The New Book Outlet Site is Here!
October 27, 2021
You might have noticed something a little different when you visited the Book Outlet site recently, and you would be right! Your favourite bargain book site has gotten a makeover! While the new Book Outlet site might not look or feel familiar yet, rest assured, we’re still the same Book Outlet that you know and love, here to offer you amazing books at read-iculously low prices. Read on to learn about some of the most exciting site changes that we think you’ll enjoy the most.
Why the New Site Design?
So why did we make a change? As book lovers ourselves, we know what it’s like to spend hours looking at covers and reading book descriptions, carefully crafting the perfect book haul. We also know that, overall, our previous site had some challenges that slowed shoppers down while browsing and checking out. So, with your book-loving needs in mind, we dedicated our creativity and resources to upgrading our systems to provide you with the best possible experience while shopping on the Book Outlet site. But it doesn’t stop there! We’re excited to share that we’ve added some new and exciting features that we hope you’ll love!
What’s New with the Site?
Now that we’ve covered why we’ve updated the Book Outlet site, let’s dive into what we’ve changed! We know that browsing for books in the past has been a time-consuming task, but not anymore! We’ve updated how our filters and search bar works so it is much easier to find the products you are looking for. In addition, we’ve added dropdowns to the navigation bar/menu for Children’s and Young Adult products. These changes mean that there are more exciting lists for you to dive into than ever before! Try out our updated Browse feature here.
In addition, we know that many bookworms take advantage of our site’s wishlist feature to be notified of incoming titles. We’re happy to share that we’ve made adding books to your wishlist much quicker – you no longer have to visit a product page or search for a title within your wishlist (unless you want to). Now, you have the option to add a book to your wishlist without leaving the browse page. All you have to do is click the heart icon on the book you’re interested in, and it’ll be added to (or removed from) your new master wishlist. That’s right – we’ve condensed wishlists down one per account to streamline your experience and make it easier to see which books you wish for. Check out and add books to your wishlist here.
Who doesn’t love to earn points to redeem for FREE books, right? Well, we’ve got big news for you. We’ve updated the Book Outlet Rewards program based on your feedback. Some of the exciting updates to the Rewards experience include a brand new redemption process where you can redeem up to $100 in Rewards directly from your cart. That’s right, no code or password required! We also encourage you to visit our new and improved loyalty dashboard which includes an exciting progress bar that displays how close you are to a reward! Check out your new and improved Book Outlet Rewards Dashboard here.
We’ve made significant updates to one classic form of payment – gift cards! We heard your feedback – one gift card per transaction is too limited. That’s why each account is now equipped with a Wallet feature to store gift cards in one central spot. Gone are the days of only being able to apply one gift card per order – you can now add all of your gift cards to your Wallet and then use your balance whenever you want on whatever you want… as long as it’s all in the same place! Check out the new Wallet feature here.
We’re so excited about these changes and more to the Book Outlet site. We could not have made these updates without your generous feedback; we truly appreciate your willingness to communicate with us about your site needs. And these updates are only the starting point – we’re committed long-term to making the best possible shopping experience for our bargain book lovers.
Thank you again!
Your friends at Book Outlet