Blog > What Create Achieved in 2015
Posted By Tara Rickard
We can barely believe it, today is the last day of 2015! We’re very excited to tell you about what's in store for 2016, but before we do let's look back at some of Create's greatest achievements of 2015 - filled with updates, new tools, free resources and advice to bring your Create website success - all thanks to you!
The Arrival Of Create Payments
One of our proudest and most anticipated moments of 2015 was bringing you Create Payments - an entirely mobile-friendly, reliable and easy to use payment gateway which has been specially designed for Create users. Our secure payment processing facility is fully integrated and readily available within your Create account. Gain complete control over your transactions and manage your orders all in one place - get started with Create Payments today!
We introduced two great marketing opportunities for your business this year, with our Staff Picks and Freebie Friday promotions. By using the #createpicks on social media, you can share your products and we love to feature our favourites all year round in showcase blogs. We had a great time hand-picking gifts from Create shops in the run up to Christmas - there were gifts for Him, Her, Kids and we even made sure your favourite furry friends we’re in for a treat, with gifts for Pets!
Take advantage of our Freebie Friday giveaway to bring traffic to your website and improve sales. We run the weekly competition every Friday, getting as many as 600 entries in a single weekend. Contact your Account Manager if you would like to get involved in 2016.
Google takes the security of websites very seriously and is now considering websites with SSL (Secure Socket Layer) as a ranking signal. Our Full SSL Encryption will not only boost your SEO, but build customer trust and ultimately improve conversions. Find out all about how you can secure your website with our Full SSL Encryption today.
With Christmas only weeks away and the sales season fast approaching, we released our new Scheduled Sales tool. This update means you can now set up sales in advance, sit back and just let them automatically run. If you want to plan a last minute sale for January 2016 it’s not too late, simply get started with our guide “How To Set Up A Scheduled Sale”.
Turn a manual task into an automated, streamlined one by integrating a third party App with Create’s API. Want to manage your stock and sales with ease? Connect your accounting package, Epos system or dropshippers and automatically send and receive data via your Create website. Whether you’re working with a developer or looking to connect an App, ask your Account Manager who will be happy to advise.
The Abandoned Basket tool is well on it’s way. We wanted you to see it first and give your input. This tool records abandoned basket data and helps you further understand and capture any missed opportunities. Find out your shop’s abandon rate, see individual basket details and customise your very own email, encouraging shoppers back. Contact your Account Manager to try it and let us know what you think!
We hand-picked our top graphic resources to use on your website, for free! There are 12 resources to make design easy, from your colour palette, fonts, to your logo. For creating beautiful content and images, we gathered 10 more resources to help you make your own content. Use these to spruce up your site for the New Year!
In October we held a local meetup - attendees included Create and non-Create users and it was a great evening sharing knowledge and experience from like-minded people and entrepreneurs. Our speakers gave us their top tips and left us feeling inspired, whilst our Pagebuilder demo showed us just how quickly you can make a web page. Our next meetup is in January, so grab a ticket and come join us!
Last, but certainly not least, we couldn't go without mentioning Pagebuilder here. Use this tool, with an easy drag and drop interface, to build mobile-friendly, responsive content - a must for 2016. It has already been such a hit we can't wait to see what you do with it next. Check out some of the "Inpsiring Pagebuilder Showcases" and "Cool Ways To Use Pagebuilder On Your Website". Looking for more creative ideas? Check out more tips for designing your Pagebuilder pages.
We hope you and your business have benefitted from some of the exciting updates this year - there’s lots of wonderful things to come for 2016, including new templates and a new image uploader and editor. Keep your eyes peeled for upcoming info!
Wishing you all the best for your business in the year to come - Happy New Year!