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New Feature: Require Documentation (eg. W-9) from Affiliates

Some countries require that you have certain documentation from your affiliates in order for you to pay out affiliate commissions without risking being on the hook for any taxes due on that commission.

In order to make that as easy as possible on everybody, Simplero now has a new feature that handles all of that for you. You tell your affiliates what you need, and Simplero will ask for it. All you need to do is review it, and click to either approve or request that they do it over.

Once it's...

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New Feature: Themed Site

Until now, your public site for your Simplero account has been a simple catalog of your products. If you wanted a site with more content on it, you'd have to have a separate site hosted on for example WordPress.

Today, we're changing that by introducing a major update to your public site, and one that we're very, very excited about. Instead of just being a catalog, it is now a full featured website including a blog and pages that you can control the content of, sporting a brand new design to...

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New Checkout Flow and Account Center

Last week we announced that some pretty major design updates to Simplero were coming your way. We've been hard at work making it all come together, and today we're super excited to release the first in a series of those steps:

Simplero has gotten a new checkout flow and account center:

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Actually, there are a lot of other little pages that have gotten an update, like the login screen, payment handling for purchases and so on. You'll notice that the design is quite a departure...

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The First Step towards a Fully Customizable Simplero

Those of you who have been following along in the newsletter and on Facebook will have noticed that we've beendripping little design teasers here and there without a whole lot of context for it.The suspense is now over, and we're super excited to tell you about what we've been cooking up for the last little while.

The longand short of it is, that Simplero is going to be fully themeablein the near future.

Yep, you got that right. The design of how your Simplero shop and your spaces look and...

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New Feature: Revenue forecast

Today we've added a simple forecast feature to your purchases, where we tally up all the upcoming installments and subscription renewals and give you an indication, of what the next 12 months look like. Now, we can't predict the future no more than anyone else, so the numbers are based on the assumption that subscriptions keep renewing, so take the numbers for what they are: a forecast. Nevertheless, we hope it provides you with some useful insights.

You can find the new...

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New Feature: Subscription to news list for individual products

On popular demand, we have now now implemented the ability to choose what news list people will be signed on to, when buying a product from you.

Now you can choose, which list the customer gets signed up to, when checking the "Yes to news and offers" box on the Order form. This will allow you to send participants in specific products to a separate list instead of your house list. This is highly useful if you have a series of products marketed to a different customer segment than your main...

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New Feature: Worksheets

We just launched the ability to create online worksheets.

They're beautifully simple online versions of the types of documents that most people include as part of their courses: A simple document with some text and some places for people to fill in their responses.

The online version is much easier to create, and has the added benefit that we can save people's respeonses for them, so they can come back and read them later, and so you as an admin can see what people are actually doing with...

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New Feature: Image Editor

As part of the new WYSIWYG editor, we've now added another neat little feature to make your lives a little easier when composing content: an image editor. You can now select any image in the editor, hit the "Launch image editor" toolbar button or the "Image editor" button shown on top of the image top bring up Adobe's great Aviary image editor.

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The image editor allows you to do a wide range of things to your images, from adjusting contrast ever so slightly all the way to...

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New Feature: Manual (or Partial) Collect

Sometimes your customers owe you money, but they just don't have all of it, so you'll take a partial payment for now. For those cases, we've implemented the new "Manual Collect" feature, which lets you collect their payment method on file for the amount you choose.

One word of caution, though: With great power comes great responsibility. Collecting this way won't automatically keep your invoices in sync, so you will probably end up in a situation where you haven't issued the invoices...

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New Feature: Affiliate Tiers

Having affiliates market for you is awesome. They refer customres to you, you both make money, and the customer gets a product that really helps them in their lives. It's easy for your affiliate, it's easy for you, and you only pay a commission on the sales you actually make. Much better than paid advertising where you pay per click, no matter whether you make a sale or not.

 

Some great affiliates also have networks of other great affiliates, and they can help you by making...

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