Weebly Release Notes: New Features and Apps from September

September was an amazing month! The launch of Weebly 4 brought a massive set of new features to Weebly along with our commitment to bring Websites, eCommerce and Marketing together into one integrated platform. Let’s take a look at the major features and apps released in September as part of Weebly 4, broken out by plan.

Free With All Plans

  • Sections - The new section element lets you transform your site with stackable, independent design modules you can build from scratch or integrate with a variety of pre-built professional layouts. Not available for older non-responsive themes or custom themes.
  • Flexible Headers - Drag and drop new elements, edit content and dynamically change area height with fully customizable headers. Hundreds of different styles and possibilities.
  • Parallax and Reveal Scrolling Effects - A highly requested design feature that you can now add to your page in just a few clicks from the sections editor.
  • Theme Updates - We updated our best themes with a selection of cutting edge templates and modern design upgrades to give you a better foundation to build your site.
  • The Ultimate SEO Guide - Everything you need to know to get found on Google, created exclusively for the features and tools available on Weebly.
  • New Dashboard and App Integrations - Better insights and real time business data from our most popular apps, available right on your dashboard. Featuring Marketgoo, Shippo, Schedulista, Store Metrics and more.
  • iOS 4.16.1 - Access key business insights and data from anywhere with dashboard cards along with speed and stability improvements.
  • Android 4.9.1 - Dashboard cards, and speed/stability updates.

Starter and Above

  • Product and Category Elements - New elements that give you greater flexibility and control when designing a beautiful storefront.
  • Branded Store Emails - Customize your transactional store emails (like order confirmation and shipped items) with your business logo, brand colors and fonts.
  • Updated Store Checkout - New store checkout provides a better experience for customers making a purchase from your site with collapsable sections, dynamic cart updates and a marketing opt in for Weebly Promote email campaigns.

Pro and Above

  • Video Backgrounds - Add videos directly to section backgrounds for refreshing new designs and vibrant pages.

Business and Above

  • New Shipping System - Improved shipping rate management for stores with large inventories and lots of orders.
  • Automatic Tax Calculator - New tool that helps you handle store taxes with minimal headache by automating important tax management functions. Available for businesses in the United states shipping domestically.

Performance Plan

  • Real Time Shipping - Determine shipping rates dynamically based on order content and shipping address.
  • Abandoned Cart Recovery - Send an automated email to customers who drop out of checkout in order to recover lost sales.
  • Gift Card System - Create and sell branded digital cards on your site.
  • Email Marketing - The Performance plan now comes with the Build Plan from Weebly Promote, so you can build integrated email marketing campaigns and keep customers coming back.

Weebly Promote

  • Smart Email Suggestions - Automatically generate emails based on the actions customers take on your site.
  • Funnel Analytics - Track the impact of campaigns with direct email-to-sales insights from your Promote dashboard.
  • Social Posts - Share your latest newsletter with live links across social media.

New App Center Releases

  • X - Build your own page layouts with full set of design tools and powerful customization options - $17.
  • Animator - Add scrolling animations to Weebly elements - $4.99.
  • Heyoya - Voice comments and reviews widget, lets your customers give reviews and provide feedback through 30-second voice snippets - Free.
  • Act! Essentials - Contact management and marketing tool to nurture sales opportunities and connect with customers - $10/month per user.
  • Huzzaz Video - Create professional video galleries with YouTube and Vimeo videos - Free.
  • Photo Timelapse - Create time-lapse image galleries from your Instagram feed - $0 to $2.99/month.
  • LocIT - Interactive location-based mobile app for your business - $4.99.
  • Store Locator Map - Add a simple map/store locator to your site - Free Trial.
  • Music Player - Custom music streaming app - $0 to $3.99/month.
  • LiveSupporti - Live chat for your Weebly site - $0 to $5/month.