Saturday, October 4, 2008

the soft launch.... update

so the soft launch (of the new merrow website) on the 19th of sept. has been a success -- to the degree that most everything is working and we're uncovering problems as helpful people browse the site and find errors. (send them to me, charlie at merrow dotcom)

So far this is what we expected would happen. Sort of.

In order to get the site up we're holding back a couple of cool features -- these we'll bake until ready hopefully around the new year. In the mean time we expected most people to be excited about things like the stitch viewer, which has at our last count a lot more examples of stitching than you can find most places....

and the video section. Seriously, i'd thought that this would be just, well, beyond.

but no. apparently not.

people love the store, the support pages (which still need to be fixed...working on that today...) and
--the merrow community now
(which is, admittedly really cool) -- but not the Videos?!? or the Stitch Samples?!?

there is a lot to love -- and the point of the soft launch was to see what works and what doesn't.

we'll tune, repair and rework things to make it resonate on 11/1.

Which is the launch date.

Send us your feedback. Tell me what you like and don't. We'll do everything make work for you
Unknown Merrow

Merrow has manufactured sewing machines since 1838 and remains one of the most interesting companies in the textile space

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