w50/2020 New clipspool, flags view, blurred collections

  • Our aggreation of all Shopmaker shops www.clipspool.com got a complete redesign. Go check it out!
  • We added a new flags view. From there you can change flags of collections, e.g. if the preview is blurred quite quickly.
  • You may now blur single collections so customers have to purchase to support you. Just select “Blur this collections’ preview” when adding or editing a collection.
  • You may now render links to previews in popups. As always you can change this behaviour in the settings of your shop.
  • We added more choices if your shop will show a preview video of your collections. You may now also select two or three months.
  • You may now enable payment plans again, that you disabled earlier. Before that you needed yo re-create them.
  • You may now decide if you show the names of payment plans to your customers. Otherwise the name is for your internal use only.
  • If you show a “Coming next”-area, we’ll also show a blurred preview video now. You may enable this area in the settings of your shop.
  • We now send you an email notification once a payment is on the way to you.

The new clipspool!
The new clipspool!

In case you missed (w41/2020)

  • Finally crypto currencies are back. Your clients can now shop using Bitcoins, Etherium, Stellar and many more.
  • It’s now possible to highlight sites in the menu.
  • Your clients may now donate at your site. You now have a link in the footer of your shop, so clients can show their support to you. Special prices appy, check them out in the settings of your shop.
  • You may re-activate payment plans after you set them to “passive” earlier.
  • You can now hide announcements from non subscribers. Only paying members will see them.
  • We added a button so you may now select preview images of your updates automatically in the interface.

In case you missed (w33/2020)

  • We added the top Google Analytics referrers to your site to the dashboard
  • You can now choose to show the teasers of the first update page or the first two update pages instead of all/none or the last 2/4 weeks. This is quite useful for shops that are not updated frequently.
  • You can now add individual collection-based discounts, which means you can temporarily reduce the price of a collection.
Add discount to collection

In case you missed (w23/2020)

  • You can now select a time when your updates should be published. You can even select a default publishing time of new updates. Before this your updates would always be published at midnight.
  • You can now chose whether the preview images should be recreated after adding or removing media from a collection.
  • Preview images you upload on your own are now preferred when creating the preview images for a collection.
“published at” with time

In case you missed (w22/2020)

  • It is now possible to add subtitles to your videos. Whenever we find embedded subtitles in your videos we’ll extract and offer them to your clients.
  • You may now hide pages from the menu.
  • We enabled Ecommerce tracking via Google Analytics.
  • You can now present site teasers as your homepage.
  • You can now enable extra youth protection at your shop. All images will be blurred if the client is not logged in.
  • The slider in our advanced template has been optimized for mobile usage.
  • You can now select a primary locale. We’ll prioritize this locale when creating URLs.
  • We made huge steps making the site faster by lazy loading images.
The new subtitles menu in our webplayer
The new subtitles menu in our webplayer

In case you missed (w13/2020)

  • We added a countdown to the next update at the “coming next” page.
  • We’ll now auto rotate imagesets you upload.
  • We made the menu sticky in our traditional template.
  • We implemented events on Google Analytics, so downloads are tracked
  • We implemented discounts, so you can lower the price of your updates for special events (Eastern, Black Friday, etc…)

In case you missed (w01/2020)

  • We added a todo list for you to gain more sales in your dashboard. We’ll add more items in the future. In general the dashboard got a remake.
  • We added the possibilty to add complete files as teasers.
  • We raised the time allowed for teaser videos.
  • When creating/editing an update the publishing date is a calendar now instead of select fields.
  • In cooperation with our partner copyright-police.com we implemented the possibility to send DMCA Takedown Notices right from your merchant interface.

In case you missed (w49/2019)

  • We’ve been busy revamping the merchant interface in the last couple of weeks. But now it’s complete and better, faster and more intuitive than before.
  • We now have the possibility to play teasers when hovering with the mouse. Since this means preloading a lot of movies it’s only enabled on desktop browsers (and not on mobile devices). Take a look at Amateur Bondage to get the idea. You’ll also notice the teasers are collages of one second snippets.
  • The video player has been pimped. We now remember the last resolution (1080p, 720p, etc…) and the volume level the client selected.
  • Contact form spamming is a big deal these days. We implemented guards to detect and block spammers.
  • We downsized all teaser videos, so the clients have the possibility to view smaller teasers. Previously all teasers were only available in the format the merchant uploaded, e.g. when a 4k video has been uploaded previously only a 4k teaser video was available. Now we create 4k, 1080p, 720p and 480p videos.
  • Vouchers have been deployed to all shops. Now you can accept payments via cash or any form from a client. After receiving the money create a voucher code for this client so he can ‘buy’ this payment plan without paying for it (again). We’ll bill you our part of the revenue share plus VAT.
  • The country of the client is now added to all purchase notifications.

In case you missed (w41/2019)

  • You can now hide models and pages from non subscribers. Using this technique you can set up bonus memberships for your other sites at Shopmaker.
    1. Create a cheap payment plan at site A, usable with promotion code only.
    2. Create a page at site B, linking the promotion code payment plan from site A. Hide this page from non subscribers
    3. As soon as a client subscribes to site B, the page is visible for him and he may subscribe to site B for a cheaper price.
  • You now have a statistic of cancellation reasons for your clients at your sales statistics.
  • For merchants using the gamma template: You can now add an adult confirmation dialog to your site that is shown to clients prior entering the site. See an example here.
  • As we announced earlier we’ll shut down the matomo server soon, so please get a Google Analytics ID soon and enter that to your shops preferences to get advanced statistics.

Shopmaker is making the move to Google Analytics!

In continued efforts to improve the platform for our clients, Shopmaker is making the move to Google Analytics. Google is a leader in traffic tracking and we could not be more excited about the change. Google Analytics allows far more in-depth analysis, which helps you understand your customers more and also helps us better serve you with higher converting designs, join forms, and much more!

We are also to going to offer the ability to use your own Google Analytics tracking code on your Shopmaker site, just insert your Google Analytics code here at your merchant interface to get started.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us.