It’s been a long day today working on here, testing the auction system, and making refined adjustments to them, but every minute invested only helps clarify things for new customers.
An example of these improvements was to deal with what could be misconstrued in the MyAccount area. It was an internal link called ‘orders’ which only relates to the orders that have been submitted. Customers may just click this without realising the new order has been added to the cart (top right) and think they may not have won any auctions. It’s a slim chance this could happen but these are the fine things that get ironed out in a good website over time.
This was rectified by refining the ‘How to Pay’ page in the member’s sidebar menu. We also created and added screenshots with highlighted notes on them to point out where to find the cart.
This led us to create a new page on the website to give those that haven’t joined yet, an idea of how easy it is to use the auction system. This new page can be found here and has been added to the user’s MyAccount sidebar.
When you consider this is minor and easily viewed it just illustrates how many hours of work is hardly noticed by the visitor coming to the website.
I’m going on about the website again, but it is really important to understand how this will be the foundation on which the enrichment of its core content of antique tools will be built.
We are going through this stressful and highly involved process for one reason and that’s for the main topic of this website. At the end of the day, I’m pleased with how the day went and the progress in various areas, it’s highly likely without pointing out the new page most people won’t have noticed this until they need it.
All those small changes add up over time and why I talk about the evolution of this website and what it will offer.
Believe it or not, we have been doing things like this all week, testing, improving, and adding to ensure those bidding get a good experience.
So that’s the news from today.