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How Branded Fruit Scaled Business with POWr Form Builder
Published on 2019-07-03 By Zarah Zhao

About Branded Fruit It started as a joke, putting logos on fruit; Branded Fruit owner Danielle Baskin never would have imagined that the company has now scaled to take dozens of orders a day. The company, as the name implies, prints various logos and images on pieces of sustainable, locally-source ... Read More

How to Maximize Conversion Rates and Create More Leads
Published on 2019-06-27 By Zarah Zhao

One of the most important metrics of success is website traffic, and in this instance, quantity reigns supreme. However, unless you can successfully convert those visitors, whether it be to fill out a form, engage with a popup, or purchase a product, they’re doing nothing more than generating a fals ... Read More

Colors That Convert: How to Use Color to Optimize Conversion
Published on 2019-06-27 By Zarah Zhao

In an age of minuscule attention spans, consumer retention and interaction are of heightened importance to e-commerce business owners. I myself fall into YouTube video holes and am guilty of abandoning online articles halfway. Subtle nuances such as font, text size, and image placement are all facto ... Read More

5 Ways to Use Conditional Autoresponder Emails in Your Form
Published on 2019-06-18 By Emilie Murphy

If, like me, you find that there are never enough hours in the day, finding ways to save time is important! It helps not only you, but also your customer and your other team members. In a recent survey we sent to POWr form users, we found that a whopping 48% of you do everything in your business, fr ... Read More

6 Ways Video Content Can Help You Boost Customer Retention
Published on 2019-04-19 By PJ Taei

Video content (and the marketing campaigns it fuels) isn't just relevant in 2019. It may STILL be the most powerful opportunity you have to meaningfully connect with your target audience. According to one recent study, a full 93% of businesses say that they've gained new customers as a direct result ... Read More

How to Find the Best eCommerce Platform for Your Business: Spotlight on BigCommerce Essentials
Published on 2019-04-16 By Emilie Murphy

Are you a small to medium-sized business looking for an eCommerce platform, but don’t know what’s right for you? POWr apps can be used on any website, but how do you decide which website builder will work best for your business? Some platforms out there seem to mainly cater to big businesses and sea ... Read More

What to Expect When Using a Website Builder for Your Business
Published on 2019-03-22 By Jason Chow

Website builders are one of the simplest ways for users with no knowledge of coding to build a website. They allow for rapid site construction through an extremely visual-driven interface, much like the WYSIWYG experience that applications like Microsoft Word offer. According to data from the Depart ... Read More

Introducing POWr’s New Scroll To Top Button!
Published on 2019-03-19 By Melissa Berry

Make navigating your websites easy with our awesome new Scroll To Top button! I’m sure a lot of you have seen this button on many websites and now you can have it on your own site! Add it to any page on your site and our new POWr plugin will allow your visitors or customers to scroll to the top or b ... Read More

Design and Send Emails With the New POWr Email Editor
Published on 2019-03-04 By Emilie Murphy

Collecting customer information on your website is an important part of business. Whether you’re doing this through a contact form, newsletter sign up, event registration form or promotional popup, following up with your site visitors is important. Not only is it important, but it can also be very t ... Read More

POWr's 2018 Year in Review
Published on 2019-01-02 By Pilar Sterne

Even more powerful tools to grow your businessAt POWr, our mission is to help small business grow their business online. That’s why we are constantly improving our plugins to give you, even more control and guidance in making your business thrive. Here are just some of the sweet new features we rele ... Read More

Customer Retention: 9 Ways to Get More Sales From Existing Customers
Published on 2018-12-17 By Grace Carter

For most businesses, trying to retain customers is a no-brainer. Everyone knows that it is much more expensive, and requires far more effort, to acquire new customers than it is to retain existing ones; it is much easier to encourage customers to buy from you again than to encourage people to part w ... Read More

How to Accelerate Your Freelance Business Growth in a Mobile-First Indexing World
Published on 2018-12-14 By Kevin Payne

Mobility is one of the reasons why many are jumping on the freelancing bandwagon. You don't have to commute to work to earn a living. You can work as a freelancer from the comfort of your own home, in your favorite coffee shop, or in a co-working space. Indeed, our ability to do things on the go has ... Read More

Get More Sales with POWr and PayPal!
Published on 2018-12-12 By Melissa Berry

PayPal recently launched their Smart Payment Buttons and we’re pretty excited about it! These Smart Payment Buttons are designed to create a seamless checkout experience for your customers and drive growth for your business. But what exactly are PayPal Smart Payment Buttons and how do they work?The ... Read More

Here's What the POWr Rangers are Thankful for in 2018!
Published on 2018-11-30 By Melissa Berry

With only a little over three years under our belt, POWr has come a long way and has a lot to be thankful for, but most of all, we’re thankful for having POWr users like you! The POWr Rangers have worked on a boatload of exciting projects this year and couldn’t wait to share a few. Here are some of ... Read More

6 Ways to Get More eCommerce Sales This Holiday Season
Published on 2018-11-16 By Alena Courtney

If you're interested in getting started online with an eCommerce website you're already ahead of the pack: only 46% of small business owners even have an online store despite Americans' preference for online shopping (approximately 51% of Americans shop online, with 30% of those surveyed buying at l ... Read More

Quick! Before It's Too Late: These Are the 5 Plugins Your Online Store Needs to Boost Sales This Holiday Season
Published on 2018-11-14 By Aimee Thompson

Do you hear that? That’s the sound of a virtual stampede of holiday shoppers itching to get their hands on some sweet, sweet virtual deals! With the holidays just around the corner, it’s time to prepare your online store to get the most out of these action-packed days. Due to the high level of compe ... Read More

Robert is Here: A Small Business with Big Dreams
Published on 2018-11-06 By Aimee Thompson

About Robert is Here Robert is Here began as a popular fruit stand in Homestead, Florida specializing in rare and exotic fruits and vegetables. This was only the tip of the iceberg for Robert, whose dream was far greater than a simple--albeit successful fruit stand. Having established themselves as ... Read More

6 Virtual Assistant Websites for Outsourcing Online Store Management
Published on 2018-10-22 By Connor Gillivan

Let's face it, building a business online is a ton of work for business owners. Fortunately there are resources out there to help you succeed in growing your business fast while maintaining sanity. One such resource is virtual assistant websites for finding VAs to help lighten your workload. The wor ... Read More

5 Simple Tips to Sell More Products From Your Website
Published on 2018-09-11 By Jessica Thiefels

Your business is dependent upon people converting. If you’ve started researching the question, “how to boost conversion rates,” you may have found dozens of ideas. However, much of what you find could take weeks, if not months, to complete and implement, like A/B testing on your landing pages or bui ... Read More

New POWr Editor Updates! 🤗
Published on 2018-09-04 By Aimee Thompson

Exciting news! Our latest POWr editor updates make customizing, editing and updating your plugins a breeze. 🌬Here’s what’s new: Life-saving Auto Save Feature 💙Forget to save your progress? Don’t fret! Now whenever you create or edit a plugin, your progress is automatically saved as a draft! In addit ... Read More

5 Signs Your eCommerce Site Needs a Facelift
Published on 2018-08-20 By Taylor Cygan

An outdated website can spell danger for any eCommerce business. It can drive away potential customers, dampen a shopper’s experience, and even decrease your business’ credibility. Despite this, there is no set timeline for how often you need to update your site. Forbes estimates websites should be ... Read More

POWr is one of the first to join the new Stripe partner program
Published on 2018-07-31 By Aimee Thompson

Most people today don’t know that only 3% of GDP is online. That’s why we’re excited to join the Stripe Partner Program to increase internet commerce and help companies start, run, and scale their businesses.By joining the program, our mutual customers will benefit from the combination of POWr plugi ... Read More

5 Ways Plugins Help You Compete with Large Online Businesses
Published on 2018-07-12 By Aimee Thompson

One of the things I love most about working at POWr is the passion this team has for helping small businesses achieve success. Everyone here recognizes the value small businesses bring and truly believes in their ability to make a meaningful impact. That being said, we know it can feel overwhelming ... Read More

What is the Future of eCommerce for Small Businesses?
Published on 2018-06-29 By Larry Reed

Staying competitive in a rapidly growing market, where your competitors are companies like Amazon, is not something you can achieve without anticipating upcoming trends and preparing for them. Small businesses often don’t have the budgets, connections or manpower, comparable to those of eCommerce gi ... Read More

Step up Your Content Marketing with These 4 Powerful Tips
Published on 2018-06-28 By Ashley Kimler

These days, you’ll read a plethora of content marketing tips and tactics across the web -- all telling you to create a blog, where to share it, and watered-down tactics for getting traffic to your products and services. The problem is not all of these tactics are backed by data or real-life experien ... Read More

10 Ways Plugins Help You Increase Conversions
Published on 2018-06-19 By Aimee Thompson

Building a successful online business is no small feat! It takes tenacity, endurance, drive, passion and creativity. Congratulations on this fantastic accomplishment! You may have found that despite having a stellar site and phenomenal product, you’re not getting the conversions you need to be succe ... Read More

5 Trust Signals to Make Your eCommerce Store Look More Professional
Published on 2018-06-14 By Ashley Kimler

With the leaps made in technology over the last decade, anyone can launch an online store. This is both good and bad. On one hand, launching your own eCommerce business is easy. On the other, consumers know the drill, and they’re constantly (and most times unconsciously) picking apart every online s ... Read More

Q&A with Product Marketing Expert, Emilie Murphy: Product Marketing Advice for Small Online Businesses
Published on 2018-06-11 By Aimee Thompson

1. To start, what drew you to Product Marketing?I got my first job in Product Marketing at a large global company headquartered in the UK called SDL, having no prior Marketing experience. I applied to it initially because I was unhappy in my previous job working as a Project Manager. As it turned ou ... Read More

POWr Case Study: XS Scuba
Published on 2018-05-30 By Aimee Thompson

About XS Scuba:  XS Scuba is a complete full-line supplier and developer of scuba diving products sold worldwide. They’ve been around for 15 years and recently underwent a branding update--check out their fantastic website here. Whether you’re a professional scuba diver or recreational hobbyist, ... Read More

Q&A with Product Manager Extraordinaire, Pilar Sterne: What SMBs Should Know About Product Management
Published on 2018-05-29 By Aimee Thompson

1. What made you choose a career in product management? I joined POWr in a customer support role when the company consisted of just the founders and two other guys. I loved the product and was hyper passionate about helping customers have an awesome experience using POWr. With the team being so sma ... Read More

What GDPR Means for You and Updates to POWr's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use
Published on 2018-05-23 By Emilie Murphy

You might have heard about GDPR, but you no doubt have questions about what it is and what it means for your business. Don’t panic! As website owners it’s important that you’re able to comply with the new EU regulations and at POWr we’re committed to helping you get ready.  Please note that this ar ... Read More

Q&A with Senior Software Engineer Extraordinaire, Puru Dahal
Published on 2018-05-22 By Aimee Thompson

1. What inspired you to become a software engineer?  I come from a DevOps (Linux Administration and Server Security) background. While I was working at a big enterprise hardware company, I was also helping small businesses in my free time around my community with their web presence. This included w ... Read More

7 Tactics to Launch an Effective Referral Program
Published on 2018-05-21 By Arlen Robinson

Having a referral program is one of the best things you can do for your eCommerce website. Not only can it increase traffic, it can also introduce your brands to tons of new potential customers. There’s a reason big brands, like PayPal, Uber, Dropbox and AirBnb, use referral marketing. It just work ... Read More

POWr Referral Program - Give $10, Get $10!
Published on 2018-05-14 By Emilie Murphy

Love POWr so much you can’t help but tell everybody you know? I can't even contain how much I love POWr! Great news! We’ve made it even easier for you to share the love with the awesome POWr Referral Program. Not only that, but every time you invite a friend to POWr you’ll get $10 in credit once t ... Read More

How to Write a Homepage That Sizzles
Published on 2018-05-09 By Frank McKinley

What do people see when they first come to your website? Your homepage is a prime piece of Internet real estate. 
It’s your first - and maybe last - chance to make a good impression. It’s the elevator speech you’d give if you were face to face. 

What message is your homepage sending? 

A common ho ... Read More

When Should You Outsource?
Published on 2018-05-02 By Jimdo

As an entrepreneur, freelancer or founder, you wear many hats and are responsible for everything, from the executive decisions, to the most menial tasks. Ranging from topics that you know inside out, to things you’re desperately Googling for more information (taxes anyone?). After all, there’s no on ... Read More

Q&A With Product Engineer Superstar, Brent Gummow
Published on 2018-05-01 By Aimee Thompson

1. What inspired you to become a Product Engineer?  After spending about 20 years building websites for small businesses, nonprofits, artists, and musicians, I got a job working for one of the larger DIY website building platforms. I spent 6 years at Jimdo and found it to be the perfect place for s ... Read More

Q&A With Customer Support Aficionado, Devis Mejia: The Important Role Support Plays in SMBs’ Success
Published on 2018-04-24 By Aimee Thompson

1. How would you define quality customer support? Customer support is something we are all familiar with--a service we typically experience during our average day (i.e. grabbing coffee, going to the bank, shopping, etc.). At its basic level, customer support is an organization's ability to satisfy ... Read More

Q&A With Business Development Expert, Kemp Mullaney: The Importance of Business Development for SMBs
Published on 2018-04-16 By Aimee Thompson

1. What does business development entail?  In its simplest terms, Business Development is creating partnerships that increase revenue for both businesses. When thinking about how business development can help your small business, ask these two questions: What businesses service the same customer ... Read More

So, What's a Plugin Anyway?
Published on 2018-04-09 By Aimee Thompson

If you’re a new small businesses owner just starting to develop your website, you may have heard the term plugin thrown around in blogs, discussion forums, or by people in your professional network. You’re likely wondering: What are these magical plugins I’m hearing so much about? Why are they impor ... Read More

Q&A with UX Designer and Engineer, Kelsey Raczak: Design Advice for New Entrepreneurs
Published on 2018-04-03 By Aimee Thompson

1. What should someone first consider before beginning the design process on their website? Before you begin designing your website, ask yourself a couple questions. Who are you designing for? What is the purpose of this website or the problem you’re trying solve? The answer to these questions play ... Read More

POWr Culture
Published on 2018-04-02 By Aimee Thompson

At POWr, we understand the  importance of cultivating a positive, empowering company culture. We know that in order for a business to grow and thrive, it must first ensure the cultivation and growth of its team members. In a world driven by dollar signs, we want our legacy to stand apart as one that ... Read More

Get More from Your Data with POWr and Zapier!
Published on 2018-03-15 By Emilie Murphy

Repetitive, manual tasks are a pain, right? Personally, I recently set up an RSVP form for a party and had no easy way of seeing or exporting my responses in real time. Sure, I could login to a dashboard and export a CSV, but that’s already 2 steps right there. Not to mention the fact that I had to ... Read More

Women Who Inspire Us
Published on 2018-03-08 By Aimee Thompson

It's International Women's Day, and all of us at POWr want to acknowledge the women who inspire us and have shaped us into the people we are today. There are not enough words to express our gratitude and admiration. Who inspires you? Leave us a comment to let ... Read More

Convert More Using Social Proof with Hit Counter
Published on 2018-03-05 By Aimee Thompson

What is Hit Counter? Hit Counter allows you to record and display your website’s traffic. This enables you to showcase social proof that will help increase conversions on your site! Hit Counter is highly customizable, supports text in any language, and is mobile responsive on any device. Why shoul ... Read More

Everything You Need to Know About POWr Map
Published on 2018-02-26 By Aimee Thompson

What is Map? POWr Map enables you to easily help customers find your stores, events and products in a fully customizable map that can be up and running in seconds. Choose between satellite, roadmap, or hybrid maps, and enjoy an intuitive location panel that lets users jump between multiple location ... Read More

10 Ways to Improve Your Ux for Mobile Commerce
Published on 2018-02-21 By Juanjo Gómez

 As a business owner starting in the e-commerce space there are many things to consider. In fact, there are so many that it could drive you mad! Reaching profitable agreements with your providers, considering the logistics, or defining your new brand image are just some of them. But for me, the most ... Read More

9 Tools to Boost Your Fashion eCommerce Business
Published on 2018-02-20 By Emilie Murphy

Competition in the fashion eCommerce space is strong. Ensuring success for your business demands many considerations, from strong branding, messaging, a compelling product offer, excellent customer service and a great online user experience. With cart abandonment rates in the fashion space reaching ... Read More

5 Ways To Increase Conversions On Your Site With Popup
Published on 2018-02-19 By Aimee Thompson

In today’s competitive eCommerce market, it’s imperative to find creative and effective methods for grabbing the attention of customers. With so many online stores available, you want to make sure yours stands out from the rest, and has a little something extra that keeps customers coming back for m ... Read More

5 Branding Tips for Your Business
Published on 2018-02-15 By Élisabeth Dignard

Building your company up from scratch is not easy. There are many things you need to consider in order to launch your business and be successful. One of those things is branding, and it is arguably one of the most important. Why? Simply because if your brand is strong from the start, you are more li ... Read More

Happy Valentine's Day From The POWr Rangers!
Published on 2018-02-14 By Aimee Thompson

 In celebration of Valentine's Day, the POWr Rangers have shared some of the things they love most about POWr.  ... Read More

Increase Sales with POWr Price Table
Published on 2018-02-12 By Aimee Thompson

What is Price Table? POWr Price Table makes it easy to showcase products, services, or plans side-by-side with unlimited features. Enjoy designing a price table that fits beautifully into your site’s aesthetic, and is easily accessible for customers. In addition,  price Table is highly customizable ... Read More

Grow Your Following with POWr Social Media Icons
Published on 2018-02-05 By Aimee Thompson

What is Social Media Icons? Social Media Icons is the perfect solution for linking to all of your social media profiles. Use official icons for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Youtube, and 50+ other social sites. Enjoy designing icons that will blend seamlessly into your site with custom colors, font ... Read More

Boost Sales with POWr Tabs
Published on 2018-01-29 By Aimee Thompson

What is Tabs? Tabs is the perfect solution for easily organizing, displaying and streamlining your product listings. Add product descriptions, shipping instructions, sizing charts, company details, text, links and images to your listings without cluttering the page. Tabs is highly customizable, ena ... Read More

9 Content Strategies Your Business Website Needs
Published on 2018-01-22 By Mary Walton

You've thought long and hard about the design of your business website. You know how you want it to look. But what do you want it to say? What you write on your website can make or break your business, so it's vitally important to get it right in order to build relationships with your customers, sel ... Read More

Maximize Conversions with POWr PayPal Button
Published on 2018-01-22 By Aimee Thompson

What is PayPal Button? The easy, trusted way to receive payments via your website! PayPal handles checkout, but end-users can choose from any available payment method. The PayPal Button supports text in any language, works for Stripe and offline payments, and is mobile responsive on any device. Mak ... Read More

5 Ways Artificial Intelligence is Powering Ecommerce
Published on 2018-01-16 By David Kosmayer

The term Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been used historically as an attempt to describe human thinking as a symbolic system. However, AI as a field wasn’t really formed until the late 1950s, and while it has recently remained a fairly simple concept, AI is beginning to leave its mark across var ... Read More

Enhance Your Site with POWr Multi-Slider
Published on 2018-01-15 By Aimee Thompson

What is Multi-Slider? POWr Multi-Slider is an excellent tool for creating an eye-catching slideshow to shine a spotlight on your products, promotions, events and more. Easily add it anywhere on your site and use images, videos, banners and POWr-ful call-to-action buttons to boost engagement and inc ... Read More

Build a Sense of Community with POWr Comments
Published on 2018-01-08 By Aimee Thompson

What is Comments? POWr Comments is a user-friendly, easy to implement plugin that enables you to build customer confidence, engage new visitors and curate a strong sense of community. Display comments on your site, collect feedback, provide social proof, manage a discussion forum, and collect 5-sta ... Read More

POWr: 2017 Year in Review
Published on 2018-01-03 By Pilar Sterne

2017 was an exciting year for POWr: we launched 4 new plugins, released two major new integrations, and doubled our team's size. Most importantly, we continued improving the POWr plugin library by listening to you, our awesome users! Here are a few of the things that happened over 2017 and what you ... Read More

Boost SEO with POWr Gallery
Published on 2017-12-26 By Aimee Thompson

What is Gallery? POWr Gallery is the perfect tool for showcasing your products, making customers fall in love with your brand, and seamlessly increasing conversions across all devices. You can create customized product grids, user testimonial pages, and press galleries, the choice is yours! By addi ... Read More

Sell More This Holiday Season with our Updated PayPal Button & eCommerce Plugins!
Published on 2017-12-15 By Pilar Sterne

At POWr, our primary mission is to help small businesses grow. To help you make more sales this Holiday Season, we redesigned the checkout experience in our PayPal Button and eCommerce plugins. Why Checkout Optimizations Matter It's no secret that potential customers like to abandon the check ... Read More

What to sell online? A brief guide to get you started!
Published on 2017-12-12 By Mashood Hassan

Everyone wants to have their own business and with e-commerce it has become easy to create your own online store . But what to sell ? People often get stuck on this, as it has become extremely hard to find products/services to sell. Online sales generate billions of dollars across a variety of indus ... Read More

Reduce Support Questions with POWr FAQ
Published on 2017-12-11 By Hannah Hylton

What is FAQ? With the FAQ plugin you can improve customer service with a custom FAQ section. You can put it on any page and customize it with your own text, button text, colors and more. Why should I use FAQ? Engage visitors - Create an interactive experience for visitors by embedding custom ... Read More

5 Design Secrets to Help Build Your Website
Published on 2017-12-06 By Maggie Biroscak

Design Tricks the Pros Use on DIY Websites Make your website look like it was designed by a professional with these five tricks of the trade. Building your own website opens up a whole world of possibilities. Suddenly your website isn’t a black box any more. You can control what it says ... Read More

Create a Custom Online Store with POWr eCommerce
Published on 2017-12-04 By Emilie Murphy

What is eCommerce? It’s the easy way to build an ecommerce store to grow your business. Create a custom product gallery with colors, sizes and any other information that perfectly matches your site. You can sell physical items or digital products and accept payments via PayPal or Stripe in up to 25 ... Read More

Grow Your Business with POWr Popup
Published on 2017-11-27 By Emilie Murphy

What is Popup? With the Popup plugin you can increase your website conversions (that’s the number of people who take action on your site) with a custom popup window. You can put it on any page and customize it with your own text, button text, colors and more. Why should I use Popup? Be eye-cat ... Read More

Create a Sense of Urgency with POWr Countdown Timer
Published on 2017-11-20 By Emilie Murphy

What is Countdown Timer? Countdown Timer is the easy way to drive more clicks to your ‘Buy Now’ or call-to-action button by creating a sense of urgency. Use it to countdown to the beginning or end of sales, special promotions, store launch or other events. Why should I use Countdown Timer? Boo ... Read More

Get More Followers With Social Feed
Published on 2017-11-13 By Emilie Murphy

What is Social Feed? It’s the easy way of displaying your social media accounts on your website, so you can get more followers. Any time you post to social media the new post will also appear on your website, so you can automatically keep your content fresh and up-to-date. Why should I use Socia ... Read More

5 Mistakes First-Time Entrepreneurs Make and How to Avoid Them
Published on 2017-11-10 By David Kosmayer, Bookmark

Congratulations on taking that first big step of starting your own business! If you’re like most first-time entrepreneurs, learning everything you can about how to become a success is foremost in your mind. To succeed, however, takes more than just knowing the things you should do. It’s also kno ... Read More

5 Marketing Strategies to Drive Traffic to Your Website
Published on 2017-11-01 By Adam Tanguay

If you're one of the nearly three-fourths of U.S. small businesses that have a website, congratulations. Few marketing channels are more affordable or effective for acquiring new customers than a good website. How can you take advantage of your online presence? Try these five strategies: 1. Wri ... Read More

New POWr Plugin: Improve Your Bottom Line and Keep Customers Happy with Facebook Chat
Published on 2017-10-24 By Emilie Murphy

When it comes to business, keeping your customers happy is always a top priority. That counts for us too here at POWr. With the face of mobile interaction changing and moving away from voice towards text, consumers are adopting messaging services at an unprecedented pace. Therefore they also increa ... Read More

Successful Collaboration: Five Ways to Do More with Google Sites
Published on 2017-10-10 By Emilie Murphy

I can say from experience that managing a company Intranet, even just departmentally, is a minefield. The goal of effective collaboration is often hampered by duplicate content, ineffective tagging or file names, a search functionality that doesn’t return any results, no visual engagement, the list ... Read More

4 Strategies to Drive eCommerce Sales
Published on 2017-09-05 By Emilie Murphy

Today, with numerous different platforms available for building websites, it’s become increasingly easy to get your online business up and running. The question is how do you make your store stand out from the rest and drive more sales? You’ve found a platform that you find intuitive and you’ve ... Read More

Introducing the POWr Business Booster
Published on 2017-03-07 By Ben

For the past few months we've been working on something special at POWr. Since we started POWr, we've made it our mission to help small businesses grow online. We've become the web’s leading plugin library and helped over 8 million small businesses grow. But there’s still more work to be done. ... Read More

Combine Plugins with UX to Increase Conversions to Your E-Commerce Site
Published on 2017-02-21 By Tory Darling, Codal Inc

Since the dawn of eCommerce in the early 1990’s, companies have sought to attract and convert more customers with better websites. Today, eCommerce platforms have incorporated many of the best practices from the past 25 years, yielding an abundance of opportunities But in 2017, what’s trending i ... Read More

Living In A Material World
Published on 2016-09-16 By Mara Certic

There are dozens of site builders out there, and it can be hard to figure out the best one to use to create an online store. But if you’re looking for a sleek, beautiful and user-friendly ecommerce platform, look no further than the new kid on the block: Material. Currently in Open Beta, Material is ... Read More

Six Keys To New User Acquisition Success
Published on 2016-08-27 By David Wagoner, POLN

This guest post was written by David Wagoner. David is the co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer of Poln. Prior to Poln, David founded the web's first universal shopping cart that enabled online shoppers to make purchased between independent vendors with a single browser plugin. David has spend th ... Read More

The Wonderful World of POWr: Bringing Truck Enthusiasts Together in Iowa
Published on 2016-06-22 By Mara Certic

“Happy is the man who can make a living by his hobby” – Pygmalion, George Bernard Shaw. Over forty years ago, David Butler bought an old Dodge Power Wagon as a project to work on in his spare time. Today, his hobby has morphed into a successful family business and an annual event where people fr ... Read More

Be Eye-Catching: Five POWr Plugins To Help Attract Visitors
Published on 2016-06-15 By Mara Certic

"Tell me, I forget. Show me, I remember. Involve me, I understand.” – Chinese Proverb We’ve all heard the old adage that a picture’s worth a thousand words. But in the 24-hour Internet age, when every second is precious and our attention spans are shorter and shorter, the power of strong images a ... Read More

Shopify Your Life: The Basics, The Benefits and Some POWr Tips
Published on 2016-06-10 By Mara Certic

So you’re going to make a website, and maybe you want to try to sell something online. But which of the dozens of site builders are you going to choose? Well this month, we decided to take a look at Shopify, a giant in the eCommerce world, which is celebrating its 10th birthday this year. ... Read More

POWr Support: How To Find The Help You Need
Published on 2016-06-08 By Mara Certic

At POWr, we strive to make simple, hassle-free plugins that you can create and customize without ever having to look for extra assistance. But on the odd occasion that you need a little bit more help, we have a lot of resources that can answer your questions, give you a leg up, and maybe even inspir ... Read More

Now That's Good Form: The Ins and Outs of the Most Popular POWr Plugin
Published on 2016-06-03 By Mara Certic

We don’t play favorites at POWr, but the truth is there are some plugins that pack a little more of a punch than the others in our tool box. They all have their valuable role, but some of them are so versatile they act almost like a Swiss Army Plugin -- killing lots of birds with just one stone. One ... Read More

Stay Up-To-Date On All Our Updates
Published on 2016-06-01 By Mara Certic

We keep busy at POWr, constantly updating and improving our website and plugins to give you the easy, code-free, customizable products you need. We keep so busy that we make changes and upgrades every day – some of which may have passed you by if you’re not constantly refreshing your POWr homepage ... Read More

The Wonderful World of POWr: How Canadian Students Are Using Art to Make a Difference
Published on 2016-05-27 By Mara Certic

Dev Dutta was working in a research lab at the University of Alberta, studying breast cancer when he got involved in his first charity art show and auction. “Naturally, the idea of raising money for research that can positively impact those individuals afflicted with cancer while simultaneously show ... Read More

Showcase Your Content With POWr Media Gallery
Published on 2016-05-24 By Mara Certic

So you’ve started a website – you set up your mailing list, you added all of your contact information and you connected your social media accounts. But how are you going to show off your content? Studies show that approximately 65% of the population describe themselves as visual learners. How are yo ... Read More

How Do You Webydo? The Basics, The Benefits, and Some POWr Tips
Published on 2016-05-20 By Mara Certic

This month, we're looking at Webydo, a hugely popular cloud-based web design platform that has made quite a name for itself in the last four years. Like most site builders we work with, Webydo makes it easy to create a beautiful websites without handling any code. What sets Webydo apart is an intens ... Read More

Why an FAQ Page Is Crucial for Every Website
Published on 2016-05-18 By Mara Certic

For thousands of years, we have used question-and-answer formats to teach lessons, expand on concepts, and display important information. In the early 1980s, an administrator of a NASA mailing list coined the acronym FAQ, and now 30 years later, a huge majority of websites have a section or page ded ... Read More

Start Making Money in Five Minutes with POWr eCommerce
Published on 2016-05-13 By Mara Certic

Every 30 seconds, eCommerce generates $1.2 million in revenue. That's nearly $3.5 billion flowing through online retailers on any given day, roughly equivalent to the GDP of Sierra Leone. And all research indicates that eCommerce will continue to grow, with some estimating that eCommerce in the U.S. ... Read More

The Wonderful World of POWr: Making Magic in Vermont
Published on 2016-05-10 By Mara Certic

“We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.” ― J.K. Rowling On first view, the town of Shelburne, Vermont, seems like any other quiet New England hamlet. But each summer, something peculiar happens: young robe-clad wizards brandish ... Read More

Ignore The Naysayers: Why Sliders Still Belong On Your Website
Published on 2016-05-06 By Mara Certic

If you've spent any time reading up on the latest best practices for web design, you've probably found at least one article telling you to steer clear of sliding banners and images. Across the internet, critics and trend-followers are declaring that the slider’s days are done. But in spite of the b ... Read More

Optimizing your Online Real Estate with POWr Tabs
Published on 2016-05-03 By Mara Certic

“I broke things to get attention.” – Daniel Day Lewis We all have our different ways of capturing people’s attention. And when it comes to managing your website, it's particularly important that your visitors stick around a while. But this is not small feat. Studies tracking people's eye mov ... Read More

Why Wix? The Basics, Benefits and some POWr Tips
Published on 2016-04-29 By Mara Certic

This month, we’re taking a closer look at Wix – a visionary among drag-and-drop site builders. Founded just 10 years ago, Wix is now a leader in the cloud-based development world, with 80,000,000 users in 190 countries. Its popularity is well deserved. Wix has allowed millions of people t ... Read More

The Best Map Plugin for Your eCommerce Store
Published on 2016-04-26 By Mara Certic

The oldest surviving map of the world is incised on a clay tablet and dates back to at least the 5th century BC. Since then, cartographers have helped chart voyages, discover new lands, change the world, and helped millions of lost people find their way home. Adding a map to your website is a great ... Read More

The Wonderful World of POWr: Monkey Business in South Africa
Published on 2016-04-22 By Mara Certic

“If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit, for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man. All things are connected.” –Chief Seattle of the Suwamish Tribe, in a letter to President Franklin Pierce. It was 1989 when Dave du Toit had his first encounter ... Read More

6 Tips for Harnessing the Power of Social Media on Your Website
Published on 2016-04-19 By Mara Certic

Social media has become a key part of any marketing campaign. Pictures, videos, slogans, ads – any and all of these can easily be shared with a click of a button through any of the different social networks, and instantly shown to thousands of followers. But what a lot of businesses neglect is the l ... Read More

How POWr Comments Can Help You Build A Responsive Online Community
Published on 2016-04-15 By Mara Certic

“The Internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow.” – Bill Gates The most powerful tool the Internet brings to any small business is the ability to connect with an infinitely huge audience. As soon as your website goes live, people could theoretically be checking it o ... Read More

How POWr Plugins Can Help Spruce Up Your Restaurant's Website
Published on 2016-04-12 By Mara Certic

Not long ago, people relied on word-of-mouth, reviews, and guidebooks to find somewhere good to eat. Now, 62% of all restaurant-goers do research online before heading out to dinner, and 89% of all Internet users spend some of their time online looking up places to eat. Like any business, a resta ... Read More

How Conditional Logic Can Help You Build More Beautiful Forms
Published on 2016-04-08 By Mara Certic

We’ve been pretty busy over at POWr headquarters, trying to create new features for you, our beautiful users. One of the most exciting new premium features is the addition of conditional logic to our most popular and powerful plugin, POWr Form Builder. What is conditional logic, you ask. Well it ... Read More

7 Ways To Use POWr Plugins in the Classroom
Published on 2016-04-05 By Mara Certic

From abacus to blackboard to tablet, classrooms have been revolutionized by technology, changing the face of schools forever and providing new opportunities for learning. A 2013 Pew study found that 92% of teachers felt the internet had a “major impact” on their ability to access information an ... Read More

Introducing The Latest (and Possibly Greatest) POWr Plugin!
Published on 2016-04-01 By Mara Certic

We're a small team at POWr, but we're always hard at work trying to come up with new plugins that will help you make your website as beautiful as possible. It's been a while since we've launched anything new, but it is our distinct pleasure to unveil the newest plugin to join the POWr lineup: a hi ... Read More

Weebly Does It: The Basics, The Benefits and Some POWr Tips
Published on 2016-03-31 By Mara Certic

So you want to build a website – where to start? There are dozens of easy-to-use, attractive site builders out there, and they’re all good for different things. The Big Blog for Small Business will be taking a look at different platforms to show you how they work, what they do best, and how to incor ... Read More

Using Urgency To Drive Sales and Conversions
Published on 2016-03-25 By Mara Certic

''If it weren't for the last minute, nothing would ever get done.'' – Rita Mae Brown, American writer and activist. Let's face it: Time is always of the essence. So why is it that despite our best intentions, our better judgment, and the advice our mothers, we so often leave things undone unti ... Read More

Five Quick Ways to Make Your Nonprofit's Website Work For You
Published on 2016-03-10 By Mara Certic

It’s the year 2016, and businesses worldwide are coming to the realization that success hinges on an effective online presence. This is especially true for nonprofits, which rely on donations, volunteers and other forms of generosity to accomplish even the simplest tasks. Research over the past deca ... Read More

Nine Ways To Use Popups Without Driving Customers Insane
Published on 2016-03-09 By Mara Certic

Popups: Those little boxes that pop up when you visit a website, interrupting your train of thought and demanding your attention. We all hate them. But as irritating and distracting as they may be, popups can be effective little buggers. We've compiled a list of easy, powerful ways to use popups t ... Read More

The Big Blog for Small Online Business
Published on 2016-03-08 By Mara Certic

This is the very first post for POWr’s brand new blog, The Big Blog for Small Business. We’ll give you tips on increasing traffic to your website, and bring you stories from around the world.One of our users runs a monkey sanctuary and rehabilitation center in South Africa! What a job.We’ll share po ... Read More