Archive for September, 2013

New Features at Your Fingertips

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

By Sareena Denis, Community Manager at ShopYourWay

streamsProfile Page Enhancements

We wanted to make your profile page dynamic while at the same time giving you the flexibility to choose what you want to see and interact with. So, with this as our mission, that’s exactly what we’ve done.

You’ll now see some new feature strips on your profile page that aggregate your recent actions into one place.

  • An interest strip based on your recent searches displays items we think you might like.
  • A reviews strip shows all of your reviews in one convenient place.
  • A Shop’in history strip let’s you keep track of which stores you’ve Shoped’in at the most.
  • A Questions & Answers strip helps you track and organize your ongoing discussions.

Community Courier – A Newspaper Boy for Shop Your Way

community courierThe new “Community Courier” app gathers the latest news from across the web, extracts novel content from Shop Your Way, and then uses the information to tag and publish content on relevant Shop Your Way pages.

You can visit the Community Courier page to see the latest trending stories across the net, or browse the many articles that are dispersed across topic, brand, and public figure pages.

Keep a lookout for the Community Courier symbol across the site to enjoy some light reading.

Introducing Leaderboards for the Best Catalogs

Lately you might have noticed something called “Catalog Leaderboards.” These leaderboards, just like sports leaderboards, surface the top of the crop to help you discover interesting content on Shop Your Way.

The top catalogs are based on views, likes, follows, and comments. You can access the Catalogs Leaderboards directly from catalogs and on your newsfeed’s right rail on the homepage.

catalogs leaderboard

Each Catalog Leaderboard is based on your recent activity so that you only see leaderboards that will be of interest to you.


Revamped Help Me Choose

Help Me Choose is now better than ever with some vast improvements that will get you excited about shopping!

Help Me Choose enables you to create polls with 2 – 6 products or images, and then publish the polls to the community so that others can vote and help you to choose the best one.

We’ve implemented a new story design with bigger images, clear calls for actions, and the ability to open the polls within a quick-view.

The new-quick view design helps you to stay in the moment and within the context of what you are exploring. In addition, votes and comments appear next to the options so that you can see what others have said.