Feature image of the Scoopon website

Scoopon

Responsive Web, UX, UI

Part of Catch Group, Scoopon is the #1 group buying website in Australia. They connect local merchants with a massive userbase Australia wide. In addition to local deals, they also offer travel and shopping deals as well.

Areas of focus

Based on my work with CatchofTheDay, their product manager came to me and requested that I do a visual refresh for them. The business requirements were clear:

Trapped in a time machine

The website hadn't been updated in an extremely long time. All the while the business continued to grow and it got to the point that the design was in the way of them pushing more updates and features to customers.

Before and after comparison

Can you get this done like yesterday?

With a tight time constraint, I decided to focus on the main areas where I knew responsive design would be tricky — their current main navigation and how that would translate with the introducing of sub categories across each vertical.

Breaking down each page and applying a component based design system was key here.

Initial sketches

Its a jungle out there

My sketching showed me that there was no easy way to go about this — the only way through would be to hack and chop up the entire navigation and redesign that component from scratch.

Having to link the main verticals and their subcategories also presented a big challenge here, because a multi tiered navigation is never pretty or easily digested.

Borrowing from iOS, I introduced the concept of a segmented control for the main verticals and a neat tidy sub navigation underneath it.

Landing page at various breakpoints

There's a Scoopon for that

You can find a Scoopon for most things. From dining right down to car washes. Numbers are usually limited so time is of the essence. Get in early and you'd have scored a great bargain.

Allowing customers to quickly find Scoopons for what they want is important. Piggybacking on the success we had with filters on CatchOfTheDay, introducing filters to customers was my next focus.

After working on these updates, I pushed more changes to other areas of the Scoopon website. I highly encourage you to check it out on the live site for yourself!

Category page on the desktop breakpoint
Category page on mobile and tablet breakpoints

Better customer communication

A major part of purchasing a Scoopon is the post purchase communication. One of the main templates that communicated Scoopon details to customers was my next major area of focus. In addition to that, I also designed simple templates for most of the other emails that they send out to customers.

Sketching out template ideas
Updated email templates for Scoopon