1. Ukrainian-Russian search without switching the website language
The Ukrainian website version contains a quick switch to the Russian version. The client wanted to simplify this step for the users and, therefore, we needed to import a huge number of Russian terms as synonyms to the products in Ukrainian (and vice-versa). The search was then able to show accurate results in the language the user entered the phrase.
2. Mass update of all products in a category
To simplify the products administration, the client needed a feature that allowed editing one of the product attributes for all products from a category at once. For example, to change all products of the Adidas brand to “unavailable”.
3. Automatic product reindexation after a category change
When changing a product category on the website, it’s necessary to change the information in the product catalogue as well. We automatized this process for the client, so they don’t have to think about this step when making changes in product administration.
4. Facets over structured data
Facets in the client’s product catalogue consist of various components (e.g. color facet consists of name, ID, or html code). Backend integration required connecting to an existing frontend, while keeping this data structure. That’s why we adjusted our solution so it’s able to process the data in the structure the client required.
5. Own servers
The client required their own servers. They wanted to make sure the other websites have no negative impact on their website’s performance. Even though we’ve never experienced such an impact on any websites, we met this requirement and provided the client with their own servers.
6. PHP client library
To make their life easier, Answear created an open-sourced client library in PHP language that allowed for quicker and more convenient work with Luigi’s Box API.
7. Gender-sensitive search
The search bar in Answear’s e‑shop is shown only after you choose your gender. Therefore, we adjusted the search engine so it shows the product only for the selected gender, even when the user searches general queries like t-shirt, trousers, jacket, etc.
8. Autocomplete design libraries
Luigi’s Box tools respect the website’s design and look like its native part. The client, however, wanted to adjust the autocomplete’s design even more. Therefore, in the early stages of our cooperation, we made available the source codes of our autocomplete libraries so they could edit the design according to their needs.