We have just released some great store enhancements which will greatly improve the functionality of Storefronts as well as buyer searches on your stores. The update ensures your stores run more efficiently, but there are also some nice enhancements to searches, buyer signups and the buyer order management flow from stores.
One of the new features is the ability to fine tune searches from your store. This allows you to use "quotes" which will search for exact matches as well as using a - sign to remove a keyword. For example, if you search for the keywords: shirt -blue, this would bring up results of 'shirt' without the word 'blue'. The new search features allows buyers to use more search standards they are familiar with (for example when searching for things from Google).
Some other nice improvements we have released deal with how the buyer interacts with their orders and how they create accounts from your store. We have streamlined the signup and management process to use a nice popup modal instead of separate signup and management pages. This allows you to have more control over your store design without the worry of updating the design to your signup and management pages. This also keeps up with web standards and ensures your store's have a professional look and feel. Buyers will also appreciate the update as it keeps them on the store page they are already on, meaning, they won't get redirected to a new store page. Below is are example screenshots of the new account management modal:
The pop-up modals apply to all customer account management pages and Gift Certificates. These features work with all templates and do not require any customization or changes to your existing template to get these features. They are already active on your store now.
We hope you enjoy these new features. Stay tuned for more great improvements in the near future.