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 Author: Admin View Messages Posted By Admin
 Posted: Jul 16, 2015 14:34
 Subject: Introducing BrickLink's facelift
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Dear BrickLink members,

All of us at BrickLink are so excited to announce the launch of the next generation of BrickLink, code-named BrickLink Facelift.

Based on the product roadmap of 2015 that we shared last October, this release covers three major milestones we promised to deliver by the end of this summer: New skin, On-Site Payment and Improved Search / Catalog UI.

As this project included changes on the most frequently used features, we gave BrickLink members a few weeks time to experience the new site and give us feedback before it went live.

Okay, let’s dive in to the new format and look at the features of BrickLink’s Facelift.


1. New Skin

BrickLink is going to sport a brand new look. Our main goal with this Facelift project was to continue the BrickLink legacy while making the site more inviting and lively. We also understand that the uniqueness of the original layout and design of BrickLink is sentimental to many of you. With that in mind, you’ll see that we reduced the amount of links and slightly rearranged the layout on the landing page. We also implemented a brighter color scheme throughout the site to reflect the vibrant community that makes BrickLink the site it is today.

If you prefer darker background color, visit MyBrickLink MySettings to change your default background color.


2. Onsite Payment

Along with the brand new look, BrickLink now supports Onsite Payment. With this new feature, buyers can complete the checkout experience on the website, which means that we are one step closer to Instant Checkout.

What is Onsite Payment?

Onsite Payment is a new feature that allows buyers to pay for their order after the seller issues an invoice without leaving BrickLink. Buyers will see a Pay button on their My Orders Placed, Order Details, or My Messages page. Payments that are accepted will deposit directly into the connected seller account.

Which payment methods are supported?

Onsite Payment is supported through Stripe and PayPal. With Stripe, all sellers can accept major credit/debit cards including Visa, MasterCard, AmericanExpress, Discover, Diners Club and JCB.

Is this feature automatically enabled for PayPal?

No. If your store accepts PayPal, you must connect your PayPal account and enable Onsite Payment.

How can a seller enable this feature?

Connect* a Stripe and/or PayPal account and enable the Onsite Payment feature in your My Payment Methods page.


3. All Items Search & New Catalog UI

We’ve heard a lot of complaints about the default item search feature of BrickLink. One of the biggest concerns is that it often returns too many pages of available item entries across all the stores. With the piles of search results, users have to go through many pages to pinpoint an item they wanted to search. Some advanced users prefer to use ‘Catalog Item Search’ instead of the ‘Items for Sale Search’ to avoid this problem. But, it also needs a few more extra steps to find available store inventories using the Catalog Item Search.

What is All Items Search?

In addition to traditional ‘Items for Sale’ and ‘Catalog Items’ search, we are proud to add All Items Search. The reason behind this name is this search encompasses both Items for Sale Search and the Catalog Items Search. It aggregates individual items into one entry of the result page just like the Catalog Item search, but it also shows information about available items for sale and links to list of the stores for seamless shopping experience. The new ‘All Items Search’ will be the default search option of BrickLink.

What are the benefits of All Items Search for Sellers?

With this more intuitive and less cluttered search, we expect more new buyers will be able to find and checkout LEGO products on BrickLink. In addition, it also is good news for sellers who offer custom items, as this new All Items search result will show all the types of items on the first page including custom items at the bottom, so you won’t need to worry about lack of public exposure of non-cataloged custom items.


How can you purchase items from the search results?

If you click on one of the item links, it will bring you to the newly designed catalog page that will list all the stores to choose from.

What will happen to rich information part of catalog pages?

We understand that BrickLink Item Catalog pages are not only used for e-Commerce purpose. They have been built and maintained by the power of enthusiastic volunteer admins and the AFOL community and they have served for the purpose of an encyclopedia of LEGO parts and sets. All the information entries of existing Catalog pages will be preserved with an improved user interface.

How can I ask questions or give feedback?

If you have questions or feedback about the new site, feel free to add your comments on this news posting or other related forum postings. We will review and reflect your opinions to our next update as soon as we can.

We hope you all like the new BrickLink!

Thanks,
- BrickLink Team
 Author: StarBrick View Messages Posted By StarBrick
 Posted: Jul 16, 2015 14:41
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Great upgrade to the interface, functionality and looks!
Already hooked up onsite payment
 Author: TMM View Messages Posted By TMM
 Posted: Jul 16, 2015 14:45
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In NEWS, StarBrick writes:
  Great upgrade to the interface, functionality and looks!
Already hooked up onsite payment

Just done it. Looking forward to someone coming in-store and trying it out!

Woo!
 Author: George_Lucy View Messages Posted By George_Lucy
 Posted: Jul 16, 2015 15:00
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Can someone please tell me how to hook my account up to paypal. Thanks

In NEWS, CorasCreations writes:
  In NEWS, StarBrick writes:
  Great upgrade to the interface, functionality and looks!
Already hooked up onsite payment

Just done it. Looking forward to someone coming in-store and trying it out!

Woo!
 Author: QCBricks View Messages Posted By QCBricks
 Posted: Jul 16, 2015 15:51
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In NEWS, George_Lucy writes:
  Can someone please tell me how to hook my account up to paypal. Thanks

In NEWS, CorasCreations writes:
  In NEWS, StarBrick writes:
  Great upgrade to the interface, functionality and looks!
Already hooked up onsite payment

Just done it. Looking forward to someone coming in-store and trying it out!

Woo!

MyBrickLink -- My Store Settings -- My Accepted Payment Methods

Integrated PayPal at the top. Enter the exact name from your PP account and
the email address of the account.

Scott
 Author: Brickbeast View Messages Posted By Brickbeast
 Posted: Jul 16, 2015 23:44
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Thanks, Scott.
 Author: RobErNat View Messages Posted By RobErNat
 Posted: Jul 16, 2015 14:43
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Location:  Belgium, Flemish Brabant
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In NEWS, Admin writes:
  Dear BrickLink members,

All of us at BrickLink are so excited to announce the launch of the next generation of BrickLink, code-named BrickLink Facelift.

Based on the product roadmap of 2015 that we shared last October, this release covers three major milestones we promised to deliver by the end of this summer: New skin, On-Site Payment and Improved Search / Catalog UI.

As this project included changes on the most frequently used features, we gave BrickLink members a few weeks time to experience the new site and give us feedback before it went live.

Okay, let’s dive in to the new format and look at the features of BrickLink’s Facelift.


1. New Skin

BrickLink is going to sport a brand new look. Our main goal with this Facelift project was to continue the BrickLink legacy while making the site more inviting and lively. We also understand that the uniqueness of the original layout and design of BrickLink is sentimental to many of you. With that in mind, you’ll see that we reduced the amount of links and slightly rearranged the layout on the landing page. We also implemented a brighter color scheme throughout the site to reflect the vibrant community that makes BrickLink the site it is today.

If you prefer darker background color, visit MyBrickLink MySettings to change your default background color.


2. Onsite Payment

Along with the brand new look, BrickLink now supports Onsite Payment. With this new feature, buyers can complete the checkout experience on the website, which means that we are one step closer to Instant Checkout.

What is Onsite Payment?

Onsite Payment is a new feature that allows buyers to pay for their order after the seller issues an invoice without leaving BrickLink. Buyers will see a Pay button on their My Orders Placed, Order Details, or My Messages page. Payments that are accepted will deposit directly into the connected seller account.

Which payment methods are supported?

Onsite Payment is supported through Stripe and PayPal. With Stripe, all sellers can accept major credit/debit cards including Visa, MasterCard, AmericanExpress, Discover, Diners Club and JCB.

Is this feature automatically enabled for PayPal?

No. If your store accepts PayPal, you must connect your PayPal account and enable Onsite Payment.

How can a seller enable this feature?

Connect* a Stripe and/or PayPal account and enable the Onsite Payment feature in your My Payment Methods page.


3. All Items Search & New Catalog UI

We’ve heard a lot of complaints about the default item search feature of BrickLink. One of the biggest concerns is that it often returns too many pages of available item entries across all the stores. With the piles of search results, users have to go through many pages to pinpoint an item they wanted to search. Some advanced users prefer to use ‘Catalog Item Search’ instead of the ‘Items for Sale Search’ to avoid this problem. But, it also needs a few more extra steps to find available store inventories using the Catalog Item Search.

What is All Items Search?

In addition to traditional ‘Items for Sale’ and ‘Catalog Items’ search, we are proud to add All Items Search. The reason behind this name is this search encompasses both Items for Sale Search and the Catalog Items Search. It aggregates individual items into one entry of the result page just like the Catalog Item search, but it also shows information about available items for sale and links to list of the stores for seamless shopping experience. The new ‘All Items Search’ will be the default search option of BrickLink.

What are the benefits of All Items Search for Sellers?

With this more intuitive and less cluttered search, we expect more new buyers will be able to find and checkout LEGO products on BrickLink. In addition, it also is good news for sellers who offer custom items, as this new All Items search result will show all the types of items on the first page including custom items at the bottom, so you won’t need to worry about lack of public exposure of non-cataloged custom items.


How can you purchase items from the search results?

If you click on one of the item links, it will bring you to the newly designed catalog page that will list all the stores to choose from.

What will happen to rich information part of catalog pages?

We understand that BrickLink Item Catalog pages are not only used for e-Commerce purpose. They have been built and maintained by the power of enthusiastic volunteer admins and the AFOL community and they have served for the purpose of an encyclopedia of LEGO parts and sets. All the information entries of existing Catalog pages will be preserved with an improved user interface.

How can I ask questions or give feedback?

If you have questions or feedback about the new site, feel free to add your comments on this news posting or other related forum postings. We will review and reflect your opinions to our next update as soon as we can.

We hope you all like the new BrickLink!

Thanks,
- BrickLink Team


Looking 'fresh' as expected, nice to see you still 'sticked'
to the 'green' by using that in the bars, in stead of the pre-presented
blue. Nice Job, a little finetuning, and up to the next change
 Author: par016 View Messages Posted By par016
 Posted: Jul 16, 2015 14:45
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In NEWS, Admin writes:
  Dear BrickLink members,

All of us at BrickLink are so excited to announce the launch of the next generation of BrickLink, code-named BrickLink Facelift.

Based on the product roadmap of 2015 that we shared last October, this release covers three major milestones we promised to deliver by the end of this summer: New skin, On-Site Payment and Improved Search / Catalog UI.

As this project included changes on the most frequently used features, we gave BrickLink members a few weeks time to experience the new site and give us feedback before it went live.

Okay, let’s dive in to the new format and look at the features of BrickLink’s Facelift.


1. New Skin

BrickLink is going to sport a brand new look. Our main goal with this Facelift project was to continue the BrickLink legacy while making the site more inviting and lively. We also understand that the uniqueness of the original layout and design of BrickLink is sentimental to many of you. With that in mind, you’ll see that we reduced the amount of links and slightly rearranged the layout on the landing page. We also implemented a brighter color scheme throughout the site to reflect the vibrant community that makes BrickLink the site it is today.

If you prefer darker background color, visit MyBrickLink MySettings to change your default background color.


2. Onsite Payment

Along with the brand new look, BrickLink now supports Onsite Payment. With this new feature, buyers can complete the checkout experience on the website, which means that we are one step closer to Instant Checkout.

What is Onsite Payment?

Onsite Payment is a new feature that allows buyers to pay for their order after the seller issues an invoice without leaving BrickLink. Buyers will see a Pay button on their My Orders Placed, Order Details, or My Messages page. Payments that are accepted will deposit directly into the connected seller account.

Which payment methods are supported?

Onsite Payment is supported through Stripe and PayPal. With Stripe, all sellers can accept major credit/debit cards including Visa, MasterCard, AmericanExpress, Discover, Diners Club and JCB.

Is this feature automatically enabled for PayPal?

No. If your store accepts PayPal, you must connect your PayPal account and enable Onsite Payment.

How can a seller enable this feature?

Connect* a Stripe and/or PayPal account and enable the Onsite Payment feature in your My Payment Methods page.


3. All Items Search & New Catalog UI

We’ve heard a lot of complaints about the default item search feature of BrickLink. One of the biggest concerns is that it often returns too many pages of available item entries across all the stores. With the piles of search results, users have to go through many pages to pinpoint an item they wanted to search. Some advanced users prefer to use ‘Catalog Item Search’ instead of the ‘Items for Sale Search’ to avoid this problem. But, it also needs a few more extra steps to find available store inventories using the Catalog Item Search.

What is All Items Search?

In addition to traditional ‘Items for Sale’ and ‘Catalog Items’ search, we are proud to add All Items Search. The reason behind this name is this search encompasses both Items for Sale Search and the Catalog Items Search. It aggregates individual items into one entry of the result page just like the Catalog Item search, but it also shows information about available items for sale and links to list of the stores for seamless shopping experience. The new ‘All Items Search’ will be the default search option of BrickLink.

What are the benefits of All Items Search for Sellers?

With this more intuitive and less cluttered search, we expect more new buyers will be able to find and checkout LEGO products on BrickLink. In addition, it also is good news for sellers who offer custom items, as this new All Items search result will show all the types of items on the first page including custom items at the bottom, so you won’t need to worry about lack of public exposure of non-cataloged custom items.


How can you purchase items from the search results?

If you click on one of the item links, it will bring you to the newly designed catalog page that will list all the stores to choose from.

What will happen to rich information part of catalog pages?

We understand that BrickLink Item Catalog pages are not only used for e-Commerce purpose. They have been built and maintained by the power of enthusiastic volunteer admins and the AFOL community and they have served for the purpose of an encyclopedia of LEGO parts and sets. All the information entries of existing Catalog pages will be preserved with an improved user interface.

How can I ask questions or give feedback?

If you have questions or feedback about the new site, feel free to add your comments on this news posting or other related forum postings. We will review and reflect your opinions to our next update as soon as we can.

We hope you all like the new BrickLink!

Thanks,
- BrickLink Team


Very impressive. Seems like you guys just added more functionality and a sleeker,
more updated look. Thanks development team.

-Pete
 Author: re_collection View Messages Posted By re_collection
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more than a facelift it seems a sex change
 Author: yorbrick View Messages Posted By yorbrick
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This info should really be up when the changes were made. It would stop worries
of users when they see something different. My first instinct when I logged in
this morning was that BL had been hacked again.
 Author: randyf View Messages Posted By randyf
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  My first instinct when I logged in this morning was that BL had been hacked again.

Yeah, because hackers go in and make robust user interface changes that take
many hours of development before stealing your login information.

Randy
 Author: QCBricks View Messages Posted By QCBricks
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  In NEWS, mabccc writes:
  My first instinct when I logged in this morning was that BL had been hacked again.

Yeah, because hackers go in and make robust user interface changes that take
many hours of development before stealing your login information.

Randy

...after it was talked about for weeks and a full preview site was available.











Please slam my head in a door.

Scott
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Location:  USA, Arizona
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Thanks Admin team! The site looks great and I've just started working on
making my first order with the new site...much easier to use! Looking forward
to filling up some wanted lists tonight!

We're getting ready to upgrade our store to the on-site payment...so glad
that's here!

Thanks,
Melissa

In NEWS, Admin writes:
  Dear BrickLink members,

All of us at BrickLink are so excited to announce the launch of the next generation of BrickLink, code-named BrickLink Facelift.

Based on the product roadmap of 2015 that we shared last October, this release covers three major milestones we promised to deliver by the end of this summer: New skin, On-Site Payment and Improved Search / Catalog UI.

As this project included changes on the most frequently used features, we gave BrickLink members a few weeks time to experience the new site and give us feedback before it went live.

Okay, let’s dive in to the new format and look at the features of BrickLink’s Facelift.


1. New Skin

BrickLink is going to sport a brand new look. Our main goal with this Facelift project was to continue the BrickLink legacy while making the site more inviting and lively. We also understand that the uniqueness of the original layout and design of BrickLink is sentimental to many of you. With that in mind, you’ll see that we reduced the amount of links and slightly rearranged the layout on the landing page. We also implemented a brighter color scheme throughout the site to reflect the vibrant community that makes BrickLink the site it is today.

If you prefer darker background color, visit MyBrickLink MySettings to change your default background color.


2. Onsite Payment

Along with the brand new look, BrickLink now supports Onsite Payment. With this new feature, buyers can complete the checkout experience on the website, which means that we are one step closer to Instant Checkout.

What is Onsite Payment?

Onsite Payment is a new feature that allows buyers to pay for their order after the seller issues an invoice without leaving BrickLink. Buyers will see a Pay button on their My Orders Placed, Order Details, or My Messages page. Payments that are accepted will deposit directly into the connected seller account.

Which payment methods are supported?

Onsite Payment is supported through Stripe and PayPal. With Stripe, all sellers can accept major credit/debit cards including Visa, MasterCard, AmericanExpress, Discover, Diners Club and JCB.

Is this feature automatically enabled for PayPal?

No. If your store accepts PayPal, you must connect your PayPal account and enable Onsite Payment.

How can a seller enable this feature?

Connect* a Stripe and/or PayPal account and enable the Onsite Payment feature in your My Payment Methods page.


3. All Items Search & New Catalog UI

We’ve heard a lot of complaints about the default item search feature of BrickLink. One of the biggest concerns is that it often returns too many pages of available item entries across all the stores. With the piles of search results, users have to go through many pages to pinpoint an item they wanted to search. Some advanced users prefer to use ‘Catalog Item Search’ instead of the ‘Items for Sale Search’ to avoid this problem. But, it also needs a few more extra steps to find available store inventories using the Catalog Item Search.

What is All Items Search?

In addition to traditional ‘Items for Sale’ and ‘Catalog Items’ search, we are proud to add All Items Search. The reason behind this name is this search encompasses both Items for Sale Search and the Catalog Items Search. It aggregates individual items into one entry of the result page just like the Catalog Item search, but it also shows information about available items for sale and links to list of the stores for seamless shopping experience. The new ‘All Items Search’ will be the default search option of BrickLink.

What are the benefits of All Items Search for Sellers?

With this more intuitive and less cluttered search, we expect more new buyers will be able to find and checkout LEGO products on BrickLink. In addition, it also is good news for sellers who offer custom items, as this new All Items search result will show all the types of items on the first page including custom items at the bottom, so you won’t need to worry about lack of public exposure of non-cataloged custom items.


How can you purchase items from the search results?

If you click on one of the item links, it will bring you to the newly designed catalog page that will list all the stores to choose from.

What will happen to rich information part of catalog pages?

We understand that BrickLink Item Catalog pages are not only used for e-Commerce purpose. They have been built and maintained by the power of enthusiastic volunteer admins and the AFOL community and they have served for the purpose of an encyclopedia of LEGO parts and sets. All the information entries of existing Catalog pages will be preserved with an improved user interface.

How can I ask questions or give feedback?

If you have questions or feedback about the new site, feel free to add your comments on this news posting or other related forum postings. We will review and reflect your opinions to our next update as soon as we can.

We hope you all like the new BrickLink!

Thanks,
- BrickLink Team
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Location:  USA, Rhode Island
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In NEWS, QCBricks writes:
  Thanks Admin team! The site looks great and I've just started working on
making my first order with the new site...much easier to use! Looking forward
to filling up some wanted lists tonight!

We're getting ready to upgrade our store to the on-site payment...so glad
that's here!

Thanks,
Melissa

Okay, I connected Stripe & Paypal. Is there a way for the site to determine micropayments
versus regular. That involves 2 different email addresses for Paypal.

Thank you.

Pam

  
In NEWS, Admin writes:
  Dear BrickLink members,

All of us at BrickLink are so excited to announce the launch of the next generation of BrickLink, code-named BrickLink Facelift.

Based on the product roadmap of 2015 that we shared last October, this release covers three major milestones we promised to deliver by the end of this summer: New skin, On-Site Payment and Improved Search / Catalog UI.

As this project included changes on the most frequently used features, we gave BrickLink members a few weeks time to experience the new site and give us feedback before it went live.

Okay, let’s dive in to the new format and look at the features of BrickLink’s Facelift.


1. New Skin

BrickLink is going to sport a brand new look. Our main goal with this Facelift project was to continue the BrickLink legacy while making the site more inviting and lively. We also understand that the uniqueness of the original layout and design of BrickLink is sentimental to many of you. With that in mind, you’ll see that we reduced the amount of links and slightly rearranged the layout on the landing page. We also implemented a brighter color scheme throughout the site to reflect the vibrant community that makes BrickLink the site it is today.

If you prefer darker background color, visit MyBrickLink MySettings to change your default background color.


2. Onsite Payment

Along with the brand new look, BrickLink now supports Onsite Payment. With this new feature, buyers can complete the checkout experience on the website, which means that we are one step closer to Instant Checkout.

What is Onsite Payment?

Onsite Payment is a new feature that allows buyers to pay for their order after the seller issues an invoice without leaving BrickLink. Buyers will see a Pay button on their My Orders Placed, Order Details, or My Messages page. Payments that are accepted will deposit directly into the connected seller account.

Which payment methods are supported?

Onsite Payment is supported through Stripe and PayPal. With Stripe, all sellers can accept major credit/debit cards including Visa, MasterCard, AmericanExpress, Discover, Diners Club and JCB.

Is this feature automatically enabled for PayPal?

No. If your store accepts PayPal, you must connect your PayPal account and enable Onsite Payment.

How can a seller enable this feature?

Connect* a Stripe and/or PayPal account and enable the Onsite Payment feature in your My Payment Methods page.


3. All Items Search & New Catalog UI

We’ve heard a lot of complaints about the default item search feature of BrickLink. One of the biggest concerns is that it often returns too many pages of available item entries across all the stores. With the piles of search results, users have to go through many pages to pinpoint an item they wanted to search. Some advanced users prefer to use ‘Catalog Item Search’ instead of the ‘Items for Sale Search’ to avoid this problem. But, it also needs a few more extra steps to find available store inventories using the Catalog Item Search.

What is All Items Search?

In addition to traditional ‘Items for Sale’ and ‘Catalog Items’ search, we are proud to add All Items Search. The reason behind this name is this search encompasses both Items for Sale Search and the Catalog Items Search. It aggregates individual items into one entry of the result page just like the Catalog Item search, but it also shows information about available items for sale and links to list of the stores for seamless shopping experience. The new ‘All Items Search’ will be the default search option of BrickLink.

What are the benefits of All Items Search for Sellers?

With this more intuitive and less cluttered search, we expect more new buyers will be able to find and checkout LEGO products on BrickLink. In addition, it also is good news for sellers who offer custom items, as this new All Items search result will show all the types of items on the first page including custom items at the bottom, so you won’t need to worry about lack of public exposure of non-cataloged custom items.


How can you purchase items from the search results?

If you click on one of the item links, it will bring you to the newly designed catalog page that will list all the stores to choose from.

What will happen to rich information part of catalog pages?

We understand that BrickLink Item Catalog pages are not only used for e-Commerce purpose. They have been built and maintained by the power of enthusiastic volunteer admins and the AFOL community and they have served for the purpose of an encyclopedia of LEGO parts and sets. All the information entries of existing Catalog pages will be preserved with an improved user interface.

How can I ask questions or give feedback?

If you have questions or feedback about the new site, feel free to add your comments on this news posting or other related forum postings. We will review and reflect your opinions to our next update as soon as we can.

We hope you all like the new BrickLink!

Thanks,
- BrickLink Team


  
  
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In NEWS, picabo writes:
  In NEWS, QCBricks writes:
  Thanks Admin team! The site looks great and I've just started working on
making my first order with the new site...much easier to use! Looking forward
to filling up some wanted lists tonight!

We're getting ready to upgrade our store to the on-site payment...so glad
that's here!

Thanks,
Melissa

Okay, I connected Stripe & Paypal. Is there a way for the site to determine micropayments
versus regular. That involves 2 different email addresses for Paypal.

Thank you.

Pam

I second that and mentioned it to the team a while ago. I might as well up my
minimum buy for now.
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I have the same need.

In NEWS, DagsBricks writes:
  In NEWS, picabo writes:
  In NEWS, QCBricks writes:
  Thanks Admin team! The site looks great and I've just started working on
making my first order with the new site...much easier to use! Looking forward
to filling up some wanted lists tonight!

We're getting ready to upgrade our store to the on-site payment...so glad
that's here!

Thanks,
Melissa

Okay, I connected Stripe & Paypal. Is there a way for the site to determine micropayments
versus regular. That involves 2 different email addresses for Paypal.

Thank you.

Pam

I second that and mentioned it to the team a while ago. I might as well up my
minimum buy for now.
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Here too!

In NEWS, starbeanie writes:
  I have the same need.

In NEWS, DagsBricks writes:
  In NEWS, picabo writes:
  Okay, I connected Stripe & Paypal. Is there a way for the site to determine micropayments
versus regular. That involves 2 different email addresses for Paypal.

Thank you.

Pam

I second that and mentioned it to the team a while ago. I might as well up my
minimum buy for now.
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So far it seems more user friendly to new people! Looks good!

John
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Signed on for Paypal on site, hopefully it goes through in GBP ok.
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I am getting the following error when trying to change my payment methods under
the store settings:

SP Error occurred while getting method list.

Anything I am doing wrong?
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Hi khle,

No you are not doing anything wrong. We are still looking into why this page
is not loading for you, but in the meantime if you need to make changes to your
existing payment methods you can use this URL to visit the old version of that
page https://www.bricklink.com/pref_payment_method.asp?use_old=Y

In NEWS, khle writes:
  I am getting the following error when trying to change my payment methods under
the store settings:

SP Error occurred while getting method list.

Anything I am doing wrong?
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OK, we were able to fix the error you were getting, please try again and let
us know if you experience any other issues, sorry about that!


In NEWS, QA_Ryan writes:
  Hi khle,

No you are not doing anything wrong. We are still looking into why this page
is not loading for you, but in the meantime if you need to make changes to your
existing payment methods you can use this URL to visit the old version of that
page https://www.bricklink.com/pref_payment_method.asp?use_old=Y

In NEWS, khle writes:
  I am getting the following error when trying to change my payment methods under
the store settings:

SP Error occurred while getting method list.

Anything I am doing wrong?
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Thank you very much for the quick response Ryan! It is working now.

I really appreciate it
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Looking good!

I'm very happy to see the onsite payment. It should definitely speed up the
payment process when ordering from many sellers at once (once more sellers enable
it).

I have it enabled in my store now.
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Little 'bug' noticed: no yellow warning on top of screen when receiving
a message, it only shows on the 'my bricklink page' as '1 unread
message' so easy to mis.. I'm fine with that line if it's displayed
in yellow (e.g.), it doesn't need to be repeated on top of screen.
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1. As mentioned elsewhere.... need to support two paypal accounts. Micro-payment
and regular.

2. If I do attach a PayPal account or Stripe, how does that change the order
flow? Does this make it easier for a new customer to pay before I've attached
shipping to the order and sent an invoice? I'm looking for more information
on how this will work.
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In NEWS, CPgolfaddict writes:
  1. As mentioned elsewhere.... need to support two paypal accounts. Micro-payment
and regular.

2. If I do attach a PayPal account or Stripe, how does that change the order
flow? Does this make it easier for a new customer to pay before I've attached
shipping to the order and sent an invoice? I'm looking for more information
on how this will work.

Please see the first post from BL in this thread.

Two sentences below "Onsite Payment" it says:

"Onsite Payment is a new feature that allows buyers to pay for their order
after the seller issues an invoice without leaving BrickLink."

(Emphasis Mine)

The buyer cannot use Onsite Payment until "the seller issues an invoice". So,
no a new customer cannot pay before you have sent an invoice.

Scott
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In NEWS, CPgolfaddict writes:
  1. As mentioned elsewhere.... need to support two paypal accounts. Micro-payment
and regular.

2. If I do attach a PayPal account or Stripe, how does that change the order
flow? Does this make it easier for a new customer to pay before I've attached
shipping to the order and sent an invoice? I'm looking for more information
on how this will work.

I can add myself to this - what do we do if we have two Pay Pal accounts?
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In NEWS, CPgolfaddict writes:
  1. As mentioned elsewhere.... need to support two paypal accounts. Micro-payment
and regular.


Ditto to that.
Orders below a seller specified amount to address1.
Orders over the amount to address2.
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In NEWS, brickcounter writes:
  In NEWS, CPgolfaddict writes:
  1. As mentioned elsewhere.... need to support two paypal accounts. Micro-payment
and regular.


Ditto to that.
Orders below a seller specified amount to address1.
Orders over the amount to address2.

Thanks for the feedback, a second account for micro payments is on our to-do
list but is not available at this time.
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It looks pretty nice. I thought I'd get a future shock when the time came,
but this was a very graceful change.
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In NEWS, Admin writes:
  Dear BrickLink members,

All of us at BrickLink are so excited to announce the launch of the next generation of BrickLink, code-named BrickLink Facelift.

Based on the product roadmap of 2015 that we shared last October, this release covers three major milestones we promised to deliver by the end of this summer: New skin, On-Site Payment and Improved Search / Catalog UI.

As this project included changes on the most frequently used features, we gave BrickLink members a few weeks time to experience the new site and give us feedback before it went live.

Okay, let’s dive in to the new format and look at the features of BrickLink’s Facelift.


1. New Skin

BrickLink is going to sport a brand new look. Our main goal with this Facelift project was to continue the BrickLink legacy while making the site more inviting and lively. We also understand that the uniqueness of the original layout and design of BrickLink is sentimental to many of you. With that in mind, you’ll see that we reduced the amount of links and slightly rearranged the layout on the landing page. We also implemented a brighter color scheme throughout the site to reflect the vibrant community that makes BrickLink the site it is today.

If you prefer darker background color, visit MyBrickLink MySettings to change your default background color.


2. Onsite Payment

Along with the brand new look, BrickLink now supports Onsite Payment. With this new feature, buyers can complete the checkout experience on the website, which means that we are one step closer to Instant Checkout.

What is Onsite Payment?

Onsite Payment is a new feature that allows buyers to pay for their order after the seller issues an invoice without leaving BrickLink. Buyers will see a Pay button on their My Orders Placed, Order Details, or My Messages page. Payments that are accepted will deposit directly into the connected seller account.

Which payment methods are supported?

Onsite Payment is supported through Stripe and PayPal. With Stripe, all sellers can accept major credit/debit cards including Visa, MasterCard, AmericanExpress, Discover, Diners Club and JCB.

Is this feature automatically enabled for PayPal?

No. If your store accepts PayPal, you must connect your PayPal account and enable Onsite Payment.

How can a seller enable this feature?

Connect* a Stripe and/or PayPal account and enable the Onsite Payment feature in your My Payment Methods page.


3. All Items Search & New Catalog UI

We’ve heard a lot of complaints about the default item search feature of BrickLink. One of the biggest concerns is that it often returns too many pages of available item entries across all the stores. With the piles of search results, users have to go through many pages to pinpoint an item they wanted to search. Some advanced users prefer to use ‘Catalog Item Search’ instead of the ‘Items for Sale Search’ to avoid this problem. But, it also needs a few more extra steps to find available store inventories using the Catalog Item Search.

What is All Items Search?

In addition to traditional ‘Items for Sale’ and ‘Catalog Items’ search, we are proud to add All Items Search. The reason behind this name is this search encompasses both Items for Sale Search and the Catalog Items Search. It aggregates individual items into one entry of the result page just like the Catalog Item search, but it also shows information about available items for sale and links to list of the stores for seamless shopping experience. The new ‘All Items Search’ will be the default search option of BrickLink.

What are the benefits of All Items Search for Sellers?

With this more intuitive and less cluttered search, we expect more new buyers will be able to find and checkout LEGO products on BrickLink. In addition, it also is good news for sellers who offer custom items, as this new All Items search result will show all the types of items on the first page including custom items at the bottom, so you won’t need to worry about lack of public exposure of non-cataloged custom items.


How can you purchase items from the search results?

If you click on one of the item links, it will bring you to the newly designed catalog page that will list all the stores to choose from.

What will happen to rich information part of catalog pages?

We understand that BrickLink Item Catalog pages are not only used for e-Commerce purpose. They have been built and maintained by the power of enthusiastic volunteer admins and the AFOL community and they have served for the purpose of an encyclopedia of LEGO parts and sets. All the information entries of existing Catalog pages will be preserved with an improved user interface.

How can I ask questions or give feedback?

If you have questions or feedback about the new site, feel free to add your comments on this news posting or other related forum postings. We will review and reflect your opinions to our next update as soon as we can.

We hope you all like the new BrickLink!

Thanks,
- BrickLink Team


What happened to the counter of current users online? Moved? Gone?
 Author: jodawill View Messages Posted By jodawill
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In NEWS, Admin writes:
  Dear BrickLink members,

All of us at BrickLink are so excited to announce the launch of the next generation of BrickLink, code-named BrickLink Facelift.

Based on the product roadmap of 2015 that we shared last October, this release covers three major milestones we promised to deliver by the end of this summer: New skin, On-Site Payment and Improved Search / Catalog UI.

As this project included changes on the most frequently used features, we gave BrickLink members a few weeks time to experience the new site and give us feedback before it went live.

Okay, let’s dive in to the new format and look at the features of BrickLink’s Facelift.


1. New Skin

BrickLink is going to sport a brand new look. Our main goal with this Facelift project was to continue the BrickLink legacy while making the site more inviting and lively. We also understand that the uniqueness of the original layout and design of BrickLink is sentimental to many of you. With that in mind, you’ll see that we reduced the amount of links and slightly rearranged the layout on the landing page. We also implemented a brighter color scheme throughout the site to reflect the vibrant community that makes BrickLink the site it is today.

If you prefer darker background color, visit MyBrickLink MySettings to change your default background color.


2. Onsite Payment

Along with the brand new look, BrickLink now supports Onsite Payment. With this new feature, buyers can complete the checkout experience on the website, which means that we are one step closer to Instant Checkout.

What is Onsite Payment?

Onsite Payment is a new feature that allows buyers to pay for their order after the seller issues an invoice without leaving BrickLink. Buyers will see a Pay button on their My Orders Placed, Order Details, or My Messages page. Payments that are accepted will deposit directly into the connected seller account.

Which payment methods are supported?

Onsite Payment is supported through Stripe and PayPal. With Stripe, all sellers can accept major credit/debit cards including Visa, MasterCard, AmericanExpress, Discover, Diners Club and JCB.

Is this feature automatically enabled for PayPal?

No. If your store accepts PayPal, you must connect your PayPal account and enable Onsite Payment.

How can a seller enable this feature?

Connect* a Stripe and/or PayPal account and enable the Onsite Payment feature in your My Payment Methods page.


3. All Items Search & New Catalog UI

We’ve heard a lot of complaints about the default item search feature of BrickLink. One of the biggest concerns is that it often returns too many pages of available item entries across all the stores. With the piles of search results, users have to go through many pages to pinpoint an item they wanted to search. Some advanced users prefer to use ‘Catalog Item Search’ instead of the ‘Items for Sale Search’ to avoid this problem. But, it also needs a few more extra steps to find available store inventories using the Catalog Item Search.

What is All Items Search?

In addition to traditional ‘Items for Sale’ and ‘Catalog Items’ search, we are proud to add All Items Search. The reason behind this name is this search encompasses both Items for Sale Search and the Catalog Items Search. It aggregates individual items into one entry of the result page just like the Catalog Item search, but it also shows information about available items for sale and links to list of the stores for seamless shopping experience. The new ‘All Items Search’ will be the default search option of BrickLink.

What are the benefits of All Items Search for Sellers?

With this more intuitive and less cluttered search, we expect more new buyers will be able to find and checkout LEGO products on BrickLink. In addition, it also is good news for sellers who offer custom items, as this new All Items search result will show all the types of items on the first page including custom items at the bottom, so you won’t need to worry about lack of public exposure of non-cataloged custom items.


How can you purchase items from the search results?

If you click on one of the item links, it will bring you to the newly designed catalog page that will list all the stores to choose from.

What will happen to rich information part of catalog pages?

We understand that BrickLink Item Catalog pages are not only used for e-Commerce purpose. They have been built and maintained by the power of enthusiastic volunteer admins and the AFOL community and they have served for the purpose of an encyclopedia of LEGO parts and sets. All the information entries of existing Catalog pages will be preserved with an improved user interface.

How can I ask questions or give feedback?

If you have questions or feedback about the new site, feel free to add your comments on this news posting or other related forum postings. We will review and reflect your opinions to our next update as soon as we can.

We hope you all like the new BrickLink!

Thanks,
- BrickLink Team


Could you change the "dark" theme to the original BL theme? I thought that was
the point of having the option.
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  Could you change the "dark" theme to the original BL theme? I thought that was
the point of having the option.

The site looks ok so far. It's going to take a while for me to adjust, but
hopefully I will appreciate the new features.

If we get an option for the original BL theme, it would also be nice if that
theme changes the logo back to the old one to appease those of us who resist
all changes.
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In NEWS, jodawill writes:
  In NEWS, jodawill writes:
  Could you change the "dark" theme to the original BL theme? I thought that was
the point of having the option.

The site looks ok so far. It's going to take a while for me to adjust, but
hopefully I will appreciate the new features.

If we get an option for the original BL theme, it would also be nice if that
theme changes the logo back to the old one to appease those of us who resist
all changes.

Now that I've had time to read the whole announcement…

The new default search is VASTLY superior to "Items for Sale." On the old site,
I always clicked "Catalog Items" before I started typing. "Items for Sale" was
such a horrible tool, I don't know why it ever existed, much less be the
default method.

It's going to take me some time to work as quickly with the new interface,
but I welcome all of these improvements. And I think the new look isn't bad
either, although I would switch to a classic theme if we had the option.
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well i guess it should be an additional option 'classic' in addtion to
'light' and 'dark'
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Why is the dark theme background is dark blue instead of dark green like the
classic site; and it looks mismatch with the green header
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Any chance of an mobile app in the works? That would be amazing and make things
so much easier.
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Location:  USA, Iowa
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In NEWS, jedimindtrick77 writes:
  Any chance of an mobile app in the works? That would be amazing and make things
so much easier.

I asked this at the roundtable. At the moment they are working on a mobile version
of the site, and everyone nodded when I asked if an app was a possibility down
the line.
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Can we get a "My Inventory" link added under the right-hand drop-down box?
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In NEWS, BUC writes:
  Can we get a "My Inventory" link added under the right-hand drop-down box?

Sounds good to me. We already have a tab for MyBrickLink, delete that from the
drop down and stick My Inventory in there. That would be an awesome shortcut.

Julie
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In NEWS, JulieK writes:
  In NEWS, BUC writes:
  Can we get a "My Inventory" link added under the right-hand drop-down box?

Sounds good to me. We already have a tab for MyBrickLink, delete that from the
drop down and stick My Inventory in there. That would be an awesome shortcut.

Julie


Or here's a novel idea. What if *we* could choose which shortcuts went
in the dropdown? You know kind of like I can choose which apps show up on my
phone's screen?

Brian
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Location:  USA, Arizona
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Not sure if this is intentional or not, or perhaps we somehow have our settings
saved this way, but if you click on "Sell" in the top (dark green) bar, the drop
down menu seems to default to "my inventory". This seems like a faster way than
going through the right hand drop down menu to "my bricklink" and then to "my
inventory"...

Thanks,
Melissa

In NEWS, JulieK writes:
  In NEWS, BUC writes:
  Can we get a "My Inventory" link added under the right-hand drop-down box?

Sounds good to me. We already have a tab for MyBrickLink, delete that from the
drop down and stick My Inventory in there. That would be an awesome shortcut.

Julie
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In NEWS, QCBricks writes:
  Not sure if this is intentional or not, or perhaps we somehow have our settings
saved this way, but if you click on "Sell" in the top (dark green) bar, the drop
down menu seems to default to "my inventory". This seems like a faster way than
going through the right hand drop down menu to "my bricklink" and then to "my
inventory"...

Thanks,
Melissa

In NEWS, JulieK writes:
  In NEWS, BUC writes:
  Can we get a "My Inventory" link added under the right-hand drop-down box?

Sounds good to me. We already have a tab for MyBrickLink, delete that from the
drop down and stick My Inventory in there. That would be an awesome shortcut.

Julie

I click sell and I get sent to this page:
http://www.bricklink.com/inventoryAdd.asp
another row of tabs is there where I can click to my inventory.
Julie
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Hi Julie,

That is the same place I get clicking on the sell tab. I suppose it depends
on what you need in terms of "my inventory". I was referring to the top drop
down box next to the logo. When you click sell, that defaults to "my inventory"
and you can use that to find a specific item/category in your inventory.

If you are looking to get to the full "my inventory" page, then yes-I'm seeing
the same thing you do. But, I mostly utilize the "my inventory" page when I'm
searching our inventory for a specific part(s), so for me the search box at the
top is a shorter way to go.

I don't see why "my inventory" couldn't be added to the dropdown box
on the top right in addition to the "my bricklink" link. It would give stores
the option to access either quickly.

Thanks,
Melissa

In NEWS, JulieK writes:
  In NEWS, QCBricks writes:
  Not sure if this is intentional or not, or perhaps we somehow have our settings
saved this way, but if you click on "Sell" in the top (dark green) bar, the drop
down menu seems to default to "my inventory". This seems like a faster way than
going through the right hand drop down menu to "my bricklink" and then to "my
inventory"...

Thanks,
Melissa

In NEWS, JulieK writes:
  In NEWS, BUC writes:
  Can we get a "My Inventory" link added under the right-hand drop-down box?

Sounds good to me. We already have a tab for MyBrickLink, delete that from the
drop down and stick My Inventory in there. That would be an awesome shortcut.

Julie

I click sell and I get sent to this page:
http://www.bricklink.com/inventoryAdd.asp
another row of tabs is there where I can click to my inventory.
Julie
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Location:  Australia, Western Australia
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In NEWS, Admin writes:
  Dear BrickLink members,

All of us at BrickLink are so excited to announce the launch of the next generation of BrickLink, code-named BrickLink Facelift.

Based on the product roadmap of 2015 that we shared last October, this release covers three major milestones we promised to deliver by the end of this summer: New skin, On-Site Payment and Improved Search / Catalog UI.

As this project included changes on the most frequently used features, we gave BrickLink members a few weeks time to experience the new site and give us feedback before it went live.

...

We hope you all like the new BrickLink!

Thanks,
- BrickLink Team


The search dropdown box needs to accommodate keyboards. I used to be able to
do Shift-Tab after entering my search criteria, then quickly type the first letter
of the category that I want to be searching on and finally press Enter *right
on the combo box* to launch the search.

Now I have to use the mouse, click once on the dropdown box, move pointer to
category that I want, then click again on the category that I want, then click
on search.
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Location:  Russia, St. Petersburg
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In NEWS, MasterWindy writes:
  The search dropdown box needs to accommodate keyboards. I used to be able to
do Shift-Tab after entering my search criteria, then quickly type the first letter
of the category that I want to be searching on and finally press Enter *right
on the combo box* to launch the search.

Now I have to use the mouse, click once on the dropdown box, move pointer to
category that I want, then click again on the category that I want, then click
on search.

I second that. Keyboard navigation is very important for power-users and accessibility
in general.

With the Tab key right now, element focus just cycles through all the search
categories selecting each of them in succession. Only after that will the search
field be in focus, while the last search category (Order ID) stays selected.
So I can only search order IDs from the keyboard!

So, expected: initial focus on the search field, where one can Shift-Tab to jump
to the dropdown menu and switch between categories with the arrow keys.
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I liked the old version too. It's nice that most of it's original layout
was preserved and it's so fluffy ... errrh ... I mean it looks so new.
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Location:  Sweden, Västra Götaland
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Store: Time
Hello!

This facelift came just in time for the adding of these obscure Bionicle parts
in my store. Now so easy with the new search method on the top of the page with
preview I'm almost in tears.

I also like the white background, clashes less when alt-tabbig etc.

Regards,
L. Paul
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In NEWS, Ell writes:
  Hello!

This facelift came just in time for the adding of these obscure Bionicle parts
in my store. Now so easy with the new search method on the top of the page with
preview I'm almost in tears.

I also like the white background, clashes less when alt-tabbig etc.

Regards,
L. Paul

If you're new and wanting to add parts to your store, I recommend you to
look into BrickStock, may make it easier. No problem going the bl route though!
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Зря вы сделали это обновление.
Старая версия была лучше.
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The new site looks much better, and the AJAX-enabled catalog UI is incredible.
Definitely a step in the right direction, and I'm looking forward to future
updates.
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Amazing update that was needed badly!! LOVE the new design!
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Location:  Germany, Brandenburg
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In NEWS, Admin writes:
  Dear BrickLink members,

All of us at BrickLink are so excited to announce the launch of the next generation of BrickLink, code-named BrickLink Facelift.

Based on the product roadmap of 2015 that we shared last October, this release covers three major milestones we promised to deliver by the end of this summer: New skin, On-Site Payment and Improved Search / Catalog UI.

As this project included changes on the most frequently used features, we gave BrickLink members a few weeks time to experience the new site and give us feedback before it went live.

Okay, let’s dive in to the new format and look at the features of BrickLink’s Facelift.


1. New Skin

BrickLink is going to sport a brand new look. Our main goal with this Facelift project was to continue the BrickLink legacy while making the site more inviting and lively. We also understand that the uniqueness of the original layout and design of BrickLink is sentimental to many of you. With that in mind, you’ll see that we reduced the amount of links and slightly rearranged the layout on the landing page. We also implemented a brighter color scheme throughout the site to reflect the vibrant community that makes BrickLink the site it is today.

If you prefer darker background color, visit MyBrickLink MySettings to change your default background color.


2. Onsite Payment

Along with the brand new look, BrickLink now supports Onsite Payment. With this new feature, buyers can complete the checkout experience on the website, which means that we are one step closer to Instant Checkout.

What is Onsite Payment?

Onsite Payment is a new feature that allows buyers to pay for their order after the seller issues an invoice without leaving BrickLink. Buyers will see a Pay button on their My Orders Placed, Order Details, or My Messages page. Payments that are accepted will deposit directly into the connected seller account.

Which payment methods are supported?

Onsite Payment is supported through Stripe and PayPal. With Stripe, all sellers can accept major credit/debit cards including Visa, MasterCard, AmericanExpress, Discover, Diners Club and JCB.

Is this feature automatically enabled for PayPal?

No. If your store accepts PayPal, you must connect your PayPal account and enable Onsite Payment.

How can a seller enable this feature?

Connect* a Stripe and/or PayPal account and enable the Onsite Payment feature in your My Payment Methods page.


3. All Items Search & New Catalog UI

We’ve heard a lot of complaints about the default item search feature of BrickLink. One of the biggest concerns is that it often returns too many pages of available item entries across all the stores. With the piles of search results, users have to go through many pages to pinpoint an item they wanted to search. Some advanced users prefer to use ‘Catalog Item Search’ instead of the ‘Items for Sale Search’ to avoid this problem. But, it also needs a few more extra steps to find available store inventories using the Catalog Item Search.

What is All Items Search?

In addition to traditional ‘Items for Sale’ and ‘Catalog Items’ search, we are proud to add All Items Search. The reason behind this name is this search encompasses both Items for Sale Search and the Catalog Items Search. It aggregates individual items into one entry of the result page just like the Catalog Item search, but it also shows information about available items for sale and links to list of the stores for seamless shopping experience. The new ‘All Items Search’ will be the default search option of BrickLink.

What are the benefits of All Items Search for Sellers?

With this more intuitive and less cluttered search, we expect more new buyers will be able to find and checkout LEGO products on BrickLink. In addition, it also is good news for sellers who offer custom items, as this new All Items search result will show all the types of items on the first page including custom items at the bottom, so you won’t need to worry about lack of public exposure of non-cataloged custom items.


How can you purchase items from the search results?

If you click on one of the item links, it will bring you to the newly designed catalog page that will list all the stores to choose from.

What will happen to rich information part of catalog pages?

We understand that BrickLink Item Catalog pages are not only used for e-Commerce purpose. They have been built and maintained by the power of enthusiastic volunteer admins and the AFOL community and they have served for the purpose of an encyclopedia of LEGO parts and sets. All the information entries of existing Catalog pages will be preserved with an improved user interface.

How can I ask questions or give feedback?

If you have questions or feedback about the new site, feel free to add your comments on this news posting or other related forum postings. We will review and reflect your opinions to our next update as soon as we can.

We hope you all like the new BrickLink!

Thanks,
- BrickLink Team


!!!Gefällt mir!!!
Schöne Farben, leicht hineinzufinden, gute Übersicht und easy handling!
PRIMA!
NORILYN.BERLIN
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Location:  USA, Oregon
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Very nice! Congrats on the upgrade; while there may be the odd bug to work out
it's looking good.

Play Well and Prosper,

Doc Crandall
"The Brick Detective"

In NEWS, Admin writes:
  Dear BrickLink members,

All of us at BrickLink are so excited to announce the launch of the next generation of BrickLink, code-named BrickLink Facelift.

Based on the product roadmap of 2015 that we shared last October, this release covers three major milestones we promised to deliver by the end of this summer: New skin, On-Site Payment and Improved Search / Catalog UI.

As this project included changes on the most frequently used features, we gave BrickLink members a few weeks time to experience the new site and give us feedback before it went live.

Okay, let’s dive in to the new format and look at the features of BrickLink’s Facelift.


1. New Skin

BrickLink is going to sport a brand new look. Our main goal with this Facelift project was to continue the BrickLink legacy while making the site more inviting and lively. We also understand that the uniqueness of the original layout and design of BrickLink is sentimental to many of you. With that in mind, you’ll see that we reduced the amount of links and slightly rearranged the layout on the landing page. We also implemented a brighter color scheme throughout the site to reflect the vibrant community that makes BrickLink the site it is today.

If you prefer darker background color, visit MyBrickLink MySettings to change your default background color.


2. Onsite Payment

Along with the brand new look, BrickLink now supports Onsite Payment. With this new feature, buyers can complete the checkout experience on the website, which means that we are one step closer to Instant Checkout.

What is Onsite Payment?

Onsite Payment is a new feature that allows buyers to pay for their order after the seller issues an invoice without leaving BrickLink. Buyers will see a Pay button on their My Orders Placed, Order Details, or My Messages page. Payments that are accepted will deposit directly into the connected seller account.

Which payment methods are supported?

Onsite Payment is supported through Stripe and PayPal. With Stripe, all sellers can accept major credit/debit cards including Visa, MasterCard, AmericanExpress, Discover, Diners Club and JCB.

Is this feature automatically enabled for PayPal?

No. If your store accepts PayPal, you must connect your PayPal account and enable Onsite Payment.

How can a seller enable this feature?

Connect* a Stripe and/or PayPal account and enable the Onsite Payment feature in your My Payment Methods page.


3. All Items Search & New Catalog UI

We’ve heard a lot of complaints about the default item search feature of BrickLink. One of the biggest concerns is that it often returns too many pages of available item entries across all the stores. With the piles of search results, users have to go through many pages to pinpoint an item they wanted to search. Some advanced users prefer to use ‘Catalog Item Search’ instead of the ‘Items for Sale Search’ to avoid this problem. But, it also needs a few more extra steps to find available store inventories using the Catalog Item Search.

What is All Items Search?

In addition to traditional ‘Items for Sale’ and ‘Catalog Items’ search, we are proud to add All Items Search. The reason behind this name is this search encompasses both Items for Sale Search and the Catalog Items Search. It aggregates individual items into one entry of the result page just like the Catalog Item search, but it also shows information about available items for sale and links to list of the stores for seamless shopping experience. The new ‘All Items Search’ will be the default search option of BrickLink.

What are the benefits of All Items Search for Sellers?

With this more intuitive and less cluttered search, we expect more new buyers will be able to find and checkout LEGO products on BrickLink. In addition, it also is good news for sellers who offer custom items, as this new All Items search result will show all the types of items on the first page including custom items at the bottom, so you won’t need to worry about lack of public exposure of non-cataloged custom items.


How can you purchase items from the search results?

If you click on one of the item links, it will bring you to the newly designed catalog page that will list all the stores to choose from.

What will happen to rich information part of catalog pages?

We understand that BrickLink Item Catalog pages are not only used for e-Commerce purpose. They have been built and maintained by the power of enthusiastic volunteer admins and the AFOL community and they have served for the purpose of an encyclopedia of LEGO parts and sets. All the information entries of existing Catalog pages will be preserved with an improved user interface.

How can I ask questions or give feedback?

If you have questions or feedback about the new site, feel free to add your comments on this news posting or other related forum postings. We will review and reflect your opinions to our next update as soon as we can.

We hope you all like the new BrickLink!

Thanks,
- BrickLink Team
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In NEWS, Admin writes:
  Dear BrickLink members,

All of us at BrickLink are so excited to announce the launch of the next generation of BrickLink, code-named BrickLink Facelift.

Based on the product roadmap of 2015 that we shared last October, this release covers three major milestones we promised to deliver by the end of this summer: New skin, On-Site Payment and Improved Search / Catalog UI.

As this project included changes on the most frequently used features, we gave BrickLink members a few weeks time to experience the new site and give us feedback before it went live.

Okay, let’s dive in to the new format and look at the features of BrickLink’s Facelift.


1. New Skin

BrickLink is going to sport a brand new look. Our main goal with this Facelift project was to continue the BrickLink legacy while making the site more inviting and lively. We also understand that the uniqueness of the original layout and design of BrickLink is sentimental to many of you. With that in mind, you’ll see that we reduced the amount of links and slightly rearranged the layout on the landing page. We also implemented a brighter color scheme throughout the site to reflect the vibrant community that makes BrickLink the site it is today.

If you prefer darker background color, visit MyBrickLink MySettings to change your default background color.


2. Onsite Payment

Along with the brand new look, BrickLink now supports Onsite Payment. With this new feature, buyers can complete the checkout experience on the website, which means that we are one step closer to Instant Checkout.

What is Onsite Payment?

Onsite Payment is a new feature that allows buyers to pay for their order after the seller issues an invoice without leaving BrickLink. Buyers will see a Pay button on their My Orders Placed, Order Details, or My Messages page. Payments that are accepted will deposit directly into the connected seller account.

Which payment methods are supported?

Onsite Payment is supported through Stripe and PayPal. With Stripe, all sellers can accept major credit/debit cards including Visa, MasterCard, AmericanExpress, Discover, Diners Club and JCB.

Is this feature automatically enabled for PayPal?

No. If your store accepts PayPal, you must connect your PayPal account and enable Onsite Payment.

How can a seller enable this feature?

Connect* a Stripe and/or PayPal account and enable the Onsite Payment feature in your My Payment Methods page.


3. All Items Search & New Catalog UI

We’ve heard a lot of complaints about the default item search feature of BrickLink. One of the biggest concerns is that it often returns too many pages of available item entries across all the stores. With the piles of search results, users have to go through many pages to pinpoint an item they wanted to search. Some advanced users prefer to use ‘Catalog Item Search’ instead of the ‘Items for Sale Search’ to avoid this problem. But, it also needs a few more extra steps to find available store inventories using the Catalog Item Search.

What is All Items Search?

In addition to traditional ‘Items for Sale’ and ‘Catalog Items’ search, we are proud to add All Items Search. The reason behind this name is this search encompasses both Items for Sale Search and the Catalog Items Search. It aggregates individual items into one entry of the result page just like the Catalog Item search, but it also shows information about available items for sale and links to list of the stores for seamless shopping experience. The new ‘All Items Search’ will be the default search option of BrickLink.

What are the benefits of All Items Search for Sellers?

With this more intuitive and less cluttered search, we expect more new buyers will be able to find and checkout LEGO products on BrickLink. In addition, it also is good news for sellers who offer custom items, as this new All Items search result will show all the types of items on the first page including custom items at the bottom, so you won’t need to worry about lack of public exposure of non-cataloged custom items.


How can you purchase items from the search results?

If you click on one of the item links, it will bring you to the newly designed catalog page that will list all the stores to choose from.

What will happen to rich information part of catalog pages?

We understand that BrickLink Item Catalog pages are not only used for e-Commerce purpose. They have been built and maintained by the power of enthusiastic volunteer admins and the AFOL community and they have served for the purpose of an encyclopedia of LEGO parts and sets. All the information entries of existing Catalog pages will be preserved with an improved user interface.

How can I ask questions or give feedback?

If you have questions or feedback about the new site, feel free to add your comments on this news posting or other related forum postings. We will review and reflect your opinions to our next update as soon as we can.

We hope you all like the new BrickLink!

Thanks,
- BrickLink Team


Looks fresh and clean. Great work.
 Author: legogran View Messages Posted By legogran
 Posted: Oct 1, 2015 16:59
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Location:  USA, North Carolina
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In NEWS, mickywrx writes:
  In NEWS, Admin writes:
  Dear BrickLink members,

All of us at BrickLink are so excited to announce the launch of the next generation of BrickLink, code-named BrickLink Facelift.

BrickLink is going to sport a brand new look. ....
2. Onsite Payment

Along with the brand new look, BrickLink now supports Onsite Payment. With this new feature, buyers can complete the checkout experience on the website, which means that we are one step closer to Instant Checkout.


I love this new feature and wish all of the sellers would use it! It is so convenient
and I don't have to keep jumping from one screen to another, hoping I make
no mistakes in name spelling or get the amt off by a penny or, heaven forbid,
a dollar or two.

  


JoAnn


  
  
How can a seller enable this feature?

Connect* a Stripe and/or PayPal account and enable the Onsite Payment feature in your My Payment Methods page.


3. All Items Search & New Catalog UI

We’ve heard a lot of complaints about the default item search feature of BrickLink. One of the biggest concerns is that it often returns too many pages of available item entries across all the stores. With the piles of search results, users have to go through many pages to pinpoint an item they wanted to search. Some advanced users prefer to use ‘Catalog Item Search’ instead of the ‘Items for Sale Search’ to avoid this problem. But, it also needs a few more extra steps to find available store inventories using the Catalog Item Search.

What is All Items Search?

In addition to traditional ‘Items for Sale’ and ‘Catalog Items’ search, we are proud to add All Items Search. The reason behind this name is this search encompasses both Items for Sale Search and the Catalog Items Search. It aggregates individual items into one entry of the result page just like the Catalog Item search, but it also shows information about available items for sale and links to list of the stores for seamless shopping experience. The new ‘All Items Search’ will be the default search option of BrickLink.

What are the benefits of All Items Search for Sellers?

With this more intuitive and less cluttered search, we expect more new buyers will be able to find and checkout LEGO products on BrickLink. In addition, it also is good news for sellers who offer custom items, as this new All Items search result will show all the types of items on the first page including custom items at the bottom, so you won’t need to worry about lack of public exposure of non-cataloged custom items.


How can you purchase items from the search results?

If you click on one of the item links, it will bring you to the newly designed catalog page that will list all the stores to choose from.

What will happen to rich information part of catalog pages?

We understand that BrickLink Item Catalog pages are not only used for e-Commerce purpose. They have been built and maintained by the power of enthusiastic volunteer admins and the AFOL community and they have served for the purpose of an encyclopedia of LEGO parts and sets. All the information entries of existing Catalog pages will be preserved with an improved user interface.

How can I ask questions or give feedback?

If you have questions or feedback about the new site, feel free to add your comments on this news posting or other related forum postings. We will review and reflect your opinions to our next update as soon as we can.

We hope you all like the new BrickLink!

Thanks,
- BrickLink Team


Looks fresh and clean. Great work.
 Author: talonts View Messages Posted By talonts
 Posted: Jul 20, 2015 10:36
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Could you please enable user-set colors for either the background or the top
menu bars?

Choosing Dark background results in dark blue background with multi-tone green
menu bars, which is a hideous mismatch. As it is, the green menu bars are an
awful mismatch to ANY color scheme on my computer (and the default Windows blue,
which I'm sure a lot of people use).


  1. New Skin

BrickLink is going to sport a brand new look. Our main goal with this Facelift project was to continue the BrickLink legacy while making the site more inviting and lively. We also understand that the uniqueness of the original layout and design of BrickLink is sentimental to many of you. With that in mind, you’ll see that we reduced the amount of links and slightly rearranged the layout on the landing page. We also implemented a brighter color scheme throughout the site to reflect the vibrant community that makes BrickLink the site it is today.

If you prefer darker background color, visit MyBrickLink MySettings to change your default background color.
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In NEWS, talonts writes:
  Could you please enable user-set colors for either the background or the top
menu bars?

Choosing Dark background results in dark blue background with multi-tone green
menu bars, which is a hideous mismatch. As it is, the green menu bars are an
awful mismatch to ANY color scheme on my computer (and the default Windows blue,
which I'm sure a lot of people use).


  1. New Skin

BrickLink is going to sport a brand new look. Our main goal with this Facelift project was to continue the BrickLink legacy while making the site more inviting and lively. We also understand that the uniqueness of the original layout and design of BrickLink is sentimental to many of you. With that in mind, you’ll see that we reduced the amount of links and slightly rearranged the layout on the landing page. We also implemented a brighter color scheme throughout the site to reflect the vibrant community that makes BrickLink the site it is today.

If you prefer darker background color, visit MyBrickLink MySettings to change your default background color.

Agreed. Please vote yes on this suggestion if you haven't already:
http://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=928981
Julie
 Author: masterbuilder1 View Messages Posted By masterbuilder1
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We no longer seem able to part a whole advent calender, which is really frustrating.So
with 75056-1 it looks as if we have to part each individual days set. Is this
an error? Can it be remedied quickly please?

If someone else has already started a thread on a similar issue, sorry, they
just all seem a bit disjointed and I cant read them all.

Alison
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In Inventories, masterbuilder1 writes:
  We no longer seem able to part a whole advent calender, which is really frustrating.So
with 75056-1 it looks as if we have to part each individual days set. Is this
an error? Can it be remedied quickly please?

If someone else has already started a thread on a similar issue, sorry, they
just all seem a bit disjointed and I cant read them all.

Alison

I didn't complete the partout, but the first three steps seemed to work for
me. Did you check "Break Sets in Set"?

Russell
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In Inventories, viejos writes:
  In Inventories, masterbuilder1 writes:
  We no longer seem able to part a whole advent calender, which is really frustrating.So
with 75056-1 it looks as if we have to part each individual days set. Is this
an error? Can it be remedied quickly please?

If someone else has already started a thread on a similar issue, sorry, they
just all seem a bit disjointed and I cant read them all.

Alison

I didn't complete the partout, but the first three steps seemed to work for
me. Did you check "Break Sets in Set"?

Russell

I agree with you, thank you. Doing it via the part set link seems to work fine.
Thank you. Julie was doing it and she had only tried via http://alpha.bricklink.com/pages/clone/catalogitem.page?S=75056-1#T=I
which does not have a part set link on it, but I hadnt realised she hadn't
tried via the part set tab.

Alison
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In Inventories, masterbuilder1 writes:
  In Inventories, viejos writes:
  In Inventories, masterbuilder1 writes:
  We no longer seem able to part a whole advent calender, which is really frustrating.So
with 75056-1 it looks as if we have to part each individual days set. Is this
an error? Can it be remedied quickly please?

If someone else has already started a thread on a similar issue, sorry, they
just all seem a bit disjointed and I cant read them all.

Alison

I didn't complete the partout, but the first three steps seemed to work for
me. Did you check "Break Sets in Set"?

Russell

I agree with you, thank you. Doing it via the part set link seems to work fine.
Thank you. Julie was doing it and she had only tried via http://alpha.bricklink.com/pages/clone/catalogitem.page?S=75056-1#T=I
which does not have a part set link on it, but I hadnt realised she hadn't
tried via the part set tab.

Alison

If you right-click the Buy tab on the new catalog page it will take you to the
old catalog page for that same item. The partout link is there, so it should
be there on the new one as well. I'm sure this omission is not intentional.

Russell
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I like the new look.
I will miss the three space-type guys all with visors matching their uniform
color, but that's ok.