Algolia is amongst the most popular search and discovery solutions for WordPress websites. However, there are still a few features that Algolia’s search is missing.
Luigi’s Box offers several advanced features that Algolia does not, and in addition, Luigi’s Box’s pricing is 50% lower on average, and clients pay only for those tools they use. Nothing extra.
Luigi’s Box vs. Algolia
Algolia is a powerful API platform created to maximize the speed of search and discovery to bring relevant search results to customers in a few seconds. However, there are a few features that you could miss. Also, pricing differences can become significant compared to Luigi's Box.
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What Makes Luigi’s Box Special?
No chatbots but kind people who are responsive, receptive to feedback, and always happy to help.
Option of an easy frontend integration. All you need to do is insert one line of code into GTM.
User-friendly administration with all the settings to streamline your e‑shop’s shopping experience.
Comprehensive dashboard with analytical data, always available to track maximum efficiency.
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
Ease of admin: 1.75
Ease of use: 2.78
Meets requirements: 2.79
Other factors: 1.67
Ease of admin: 1.92
Ease of use: 2.64
Meets requirements: 2.68
Other factors: 1.45
That’s what Luigi’s Box customers said
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.
Luigi’s Box improves customer experience
The most significant contribution of Luigi’s Box to EXIsport is an improvement in customer experience. The quicker they find what they search for, and the more relevant the search query is, the higher... more
Improved conversion rates and customer satisfaction
Luigi’s Box is a very progressive tool, which complements our existing analytical data. Its usage led not only to higher conversion rates for our e‑shop but helped us keep high standards of customer... more
Luigi’s Box was a real eye-opener for us
Luigi’s Box was a real eye-opener for us. E‑shoppers often forget to care about customer experience and invest too many resources into advertising. Luigi's Box showed us what we could gain if we... more
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.
Conversion rate increased by 600%
We’ve been using Luigi’s Box since 2017. In addition to our search conversion rate increase by 600%, the service also enhanced our in-store customer service.
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.
We love Luigi’s Box & their tools
Luigi's Box does a great shop and our company loves their tools.
How to pick an Algolia alternative for WordPress?
Algolia provides a powerful search with a lot of modern functionalities. Therefore, you should consider several relevant attributes when choosing a better alternative for your WordPress website.
Easy integration and great support
Algolia and many other search solutions require some advanced IT skills when integrating. On the other hand, Luigi’s Box offers easy 4-step integration, where you just create an account and insert a line of code into your website.
In addition, Luigi’s Box has an excellent support team of specialists who are always ready and happy to help you with any issues you come across.
Advanced search quality
Look for search tools with advanced match quality far beyond the full text and search analytics that helps you learn more about users. Using features like typo tolerance, synonyms detection, no-search results prevention, and a search bar with autocomplete enables you to deliver more relevant search results and increase the user experience.
AI lets you personalize content for each user from the first contact with the search bar based on previous interactions, increasing search relevance.
Pricing should not always be the most important attribute when considering such solutions. Still, it could play a significant role when you are stuck and can’t decide because you compare two equally good solutions. As in this case, the price value can be a milestone in your decision-making process.
Luigi’s Box and Algolia offer usage-based pricing where clients pay for only what they use; however, many of our clients that previously used Algolia experienced 50% annual savings on average.
Why is Luigi’s Box a suitable Algolia alternative for WordPress?
No-code self-service integration
Self-integrate Luigi’s Box easily without the need for your IT team and any coding knowledge. Luigi’s Box offers a user-friendly integration option where you just need to deploy the line of code into your website header or through GTM. As a result, you will save a lot of time and frustration and can start using Luigi’s Box almost immediately.
Fine-tuned AI‑powered algorithms
A good search is not only the search box. Replace default search with constantly evolving AI algorithms – the foundation for intelligent search solutions. Even though Luigi’s Box and Algolia provide site search and product recommendations powered by AI, in Luigi’s Box, we work with total commitment to bring new and advanced features that will make your customers’ search experience a more relevant one. See for yourself and try our solution in a 30-day free trial.
The support team of professionals always ready to help
Algolia is the #1 search solution in the world, which has its reasons – its product is excellent. This fact could also mean that their support could be more swift and flexible; however, unfortunately, the opposite is true, and when things go wrong, you wait days for a response which is one of the main issues when reading the customer’s reviews. On the contrary, besides essential support, Luigi’s Box guarantees 24/7 on-call technical support in case something goes wrong.
Advanced language support and synonyms suggestions
While Luigi’s Box is optimized for all Latin languages and supports clients from any country, we offer extra support to clients from the CEE region. Unification of grammatical forms and ensuring that word lemmatization is applied wherever necessary is the reason why we also provide advanced synonyms suggestions. Hence, the system knows that when you are looking for trainers and sneakers, it is the same thing.
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Discover all Luigi's Box features
Comprehensive analytics that identifies issues with search queries and helps find out how to optimize them.
Personalized boxes with product recommendations help raise the average order value and can be placed anywhere on the website.
Smart search with autocomplete helps visitors quickly find the products they are looking for, considerably reducing wasteful shopping time. Able to cope with any search query.
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Frequently asked questions
What is Algolia?
Algolia is a leading search and discovery platform for e‑commerce, providing features such as site search and product recommender.
Is Algolia a WordPress plugin?
No, Algolia does not provide a plug-and-play extension for WordPress, and it needs to be integrated with the custom-made plugin and importing an Algolia PHP client.
How much does Algolia cost?
Algolia provides usage-based pricing. For example, the basic price for 1000 requests is 1$ for Search and 0.60$ for Recommender.
Each request consists of one or more search operators in a single search exchange. For example, for autocomplete search, each keystroke counts as a request.
How much Luigi's Box costs compare to Algolia?
Like Algolia, Luigi’s Box provides usage-based pricing but a slightly different methodology.
Our clients previously using Algolia experienced 50% annual savings on average.