Weebly launched new ecommerce tools on Monday to help sellers manage their stores from their mobile devices. Weebly, which was acquired by payments firm Square on May 31st of this year, emphasized the convenience factor that allows sellers to run their businesses from wherever they happen to be – or as the company puts it, “ensuring that crucial back office tasks can also be accomplished with the swipe or tap of your thumb on mobile.”
Sellers can fully edit their store – from product listings and pricing to photos – from any device.
The new ecommerce enhancements include being able to manage shipping and print labels directly from the Weebly app; approve customer reviews as soon as they are submitted; and create marketing campaigns on the fly. “Effortlessly create branded coupon codes from your phone to help capture a new audience, bring back former customers, or give a discount to your friends, family or favorite barista,” Weebly explained.
To make answering shoppers’ questions easier, Facebook Messenger is now embedded into Weebly sites, so sellers can instantly respond to customer from their mobile phones and answer questions about products – “like color, size or delivery options.”
Weebly knows many small merchants travel with laptops in order to manage their online stores. With those sellers in mind, it wrote, “imagine, there was a time when running your own online business “on-the-go” meant crouching for an outlet at a crowded coffee shop. Now it’s as simple pulling your phone out of your pocket.