Customer Spotlight: Michaels App Saves You Time and Money Managing Crafty Projects
Published on 8 Jan 2014
Between scrapbooking, home décor, framing, art projects and more, Michaels has you covered for all your creative endeavors. Spanning more than 1,100 stores in 49 states and Canada, the company has made it easier than ever for hobbyists and do-it-yourself home decorators to get inspired and save big.
Users of the Michaels app will enjoy being able to access their favorite products, browse projects for inspiration and find events at their local Michaels store. You can also sign up for exclusive email alerts and receive mobile coupons for your next trip.
Finding inspiration on your next project is simple with plenty of project-related categories to navigate—apparel crafting, floral, kids/teachers, scrapbooking, wedding and more. With tons of project ideas in each category, users can quickly drill into a particular project and get a list of materials required, complete instructions and estimated time for completion. Projects can also be easily shared across Facebook and Twitter should you need to rally a workgroup or solicit additional suggestions from friends.
Pulling up the store locator feature lets you easily enter your current location to find the nearest Michaels store. Setting your home store and opting in to push notifications ensures you’ll never miss an announcement of an upcoming event or an exclusive deal to use when visiting your local store.
Crafty users will particularly enjoy being able to create shopping lists directly from the app to ensure they leave the store with all the necessary supplies. A handy addition in the iOS app, “Michaels Create,” lets you enter specific craft supplies on-hand to be matched with additional project ideas so that unused materials don’t go to waste. In addition, Michaels app offers a built-in scanner as a helpful tool if you find something great while browsing the aisles and want more project ideas, videos or coupons.