My email sent out this morning to the team:
Bottom-line, we won’t we working on Saturdays anymore starting this week unless its a pre-planned one. Support emails for all the paid plans will still be answered promptly on the weekend. Enterprise plan customers will continue to get uninterrupted 24*7 support as per the SLA.
Post last updated on: 15th May, 2013
I am excited to share this with you – in the last 30 days we have added another thousand happy customers taking our total customer count to over 9000 worldwide. Some of our latest prized additions include – Myntra, Purplle, Getlisted (acquired by SEOmoz), Nubelo, Shopnineteen, Caratlane, Online.nl, Cartrade etc.
Recently, we have done quite a few things that might be of interest to you. E.g. we released a sticky header notification layout which has caught the fancy of hundreds of marketers and product managers already, we released a Joomla plugin to make it easier for you to integrate WebEngage, we added the ability to add an optional welcome note for your on-site surveys and we added support for Bulgarian language taking our total supported language count to 27!
Miles to go before we sleep …
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We are now available in 27 languages. In all cases, other than English, the translations were done by our loving customers. Underneath is a quick list of supported languages:
|English||We love you!|
|Bulgarian NEW||Обичаме те!|
|Czech||Máme tě rádi!|
|Danish||Vi elsker dig!|
|Dutch||We houden van je!|
|Finnish||Me rakastamme sinua!|
|French||Nous vous aimons!|
|German||Wir lieben dich!|
|Hebrew||אנחנו אוהבים אותך!|
|Hindi||आप हमें पसंद हैं!|
|Italian||Vi vogliamo bene!|
|Korean||우리는 당신을 사랑합니다!|
|Norwegian||Vi elsker deg!|
|Portuguese||Nós te amamos!|
|Romanian||Noi te iubim!|
|Russian||Мы вас любим!|
|Slovak||Máme ťa radi|
|Slovenian||Radi vas imamo|
|Swedish||Vi älskar dig!|
Go ahead, use the world’s simplest and most powerful in-site customer engagement toolkit ever – in a language of your choice. We’ll continue to add support for more and more languages moving forward. Your language is missing? Are you willing to help us translate some 50 odd phrases? If you said yes, please .
Don’t know what WebEngage does? This 2 min explainer video will help:
Stay tuned. We love you!
Ladies and gents, we present to you our second Notification layout – Sticky Header! Underneath is a sample of how it looks on your website:
We are listing down a few use-cases when you’d like to use this layout:
- When you’d like to show a persistent header message to all visitors on your website … something like “Hey, if you need any help please call on 1-800-xxxx ..“
- When you’d like to make an announcement for a couple of days .. “We have a 10% off on all diapers this week. Check it out!“; and here’s why you should use us – because you don’t need to make any code changes on your website at the end of the week, as campaign dates can be controlled from within your WebEngage dashboard. Did you say “oh, wow!”? Thanks
- When you’d like to greet users who log on to your website and throw specific promotions – “James, great to see you back. Claim your $20 coupon now!“. For more on such application specific use-cases, see custom targeting.
- When you’d like to train your users on the product – “Hey Joe, having trouble using the loan calculator? Check out our user guide“. The message can be targeted at users who end up spending a-lot-of-time on certain pages in your product’s workflow.
- When you’d like to prompt visitors on your blog/website to “subscribe to your newsletter“. The best part? – those who close the notification, won’t get to see it again. So, no more worrying about irritating your users with the same prompt over and over.
Rings a bell? Cool. We are sure that you can think of hundreds of such use-cases in context of your application. That’s precisely the reason why we have made it super simple to create a notification. You can get up and running in less than 5 mins. Here’s how:
Step 1: Create a Notification (Dashboard > Notification List > Create)
Step 2: Add message and call to action (see live preview)
Step 3: Additional options and themes
Step 4: Add rules to filter the audience which gets to see this notification (more on targeting here)
Step 5: Advanced options; activate and go live!
Step 6: Get real-time stats and reports
An interesting bit with this is latest feature is that we have designed layouts keeping third party developers in mind. The idea is to allow developers to make use of our infrastructure, API’s etc and build+distribute such layouts. More on this next month .. if this interests you, do keep a watch on our docs.
Liked what you saw? Let us know. In coming weeks, we’ll be rolling out all the other notification layouts. Existing customers can log on to their dashboard and start using this new feature; and, for the new ones …
Stay tuned. We love you!
In yet another milestone, we have shed our
all_engineers tag on the company by bringing on-board one of the most seasoned software salesman of our times.
Please welcome Ravi Datanwala as our VP (Sales, India) – linkedin.com/in/ravidatanwala
I am extremely excited to bring Ravi on board – not only for his 18 years of diverse experience; but also, because he can write
SQL queries! Yeah, you heard that right – so unusual for a sales exec with such experience. However, unlike most of us, he doesn’t use foul language. That was sort of a disappointment, but we still hired him because he agreed to a massive paycut. That’s Ravi for you – level headed, tons of valuable experience and clear on his goals – basically all things we stand for.
Our enterprise sales story in India is now known to one and all. We take immense pride in powering customer engagement on some of the largest e-commerce players in this country – Flipkart, MMT, Jabong, Snapdeal, HomeShop18, Yatra, Freecultr, Healthkart, Zivame .. you name it! Take a look – webengage.com/customers-and-testimonials. Ravi has promised me that he will add all the remaining ones here . Ravi will head sales efforts in India and help us plan to move into other geographies.
Ravi will be adding a few members to his outreach team in months to follow. If you are keen, make sure you get in touch with him – ravi [at] webengage ]dot[ com.
Finally, I get the much needed respite. I am currently in the US on a month long business development trip. With Ankit and Ravi at helm of affairs – respectively on tech and sales, I can now focus on growth and product which were otherwise overshadowed too much by operations. Insert *i-am-so-so-so-freaking-happy-emoticon* here.
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Not familiar with WebEngage’s in-site surveys? Please take a look here first.
Now, you can add a welcome note to your surveys before popping the questionnaire to users on your website. Here’s a sample of how a post purchase customer satisfaction survey with a welcome note might look like:
Liked this? We have been working real hard to keep the user experience on your site intact while collecting valuable insights for you from your customers. Be it our targeting capabilites or this new feature (that implements user opt-in) – these are our small li’l steps in that direction.
How to use this feature?
We have pushed an update inside your WebEngage Dashboard. The “create a survey” workflow has changed a bit. “Welcome Note” and “Thank You Message” are now a part of the Questionnaire tab in your workflow. Welcome note is an optional field. If you don’t add any, the survey displays first question. Here’s a screengrab of how the new screen looks like:
Do let us know if you find this useful.
Stay tuned. We love you!
[Release Announcement] Custom Data – Mashup Your Application Data With WebEngage Products For Amazing Insights
In yet another attempt to bring some great insights for your business, we are pleased to announce the release of Custom Data feature inside all WebEngage products.
What is custom data?
In layman terms, it is a hook for you to push customer or application data to us while using WebEngage products on your website. Upon doing so, we store the data and present it back to you in far more insightful ways. So, e.g. if you are passing “Customer Type” information for the feedback product, you’d be able to filter your feedback data based on this criterion in your reporting module. i.e. you can find out all feedback that were submitted by your “Gold” customers. Sweet, ain’t it?
Is this similar to pushing data/events inside Google Analytics?
Yes. Very similar w.r.t how it works. However, very different for what its worth. GA is restricted to visitors on your website. We extend it further to users submitting feedback on your site, clicking on promotions (aka notifications) on your site or participating in in-site surveys. Imagine being able to dice-n-slice all this data with your own application data. Sounds powerful? It indeed is …
Ah, I don’t buy into ideas that easily. Tell me more.
Let us show you some samples of what you can get out of custom data for each of the WebEngage products. The screenshots underneath show you a quick preview of how to pass data via our API’s as well the analytics you get on top it for all the three products.
Wow! Super cool! Where’s the documentation?
Now tell me about the moolah involved. Will you?
Except for Google, no great software should be free. Keeping that in mind we have added custom data feature ONLY under the paid plans. So, you at least have to be a Basic plan customer to be able to use this feature. If you are in the free tier currently, an upgrade will automatically make this feature available in your account.
Oh, yes. A whole lot. We have set our eyes on offering you enterprise class analytics. Not only on top of WebEngage data but also by mashing your application data with it. The idea is to give you instant insights on your business to sleep over or to present in your board meetings. We love data (for SEO reasons, let’s call it BIG DATA) and we want to help you visualize it better.
Give this a spin. We look forward to your feedback.
Stay tuned. We love you!
[Feedback Update] Feedback fields become optional and sortable. Now, accept feedback anonymously on your site with WebEngage
Thus far, the system fields in your feedback form (name, email, category and message) were very restrictive as compared to the custom fields that we let you create.
Not any more.
We have rolled out customization capabilities for these fields by allowing you to rename the field, mark it as mandatory, optional or hidden and sort these fields in conjunction with your custom fields.
This new enhancement is done to your existing Feedback Fields screen in the dashboard. Screenshot underneath. To access, go to Dashboard > Feedback Settings > Feedback Fields
Some samples on how this new feature set is being used on customer websites underneath.
The default feedback form. This gets added to your account the moment you sign up. You can customize categories at Dashboard > Feedback Settings > Feedback Categories
Feedback form with optional email, that too, as the last question in the form
Advanced feedback form with custom fields and category dependent sub-fields. You can create custom fields (drop-downs, checkboxes, radio buttons, file upload fields, text boxes, comment boxes etc) from Dashboard > Feedback Settings > Feedback Fields > Add Custom Field
And, here comes the super anonymous feedback form. Nothing, but the feedback!
We hope that this customization capability will give you more controls on how you want to render your feedback form. More importantly, the control to just ask questions that you think are relevant for your online application. Let us know if you find this useful.
Stay tuned. We love you!
We shipped a brand new update to your WebEngage dashboard last weekend: Transfer Ownership in the administration area.
What does it do?
In simple terms, it lets you transfer your (or your account admin’s) rights to someone else.
Why do I need it?
You will find this feature helpful for a couple of use-cases. We are highlighting some underneath:
- Agencies, who manage WebEngage accounts for their customers, typically sign-up on their behalf. As, a next step, they would add the customer as an administrator for their account and then remove themselves altogether. With more and more agencies coming on board WebEngage, we realized this was a pain point. Now, with this feature, agencies can thank us.
- An employee, currently managing your WebEngage account, decides to leave the company and you have to transfer the responsibility to a new person. We know that this situation is traumatic; so, we made sure the pain and friction is reduced on our end, as much as possible
- With the FREE tier, there was no way to “delete” yourself and “add” another admin to the account, because the feature “add admin” isn’t available in the free plan. Free plan customers will no longer need to update their personal email info to receive end user feedback in a different mailbox.
Ah, got it. How does this work?
This option is available for each of your widget accounts. Navigate to Dashboard > Settings > Administration and follow the steps underneath:
Step 1. Navigate to your administration area. Click on Transfer Ownership
Step 2. Add details of the new owner
Step 3. An email is sent to new owner. Transfer is pending activation (as per instructions in email)
Step 4. Yay! Bbye old admin. Welcome new admin.
Stay tuned. We love you!