Archive for February, 2013

The New Exploration Menu

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

By Sareena Denis, Community Manager at ShopYourWay

Stores You Follow

We’ve recently added a new tab to our new menu design that’s strictly dedicated to stores.

We’re making it quick and easy to find the stores you want by name, discover nearby stores, access stores you’ve asked to get updates on, keep track of the stores you already visited or are currently following, and see which stores your friends have visited.

To try out this new feature, jump on over to the “Stores” tab and start finding your favorite stores! 

Quick Search

In addition to the search bar at the top of the page that always appears, this week we’ve added a side search bar for the Brands, Topics, Catalogs, and People menus.

Now when you are busy discovering new interests, you’ll be able to directly search in the category that you are already browsing.

New Celeb Promotions

Our two latest additions to ShopyYourWay—Nicki Minaj and Adam Levine, are receiving a lot of interest. We want the excitement to continue, so are giving you some new opportunities to connect.

Starting with Adam Levine, he’ll be hosting his first sweepstakes on ShopYourWay. It runs from now until March 1, and gives you a chance to win an autographed guitar!

And, as part of Adam’s upcoming Kmart collection, he’ll be holding a press conference on Thursday, Feb 21. We already have a special tab to stream the event live, so make sure to check him out at 4:00 PM EST here.

For Nicki, we see that you Barbz just can’t get enough of her! Well, we’ve heard your feedback and are now on the fast-track to implementing new enhancements that make it way easier to connect directly to her.

To start, we are putting Nicki’s newsfeed stories at the top of her page so that you find the Barbz love even faster. We’ve also made it easier to upload images, figure out how to use the site with direct links to our Help Pages, and created a pop-up window to see all the comments on her posts.

Mobile

On the mobile front, make sure to stop by the iPhone App store to download the latest version of Shop’in.

We’ve made some serious improvements in this version, including the Deals tab (from within the store’s page), which now shows multiple lists of deals. All types of deals are now placed within the same location into one screen for easy viewing.

You’ll also be able to choose a deal type by selecting it from a scrollable tab at the top of the screen, making it even easier to find the types of deals you want. You can also try swiping between tabs to find different deals that are interesting for you.

And, we are giving you even more improvements to help you locate your favorite stores. Our Maps section now uses the newest Google Maps API for better locating and guidance, finding the right stores for you when you need them the most.

Weekly SHOP YOUR WAY REWARD Member Deals

Now, more than ever, is a good time to become a SHOP YOUR WAY REWARDS Member.

Besides all the amazing benefits, Members will now start to see Member-exclusive weekly deals in their newsfeeds.

If you want these great benefits, then make sure to sign up – it’s easy, fast, and free!

Happy shopping!

Discovery Has Launched!

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

By Sareena Denis, Community Manager at ShopYourWay

It’s new, it’s pretty – and it’s all about discovery! Yes, after weeks of hard work we have launched the new site menu, and it’s a whole new experience.

The main purpose of the new design is to help you find content that’s interesting and relevant. Click on any tab in the menu, and you’ll see what we mean.

  • Departments – see all our departments in one neat and friendly location.
  • Brands – this is where the new design starts to shine. Click on brands, and the first thing you’ll notice is “top brands.” These are our editor’s pick, the crème de la crème.
  • Stores – this is as efficient as it gets. See the nearest store to you, presented on a map, and as a list. Finding the closest store has never been easier.
  • Topics and catalogs – see the hottest and best pages.
  • People – follow the trendsetters to know what’s what, with incredible names like Nicki Minaj, Sofia Vergara, and Adam Levine.
  • Apps – discover our amazing apps to find the perfect gift, get updates on the hottest trends, guess prices, and become a personal shopper.

The new menu promises the best shopping experience yet. Check it out!

The Right Recommendations

And speaking about shopping when you search for a product on ShopYourWay, you’ll notice a new and effective feature: a right navigation bar that drops down to show you the top products in each department. Not only that, but these are the products that your peers and friends have chosen as the best ones.

What do we mean by top item? It can be the one product users liked the most, or want the most. It’s an indication of what people like you want and appreciate, which should make your shopping decision that much easier and smarter.

On the Mobile Front

Our mobile team’s got a couple of new tricks up their sleeve as well. First, looking for items on your iPhone just got easier. Type your search query, then click on “sort,” and organize the results however you see fit – by name, price, relevancy, etc.

 

And that’s not all! Joining our ranks through mobile just got easier. The registration process got slimmed down to just two short steps, and is leaner and friendlier than ever.

There will be a lot more coming your way, so make sure to stay tuned!