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Updates tagged "Ecommerce"

Reporting & Analytics

SMS Replies in Automation Overview Report

All ActiveCampaign users across all plan tiers can now drill into a suite of SMS reports directly from a corresponding automation in the recently updated Automation Overview report. This enables users to examine the SMS data for any automation that uses messages.

Enhancement Custom Reporting Enhancements

As an effort to extend Custom Reporting capabilities for customers on the Enterprise plan tier, we are introducing three new updates to the existing feature: More Contact Attributes, Shared Spaces, and Reporting Templates.

More Contact Attributes

Users can now utilize significantly more contact dimensions and measures. By providing more contact attributes, users can further segment and dive deeper to understand how contacts are engaging with their business. Note: Contact attributes will not be able to cross-join with automation and campaign attributes in this update.

Shared Spaces

Users can share saved reports with other users within the account. Shared spaces will remove the need to recreate the same report across different users on the same account and provide a more collaborative experience for those trying to share and cross-examine data. Note: Reports saved in the shared space will be accessible to all users within the account.

Reporting Templates

Users can leverage pre-built reporting templates to better understand the capabilities of Custom Reporting. Pre-built reporting templates will provide a framework for users who want to leverage custom reports starting from the dashboard level. Note: Reporting templates will only include a framework for automation and campaign attributes at this time.

Note: All custom reporting data is refreshed daily around 08:00 UTC.

Automation Overview Report Update

For all users across all plan tiers, the Automation Overview report (within the All Automation report) user interface has been updated to improve load time performance and to provide a consistent user experience across the reporting navigation. The original functionality of the report has been maintained – including the ability to edit the automation or view the automation map. The report will also display a 14-day trend visualization for sends, opens, and clicks.

Ecommerce

Enhancement Shopify Product Block Enhancement

For customers using the Shopify integration, we have increased the number of collections shown in the dropdown of the Shopify product block in the email designer to now show up to 250 collections in alphabetical order. The block previously showed up to 100 collections so this new limit should enable a majority of merchants to access all of their collections. Note: this is available for users in Trial and on Plus, Professional, and Enterprise plan tiers.

Mobile

New Push Notifications

All users with Deals who opt-in will receive a push notification whenever a Deal (new or existing) is assigned to them. Tapping on a notification takes you directly to the deal, ensuring you can get to your work at a moment's notice.

New Send SMS Messages with WhatsApp (iOS)

Users with WhatsApp installed can now make WhatsApp the default SMS app to send text messages to contacts, instead of the Messages app. By setting WhatsApp as the default SMS app, users can now contact their leads and customers in the app they communicate with most. Note: users with WhatsApp already installed will be prompted the first time tapping a message icon to set their default SMS app. Until then, users must go to the Settings tab.

Conversations

New Agent Assignments

Available for all Conversations users in both the web and mobile app experience, agents can now assign a conversation to themselves or to other agents, providing clarity within the shared inbox experience. The agent can also filter their conversation list view based on ownership to see their assigned conversations, unassigned conversations, or team members’ conversations. This helps improve agent efficiency and workflow when responding to customer conversations.

CRM

Field Editing

Field editing within Contact, Deals, and Accounts has been improved to allow users who use those features in the ActiveCampaign web application to edit multiple fields at once and click Save at the end. This enables multi-field editing so you can update multiple fields at once before saving all the changes, instead of saving each field change one-by-one. If you’re editing multiple records a day, those savings add up quickly.

Onboarding

Campaigns “Welcome” Page

If you're a new account user, a new "Welcome" page will appear when you click on Campaigns from the main navigation menu. The page provides educational guides and videos on deliverability and general best practices when sending a test campaign, to help you get started. Note: If branding is turned off in your account, all guides, videos, and external links will be hidden.

Web Personalization

Display Segment Criteria

Users who use web personalization can now quickly get an “Experience Recap” of any web personalization experience and see the associated segment criteria. When the button is clicked, the “Segment Criteria” modal will show the various conditions for that experience. This allows users to view what segment criteria qualifies a user for a specific experience.

Onboarding

Campaigns "Welcome" Page

If you're a new account user, a new "Welcome" page will appear when you click on Campaigns from the main navigation menu. The page provides educational guides and videos on deliverability and general best practices when sending a test campaign, to help you get started. Note: If branding is turned off in your account, all guides, videos, and external links will be hidden.

List Recommendations by Industry

If you’re a new account user adding lists for the first time, we now provide you with recommended list options that you can add with a single click. These list recommendations are tailored based on the industry you selected during the account sign-up process. As a best practice, we recommend creating just a small number of lists, and using tags and custom fields to further segment.

CRM & Pipeline Management

API v3: Contacts, Accounts, and Deals

For customers who use API v3, PUT and POST calls will now also take custom fields, so that a separate custom field call is no longer needed in order to set custom field values. Links to documentation are included below.

Apps & Integrations

New Paypal App

Our new native Paypal integration helps you seamlessly connect ActiveCampaign to your Paypal account, improving the flow of data between the two systems. You can now use the data and events captured in Paypal to more easily act on real-time events and transactions. Connect your Paypal account to ActiveCampaign to sync order events, create and update contacts, and use the branded Paypal trigger in Automations to trigger a workflow in ActiveCampaign when orders are approved and completed in PayPal.

Enhancement Calendly App - Date/Time Fields

When mapping data from Calendly to ActiveCampaign using our native Calendly integration, you can now create a custom contact field with the field type ‘Date/Time,’ then map any meeting start/end date to this field type. When a new meeting is scheduled, the meeting date will update the ‘Date/Time’ contact field to enable more granular date-based segmentation. When you can segment around meeting events, you can tailor the customer experience based on the event’s proximity.

Conversations

Enhancement Chatbot Question Block

We added a new question block within the chatbot builder to help you save even more time on real-time chat. The question block enables more qualification and data collection upfront, before you need to respond. The question block supports custom field data collection, along with branching capabilities to determine the path a visitor moves through based on their responses. The new chatbot question block is also supported in the ActiveCampaign mobile app.

Chatbot Preview

We’ve introduced a chatbot preview function to help you be confident you’re delivering your intended visitor experience. When configuring or editing a chatbot flow, your account admin can now use the preview button to walk through the visitor experience while configuring your chatbot flow.

Ecommerce

Fix Abandoned Cart Block Configuration

We fixed a bug in the abandoned cart configuration modal that prevented you from using the dropdowns and visibility toggles. You can now use the dropdowns and visibility toggles when editing the abandoned cart block to change the appearance of the abandoned cart block in your email.

Mobile

Contact Profile - Automation Management (iOS)

You need to not only see which automations a contact has entered or completed, but also be able to add or remove them from an automation. So we made an update that now gives you the option to view, add, or remove a contact from an automation in the ActiveCampaign iOS mobile app.

Chatbot Question Block (iOS and Android)

We added a new question block within the chatbot builder to help you save even more time on real-time chat—and made it available in the ActiveCampaign mobile app. When viewing a conversation, you’ll know when a chatbot asks the visitor a question, and once answered, will see it update based on the visitor’s response.

Contact Activity Filters (iOS)

When viewing an activity feed in our mobile app, you can now filter the activities you see by category. We’ve added the option to select which categories of activity you want to see to help you get the information you’re looking for, faster.

Account Add/Edit Field Group Support (Android)

In order to provide a more consistent experience across our web and mobile applications, we’ve updated the order that fields and field groups appear when you go to add and edit accounts in the mobile app. The order is now the same as the order you see in the web version of the ActiveCampaign platform. Previously, these fields did not appear in the same order across our web and mobile applications.

Campaigns

Enhancement Campaign Template Refresh

We have redesigned our campaign template pages to help you save time. Now, it’s easier than ever to find past templates, and discover new templates when you need inspiration. The redesign introduces new templates organized by business goals, layouts, inspiration and past campaigns, so it’s easier to search for and discover the template best suited to your needs. You can find the template updates in the campaign creation flow as well as on the “Manage Templates” page.

We’ve also added more actions on templates in “Manage Templates,” including the options to share and copy a template. You can now find the options to share, copy, delete, and preview templates in a drop down menu that appears when you click on the gear icon in the top right corner of each template.

Billing

Invoice PDFs

We added the ability to download individual invoices as PDFs from the in-app Billing page, so you can easily download your ActiveCampaign invoices for financial record-keeping. PDF invoices have been a frequently requested feature.

Reporting & Analytics

Enhancement Custom Reporting

We’ve enhanced our Custom Reporting to better answer deep-level questions, and provide more in-depth insights to help you improve your ongoing strategies. You can now build custom reports using Campaign and Automation dimensions and measures. Note: Contacts and deals in Custom Reporting cannot cross join with Automations and Campaigns at this time.

Campaigns

Resend a campaign to an individual contact

Customers sometimes misplace emails, or get added to lists right after you send an important email out. You can now seamlessly choose to resend a campaign to an individual contact from the contact record. This is only for one-time campaigns and not for automated or recurring campaigns. Available to all accounts.

Make better-informed decisions with data

View how many marked your email as spam when unsubscribing. The unsubscribe report now includes the number of spam complaints received. This can help you understand how many of those who unsubscribed considered your email spam so you can make changes to your approach. Available to all Campaigns users.

Personalization

Slack Automation Action with Personalization (Beta)

The Slack Automation Action makes it easy for you to post messages to any Slack channel you have access to, using the “Post Message to a Slack Channel” automation action. This will help you to communicate with your team about your Activecampaign account. For example, you can use this action to alert a channel whenever a contact or deal reaches a certain score when a contact submits an ActiveCampaign form and Slack. Available to all accounts.

Integrations

View and leverage integration information across the platform

Your Calendly, Typeform and Unbounce integrations are more powerful than ever. You can view tags that are applied to contacts through integrations, as well as trigger automations on events in other platforms. For example, you can trigger automations on new Calendly events, or submitted Typeform and Unbounce forms. Available to any accounts integrating with Typeform, Unbounce and Calendly. More integrations to come.

Conversations

Bring more context to your conversations

You’re no longer in the dark when engaging with a known visitor. Agents now have the ability to view, add, and edit custom field data within the visitor detail pane. Editing field values in the inbox will update the contact record. By surfacing this information, agents now have context when interacting with a visitor. Available to all Conversations users.

Android App

Access your campaign performance at your fingertips with your Android device

Easily check in to see how your campaigns are performing, and make sure everything is on track. Access unique opens, unique clicks, and see how each link is performing. Check to see if a winner has been determined for your split campaign and how each test is performing. Render a preview of your sent campaign. Available to all Android users with Campaign reporting access.

Communicate with your contacts more seamlessly

On Android, you can now tap the message icon on the contact profile which will open up the messages app with the contact’s number pre-populated.

iOS App

See your split test performance side by side on iOS

It is now easier than ever to compare how the performance of your tests side by side. Simply select the performance metric you are interested in digging into and you will be able to see how the campaign performed as a whole, along with the variation of each test all in one view. Available to all iOS users with Campaign reporting access.

Work more flexibly with these mobile app improvements

Scan business cards on the go. Manually adding contact info isn’t ideal when meeting new contacts on the go. You can now quickly snap a photo of the business card and add them to your growing contact list. This is currently available on iOS only.

Easier deal sharing for better collaboration

When collaborating with teams, having the ability to share and direct someone to a specific place - through their preferred communication channel - is common. Now it’s simple to do when sharing Deals in ActiveCampaign. This is currently available on iOS only.

Communicate with your contacts more seamlessly

On iOS, you can select your default e-mail client that will open up any time you select the email contact option. This option can be configured in the settings tab of your app.

Ecommerce

Provide a more tailored ecommerce customer experience

Further target your customers by segmenting on discount codes used in orders. There are two new conditions: “Has used discount code” and “Has not used discount code”. You can easily select from a list of discount codes used when setting up these two segment conditions.

Security

A more secure experience

Account admins can now enable a session timeout. This is an account-level security setting that will log a user out if they are idle for a set period of time. While enabling this setting is not required, it is highly recommended as it will provide an additional layer of security and prevent unauthorized account access. Available to all admin users.

Conversations

New Welcome Message for the chat widget

Chat needs to be both proactive and reactive. You now have the ability to grab the attention of website visitors by displaying a proactive message that will encourage engagement with the web chat widget. This message can be created and managed within the Conversations’ settings page. Available to all accounts with Conversations.

Enhancement Ecommerce widget surfaced in the visitor detail pane.

For Conversations accounts that have an eCommerce deep data integration, you will now be able to see an overview of a contact’s previous order history as well as abandoned cart information all within the context of the Conversations inbox.

If a known visitor has eCommerce data, a new widget will dynamically display within the visitor detail pane providing the following:

  • Total Revenue; Total # of Orders, and Average Order Value
  • Order search box to quickly search a contact’s order history
  • Order snapshots that will provide an overview of the details for that specific order.

Available to all Conversations accounts with eCommerce deep data integration.

Enhancement Deals widget in the visitor detail pane

For users leveraging Deals, a new widget will be exposed within the visitor detail pane for known visitors, providing a seamless experience between the CRM and Conversations inbox. You can now pick up a conversation fully informed on the relevant background of the visitor or quickly add them to a pipeline during a conversation.

Available to all Conversations customers with Deals access and permissions.

Contacts

Enhancement Configurable Contact Exports

You can now choose which information you’d like included in your exports, allowing for more flexibility. Default fields always included, but you can choose whether to include tags, lists, custom fields, accounts, and contact scores. Available to all accounts.

Mobile

New iOS - Campaign Reporting Details

Available on iOS, you can now dive into details for sent campaigns. You can access performance metrics (such as unique opens, unique clicks broken down by link, revenue, etc), toggle between split test messages and see if a winner has been determined, see the last time an automation email was sent. This also includes the ability to preview emails and view configuration details (i.e. subject, preheader). Available to all accounts.

New Android - View recently created Contacts and Accounts

When you access the Contact tab, you will now see a list of recently created Contacts and Accounts you have permission to view sorted by most recent create date. We limit this to 100 Contacts and 100 Accounts. Previously, you could only search for individual contacts or accounts. Now, you can quickly access recent Contacts or Accounts which allows you to be proactive and reduce time to action with new prospects. Available to all accounts.

Automations

Enhancement Update Date Based Trigger includes Deal Fields

The date-based automation trigger now includes Deal Date fields (standard and custom) allowing users to trigger automations around values like forecasted close, renewal, or next call dates. Available to all Plus and above plan tiers.

Ecommerce

Enhancement New segment conditions for your connected eCommerce stores.

If you have multiple eCommerce stores connected to your ActiveCampaign account you can now segment the following by each store:

The following eCommerce segment conditions now allow filtering by all stores that are connected to the ActiveCampaign account:

  • Has made a purchase / Has not made a purchase
  • Has opted into marketing / Has not opted into marketing
  • Has abandoned cart / Does not have abandoned cart (BigCommerce and Square stores will not be available for these conditions)
  • Has recovered abandoned cart / Has not recovered abandoned cart (BigCommerce and Square stores will not be available for these conditions)

Available to all accounts with connected eCommerce deep data stores.

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