Archive for July, 2012

Control Your Pages On The Go

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

By Noam Reshef, Community Manager at ShopYourWay

Our Mobile team delivered a couple of really cool features this week. The main element in both of them is controlling your ShopYourWay communication from your iPhone. Not just letting users consume info on the go – but also add it to the app and the site.

The first feature is going to be a hit among you page managers out there: You can now post a status message or image as your page – directly from the newsfeed.

Just click on the post status area and check out the new update status window. Pretty, we know. If you manage a page or three you’ll see a “post as” button on the bottom right. Click it, choose the page you want to post as – and voila. It’ll be published on the relevant page, as the relevant identity. Elegant.

Another important task you can complete from your mobile phone is uploading a profile picture. Having a profile pic really adds personality to your account, and helps other users relate to you. So: go to your profile page on the app, click on the image and upload that great pic of that perfect smile.

Tag that Video

 

Things are happening on the site as well, naturally. As of now you will be able to add tags to video clips and pictures as you upload them. Try adding one now, and you’ll see a text field dedicated to tagging.

The implications are quite cool – you can now tag a video clip with the public figure appearing in it, or with products relevant to it, In addition to adding it to a catalog. This is a powerful tool that will make the site even more awesome, if that’s even possible.

Enjoy the site (and the app!).

And stay tuned…

 

 

If You Build it, They Will Come

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

By Noam Reshef, Community Manager at ShopYourWay

We keep telling you how great brand pages are, and how you should really follow pages of stores near you, or of your favorite celebrity. But why should you just follow? Why not lead?

As of now, you can create your own page. It’s simple: click on “pages” in the left navigation pane and decide which type of page you’d like to manage. A fan page dedicated to your favorite band, a social cause you want to promote, or maybe a brand you like.

The process is automatic and fast. Choose the page type, fill a few details and you’re done. Now you just need to take good care of that page and make it as interesting and fun as you can.

Help is on the Way

A cool new feature in our search engine: if you search for an answer to a support related question – the whereabouts of your SHOP YOUR WAY REWARDS number for example – you’ll get an automatic help message, directing you to the relevant help page. Helpful, we know.

We’ve got some more great stuff: check out your catalogs, and you’ll see a new feature on the top right – the new comments section. This is the place to discuss the catalog, make suggestions and see what other people think about it. Go ahead and try it.

Last but not least: We’ve got a great tool for you shoppers. when you check out a product you’ll be able to see related products that you may find interesting as well. For example, if you’re going to buy an iPod, you’ll see cases for the Apple music player, earphones etc. This is a great way to save time and effort and get all the stuff you need in one place.

Enjoy the site and stay tuned!

 

Keeping it Simple

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

Notice anything new on the site? Take a look at your newsfeed – not quite the same right? Right. We added a little something we like to call a “sticky” right rail. Why? Because it sticks to the top right of the newsfeed and doesn’t let go! It’s like Spiderman up there. 

Right now you can find some suggested activities just for you on the right rail. That’s right: our incredibly smart system personalizes these recommendations according to your tastes and preferences on the site.

So check it out – and stay tuned for some more cool features in that sticky real estate.

That’s not the only thing we’ve been working on, of course. There’s a small but crucial improvement we implemented in our search engine: searching for pages.

When you search for something, you’ll notice a tab called – surprise – pages. Clicking on it will show you all pages relevant to your search query. Simple and easy to use.

It’s Multiplying!

Speaking of pages, if you’re managing one, you’ll be happy to know that it’s now easier to share the load. Page admins can now add more admins from the settings page, letting anyone in their friends list edit the page, and do whatever it is admins do. Go on, don’t be shy. Invite some friends over to manage your page.

And finally, let’s talk about design and good looks. First of all we made a small but important adjustment to infographics – that cool tool that lets us show you interesting info through nifty visuals. Take a look and you’ll see we added some additional helpful info to the feature.

And finally – we added some pre-designed images to our category pages. And they do look awesome. Check it out – and stay tuned!