In March, we rolled out an upgrade to our onsite search tool. This included part number matches for keyword searches, as well as parametric filtering. This has been highly used since its release, as search tends to be where the majority of our website visitors begin their journey.
Last week, we bolted on another great feature to this tool. Users can now see customer-specific pricing with all keyword-driven searches. Just type in any keyword. If our search returns a part number match, then you’ll see a pricing grid show up for all pricing breaks for that specific part. If you’re not logged in, you’ll see book pricing.
This powerful new addition makes the previous features we’ve released, such as free sampling, adding to cart, Reserve availability, stock quantity, and more, all that much more useful.
For the nerds out there, to speed up the process, we make use of batch object caching for commonly use keywords with short cache times. This allows us to store some search queries and their results in server memory, which allows the pricing for those parts to be returned much more quickly, and still be accurate.
We’re also making use of auto-scaling for our pricing engine. If it gets overloaded at any point, it will scale up automatically to make sure end-users don’t get bogged down. Then when the traffic returns to normal, it will scale down to normal levels. Pretty cool!
To check it out, head to Samtec.com and enter a keyword search for any type of product. You’ll see the pricing grid show up after a few seconds.
Coming Soon to Samtec.com
That’s it for now. Thanks for reading and being a Samtec customer. Here is what we’re currently working on, and a few other updates that are coming soon!
- Continued upgrades to our e-commerce experience throughout the website
- Updated capabilities to manage profiles online
- Additional ways to search flex stacking products
- An updated RF Cable Builder experience
- An upgraded Part Detail page design
- An updated Series page design
- And more
Keep an eye out for these updates and more coming soon!
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