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It turned out to be a much more ambitious project than we ever imagined, but It's official: we've launched our very own NG Store! What started out as a modest offering of Newgrounds logo shirts a little over one year ago is ready to become the full-blown emporium we envisioned.
Tom envisioned the store as more than just a place for fans to snag a few shirts. We wanted a single place for the site's most talented artists to sell their CDs and DVDs, and to provide an outlet for us to sell our own crazy ideas.
The store was designed by Stamper to be more attractive and helpful than generic cart systems on other sites. We think the mini-cart, product galleries, and last-purchaser sections help to do this and think you'll agree. And before everyone clamors to ask where we got all the site content, the photos were all taken by Stamper and me and the descriptions were written by friend-of-the-site Chris Puzak.
Rob did ALL of the heavy lifting. We knew we were finally on the right track once he started designing the back end first, knowing right out of the gate that product updates were our greatest concern (...you know how we like to keep things fresh around here). So thanks to a new inventory system there will be no more out-of-stock surprises, and those who have been asking to purchase stickers in varying quantities will be happy to see that our custom shopping cart is set up to handle things like that. And because Rob loves you all very much he kindly made sure that the User Gear pages were a part of the initial launch, so that any future purchases will be credited to your account.
So there you have it guys and gals, our new store is open for business; and keep an eye out for new products in the coming weeks, like an official NG poster and a patch from Mindchamber. To help celebrate, one of the designs that is nearest and dearest to our hearts is on sale for only $5: that little rascal Pico himself.
If you encounter a bug or can't complete your order, please PM me with a complete description of the problem!
Now head on over, soak it all in, and support your favorite artist!
Awesome news Bob!
So... you guys need some John's Arm DVDs for your fancy new store? I, uh, know a guy who can give you a discount, cough cough...
Sweet, a Sick Animation CD.
Are past purchases being credited to the stats in our profile still? I remember reading that in an old news post.
I'm your average Afro-American fetus. For example: I enjoy basketball, I'm rather good when I play too, but I'm much too busy scratching my horrific cracked skin these days.
I just checked it out after seeing the 'Store' button having replaced the old 'NG Mag' one on the site header... it looks really cool. I like how you can navigate through the different genres of items, and the 'Last 10 purchases' bit is great.
Really superb job, guys. You should be proud. ^_^
Just a heads-up, if you click on a user to view their purchases there is currently no way to view that particular page directly from their profile . . . plus the URL's are incorrect when you click on a product as it is using the persons sub-domain as part of their username!?
I doubt that made sense, so check it out here:
I'm actually a little dissappointed. I like the store and all the things you added, but please re-add an option for PayPal.