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PinPointing – A New Look!

The Zappos Labs team is happy to announce a new version of PinPointing!

PinPointing was initially launched 3 weeks ago and we were incredibly excited about the feedback we got from news coverage and our customers.  

We’re even more excited about this new update.  Some of the things you will find in this update:

A New Homepage

The new PinPointing home page makes it easier to check out our featured pinners.  See what PinPointing recommends for some of Pinterest’s popular celebrities, publications and brands.

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Search

We quickly realized not everyone knows their Pinterest username.  Now enter a name or email address and we’ll see what we can find. 

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What do you think?

Our hope with PinPointing was to make a fun new way to discover some of our great products and departments (did you know we sold Housewares and Wedding Dresses?) in a more personalized way.  We would love to hear what you all think and hear any suggestions you have on ways to make it even more useful. 

Leave a comment below, email the Zappos Labs team at labs@zappos.com or shout out a tweet (@ZapposLabs).

Check out the new version of PinPointing HERE!.

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Introducing: PinPointing

PinPointing is the newest way to discover Zappos products based on a Pinterest user’s pins! Look up any Pinterest username and check out the breadth of fun products we think that user will love based on their pins and boards. If you’re digging what you see, you can pin them directly to your Pinterest boards. Or if you find yourself feeling like pinning won’t satisfy your shopping bug, go ahead and check out the product details and other similar products.

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Stumped on what to get your friend for their birthday? Search for your buddy’s Pinterest username and we’ll show you products your friend might like. Imagine their bewilderment as they unwrap their gift revealing that special something that reflects their unique style perfectly!

So how do we do this? For each Pinterest user, we look at their pin descriptions and board names. We then match the keywords with hundreds of thousands of Zappos products and show you the products with a common theme. If you pinned a neon purse, we may recommend other neon products you might like. If you have a board called My Future Wedding, we’ll show you the perfect dresses and accessories for that special occasion.

What are you waiting for? It’s time for some pinteresting discoveries. Start pinning and exploring now! START PINPOINTING!

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Zappos at 2012 Bay Area Maker Faire

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We all know Zappos.com is more than just shoes and quirkiness, and we had so much fun showing that at the 2012 Bay Area Maker Faire!

We hacked an Xbox Kinect® to let people virtually try on some of our clothes without the need to belly-suck. We also had some fun boxes chock-full of costumery for us to play dress-up and just release that inner child (and no, we don’t mean free child birthing).

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Shaun, Pawel, *your's truly* (Alice) and Joel

We took photos and gave away $100 Zappos.com gift certificates to the top three crowd favorites. Congrats to our three winners below!

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We had a blast - thanks to everyone who joined us in our silly shenananigans!

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ZN Nominated for a Webby!

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We are so excited to announce that our very own ZN iPad app was recently nominated for a Webby Awards in the Mobile & Apps Shopping category (Tablets & Other Devices).

Vote for ZN on The Webby Awards People’s Voice voting ballot! Ballots are open until April 26th.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click on the photo to vote for the ZN!


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ReCommerce Hack Day Recap

Here's a recap of the first ReCommerce Hack Day back in the fall. Stay tuned for the next one in 2012!

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Hack-a-Thon v. 9.0

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The Zappos API team held the 9th Hack-a-thon event from December 12-16th. The theme was “Do it Live”, which meant each team was encouraged to try and have their project accessible to the intended users by the end of the week.

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In the end, seven teams accomplished this challenge. In addition to the Hack-a-Thon, the Zappos API team hosted a public “Hack-a-thon Hack-a-long” contest open to any non Zappos developer that ran for the duration of the Hackathon.

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Now Available: ZN Issue 1

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The very first issue of ZN, our monthly digital style magazine, is finally available in the iTunes store for free download!

The December issue is all about winter style, holiday gifting, travel and more. You can browse stylists' picks, read articles, get helpful style tips and shop directly on the app.

Check it out today and tell your friends! We’d also love to hear your feedback. You can follow the ZN team on Twitter: @Zappos_Zn

Click HERE to see a short video of ZN in action.

Stay tuned for the next issue in mid January!

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Coming Soon: ZN for iPad

It’s almost here! Zappos Now (ZN for short), is the brand new digital magazine iPad® app that is dedicated to style.

Browse through style editorial spreads, read articles about fashion, gifting, travel and much more. And of course, since we’re Zappos and all, we’ve made it super easy for you to shop all featured items directly on the ZN app! ZN readers also enjoy our fast and FREE next business day shipping, free and easy return shipping, 365-day return policy and our world-class 24/7 customer service with every order. (Whew! That was a mouthful!)

The ZN app will be available for free download in the iTunes AppStore in early December. Stay tuned for more details!