Friday April 11, 2014
Historically, stores on Wanelo have always had two pages:
· a store page that aggregates all the products from that store, and
· a store user profile that lets store owners post products and get creative by posting stories and organizing collections.
We know this has been confusing for users to decide which account to follow and also difficult for stores to decide which account to promote.
We’ve loved the creative part, but we’ve hated the confusion.
That’s why, over the next few weeks, store pages on Wanelo will have a new look and feel by merging the two pages together. Merged store pages give stores a new level of editorial control, and it makes it easier to connect with fans. You can see an example of a merged pages here: http://wanelo.com/victoriassecret
So, what’s different?
Retailers are getting a direct URL.
A store’s URL will now be simply wanelo.com/storename. Currently, store URLs are structured as wanelo.com/store/storename. This makes a Wanelo store easier to find and promote.
Collections will take front and center.
Collections offer stores the ability to curate products in meaningful ways. Right now, a user visiting a store’s page is greeted with a stream of the most recently posted products without any organization. Merged pages put collections right up front, allowing store owners to merchandise their account in the same way they might their own site. The catch is that a store’s page will only be as good as its collections, so we’re encouraging store owners to get active in categorizing their items (the new organize button helps make it a cinch).
There are also a few other perks like the ability to change your store avatars, but we believe incorporating collections into store pages will be a big game-changer for both users and stores.
When will the changes take place?
Our team is rolling out the new merged store pages in phases.
What if I have questions?
We want to hear from you! Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more new juiciness just for stores, follow us on Twitter at @wanelobusiness or sign up below to get monthly store info sent right to your inbox:
Friday April 11, 2014
It all started with a Store Owners page on our site. We made a destination with all the Wanelo 101 info a store would need to get started, and that was enough.
But as time passed, stores started getting pretty clever with Wanelo. From tapping influencers to hosting contests, they were finding ways to use Wanelo that even we hadn’t thought of and they were sharing some crazy success stories.
These tips and tricks were just too good to keep to ourselves, and we wanted all the stores on Wanelo to be having the same victories.
Our new Wanelo Stores blog will give store owners practical advice on how to optimize their presence, incorporate Wanelo into their site, and leverage new features. We’re kicking it off with a new best practices guide designed to give some actionable tips stores can start using today.
All that seriousness aside though, we don’t love “rules” around here. That’s why we create a product that’s dangerously fun, so take these best practices as suggestions, but do keep blowing our mind with wild new uses of Wanelo!
For daily tips on using Wanelo, or to share your own success story, follow us on Twitter at @WaneloBusiness. To get a monthly wrap-up of all our Wanelo Stores posts, sign up below:
Wednesday April 9, 2014
Hey Philo worshippers and Eames lovers— if staring at a blank piece of paper makes your heart flutter, this one’s for you. We’ve got 15 kick-ass minimalist Wanelo-ites that you’re gonna go nuts for. Stark monochromes? Yes. Scandinavian design? Double Yes. Seriously, these cool cats will make you a minimalist #4lyf. Intrigued?
And even if that blank piece of paper kinda stresses you out, these users will def prove to you that clean and simple is where it’s at. Confused? Check em out anyway. But fair warning: these cats might make you rethink your entire wardrobe situation. And also home decor. And life in general. Don’t say we didn’t warn you…
Friday April 4, 2014
Hi guys, TGIF! Oh and FYI, your Friday is about to get pretty awesome (maybe even more awesome than this).
You have all been asking for an easier way to organize your collections for quite some time. And guess what, we did it! It’s now possible online - aaand, we’re working on making it live on mobile too. How soon you ask? Soon. Like, way soon. :)
How it works is beyond simple - just go to your profile, click on the brand spankin’ new ORGANIZE button, and move things around to your heart’s content. Done and done!
Have a great weekend, ya’ll!
Tuesday April 1, 2014
Basically, you’ve been asking, and we’ve been listening.
Beside the new magic feed in your life, we have something more magical happening. It’s like a unicorn is about to show up at your doorstep, so here goes it!
WANELO IS OPENING ITS FIRST MALL!!!!! (Yes, it’s an all caps required situation.)
We know right now you’re probably screaming, texting, tweeting, snapchatting, and ‘gramming this to all your people to spread the news: #wanelomall
So the deets:
We are opening our first mall later this year in Providence, Rhode Island. For realsies.
One of the biggest struggles in securing the first mall location was simply finding a property large enough to hold all the 12 million products you can find on Wanelo. After months of searching and scouring, we found an abandoned mall to transform into an IRL version of Wanelo. Um yea, it’s a dream come true.
The next tricky thing is figuring out how to make everything fit inside our new location. Probably with reallllly tall racks. We’ve been having a ridiculous amount of fun figuring it out still, especially finding all the catzz for our new mall.
Stay tuned for more! Because when we announce the Grand Opening date, we hope to offer massive Wanelo discounts and awesome raffle prizes to the first 1,500 people who wait in line overnight before our big day later this year. The first 500 lucky folks will get a lifetime’s worth of free Squishables, and you all know how Deena feels about Squishables!
Here’s a sneak peek of the early design of our mall!
Oh, and BTW, APRIL FOOLS!!!!!!
Sorry, this may have been too good to be true, but know that we love you forever and ever like Kate Moss and pizza slices.
Monday March 31, 2014
Oh hello! We hope you’re having a good day out there, and we sincerely hope it’s about to get better thanks to this update!
It contains magic for iPhone and iPod users. Literally. Seriously. Check out the new Magic feed of interesting products cooked up just for you, based on the products you’ve been saving. It changes as you save new things, and as other people who save things similar to your things save things. You can view them one at a time if you want and swipe to save the good ones. It’s a powerful force and not something to be used while operating heavy machinery. If you use it while walking, don’t forget to look up!
We also made a slew of small improvements based on your feedback, and made profiles more screenshot-friendly.
Tell us what you think and what you would like, and if you appreciate what we’ve been doing, leave us a nice review! We read them all and share them. Someday we’ll publish a coffee table book of them.
Thursday March 27, 2014
Sometimes it’s fun to stay inside the lines! From graphic lines to seersucker textures, stripes are both a huge spring trend, and a staple that we return to year after year. Here are 10 ways we’re gonna do stripes this spring:
Shop more stripe-y goodness here.
Wednesday March 26, 2014
Let’s be honest: When you’re sitting behind a desk all day, you could use a little entertainment. Here’s some stuff to turn your work space from drab to fab.
Tuesday March 25, 2014
Still using the same three photo apps to edit your visual masterpieces? It’s time to upgrade your gear. Take your iPhone to new heights and your cameras to new sights with these 10 tech toys for the visually inclined.
Shop more gadgets and gizmos here.
Monday March 24, 2014
Bare walls are so overrated. Why not make use of every inch of space? Here are 9 of our favorite reasons to hang it.
A shelf that not only serves as a decorative feature in itself, but also saves you some much-needed cabinet space.
For the truly lazy. No need to fish around in your drawer for that bottle opener; just lean over to the wall and crack your beer open.
Keep your toothbrush clean and out of the way with this handy hook.
Who doesn’t love baskets? Somehow they look even more charming floating in mid-air.
Give your plants the breathing room they need.
Why waste precious floor space with a table, when you can just attach it to the wall?
Finally, a pretty way to put your jewelry on display (and keep it detangled).
Gotta love a two-in-one. Brilliant. Just brilliant.
Easy to store, easier to drink.
Shop more wall hangings here.
Monday March 24, 2014
As you’ve been browsing around some of your favorite stores’ websites, you may have noticed the Wanelo button floating around. It makes saving awesome items from your favorite sites to Wanelo even easier.
Here are just a few of the (many) sites where you can now find the Wanelo button:
If one of your favorite stores doesn’t have our button yet, never fear! Just email email@example.com or Tweet at @Wanelo to let us know which ones you think should add it next.
Sunday March 23, 2014
We are mad for metal! From racks to rhinestuds, it’s all about the shiny, hard material.
Friday March 21, 2014
Did you know that March is National Nutrition Month? It’s the perfect time to shed those winter layers (and pounds) in favor of a healthier lifestyle. And it couldn’t come at a better time - just in time for swimsuit season! Staying healthy on the go can be tricky, so we’ve rounded up some of the easiest ways to get you back (and stay) on track!
Nutritious juices filled with healthy greens are a great way of getting energized in the morning or to beat the 3 o’clock slump. Our favorite is from a local SF joint, Juice Shop!
Getting your daily dose of omega-3s has never been more appealing. Simply mix with food or drink, or eat straight from the packet— way better than a pill, if you ask us!
Making your own energy bars from scratch ensures you know every ingredient that goes into them. This cookbook maximizes nutrition and eliminates unhealthy additives for everything from delicious raw protein bars to granola bars.
Hydrate and replenish electrolytes, potassium, calcium and more with coconut water.
Call us kale crazy. We love drizzling olive oil, sprinkling on red pepper flakes, cumin, salt and pepper, and baking for about 15 minutes for a crispy, healthy afternoon pick-me-up.
A superfood packed with fiber, protein and antioxidants, generously sprinkle chia seeds on anything from yogurt to smoothies, and even add them to muffins - in fact, chia seeds can even replace eggs when baking!
Shop more nutritious goodness here.
Friday March 21, 2014
You are never too old for a slumber party, especially when Ryan Gosling and gourmet popcorn are involved!
10. Infinity Symbol Set - Temporary Tattoo (Set of 6) from Tattify
Thursday March 20, 2014
Chic and sleek, these backpacks are anything but elementary. No longer reserved for the classroom, here are 8 backpacks that are on our radar for a grown-up approach.
Shop them all here.