Have you checked out the new shop?! It looks amazing! And just in case you haven’t had the chance to look around yet, I thought I’d take you on a tour.
There are several familiar features, but it all looks so new and fresh! On the landing page, you can scroll through (or even just sit back and watch) the newest ads/news for our shop. The biggest piece of news for the shop right now is, of course, the grand re-opening! And in case you didn’t notice….there’s a sale going on too! We’ll come back to that later.
One of the first options that you have is to simply check out what’s new! I can’t tell you how I sometimes just lose myself on a weekend morning browsing everything that’s been released in the past week.
Right across the top are the wonderful search features you are used to. If you want to look at what each designer has released, you can click on the Deisgner button and choose your favorite designer. Click on their name to bring up all their items in the store. By default, they are sorted by date. So this beautiful kit that I’ve been drooling over called Sea Shanties by Laitha’s Designs was her latest release. (Pssst…click on the picture to go to Laitha’s shop!)
But you know what’s fun? Not only seeing the designer’s creations…but seeing the designers! Under the Shop by Designer menu is a button that actually says “See all our designers”! Ever wonder what Momma O (aka Vicki Stegall) looks like? Or maybe you can picture someone’s avatar from the forum, but can’t remember which designer they are? Here is the place to go to find out.
If you are looking for something specific, you can browse the category area. I spent some time in this area this weekend when looking for templates to use for my vacation album. (Look for a future post on creating an easy album for an event with a lot of pictures.) You can find word art, journaling cards, overlays and more, all grouped together.
Of course, don’t forget that you can always search for the keywords you are looking for too. The search box is right at the very top of the screen! And after you’ve brought up your results (whatever way you get there), you can sort them to easily find what you are looking for. Want to find the highest rated product by that designer or something within a budget? You’ve got those options and more!
One of my favorite items has always been the Wish List. When I need some inspiration, I’ll peruse my Wish List and find something that I love that I haven’t purchased yet. I can remember those kits and items that I maybe couldn’t get during my last splurge and add them on to my next one! To get to your Wish List, sign in to the store and go to the My Account page.
Speaking looking for things you haven’t purchased, have you seen one of the most awesome features of the new shop? The shop will flag purchases you’ve already made when you add them to your shopping cart so that you don’t buy them again! No more accidentally buying the same kit twice! Isn’t that great?!
And don’t forget you can always purchase gift certificates for your best buddies! Or send a link to the gift certificate page to your significant others. 😉 That button is at the bottom of the site.
And if you want to stay up on all the newest releases, sales, and events here at Oscraps, don’t forget to sign up for the weekly emailed newsletter. That’s also at the bottom of the page on the right.
Now that you’ve had a good tour, is anyone else ready to shop? Just creating this tour had me drooling over products! You’re in luck because the Grand Reopening Sale is still going on!! You have until the end of the day on Friday (US Time) to load up and take advantage of the discounts. Go on…explore, find some goodies, load up your wish list. I won’t tell anybody!