SLI Systems First to Offer Site Search Extension for Magento 2.0
Free Integration Brings SLI Suite of Learning-Based Search and Navigation Services to E-Commerce Sites Using Magento 1.0 and Magento 2.0 Platforms
SAN JOSE, Calif. – January 27, 2016 – SLI Systems (SLI.NZ), a market leader and worldwide e-commerce provider for mid-to-large size Internet retailers and B2B sites, today announced the immediate availability of its SLI Learning Search Connect™ plugin for the Magento 2.0 platform. This search bar extension joins SLI’s popular plugin for the Magento 1.0 platform in enabling e-commerce businesses to integrate SLI solutions into Magento with ease. SLI is the first and only Magento Gold Partner to offer a site search extension for M2. Both extensions are available today at the Magento Connect marketplace.
SLI Systems CEO Chris Brennan said, “According to Internet Retailer, Magento Commerce is the e-commerce platform of choice among the top 1000 e-retailers, making it a strong partner to SLI in serving our large core of common customers and commerce sites new to the two companies’ platforms. We are pleased to be the first site search provider to offer extensions for both Magento 1.0 and Magento 2.0.”
SLI is the most chosen cloud-based site search provider to U.S. Internet Retailer Top 1000 online retailers. Patented SLI Learning Search® technology is used on B2C and B2B sites worldwide to increase conversions and average order value by more effectively connecting shoppers with the products they’re most likely to buy. Announced on November 17th (see news release), the new Magento 2.0 platform further builds on its open source heritage, offering unmatched flexibility and extending innovation opportunities for the company’s global ecosystem of partners and developers – empowering brands, merchants and retailers to quickly and cost-effectively deliver engaging omnichannel shopping experiences.
By offering free plugins for online merchants using the Magento 1.0 or Magento 2.0 platforms, the company makes it plug-and-play easy for retailers worldwide to deploy SLI services on top of the Magento platform, saving engineering hours and increasing time to value.
One such retailer is Schuler Shoes. As Schulershoes.com increased the number of products offered and moved to the Magento platform, the footwear retailer needed a SaaS-based search and navigation solution that would work well with its new e-commerce platform.
“We chose SLI because it fits well with Magento and offers the features we needed. SLI Learning Search Connect easily plugged into our Magento platform, quickly improving the shopping experience and simplifying merchandising and promotions,” said Michael Schuler, E-commerce Director, Schuler Shoes. “With SLI site search, navigation and refinements, we have seen 20% fewer bounces and a 7.5% increase in the time visitors spend on the site, indicating the solutions are helping customers in the ‘pre-shop’ phase before they buy from us in-store or online.”
“SLI Systems continues to be a strong Magento partner and is among the first certified e-commerce providers to offer extensions for Magento 2.0. By connecting to Magento, SLI extends the reach of its suite of cloud-based search, navigation and merchandising solutions, helping online merchants maximize revenue per shopper,” stated Jon Carmody, Technology Partnerships Manager, Magento Commerce.
Online retailers can integrate all SLI solutions, including SLI Learning Search, SLI Learning Recommendations™, SLI Learning Navigation®, SLI Site Champion® and SLI Mobile™ using the SLI Learning Search Connect for Magento Enterprise extension. For more information see the Magento 2 Extensions site.
About SLI Systems
SLI Systems (SLI.NZ) enables the world’s leading e-commerce retailers to accelerate sales by connecting shoppers with the products they’re most likely to buy. With offerings that include site search, navigation, merchandising, mobile, product recommendations and user-generated SEO, SLI is the most chosen cloud-based site search provider to U.S. Internet Retailer Top 1000 retailers. The company’s patented technology continuously learns from the actions of visitors to deliver the most relevant results possible. Whether via PC, tablet or phone, a site powered by SLI delivers the kind of satisfying search experience that increases conversion rates, secures brand loyalty and results in higher order values. SLI operates on five continents. For more information, visit www.sli-systems.com.