Nancy - when can you start?
We're nearly finished getting the store ready, and we're hoping to make the switch over tomorrow! I found the most fabulous web design guy whose patience for un-technical folks such as myself has not run out yet...and believe me I tested it! LOL!
I just wanted to pop on here and show you ladies a couple of features that you might be interested in, and that I am particularly pleased about.
Currency: Our new store will have the ability to show prices in other currencies!!
When you click on an item, the price will appear to the right of the product image, immediately below, you will see, in orange, the words View estimated price in your currency. You can see what I mean in this portion of screenshot below:
View estimated price in your currency is clickable and When you click on the words a little box appears with the estimated price in 4 other currencies Euro, US Dollars, Canadian Dollars and Australian Dollars. If your currency is not represented, don't hesitate to contact us, the new store will have a contact form, and we will add it to our list. If we get enough requests we'll maybe add it in!
Stock Indicator: Another exciting (well, I think it's exciting! LOL) addition is the stock indicator! As you browse the store you will be able to see if an item is "In Stock" "Low Stock" or on "Back-order"! woohoo! I can't tell you what a great feature this is, currently I have to email folks individually to advise them if their order contains an out of stock item! and I so dislike telling folks that their order may experience delay. Now folks can see before they order what the status of the stock is! How cool is this?? See the screenshot below for the position of this vital piece of information!
Larger pics: There is a delicious new lightbox on the store, when you click on the product picture, it enlarges and you can scroll through them, unlike our current set up where you have to look at each one individually, bliss!
Navigation: Folks will be able to find things easier, the new nav bar on the left will have categories and sub categories and there will be a feature that allows folks to find items by date of release!
New Sections: As we're still a fairly new company a few of the sections on our new store will not be completely populated yet! You'll see them as you explore, but we're hoping to fill up our new "FREEBIES" section with freebies of course! and our new "LEARN" section with helpful info and tutorials, to start with I'll be pulling useful tuts from the blog here and as time goes on we'll add to it, I might pinch some from the DT blogs (wink) I haven't asked them yet! lol!!
What we don't have: at this time we don't have customer accounts, for the very simple reason that there is not enough admin staff (there's only me! lol) to deal with the admin that this would require. This is not a permanent position and we won't rule it out for the future, but as it stands I don't see it happening this year.
Anyhow, can't wait to hear what you think of it all, good or bad! Fingers crossed it all works!
oooh and did I mention a Gallery?...I'll post more on this later...LOL