It's Google Commerce Search's first birthday. "Since our debut last November we've expanded geographically -- we now offer GCS in the United Kingdom, Australia, France, Germany and Japan -- and have added many new features like query auto-completions and a merchandising dashboard. Needless to say we've grown quite a bit in a year!," stated Google.
GCS is Google's core e-commerce search solution hosted in the cloud for retailers. It also uses the exact same product feed that many retailers already submit to Google Products -- so most of the work associated with typical e-commerce search implementation is already complete. Finally, GCS provides extensive administrative controls to customize search results and navigation so that they're just right for your website.
"Just as we've progressed in our first year, the GCS team strives to continue to improve online shopping and we need your help! Share your best and worst experiences from Cyber Monday, and we'll publish select submissions in a few weeks. If you're one of the first 50 respondents we'll send you a Google sticker as a "thank you" gift."