What’s New - March, 2013

Published March 16, 2013

February shaped up to be quite a busy month for Articents. The highlight was being featured in the Feb 6th edition of the Charlotte Observer, which was then picked up by no less than eight other newspapers (and counting!). Not only did that article give us lots of exposure, but it also resulted in many sales made by various vendors - including a few by brand new members who have just joined. In the future, we hope to do more of this along with other forms of publicity and advertising to help draw in even more customers to Articents for you.

So what is new on Articents? We didn’t any release major updates or upgrades, however we did manage to make a few improvements and bug fixes. Here are some highlights:

- Improved directory and site navigation
We heard from a number of visitors and vendors that our structure was insufficient at best. We tried to address that as quickly as possible, but please keep in mind that it will continue to evolve as time goes on. If we missed a sub-category that would help you, please let me know so that it can be added.

- Contact Seller option
Originally, only upgraded stores had a way for customers to submit feedback and comments to them. We removed this requirement so that all stores will have this feature. All feedback will be sent to your registered webmaster email address, while Premium users will also have the option to review them from their dashboard.

- International Shipping Options
You can now specify different shipping rates for different countries and/or limit orders to only selected destinations

- Product Dimensions
All stores now have the ability to specify product dimensions

- User Interface Tweaks
We focus a lot of attention on how our users actually use Articents along with its various tools, and we’re always looking to improve upon them. We think we’ve done a good job so far, but we recognize that there are still many areas that need additional refinement. Our end goal is to make things so easy to use that they need no explanation, and to also include measures that proactively assist you while you are doing various tasks.

This is by no means the end either, as we have a number of other improvements and enhancements currently underway - including an all new redesign of the site.

(3) Comments

LVs Beads n Things

March 16, 2013

Thank you for adding international shipping rates as well as the other site improvements. I appreciate all of the hard work that you are putting in to make this a great site for us all. You are doing a fantastic job!

March 17, 2013

I agree with LVs Beads n Things. I am looking forward to more sales and improvements.

Joy's Candles

March 31, 2013

My plans are to get started this week, finally! Shipping has been my biggest obstacle..... Looking forward to selling on Articents!!!!!