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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 7:59 pm    Post subject: Shop Together with someone! Available now Reply with quote

Yes, the long requested/awaited/anticipated Shop Together feature is here. Please download 3D Chat client version 501.0 or above and start shopping!

Its fun and oh so social to be shopping with a friend - who just might be a fashionista, try things, get opinions from your shopping buddy and then make the purchase for yourself or your friends.

We know many of you have been asking for this and we are excited to finally make it happen. Added bonus - our VIP perks just got a lot more exclusive!

THINGS TO NOTE:

Who can invite someone to Shop Together?

1) Anyone who is a member of our VIP club can invite anyone (VIP or non-VIP, friend or not) to Shop Together with them.
**Please note that to invite someone who is not on your friend's list, you need to use the avatar card or avatar menu option.
2) Anyone who has been a valuable part of our community for a while and had purchased the blue Try-it Pass in the past (it was discontinued in 2009)
3) Anyone who has helped us test the feature while it was in development and has been giving us very useful feedback as part of the beta testing group.

Who can be invited so Shop Together?

Anyone irrespective of their VIP status, them being your friend or not.
Please note: Both of you MUST be on 3D Chat client version 501.0 or up!

What can you do?

--You can be with someone in the Shop, suggest and try on items so both of you can see and chat about them.
--You can buy or gift those items
--You can gift any item to your shopping partner or anyone else - just like you do with any gifting
--You can only have one other person in the Shop Together session.
--You can only use this new feature for dress up items (excluding outfits and bundled items for now)
--You may not use the feature for rooms, furniture and poses(actions) in the first phase of this project. At this time, we do not know if and when those categories of products will be available for shopping together.

Many ways to invite someone to Shop Together

--Go to the Shop and click on the "Invite someone to Shop Together" button.
** For now, this only allows you to invite someone on your friend's list.



--Click on anyone's avatar card and see the option



--Click on the friend's tool in the lower right corner of the client screens and use the newly added icon



--Click on the avatar menu of someone who is chatting with you and use the newly added icon



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HOW DOES IT WORK?


It is simple and a ton of fun!

Make sure you are on 3D Chat version 501.0 or up

Go to Shop Mode



In the shop, you will see the option to invite someone to Shop Together with you.



Click on that option to invite any of your currently online friends to shop with you. The dialog will be familiar - its is the same one we use for sending gifts to multiple people.



You can of course invite someone to shop with you in other ways (friends tool, avatar menu, profile cards) listed above.

Your shopping partner will see this as their Shop Together invite:



**Please note this will only work if your partner is also on 500.2 or up!

If they are not available to shop together with you, you will be notified - in the same manner as with a regular chat invite. Plus, they will see it as a missed shop together invite in their Inbox.

And voila, yes they are in the shop window with you with both of you seeing each other and chatting!



As mentioned above, you will have access to any of the dress up categories available and the items in the Shop Together feature will have a new option - "Suggest"



When you suggest an item (or try it on) from the Shop, your shopping partner will see it in the chat window.



Both of you can suggest items, try them on, chat about them, gift them or buy them from the chat window!



You can also put on something from your own closet (inventory) and your partner will see it on you. They can try the item on, buy it or you can gift it.

If you want to gift something to your shopping buddy, click on "gift" and you will see their name pre-selected in the gifting dialog. Of course, you can always add other friends and send it to multiple people.



Enjoy shopping together and do give us feedback!


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FAQs:

1) Who can invite someone to Shop Together?

Anyone who has a current VIP subscription or had purchased the blue Try It pass when it was available or has been part of our beta testing group.

2) Who can be invited to Shop Together?

Anyone as long as they are on 500.2 client version or above.

3) I tried to invite someone to Shop Together but got an error stating they need to be in a rollout. What does that mean?

The person you are inviting needs to download latest client version - 500.2 or up.

4) Where is the Wishlist feature?

Not currently available in Shop Together at this time but we are working on it.

5) Can I use this in the Web shop?

No. Shopping Together is only available in the client.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow. This....was nothing like I was expecting it to be. I'm not VIP, though I wish I was for the simple fact that Lists come greatly in handy for me.

Und I thought this would, too, once I got my VIP up und going again.


However, all excitement left upon seeing just what all you guys were doing with this "Shopping Together" feature. Now, while I can only give an outside opinion since I am not able to actually try this out as of this time..I can't say I would judging from the photos. It looks like way too much was added into it, und here I was hoping it would be a nice simple feature. Who knows, maybe once I try it out via a friend who's VIP, I may change my mind. Then again, I may dislike it even more than I do now.



Edit to add: As far as the "AvatarName tried on BlahBlahBlah" card in the chatbox, I find it utterly irrelevant. It looks cluttered und takes up a ton of unnecessary space.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can the names here be ordered alphabetically pretty please?



We saw that the BUY icon at the stuff trying popup changes to OWNED when something is gifted, that's great!!

Could you do the same to the Gift button dissapears after you've gifted something already?



Long words are likely to give you horizontal scrollbar, like in chat rooms, but the word's lenght is less-



After booting someone, I can still suggest and gift them. the suggested item appears in the chat.

I think it should give an error instead. when i click gift, the dialog for gifting+message opens, name preselected, same as when you the other person was present.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Could you do the same to the Gift button dissapears after you've gifted something already?



The reason the gift button stays active, is you can always gift it to other people.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have been trying this and don;t understand why the suggest button is there. When you try something on. the person who is in the dressing room with you, sees what you are wearing. Why should you suggest something that you can put on yourself first?
I myself would prefer the chatline at the entire bottom of the room, just like in a regular chatroom. The part on the left is way to small and to different from what we are used to. (which means I needed to think while chatting and I like it to o automatically in the same way that I know already)
In the 'normal' shop there's for items from the top to the bottom showing on the right. In the shop together part the row is longer which means that we need to scroll to the bottom to try or suggest the last products on the list and then scroll up again to type another search option. I dislike the scrolling.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Has this been tested with VIP set default rooms? Does the member invited see the room that is set or just the VIP member?

Screenshots were only showing the IMVU default and I know there are some room meshes designed specifically for the VIP feature that would work well with this.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 11:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SiNafay wrote:
Has this been tested with VIP set default rooms? Does the member invited see the room that is set or just the VIP member?

Screenshots were only showing the IMVU default and I know there are some room meshes designed specifically for the VIP feature that would work well with this.


VIP setting for having their own background for Shop does not apply to Shop Together at this time.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a shame. Hopefully it is something being worked on.

A room such as this is excellent for testing opacity and enhancing the social aspect (in addition to obvious catalog sales).
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 12:23 am    Post subject: :( Reply with quote

this needs to be available for Macs asap Exclamation Exclamation Sad
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 2:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It has come a long way from early testing and I love the interface now.I like the chat at the side (tho I admit I was looking for it at the bottom last night) In testing hours went by with a buddy shopping Laughing I am glad it has become live ,finally and will be using it a lot! The screenshots look great btw Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 6:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a question. I used this feature last night and it was very sticky. The text box would not auto scroll and I kept receiving a notification on it that I "put something on" when I didn't. or if I did there is a lag for that notification. It was frustrating trying to talk with my partner, shop and keep up with the scroll box with I had to manually pull down to see what he said. I hope this information helps with future updates to it. Other than that I love it.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 7:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mandie wrote:
It has come a long way from early testing and I love the interface now. I like the chat at the side (tho I admit I was looking for it at the bottom last night) In testing hours went by with a buddy shopping Laughing I am glad it has become live ,finally and will be using it a lot! The screenshots look great btw Wink


@Bolded. The chat at the bottom was seriously annoying and made the window incredibly small and flat. i'm glad it got moved to the left. Glad to see this now as well and i can put on rest the bug splatter LOL.

ps: my pitchforks against the fat yellow button are still lighted up


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Could you do the same to the Gift button dissapears after you've gifted something already?



The reason the gift button stays active, is you can always gift it to other people.

Thanks


But Shop Together is meant for 2 persons only, why would we want to gift the things we are trying privately to other people out of the Shop Together mode?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 7:32 am    Post subject: Feedback Shopping Together Feature Reply with quote

Suggestion:
You should put product name above the icon and put the Gift-Try-buy buttons under the product icon.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 8:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice ty for info
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