.67
Customer Reviews

Learn how we helped countless businesses worldwide

Luigi’s Box is one of the top search & discovery solutions for a good reason. Look at our clients’ reviews and see how we helped them improve their business.

Enhanced e-commerce search

Luigi's Box seamlessly integrates with our e-commerce platform, providing diverse setting options. Proactive support helps us improve search functionality, driving higher conversion rates.

Ole Ohlen
Teamlead Product Owner, AKKU SYS

Great tool, easy to set-up and great results

Luigi's Box seamlessly integrated with our e-commerce site. It helped us boost the conversion rate with its user-friendly search engine. Typo correction feature is extremely helpful. Allows for high level of customization.

Fréderic Gomes
Co-founder, NostalGift

Simplified management and improved relevance

Luigi's Box improved our search and recommendations, offering more relevant results and simplifying feed management. We've seen notable improvements in our product offering and increased average basket size.

Julie Huet
Senior Manager Ecommerce,

Very good customer service

Luigi's Box has been our go-to for years, and they've never disappointed. Seamless functionality, top-notch customer service, and unbeatable value. Highly recommended!

Tomáš Balíček
CEO, Picasee

Higher revenue from the search on half the sessions

Luigi’s Box was easy to integrate. It visibly improved our search results and allowed us to constantly optimize them. Luigi’s Box specialists gave us first-class support from day one, it continued after testing.

Anna Muszyńska
E-Commerce Analyst, Gandalf

Good solution even for large e-commerce businesses

Luigi’s Box is an advanced tool that facilitates our clients in reaching their desired products. The accuracy of matches, considering click-through and conversion rates, effectively boosts our sales results.

Paweł Czarny
E-Commerce Product Owner,

Luigi’s Box is willing to go the extra mile

Luigi’s Box increased search conversion by 28% in just two weeks. The implementation was smooth, the language processing and Search are superior, and the admin platform with built-in Analytics is easy to use.

Péter Molnár
Head of eCommerce

"It has proven to be an absolutely invaluable tool!"

It’s easy to use and has robust features. I especially like AI-powered search and personalized recommendations. Our average order increased by over 10%. I recommend Luigi's Box to anyone who sells online.

Tomáš O.
Co-founder & CMO
Full Review on G2

"Very good search engine and recommender."

Good search engine and recommender, can be tuned up by individual settings in the back office. It is very helpful, especially when you have very large product offer.

Petr M.
G2 verified user
Full Review on G2

"Great product for customers. Very helpful for growing revenue."

Management system with many functions, dashboards and monthly summary in e-mail, great support (fast, good recommendations, communication, etc.), stable.

Jozef F.
G2 verified user
Full Review on G2

Shopping cart value increased dramatically

Recommender is a useful and inspirational resource for our customers to discover Powerlogy's products. How do we know that? Our average shopping cart value has been rising dramatically.

Michal Dodok
Head of Marketing, Powerlogy

Building in-house search is like building another Google

It doesn’t make sense to develop our own search. Luigi’s Box's value is understanding and adapting to our needs. This level of understanding and responsiveness is absent in competitors offering similar solutions.

Martin Derňar
Chief Digital & eCommerce, Nay

Taking extra effort to improve business results

Luigi’s Box massively streamlines shopping for our customers. Moreover, they developed several features for us that help manage products in our e-shop.

Piotr Maciążka
Implementation Team Manager, Answear

Luigi’s Box improves customer experience

The most significant contribution of Luigi’s Box to EXIsport is improving customer experience. The quicker customers find what they search for, the higher the chance they will complete the purchase.

Juraj Giacko
Head of E-Commerce, EXIsport

Improved conversion rates and customer satisfaction

Luigi’s Box is a very progressive tool that complements our existing analytical data. Its usage led to higher conversion rates and helped us maintain high customer satisfaction standards.

Jana Karasová
Online Sales and Service Development Specialist, O2

Luigi’s Box was a real eye-opener for us

Luigi’s Box was an eye-opener for us. E-shops often forget about customer experience and invest too much in advertising. Luigi's Box showed us what we can gain when we care about search.

Soňa Fialková
CEO, SpokojenýPes

Team of professional specialists

Luigi’s Box is a guarantee of a professional approach. As the search specialists, they lead us to our goals much faster.

Tomáš Bzirský
Performance Marketing Manager, Košík

More than €100,000/year thanks to Luigi’s Box

Given our size, Luigi's Box brings us over €100,000 a year without much hard work for a price that was immediately returned multiple times.

Jakub Žilinčan
Chief Marketing Officer, Electronic-star
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What's in the box


Comprehensive analytics that identifies issues with search queries and helps find out how to optimize and improve them for better results.


Smart search with autocomplete helps visitors quickly find the products they are looking for, considerably reducing wasteful shopping time. 


Personalized boxes with product recommendations help raise the average order value and can be placed anywhere on the website.

Product Listing

Personalized product listing pages, organized in a way that enhances browsing experience, supports your business goals and increases revenue.

Get a free consultation call with one of our e-commerce experts. We’ll show you how Luigi’s Box will improve your online business.

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Frequently asked questions

Who are Algolia’s competitors?

Algolia’s competitors include Azure Search, 360 – site search, Expertrec Search, and Luigi’s Box Search.

Why is Luigi's Box one of the best alternatives to Algolia?

We firmly believe our flexible search solution is one of the best Algolia alternatives for its search functionality with a wide variety of features from dynamic search filters to personalized recommendations and product listing pages, dedicated to always providing relevant search and seamless user experiences for a better price.

How to integrate Luigi's Box on the Drupal website?

Luigi’s Box can be easily and effortlessly integrated into any existing infrastructure via our no-code self-service integration or API. The choice is yours – it only depends on your abilities and possibilities.

Does Luigi's Box provide a free trial?

Yes, Luigi’s Box provides a 30-day free trial so that you can try our advanced tools and features without commitment. No credit card is required when creating an account, and you can cancel the trial anytime.