POWr: 2017 Year in Review


Published: | Updated: | 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 can look forward to in 2018.

New Features We Launched

Stripe integration in eCommerce and PayPal Button

Taking secure payments through your website is now even easier. In addition to letting your customers pay with PayPal, you can now also take credit card payments directly through your website using Stripe.

Our Stripe integration allows you to sell digital products, subscriptions, and physical items. The integration is available in our eCommerce and PayPal Button plugins (Vote here if you'd like to also see it in POWr Form Builder).

Google Sheets integration in Form Builder

Our new Google Sheets integration allows you to send new submissions to a spreadsheet in real-time. With tools like Zapier and IFTT offering hundreds of Google Sheets integrations, there are no limits to the number of powerful automations you can set up using your form data.

Social Feed updates: more fresh content for your website

Our Social Feed can now display even more posts from your different social accounts. Connect up to 15 accounts and show up to 50 posts from each connected account. With the new sharing options, your website visitors can now also share your social posts on their accounts without leaving your site.

Free Stock Images in (almost) all POWr Plugins

Make your Popups and Galleries stunning, with just a couple of clicks. Thanks to integrated stock images from Unsplash, you can now search and select beautiful free images to add to your plugins.

4 Brand-New Plugins

Chat

Talk to your website visitors on Facebook Messenger in real-time by embedding POWr Chat on your site. No need to hook up any complicated customer service tools, talk to your users in a messaging app they already know and love.

Notification Bar

A simple and effective Notification Bar to collect newsletter signups, announce promos, or display EU cookie laws on your website.

Menu

Have a restaurant and want to showcase your chef’s latest creations and specials? Menu is a great way to display your menu in a visually striking way.

Job Board

Hire like a pro with our Job Board. Let potential candidates filter through departments, and link to a POWr form for a smooth and efficient application process.

The POWr Team, Bigger and Better Than Ever

After two years in a shared co-working space, we finally moved into our own office. Fancy rooftop and standard outrageous startup furniture and decoration included.

With a current headcount of 20 POWr Rangers, our team size has doubled since end of year last year.

Our Users, More Successful Than Ever

Equipped with powerful new features, a brand-new user dashboard, and more resources in our Help Center, our users have been growing their businesses more successfully than ever.

Erica Peterson of Moms Can: Code has been using Form Builder to build a community of moms who want to get together and learn how to code. She says, "Our website designer discovered POWr when we were looking for an easier way for moms to become official members on the website." The organization now has well over 100 members all over the country, and Erica is helping connect women and children to STEM everywhere in the world.

Erica is just one of thousands of small businesses using POWr to grow their business. Check out more user success stories, here.

A huge thank you to our users who have provided feedback, helped us build awesome new features (reCaptcha in Form Builder, etc.), had lunch with us (hit us up if you're in the San Francisco Bay Area and want a free lunch with the POWr Team!), stuck with us during technical issues, and shared stories with us.

What's Next?

The POWr team is working hard on releasing more awesome products in the new year. Some of the updates you can look forward to:

  • An integration with one of the world’s biggest automation tools.
  • POWr will come to more app marketplaces, including the Magento Marketplace.
  • Look out for a new look in several of our pages on our websites and plugins.
  • More speed and performance updates to our whole suite of plugins.
  • Extended support hours and live chat support
  • An email marketing tool to send mass-emails to your users.

Have feedback or suggestions for new features you’d like us build in the new year? We’d love to hear it! Contact our support team, or let us know in the comments.