November 2015 Archives

Why It Took Us 8 Years To Add Wishlists

Over on the Detailed Image Blog I wrote a post describing some new features that we added last week, including the addition of a wishlist, easier ways to reorder products, and more personalized product recommendations. The latter two are the most intriguing features with some creative potential for expansion, but the decision to finally add a wishlist after all of these years is probably more noteworthy. Back in 2010 we added a feature called Saved Carts. After adding items to your shopping cart, you could… Continue reading


Smart Watch? Fitness Tracker? The $99 Garmin Vivosmart is the Perfect Mix

I’ve been following smart watches and fitness trackers for a few years now and never could quite pull the trigger. Smart watches are all either aesthetically lacking, big and bulky, have poor battery life, aren’t visible in the sun, are way too expensive, or typically have several of those issues. Fitness trackers like the Fitbit lack a screen with notifications (or become too bulky and expensive when they do). Then I stumbled upon the Garmin Vivosmart and I was so intrigued that I had to… Continue reading


Inc. 5000 Spam

When we were named to the Inc. 5000, my partners and I wondered what, if anything, would come of it. While did it primarily for ourselves, we also wanted to make the most of a rare opportunity to promote our business outside of the car care world. Somewhat predictably, two things happened: 1) we got a small amount of local press, and 2) we started receiving a massive amount of solicitations via email and phone. It makes sense. The Inc. 5000 list is a great… Continue reading