We're launching a simple yet powerful way for you to create an online store through Weebly today. You can read about it at TechCrunch and VentureBeat, but I wanted to take a minute here to introduce you to the new features.
When editing your site, there are now 4 new elements in the "Revenue" category: Product Block, Product Small, Product Regular and Product Large. The first time you drag one of these on, you will be prompted to associate your PayPal or Google Checkout account with Weebly, so you won't have to worry about that again.
Each style has a different way of organizing your product, so you can have full control over how it is displayed. Even better, mix and match styles to draw attention to certain products over others, include colors variations or other options, and add variety to your store.
Next, you simply upload a picture, add a title for the product, enter a description and (most importantly) enter a price. All of these aspects are fully customizable, so you can hide the picture or description, or change to any other format without dragging on another product.
You have all of the Weebly tools available to create your store. Build it out however you want with complete flexibility -- add featured products on the home page, create pages for categories or products, and feature videos, audio and photo galleries to show off your products in the best light.
Best of all, Weebly does not take a cut of your sales, and these features are included free in all Weebly accounts -- so you can get started selling easily and for free!
We've created a couple sample stores, with screenshots above, so you can see some of the power and flexibility of the system, but we're even more excited to see what you can create! We'll continue featuring existing sites, but will also start featuring new Weebly stores, so be sure to submit your site for consideration.
We're working hard to bring you the quickest, simplest and most powerful way for you to create your online presence, and we're excited to be able to offer the ability for you to sell products from within Weebly. Thanks again for your continued support!
UPDATE (7/8/09): International currency support has just been released and can be configured under the "Settings" tab of the editor.
Justin has been working on a new set of themes, and we've just released seven of them into the wild! (You can view a larger version by clicking on the preview).
We've also just released a new feature for Weebly Pro users: the ability to customize your favicon (that little icon that shows up in the address bar). You can now upload a favicon in the "Settings" tab in the Weebly editor!
Along with the new themes and features, we've pushed a set of bug fixes and speed improvements, so the Weebly editor should now be even faster!
Finally, we've set up a weeblystatus Jaiku page, where you can go to get updates and maintenance notification. You can even get an RSS feed of our status notifications.
We're working on some very exciting new features that we'll be releasing soon, so stay posted! Thanks again to all Weebly users for making great sites with Weebly -- we'll continue working hard to make Weebly better, faster and more powerful for you!