Posted by Mark on May 19, 2014
Greetings everyone and welcome to the new LA Outback online store!
Life out here in Palm Springs, the outback of Los Angeles, continues to be relaxing, rejuvenating and exciting! Can't believe its been a year and a half since we left the craziness of the city to set up camp in this beautiful oasis. Spring is the perfect time to be in the desert as the weather is warming but its not so hot that you can't go outside. Anyone wanting to rock on out for a visit to play some didgeridoos you are always welcome to set an appointment for a visit.
So every five years or so we feel compelled to reinvent ourselves and our website, ultimately striving to find new ways to streamline the experience of shopping with us. Well that time is here once again! With this brand new site design we hope to create an environment that is not only cleaner visually, but also easier for you the customer to navigate.
The basic structure and architecture of the navigation is all pretty much the same and will hopefully feel familiar to those who frequent our site. Our main goal was to clean away a lot of the clutter through the use of waterfalls on all menus.
Brand New Features!
The Sort By Function:
One of the features we've always wanted to offer, but couldn't with our old cart due to programming limitations, is the ability to search didgeridoo by KEY, SOUND QUALITY and even PERFECT PITCH. Are you looking specifically for the key of E for example? Are you only interested in Concert Quality instruments? We're excited to say that now with a new sorting system you can now easy bring up just what you are looking for.
This will hopefully save you time, and us as well when we need to sort through the current inventory while we have you on the phone.
The Artist / Crafter Filter:
Once you land on any individual didgeridoo you can also click the artist's name to see everything we have on sale at the time. Pretty handy if you quickly want to sort through your favorite didge maker's wares.
(Here's an example of Artist / Crafter sort results)
The Comparison Function:
You can also utilize the 'COMPARE' functionality which is a nice added bonus. Simply click on the Compare icon that engages when you roll over any didgeridoo you are interested in. Then add up to four items to your list. Once you've tagged anything that catches your eye, simply click the 'COMPARE' link at the top of the site.
On your matches come up you can review information like Key, Artist, Sound Quality, Length, Weight, etc.
As time goes by we'll be exploring more options to further expand this feature.
(Here's an example of 'COMPARE' sort results)
We ask that as you cruise around the site and you have any feedback or suggestions, please feel free to drop us a message. You may have an idea for a feature that we overlooked. Our email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for everyone's support and happy didgin' to all!