Jul 242017
 

There comes a time in every website’s life when it starts to outgrow itself. It becomes clunky, out-dated, technologically subpar. Building an entirely new site from the ground up is a huge undertaking. But that is just what my favorite sex toy retailer SheVibe has spent the last 2+ years doing, and today we get to reap the rewards in the form of their sparkling new website!

Browsin' SheVibe's new site

This new site is everything I’d hoped for. It feels expansive, fresh, and bright. SheVibe’s signature art (all drawn in-house by the freakishly talented Alex) looks somehow even more amazing than before. Products are shown in a grid format, so you can view more of them at once and spend less time scrolling. Search results are smarter, offering options to browse a particular brand page or a particular category.

SheVibe's new "did you mean?" search results

My favorite feature of all is the sidebar filter, which allows you to drill down your search results to find something that fits your needs. My landing page remains a hub of all the best sex toys (in my vulva’s opinion), but now you can narrow down my favorites by brand, price, power source, and size!

SheVibe’s new site is not just an aesthetic re-design, but a complete overhaul of the systems and technology that power it. The site is beautifully responsive, scaling to fit any screen or device, with a vastly improved mobile shopping interface. It’s incredibly fast — as you tab through pages of product, only the products change, reducing page loads and saving time. One-page checkout is a breeze.

Oh, and product pages are decked out with even more info than before: in-depth descriptions, robust lists of features, care and cleaning tips, links to warranty info, and on some pages, a tab for “expert reviews” (THAT’S ME! And other bloggers, of course).

Stock remains similar, with the addition of SheVibe swag such as coffee mugs, shirts, and totes. Still, one of my favorite things about SheVibe is their willingness to take a chance on new manufacturers, companies whose work is not sold on many other retail sites (see: BS AtelierFunkit Toys, Crowned JewelsHole Punch, Lumberjill). You should create a wishlist of your dream toys, because SheVibe stocks SO MUCH good stuff — here’s my wishlist for ~inspiration~.

What hasn’t changed? The people. I’ve been spreading the gospel of SheVibe for nearly 8 years, and I have never heard a single complaint from readers. In fact, I hear raves: about their customer service, speedy shipping, incredible box art. Having spent time with the SheVibe crew, I understand why: these are people who genuinely care, who really want to earn the trust of their customers.

So when I look at the new SheVibe.com, I see more than a re-vamped website. I see the company’s passion for improvement, their perseverance, their dedication to the blogger community. I see the stunning result of years of toiling behind the scenes, and I am so fucking happy for them.

Did I just get sentimental about a website? Yes, yes I did.

What do you love about the new SheVibe? What’s on your wishlist?

SheVibe rules

Celebrate SheVibe’s awesome new site by treating yourself! Peruse my favorites, or check
out the current sales: 15% off select We-Vibe, 10% off Iroha, and 10% off books through 7/31!
Remember, you can always get free U.S shipping with orders over $75!

  • Janne

    Would be great to have a option for having the pictures be smaller. On my phone (1080p screen) I can really only see one product at a time.

  • Rin

    I was floored when I surfed over to SheVibe the other day and saw the brand shiny new site!

    What particularly caught my eye was a change in one of the site’s pictures: depicting a man and woman in bed, the woman enjoying a toy while the man looks on. Originally the man’s speech bubble said, “I didn’t know I was being replaced.” Now it simply says, “I guess she likes it!”

    Not that I feel like the dudebros of the world need to have their egos protected from the “horror” of their lady friends owning toys, but I do like the new speech bubble all the same. It doesn’t imply, even accidentally, that a sex toy is a replacement for someone’s partner, and thusly is just a friendlier image overall.

    Am I reading too far into this? It is very possible. Oh well. Doesn’t change the fact that SheVibe’s new site rocks hard!

  • Wow, good eye! You’re right! They’re always up for improving their art, so I’m not surprised to see that small (yet wonderful) tweak.

  • Eeee thank you for noticing! We’ve been dying to change a lot of those cartoons for years. Initially it took us about 2 years to add all of the comic strips to the site, it was a huge project. Looking back, you could totally tell where we either got lazy or ran out of creativity. We’ve also learned so much since those early days thanks to the blogging community. xo

  • Duly noted. I checked with my techs and there seems to be a point where the images become just to small to be feasible for shopping. BUT, they did suggest turning your phone (landscape) which will allow you to see a few more images at a time. Hope that helps!

  • Janne

    Well landscape mode does make it show second product, so it indeed is a 100% increase in products seen. Floating top and bottom bars take quite a bit of screen estate though. As seen in the screenshot I took. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1f0d9cfa52656a0d9944296ee7ab271293be13af96145857e55597758137bec6.png

  • Always a work in progress – pics can’t be too small due to differing phone sizes, but we’ll take your feedback into account – thank you!

  • Rin

    I’ve always loved the art on SheVibe, and I love it even more with all the little tweaks, improvements, and new stuff.

    I’m also going to take this opportunity to say that I absolutely LOVE the pictures in the vibrators section of the fellow (highly reminiscent of a certain billionaire superhero) going to town with vibe R&D. XD Gives me the giggles every time.

  • Thanks so much for being a fan! A little Easter egg (we have them all over the site) his assistant Dolores…rhymes with… 🙂

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