Visual Search for Online Shopping


An image is worth a thousand words, why not let users search products by the image itself? Visual search is based on searching image content itself. The result is ordered by visual similarity scores calculated by analyzing image content characteristics such as color distribution, geometry and texture. The advantages of visual search are more intuitive, more accurate results by visual similarity ordering.

User Case 1: Visual search can be effective for visual recommendation. For example at an online shopping website, a user just searches some products by keyword searching or browsing. He or she just finds something interesting. It could be a bag, a pair of shoes, or a beautiful dress. The user may want to see more items visually similar to this one.



User Case 2: To integrate Visual Search into your smart phone App thus to let users to take a product photo from a magazine, from a product image from internet, or from a product itself on a retail store and find visually relevant products at your site.




Key Benefits from Visual Search and Visual Recommendations

• Visual Search & Visual Recommendations will help your customers buy what they want.
According statistics, product recommendations increase sales by up to 300% and the value of average order by up to 50%. Our Visual Search technology provides visually similar alternative or complementary products.

• Testing shows Visual Recommendations on product pages increases product detail pages view up to 150-400%, which naturally leads to sales increase.

• A smart phone App with Visual Search & Recommendation capability would allow customers to search products visually at anywhere, more easily and more directly. This would increase Online-Offline interactions and drive offline customers to online purchase at your site thus increase online revenue.


How good is our Visual Search API?



Very fast 300 to 500 mill seconds search time
Large scale Easily handle millions to even 20 millions images
Dynamically adding & deleting items You can add, modify, and delete your image and related meta data dynamically. Searchable immediately after successful adding
Meta data You can add additional meta data such as product title, description, customized categories, any labels, all those are searchable by API
Image + keywords hybrid search Allow to combine visual search and keywords search, known as hybrid search to more accurately search what users want
Filtering result by customized category Allow to do visual search using filtering customized categories
Filtering result by customized labels Allow to do visual search using filtering by customized labels


Check out API Documentation

Try Visual Search Demo

Start Using API for Free