Archive for September, 2012

There’s Something Cooking in our Kitchen

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

By Noam Reshef, Community Manager at ShopYourWay

Shopyourway.com is happy and proud to welcome Sandra Lee – the amazing host of two popular food network TV shows, a New York Times best-selling cook book author and editor-in-chief of Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade magazine.

And let’s not forget – she also has her own Kmart line of products!

Everyone’s invited to visit and follow Sandra’s official ShopYourWay page, and get the latest on her delicious recipes, great products and lots more.

Mutual fun

How can you make new friends? When it comes to social networks it’s about finding people who are into the same stuff you’re into. Clearly, if you both like the same things, you’re probably going to find some topics of conversation, right?

That is why one of our main goals is to get people with similar interests together on shopyourway.com. The latest and greatest is what we call “mutual boxes”.

Check them out on a friend’s profile page: each box essentially tells a story, about the items you and other users both own, about your interests, and so on.

There are also mutual help boxes – encouraging friends who own products to help friends who indicated they want those same items. This is the first step on the way to new friendships and helpful shopping advice.

We told you before – the new profile page is awesome!

Not the Same Old Story

We’ve got some new story types for you. We keep bringing news about the latest trends and items across the web in a variety of subject. This time we’re talking about four of those.

Video games are first. All the latest for you console cowboys out there.

Next up, for people who prefer the fresh air over playing Tekken in their living room. Outdoor activities will give you great tips about hiking gear and all that out-of-the-city stuff.

Lawn and garden is for you gardeners and home owners who like a little green around their house. And last but not least: Tools & DIY will help you keep the house in top condition.

What are you waiting for? Start reading and educating yourselves. And stay tuned.

What’s in the Box?

Last but not least – we upgraded the SHOP YOUR WAY REWARDS box on our homepage. Now you can get a clearer indication of your VIP status – and easily get your PIN number.

Shop Your (Android) Way

Monday, September 10th, 2012

By Noam Reshef, Community Manager at ShopYourWay

Well you probably guessed it – yes, we have a Shop Your Way android app! And it’s cool. Now those of you with Google powered smartphones can join the fun and use our new app for a better and cooler shopping experience.

So what can you do with our app? First of all you can get all the info you need. See how many SHOP YOUR WAY REWARDS points you have and what’s your VIP status. Browse through your purchase history, and see what’s in your online shopping cart.

What else? You’ve got your REWARDS card right there in your phone, including your PIN number. You can also check out available deals, and use a search engine to look for products.

But hey, better yet – you can scan items in a store with the app and learn all you need to know about the product.

Our mobile team is just warming up – lots of exciting stuff is coming your way, and soon.

Meanwhile on Apple Territory

All that hard android work did not hurt our ongoing efforts to make our iPhone app even better. In the last couple of weeks we completely re-designed all pages on the app, making them easier to navigate – and extremely good looking too.

Let’s start with you. Yes, you. Your profile page not only looks better, it also supports hero ads, bringing more customization options to the table. But it’s not only the profile page that got an upgrade: brand pages look cool, and store pages have store hours and other information clearly presented.

And for those of you managing a page on Shop Your Way – check out the left navigation. Yes, that’s a quick access link to your pages. Not enough? We upgraded our mobile search engine to easily track down pages. Just because we were in a good mood.

And there’s more coming – Apple is about to let loose with a new iPhone and a new version of iOs – and we’ll be ready. Stay tuned.