Product Detail Pages, Tracking Information, Email Fixes, SSL, and RSS
Well, just ahead of our three month anniversary, we have a host of fantastic Need updates to share.
We’ve been keeping track of your qualms, questions, and queries regarding the site’s design and functionality. Many of you have, unsurprisingly, requested the same fixes and updates.
And, today, we’ve implemented the first and most-requested batch.
Product Detail Pages
Perhaps the most obvious change is that individual products are now clickable, shareable, and social-friendly. Simply click the product name and you’ll find yourself on an individual product page for a given item.
Maybe you’re interested in Volume 2’s Jiberish x Woolrich Peacoat — our most popular item in our brief history — or in sharing some of JerSean's amazing photography on Pinterest or Svpply? Well, now it's easy to simply visit an individual product page, share the link, or use your bookmarklet of choice.
Shipping and Tracking Improvements
Second, behind the scenes, we’ve implemented a brand new shipping mechanism. As a result, we’re now able to automatically (hallelujah) provide tracking information for your orders, whilst also expanding our capacity for working with all major US carriers.
What does this mean for you? Well, obviously, you’ll be able to track your packages easily. It also means we’ll be able to provide more cost-effective shipping, quicker turnarounds, and altogether shorter wait times for you to receive your fresh Need goodness each month.
Speaking of which, have you been missing out on Need’s latest Volumes? We’ve been hearing reports that sizable numbers of our users have not been receiving our monthly Volume release email.
(Yes. We only send one email per month. It’s quite nice.)
Well, as of today, our system is in full and accurate sync with our email provider. As such, all email-related issues ought to be fixed.
(Still, if you have problems, feel free to reach out. Email is a nightmarish hell-scape and it’s entirely possible one or two quirks remain.)
Tumblr and RSS
As an alternative means for keeping up with our news, you can subscribe to Imprint’s RSS feed in your reader of choice. This’ll keep you abreast of stock updates, behind the scenes photography, product updates, code releases, and so forth.
We’re also hard at work on some independently-produced journalism, video, and interviews exclusive to Need. This content will be available via Imprint soon.
Finally — and this one is slightly dated — we have implemented full, site-wide SSL encryption. Need was already incredibly secure, but now we have an extra layer and the confidence-inducing green badge to tout.
If it’s not obvious, we’re committed to providing the best possible experience for all Need members — both present and future. These changes — both small and large — ought to contribute in a great many respects to that end.
Our thanks to Mobelux for being such phenomenal partners in this portion of the business.
We’re still re-adjusting and catching-up after our visit to New York, but have some huge news, partnerships, projects, and capsule lines coming soon.
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