Merchandising Ryan Maunu

Ryan Maunu

May 25, 2018
Wayfair has over nine million unique items in its catalog, and tens of thousands of new ones are added every day. These products come from 8,000 different suppliers who sometimes sell the exact same products -- two completely unrelated suppliers could be buying the exact same area rug from a manufacturer, for example, but giving it slightly different names and even pricing it differently. One of the challenges of maintaining our catalog is therefore the risk of product duplication. At Wayfair, we pride ourselves on giving our customers a great shopping experience, and seeing items that look almost-but-not-quite identical on the site is confusing and might seem unfair, particularly if they have different prices.
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