Today is a very big day for MSN Shopping. As many of you know, our team has been hard at work building a great comparison shopping experience for consumers. I am extremely pleased to announce that the beta has now gone live. This release (which was in beta for the past couple of weeks) includes a significantly expanded selection of items for sale and has many new features that help consumers quickly and easily find the right product for them within all of that selection.
Here are some of the new features:
One thing to note. The right rail on many pages will show our featured stores like you can see on the homepage today. We did not get them populated across the entire site (we just could not get everything done in time for launch). So you will see those getting built out across the next couple of days.
Please check this blog over the next couple of days. We will share with you our calendar of upcoming blog posts. We will have several members of our team posting on their areas of expertise. This will provide you more details on what we have built and the direction that we are going.
Please let us know what you think about it. This release is the first step and your feedback will help us get it right.
Scott AustinDirector of ProgrammingMSN Shopping