Here's a round up of freewebstore in 2017 - the features, the upgrades and everything in between...
We introduced even more features for you to play with...
We've released even more free store designs for you to use! Modern designs like Milan, Audio and Spoke as well as seasonal ones like Scare and Winter Wonderland and promotional banners to use on your website.
We enhanced our store checkout by adding Apple Pay to the mix and upgraded the Customer Account section - making it easier for your customers to make repeat purchases, write product reviews and keep in touch with your store updates. We also released a collection of fresh new invoice templates for you to use.
We improved security
Cyber security was on everyone’s lips as news broke in May of the cyber attack that hit numerous organizations in the UK. Fortunately for us, our store owners were unaffected but we always take things like this very seriously. In November we gave all our stores their very own SSL certificate for free - making it even more safer to shop online.
We launched our new look website...featuring YOU!
We provide all the tools you need to build your very own eCommerce website, but what you do with them is what really counts.
Our new look website launched early 2017 showcased YOU the store owner. We wanted to share your stories to help inspire other small businesses starting out in the world of eCommerce. In Summer 2017 we went on location with Ti-Springs.com, Tinkerbell Boutique, South Lakes Safari Zoo and Sonja Elisa! All were kind enough to share their incredible journey with us. Thanks guys! You really inspired us all.
You also shared your success stories with us in our "Store of the Month" feature. eCommerce web stores like The Good The Bad and the Robots, Belles Arts & Crafts, Rainbows and Sprinkles, Madame Sole Protectors, Kit UK, Team Dogz, Outdoor Toy Box, The Bigger Picture and not forgetting Pearls With Hannah. 2017 sure did feel like the year of the Pearl! Congratulations to all of our stores who made this feature and thank you for taking time out to inspire others on the rocky road to success.
Our Development team has been working hard on some really cool features and Apps ready for launch in 2018! It's is going to be a big year! Watch this space :)
Wishing you every success in 2018. Here's to "New Year, New You!"
If you have a success story you want to share with our 500,000 store owners for our Store of the Month feature, or you'd like to review a feature as a Guest Blogger, drop us a line at: firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to hear from you.