Projects in Progress as of April 12, 2021
We want to keep you updated of what we are actively working on at PotomacBeads, to bring you the best new experience!
Site Speed Improvements: In progress, and we hope to have speed increased by April 15th, 2021
Ability to pause or skip your Subscriptions: Soon, you will be able to manage this from My Account. Untill them, email email@example.com to pause or skip.
Missing Images: 3,000 of the most recent images (and re-shot products) haven't yet been uploaded to the server. We hope to have these images appear by April 15th, 2021
Increasing Compare Feature Limit from 4 to 8: In progress, and we hope to have additional comparison options by April 16th, 2021
Products Out of Stock: Currently several thousand out of stock products (or discontinued products) are currently appearing on the site. If products have no photo, you can probably assume they currently are not available. We hope to have these products re-hidden by April 16th, 2021
New Product Tables on Project Pages: All of the thousands of tutorial pages did not transfer, so we are manually re-building them 1 by 1. If a video doesn't yet have products listed below it, we hope to have this completed by the end of May, 2021
Rebuilding Inspiration Pages from Past Boxes: These pages ALSO did not transfer, so we are also manually re-building them 1 by 1. If an inspiration page doesn't yet have all of the projects/ideas listed, we hope to have this completed by the end of May, 2021
Adding stock availability to products from the category view. Our developers are working for a solution to show stock availability from the category view so you easily be able to see what is in stock!
Notifications for when products are back in stock. This is being built into the website as we speak and we hope to have it live soon!
Projects Planned for Summer 2021
We want to keep you informed of future projects to continue enhancing your experience!
Subscription Enhancements - Coming summer 2021, explore add-ons to the subscription box you already love, with a choice of a $9.99 weaving, stringing, or crystals enhancement pack!
Learn-to-Bead Subscription - Coming summer 2021, subscribe yourself or friends to a 12-month learn-to-bead program. Each month builds upon the last, and you will gain all of the tools and knowledge you need to be an amazing beader and jewelry-maker.
Advanced Filtering - Coming fall 2021, use more advanced filters for filtering additional products by size, finish, material, type, color, and more.
Find some of the recently completed projects
Migration of Rewards Points: Completed April 13, 2021!
Email Case Sensitivity - There was an issue where emails registered in the system had to be lowercase. This has been resolved, and case-sensitivity is no longer and issue.
Improved Menus - Menus have been rebuilt and re-designed to help you find the products you love more quickly.
Improved Search - Search now returns not just products, but categories, projects, & tutorials as well! Just keep in mind that search is exact and currently reliant upon exact spelling.
Adding Points to Subscription Box Purchases - As of April 7, 2021, each subscription box purchase also adds points to your account!
PayPal Available for Subscriptions - You can now use PayPal as a payment method for subscritions!
Merged Accounts - Regular PotomacBeads.com and Best Bead Box subscription accounts (which were separate) have now been merged to have a single login experience. If you have any issues with your account, feel free to reach out to our customer care department!
Subscriptions Not Appearing in Account History: Subscriptions went live on the site April 25th. So you should be able to manage your subscriptions through "My Account." If you need to pause or skip, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org as the script is still being written to allow you to do this yourself.