Hi all, we received several requests to list the most important website changes in one document for easier reference. Here goes! Bart&Natalia 2013: December 18th Post your comments here * Wall Thickness Visualization available to all users - read all about it and post your feedback here! * We've added additional countries for VAT Registration * Beta Users: more sneak peek changes to future improvements. * Shipping tool improvements so we can ship out more efficiently! * Internal updates so we can make changes to the website faster...Clean-up-a-thon! HAPPY HOLIDAYS ALL! December 11th Post your comments here * Account Updates: we have added a link to "My Sales" under the account dropdown menu - so you can see your Shop Sales faster * We've also added links to Favorites, Wishlist to the account dropdown that is accessible by hovering over your avatar * SEO updates: we're working hard to make Shapeways and all your amazing products get found first in searches on Google and other search engines. * Beta Group: another sneak peek into changes we will roll out site-wide very soon! Should make being a Shop Owner even easier December 5th Post your comments here * New Full Color Sandstone tutorial. In order to help our designers and makers get the best possible results using our FCS material, we have put together a tutorial for how to best get the expected results from textured model prints. This tutorial illustrates the differences between RGB and CMYK color scales, the impact of wall-thickness on color uniformity, and what to expect in terms of color bleeding and contrast. * Starting a new test with the 'Beta Group'. We're currently testing some new upload functionality with a limited group of community members called the 'Beta Group'. I'm not going to tell you what it is just yet - we'll release it as soon as we can! * New newsletter signup popup. On your first visit to Shapeways, you may now see a signup window asking you to register for our weekly shoppers newsletter. * Many internal updates. November 13th * Shipping Sale Offers "LIke free shipping over $100 orders" - hopefully we can entice your customers to shop more this holiday season. * And a LOT of backend work this week to help our printers run more efficiently November 6th Post your comments here * Guest Checkout - now you don't need to sign up to buy something on Shapeways, making checkout easier and faster for your customers. * Faster Lead times!! - White Strong and Flexible Polished drops from 12 to 9 business days and Frosted Ultra Detail Plastic from 8 to 6 business days! Woo now you can get your models faster, especially useful for the holiday season coming up! AND * NOW SHIPPING USPS TO CANADA!! That's right, read all about it here. October 31st Post your comments here * Ceramics Repricing - read all about it here * New Layout for the Shops page - a cleaner look, more of your products on display October 24th Post your comments here. * Three New Steel Finishes - check them out on the Materials Page * Material swatch selector on product pages - so your customers can better see their options - this is a great example * Our Holiday Gift Guide is here to help shoppers find your products! October 16th Post your comments here. * Updated Content and Layout on Support Pages and Info Pages - we're continuing to improve these sections. * Worth noting is that we were down for maintenance while undergoing a bit of internal construction over the weekend and this caused some disruptions in the upload and model checking process. The issue has been fixed and all uploads are being reprocessed. * Improved shopper tools - making it easier for shoppers to find your products October 10 - Post your comments here * Shipping options in the US - the first in a series of Shipping Solutions. VERY EXCITING STUFF * More granular Email Preferences - so you can chose exactly what you want to get from us. Check it out under your Settings when you are logged in. * New Material! Raw and Polished Bronze - you asked, we listened, and now we have the quality ready to offer these alternate Bronze finishes. * Continuous improvements to the Tutorial and Support pages! Making our processes easier to understand, like this timeline. October 2 Post your comments here * Sterling Silver has a bigger bounding box, so you can make bigger, more beautiful things! Read all about it * The 3D viewer in the Upload page is clearer and easier to use. It spins into view, the lighting is better and it is more responsive to your mouse movements. * For Shop owners - the 'Related Items' on your product page are now more relevant, so your product is getting easier to find (and by that token, hopefully easier to buy!). We're working with some amazing data scientists to make this improvement, and we should have it really great in time for the holiday season. September 26 * Our community asked and we delivered. Introducing Raw & Polished Brass. * Sterling Silver finishes now sport more accurate, shopper-friendly names: Raw & Polished Silver * Video is now prominently exposed on product pages e.g. Sprout. * Visitors can now switch currencies from any page on the site using our Country Selector on the navigation bar. (Members can change currency by updating billing address.) * Product Boxes now display images of a selected material when used in wishlists, curation, or search by utilizing the new material tag on images * Elegant new designer banner extended to Shops and Profiles * Droneways: new category featuring DIY drone parts & new system of curating categories * Quick wins on the EDU Program: Added International * Easier to understand email opt-ins With a few other internals that make everything better September 18 Some exciting updates this week! * Improvements to the upload page: We listened to your feedback and have changed the tabs to say "Edit Model" and "Edit Details" so its clearer what you are working on. * New Product Page: To make it easier to sell your products, we have made the banner all about you and moved "More from this designer" right up into the header next to your name. The product has its own title too. We've integrated Favorites and Ratings right into the sidebar so they are more prominent too. With this, we've also removed ratings in favor of Favorites and Comments. FYI: Ratings were never connected with Comments, so they didn't work like Amazon Ratings & Reviews for instance. They also didn't play a part in how your product came up in search. In the future, the number of comments and favorites your product has will help it get discovered on the the Category Pages, so this is a small step towards making your products easier to find! * Revamped Tutorial and Support Pages: Check them out! Now much easier to search through so they should be far more useful to you. Also, if you have suggestions of your own to add, please help us write new tutorials! September 12 * Revamped upload page! We just released the first step towards a completely overhauled and improved upload experience. This release includes Initial Printability Check (checking bounding box) for ALL materials, allowing you to immediately update and re-upload your file if needed, a WebGL model viewer (only available to the model owner) so you can see your model render right away, and a full redesign of the entire page. * Credit Card payment is now available for all our users world-wide. September 5 * The EDU programme (10% discount for all students and teachers) is now available world-wide. * Updated tutorials: Design for 3D printing; scale, hollow and carve, Polygon Reduction with Meshlab, How to hollow objects for 3D Printing and Shapeways' tips for character modelers. August 29 * The Feed is back! You'll now find it in the Shop navigation bar. * A link to Gift Cards has been added in the Shop navigation bar. * The 3D Printspiration Newsletter has a new layout and is now mobile friendly.