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Joomla Elasticsearch Alternative

Joomla Elasticsearch Alternative by Luigi's Box

Do you run an e-commerce shop on the Joomla website and seek a 3rd party tool to help visitors find your product easily? Discover how Luigi's Box can boost your store's performance and increase customer satisfaction and why some e-stores choose Luigi’s Box over the Elasticsearch plugin.

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Elasticsearch vs. Luigi's Box: Features comparison

Explore the feature showdown between Elasticsearch and Luigi's Box. Discover which search engine reigns supreme for optimizing your e-commerce store's performance and customer experience.

Luigi’s Box Luigi’s Box
Elasticsearch Elasticsearch
No-Code Self-Service Integration Easy self-integration without the need for your IT Team.
API Integration Seamless backend integration through API.
Advanced Language Support Top-notch processing of European languages including CEE.
Synonyms Suggestions AI-powered synonyms suggestions for all Latin languages.
Recommender Personalized product recommendations.
Multiplatform Analytics Analytics is compatible with any search engine.
Advanced Ranking Search results not only by the full-text score but the match quality.
Fixing Typos Working with the query even if the customer made a mistake.
No Results Prevention Determining an important part of a query for more general search results.
Product Codes Recognizing product codes in various formats.
Product Variants Only the most suitable product option for more diversified results.
Dynamic Facets Filters always relevant to the currently viewed category.
Pin to Position Assign desired position to the product in the search results.
Product Listing All the perks of advanced ranking in the navigation product lists.
Offline A/B Test See the results before going live without any risks.
Voice Search Search for products without the need for typing.
Last update: 28/02/2023

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Why Luigi’s Box?

What makes Luigi’s Box special?

In addition to our boxload of smart tools and advanced features, here are other ways Luigi's Box stands out among popular search engines.

24/7 ongoing human support

Our support team, staffed by friendly e-commerce experts, guarantees swift response to queries so you never get stuck. 24/7 human support, no robots.

Smooth integration, easy operations

You can implement our search module with simple clicks, by simply inserting a single line of code—no complex setups, no IT experts needed. Luigi’s Box makes AI-powered high-tech easy to use.

Data in your hands

Our comprehensive analytical search feature records search terms and patterns to reveal how visitors interact with your products and your e-store’s overall performance, offering operational intelligence and actionable insights.

Smart, result-oriented AI features

Luigi’s Box offers AI-driven smart search and autocomplete features that help visitors quickly find products, increasing conversions and keeping customers engaged. 

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How to pick an Elasticsearch alternative for your Joomla store?

Before you choose an alternative search solution for your online store, consider these key features for top-notch performance search:

Advanced full-text search

Choose a handy search tool that offers a distributed, multitenant-capable, full-text search engine. Your best bet is a tool with advanced features like intelligent synonyms, faceted search, autocomplete suggestions, and search term highlighting. They all help enhance individual visitors’ search experience and, in turn, boost sales.

ROI Optimization

Consider the price-performance ratio of your alternative provider. While competitive pricing matters, prefer an instant search service provider that offers tailored pricing to each e-commerce business. Unlike other 3rd party extensions, Luigi’s Box offers transparency and flexibility in pricing to ensure you get the best value for your investment.

Relevant, AI-powered insight

Prioritize a search engine with an advanced search module that provides relevant results for every search term at the click of the search button. Choose a tool equipped with AI-driven algorithms that enables instant query analysis, correcting spelling mistakes, reducing indexing time, and delivering accurate search results quickly and easily.

Seamless integration and ongoing support

Choose a cloud search solution with user-friendly integration options, even with zero knowledge of server configuration. You want to quickly launch the product discovery tool and be assured of a standby team seasoned in e-commerce product discovery to handle all your technicalities while focusing on your business.


Read the experiences of our clients

Read firsthand experiences from successful e-commerce operators about our instant search functions.

Luigi’s Box is willing to go the extra mile

Luigi’s Box brought 28% increase in search conversion in just 2 weeks. The implementation was smooth, the language processing and search engine is superior, and the admin platform with built-in analytics is easy...

Péter Molnár
Head of eCommerce

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

It is extremely easy to use and has robust features to boost your e-commerce project. I especially like AI-powered search and personalized recommendations for our customers. In fact, thanks to Luigi's Box, we...

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

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.

Martin Derňar
Chief Omnichannel Officer, 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 Maciazka
Implementation Team Manager, Answear

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...

Juraj Giacko
Head of E-Commerce, EXIsport

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...

Jana Karasová
Online Sales and Service Development Specialist, O2

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...

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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Why is Luigi’s Box the ideal Elasticsearch alternative?

Check out some advanced search functions that make Luigi’s Box a trusted alternative 3rd party search provider to Elasticsearch:

Intelligent search

Ensures relevant results

Irrelevant search results or error searches can be a frustrating experience for e-commerce visitors.

Unlike traditional search tools, Luigi’s Box employs advanced AI-powered algorithms that ensure potential buyers get only relevant results (even to indirect requests), reducing shopping time, improving customers’ satisfaction, and encouraging repeat purchases, which means more sales.

Real-time search

Simplifies buyers’ journey

From personalized product recommendations and powerful filters to typo-tolerant search results, Luigi’s Box offers a complete package of smart tools and features thoughtfully designed to boost your store’s performance and increase sales.

Enjoy advanced search features tailored to help e-store visitors process search requests and find products, with reliable support and real-time user insights that boost your store’s growth.

Tailored plans

Offers usage-based pricing

Luigi’s Box stands out with its affordable, customizable plans designed for e-commerce businesses of all sizes.

Our transparent pricing structure ensures you receive exceptional value, increasing your ROI whether as a small e-shop seeking the best tool to process visitors’ search requests or one with a huge amount of data. More intriguing, you can sign up for free and enjoy a 30-day free, seamless, intelligent search.

Merchandising features

Allows to promote products that matter

Luigi’s Box merchandising features such as a pin to position, product banners in search, fuzzy search, and product boosting allow you to promote specific products that matter to you and your business on the chosen placements on your website.

With these advanced features, you can increase sales of products that need it the most, give a special spotlight to new ones, or simply any product you decide to promote.

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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.

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    Frequently asked questions

    What are the top Joomla Elasticsearch alternatives?

    Luigi’s Box, Cludo, Clevo, Algolia, and Bloomreach are favorite alternatives to Elasticsearch for Joomla users. While they all provide professional solutions, Luigi’s Box may offer more flexible features and pricing models.

    How does Luigi’s Box pricing work?

    Luigi’s Box offers a usage-based pricing model that ensures you get excellent value for your investment. Our transparent pay-as-you-use pricing approach allows businesses of all sizes to access powerful search solutions.

    What should I look out for in a Joomla Elasticsearch alternative?

    When seeking a Joomla extension for search, consider plugins with functions such as customer support responsiveness, product ranking capabilities, dynamic filters, pricing structure, language support, data analysis tools, simple integration, filter search, and other cloud-native features that analyze results by content type, categories, etc. This is to ensure your e-shop boasts the basic requirements of search tools.

    Do I need a product discovery tool for my e-shop?

    With an AI-powered e-commerce search analytics engine, your on-site search form becomes a powerful tool to handle any search request. Beyond processing search queries, a smart product discovery tool analyzes visitors’ search patterns and customer interactions, providing an unparalleled online shopping experience, driving higher conversion rates, and boosting customer satisfaction. Improve visitors’ search mode with Luigi’s Box.