Announcements

New updates and improvements to Vepaar.

  1. address-list-02

    To make checkout faster and easier, now users can save addresses in their accounts and select any of them at checkout.

    While checking out, users can also add a new address if required.

    Guest users will be able to checkout out normally via filling out the address form.

    Following feature request is now shipped πŸš€

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    Address Management

    Allow customer to manage address in Store. Once address is added, User can select the same address on next order

    Kaushal Gajjar
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  2. sitemap-02

    A sitemap is a blueprint of your website that helps search engines find, crawl, and index all of your website’s content. Sitemaps also tell search engines which pages on your site are most important. Search engines like Google, Yahoo, and Bing use your sitemap to find different pages on your site.

    Vepaar now automatically creates a sitemap of your store with all the links to your products & categories. This will help search engines to crawl your data faster and drive traffic from search engines to your stores.

    You will find a sitemap URL under your Vepaar account. Once you have the store ready, you can copy the sitemap URL and submit it to Google by visiting this link.

    The following feature request is shipped now πŸš€

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    Sitemap for Google Search Console

    Sitemap to submit on Google Search Console

    Anonymous Cat
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  3. Activity in CRM

    New Feature
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    We aim to create a full-fledged CRM on the world's most popular messaging platform - WhatsApp.

    Thus we have added a most important and core feature to the CRM which is: Contact Activity

    Contact Activity is available in the dedicated tab in Chrome Extension when you select a contact. You can also check and create activities from Vepaar Web.

    Notes areΒ a great way to summarize your observations on customer and prospect interactions and outcomes. By saving notes as CRM data, a sales rep will always be able to keep track of how a sale is progressing.

    Currently, the Activity supports:

    • Notes: You can add multiple notes under contact and keep track of your conversation and summary.

    In future releases we will add:

    • Reminder: Set a reminder for following up with the customer.
    • Meeting: Create & schedule meetings with the customer.

    With this release, the following feature requests are marked as shipped:

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    Able to Add Multiple Notes in CRM

    Currently, we are just able to add note once then you are allow to update it only. We want that we are able to add multiple notes with specific date and time.

    Harsh V
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  4. digital-product-02

    Now you can sell digital products on Vepaar ✨

    Upload your files securely with Vepaar Digital Product and list them for selling on the store. The files can only be accessed by the customers who have paid for the product. You can sell almost anything with the Digital Product.

    Few examples:

    • E-Books
    • Video Tutorials
    • Digital Services
    • Online Consultation
    • Software & Licence Keys

    We hope this feature will help the creators build their ecosystem to generate revenue without hefty commissions.

    This release marks the following feature request as shipped 🚚

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    Digital Products

    Support for downloadable product similar to gumroad.com

    Kaushal Gajjar
    Shipped

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  5. receipt-sizes-02

    No matter how you're using Vepaar for your business. Either it is a Restaurant, a Fashion Store, or a Gadgets Shop. We have features that cover all of the use cases.

    Now you can print order receipts in different sizes at any time by visiting the order page.

    We support the following sizes of PDF:

    • A4: For ink-based printers
    • 80mm: For Thermal printers
    • 58mm: For Thermal printers

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    As a community-driven platform, we've shipped the following feature request:

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    Option for print invoice via Thermal Printer

    Give an option so we can print an invoice on Thermal Printer.

    Avraham L
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  6. midtrans-02

    Now accept store order payments via one of Indonesia's popular merchant services Midtrans.

    Midtrans supports the following payment modes:

    • Credit/debit cards
    • e-Money
    • Virtual accounts
    • Over the Counter
    • Direct Debit
    • Cardless Credit

    Midtrans integration is easy and quick. Contact our support if you need any help regarding integration.

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    Midtrans Payment Gateway (Indonesia)

    Indonesian Payment Gateway: https://midtrans.com

    Kaushal Gajjar
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  7. product-videos-02

    Now you can add videos to your product pages. You can embed videos from Youtube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, Facebook, or Wistia. You can include multiple videos in your product gallery.

    Product videos can help you to:

    1. Increase conversion and sales.
    2. Boost your page rank in search.
    3. Improve engagement and build trust.
    4. Eliminate consumer doubt & reduced returns.

    Adding videos to a product is quick and easy. You just copy the video URL from any of the supported platforms & paste it into Vepaar.

    This feature closes the following feature request:

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    Product Video Option

    Instead of Images, allow users to upload the video for different products. It can increase the conversions on the store.

    Kaushal Gajjar
    Shipped

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  8. CleanShot 2022-02-05 at 19.04.09@2x

    We have added some utilities to improve your experience on WhatsApp Web.

    Currently, there are 4 utilities:

    1. Hide Chat List Data

    This option will gray out all the chats details. It will hide the messages and profile pictures of users. This is helpful when you need to share a screenshot or share a screen with someone.

    2. Small Chat List

    Enabling this will reduce the size of the chat list by hiding users' names and recent messages. The chat list on the left pane will only show photos so you'll get more space to read and write messages.

    3. Hide Vepaar Top Bar

    This will hide the Top Bar which contains the contact filters.

    4. Hide Vepaar Bottom Bar

    This will hide the Bottom Bar with quick replies and poll buttons.

    Let us know your feedback by adding some reactions to this release πŸ”₯

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  9. CleanShot 2022-02-03 at 16.12.58

    This powerful feature on our Chrome Extension, will drastically improve your experience managing chats on WhatsApp.

    The following tab filters out the chats in the sidebar so you can prioritize your tasks accordingly.

    • All: All the chats are there!
    • Unread: Shows only unread chats
    • Followup: The last message is sent by you. You might need to follow up with these chats.
    • Respond: The chats you have not responded to.
    • Contacts: The chats with the contacts which are saved on your Phone.
    • Unknown: The chats with the contacts which are not saved on your Phone.
    • Groups: Shows groups only (so that you can leave easily πŸ˜‰)
    • Businesses: The contacts which are using WhatsApp Business App.
    • Enterprises: The chats are from the official WhatsApp API Numbers. These chats are generally from Bots.
    • Broadcasts: Shows broadcast lists only.

    CleanShot 2022-02-03 at 16.27.08

    The other major improvement is you can disable the extension temporarily if you wish without uninstalling it. This can help you when you want to switch between business and private communication.

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  10. Final 1.2

    There has been a major update from WhatsApp about how we can consume their APIs.

    Here is the recent update from them:

    "Starting February 1st, 2022, WhatsApp will switch from a notification-based pricing model to a conversation-based pricing model. Businesses will be charged per conversation which includes all messages delivered in a 24-hour session.

    https://developers.facebook.com/docs/whatsapp/pricing/conversationpricing

    In short, any incoming messages to the WhatsApp Business API numbers are also chargeable and that will greatly affect how you are using Vepaar.

    Until now, Vepaar's WhatsApp Business API was receiving & sending messages on behalf of you to provide FREE access to the following services.

    • Sending OTP on your customer's number and verifying them to log into your store.
    • Sending order receipts on customer's WhatsApp Number.
    • Allowing customers to place an order via WhatsApp on your store.
    • Collecting poll votes and sending them confirmations.

    All these were being handled by Vepaar's Official WhatsApp Number for FREE. The upcoming change from WhatsApp will not allow us to continue this service for free anymore.

    But that won't stop you from operating your business efficiently on Vepaar. Hence we are introducing a credit system so you can recharge your account and keep using all of the above services as-it-is.

    You will need to buy credits if you wish to:

    • Do user verification via OTP when your customer places an order.
    • Allow users to place an order via WhatsApp.
    • Allow users to login into their accounts and see past orders.
    • Send order receipt on WhatsApp.
    • Receive poll votes.

    If you don't have credits in your account, the above services will be stopped until credits are added to your account. Don't worry, your store will be functional and you will be able to take orders.

    Vepaar is still offering the same features at the same subscription pricing including FREE plans. Thank you for your continued support. We will keep improving this platform for everyone.

    In case you have any questions regarding this, feel free to ask questions in our Facebook Community.

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