Searchandiser Learning Path

Searchandiser Learning Path

This path outlines the courses you need to successfully administer Predictive Merchandiser and fulfill the searchandiser role.

About this path

About you: You understand e-commerce principles and strive to create the 'perfect page'. You define, execute, and measure the online merchandising strategy, from traffic, search, content, placement, and data insights. You leverage online analytics to improve the customer search and navigation experience and understand the impacts of different product placement on category pages. You may be responsible for the digital revenue and engagement for your full product catalog on multiple websites. 
 
About this path: Start with the basics and learn the inner workings of search and Lucidworks Fusion. Then take a deep dive into Predictive Merchandiser. PM gives you the ability to optimize the shopping experience,  including hand-curating search results and product placement.  Apply different merchandising strategies to boost, block, bury, and pin products for search results and category pages. 
 
Please note that if you have a Predictive Merchandiser license, you are eligible for free training. Please reach out to your Lucidworks contact for additional details.
 

Step 1

Introduction 

Gain a brief understanding of conceptual search elements.

  • Take our What is Search course
    • Develop a deeper understanding of search and how it can elevate your data retrieval.
  • Take our Fusion Architecture course
    • Ever wonder what happens behind the scenes with all of the Fusion Server's features? Explore the elements that could take your search experience from good to world-class!
  • Download our Fusion Cheat Sheet document
    • Quickly learn high-level Fusion terminology in less than 5 minutes!

Step 2

Foundation Building

Learn how to set up and configure Predictive Merchandiser.

  • Take our Digital Commerce Data Discovery course
    • Digital commerce is an ever-changing industry that requires continuous learning. Optimizing your search and product discovery experience to stay competitive is key to keep your site top of mind for shoppers. Dig into key concepts that outline how to make this possible with this course!
  • Take our Predictive Merchandiser course (Register and pay for this course separately)
      • Are you trying to solve problems like increasing your revenue, increasing your customer loyalty, decreasing your time spent to maintain rules, and decreasing your frequency of stock-outs? This hands-on eLearning course will dive deep into the set up of the elements that make up Predictive Merchandiser so that you can build out your own PM platform.
      • Please note activities in the Predictive Merchandiser course are performed on PM version 5.1. The version of PM your organization is working with may look slightly different.
  • Download our Predictive Merchandiser Cheat Sheet document
    • Quickly learn high-level Predictive Merchandiser terminology in less than 5 minutes!

Step 3

Skill Sharpeners

Dive deeper into Predictive Merchandiser with these courses. Our easily consumable content highlights deeper level concepts.

  • Take our Templating with Predictive Merchandiser course (Templating available on versions 5.2 +)
    • Are you ready to create landing pages to increase your conversion rates? Templating in Predictive Merchandiser allows you to do just that. Learn how to create different types of templates based on scenarios you face every day.
  • Take our More with Predictive Merchandiser Templating course (Templating available on versions 5.2 +)
    • Are you ready to take your templates to the next level? With our 5.3 release, learn how to get the most out of templates in PM!
  • Take our Workflow Optimization for Digital Commerce course
    • The way groups interact with each other within an organization will be reflected in their organizational system. In order to figure out what the user expects from the search experience, you must break down organizational barriers and find the answers you seek. Dig into key concepts that outline how to make this possible with this course!
  • Take our Machine Learning for Digital Commerce course
    • As a business user, it’s so important to be able to communicate with technical users about how you want your site to interact with your customers. Machine learning in your Fusion account can improve outcomes in product discovery. Let's explore how using models effectively can help you better connect your customers to their indented products.

Now you're ready...

You started with the basics of Fusion, dove into the depths of Predictive Merchandiser, and learned how to leverage online analytics to improve your customer search and navigation experiences. Now go dive into metrics that are necessary for the optimization of product discovery and placement, as well as how to organize your team to maximize your workflow and communication. 

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What is Search?
What is Search?
Develop a deeper understanding of search and how it can elevate your data retrieval.
Learn More
20 Minutes
Fusion Cheat Sheet
Fusion Cheat Sheet
Quickly learn high level Fusion terminology in less than 5 minutes!
5 Minutes
Digital Commerce Data Discovery
Digital Commerce Data Discovery
Digital commerce is an ever changing industry that requires continuous learning. Optimizing your search and product discovery experience to stay competitive is key to keep your site top of mind for shoppers. Dig into key concepts that outline how to make this possible with this course!
Learn More
50 Minutes
Templating with Predictive Merchandiser
Templating with Predictive Merchandiser
Are you ready to create landing pages to increase your conversion rates? Templating in Predictive Merchandiser allows you to do just that.
Learn More
10 Minutes
More with Predictive Merchandiser Templating
More with Predictive Merchandiser Templating
Are you ready to take your templates to the next level? With our 5.3 release, learn how to get the most out of templates in PM!
Learn More
10 Minutes
Workflow Optimization for Digital Commerce
Workflow Optimization for Digital Commerce
The way groups interact with each other within an organization will be reflected in their organizational system. In order to figure out what the user expects from the search experience, you must break down organizational barriers and find the answers you seek. Dig into key concepts that outline how to make this possible with this course!
20 Minutes
Machine Learning for Digital Commerce
Machine Learning for Digital Commerce
As a business user, it’s so important to be able to communicate with technical users about how you want your site to interact with your customers. Machine learning in your Fusion account can improve outcomes in product discovery. Let's explore how using models effectively can help you better connect your customers to their indented products.
Learn More
20 Minutes
Predictive Merchandiser Cheat Sheet
Predictive Merchandiser Cheat Sheet
Quickly learn high level Predictive Merchandiser terminology in less than 5 minutes!
5 Minutes
Fusion Architecture
Fusion Architecture
Ever wonder what happens behind the scenes with all of the Fusion Server's features? Explore the elements that could take your search experience from good to world-class!
Learn More
60 Minutes