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Monday, March 16, 2009

Compare Prices At Different Stores

We made some changes to the individual game pages on VGPC to make it easier for users to compare prices when shopping for games. We've been testing the changes for the past few days and think we are very close to the final design. Here is a run down of the changes on the new pages and images of the new and old pages:

1. Added Price Comparison Section: A section that lists the prices for each location was added. This should make it easier to know which site has the best prices. Keep in mind that all of these sites sell items quickly so the prices we list might not be the exact price you find after clicking the "See It" image.

2. Removed Advertisement: The advertisement on the right side of the page has been removed.

3. Removed Similar Games: The "Similar Games" section was removed. Our tests on the site showed most customers never used these links. They were removed to add information that users find more relevant.

4. Bigger Chart: The chart showing historic prices is now wider and takes up more space on the page.

Below is the new layout vs the old layout for Chrono Trigger so you can see the difference.

New Chrono Trigger Page



Old Chrono Trigger Page




We made the changes we did because the majority of users told us they used the game pages to either comparison shop or to see historic prices. Please let us know what you think of new layout by taking a brief four question survey.

4 Question User Survey


Some users might still see the old page because we are still running a few more tests. Please be patient while we finalize the changes. Everyone should see the final changes soon.

2 comments :

TanookiTravis said...

I love the new layout. It brings much more attention to the chart and the prices, the two major things that I come here for.

Good work on the change.

David Sanford Hesler said...

I also enjoyed the changes and took the survey. Thanks as always

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