Your SpreadShop is about to become more beautiful, more customer-friendly and faster. A completely revised list page is about to come to life, and that’s where you come in! We need you to tell us what’s hot and what’s not, so please take part in out beta test and make your opinion count. You’ll be first in line to see and test your Shop in its brand-new guise.
You can now access the beta (test) version of your Shop by replacing the URL element “shop” in front of .spreadshirt with “shopbeta” (i.e. shopbeta.spreadshirt.co.uk/SpreadShop).
Please leave any feedback in the comment section below.
For the whole month of February, you can try out the beta version. We’re planning to release a revamped Shop view in the beginning of March.
Some of the improvements include:
- Better performance and shorter loading times
- Relevant search results and less empty searches/error pages
- The size and colors options are visible under each product
- Size and colors can be filtered from list page (introduction likely coming after the beta test)
- Easy navigation thanks to Breadcrumbs
- Improved ranking on Google and other search engines thanks to upgraded meta data and schema.org support
- Social media integration with Open Graph protocols
- Intuitive filtering on mobile devices
Shop Partner with your own CSS?
We’re defining completely new CSS classes for the new list-page version, and it’s already in place in the beta version. Now, you can define separate “HTML & CSS“ styles in the CSS field of your extended Shop Settings, both for the current version and the beta version.
These new definitions may not work with your current CSS on the beta version’s list page. In this case, they will also not work in the upcoming version after the release. This may necessitate adjusting your layout ideas to the new classes.
Of course, we’ll respond to feedback and suggestions as we continue to improve the system throughout the beta phase. This means that the beta version may receive another overhaul by the time it goes live.
We’ll only be implementing changes through the first half of the month. To give you a chance to adopt to the changes, we’ll only do dramatic HTML and CSS changes in exceptional cases in the second half of the month. Otherwise, you’ll see relatively minor revamps during the latter half of February.
The new list page is a milestone on the path to the perfect SpreadShop. We’ll keep improving the list page after the next release in early March, including improved filtering of colors and sizes.
What’s more, we’re already tackling the next challenge! Keep an eye out for a completely revised detail page that will be introduced with a future beta version.
Feedback on the list page will help us help you. Please drop any comments below! And thanks! 😊