Since the outbreak last year, COVID-19 crisis continues to have an unprecedented impact on communities and the global economy. As retailers close their physical store locations and people stay home to social-distance, there has been an increase in online shopping and package deliveries.

While shipping carriers continue to operate as an essential service, there may be some changes that could temporarily impact the way merchants fulfill orders. To keep businesses moving during these uncertain times, we’re happy to announce the launch of a new free online store plan to help you sell online, manage orders and communicate with customers.

If your business is impacted by measures aimed at limiting the spread of COVID-19, then you might be considering making changes to your business or moving to an online store. You can take advantage of the free online store plan by setting up a free online store for your business.

The free forever online store plan comes with major features of our paid plans but with some limitations. See details below.

Custom Domain
Your free online store comes with a subdomain that looks like this examplestore.invotide.com. You won't be able to use a custom URL for your online store such as www.example.com unless you upgrade to paid monthly or yearly plan.

Single Online Store
When you signup for the free plan, you won't be able to use the multi-store feature as you will only be able to setup 1 online store for your business. You will need to upgrade to paid monthly or yearly plan to use the multi-store extension.

Corproate Email
The free plan doesn't include access to Invotide webmail service which enables you setup corporate email accounts for your business. You will need to upgrade your free plan to paid monthly or yearly plan to access the webmail service.

Bulk SMS
Invotide Bulk SMS service is not available to online store on the free plan, you will need to upgrade to the paid monthly or yearly plan to use Bulk SMS  addon service on your online store.

Priority Support
You won't get access to Invotide premium support when you are subscribed to the free plan. You will need to upgrade to the paid monthly or yearly plan to use premium support service.

Open the pricing page below for a detailed breakdown of Invotide plans and pricing.

https://www.invotide.com/pricing


How To Create Your Free Online Store
Now that you aware of the limitations, you can create your free online store by opening this link https://invotide.com/getstarted you will need to choose the "I Build It Myself" option and proceed to complete the sign up process as shown in the screenshot below.

 

Your free online store plan is subject to a yearly renewal at no charge. An invoice will be generated on a yearly basis to enable you renew your active free online store subscription. You can upgrade your free plan to paid monthly or yearly plan any time through your client account. To learn about how to upgrade to a paid plan, click the link below.

http://invotide.com/client/knowledgebase.php?action=displayarticle&id=344


Please note that the free online store plan is a limited time offer that will be available to users this year. We may extend this offer beyond 2021 but this will depend on future product roadmap. We would love to get your feedback, feel free to contact us by sending email to support@invotide.com or submit a support ticket.



Friday, January 8, 2021





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