Posts Tagged ‘infographics’

As Pretty as You Want it

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

By Noam Reshef, Community Manager at ShopYourWay

You asked and we listened. After all we do aim to please. So this week we’ve got a couple of new features that make the site prettier – and faster.

Let’s start with the beauty section. The internet is a visual medium, and Shop Your Way is no different. Good looking images make good looking web sites.

To that end, we’ve replaced our old file uploader with a new one, after listening to your feedback. That means that the next time you decide to add a picture to your page, for example, you’ll find the experience much smoother and easier. The end result? Better looking images on Shop Your Way!

Information at Light Speed

Another cool adjustment to the site is adding infographics to pages. Remember those? Beautiful graphics that provide lots of fascinating information about other people’s interaction with stuff you’re interested in?

Well now you can click on an icon in one of your favorite pages and learn how many of the page’s followers are women or men, where most of them come from, the dominant age group etc.

And we’re not just trying to provide you with more info – we want you to get it faster. That’s why we improved our search engine, helping you reach your destination faster.

Enter “shoes” for example, and you’ll find yourself in our shoes category page, instead of the usual search results. Didn’t want to get there? One click and you’re back to the results page. in most cases you’ll discover the system helps you cut the line and get the info you want that much faster.

Lots more coming up. Stay tuned.

 

Keeping it Simple

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

Notice anything new on the site? Take a look at your newsfeed – not quite the same right? Right. We added a little something we like to call a “sticky” right rail. Why? Because it sticks to the top right of the newsfeed and doesn’t let go! It’s like Spiderman up there. 

Right now you can find some suggested activities just for you on the right rail. That’s right: our incredibly smart system personalizes these recommendations according to your tastes and preferences on the site.

So check it out – and stay tuned for some more cool features in that sticky real estate.

That’s not the only thing we’ve been working on, of course. There’s a small but crucial improvement we implemented in our search engine: searching for pages.

When you search for something, you’ll notice a tab called – surprise – pages. Clicking on it will show you all pages relevant to your search query. Simple and easy to use.

It’s Multiplying!

Speaking of pages, if you’re managing one, you’ll be happy to know that it’s now easier to share the load. Page admins can now add more admins from the settings page, letting anyone in their friends list edit the page, and do whatever it is admins do. Go on, don’t be shy. Invite some friends over to manage your page.

And finally, let’s talk about design and good looks. First of all we made a small but important adjustment to infographics – that cool tool that lets us show you interesting info through nifty visuals. Take a look and you’ll see we added some additional helpful info to the feature.

And finally – we added some pre-designed images to our category pages. And they do look awesome. Check it out – and stay tuned!

 

It’s Your Choice to Make

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

By Noam Reshef, Community Manager at ShopYourWay

The real secret in this age of way-too-much-information is filtering and sorting. That’s what you need to master: how to turn that huge tidal wave of data into neatly divided small streams of info.

That’s what we’re about this week. Sorting and filtering, helping you see exactly what you want to see.

Here we go: first thing’s first – catalogs. Or to be more precise, catalogs in pages. One of the great things about ShopYourWay is the ability to organize items relevant to a store or brand page in catalogs. The page manager can do it – and so can any follower of the page.

Say you go to Kmart’s brand page, and take a look at the catalogs. Some of them were created by the page manager, others by users. Not the same thing, right? Click on the arrow on the right and choose what you’d like to see – community catalogs, or those created by the brand manager. Nifty, isn’t it?

Same thing with questions. What would you like to see – questions created by fellow shoppers, or by the page manager? Now you can easily choose.

Look at the Pretty Pictures

Remember infographics? The lovely format which lets you learn lots of new stuff about the brand or item by using visual means? Well now it’s on our product pages as well. Check out the product you want and see how many people of a certain age group or gender are interested in it as well.

And last but not least – one of the key factors to all the stuff we listed above is following. Following a cool fellow shopper, a brand you like or a catalog you find interesting. The more stuff you follow, the more interesting your feed will become.

So – in order to make following easier we added it to the hover options. See something you like? Hover your mouse cursor over it, and check out the elegant little menu of actions that magically appears. If you can follow the item, a follow option will be there. One click and you’re done.

That’s it for now. Stay tuned for some surprises next week!