Welcome to the NEW EssentialPhoto website! As previously mentioned, there aren't any drastic changes in terms of the look of the website or the way it works at it's core, but there are a lot of new features that will be very handy for the regular shopper, plus some things you'll need to know before you start shopping.
Here's some of them:
- Rewards System
We've kept this one under wraps as a surprise - we will now be offering rewards points for each purchase, sign up and referral! £1 spent = 10 points, 250 points = £1 to spend, and you get 250 points just for creating your new account! Find out more in this blog here.
- Wish Lists
This has been requested for a while! No longer do you have to bookmark your favourite products to save them, our new website now supports wishlists! Save all the fancy equipment your heart desires so it's right there when you want to buy it.
- Improved filter/search function
Not only do you now get previews of recommended products when you search for an item, you can also now filter a search page to your liking! This means you can filter for brand, price, category, camera compatiblity and stock levels. It's a much smoother system than before and it's now much easier to find what you need.
- Search for blogs!
You can now also search for blogs by title and content! By using the same search bar, searching for "CITI600" will give you previews of recommended products, but it will also now give you a list of blogs to the right of these products that feature or focus on the CITI600! Handy, right?
- VAT Invoices
Another handy feature is how VAT invoices are handled. Instead of having to manually request one from our team each time they're needed, they will be much easier to access. More info on this to come!
Our email system is also being updated, and will hopefully mean sleeker and more user friendly and mobile friendly email formats. Sign up if you're interested and you may recieve an exclusive discount!
Besides all this, there are a lot of small quality of life updates including making sure the website runs faster than the old one. But, is there anything you need to know while the new website goes live?
Your old account on the old website WILL NOT be transferred to the new website unfortunately. You will have to set up a new account when it goes live on Thursday to make sure you can store all your orders on the one account. Plus, don't forget that signing up gets you 250 points added to your account automatically towards our new rewards system!
Bear with us!
We're doing our best to make sure the website launch goes as smoothly as possible, but there is a chance we may run into some difficulties on the day! Please be patient with us if you run into any technical problems. We will probably already be aware of them when they happen, but drop us a message at email@example.com with any concerns.
Thank you for all your support while we update for the new website, and we hope you all love the new changes!