New: Shopify Integration

We now integrate directly with Shopify.

When someone buys from your Shopify store, you'll be able to tag them and subscribe them to sequences, and perform other kinds of automation.

We also have cart abandonment functionality --> this means if someone abandoned their order, you can follow up with them to close the sale.

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How to set it up

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Go to [Automation] -> [Rules].

Create a new rule or edit an existing rule.

Then under [Triggers], choose the trigger you want (can select multiple triggers):

New: Teachable Integration

BirdSend now has direct integration with Teachable.

When someone signs up for your Teachable course, you'll be able to tag them and subscribe them to sequences, and perform other kinds of automation.

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How to set it up

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Go to [Automation] -> [Rules].

Create a new rule or edit an existing rule.

Then under [Triggers], choose the trigger you want (can select multiple triggers):

More options for link click Rules

Previously when creating link click Rules, you were only able to set up the following rules:

  • Clicked any link in any email
  • Clicked a specific link in a specific broadcast email
  • Clicked a specific link in a specific sequence email

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We've improved this, so that in addition to the above -- you can now also set up the following rules:

  • Clicked a specific link in any email

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  • Clicked a link that contains a keyword in any email

New: In Content forms inside your posts / pages

We've released the ability to embed your BirdSend forms as in-content forms within your WordPress posts/page.

First, make sure you are using the latest version of our WordPress plugin.

Then simply go and create/edit a form, and select "In Content" as the form type:

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After you've customized the design and text, under "Display Trigger" select the option(s) you'd like:

The options available are:

  • Top of the post (after title)
  • Middle of the post
  • After the post
  • After every x paragraphs

Or you can also use WordPress shortcode for manual placement.

Note: we also support non-WordPress sites -- for this we give you a HTML snippet that you can place in your site.

New: Use BirdSend form as WordPress widget

You can now embed your BirdSend form as a widget inside your WordPress site.

This means you can put forms on your blog sidebar, footer, etc.

First, make sure you are using the latest version of our WordPress plugin.

Then simply go and create/edit a form, and click "Want to show your form as a WordPress Widget" and follow the easy instruction.

See status of contact inside contact details page

Now on the Contact details page, you'll see the status of the contact -- whether they're unsubscribed or unconfirmed.

Fixed form display stats

Form "display" stats was previously counted correctly only for BirdSend-hosted forms.

This has now been fixed and the stats now work for all types of forms, regardless of BirdSend-hosted forms or not.

New: WooCommerce Integration

We have released direct integration with WooCommerce.

This means you can automatically add WooCommerce customers to your BirdSend account, and then subscribe them to sequences or apply tags to them, etc.

Instructions for WooCommerce integration can be found here

New: WordPress plugin + Popups and Welcome screens

Many of you have been asking for more form types and design and a WordPress plugin.

Guess what?

We've released our very own WordPress plugin and 2 new form types (each with 2 design):

  • Form type 1 -- Popups
  • Form type 2 -- Welcome screens

Here's a preview of what they look like.

Popups

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Welcome Screens

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You can of course customize the text size and color, button text and color, and background color to your liking. You can also change the image/background.

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WordPress Plugin

For the WordPress plugin, simply follow the on-screen prompts to set up your form, and you'll be asked to download the plugin.

Or you can download the plugin directly by clicking here

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We've also move the location of forms inside the user interface.

Previously it was inside the [Automation] menu. Now it's been moved to beside [Automation]:

From this page, simply click the [+New Form] button on the top right. Then follow the easy on-screen prompts.

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Though these are forms that you "attach" to your site/blog, they could just as easily be used as lead capture and landing pages.

All you need to do is to go to [Integration] -> [BirdSend Hosted] and get your page URL:

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More design templates for the popups and welcome screens will be added soon.

Plus more form types like in-content forms, floating bars, scroll boxes, blog sidebar forms will also be added.

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Not a BirdSend user yet?

We have a free trial waiting for you. We'll even migrate over everything from your current email tool to BirdSend... at no charge.

Try BirdSend FREE now:

https://birdsend.co

New: RSS Automated Broadcast

We've released the new RSS -> Broadcast feature.

With this, you'll be able to automatically broadcast emails whenever you have a new blog post, totally hands-free.

How to set up RSS Broadcasts

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1/ From inside your account -> [Email] -> [Broadcasts] -> [RSS (Blog)] -> click [+New Feed]

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2/ Give your feed a name, then you'll arrive at this screen:

Note: typically the feed URL is yourdomain.com/feed

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3/ Follow the rest of the on-screen prompts and choose:

(a) whether you want to send a broadcast whenever you create a new post or wait for a few posts (Single or Digest)

(b) whether you want to automatically send the broadcast or review first before manually sending the broadcast

Then click [Continue] button at the bottom

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4/ Finally, specify the recipients of the broadcast:

Click [Save] button at the bottom.

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Not a BirdSend user yet?

We have a free trial waiting for you. We'll even migrate over everything from your current email tool to BirdSend... at no charge.

Try BirdSend FREE now:

https://birdsend.co