Retail experiences and e-commerce

Deliver live retail experiences to customers in-store and improve conversions with timely content to connected devices

Some examples built on Ably

  • Seats.io

    Providing interactive seating plans and a realtime sales engine as a service.

    Visit Seats.io
  • Shoelace

    Shoelace automates re-targeting for online retailers in real time.

    Visit Shoelace
  • CurveTips

    In partnership with RobotLAB, CurveTips have built a fashion recommendation system on a Pepper Robot. Ably was used to keep all components responsive to feedback in real time.

    See it in action

Ably delivers realtime retail experiences and e-commerce with

  • Group and one-to-one channels

    We provide an unlimited number of channels for dedicated one-to-one or group conversations.

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  • Presence and device awareness

    Subscribe to events when customers are online or present in-store and respond in real time.

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  • Token based access control

    You maintain complete control of who can access or publish realtime data.

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  • Smart mobile and browser push notifications

    Use our smart browser and push notifications to get customer attention at the right time.

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  • Connection state recovery

    With Ably, loss of connectivity does not need to result in data loss. We provide message continuity across disconnects.

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  • Guaranteed delivery & ordering

    Our quality of service and reliable message ordering guarantee lets you focus on building your service knowing that your customer's will receive all updates in order.

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  • End-to-end encryption

    If you consider your data to be sensitive, then our libraries offer symmetric 256-bit AES encryption ensuring no one, including ourselves, can inspect your data payloads.

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  • Processing data reliably

    Realtime data can be pushed into our message queues for processing by your servers. Queues help alleviate back pressure and simplifying data ingestion by your servers.

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  • WebHook notifications

    Use WebHooks to be notified via HTTP when channels are created, users become present or even messages are published.

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  • Consistent client libraries on every platform

    Simplify development with our libraries offering a consistent API on every popular platform.

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  • Privacy and compliance

    We never inspect payloads and are a registered ICO data processor. We ensure your data is secure and sandboxed within your account.

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