Wix.com Launches Wix ShoutOut: The Easiest Way to Send Beautiful Newsletters & Updates
Wix ShoutOut, is Fully Integrated Into the Wix Platform, Empowering SMBs to Communicate and Engage With Their Customers
TEL AVIV, Israel, July 9, 2014 — Wix.com Ltd. (Nasdaq:WIX), a leading global web development platform, announced today the launch of Wix ShoutOut, a new integrated tool for easily creating, sending and sharing professional newsletters and updates. Wix users, many of whom use the platform to collect and manage their customers contact information, can now use Wix ShoutOut to create and distribute beautifully designed email campaigns in just a few clicks directly from their Wix dashboard.
Wix ShoutOut is the first product utilizing the recently announced WixHive API. The WixHive enables formerly standalone apps, installed on a users’ site through the Wix App Market, to share their collected data, providing the site owner with new capabilities and actionable information. The collected data, such as contact information, is stored and managed through the user’s Wix dashboard, and is then accessible to products like ShoutOut.
“We allow small business owners to create and manage their online presence with enterprise-level solutions but without the need for enterprise-level resources. Wix ShoutOut is a classic Wix product – It provides a user friendly and code-free solution for a highly sought after business need,” said Avishai Abrahami, Wix Co-Founder and CEO. “This is the latest addition to our comprehensive product suite, and we see it as an important step in furthering the Wix vision of creating a true operating system for the web.”
Currently in a beta release, Wix ShoutOut is available to the company’s 50 million users, to create great looking newsletters, invitations, sales and promotions, product releases and event updates that look great across all devices.
Fully integrated into the Wix platform, the tool enables users to easily customize ready-made styles with their own texts, visuals and media assets, as well as providing full access to the wealth of free images provided by Wix. With Wix ShoutOut, users can access contacts collected through their Wix websites as well as easily import external contact lists from sources such as Gmail and Outlook CSV.
In order to measure success and improve interactions, each newsletter includes social sharing capabilities and email analytics such as views, open and click-through rates. The newsletters and updates are saved in the user’s account, allowing for easy duplication, design and content modifications, and resending. Wix ShoutOut’s beta version is free, and like other Wix products, it will become a freemium feature upon its full release.
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