As 2016 comes to a close, we will be traveling through a new doorway together, with the unveiling of our fully redesigned mobile friendly store (now live), courtesy of Bit Master Marcus and Shopify. It's been a long time in the making (like most things around these parts), but we are finally ready to explore some new territory and hopefully welcome an easier and less unpredictable release night experience for all of us. Marcus has outlined some important details below that should really assist in making the transition easier. -Matt
Finally! Before heading in, a few words on the new digs:
One of the big improvements with this platform is the responsiveness, and the ability to auto-format for all devices and screen sizes. When we started diving deep into Google Analytics about 5 years ago, we were surprised to see nearly 20% of people ordering from mobile devices. Fast-forward to the most recent launch and the number of mobile users has doubled. The last Bit Figs wave received 49% of orders from phones!
Another new feature is user accounts. We highly recommend everyone take a few seconds to create an Onell.Store account. This will make checkout super fast, and is a neat way to keep track of your activity. You can still checkout using PayPal, too. While we've had our troubles with them, the fact is they've helped us process every single order since day one, and as a Payment Gateway, they are quite reliable. Now that we have shopping cart specialists on our side, we're feeling confident to continue working together with PayPal.
We hope you'll have a chance to familiarize yourselves with the new system prior to the launch. Click an item to see important info such as order limit, parts count and full product details. Once added to your cart, a "Continue Shopping" button will appear to zip you back to the previous page. When finished, click the top cart icon to checkout. It's a bit of a different process than before, but we feel it's a major upgrade to loading one giant page of heavy scripts and separate windows.
Matt, Michelle and I will remain on high alert during the launch, but we're hoping this will be a smooth transition for all, and in the end a fun experience. As always, leave feedback below, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, and thank you for the support. -Marc