We’ve made some changes around here.
To begin, we focused on making the site faster. Over the years we have created many ways to search through this massive data set of ours. In order to display that data, we relied on templates; some of them work better than others. Over time, as more code is added the site itself becomes more complex with greater requirements for data processing. With the benefit of hindsight, we rebuilt the data processing layer to ensure you can get your data as fast as possible. And we will continue to improve on this for years to come.
The next thing we focused on was simplification. While we still have a long way to go, we gave ourselves a great new canvas on which we can paint new and better insights. We simply outgrew our ability to keep the old site as clean and elegant as we could.
Finally, with this focus on simplicity, we have given ourselves a lot of room to provide analysis. Lately, we’ve been working on a slew of Artificial Intelligence projects and those now have room to grow on the new MerchantWords website.
We know change can be disruptive, but hope you enjoy the things we’ve done. It’s hard to believe but we’ve been doing this since 2013 and every day we still feel like we’re just getting started.
Mark J. Liu