Posts Tagged ‘stores’

The New Exploration Menu

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

By Sareena Denis, Community Manager at ShopYourWay

Stores You Follow

We’ve recently added a new tab to our new menu design that’s strictly dedicated to stores.

We’re making it quick and easy to find the stores you want by name, discover nearby stores, access stores you’ve asked to get updates on, keep track of the stores you already visited or are currently following, and see which stores your friends have visited.

To try out this new feature, jump on over to the “Stores” tab and start finding your favorite stores! 

Quick Search

In addition to the search bar at the top of the page that always appears, this week we’ve added a side search bar for the Brands, Topics, Catalogs, and People menus.

Now when you are busy discovering new interests, you’ll be able to directly search in the category that you are already browsing.

New Celeb Promotions

Our two latest additions to ShopyYourWay—Nicki Minaj and Adam Levine, are receiving a lot of interest. We want the excitement to continue, so are giving you some new opportunities to connect.

Starting with Adam Levine, he’ll be hosting his first sweepstakes on ShopYourWay. It runs from now until March 1, and gives you a chance to win an autographed guitar!

And, as part of Adam’s upcoming Kmart collection, he’ll be holding a press conference on Thursday, Feb 21. We already have a special tab to stream the event live, so make sure to check him out at 4:00 PM EST here.

For Nicki, we see that you Barbz just can’t get enough of her! Well, we’ve heard your feedback and are now on the fast-track to implementing new enhancements that make it way easier to connect directly to her.

To start, we are putting Nicki’s newsfeed stories at the top of her page so that you find the Barbz love even faster. We’ve also made it easier to upload images, figure out how to use the site with direct links to our Help Pages, and created a pop-up window to see all the comments on her posts.


On the mobile front, make sure to stop by the iPhone App store to download the latest version of Shop’in.

We’ve made some serious improvements in this version, including the Deals tab (from within the store’s page), which now shows multiple lists of deals. All types of deals are now placed within the same location into one screen for easy viewing.

You’ll also be able to choose a deal type by selecting it from a scrollable tab at the top of the screen, making it even easier to find the types of deals you want. You can also try swiping between tabs to find different deals that are interesting for you.

And, we are giving you even more improvements to help you locate your favorite stores. Our Maps section now uses the newest Google Maps API for better locating and guidance, finding the right stores for you when you need them the most.

Weekly SHOP YOUR WAY REWARD Member Deals

Now, more than ever, is a good time to become a SHOP YOUR WAY REWARDS Member.

Besides all the amazing benefits, Members will now start to see Member-exclusive weekly deals in their newsfeeds.

If you want these great benefits, then make sure to sign up – it’s easy, fast, and free!

Happy shopping!

If You Build it, They Will Come

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

By Noam Reshef, Community Manager at ShopYourWay

We keep telling you how great brand pages are, and how you should really follow pages of stores near you, or of your favorite celebrity. But why should you just follow? Why not lead?

As of now, you can create your own page. It’s simple: click on “pages” in the left navigation pane and decide which type of page you’d like to manage. A fan page dedicated to your favorite band, a social cause you want to promote, or maybe a brand you like.

The process is automatic and fast. Choose the page type, fill a few details and you’re done. Now you just need to take good care of that page and make it as interesting and fun as you can.

Help is on the Way

A cool new feature in our search engine: if you search for an answer to a support related question – the whereabouts of your SHOP YOUR WAY REWARDS number for example – you’ll get an automatic help message, directing you to the relevant help page. Helpful, we know.

We’ve got some more great stuff: check out your catalogs, and you’ll see a new feature on the top right – the new comments section. This is the place to discuss the catalog, make suggestions and see what other people think about it. Go ahead and try it.

Last but not least: We’ve got a great tool for you shoppers. when you check out a product you’ll be able to see related products that you may find interesting as well. For example, if you’re going to buy an iPod, you’ll see cases for the Apple music player, earphones etc. This is a great way to save time and effort and get all the stuff you need in one place.

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!


Check (it) Out In Mobile

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

By Noam Reshef, Community Manager at ShopYourWay

This is big: coming soon to an iPhone near you – in your pocket or purse, actually – is the ability to buy products on the go. Just choose a product, check out, and you’re done.


Our mobile team has been hard at work for the last couple of weeks to bring you this. Think about it: you’re on the move, walking on the sidewalk or commuting, and suddenly you remember that power drill/dress/ console game you just have to buy. No computer around, no time to go to the store.

No problem. Grab your mobile, open the App, find a store near you – mobile means local, right? – and buy the item. You can choose to ship it home, or pick it up in the store.

That’s not all: expect a smoother and better Shopin experience including the ability to add friends when you Shopin somewhere, bug fixes and lots more.

The Plot Thickens

Remember we wrote about that amazing stuff we’re busy with? And how we can’t tell you about it? Well we still can’t. Yes, we are going to keep teasing a little while longer. But trust us – in the very near future, the whole shop your way experience will change, dramatically.



Unleash Your Inner Critic, Mobile Chat and More

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

By Noam Resehf, Community Manager at Sears Social

It’s the details that count. This week is about fine tuning and streamlining. Making things work a little smoother.

Up until now you could have followed your favorite store page to see what’s new and interesting. Now you and your friends will also be able to see which stores you checked into in the past, and share useful info and shopping stories. Nice.

Another week, another quick view improvement: we’re really trying to help you go easy on your clicking finger. Now the quick view window includes a review button. Got an opinion on a product? Click it and share your thoughts with the rest of us.

If You Want To Chat, Chat – Don’t Talk


A long long time ago a phone was something you spoke into, and heard someone on the other side respond. But let’s not get nostalgic: this week we’re taking chat to the mobile’s front. Fire up our App and You’ll see a big nice chat button on your screen (don’t have our App? Download it! It’s cool). And that’s it. You can just start chatting away.

Another improvement on the mobile front: Shop Your Way Rewards members can now see their account info on their iPhones as well as on the web. Sweet.

Happy Holidays

Thanksgiving is almost upon us. If you’re into the Holidays, come and join one of our holiday cliques. We’ve got Holiday Cooks, for you kitchen dwellers, and Football Lovers, for those who can’t wait for the big game on TV. Join and share your recipes, favorite clips and more. Happy Thanksgiving!

Mobile, Local and a Little Friendly Help

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

By Noam Resehf, Community Manager at Sears Social

Mobile is cool. Mobile is the future, maybe even the present. Why are we so excited about mobile this week, you ask? Because of a little something we call post-shopin, meaning the great and wonderful things that will happen after you sign into one of our stores.

Up until now you could have shopped in to let the world know you’re in a specific store. Now things start to get interesting: your mobile phone will basically bridge the gap between the brick and mortar stores of the old world and the virtual ones of the internet. The result is a new and unique experience.

After shopping in you’ll be able to chat with a Sears associate who’ll help you find exactly what you need. You’ll get info on the hottest deals the store has to offer, and the sage advice of other shoppers regarding stuff like parking, nearby restaurants etc. it’s adding a little online spice to your real world shopping.


Hot Deals Nearby

Our store pages just got smarter. Click on one of them and you’ll discover what specific deals your store of choice has to offer. Following that store near your house or near your place of work suddenly seems like the right thing to do, eh?

Friendly Recommendations

We can’t seem to stop tinkering with the product quick view, concentrating all possible product related actions in one place. Now you can take a quick look at a product – hover over its picture and click the quick view button – and decide you want to know what your friends think about it. Click the “help me choose” button and get some valuable input from your buddies.

The Shop Your Way Link

Did you sign into Sears Social with Facebook Connect? Still want to use your Shop Your Way Rewards points (naturally!)? Now you can. Click the “link your account” link in the Shop Your Way Rewards box on the left side of the page. There you go.


Shop It Like It’s Hot

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

by Noam Reshef, Community Manager at Sears Social

This week is about taking our relationship with our users to the next level. The warm and fuzzy level.

We started out by making you feel welcome. New to the site, or just not signed in? Next time you drop by you’ll see a nice big Banner, welcoming you to Sears Social, explaining why you should stay and play with us, and all in all acting like the perfect host.

Once you step inside you’ll find familiar faces: if you are a member of Shop Your Way Rewards (if not – you should be, check it out here) you’ll be happy to discover stories about special deals and opportunities for SYWR members in our newsfeed.

Follow That Store!

Up until now Sears Social helped you find stores near you, and that was that. We decided it just wasn’t enough. After all we are trying to bring social interaction to shopping, right?

So from now on you can follow stores.

Pick the one near your house or near your place of work, click follow and soon you’ll start receiving useful and money saving information about the place. It’s online shopping and brick and mortar stores living in perfect harmony.