Major Site Upgrade

By John Rice, General Manager

Hello everyone.  Sorry I’ve been so quiet in the blog area lately.  I plan to be changing that.  I just want to announce that over the last (nearly) two days we have been applying a major upgrade to the online store.  This is a significant undertaking and it never goes as smoothly as it seems like it should.  Previous customers will notice that some things are in a different place.  The search window is now at the top right instead of top left and the mini cart is now on the left instead of the right.  There are also some changes which improve ease of use, such as you can add items to your cart from a category list and when you search, the results are no longer just a list but now include pictures and the beginning of the description.

Of course, we will be discovering various bugs and other things which need correcting over the next several days.  If you run into anything that doesn’t seem to work correctly, please send me a description of it through our Contact page or in the comments field of your order.  Thank you for your patience during the last two days and as we fine tune the new site.

One thing which is not functioning properly at the moment is when you try to order something that is out of stock.  Currently it does not inform you that the item it out of stock on the item description page and then you see an error when you try to add it to your cart.  It is also not currently possible to buy or use Gift Certificates.  We are working on correcting these.