Boosting sales through recommendations: How AI offers personalized shopping suggestions

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Imagine your customer walking into your store, and you already know what they’re looking for. You also know what they’ve bought recently, which products they frequently view and in which stores, and even what they’re planning to buy at this very moment. Not so long ago, this would have sounded incredible, but today, it’s pretty much our reality. The approach to sales has evolved in recent years, and AI (Artificial Intelligence) has become a key tool that retail companies use to increase their effectiveness in various areas. At the top of these strategies is the use of AI to offer personalized shopping suggestions. This approach primarily aims to directly boost sales through recommendations that are tightly matched to the customer’s preferences and needs. Artificial Intelligence (AI) can analyze customer data for both physical and online stores at such a deep level that it seems to read their minds directly. Let’s take a look at how to seize the opportunity to boost sales with AI and offer personalized shopping suggestions.

Analyzing purchasing patterns and building customer relationships

The main goal of personalization is to create a deeper and more personal interaction with customers and solidify their positive experiences related not only to the purchased product but also to the way of making the purchase. AI closely analyzes purchasing patterns, browsing history, product ratings, and other data that help understand the customer’s preferences, thus operating at several levels in the recommendation process. First, it uses neural networks and machine learning algorithms to analyze the vast amount of data that companies collect about their customers. Second, AI can recognize patterns and trends in these data that may not be obvious to humans. Third, AI uses these patterns to create precise recommendations tailored to each customer. For example, artificial intelligence may notice that customers who bought a certain type of laptop often also buy a specific model of computer mouse. The company can then offer this mouse as a recommendation to other customers who bought the same laptop. The result is not only increased sales but also building long-term relationships with customers by delivering value that meets their individual needs.

Why is AI in marketing so effective?

We generate countless amounts of easily accessible information – from social media data, through purchase histories, to demographic data. Every click, like, share, comment, or online purchase leaves a trace, which is a valuable source of information for marketers. However, these data are so complex that conventional tools and methods are unable to process them effectively. That’s where AI comes in. Artificial intelligence uses machine learning algorithms capable of processing and analyzing gigantic data sets at an incredible speed. This analysis allows for the identification of patterns and the creation of forecasts, which can prove extremely valuable for marketers and sellers. Moreover, these algorithms are capable of learning from the collected data, continually improving. This allows AI to continuously adapt its suggestions to the needs and preferences of the user. In practice, this means that artificial intelligence can provide the user with personalized shopping recommendations, based on their past behaviors, interests, or shopping habits. The use of AI in marketing translates directly into sales effectiveness. Personalized suggestions increase the likelihood of making a purchase, improve customer satisfaction and engagement, and build brand loyalty. Therefore, AI is increasingly used in the sales strategies of many companies, regardless of the industry or size. Thanks to AI, marketing is becoming more precise, effective, and directed directly to the customer’s needs.

Examples of effective personalization

Personalization of purchases using artificial intelligence has become a powerful tool for companies that want to increase their sales and customer loyalty. Amazon and Netflix are two clear examples that have proven the effectiveness of this strategy.


Amazon, one of the pioneers in the field of AI-based recommendations, developed a complex system that analyzes the purchase history of users. The algorithm takes into account not only purchased items but also viewed products, reviews that the user read, and even the time spent viewing specific products. Amazon uses these data to create detailed profiles of user preferences. The result is a personalized catalog of products that are most likely to interest each specific customer. This strategy has proven extremely effective – 35% of Amazon’s sales come from system recommendations.


Netflix, on the other hand, focuses on personalizing multimedia content. The recommendation algorithm analyzes the users’ viewing history, genre preferences, movie and series ratings, and other data to provide users with content that is likely to be of interest to them. This approach is so effective that 75% of all content viewed on the platform comes from algorithm recommendations. It provides valuable information for content creators, helping them better understand what their audience wants to watch, which ultimately leads to the creation of better and more engaging content.

These examples show that effective personalization can bring significant benefits to companies. Not only does it increase sales, but it also builds customer loyalty, improves the user experience, and provides valuable data that can help companies better understand and meet the needs of their customers. This is the key to success in today’s rapidly changing world of e-commerce and digital consumerism, where customer expectations are continually rising, as is the amount of competition.