Different Ways to Shop on indieCart
You can think of indieCart as a collection of hundreds of individually owned stores. With so many stores, there are several
tools available to help you find exactly what you're looking for:
Each indieCart store is listed in one of the categories listed in the left-hand menu. Clicking on an individual category will
take you to a page which lists all the stores in that category as well as how many items are available in each store. Using your mouse
to hover over a store's name will bring up a window showing a sampling of the store's items.
The stocking calendar shows a list of stores which are offering new items on which days. There are three levels to the calendar: daily,
weekly, and monthly. The weekly and monthly calendars show a simple list of store names, while the daily calendar gives more detail
about the items of the day, including thumbnail pictures, titles, and pricing.
Favorites are a way for you to share really great listings, as well as bookmark them for future reference. Each item listing
has a "Mark as Favorite" link which, when clicked, lists the item in the "Recent Favorites" list and also saves the listing on
your Favorites page (you must be registered and logged in to Spot items). Items with the most spots are also featured in the
"Most spots this week" list on the calendar page.
The Random Favorites link will take you to a page with a random sampling of items spotted by other users. This is a great way to
browse through some of the most unique and beautiful indieCart items.
The search page allows you to search through every store's listings by title, tag, or the entire description. Suggested tags
are listed on the advanced search page, but any words can be typed into the search field.
Calendar navigation menu (found on daily and weekly calendar pages)
The calendar navigation menu (left-hand menu on daily and weekly calendar pages)
shows some fun statistics:
- Favorite items this week
lists items which have been favorited most in the past week along with the number of customers
who have markeed the items
- Recent favorites
lists the most recently spotted items
- Where are the shoppers?
lists the stores with the most traffic along with the number of customers browsing each store