Often we do things at Gingerparts that we don’t really explain, or even promote. Here’s one example I’d like to remedy in this post – our new Bike Finder functionality.
Our developers at Banjax.com recently updated Bike Finder, as I outlined in an earlier post, integrating it more comprehensively within the website. The development work we did over the past few months has finally enabled us to do some of the things we have been planning for many months.
So how does the updated Bike Finder work?
Well, it still lets you choose your particular bike. The same dropdowns as before, all geared around getting you to a very specific model. As you know, motorcycle parts are complex, often a part will fit a small range of bikes, sometimes a many bikes from many manufacturers, and sometimes just one model in one year.
But now it also lets you filter a category (or department) of products by your specific bike(s) e.g. Motorcycle Exhausts that fit a Honda CBR 600 F7 2007 in the screenshot below.
Each of the products on Gingerparts are assigned to one or more bike ID (or none, some products are universal). So choosing your particular motorcycle let’s us to serve up the products that fit your bike.
Before, the Bike Finder took you to a particular bike page e.g. Yamaha FZS 600 Fazer 2000. It still does. But now it also allows you to filter a category by your bike.
Also we have added “My Garage” to the website. This is simply a place where all the bikes you add using Bike Finder are stored for ease of reference. They are added automatically and can easily be deleted by you – just click the “x” to the right of the bike name.
Clicking on a motorcycle name in My Garage (really your garage!) will take you to that bike’s page where you can find a list of all the products that fit your motorcycle. Handy to see everything at a glance. (We have plans for the bike pages, but we can’t say more just yet!)
Your list of bikes will remain throughout your visit to the site and for the remainder of your ‘session’ i.e. as long as we can recognise you on the site.
A great tip is to sign in or register on Gingerparts – your bikes will be stored with your account and shown in My Garage when you are logged in.
There is still more to be done, but his will give you a heads up on what is new on the site.
Stuff we are working on:
- Assigning more existing products to bikes. This is a mammoth task!
- Adding more products to the site to fit more bikes. Another big task.
- Making bike pages more useful. Much easier, expect to see these evolve in the coming months.
- Lots more.
If you have any comments or suggestions about this or any other thing on the website, just add it to the comments below.
Now with added prompts.