In order to ensure that AristanderAI is working for your company, we perform extensive A/B testing and validation.
A/B testing can be performed in two ways: split testing, or time series.
Split testing is what most people think of as A/B testing: we have two pricelists, and sessions are assigned one of the pricelists at random (and the pricelist is tied to that session).
We are then able to compare the differences in effects between the two pricelists by comparing sessions.
The end-user is then required to perform the session splitting + pricelist assignment/pinning.
It is up to the shop owner to decide whether pricelists are pinned for the remainder of the session, or whether the prices will be changed while a user is browsing.
AristanderAI will deliver prices via API for both pricelists.
Time series testing is the better option when:
1) It's too much work to implement proper A/B testing
2) You don't want different users to see different prices
In time series testing, only one pricelist is delivered at a time. The caveat is that it requires more testing time to prove that our models are working.
The price_mode parameter should be set to 'timeseries'.
If at any point during the use of AristanderAI you wish to use only one pricelist - set your 'price_mode' value to 'fixed' for all events.