boxedup Shop Search

boxedup Shop SearchWe have added a new shopping section to boxedup which allows you to search for the latest products and prices right here inside boxedup.

It also shows suggestions and price comparisons on product pages, so if something you have added is now available at a better price or from other sellers, you can see it immediately.

This release is still in beta phase as we test it and get your feedback. We will be working on improving the products and the functionality, but in the meantime, happy shopping!

Update – Known Bug

There is known bug whereby on your initial search it may not show results. If this happens please refresh your browser and the products will appear.

boxedup Mac Dashboard Widget

We have released a new Mac Dashboard widget this week with which you can see constantly refreshed information from boxedup’s lists and activity feeds. We are using ours at the moment to follow our “Friends Activity” which shows us anything added or moved from any of our friends accounts – perfect at this time of year! If you don’t have a Mac you can use the available feeds in any RSS reader – more on that here.

To install, just download the widget (click the image below) and it will automatically add to your dashboard (if it doesn’t install automatically save the file to your computer then click the downloaded file)

To use the widget follow these steps

1. Click the ‘i’ button on the bottom right to get to the back panel
2. Add the username of the user you want to follow (this is the name at the end of their URL, without any spaces)
3. Choose which list or activity feed you want to display with the drop down
4. If you want to see another list the user has created (not on the drop down), select “Other List” on the drop down and add the list name in the box below (this is the name at the end of the list URL, without any spaces)
5. Click “Done” and you will return to the front panel which will show your automatically updating feed

We hope you enjoy using our site after the latest round of developments, we’d like to thank Aimee Daniells, who has been helping develop all the great new features we have added in recent months – many thanks!

More Updates – RSS Feeds And Tags

We hope you’ve been using all the new features on the site, we have been busy rearranging our lists as it’s now so easy to do! Our latest updates bring you some really useful tools, so here goes!

RSS Feeds

You can now get RSS feed for every public list and also activity streams.

  • Watch your friends lists and see updates of what they add
  • Watch your network activity to see updates of everything all your friends add
  • Watch your own lists so you can access them easily

This means you can get constantly refreshed updates anywhere there is an RSS reader – on your iPhone, on your Google homepage, on your Mac dashboard!

Boxedup RSS Feed

If you are new to RSS feeds they are really simple – just a URL that you add into an RSS reader.  To get the RSS feed URL just click the RSS icon next to each list / activity stream or the RSS icon in your browser address window – simple! Your RSS feeds willl keep updating frequently to make sure you can see any recent changes from boxedup.

RSS readers can be found for free or very cheaply all over the web, or you can use our Mac Dashboard Widget to which will allow you to access all your RSS feeds easily.

List Tags

Did you know that you can add tags to each of your products so that you, or anyone visiting your list can filter the list with those tags?

  • Just want to see everything tagged with DVD’s or Music?
  • Just want to see Clothes or Shoes?

To add tags you can edit each product and add as many tags as you want. Once you’ve added some tags, they appear on the right hand side, and just click one to add the filter! (click remove to go back to normal view)

 

 

 

Homepage

Lastly we’ve updated the homepage  so you can see the last few posts from our blog, which will keep you up to date with any changes we make – in fact you might be reading this now on our homepage. Happy Shopping!

 

Better Lists – View More And Organise Easily!

We are very happy to have launched some more improvements to your lists, helping you organise them even more easily.

Drag + Drop reordering

  • If you look at your lists now, you can change the order really easily by just grabbing each item (there is a button in the bottom right of each list item) and dragging it up and down to reorder.

 

Drag + Drop Reordering

 

  • If you can’t drag your list items – please make sure you have javascript turned on in your browser.

 

View more items per page

  • At the top of your list are new buttons allowing you to show 10, 20 or 50 items per page.
  • You can use this with the reordering function above to reorder your whole list and make sure the things you want the most are right at the top.

 

View More

 

New boxedup Developments And Improvements

We’ve been updating the site this past week and wanted to let you know about the changes. We’ve got more updates planned this week, helping you use your lists more easily, so we will let you know as soon as they have gone live.

Bookmark

  • We’ve improved the bookmark so it is better at getting your product data from websites. It also grabs multiple images so you can choose the best one for your product.
  • Click on the image itself, or on the arrows underneath to select your image.

Bookmark Image Selection

  • There are so many websites out there that there will always be some that are really difficult to extract, but we’ve seen a big improvement since last week.


I Want / I Have buttons

  • Clicking any of the ‘I Want’ or  ‘I Have’ buttons will add the item to your Want or Have list, but you will stay on your current page on boxedup.
  • The link will update with a tick to show you it has been added.

I Want + I Own Buttons

List Items

We’ve also improved some list functions to help you use your lists more easily,

  • Delete            – Your item is removed more quickly without reloading the page.
  • Move Item    – When you move an item, you stay on the same page and the page doesn’t reload, making it quicker to move things around.
  • Make #1        – Moves your item to the top of your list, but doesn’t reload the page.

List Item Functions

We have also cleaned up a couple of the other functions at the top so they are laid out better. Why not try moving some items around to try out these new functions!

We will be improving your lists more over the next few days – happy shopping!

Latest UK Codes & Offers

 

We hope you’re enjoying the new look boxedup site which is packed with lots of great products that users have added to their lists. Here at boxedup we’re always trying to help you find more so our newsletter features some of the best offers and deals we’ve found in the UK.

Top UK Coupon Codes & Offers this Week

Amazon

AmazonUp to 45% Off Toys At Amazon UK

Fantastic savings on home improvement and garden tools. Offer ends Sunday.

Offer Expires 22/08/11

HMV

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HMV Summerfest Sale! Up To 70% Off Box Set DVD’s

Offer Expires Soon!

Dell Computers

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Use the code GIVEME5 at the checkout to get £5 off!

Offer Expires 31/08/11

Dell Computers

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Enjoy this summer use code 78KsF5 to get 15% off camping gear at Millets

Offer Expires Soon!

 

SIte Relaunch Live!

We hope you like the new boxedup.com site which is now fully live. We have redesigned both the front and back end of the site which means we will be able to roll out improvements on a more regular basis.

Please update your bookmarks

  • You can log into the site with your existing details
  • you will need to delete the old bookmark in your browser and add the new one so you can add products!
  • Donwload new bookmark here

The bookmark is how you add products to your lists. You will need to add the new bookmark to your browser so you can add products to your lists. Go here to do that now.

Problems with your account?

If you can’t access your account please contact us on support@boxedup.com. The data on the new site was migrated a couple of weeks ago and as a result new items added to the old site rather than new may not be in your account.

Site Relaunch

The site relaunch will go live tomorrow  (Thursday 30th June). We will add a blog post here introducing the main changes on the site to help you get started.

If you can’t access your account please contact us on support@boxedup.com. The data on the new site was migrated a couple of weeks ago and as a result new items added to the old site rather than new may not be in your account.

Boxedup Beta Goes Live

The new beta boxedup site is now available for everyone to use. For the next two weeks the existing and beta sites will run in tandem. In that time only data added to the beta site will be kept but you are free to use either. Once this period is over we will fully switch to the beta site.

Using the new boxedup beta site

  • sign into the new site using your current logins at beta.boxedup.com
  • get the new Add to boxedup bookmark – this is to replace all old bookmarklets and browser buttons. These can now be removed from your browser.

The beta site is by it’s nature a work in progress so we will be adding to it in the coming weeks and months. We would of course love to hear your feedback so please leave a comment below, via Facebook or Twitter.

Boxedup – come shopping.

Boxedup Beta in Action

With the boxedup beta being launched next week you will have access to the brand spanking new site. Check out some little tasters of what you can expect below to wet you appetite.

Completely new boxedup design and features

Improved Product Price Comparison

As part of the redevelopment we have managed to match a lot more user added products so you can see where else you can buy products from. As the beta site gets used more we’ll have access to a much better pool of data so by adding products you will be helping other users – come shopping with boxedup!

Boxedup Price Comparison

Improved Site Search

One of the main areas of the complete site overhaul was to make products, users and stores more accessible. The improved search functionality is available on every page and means you are never more than a click away from finding what you need.

Improved site search

So there’s a little taster of what you can expect from the new site. We’re sorry for any inconvenience the database lock may cause but we’re confident that you are going to love the new beta site when you get your hands on it next week.