Posts Tagged ‘catalog’

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!

Oh My, It Keeps Getting Awesomer

Monday, June 4th, 2012

By Avishay Lavie, Software Engineer at Sears Social

Oh hi there! It’s time for our weekly news update. Well, as you might expect, we’ve been hard at work improving the new experience, which is the formal corporate name for what we internally refer to as “Project Mega-Awesome”. This week brings a host of newly designed pages and components. Let’s take a quick tour around the exciting new stuff, shall we?

Tag, Store and Brand Pages Get Beefed Up

Brands, stores and tags got some serious treatment this week. For example, clicking the Questions tab will show you the questions and polls related to the topic at hand. You could help other users interested in the same things, or have some fun answering some polls about the stuff you care about, all without sacrificing the sparkly, fuzzy feeling of amazingness delivered by the new experience.

Hello!

Similarly, the newly-added Catalogs tab helps you find related catalogs, which in themselves are a great opportunity to get acquainted with some new users or skip that social nonsense entirely and dive directly into the hot new products. Plus, there’s that sudden surge of joy you feel when you see your own catalog featured on a tag page.

Lastly, if you’re a store, brand or tag administrator, you can now enjoy the new experience on the Settings tab. Defining newsfeed rules has never been so much fun.

Show a Newsfeed Story Where Credit is Due

We’re not resting on the newsfeed front either. Now you can get the credit you deserve when adding new products to ShopYourWay:

Are You Following This?

The Catalog also got a new tab. Click the Followers tab to see who’s following the catalog, with beautiful large images spread across the entire window. And they could have their own set of cool catalogs, each with its own followers… it’s a slippery slope, really. Except, well, this particular slope is actually a beautifully-designed, super-fun water slide. Yes.

The Fast and the Fabulous

So yeah, the new site has some real pretty pages. But why waste time waiting for pages to reload if you just want a quick impression of something? And while we’re at it, is there an excuse for that quick impression not to be as amazing as the rest of the site?

No. No there isn’t. That’s exactly what we told ourselves when we set out to design and build the new amazing quickviews.

The Catalog Quickview, for example, is a delicate balance of functionality and OMG PRETTY.

The image and video quickviews have less functionality to deal with, so they can focus on their sweet new looks.

Yes, our design team certainly knows what it’s doing out there in the small cubicle where we keep them. But don’t take my words and screenshots for it – go check everything out for yourself. We hope you’ll have as much fun using all these new features as we had building them. See you next time!

 

The Rise of the Brand Pages

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

By Noam Reshef, Community Manager at ShopYourWay

Continuing last week’s momentum, we rolled out some more features enhancing the abilities of page admins across the site. We’re giving away super-powers here, people.

Handymen clique

This week is about inter-relations, and how things work together. Here we go: brand owners will now be able to post on other pages under the brand identity. Example: if you’re managing the Craftsman brand, and see a discussion on the Handymen clique page you can post a relevant status as the brand. Easy and practical.

Users get a say too: they can now tag catalogs, which will in turn appear under a special tab in the brand page. Say you created a catalog of your favorite EA video games and tagged it with the EA brand. Lo and behold: it will appear in the brand page, under the community catalogs tab.

That’s not all. You’ll start seeing recommendations for pages based on your actions on the site in the right rail. You’ll also start seeing links to related pages on your favorite brand page – all a part of our effort to make your life easier and more interesting.

Scan This

New on the mobile front: you can now use our app to scan QR codes – you know, those black and white rectangles that you scan with your smartphone to get all kind of nifty offers, videos etc directly to your phone. Start looking for those in Sears and Kmart stores.

Download our app!

 

The Inside Story

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

By Noam Reshef, Community Manager at ShopYourWay

Harmony: This week is about things fitting together, working in sync, and living peacefully together. We’re Zen like that.

Brand pages have been getting a lot of attention here lately, and rightly so. They’re cool, interesting, and at the very core of the site. That is why they got a nice upgrade: a lot more content. Our goal is to have every relevant piece of content interact and appear on the right brand page.

From now on, every story about a product will also be published in the appropriate brand page. A user wrote a review about a Kenmore freezer? It will automatically be published in the Kenmore brand page. A friend “liked” a new Adidas running shoe? You’ll be notified on the Adidas page.

And that’s not all. Brand page admins just got a lot more control over their pages: Admins can now control which stories get published on their pages, which in turn will enable them to make those pages so much more interesting.

Another very cool thing that admins can do is create brand catalogs. You’ll see product catalogs for various brands under a special tab in the brand page, all part of our ongoing initiative to turn these pages into the definitive hub for all things Kenmore, or Nike, or Craftsman.

EA catalogs

We’re only scratching the surface here. Think about the possibilities of letting users interact with these catalogs… exciting stuff indeed. Stay tuned.

 

 

 

New features on the iPhone app

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

by Guy Haimovitch, Product Manager

New Catalog Screen

The catalog screen’s new design and functionality allows you to “Like” a catalog, view its description and easily access comments made on the catalog itself and on items inside the catalog.

Commenting on items in catalog

It’s now possible to comment on items in the context of the catalog they are in.

Simply tap the item’s button and read the available comments or add your own 2 cents.

New Types of Notifications are Available

You will now be updated in real-time when people comment on items in your catalog or on your recent activity.

New Recent Activity Content

Your recent activity feed will now include stories that describe the comments your friends made on different products and on items located inside catalogs.

Hottest Halloween Costumes of 2010

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

by Pasha Bitz, Product Manager

Avatar Neytiri Adult Costume

Just in time for the Halloween, Delver brings you this years hottest costumes!

If you’re looking a costume for a boy or a girl, your baby or even your dog – we got it!

Boo 😉

Birthday wishlist – Delver HQ use case

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

By Guy Haimovitch, Product Manager

Imagine a world in which you get exactly what you want for your birthday. When working for Delver that world is our reality.

When HR first decided to treat every birthday boy or girl working at Delver with a little somethin’ somethin’ for their birthday, the process was a bit squeaky. The presents were very generic (store credits, etc) and non-personal and somewhat disappointing. Today we use Delver to “help our HR help us”.

3 weeks before my birthday comes up, I get the following reminder on Delver:

My birthday reminder as I see it on Delver

A week later, my friends (including our HR department employees) get the following reminder:

When HR gets this reminder they just choose the items from my wish-list that fit their budget and know they’ll get exactly what I want.

Since I still want a (partial) surprise, I just add A LOT of different items so I will not be sure of what I’m getting.

If you think this can work in the place you work at, send this article’s link to your HR dept and make a wish.

For more great features, visit Delver.com.

Visual Catalogs

Monday, September 13th, 2010

By Pasha Bitz, Product Manager

One of the main features in Delver is Catalogs – these are lists of products and web pages that you can create, edit with your friends and share. Catalogs can be used for many purposes, here are some of mine: books wish list, currently on my playlist, My 10 all time favorite movies and gift ideas for dad.

Here’s an easy way to make your catalogs even cooler: we call this feature “Visual Catalogs”.

You start by uploading an image for your catalog by clicking the “add catalog image” button on the catalog page:

Then, you can tag the products that are in the catalog inside the image you uploaded (like you can tag friends in an image on Facebook):

Now, when your friends are browsing the catalog, they can move the mouse over the image and see the products that you tagged.

Here are some examples of Visual Catalogs created by Delver users: bookshelf, New kitchen, My desk @ delver, My Camera Gear and Ronaldo – Write the Future.

Cool Features on Delver for iPhone

Monday, August 30th, 2010

by Gadi Lifshitz, Mobile Development Group Manager

How many times have you found yourself staring at a couple of products in a store, unable to decide which one will fit your needs better? Wouldn’t it be nice if you could consult your rich network of friends and get feedback and recommendations while you’re in the store? What you need is Delver for iPhone!

Once installed (get it here) and signed in, you can see the recent activity by all of your friends, see their profiles and catalogs, and even update your current status (for example – “Shopping for a new pair of shoes…”).

But wait, that’s not all – there are some really cool features that really bring out the best of having a social shopping experience on your mobile device:

  • Barcode scanning – from the search menu you can either type the product name to search, or, when in store, you can choose to scan the product barcode and get an immediate view of its ratings, reviews and price range!

Barcode scanningBarcode scanning

  • Setting an image as your status – your mobile device is also a camera you carry around everywhere. Using Delver for iPhone you can easily snap a picture and set it as your current status (and a picture is worth a thousand words…).

Setting image as status

  • Help Me Choose  – with images:  When walking around in a store, you see a couple of shirts that may look nice on you, just try it on, take a picture of the shirt on you, then easily create an instant ‘Help Me Choose which shirt looks better on me’  poll, and with a single tap share it with your friends. Furthermore – you will get push notifications whenever someone votes on your poll.

Help me choose

  • If you’re not into publishing a poll right now, you can add any image taken by your iPhone to one of your catalogs just as easily…

Add to catalog


That’s it for now, more on the great things you can do with your iPhone on Delver to come!

If you have any suggestion, idea or a feature you would like to see added – drop us a note!