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The single most important tool in creating a website is a computer. We say this quite boldly in spite of the existence of numerous website builder software that claim to be the only thing you need. You can’t run any software or work a site builder without a computer. If you ask professional web developers which one they prefer working in - a Mac or a Windows computer - prepare yourself for a heat…

Live Chat is a fantastic way to get leads on your site and to make sure your audience stays engaged. Add live chat on your site and increase your conversions by 200%. It’s also built into our iPhone and Android app, so you won't miss any messages! Plus it’s GDPR-compliant. Activate live chat for your Strikingly website now! You can also read about our live chat experience and how it helped us gro…

You can now add a password to individual pages of a multipage site. Create a members-only page, or maybe a private store -- you choose which content to keep secure. See how it works here!

The total revenue count in your analytics now excludes canceled and refunded orders. This gives you a clearer picture of how your store is doing.

If you have a multiple page site, you can now copy pages, not just sections. You can set create a hidden page as your template and duplicate it when you need additional pages. Two clicks and you're done. We promise!

Kickstart your site with new templates. Create your own site now and test them out. New templates are added weekly so stay tuned! Want to join our templates lab?

Typography is an extension of your brand. You can now upload up to 25 fonts and use it on your own website. Push your own branding and upgrade to Pro to use your own customized font!

Okay, here’s the deal: Live chat is the preferred channel for 42% of users vs. email (23%), or other social media channels (16%) A good 62% of customers expect live chat support to be available on mobile devices. If and when it’s available, 82% of these users would use it. Before picking up the phone calling support, 53% of users prefer using live chat. Site visitors who talk to an online live ch…

We made some updates to our Simple Store so you can easily manage your e-commerce. Check it out! Searching orders is now possible. No more sifting through pages and pages to find that one order. You can now search your customer’s name, email address, or order number quickly and easily. (Thanks to Juan and Camilo for requesting this!) Set sales tax per state. If you’re selling products to the Un…

It’s the year of chat bots, Instagram influencers, and social media marketing. Brands do whatever they can to make sure that they reach their customers in the most effective way possible. At the end of the day, email newsletters still reign supreme. Recent surveys show that 99% of consumers still check their email everyday, and a good 59% say that marketing emails do affect their buying decisions…

Simple Store offers a way to easily charge sales tax on all products in your shop. If you’re selling products to the United States, you can now collect a different sales tax for each state to comply with new e-commerce tax laws. Make sure to consult with your tax advisor if you have questions about applicable tax laws.

No more sifting through pages and pages to find that one order. You can now search your customer’s name, email address, or order number quickly and easily.

Create your own newsletters and send them to your blog subscribers. Or import your contacts and add them to your email list. It’s digital marketing made easy. Send your first newsletter now. If you've been online for a while, you can create your first newsletter and win back your audience!

It’s one thing to want to build a website and another to decide on how it will look like. Website design has the power to frame your brand’s image and elevate it to a level that will fulfill your digital marketing goals. The realm of website design has gone through so many style evolutions, thanks to the many creative web designers that have explored the unknown, created trends, broke a few style…

Learn more about your site visitors with the new Audience feature. Get notified when you have new blog subscribers or sign ups straight from your dashboard and send them an email directly!

Nowadays, it’s difficult to maintain a business or build a professional practice without having an online presence. A website is an absolute necessity for pretty much any industry or career type because it can serve as a marketing tool, a portfolio and a communication platform. If budget is an issue, you don’t need to shell out thousands of dollars to create a professional website. There are free…