Archive for December, 2012

Redeem Points Before 2013!

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

By Sareena Denis, Community Manager at ShopYourWay

One great improvement that we are fitting in right before the New Year is especially for ShopYourWay Rewards members. Now when you shop on ShopYourWay, you can redeem points while purchasing products.

It used to be that you had to go all the way to the drop-down menu to check your points status. Not anymore! A new notification message will appear on the product page to remind you of your current point’s value and their expiration date. This way, you can easily use your points on all the latest holiday deals.

Did you mean…?

Do you sometimes type so fast that all the letters get jumbled together? No worries! We’ve got you covered.

You can now misspell all you want in the search box and still get the search results that you are looking for. With auto-correct, we are offering up alternative results (correct spelling suggestions).

Now, it doesn’t matter if you spell telvision, telavision, televission, or television – we know what you mean (by the way, can you tell which one is not going to need the auto-correct?).

Now You See It, Now You Don’t…See It Closer!

Last, but not least, we are improving our product pages by offering additional and larger photos of the same product. Instead of just one view, you can zoom in on product photos to see the details of what’s really there, and make sure it’s exactly what you want.

Now that you get the big picture [literally], the only thing that’s left to do is shop!

Ready, Set, Catalog!

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

By Sareena Denis, Community Manager at ShopYourWay

Creating a catalog is a great way to keep track of items and products on ShopYourWay. From research, wish lists, things of interest, or recommendations—this tool keeps it organized. Now catalogs are upgraded with a great new feature, giving the catalog a visual context with a personal touch.

It’s interactive and a great way to express your creative self. It’s a cover image that lets you tag the items from your catalog – on the image itself.

Picture Perfect

Uploading an image to your catalog is super-easy. Just go to your Catalogs page, hover over a catalog, and select “Upload Cover Image” from the menu that appears.

Follow the directions to upload the photo, and start tagging!

Make sure to share your catalogs and check others out to get inspiration.

Bragging Rights

8th Bridge’s Social Commerce IQ Report was just released, and ShopYourWay passed with flying colors, ranking in as a “genius” brand!

The review also says that ShopYourWay’s “social functionality is the most complete of any company.” Well, they got that right! We are always improving our site to give you the best shopping experience around.

With that said, we are working on a bunch of new stuff, so stay tuned!

Search, With a Little Help From Friends

Monday, December 10th, 2012

By Noam Reshef, Community Manager at ShopYourWay

The holidays are keeping our little elves busy, crating lovely new features to make your shopping lives better. You may have already noticed their work…

Did you feel something different about your newsfeed lately? Did you notice it’s got more of that Christmas cheer? Well it’s no coincidence. By giving Holiday related stories a little boost we made sure your experience on the site will be in the holiday spirit. We also have a special Christmas page!

Who Owns that?

Our hard working elves were also busy improving our search engine – adding new capabilities that will make your holiday shopping that much easier.

After typing your desired item and clicking enter, you’ll notice lots of new options. You can sort the results by price, relevancy and alphabetical order. Which is great and makes sense, but the really exciting part is sorting by your friends’ relation to the item.

What does that mean? You can sort items by how many indications of like, own and want they got on the site. Is the product you’re looking for on everybody’s wish list? Did it get lots of likes? Definitely something you’d like to know, isn’t it?

We’ve got a lot more coming your way. Stay tuned!


‘Tis the Season for Snow

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

By Sareena Denis, Community Manager at ShopYourWay

It was just a month ago that the leaves began to turn colors and the weather got colder. With piles of leaves covering your yard and hours of work ahead, it was time to get rakin’. Helping you decide between eight similar rakes, you turned to other shoppers’ reviews to find the best rake for you.

Now the season is changing again and heavy snow is just around the corner. Though, like the leaves, it’s beautiful at first, it’s only a matter of time before it turns to slush. Are you going to stick with your old shovel, or rely on a new snowblower to get the job done? Let help you choose with trusted reviews on the latest products.

Rating Products Just Got Easier

This week we are introducing a new action menu to products in the Order Details page, making it easier to rate items and give feedback on your recent purchases.

You will be able to rate products, add them to your catalogs, write reviews, and share on ShopYourWay, e-mail, Twitter, and Facebook without having to search the website for products you already have.

Hovering over a product on this list will activate the tool and allow you to share your favorite products just as you do throughout the rest of the site.

What is especially nice about this feature is how easy it makes it to help fellow shoppers out by adding your views and opinions about an item you bought.

Don’t Fret if You Missed Black Friday

If you were hoping to get the season’s best deals with Black Friday savings, but couldn’t get out of bed from Turkey overload, you can still save big with new daily deals. This year, let your friends help you create the perfect winter wish list.

If you head over to your notifications page, you can easily catch up on whatever you missed. In the spirit of the holidays, we made it prettier. With every notification an image of the tag or picture of the person triggering the notification now appears alongside the new post.

This way, you will be able to identify each new post with an image, which makes it even easier to identify who is doing what within your social network.

Check out what your friend’s bought and let them guide you with trusted shopper reviews. Did that shovel you got last winter give out, and since then you’ve been coveting your neighbor’s new snowblower he got at Sears? Perhaps this year it’s time to make the upgrade!

Stay tuned for more upcoming features that will help your holiday shopping!