Introducing the new Storbie User Interface (UI)

Since this year began, we have already added two exciting new tabs to the management area of your website, with a new Customer Focused tab (a precursor for customer login) and the new Bookings tab which is set to be added to specific sites in the coming months.

With the expanding features Storbie has on offer, the number of tabs required has increased. We thought it seemed as good of a time as any to make some extra room and give our User Interface (UI) a revamp! We have shifted the different tabs to be placed down the left-hand side, fitted certain things into new categories, and added some exciting new icons.

This update is rolling out in stages over the coming weeks, so be a step ahead and check out a detailed breakdown of the new interface below!


Dashboard – the home of your Storbie website

As Storbie website users, you should be familiar with the Storbie dashboard. The dashboard content has remained the same, highlighting orders and key shop information in a single-page-view.

Products – where you create, delete and manage your product listings

The products tab has remained the same, with the overview of all your Storbie products and the ability to filter the view and edit a product’s details.

Orders – used for viewing, cancelling and processing orders.

The orders tab has moved locations, but has the same process and information available.

Bookings – coming soon!

Our bookings feature is edging ever closer to piloting! This is an exciting addition to our platform that allows your customers to book appointments through your website. Set your availability for your different services/locations and watch the appointments flow in.

We are currently in the final stages of developing bookings are looking to run a limited pilot mid-May. When this feature is ready for release, it will only be available to specific Storbie subscription plans.

If you would like a tour of the new feature, check out our video demonstration here and let us know if you have any further questions.

Images – the home of your website’s visual elements

This is the tab where you can upload, delete, and manage your website’s images. This tab still has the same function as previously, and has only been rehomed.

Customers – currently in Beta and only available by request

This is a new feature we have added, which creates a customer centric tab on your website. Through this tab, you can view the customers that have placed an order (or multiple orders) through your website.

You can check their order history, order value and eMarketing preferences through this exciting new tab, and there are still more updates coming in future! We are planning to expand on this feature in the future and offer customer login functionality to our website!

If you would like to learn more about our new customers tab, click here! And reach out to support@storbie.com if you would like to be included in the pilot.

Markets – the home of the different marketplaces relevant to your website

Markets is a tab for managing the different marketplaces your website can connect to. With marketplaces, your website products are promoted on different marketplaces present on our platform.

Marketplaces are a tool we created to collectively display products from different Storbie websites. It is a great opportunity for you to display your online product selection in another location, and can be an extra driving force to bring customers to your website.

Simply request to join a market, and once accepted you can select the category you think is more relevant to your products.

Suppliers – only available to Pharmacy & Veterinary websites

Our Suppliers tab is where you can manage the different product suppliers available to you through our Supplier Network. For a Pharmacy or Vet, this is where you can review the different suppliers and their product information that we have available.

Once a product is connected, imagery, descriptions and additional informational are automatically pushed through to any product connections that are created.

Apps – the home of Storbie’s integrations and large features

Apps is the hub of your Storbie website. This is a list of our integrations, such as payment gateways, analytic tools, and additional Storbie features!

If you are wanting to know what other tools or features you can use on your website, look through the different applications on this page.

Settings – the core settings and information relating to your website

This is the section that has received the most change with this update. You still have access to the same information; it has just been reformatted into new tabs.

We have broken down the backend settings of your website into 6 different sections.

  • Design and content -where you can review the default visual settings for your website and apply key content information about your store.
  • Ecommerce – the basic information required to run an ecommerce website, such as shipping methods, payment gateways, financial details etc.
  • Forms – the newly rolled out feature that allows customers to fill out pre-set forms through your website that are sent directly to email addresses of your choosing. Forms work similarly to any Storbie page, wherein you add
  • Marketing – a hub for marketing tools on your website, such as promotional tools, analytics and social integrations.
  • Settings – the core of the basics you need to use to manage your website, such as website verifications, website administrators and the ability to invite new ones.
  • Account – this is where you can review your account’s information, your subscription invoices as well as the Storbie plan you have chosen.

We hope you are as excited as we are to see this update live on Storbie! If you have any questions or feedback, please feel free to contact us on support@storbie.com.

Making the most of Cyber Monday

Now that the weather is starting to heat up and Christmas is right around the corner it’s officially that time of year: the shopping season is upon us.  

While sales generally increase around this time of year, there are certain days that are particularly crucial for sales. If you’re selling online, then Cyber Monday is one that you should be paying attention to.  

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It’s not all about being liked

Social media can be a fickle beast. There seems to be a new so-called influencer on my feed every week with their particular hack that’s going to catapult my marketing to new, unfounded levels of success.  

They promise followers and engagement and likes flowing like a waterfall, if only you ‘follow these three simple steps.’ But then, when you try the tactics, strategies and principles they suggest, the results are never quite what was promised. Maybe an extra like here and there, maybe a few shares of your posts. But ultimately, likes of your Facebook page aren’t the same as dollars in the bank – so if it’s not getting people to buy things then what’s the point? 

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4 myths from the app vs. websites debate that you can forget about in 2020

When we think mobile, we often think of apps and with good reason – smartphone owners will collectively download around 205 billion apps this year alone. You may think that this means an app is the best way to get in front of your customers on mobile, but that’s not necessarily the case. There are a bunch of reasons that a mobile-friendly website may be a better option for you, especially if you’re planning on selling anything on your site.  

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Manual Order Creation has Landed at Storbie

Sell to customers who require customised product adjustments? Want an easy way to take payment online for quoted orders or custom products?

No matter the reason, if a customer needs to pay a unique price for a product or has requested a phone or Facebook messenger order for a set of products – prepopulate a cart for them, send them a link, they review the details and make payment. It’s easy and we’re excited to announce that this feature is available to preview in your Storbie website now!

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Show your support for our frontline healthcare professionals: #UnsungHeroesNZ

As we all navigate this uncertain time, we want to say thank you to all of you on the frontline, our unsung heroes.

Pharmacists, Doctors, Nurses and Healthcare Professionals and their teams are working tirelessly across New Zealand to make us safe. 

They are risking their own personal safety to meet our needs and are needing to adapt almost daily to respond to this rapidly developing situation.

We want to take a moment to say thank you and kia kaha.

Thank you for prioritising continuity of care in this uncertain time. Thank you for doing your best to juggle the safety of your teams, your families and for providing critical support on the front line. Thank you for caring for the people of New Zealand.

But we want to do more than just thank you. We want to show you our support. That’s why we’re asking all New Zealanders to write their own personal tribute to New Zealand’s healthcare professionals and tag them with #UnsungHeroesNZ. It’ll give them hope and let them know we care.

We can’t wait to see your photos, your stories and your support for those on the front line. It’s the least we can do for those keeping us safe. 

#UnsungHeroesNZ

Storbie Feature Update: New Product Gallery Features, Live Chat and Much More

Here at Storbie, we have been flat out with a bunch of exciting new features we’ve been working hard to get ready to release to you!

We have added functionality that makes it even easier for your customers to checkout and for you to have more certainty of a valid delivery address.

As well as that, we think you’re going to love the new page and product gallery layouts – think clean, modern and uniform product listings all with the click of a button.

Facebook Messenger Live Chat, Abandoned Orders and a Performance Insights Dashboard are all part of this update too.

Scroll on down to learn more and find out how you can preview these brand new features on your Storbie website!

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A 5-Step Beginners Guide to Assessing Your Pharmacy’s Digital Presence

You don’t have to be a tech whizz to be able to see how easily your business can be found online, you just need to be able to think like a customer of a pharmacy.

To complete this self-assessment, all you need to be thinking about is:

  • What are potential customers looking for online that my pharmacy could help them with?
  • What are existing customers looking for online that my pharmacy could help them with?

We’ll cover off the basics when it comes to search and finding your pharmacy. We’ll jump into your website and ask a few questions about that, we’ll dive into your social media pages and we’ll take a look at your online reputation too.

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Compliance Checking Your Pharmacy Products Online – When Was The Last Time You Did?

When changes are made that affect the promotion and sale of the products you have on the shelves of your physical pharmacy, it’s important that you remember to take the appropriate action for those same products on the digital shelves of your pharmacy website too.  

Whether in store, in print or online, you are responsible for your pharmacy’s product information wherever it is advertised and sold. Fortunately, with Storbie, it’s really easy to check your product list and this article shows you how. 

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Staying Connected to your Community Pharmacy Customer Between in Store Visits

We’ve talked in the past about how a website is the hub for your community pharmacy on the internet. But what does that actually mean and how is it any good to you if you can’t see the impact it’s having on your business?

In this article, we get to know a specific type of customer and then we use a realistic pharmacy interaction that shows you how you can harness your pharmacy’s online presence in store to help you add value, stay connected with your customer after they have walked out the door, and give them a reason to come back over and over again (rather than to the discounters down the road!).

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