Better Store Search
It's surprising that Magento's default search functionality is so poor for such a great platform, but it is. This is largely fixed by BSS. The sorting algorithm is MUCH improved, and provides results that - out of the box with no configuration - are significantly more relevant. While the extension is a little on the expensive side compared to others, it is worth it considering how valuable search is. Also, I've had good experience with customer support - timely and professional. Until Magento includes a decent search algorithm, you'll definitely want this extension.
January 30, 2012
I've been using The Better Store Search extension in my e-shop www.billigtoner.dk for a year and it works really well. It provides much better search results than the standard Magento search for my clients and the few times it doesn't hit the 100% correct / most appropriate result, can I tweak the result with the built-in weighting. Good thinking! This way I can continually improve the search results to please my customers and increase conversions / revenue. I actually have nothing bad to say about this extension, it works and makes extra money for me every day. I have continuously been upgraded by their very service minded support team. They answear fast, competent and able to solve challenges in a short time. Now I also want to try their loyalty module, Sweet Tooth. Looks good ... Feel free to contact me if you have questions / want to hear more about WDCA and their support when it doesn't come from themselves. Regards Peter.
November 21, 2011
Bought and installed on Magento 1.6, works great but I think by far the centrepiece of what makes WDCA a proper Magento partner is the great support experienced so far throughout all this collaboration. Thanks again.
October 18, 2011
I'm using their sweet tooth rewards and the better search module both on my 1.6 install. The value I see in the better search module is all in the suggested searches (our products are commonly misspelled) and in the simple weighting. $250 is steep for any module, but I finally did some analysis on the amount of searching people do vs clicking through my categories and it was a no brainer. The most visited parts of your site are the search, make it as good as you can. Thanks Vlad for the help getting her going
September 26, 2011
My experience with WDCA has been very pleasant. If any problems should occur, I believe that they will work with you until it's been resolved and they are very responsive! Though I have not have any problems with them, I have had a great customer service experience and have rarely waited more than 12 hours for a reply.
July 19, 2011
After trying this extension for a while, I decided to switch back to the default magento search. This extension is not a good implementation for those features it claimed. The most important function of this extension is the "did you mean" feature. But it is not well implemented. What is the use of recommending a term that returns nothing? It can not even tokenize a phrase correctly if there are two consecutive special characters. I reported this bug three months ago, but nothing has been done.
This is a good marketing company but not a good software development company as far as this extension is concerned.
If you are considering using this extension, I would recommend you spend some time configuring the default search functionality (google "mysql full text search" will give you some good information). Also edit your "search terms" from magento admin frequently.
July 8, 2011
I've rolled this extension out on 3 websites now and have been very pleased with the results. It has greatly improved search results on all 3 stores. In addition to this support from WDCA has been great. Well done guys!
July 8, 2011
I purchased this extension with installation service and I'm VERY impressed! Customers are finding products and we're seeing more sales as a result. A+ extension, A+ support!
June 23, 2011
This is an excellent extension and really easy to install. It improves the default magento search without any doubt, and their kind customer support is top notch. Thanks.
January 28, 2011
We have an inventory of around 5000 motor vehicle parts. Our search was next to useless beforehand but BSS has vastly improved the relevance. In addition, WDCA support spent several hours debugging our site to resolve a conflict introduced by the remains of another module. Excellent product. Excellent support. Highly reccomended.
January 21, 2011