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16 AI tools eCommerce sellers need to know about

By Rebecca Montag | June 22, 2023
16 AI tools eCommerce sellers need to know about

AI. Artificial intelligence. It’s all over the news lately, and for good reason. AI, or a computer’s ability to demonstrate human-like intelligence, is changing the way the world works. It seems like suddenly there are an endless amount of AI tools and applications that can perform any number of tasks. Those that learn to use these tools have an advantage.

If you want to compete in today’s modern world, it’s a good idea to equip yourself with the latest technology. There are loads of AI tools out there, and some of them can be a huge help to eCommerce sellers. They can save you time and money while giving you the power to optimize various aspects of your business.

Here are 16 AI tools that all eCommerce sellers need to know about.

  1. Recommendations AI
  2. PhotoRoom
  3. Photo AI
  4. Tugan.ai
  5. Longshot
  6. Xembly
  7. Arsturn
  8. Vue.ai
  9. Writerly
  10. ChatGPT Writer
  11. Butternut.ai
  12. Ellie
  13. Mayday
  14. ViSenze
  15. Descript
  16. Prisync

1. Recommendations AI

As an eCommerce seller, you’re always striving for better personalized product recommendations. Research shows that companies that do a good job of personalization generate an average of 40% more revenue. However, delivering the right recommendations to customers is challenging for a number of reasons including shifts in buying habits and messy data. That’s where Google Cloud’s Recommendations AI comes in.

This AI tool delivers personalized product recommendations to shoppers based on each customer’s individual buying journey. It gathers data from each shopper’s browsing history and cart while utilizing deep learning and insights to offer better recommendations on a larger scale. It’s easy to use and customize to your objectives and needs and works for remarketing and email marketing campaigns, too.

Recommendations AI is available as part of Google Cloud’s suite of tools. You can sign up for a free trial and then pay for requesting predictions, training, and tuning. The pricing structure is explained here.

2. PhotoRoom

We all know how important product photos are for eCommerce businesses. But not everyone has the funds to pay a photographer for the perfect shot. Fear not – with AI, anyone can create the perfect product image with a smartphone and click of a button.

PhotoRoom is a free tool that allows you to level up your photos by removing the background, blurring the background, generating realistic backgrounds, removing elements from your photos, and much more. You can add text to your image, add colored backgrounds, and even add shadows to make your photos look just how you want them to. PhotoRoom is super fast and easy to use, and you can edit photos from their web app or your mobile phone on the go.

3. Photo AI

Want to generate high quality photos of a model using a product or wearing various items of clothing without paying a model or a photographer? Photo AI is an AI photography tool that allows you to do just that. It creates an AI model based on photos of yourself you upload and then virtually alters the photos to suit your needs.

For eCommerce brands, one of the most useful applications of this AI tool is for virtually modeling clothing. Your AI model can virtually try on any item of clothing you choose, showing it from different angles and demonstrating different styles without you ever having to actually try something on. In addition, you can create AI models in any location or situation you choose.

A Photo AI plan costs anywhere from $29 – $299 per month, depending on which level you choose. If you purchase an annual subscription, you get two months for free.

4. Tugan.ai

ECommerce business owners have an endless amount of content to create. From emails to social media posts to articles, it can be tough to pump out so much high quality content efficiently. Why not use AI to help?

Tugan.ai is an AI tool that generates a variety of content based on a URL, video, or topic. Simply enter your source, choose which type of content you want, and Tugan.ai does the rest. It generates everything from newsletters to social media content to blog posts. Then, you can choose the content you like best and use it as you choose. Unlike other AI tools, it offers multilingual support, too.

You can try out this simple, time-saving tool for free. Then, a monthly plan costs $37 or $97 per month, depending on the amount of content you plan to generate.

5. Longshot

Writing articles and blog posts can be a time consuming process, and ensuring they are accurate and SEO optimized is always a challenge. Longshot.ai does it for you, generating fact-checked SEO blog posts with the click of a button.

Longshot boasts the ability to produce content on the most recent relevant topics and trends, improve search engine rankings, and fact check. In addition, Longshot offers a number of features beyond blog writing. These include how-to guides, headlines, product descriptions, sales emails, listicles, and more.

You can get started on Longshot for free, and then subscribe for $29 a month for an individual user or $59 per month for teams. You get a discount if you sign up for a year, and you can also build a custom package if you prefer.

6. Xembly

Running an eCommerce business brings with it a lot of tasks. These can really start to weigh you down and take up your valuable time. Xembly was designed to take such corporate tasks off of your to-do list so you can get back to selling.

Xembly is described as “an automated chief of staff”. It uses AI to handle tasks such as scheduling, note taking, summarizing meetings, tracking your to-do list, and more. For busy eCommerce entrepreneurs working on their own or with a small team, this kind of assistance is invaluable.

Currently, Xembly is in a closed beta. Some companies are already using it but there’s a waitlist to get started. You can contact them for pricing information, too.

7. Arsturn

Customer service is vital to the success of your eCommerce business, but it can be hard to keep up with all of those customer requests. That’s where AI chatbots can really make a difference. Arsturn makes it easy to add a ChatGPT style chatbot to your website. The AI chatbot can answer customer questions related to your website, your products, their orders, and other topics that may be relevant. You can use Arsturn to add an AI chatbot to your website quickly and even if you don’t have any background in AI or coding. Arsturn also supports around 95 different languages, so you can interact with all of your customers.

Using a chatbot to interact with customers can greatly improve your customer experience and minimize the time you have to spend dealing with customer questions. It’s a simple way to improve your eCommerce business.

The cost of Arsturn varies based on the number of monthly visitors to your website, and ranges from $9 per month for 1,000 monthly visitors to $2,304 per month for over 200,000 monthly visitors.

8. Vue.ai

Vue.ai leverages visual AI to automate data collection on the product, customer, and business levels to deliver insights and drive growth. In short, it uses data and natural learning processes to help you streamline content management, customer experience, and retail automation.

Using Vue.ai, online retail brands can gain a better understanding of their market, automate content and inventory management, and analyze each customer’s individual journey to improve personalization and marketing. Vue.ai offers a product tagging tool, product image generation solutions, product recommendations, personalization throughout the customer journey, and more.

You can request a product demo at Vue.ai, but the pricing information is not easily accessible.

9. Writerly

Here’s another useful content generation AI tool that can help eCommerce businesses take their content strategy to the next level. Writerly can produce any kind of content your brand needs, from SEO optimized blog posts to social media content and from cold outreach emails to brand books. It’s quick, easy to use, and doesn’t require any knowledge of coding or AI.

One of the most valuable tools that Writerly offers is the ability to create smart brand personas that allow you to tailor your content and voice to perfectly match your brand. This tool can be used individually or at scale, and can work for any size team in any industry. It also works in a number of different languages.

There are several Writerly plans to choose from, starting from a free individual plan that gives you 10,000 words per month up to a $34 per month tam plan that offers unlimited usage.

10. ChatGPT Writer

Writing emails can be a pain. Sometimes it’s hard to come up with the right wording or response, and writer’s block can sneak up on even the best writer. ChatGPT Writer is a free Google Chrome extension that generates high quality emails, corrects your grammar, rephrases content, generates summaries, and more.

For those eCommerce sellers who tend to get stuck on writing emails, this can be immensely helpful. It works for all different kinds of emails, too. All you have to do is download the Chrome extension, enter email context (such as the email you are replying to), type in how you want to respond, and it does the rest for you. ChatGPT Writer works directly within Gmail and can also be used with Whatsapp.

While ChatGPT Writer is completely free, you do need to have an openai.com account and be signed in for it to work.

11. Butternut AI

Butternut.ai is a tool that gives anyone the power to build a custom website quickly and without any knowledge of coding. Simply enter the name of your business, relevant keywords, and submit. Butternut.ai will build you a website in 20 seconds.

The basic website generator is free and includes unlimited website generation and customization. A premium plan, which includes unlimited website generation, editing, and customization as well as a custom domain, hosting up to 100 GB, SEO support, and more, costs $20 per month. If you need a custom plan for your business, you can contact Butternut.ai for additional options.

12. Ellie

Developed by self-proclaimed nomad developers on a sailboat, Ellie is an AI email writing assistant that is designed to learn how you write and generate emails that sound like you wrote them. This tool takes context from the previous emails in a thread, learns from information you input, and uses this information to intelligently respond. You can also choose what tone you would like to use in your emails. Ellie works in multiple languages, so you can write smart responses no matter who you’re writing to.

The basic plan costs $16 per month and allows you to write up to 100 emails per day. The pro plan costs $29 per month and gives you an unlimited number of emails. If you’re looking to purchase Ellie for your whole team, you can contact the company for pricing.

13. Mayday

Busy eCommerce sellers know that managing your busy schedule can be a nuisance. Mayday is an AI assistant and calendar that is designed to make it easier. It helps you schedule your day and protect your time to help you make sure you are making the most of your time. In addition, Mayday uses AI to learn about your scheduling preferences so it can make sure to schedule everything at the best time for you. It also offers scheduling recommendations that improve over time.

Mayday also makes it easy to coordinate with others, scheduling across time zones and suggesting the best times for everyone involved. It optimizes your time management so you aren’t overbooked. There are also a number of useful features like Mayday’s ability to recognize and understand keywords in natural language to schedule events, widgets, buffer time placeholders, and a calendar sync feature.

Currently, Mayday is available for free as a public beta. Certain features may cost money to use in the near future.

14. ViSenze

Increasing order size and raising your conversion rate is always an important eCommerce goal. ViSenze is a product discovery platform that leverages AI and machine learning to help ecommerce sellers do just that. Through smart product recommendations, image searches, and product tagging, ViSenze matches customer buying-intent with the right products to increase AOV (average order value) and raise your revenue.

ViSenze works with most eCommerce platforms including Shopify, BigCommerce, Magento, and more and is used by many of the top eCommerce brands.

You can request a free demo of ViSenze, but they keep their pricing information private. If you’re interested in learning more, you can contact them here.

15. Descript

Do you want really good videos and podcasts for your eCommerce business? Descript makes it easy to make them yourself. You can use it to create videos and podcasts from the very beginning. Write, record, transcribe, edit, work together, and publish your masterpieces all in one place. You can even remove filler words such as “um” and “like” to make your creations even more professional. Add backgrounds and music, improve the sound quality, add stock video clips and GIFs, and more.

Descript offers a free plan that gives you limited access to its suite of tools. Paid plans are $12 per user per month or $24 per user per month, depending on your video-making needs. You can also build your own custom plan.

16. Prisync

Using a good pricing strategy for your product is key to your success in eCommerce. Doing all that competitor research and keeping up with constant changes and trends can be time consuming and difficult, though. Prisync is an AI tool that tracks your competitors’ prices and automates pricing in order to make sure you’re achieving your maximum profitability. It shows you price trends and individual product information and lets you set dynamic pricing criteria all in one comfortable dashboard.

You can try out Prisync with a free 14-day trial. Then, the price varies from $99 per month to $399 per month depending on how many products you wish to track and which features you want access to.

8fig’s AI CFO

8fig uses AI too. We crunch large amounts of data in order to provide eCommerce entrepreneurs with an AI CFO. This is a unique tool designed to help online sellers optimize their cash flow management so they can make better decisions and achieve higher levels of success.

Many eCommerce businesses are run by just a solopreneur or a very small team. Therefore, they often lack the expertise provided by a CFO. Our AI tool fills this need and gives eCommerce sellers the power to shoot for the stars with personalized, flexible funding and serious financial management tools.

Want to check it out? Sign up here.


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