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Release Notes

October 26, 2020

Show Product Filter Sidebar! If your store has many products, you can now add a filter sidebar to your store! Visitors can find products by price or options. To set up filters, head to the Categories page in your store editor.

 

October 19, 2020

Enable In-Store Pickup! You can now set In-Store Pickup as a delivery option for your customers! Your customer will be able to choose between shipping or pickup. This is perfect for brick & mortar shops, to give your customer more flexibility and drive traffic to your store.

 

October 12, 2020

HTTPS For Free Sites! We’ve offered automatic HTTPS for custom domains for a long time now, and now we’re supporting HTTPS/SSL for all free sites (xxxxx.mystrikingly.com) as well!

 

October 5, 2020

Templates Update. New templates are up! We're highlighting our amazing new features to inspire your creativity.

 

September 28, 2020

New payment periods for your Paid Memberships! For your site’s paid memberships, you can now set different billing period options for each tier! Add monthly, quarterly, and/or yearly prices. Boost your membership revenue by offering discounts for yearly memberships.

 

September 21, 2020

New Customer Checkout Experience! We've updated our whole checkout flow for your Simple Store. Now your customer can complete the checkout process with a cleaner and easier-to-use layout. And of course, it works perfectly on mobile devices. A smoother checkout experience means happier customers for you.

 

September 14, 2020

Search Google Font Library For Free! The entire Google Fonts library is now available on all sites for free! Try out some modern fonts for a fresh look.

 

September 7, 2020

Membership Tiers are now available! Set different tiers (including recurring paid membership) for your site, each accessing different pages, and each paid membership at different monthly prices. Grow your site membership revenue!

 

August 31, 2020

Set Pre-Order for Specific Products. You can now set individual products as pre-order products, and set an estimated delivery date for different products.

 

August 24, 2020

Hide Shopping Cart Icon. If your site has a store, you can now hide the cart icon from your site's header. This is useful if you don't want to advertise your store. The cart icon will appear if a visitor adds an item to their cart. Find this setting in "Header & Footer".

 

August 17, 2020

Customize "Buy Now" Button. You can now change the default “Buy Now” text that appears in your store. Find this in your Store Settings.

Manage Multiple Products. You can now batch reorder and delete products. A handy tool if you’re selling a large number of products in your store.

 

August 10, 2020

Multiple Shipping Options. Add multiple shipping options, with different shipping fees for each option! For instance, you can now set up Standard and Expedited shipping and let your customers choose one.

 

August 3, 2020

Reseller Program + Audience Plan! If you’re using Strikingly to manage sites for your clients, you may want to join our Reseller Program! We’ve updated the program to include all the recent updates we’ve made to Memberships, Live Chat, and the Audience Plan. If you’d like to join, please contact support@strikingly.com.

Bulk Delete Uploaded Images. You can now delete multiple images at once in your image library. A small convenience if you've uploaded many images.

 

July 27, 2020

New Templates! Four new templates highlighting our amazing new features (such as memberships, digital products, new fonts)

 

July 20, 2020

More Shipping Regions in US, Canada & China! If you're selling to the US, Canada, or China, you can now enable/disable shipping and set different rates for specific states/provinces.

Set Limit For Coupon Usage. You can now set a quantity limit for each coupon, so it’s only valid for a certain number of uses globally. More control means more enticing offers for your customers.

 

July 13, 2020

Free Shipping Over Certain Order Price. Offer free shipping for orders over a certain amount! This is a great way to boost your store’s revenue. After activating, make sure you advertise this in your site.

 

July 6, 2020

Introducing Pop-Ups! Grab visitors’ attention with a beautiful Pop-Up. Use Pop-Ups to collect emails, promote campaigns, or verify age. Find Pop-ups in your site's Promotion settings.

 

June 22, 2020

More Fonts Available! We've updated our font selection, and added a whole lot of new, modern fonts. You can also search the full updated library of Google Fonts. Spice up your website!

Japanese and Chinese Fonts available! We've also added a selection of language-specific fonts if your site is in Japanese or Chinese.

 

June 15, 2020

Pricing Table + Paid Membership. You can use our new Pricing Table section to register visitors to become paid subscribers! Just enter your membership registration URL into the button of the pricing section.

 

June 8, 2020

Team Update: Store Manager Role, Teammate Search. We've added a new Teammate role: Store Managers can edit products and process orders. We’ve also added a teammate search bar, in case you have many teammates.

 

June 1, 2020

New Team Feature. Invite friends and colleagues to edit and manage any site. Site Team is now available to all users, including free users!

Export Products to Bulk Edit. We’ve added the ability to export your store’s products. With this, you can edit them in bulk and re-upload the changes. A time-saver if you’ve got a lot of products!

 

May 25, 2020

Bulk Import Products. Import products to your Strikingly Store in bulk! Just follow a simple tutorial and upload a CSV file. This is a big time-saver if you’re selling a lot of products, or if you’re moving from a different e-commerce platform.

 

May 18, 2020

Sell Digital Products! The Simple Store now supports digital products! Just upload a file and set a price. Customers will receive a download link upon purchase. It's that easy!

More Social Icons in Library. We’ve updated our social icon library, with more icons like TikTok, Messenger, and Tripadvisor. Get your site connected!

More Footer Icons. In your site footer, you can now link to more social profiles.

 

May 11, 2020

Duplicate Products. You can now duplicate products in your store. Adding products is easier than ever!

 

May 6, 2020

More Layouts for Pricing Table Section. We’ve added 3 more layouts for the Pricing Table section! Choose the perfect style for your business.

Custom URL in Language Switcher. You can now add any custom URL as an external link in the Language Switcher dropdown.

Audience Plan + Membership. We’ve updated and clarified the Audience Plan upgrade process. The Audience Plan add-on raises the limit of membership registrations on your site, as well as enabling Live Chat and newsletters!

 

April 27, 2020

New Pricing Table Section. Build your Pricing Page in minutes! Let your audience know your plans & benefits, with clear calls-to-action.

Note: The Pricing Table section is not yet available for all templates. We'll support all templates by next week.

 

April 20, 2020

New Audience Detail Page. Introducing our new audience detail page, where you can view more comprehensive information about each user in your audience – including messages, orders and more!

 

April 13, 2020

Set Site Language to German or Dutch. Publish your site in two more languages: German and Dutch! You can select these under **Basic Info - Site Language**. By setting this, the system text in your site (e.g. store buttons, checkout forms, cookie notification) will be shown in a different language.

Note: These new languages only apply to your public site, not the editor.

Language Switcher for All Templates. We've updated the Language Switcher tool to apply to all templates, and we've improved the layout for how it appears on the live site for certain templates.

 

April 6, 2020

Language Switcher. Create a multilingual site by linking up two or more sites in different languages, and show a language switcher with country flags in the navigation menu. Note: You must create a separate site for each translation, then use this tool to link them together.

 

March 30, 2020

Paid Membership. Paid Subscription Memberships are now available! Run a subscription business through your Strikingly site. Set a monthly price, and grow your recurring revenue.

If you're a Pro user, you can now activate this new option in Settings - Membership. Your site visitors will be able to upgrade to paid members and access paid-only content. 

 

March 23, 2020

Paid Memberships BETA. We've added a paid subscription option to Site Memberships! Allow site visitors to become paid members, and give them access to paid-only content. Perfect for running a subscription business!

Paid Memberships are in beta and are only available to select users. Please email us at support@strikingly.com to request access!

 

March 16, 2020

Customize Text in Product Page Description. Now you can edit the text style & links for Product Description for Store & Portfolio sections!

 

March 9, 2020

Accept WeChat Payments. Accept payments with WeChat Pay in your online store, and get paid in your local currency! This payment method is particularly useful for international sellers who want to sell to China. You'll need to connect to Stripe and activate WeChat Pay in your Stripe settings.

More Countries for European VAT. More countries are now supported for setting a VAT tax rate! Just select "European VAT" in your store's tax settings to charge different rates for different European countries. (We've added many non-EU countries, like Switzerland, Russia, Turkey, Norway, and more.)

 

March 2, 2020

Show Sale Price. You can now set a Sale Price in your Simple Store! Show the Sale Price next to a crossed-out price to entice customers to buy.

Accept Payments with Alipay. Accept payments with Alipay in your online store, and get paid in your local currency! This payment method is particularly useful for international sellers who want to sell to China. You’ll need to connect to Stripe and activate Alipay in your Stripe settings.

 

February 25, 2020

Change Section Spacing. You can now reduce the top and/or bottom spacing in a section! This means you can now turn any section into a "skinny" section. You can even reduce bottom & top spacing in consecutive sections to "combine" them into one. Your site structure just got much more flexible.

 

February 17, 2020

Light & Dark Mode. Brighten up your editor! Light mode is now available in our new editor menu, which has already been released to some users and is rolling out to all users very soon.

Audience & Analytics Inside the Editor. No more flipping back and forth between browser tabs! View your site audience and analytics from right within the editor. This is part of our new editor menu, which is rolling out to all users very soon.

 

February 10, 2020

Editor Button Shortcuts. Our new editor menu has reorganized the shortcut buttons to get you to the action of managing your site's store and audience more quickly. We're still in the process of rolling out these menu changes to all users!

Orders Summary. As part of our new editor menu, your site's Order List is now more quickly surfaced. You can now see your revenue and orders summary at a glance!

 

February 3, 2020

Product List View in Editor. Got a lot of products? You can now switch to List View in the editor. No more tedious scrolling when editing products.

 

January 27, 2020

Page Access For All Pages. You can now modify membership page access regardless of your membership registration mode. Customize different pages for different products!

Modify Product History for a Single Member. In the membership system, you can now modify a single member's purchase history to grant or deny access to certain pages.

 

January 21, 2020

New Editor Menu. We've reorganized the editor toolbar! Now, your site's Store, Superfans, and Settings are easily accessible from one place. Now the full power of Strikingly is within closer reach, while still keeping our signature simplicity. This editor is now in beta, and we'll be releasing this to all users soon.

 

January 13, 2020

Hide Products from Your Store. Now, in your Simple Store’s product list, you can hide specific products from view. This means you can de-list and then “publish” your products once you’re ready to go live!

 

January 6, 2020

Sell in More Currencies. We now support taking payments in over 135 currencies when you connect your Simple Store to your Stripe account.

 

December 30, 2019

More currencies for offline payments. Our Simple Store now supports all currencies for offline payments! 

Setup Free and Paid Membership. You can now allow anyone to freely register on your website, but still restrict certain pages who have purchased specific products. It’s a good way to open up your site membership to more site visitors while maintaining control over your crucial content! 

Change Page Access for Members. As site owner, you can grant membership and assign which members-only page they can have access. 

Spanish Live Chat. Chat with us and get real time assistance from Monday to Friday, between 9am to 9pm (GMT +2). Login to your Strikingly account, click the “?” widget to start a chat with us. Our Happiness Officers will be more than happy to assist you :)

 

December 16, 2019

Announcing Site Membership. Strikingly’s Membership feature is now available for Pro users & up! Register members on your site and create a members-only area. Use the Membership system to increase your site’s retention, monetize content, or even sell courses!

Memberships are fully integrated with ecommerce -- You can tie your membership to your Simple Store so that customers who buy a specific product will automatically get a membership login as part of their purchase.

Once logged in, your members can access any members-only pages that you set. You can even limit which members can access specific pages via the products they purchased.

Membership is only available for Strikingly Pro accounts, and requires your site to be set to Multiple Page mode. Pro accounts offer a 100 active contact limit. To increase the limit, you’ll need to add an Audience Plan, which starts at $10 per month.

 

December 9, 2019

Site Membership Beta: Grant Memberships. You can now manually grant memberships to existing contacts in your Audience list, which send that contact a login URL and password to access members-only pages that are "Available to all members." You can use this to give specific clients access to specific pages.

 

December 2, 2019

Site Membership Beta: My Account Page

Your site’s logged-in members can now access their account menu where they can edit their profile and view past orders. Plus, their shipping info will be stored for future orders! Faster checkout equals more revenue for you.

 

November 25, 2019

Tabs on Audience Page
The Audience page now has tabs for easy access! View different parts of your audience easily. As always, you can filter for specific sites, or use a custom filter.

 

November 18, 2019

Site Membership is in Beta! We're super excited for our initial release of Site Memberships! Allow registrations on your site, and create members-only pages. This is a huge update and lets you do so much more with your Strikingly site.

We're releasing Site Memberships to select users now (Pro users & up). Please contact us at support@strikingly.com to get early access & add membership to your site.

Memberships work seamlessly with our existing ecommerce function:

Tie Membership to Store Products. You can attach a membership to an existing product in your Simple Store, so that a customer who buys a specific product automatically gets a membership login. This is a super-simple way to sell your digital content.

Create Members-Only Pages. Set specific pages to be members-only, which means your visitor must log in to see it. Use these pages to deliver special content to members. You can even restrict these pages to only customers who bought specific products.

 

November 11, 2019

Google PageSpeed Update. Our tech team has been hard at work optimizing site loading speed. Most Strikingly sites now score 90 and above on Google PageSpeed Insights! This boosts your SEO and makes sure your visitors are getting the best experience, whether on desktop or mobile.

 

November 4, 2019

Audience Plan Free Trial - Try Live Chat!. The Audience Plan (which unlocks Live Chat) now comes with a risk-free 7-day free trial. Try before you buy!

Add Section Links on Multipage. If you've activated Multiple Pages, you can now show individual sections as links in your main navigation menu. This lets you emphasize a specific section in the main menu.

 

October 29, 2019

Live Chat Collaborator. If you've activated Live Chat, you can now give your collaborators quick access to your chat messages so they can respond to your customers fast. They can respond via desktop or mobile phones. No complex steps required (even ghouls can set it up). Start adding chat agents now!

 

October 21, 2019

Live Chat in Japanese and French. Live chat support is now available in Japanese and French! Click the ? widget while logged in to your Strikingly account and get fast answers from our Japanese and French Happiness Officers. 

Add to Gallery from Top or Bottom. You can now add images or videos in the Gallery Section directly from the top or the bottom. No more dragging images all the way back up!

Sort Uploaded Images by Date. You can now organize uploaded images by date uploaded. Find past images faster.

 

October 14, 2019

New Desktop Notifications for Live Chat. Desktop notifications can now be received even if your browser is closed! Make sure you've enabled desktop notifications in your Live Chat settings.

 

October 8, 2019

Two-Level Options for Simple Store. You can now set two levels of options for items in your store. If you're selling shirts, for instance, you can set both size and color as options, and set prices and weights for each combination.

 

September 30, 2019

Accept Apple Pay and Google Pay. 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!

Add Video For Store Products. 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.

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

 

September 23, 2019

Improved Live Chat Notifications. We've optimized our notification system so you get your desktop and 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!

 

September 16, 2019

Live Chat: Email Not Needed. You can now make the email field optional for visitors initiating a live chat from your website. 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. 

Live Chat: Multi-line Chat. In live chat, just hit Ctrl+Enter or Shift+enter to type multi-lines. This works for bot you and your site visitor. 

 

September 9, 2019

Send Newsletters from Custom Domain. You can now send newsletters from your own custom domain. Keep your brand consistent, and put your Strikingly domain to good use!

Search Audience by Name or Email. Search your audience using a name or email. You don't have to sift through pages of contacts to find one conversation. 

New Tax Mode: EU VAT. Selling in Europe? You can now set value added tax for EU countries easily! 

Grid Section is Now Free! The Grid Section is now available to all users! It's super flexible with unlimited possible layouts. 

 

September 2, 2019

Shipping Fee per Order Weight. You can now specify shipping fee based on the item weight. Add individual product weight, setup weight range and fees. The total cost for shipping will be added in the total price upon checkout. Learn more about it here and see how to set it up here.

 

August 2, 2019

Password Protection per Page. You can now set a member's only page or secure content within your multi-page website via page passwords. Check it out

 

July 23, 2019

Image Refocus. You can now Set a focal point for gallery thumbnails and background images. No more cropped faces and awkward thumbnails! 

 

July 15, 2019

Form Redirect. After your site visitor submits contact form entry, they can now be redirected to your specified URL automatically. 

 

July 3, 2019

Duplicate Pages. If you have a multiple page site, you can now easily duplicate pages, not just sections. 

 

June 21, 2019

Upload your own font. Typography is an extension of your brand. Push your own branding and upgrade to Pro to use your own customized font. Read more

 

June 13, 2019

More accurate revenue total. 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.

Set sales tax per state. 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.

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.

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