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Cognitive Cross / Up Sell Engine & Replacements

Currently, in WebSphere Commerce we leverage "Merchandising Associations" to promote various cross sell, up sell, accessories or replacements on product pages.  This process is currently done manually by the business user at both the product and SKU level in the Catalog tool.

This idea would be to leverage Watson to analyze shopping/purchase behaviors and trends over periods of time and to automate the process of creating these associations.  Of course, the recommendations would have the ability to be overridden by the business, but the platform would begin using this behavioral data and purchase data to determine what items are often purchased together or instead of, etc.  If the business user approves the automated recommendations, these changes would be committed against the database.  

It would seem this would have to be fluid.. for example if you have a coffee maker, Watson may decide that a gold filter or mugs are often purchased with the maker.  However, the trend may change over time and people might start purchasing paper filters more frequently and the system would flex with the change in pattern.

Additionally, I'd wonder whether a data model could be introduced that would look at inventory availability for items to determine, "ok this product is often experiencing out of stock situations" and automate the process of identifying nearest/suitable replacements for these products with the same approval / review workflow mentioned above.

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  • Feb 5 2019
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How will this idea be used?

This would automate more of the business user functions in the tooling and leverage Watson to make the recommendations, analyze the patterns and trends, etc.

What is your industry? Retail
What is the idea priority? Low
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