Contextual recommendation for online merchants

Shopify provides a platform for merchants to sell their products online. Shopify merchants typically face various common concerns at different phases of their development, such as uploading their product descriptions, marketing their shop, increasing their sales, etc. The goal of this project is to build a software system to identify which problems the merchant is currently facing and for which some help is welcome, and to make customized, pertinent, timely and yet unintrusive suggestions to solve these problems, thus acting as a virtual business assistant. A helpful assistant should be able to improve the merchants’ success, which directly affects the success of Shopify.

Intern: 
Alan Davoust
Faculty Supervisor: 
Dr. Babak Esfandiari
Project Year: 
2014
Province: 
Ontario
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