February 2022 Product Updates ⚡

2022: Year of the Bear

Isaac Kim
March 4, 2022

👋 It’s Isaac, Bear's Head of Product! For those of you whom I had privilege to meet at Vegas Market, it was an absolute pleasure. For anyone who will be at High Point this April, let's connect in person.

🏗️ After a long and much needed hibernation over the holidays, Bear hit the ground running in the new year. The Product Team has been collecting user feedback, building product strategy and roadmap for 2022, and are now focused on delivering tremendous value through Bear. I'm happy to share the exciting changes we've made to the Bear platform this month!

️📰 In this February edition:

  • Catalog Status: NEW High Level Overview
  • Catalog Status Improvements
  • Feature Request Board
  • Inventory Improvements
  • Sneak Preview: Pricing Status

✨Catalog Status: NEW High Level Overview

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📷 At the top of the page, the High Level Overview provides a snapshot of your published active SKUs on each sales channel. Quickly get a pulse of catalog coverage on each sales channel, with a high level breakdown of how many SKUs published are active.

🔬You can also see where SKUs are inactive or erroring on a channel-by-channel basis, so you know where to focus your attention to get your SKUs back into active sellable state.

You can expand the High Level Overview to view a complete breakdown of number and percentage of your total SKUs on each channel.


✨Catalog Status Improvements

In addition to the High Level Overview section, we've added extra bells and whistles to make Catalog Status more intuitive and adaptable for your everyday workflow.

💻 Export as .csv and .xslx format

  • You can now export the table view that shows SKU, Product Name, and Status.
  • This is incredibly useful to download and analyze directly in Excel or Google Sheets. Fast, simple downloads let you use the data provided through Bear however you please.

🎨 Improved User Experience

  • New alternating white and light gray rows to easily digest information in the table.
  • Lighter variant of the existing gray pill, which visually creates less visual distraction and pill cluttering.
  • Better visualization of the table and easier to absorb a vast amount of information quickly.
Not part of the Bear family? Let's start the conversation!

Feature Request Board

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Bear users will be receiving an invite-only email to access and participate on Bear's Feature Request Board. Keep a lookout for Subject Line: "You have been added to CommerceBear on Hellonext" from no-reply@hellonext.co!

Once you've created your account, bookmark: https://product.commercebear.com/

Submit feature requests and ideas, comment on existing requests submitted by other users, and upvote the ones you want to see live ASAP. If you have any questions on how to access the board, reach out to your Merchant Success Manager to get started.


Inventory Improvements

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🙏 We've made enhancements on Inventory to make your experience more intuitive and adaptable for your everyday workflow.

  1. The Upload Inventory button is the primary action on the inventory page, replacing Send Inventory.
  2. Errors and warnings that are produced from Inventory uploads can be downloaded immediately into a .csv spreadsheet format.
  3. The Inventory export has a quantity value for Calculated Kits.
  4. The table has alternating white and light gray rows to make it easier to read.
  5. The hover effect on row is a darker grey to help keep your place in the table.
  6. The pill colors have been adjusted to be more readable.
Not part of the Bear family? Let's start the conversation!

Sneak Preview: Pricing Status BETA

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💡 We're currently working on a brand new feature called Pricing Status.

💭 This current iteration shows the latest pricing Bear has sent on your behalf, and you can export the table for your own auditing purposes. You can review the MAP, MSRP, or Wholesale costs you provided to Bear and ensure Bear pushed the right data on your behalf.

📧 This limited feature is currently behind a closed Beta testing program. If you'd like to be included as part of the test group and gain access to this feature, email me to request access.

Coming soon: We're now working on the next subset of features, which includes displaying the accepted channel price, to give you full visibility into your active pricing.


📺Stay tuned for more exciting changes in March

I hope you're as excited as we are about the new feature enhancements now live on the Bear platform. If you have any suggestions on how to make these product updates more resourceful and meaningful, please feel free to reach out to us at product@commercebear.com.

Stay tuned for more exciting updates in March.

Always Moving Forward,

IK

--
Isaac Kim
Head of Product @ CommerceBear⚡

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