Posts Tagged ‘new design’

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!

Shop Your (Android) Way

Monday, September 10th, 2012

By Noam Reshef, Community Manager at ShopYourWay

Well you probably guessed it – yes, we have a Shop Your Way android app! And it’s cool. Now those of you with Google powered smartphones can join the fun and use our new app for a better and cooler shopping experience.

So what can you do with our app? First of all you can get all the info you need. See how many SHOP YOUR WAY REWARDS points you have and what’s your VIP status. Browse through your purchase history, and see what’s in your online shopping cart.

What else? You’ve got your REWARDS card right there in your phone, including your PIN number. You can also check out available deals, and use a search engine to look for products.

But hey, better yet – you can scan items in a store with the app and learn all you need to know about the product.

Our mobile team is just warming up – lots of exciting stuff is coming your way, and soon.

Meanwhile on Apple Territory

All that hard android work did not hurt our ongoing efforts to make our iPhone app even better. In the last couple of weeks we completely re-designed all pages on the app, making them easier to navigate – and extremely good looking too.

Let’s start with you. Yes, you. Your profile page not only looks better, it also supports hero ads, bringing more customization options to the table. But it’s not only the profile page that got an upgrade: brand pages look cool, and store pages have store hours and other information clearly presented.

And for those of you managing a page on Shop Your Way – check out the left navigation. Yes, that’s a quick access link to your pages. Not enough? We upgraded our mobile search engine to easily track down pages. Just because we were in a good mood.

And there’s more coming – Apple is about to let loose with a new iPhone and a new version of iOs – and we’ll be ready. Stay tuned.

 

Out With the Old, In With the New

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

By Noam Reshef, Community Manager at ShopYourWay

Its official: as of right now, the new design of Shop Your Way is king. The old design has left the building, for good. Users can now enjoy the full benefits – both functional and aesthetic – of the new site.

Growing up is a process. It doesn’t happen in one day. And moving from the old site to the new one was similar – delicate and complex. We were moving away not from an old graphic design, but from a certain mindset that affected the site’s functionality.

During the interim period users could have switched to the old site, mainly as a means to access features that were not yet migrated to the new design. Now that the process is complete, there is no further need of switching back and forth: All of the site’s great features are available in one enticing experience.

The new site’s design emphasizes flexibility. The display adjusts itself to fit your screen of choice. Various filters let you control the information you receive. The new profile page lets you easily jump back and forth from your personal info to your interests to your catalogs – everything in one place.

The quickview offers a quick summary of everything you need to know. Catalogs aggregate all of your stuff in an easy to get display. Everything is fast and easy to understand and configure.

And let’s not forget: very pretty as well. Looks are important!

We hope you enjoy the new site – we have lots of new features and improvements coming up. So stay tuned.

United We Stand

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

By Noam Reshef, Community Manager at ShopYourWay

As we told you in the previous post, the new profile page is where it’s at – all the cool stuff under one roof. And we have no intention to stop: We’ve added a couple of cool new features to your profile. Take a look.

First and foremost we added a nifty little tab called interests. The idea is simple and smart: all of the stuff you follow or showed interest in presented in one place, combining great looks with ease of use.

You can even filter those interests by brands, stores, categories etc. making it even easier and quicker to find what you want. Cool.

Another new tab is badges – we took the old badges page, gave it a bit of a face lift and added it to the new profile page.

Filter of Power

Now, let’s leave the new and glorious profile and move to the homepage. We have some exciting news there as well: filters!

Not sure what we mean? Take a look at the top of the page: you now have a list of tabs that let you filter the page and see exactly what you want to see. Want to check out images and videos only? No problem. Is it deals you’re after? Just click the right filter.

Two of those deserve special attention: the questions tab collects all question related items – polls, question asked by users etc. – in one place. The knowledge tab is a collection of user reviews, product news and Manage my Life articles.

You get the idea – maximum content at a minimal effort. Enjoy the site!

And stay tuned.

 

We Are at Full Speed!

Sunday, June 24th, 2012

By Noam Reshef, Community Manager at ShopYourWay
This is it folks! We are now officially strutting around in our new clothes. All users arriving on ShopYourWay will see it in its newly designed glory. Yes, we are quite proud, thanks.

And of course, we wasted no time in celebrations, and have a few nifty new features to tell you about. That’s just how we roll.

So what do we have for you this week: let’s take a look at store pages, for example. First of all, notice how everything looks better and more organized, and how easy it is to locate the opening hours and other important info.

Now if you’ll look closely you’ll see a new tab titled “Searslocalad” – which translates roughly to “amazing deals you really shouldn’t miss in a store near you”. Yes, you can now check out specific deals in each store, and get some great products while saving money. Nice of us, we know.

What else you ask? Well our department pages just got a new tab as well, “categories”, letting you check out the specific sub-category you’re interested in. If you’re into video games, you can browse and even follow just that specific category.

And last but not least – when browsing catalogs in a brand page, you can now sort them and view only catalogs created by the page curator, or by the community.

We’ll Let You Know

The mobile team has been hard at work: hot local deals? You can find them on our iPhone app too. You can also check if those items you crave reached your favorite store, and set up an availability notification so you don’t have to keep staring at the screen all the time. We’ve got you covered, no worries.

Stay tuned. More cool stuff coming next week!

 

It’s The New Experience

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

By Noam Reshef, Community Manager at ShopYourWay

We’ve been teasing you for a couple of weeks now – and it’s time to stop playing around and show you what we’ve been working so hard on.

It's new and awsome

 

If you’ll take a look at the site you’ll see an innocent small button on the bottom left. It says “try the new experience”. Click on it and see the page transform into our new, cool design.

You’ll immediately see the difference. Gone is the old newsfeed – Instead you’ll see a larger variety of stories and larger images spread across the screen. It doesn’t matter what screen or resolution you’re using – the site will adapt the display to fit in nicely.

Not only does the page look great, it also lets you easily discover the stuff that really interests you. The focus of the new design is discovery – making it easy and fun to explore and find the right items and fellow shoppers for you.

What else? You’ll notice that the left nav is slimmer and more compact. A couple of clicks into the site and it’ll disappear completely and get out of the way – until you hover over the site logo, that is.

Before it does, take a look at the departments button. Just hover over it with your mouse to see our categories and sub-categories – no need for clicks, just a quick and elegant gesture with your hand and that’s it.

The REWARDS Box

Points!

And last but certainly not least – all of your SHOP YOUR WAY REWARDS info is located on the top of the page, in an easy to reach compact window.

Just click on the REWARDS button and you’ll see you r point balance, VIP status and a link to your account history page – everything a shopper needs.

And this is just the beginning. We’re working on lots of new and awesome stuff. So take a tour and let us know what you think. and stay tuned…