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In today’s digital era, we spend most of our days doing some form of activity on the Internet - checking their social media accounts, searching for the nearest Japanese restaurant in their area, online shopping, etc. And when we stumble into a page whose content has piqued our interest, we can’t help but wonder how to make a website that is as stunning and as information-rich as that. Given the r…

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 …

As a digital marketing specialist, you know more than anyone else that a website is a crucial ingredient for a successful digital marketing strategy. With a free and easy website builder, digital marketers should be able to build a brand’s online presence efficiently and at a lower overhead cost as compared to enlisting a professional web developer to create the website. This is why the right cho…

If you haven’t noticed it yet, consumers have changed the way they look up information. Gone are the days when you need the yellow pages to look up a particular local service. Today, we turn to the internet for virtually everything and anything that we need and want to know. And if you’re one of the few entrepreneurs who is still on the fence about building a webpage for his business, this articl…

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…

Anyone who’s ever thought of building a website would probably have heard of the wordpress website builder. It’s an extremely popular platform and one that has been around for quite some time. Wordpress started out as a simple blogging site that has evolved into a sophisticated platform that lets users create fully-functional personal and business websites. Meanwhile, there’s Strikingly - a webs…

We've upgraded our spam filtering system -- you should now see much less spam coming in from forms in your site.

Art websites can serve different purposes in the same way that art comes in different forms. For the most part, your online portfolio should showcase your best works, but there are also other key features that your site should have to improve user engagement and make sure your talents are rewarded financially. Business vector created by freepik 1. Complementary website design Artists websites sh…

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…