- Gift Shop redesign: We've relaunched the Gift Shop to help you locate and purchase items more easily.
- LJ Tokens: We've introduced a flexible, new way to pay for LJ services in the Gift Shop! LJ Tokens can be used to make one-time purchases of paid account time, buy userpic add-ons, vgifts, storage, and more. LJ Tokens replace gift certificates and eliminate the need to use an entire gift certificate for a single purchase or lose the balance. Now you can use LJ Tokens to pay for what you want and save the rest for another day! Based on feedback from our beta testers, here are a few quick facts to keep in mind:
- Conversion rates: One LJ Token is worth $0.01 USD (although you'll receive discounts for purchasing LJ Tokens in greater amounts). This means you can purchase a one-year paid account for 2,500 tokens (i.e., $25 USD). You can purchase tokens in the following increments: 3,000 tokens for $25 USD; 1,000 tokens for $9 USD; 500 tokens for $5 USD.
- Invisible tokens: If you make a purchase in the LiveJournal Shop (say, for userpic add-ons or vgifts), you will only see LJ Tokens if you have enough tokens to cover the entire order. Otherwise, your token balance will not display at all. In this instance, you will either need to pay by another method or purchase more tokens before you complete the transaction.
- Bye bye gift certificates, hello LJ Tokens: You can still use the gift certificates you already have, but you can now send your friends LJ Tokens in any amount you like. LJ Tokens can be pooled and redeemed at any time! If you have gift certificates that were bought for you as a gift, you can use them to purchase LJ Tokens. Sorry, but gift certificates that were given out for free or as part of a promotion cannot be converted to LJ Tokens.