April 13th, 2009
Along the theme of the last post, and the next few posts, today I’ll be talking about another one of the new features we’ve built into the new site.
One of the goals we had with the new site was to make it as simple as possible to find the part you need for your laptop or iPod. To accomplish this, we built several new features into the site. One of those is the part locator on the Home Page.
The part locator feature gives you three different ways to search for what you’re looking for. The best part is that, due to our brilliant programmers, you can do it all without switching pages or browsing through different pages.
The first search box is a general search based on Apple part # or keyword. If you know what you’re looking for, this is likely the fastest way to find it. Simply type in what you’re looking for, and the results will appear on the right hand side of the leaderboard box. Click on the product you’d like more information on to go to that product page.
The second box is a search by model #. Type your model # into this box to identify the family name of the machine you need parts for, and then click the associated link on the right hand side to either get more information or to go to the category for that family type.
The third box is a search by category feature. This feature is great if you’re just browsing for a part you need. To use this feature, simply select your model and the category you’d like, and you can browse for the parts you need. Then, just click on the product to go to that product page.
These three different ways to search for products make locating the right product not only easy, but fast as well.