• Research Reveals Consumers Want Better Tailored Experiences Built on Trust and Transparency

    By on 13/12/2018

    Earlier this year we commissioned a piece of international consumer research to explore the behaviours and expectations of modern shoppers in our core markets – the UK and Spain. We wanted to understand what consumers value in an online...

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  • Understanding the basics of Akka HTTP

    By on 11/12/2018

    First of all, Akka http is not a framework, it’s not a skeleton to build your application or service upon. It is instead a suite of libraries that allow you to create a REST / HTTP interface to connect…

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  • Tales from the trenches: getting EmpathyBroker ready for Black Friday

    By on 07/12/2018

    Black Friday is no joke in the eCommerce world, especially in the engineering domain. It’s the busiest day of the year for almost any eCommerce brand out there, so it creates a series of technological and human challenges like…

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  • Igniting the future of data with Apache Spark

    By on 27/11/2018

    Let’s face it, data has become a crucial and irreplaceable part of today’s society. Data sets of hundreds or thousands of GBs are routinely used, for example, by businesses trying to optimize their processes or even by entire industries…

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  • How to design effective data visualisations

    By on 22/11/2018

    The value of data and data visualisations
    Whether you’re writing an email, checking your tweets, streaming some music, or Googling life’s most important questions, such as “Can dogs see colours?”, these routine online actions generate large amounts of data. Usually,…

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  • Getting Smart with Special Dates

    By on 21/11/2018

    With the World Cup and accompanying heatwave now a distant memory and summer clothes long buried at the back of the wardrobe, the work really begins for brands and retailers.

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  • 6 tips to improve onsite search in Mercadona Online

    By on 20/11/2018

    Last week, I enjoyed reading ¿Por qué no hay SEO en Mercadona Online? or ‘Why is there no SEO on Mercadona Online?’. I sincerely applauded Jose Tarheel for openly sharing key insights on Mercadona’s product roadmap and digital strategy….

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  • The Quest for the Holy Grail: “eCommerce Search Happiness”

    By on 16/11/2018

    Is it possible to achieve Search Happiness?
    As with everything in life, well ok almost everything, when you have something big to solve, the best solution is to follow the path of the partitioning algorithm.

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  • How to be more creative

    By on 06/11/2018

    Let’s talk about the world of creativity and how to generate ideas. When we think of someone creative, the first thing that usually springs to mind is a person involved in the arts, design, decoration…we think of a person…

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