Friday, 29 December 2017

Tweaks to Nifty's Zazzle Product Slideshow sharer

We've had some feedback that the way the search worked on the Nifty Slideshow Sharer wasn't intuitive / useful enough.
Tap/click the image to see the slideshow in action and to try out the search

What used to happen depended on where the original products were being pulled from. If a store name and / or department id was used, the new search was restricted in the same way.

๐Ÿ‘Ž The feedback we got was that searches by customers were often turning up no results; the department and store restrictions were often too limiting.

So, on the one hand, yes we all want to keep people in our stores to increase the chance of a sale of one of our designs, but on the other we don't want to lose a potential referral sale because we didn't cater for what they were after in their search.

๐Ÿ‘ So we've added checkboxes that appear under the right circumstances:
  • If you used a store name in the slideshow, the "Search in same store" checkbox appears
  • If you used a department id, yes, you guessed, the "Search in same department" checkbox appears

Finally, when a search is performed, the page size parameter resets itself to 120 (the max) and the page number gets reset to 1.

๐Ÿคฅ Oh, and we've also removed the lie (an oversight!) that said the search opened in a new window; it doesn't.

๐Ÿ’ฐKerching! Let's hope it does the job and leads to more sales ๐Ÿ˜€

Edited to add:
We've added another nice little tweak that was easy to do. Now, when a department is used, the department name appears as part of the title for new searches:
Tap/click the image to see the slideshow in action and to try out the search

You can see in this screenshot of one arising from a new search:
  1. A department must have been used (because the checkbox for it is there)
  2. The name of that department is now included in the title at the top of the slideshow.

Tap/click the image to see the slideshow in action.