Millinery Market – How to Find a Hat Based on Location
Imagine this. It’s Wednesday night and you still haven’t got a hat organised for your race event on Saturday. You’ve left it to the last minute and now you’re stressing because there isn’t enough time to have one posted in the mail.
In these last minute situations, finding a hat that is located close to you that you can drive to pick up can be a life saver. It also means you can save money on shipping and return postage costs (bonus!).
There are 2 ways to find a hat based on location. Let’s have a look at each method…
Method 1 ) Search Using the Map View
From the homepage, click on the button that says ‘Map’.
Now all the hat listings will be displayed on a map rather than in a grid. You can still use the filters even in map view, it will just hide hat listings that don’t meet your filter criteria.
Let’s say you live in Melbourne and want to see hat listings close to where you live. Zoom into the city by using your mouse scroll or clicking the ‘+’ sign in the bottom right corner of the map.
A red pin indicates an individual hat listing. A blue circle with a number inside indicates multiple hat listings at that location and you need to zoom into that area to see individual hats.
Clicking on one of the pins reveals the hat listing. Click the hat listing and you will be directed to the hat listing page. Tip: Use control + click (command + click on mac) to open the hat listing in a new tab so you can open up multiple hat listing pages.
Method 2) Do a Location Search
From the homepage, click in the location box as shown in image below.
Starting typing your home address and then choose it from the drop down menu. Click the magnifying glass to start the search.
All the listings will now be sorted based on distance from your address. In the top left corner of each listing tile, you can see how far away the hat is from your location.
Play around with these two methods to get familiar with how it works. It can be a real life saver when you have to find a hat in a hurry and don’t have time to wait for postage.