Posts Tagged ‘catalogs’

The Fast and the Fabulous

Monday, June 11th, 2012

By Noam Reshef, Community Manager at ShopYourWay

The word today is: speed. It’s a fast moving world, and we aim to not only keep up – we want to be in the lead. The common theme of this week’s features is putting the pedal to the metal. Letting you get all the info you need in a single glance – fast.

Let’s start with a couple of innovations in the quick view department. They don’t call it quick view for nothing, now do they? The idea is to pack all the essentials into one compact and efficient box.

This week we did it in two very important areas – catalogs and people. Do you have the time to sit back and enjoy our lovely new catalogs at your leisure? Great.  If you’re in a hurry though, why not use our new shiny quick view.

Click on a catalog once and you’ll get a compact nifty view of all the important stuff. The catalog’s cover, how many items are in it, their estimated value, creation date, relevant tags etc. You can enter the catalog and check out all the great stuff in it – or make an informed decision to follow it, look at its creator profile or add a tag.

Same goes for the user profile. See a user who seems interesting? Click on the dude, check out the quick view and learn a lot about him in no time at all. His catalogs, his pic against that sleek black background and a whole lot more.

What Was the Question?

Any questions so far? No? Good. And if we are on the subject: one of the cool things about ShopYourWay is the ability to ask questions and see other users’ questions and answers about products you’re interested in. So – we decided to speed things up here as well. From now on you’ll be able to see how many answers there are for a question about a product in one quick efficient glance. Again – it’s about getting the info you need, and fast.

Mobile and Friendly

Needless to say, when it comes to speed mobile is at the front, burning rubber. Did you Shopin lately? From now on there’ll be a clear indication of who shopped in with whom on the site’s newsfeed.

That’s not all: our mobile app now has hot deals – those time limited offers you just can’t miss – and a so much better product page. It’s got a variety of images and an indication of how many users liked it. Better be quick and decide. Speed is the name of the game.

Full Steam Ahead

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

By Noam Reshef, Community Manager at ShopYourWay

So – the cat is out of the bag, as we’ve told you last week. The site’s new design is now available for all users to experience, and as we promised, we’re going to keep rolling out more improvements and additions.

This week we’ve turned our attention to tag pages – brands, stores etc. Just take a look: Gone is the old single column newsfeed design. The new pages look sleek and modern, offering a much larger variety of items and stories across the page.

The old left navigation is gone as well, replaced by tabs – more convenient and takes up less space. Store pages get a nice display of store opening hours and a map, in case you need some directions.

Meanwhile catalogs get a boost as well, with a new catalog display, showing off some of the items in the catalog on the cover. Check out your catalogs display – it’s cool.

And yes – this is still far from over. We’re going to keep adding new amazing stuff on a weekly basis. We remind you again – all you have to do is click on that little button in the bottom left of the homepage that says “try the new experience”. A few of you guys will discover they were lucky and get the new design as their default version.

The new ShopYourWay is moving, full steam ahead. Get on board…

Show off Your Catalogs!

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

We wanted to let you know about a great new feature that lets you put your favorite items into a visual context!

The Cover Image tool is a fantastic way for users, and especially page managers, to take an image, upload it to your profile, and then directly tag items in your catalogs.
This gizmo also allows you to showcase your creativity and favorite items in an actual setting, making the site more interactive and fun to use.

It’s super-easy to use! Go to your Catalogs page, hover over a catalog, and select “Upload Cover Image” from the menu that appears.

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Start by selecting an image to upload (within the parameters of how to “Choose the Right Image”), click “Upload,” then adjust the image size and position. When you are done, click “Set Cover Image” and start tagging the photo.

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To tag the photo, click anywhere on the image, and then select the products in your catalog that go with the picture. When you are finished tagging, make sure to click “Done Tagging” so save.

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You can change, adjust, or replace the cover image of a catalog at any time, which makes it easy to switch things up and personalize your page to how you like it. Checkout some examples:

The Ideal Halloween Batman Costume!

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Girls

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Sofia’s Cutest Outfits

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Thanks and enjoy catalog-making!