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Nowadays, it’s rare to find a small business or startup that doesn’t have an online presence. Every entrepreneur knows the importance of having a website to represent his brand on the internet. However, many still have yet to realize that it’s not enough that you have a website, it has to be effective at fulfilling your digital marketing objectives. Websites are meant to attract potential custome…

In your Simple Store product settings, you can now add a video to your product gallery! Just enter a YouTube or Vimeo link to showcase your product.

Starting today, all Strikingly stores connected with Stripe will automatically accept Apple Pay or Google Pay for customers with mobile wallets. No more fussy card forms and shipping forms. Faster payment means more revenue for your store!

A website logo serves as a main identifier for a business. Consumers recognize companies by their logo so it’s difficult to imagine a brand to go without one. Consider it a visual representation of your brand. Without one, it can be difficult for your customers to remember your brand and what you stand for. Logo vector created by acongraphic Creating a unique logo is a challenge but a website lo…

We've optimized our notification system so you get your desktop & mobile notifications faster. This means less waiting time for your potential customers and more engagement. Make sure to get the latest update for our iOS or Android app!

Text too long for one line? In Live Chat, just hit Ctrl+Enter or Shift+Enter to type multiple lines. This works for both you and your site's visitors.

A good website builder simplifies website design and development for individuals who have little to no technical experience in this field. Sometimes we just want to get a professional website up and we don’t want to bother with the complexities of programming. The best website builder takes all these worries for you. With the wealth of options available when it comes to these platforms, how do yo…

You can now make the email field optional for visitors initiating a live chat. In Live Chat settings, select Smart Email Prompt to allow the visitor to opt-out, or select Email Not Required to skip the email form altogether.

The Grid Section is now available to all users! It's super flexible, with unlimited possible layouts. Use it to show off portfolio images, or categories, or even as a visual menu. As a bonus, we're adding this section to many of our templates -- start your site with style!

Selling in Europe? You may need to charge a value-added tax for certain countries. You can now set this tax rate easily on your Simple Store. We've made the process seamless and easy just for you. We'd still recommend that you contact your tax advisor before using this feature. This is to make sure that you comply with EU VAT laws. Want it for your store? Set it up now!

Lost track of a conversation? Search your audience for a name or email! No more sifting through pages of contacts (we know that's difficult).

You can now use your own custom domain to send newsletters! Keep your brand consistent, and put your Strikingly domain to good use. Check out how you can send your first newsletter using your own domain here!

We’re thrilled to announce that in your Simple Store, you can now specify shipping fee based on product weights! A heavy product and a light product might not have the same shipping fee. Now in your product editor, you can specify a weight for each product (in kg or lb). Then head to your shipping settings and specify a rule to calculate a shipping fee based on an order's total weight. You can ev…

Portfolio websites showcase your best work and increase your potential to land your dream job. When done right, they have the ability to capture a potential employer’s attention and convince them that you’re the perfect person for the job they require. Here are a few tips on how to build an effective portfolio site. People vector created by slidesgo 1. Your portfolio website should be about what…

In an era where everyone spends most of their waking hours on the Internet, it’s almost impossible to run a business without a web presence. With consumers relying on the web for practically anything from store location and operating hours to product orders and reviews, it’s time for you to learn how to build a website to ensure your brand is well-represented online. Creating a business website …

Every business - no matter how small - needs a website. You need a site to represent your brand on the Internet to attract potential customers. But if you’re the type of entrepreneur who wants to dip his or her toes into a project before making an investment, a free website maker could help you get started on establishing your online presence. When it comes to website builders, you’ll find that t…