April was a busy month at the SamCart offices. Here’s a review of everything we added to the tool in the last 30 days.
1. Sandbox Mode
Our new “sandbox mode” lets you test individual products before making them live to the public, and without charging your credit card. We also keep your “testing” stats separate from your real sales stats so that you don’t get confused just because you placed a test order.
2. Removing Shipping Address Fields
Studies show that limiting the amount of fields users have to fill out increases conversions. Now, if you don’t need to collect customer’s shipping address, you can turn that field off so they don’t have to fill it out.
3. Removing Billing Address Fields
If you don’t need to collect customer’s billing address, you can turn that field off so they don’t have to fill it out.
4. Removing Phone Number Field
If you don’t need to collect customer’s phone number, you can turn that field off so they don’t have to fill it out.
5. ActiveCampaign Integration
We’ve added the ability to add your customers to certain email lists inside ActiveCampaign. You can also assign tags when they buy certain products as well.
6. Visual Upsell Reporting
We’ve really improved the way our upsell reports dashboard displays the stats to you. Instead of boring spreadsheets, you get a much more visual interface so you can quickly see how your upsells are performing.
7. The “Blue Pro” Template
We’ve added a brand new template called “Blue Pro.” This simple design showcases your product image and focusses on giving potential customers a quick buying experience.
8. MemberMouse Integration
Now you can automatically create accounts inside MemberMouse when customers buy. You can assign them to the correct membership level so they get their product right after purchasing.
We’ve added coupons which let you give customers special discount codes for specific products.
10. Checkout Page Bullet Point Builder
We’ve simplified the bullet-point creation process so you can show users what they get when they buy, without messing with a WYSIWYG editor.
11. Checkout Page Testimonials Builder
We’ve added a testimonial builder so you can add testimonials to your checkout page’s sidebar, without messing with a WYSIWYG editor or HTML code.
12. The “Formula” Template
We’ve added a brand new template called “Formula.” This simple design showcases your product image and focusses on giving potential customers a quick buying experience.
13. Customizing Your Checkout Button
Now you can customize the text on your checkout page’s call-to-action button.
14. Light & Dark Logo Options
Now you can upload a light and dark variation of your logo so it looks good on every template.
15. Infusionsoft Integration
We’ve really beefed up our integration with Infusionsoft. Now you can:
- Let your affiliates can get commissions on products you’ve setup through SamCart…
- Import products you already have created in Infusionsoft, so you can sell them using SamCart checkout page designs…
- Automatically export products you’ve created in SamCart into Infusionsoft…
- See every sale you’ve made in SamCart inside your Infusionsoft account, just as if the sale was made using an Infusionsoft order-form…
16. HubSpot Integration
We’ve added the ability to add your customers to certain email lists inside HubSpot. You can also assign tags when they buy certain products as well.
17. SamCart Referral Program
We’ve finished up our referral program so affiliates can recommend SamCart to their communities and earn recurring commissions for the life of those customers. If you’re an affiliate marketer, this is a huge opportunity to get in early on a tool that thousands of business owners will use for years to come.
18. Added Phone Support
We’ve added a phone number for customers to call when they need help, so they can talk to someone on our team.
What We’re Wrapping Up…
We promised a few other things in April that we almost finished up, but not quite. All of these should be done in early May, so keep an eye out.
1. PayPal Integration
2. The Affiliate Center
3. Sales and VAT Tax
4. Ontraport/OAP Integration
We Want Your Feedback…
Want to see something specific on this list? Comment below now and let us know what you’d like to see next inside SamCart.
Obviously, we can’t please everyone. SamCart was built for people selling mostly 1-off products and services online, but even if you aren’t in our “sweet spot” of customers…there’s always the chance that we’ll build features that will help you boost sales too. So let us know below what you’d like to see…
What’s Planned for May?
Want to know what features we’re adding to SamCart in May? We’ll release that new blog post Monday May 4th, so keep an eye out.
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