Post purchase follow ups, test mode, and more

The Jilt team took some time to rest and recharge over the holidays, and now we’re back and pushing full steam ahead to make Jilt even more useful for you in 2018. First out of the gate, we have a bunch of big additions to the app this week, including post purchase follow ups, test mode, and an enhanced abandoned orders view. We’ve been teasing the idea that Jilt would begin doing more than recover […]

Jilt’s big year: 2017 in review

It was a big year for Jilt, from awesome new features to whole new look, we spent 2017 making Jilt better than ever. Along the way we helped thousands of shops recover over $5,000,000 in revenue. As we head in 2018, we’re excited by what the future holds for Jilt and we have big plans for awesome new features that will help you supercharge your ecommerce store, make more money, and delight your customers. Before […]

Account management improvements and prepayment options

Before the Jilt team takes some time over the holidays for a bit of R&R, we made a couple account management updates this week. Read on for full details and we’ll see you in 2018 with many more exciting updates and new features planned. Happy holidays! Account usage estimates When we moved to usage-based billing, Jilt started to send emails with estimated usage for the month, so you’d know what to expect on your bill. […]

New email editor, Jilt Rewards, and more

The holiday shopping season is in full swing, and your busy time is our busy time. Over Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Jilt sent over 120,000 emails that helped stores recover almost half a million dollars! It was intense, but this update isn’t just about telling you how hard our servers worked over BFCM. In addition to helping shops rescue thousands of dollars, we’ve also made some big changes to Jilt that we’re pretty excited […]

New branding, new pricing, and tons of improvements

Same Jilt, Fresh Look

AKA, the update in which we have a massive list of new stuff bigsmile We’re hard at work making improvements to Jilt every day, from minor enhancements to major new features, so we have a lot to share in this month’s update. And by this month, I mean really the last 2 months. Hey, we’ve been busy! Here are some of the things we’ve rolled out since our last update. TL;DR: we’ve got a new […]

Now send emails from your own domain, and other improvements

Since our last update, we’ve been working away on a variety of features and improvements, including the ability to send emails from your own domain, and some improvements to the Shopify onboarding experience. Read on for details on all the latest updates to be added to Jilt. New Features Send Emails From Your Own Domain You can now securely send campaign emails from your own domain rather than Jilt’s default @jiltmail.com. Enabling this provides a […]

Postgres: Column Change Migrations with Zero Downtime In Rails

Since online shoppers are known to abandon carts at all hours of the day, we do our best to make sure Jilt is up and running 24/7. However, every developer knows altering a large database without any downtime can get pretty tricky. A few weeks ago, we had several columns that needed to be changed from an int to a bigint. At first glance, this seemed like a straight forward change, we could use the […]

Why Responsive Emails Matter for Cart Recovery

Mobile phones have become ubiquitous for consumers checking emails and doing online shopping. With a majority of people owning smartphones – 77% of Americans own a smartphone, up from 35% in 2011 – creating mobile-friendly online experiences is imperative for eCommerce store owners. This includes communicating with customers using responsive emails. First, so we’re all on the same page, let’s define what responsive means. Responsive means that the same content and elements – whether it’s […]

How Barn2 Media Recovered $3,000 in Lost Sales with Jilt

For Katie Keith, cofounder of Barn2 Media, finding Jilt was like finding free money. As one of the UK’s leading WordPress and WooCommerce developers, Katie, who runs Barn2 with her husband Andy, was familiar with the challenges faced by eCommerce companies. But it wasn’t until they started selling their own premium WordPress plugins in March 2016 that they began to experience those issues firsthand. “After designing WooCommerce websites for clients for years, I was already […]

Dynamic discounts for Shopify, Intercom everywhere

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Dynamic discounts for Shopify Thanks to Shopify opening up their formerly Plus-only “Discounts” API, Jilt now fully supports dynamic discounts for Shopify merchants. With this feature you can setup a discount that: provides free shipping, a percentage off, or a fixed amount off an order and optionally expires after a certain amount of time, and/or has a minimum price requirement.