Morgan Cundiff, Data Scientist at ShopRunner

Visual Search is becoming more and more important across the board but especially in ecommerce. Many companies are beginning their own inhouse products, such as Amazon’s StyleSnap and seeing huge upticks in usage.

At ShopRunner, a company that allows our members to shop our 150+ retail partners and receive benefits when they do, we have created a scalable visual search platform that customers, and the internal marketing team, can use. This gives anyone the ability to quickly find visually similar products in our catalog of 3 milllion+ active options. In this talk I will walk through our path to get there and how our current deployment system is set up with ElasticSearch.