Computing stuff tied to the physical world

Shop trick

In Musings on Sep 6, 2012 at 00:01

The JeeLabs Shop has gained some extra functionality, since about a year, as it now lets you “sign up” and add a password to simplify re-ordering later.

What I didn’t know until today (thanks, Martyn) is that there is actually a way to access the order history and to manage your shipping address(es).

The trick is to go to – which will redirect you to a login page unless your browser has already saved the relevant cookies:

Screen Shot 2012 09 05 at 20 05 43

Once logged in, you can see what you’ve ordered in the past:

Screen Shot 2012 09 05 at 20 09 18

In my case, most of these orders were of course just dummies, which I then cancelled.

Three things to note about this functionality:

  • yes, the shop will use cookies if you decide to sign-up when placing an order
  • you can’t change the info on existing orders (contact order_assistance at jeelabs dot org for that)
  • I’ll update the email confirmations sent out to mention this feature

I still think that there are plenty of smaller and larger inconveniences in this shop (hosted by Shopify), none of which I have control over unfortunately, but it’s good to know that this history mechanism is there if you need it.

  1. So Martyn already knew. :) That is quite a coincident, since I also noticed that functionality just a couple of days ago…

    I think it is a nice functionality, especially in case of postal delays. This way, it is possible to check the current order status. Or is it not directly linked?

  2. @Ronald, yes, thank you for the prod to get the feature published. Clicking through an individual order will show current status under Shipping Address. ‘Fulfilled’ shows up there if the package was passed for delivery, but without a date stamp yet to see actually when.

    The feature is good for cleaning up address typo’s. Though changes will not affect an order in progress (email order_assistance @ jeelabs dot org for that), it helps ensure a ‘clean’ address for the next shipment.

  3. I think that it will be better to use https (SSL protected) link. It’s working also as https link :-)

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