Happy New Year, From all of us at The Old Cannery!
We wanted to give you a little update regarding the current status and the upcoming future of official The Old Cannery Website. Over the last several months, we’ve been hard at work making a transition to a new website format that provides a better experience for our longtime and new found customers. We’ve been taking notes of customer feedback of what we can do to make our website easier to navigate to find the items and information you’ve been looking for, and we can’t wait to show what we’ve been working on.
> What Exactly Does a “New Website” Mean? <
It’s mostly an aesthetic change of the site from the ground up. We’re taking the things we liked from our current site and bringing them forward and/or updating them for a more modern look/feel. It also means that how you, the customer, navigates the website is going to be a more streamlined experience that prioritizes elements you are looking for.
Here's a preview of the new Homepage and Room Category Pages!
> Will This New Website Have Any New Features? <
Yes, there’s a few additions we’re really looking forward to! A completely reworked search engine system, built around the ability to source out items in real time as you plug in details about the item(s) you are looking for. A new image engine for displaying product photos. A redone “Related Products” section that better couples sets and similar items together. And a new site navigation system that is based on visual data for a better desktop and mobile browsing experiences!
> Will the New Website Have Everything The Old Site Does Now? <
That’s the plan! We’ve been working around the clock to make sure that the items you can find on the current Old Cannery website on the new site upon launch. As mentioned before, there’s a few issues to sort out before hand, one of which being the status of our selection of manufacturers that we house in our warehouse and showrooms. Simply put, many of the items we want back in our store might not be back for a while from a particular manufacturer because of internal delays or shortages with them. If you noticed our website has had a smaller amount of stocked items than normal, that would be why.
> When Will This New Website Be Ready? <
As with many things impacted by 2020, there’s been a handful of delays that have caused us to keep moving the release day of the new website back. We wanted things to go live in 2020, but after a series of events back to back, unveiling our new site got inevitably got pushed to 2021. The site itself is coming along, but were adding more elements daily and fixing as many bugs as we can find. All we can say for certain is that it will be coming soon and we can't wait for all of you to see what we've been working on! We'll do our very best to keep everyone updated as the website nears completion, so stay tuned!
Thank you all for your constant support!
Here's to a New Year and what it may bring!