New mobile-friendly Commissaries.com arrives in August

By Chris Horne, DeCA web team

FORT LEE, Va. – Commissaries.com will have a new look come early August, with an updated and mobile-friendly design that gives patrons easier access to benefit information and sales events from their smartphone or tablet.

“Over half of our patrons already use their mobile devices for accessing our current website,” said Ronald Kelly, chief of corporate communications for the Defense Commissary Agency. “So, the time is right for us to move to a platform that allows patrons on the go an easier connection to all the online features that help them get the most from their benefit.”

Based on Commissaries.com analytics data as of July 19, there have been an average of 300,000 visits per month to the website so far in fiscal 2017. The top five viewed pages are the home page, Commissary Rewards Card page, the Savings Aisle, Store Locator page, and Sales & Events, in that order. More than 60 percent of the visits to commissaries.com come from a smartphone or tablet.

Enhancements to the website include:

  • Improved store pages that use your location to find your nearest store, including an option to select your default store and see its address, hours and other essential information all on one page
  • A new “Savings Center” that collects all deals and events, such as the current sales flyer and savings aisle information, in an easy-to-use card format
  • A new “Healthy Living” section, featuring guest articles, “Thinking Outside the Box” recipes and other essential information that promote health and wellness for patrons and their families
  • Recipes can now be searched on the page by type, main ingredient or category, such as a “Holiday” recipe, “20-Minute Meal” or “Dietitian Approved” to make finding that essential part of your meal quick and easy

“I’m a commissary patron, and I’ll enjoy an easier trek to the website with my smartphone – whether I’m in the commissary parking lot or right there in the store with the free Wi-Fi,” Kelly said. “With a more mobile-friendly experience, my access to everyday savings is just a few handheld clicks away.”

-DeCA-

 

About DeCA: The Defense Commissary Agency operates a worldwide chain of commissaries providing groceries to military personnel, retirees and their families in a safe and secure shopping environment. Commissaries provide a military benefit, saving authorized patrons thousands of dollars annually on their purchases compared to commercial prices when shopping regularly at a commissary. The discounted prices include a 5-percent surcharge, which covers the costs of building new commissaries and modernizing existing ones. A core military family support element, and a valued part of military pay and benefits, commissaries contribute to family readiness, enhance the quality of life for America’s military and their families, and help recruit and retain the best and brightest men and women to serve their country.

 

 

Stay Connected to Your Commissary Benefit

COMMISSARIES.COM: Visit www.commissaries.com to learn more about the Defense Commissary Agency: check out the latest news, find a store near you, see what’s on sale, create a shopping list, learn of food and product recalls, scan employment opportunities, read frequently asked questions, submit a customer comment form online through DeCA’s Your Action Line and more.

 

COMMISSARY CONNECTION E-NEWSLETTER: Stay connected with the latest news about your most valued benefit, Hot Links to additional savings, shopping sprees, contests, commissary promotions, events and more, go to www.commissaries.com/subscribe.cfm and subscribe to the Commissary Connection newsletter.

 

COMMISSARY CONNECTION BLOG: To see regular posts about topics of interest to commissary customers, including commissary news, human interest stories, shopping tips, videos and notifications about programs or events, go to http://commissaryconnection.dodlive.mil/. You can also subscribe to this forum by going to www.commissaries.com/subscribe.cfm.

 

FACEBOOK: Visit www.facebook.com/YourCommissary, DeCA’s Facebook page, where you can post comments and share news, photos and videos.

 

YOUTUBE: To see DeCA’s latest videos, visit www.youtube.com/DefenseCommissary.

 

TWITTER: To see DeCA’s latest “tweets,” visit www.twitter.com/YourCommissary.

 

PINTEREST: To see DeCA’s theme-based image collections, visit http://www.pinterest.com/YourCommissary.

 

FLICKR: To see DeCA’s latest photographs, visit http://www.flickr.com/photos/commissary/.

 

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