As we continue to move through 2022, GoDaddy’s Online Store builder continues to grow and gain new features along the way. In this guide, we’re going to cover these updates and show you how they can help your business grow as well.
What’s new in Websites + Marketing Ecommerce
Here’s a list of the new features and options available for Websites + Marketing Ecommerce customers:
Updates as of March 10, 2022:
- Quick view/buy purchase options.
- Auto-populate feature for booking customers.
- Commerce Plus plan is now available.
- New Overview page for Online Appointments.
Updates as of Feb. 4, 2022:
- Highest and lowest product sales.
Updates as of Jan. 18, 2022:
- Updated Commerce and Appointments navigation.
Updates as of Jan. 10, 2022:
- Updated single-column product photo gallery.
- Color swatches and display buttons.
- Vertical product detail page layout.
- New content indicator for our “Tips to boost sales” guide.
Quick view/buy purchase options
Now you can enable a quick view option for your products, giving your customers a quick and easy option to purchase products quickly. To enable this feature, you’ll need to toggle the option on in the shop settings of your site builder:
Here’s how that feature will appear on your live site:
Auto-populate feature for booking customers
If your business books appointments, you will no longer need to refill their information when creating an appointment. Previously, all of the customer information had to be completely refilled each time. This feature is automatically enabled, so there’s no additional steps required to utilize this feature.
Commerce Plus plan is now available
Our Commerce+ plan is a new, robust commerce plan to support your online business growth. The plan packs some important and powerful features like automated sales tax calculation, a larger product catalog to offer a wide selection to your customers and higher limits to enable you to scale your business on marketplaces and social networks.
Upgrading to Commerce+ can be done throughout various Commerce pages.
New Overview page for Online Appointments
The new Overview page provides variety of data to store owners, depending on what state they are currently on. If your store is still in the initial setup status, there’s a quick video showing you how to set up your store. If you’ve completed the initial setup process, then you’ll see some next step recommendations, as well as other links to quickly manage your store.
Highest and lowest product sales
The Commerce Hub now includes a way for sellers to view their highest and lowest selling products by sales or order volume, as well as by date range. This can help sellers better understand which products perform the best and worst in different channels so that they can make any necessary adjustments to their business.
Updated Commerce and Appointments navigation
Both the Commerce and Appointments navigation menus have been updated to help users more efficiently manage their store and online appointments.
Here’s a look at the updated Commerce menu:
And here is how the Appointments navigation appears:
Updated single-column product photo gallery
We’ve updated the look of the single-column display options for mobile devices. This update better showcases products that have multiple product images to display.
Here is an example of the old single-column display:
And here is how the new single-column mobile layout looks:
Color swatches and display buttons
Products will now visually display color options through swatches and buttons, rather than simply through dropdown menus. These options can be seen on the product gallery and the product detail pages.
This is how it will display in the product gallery:
And this is what the button and swatches look like on the product details page:
This function can be enabled in the Inventory & Options tab when adding or editing options:
These updates are a fantastic way to help your customers better visualize the color options available and make your storefront look more modern.
Vertical product detail page layout
We have also recently added the option to have a vertical product detail page in Websites + Marketing Ecommerce. This is a great option for best showcasing tall and wide product images.
To enable this option:
And here is how the vertical product page layout would appear on a live site:
New content indicator for our “Tips to boost sales” guide
Our “Tips to boost sales” guide is regularly updated with tips and walk-through guidance on how our Online Store customers can use these new features to boost sales. Keep an eye out for the new content indicator to stay up-to-date on the latest information!
Interested in seeing a breakdown of the features added to Websites + Marketing Ecommerce in 2021? Check out those details here.