We have been working away behind the scenes to set up a new shop system. It now fits in with the look of the rest of the site and, more importantly, is should be easier to use.
There is one drawback in changing over to a new system: people will have to enter their address details as a new customer the first time that they use the new shop. We hope this won’t be too much of a bore, but customers can always buy products without setting up an account. As before, the payments are all obviously handled on an independent and completely secure payment server.
Another advantage of this new shop system is to do with logging in. In the future, we want to set things up so that members can log into the website and get access to pages that normal visitors can’t see. The new shop will be integrated with this, which means that as a member you only need to log in once to access member pages and have your delivery details available in the shop. If you are a member, please tick the box to say so when you log in for the first time. If you can find your membership number you can enter this to help ensure that, when the time comes, you’ll already have a log-in for accessing member-only pages of the website.
Please do tell us here whether or not you find the new shop system works OK for you. No doubt there will be a few teething issues, as there were when we changed over to the new Cloud Photo Gallery, but we hope it will make life easier in the long run.
Needless to say, our shop has all sort of fantastic society merchandise on it. We are especially proud of our cloud calendar and new greetings cards: