In December 2020 we announced Adstock 2.0. Since then, about four months have passed and we accomplished a lot. Nevertheless, we have to ask you for some patience. Most of the challenges have been mastered, but the tool is not yet complete. In this blog article, I want to share a quick update about our process and show you some teasers for our new features.
At the end of last year, the focus was still entirely on the design and the associated user-friendliness. We had the challenge to make the tool easier but also to provide much more freedom. Since more freedom is usually associated with more options, this was initially a contradiction.
The design was always guided by the motto “Don’t make me think” – users must be able to understand Adstock intuitively.
Even if we are very happy with the result, in the end, it is still the users who decide what they like and what we have to adapt again if necessary – for this reason, everything was developed with components that make a quick adaptation possible.
Since the beginning of 2021 we have been developing the front-end, all the pages you will see later as a user. Authentication processes, emails, and other things in the background have also been done.
Here are three things (out of many) you can look forward to:
1. New structure for creating offers
In the previous version of Adstock, the creation of offers is relatively static. The second version allows you to be much more flexible. We still provide a framework, but the influencer is completely free in setting it up.
Here are a few examples of what the new type has to offer:
- Instead of a pre-set duration of 3,6,12 or 24 hours, it is now up to the users which duration they assign to the service. Permanent options can also be offered.
- The type of services can be determined by the user alone. In addition to typical feed and story shoutouts, now Reels, IGTV, or entirely different services could be offered.
- Additional services for the main service can be offered and made bookable. This could be a facelift of the ads, a link in bio, a prior consultation… basically whatever that would work as upsell.
- It’s possible to create bundles with multiple services or services from different accounts.
And there is much more… Even though the process of setting up a salespage is still pretty easy. The new sales pages consist of a title, a description and main and additional options.
2. New Profile Overview
Do you own multiple accounts and want to offer services from them all to your clients? No problem – we optimized the overview for multiple accounts. The new structure gives more details for the client to choose the right offer but is still very clean and click efficient. The ability that you can share a text by yourself makes it much easier for you to build your own brand and to build a trustful relationship with your customers.
3. The dark mode
It provides elegance, looks restrained, and provides a different perspective. With the darkmode you can also use Adstock in an alternative variant. We love it & hope you will too! Besides personal preferences, the darkmode also brings other advantages. For example, there is much less glare when you work in dark environments and it has been shown that dark modes on OLED displays also save battery power.
3. It’s fast
Time is our most valuable resource. It’s all the more annoying when loading times keep eating up this resource. For this reason, we have made some changes in the background that ensure that processes at Adstock 2.0 are working instantaneously.
We’ll keep you up to date and are working to make Adstock 2.0 public as soon as possible.
Let us know what you think!
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