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In this episode, we talk about some updates coming to the HubSpot platform.
HubSpot Product Blog
After announcing a variety of product updates at INBOUND 2019, HubSpot has finally pushed them live. Every INBOUND HubSpot usually announces a bunch of different things to get users and potential buyers excited about their marketing suite. So what has been rolled out so far? Here’s a list:
You can now collect electronic signatures on any quotes you send through HubSpot. This will be rolling our for Sales Hub Pro users and allows for 10 eSignatures per user per month.
2. Calculated Properties
Calculated properties help you seamlessly calculate things like discounts to customers or commissions for your sales team. This is now live for Sales Hub Pro, Service Hub Pro, and Marketing Hub Pro. You will be able to create 5 different calculated properties.
3. Buy-Now [In Beta]
If you are a Sale Hub Pro user and also have an integrated Stripe account, you can create buy-now links. These links are connected to your product library and can be shared by email or as a CTA. Request access to the Buy-Now beta.
HubSpot Product Blog
Are you using Marketing Hub Starter? Well, you just got access to landing pages! Woohoo! But seriously, this is a huge win for anyone using the HubSpot Starter suite. Not only do you get landing page access, but it also comes with the drag and drop editor. Here are some more awesome features you get with HubSpot Starter:
- Landing Pages
- Form Follow-Up Emails
- Live Chat
HubSpot Starter is a great place to start and hit the ground running with your marketing efforts. Once you have utilized all aspects of the Starter suite, you can just to the next investment level and get even more features. If you haven’t set up your HubSpot Starter Portal, you can do so here.
App of the Week: Ripl
Ripl makes it easy to create “eye-catching” social media videos. They offer a free and paid version of this app and each level offers great value. On the free version, you can create up to 30-second videos, add music, and share with all of your social networks. Here are some of the other awesome features:
- Easy Video Creation
- Design Templates
- Personalized Recommendations
- One-Click Sharing
If you’re looking for an easy way to grab your audience’s attention, get more brand recognition, or just make cool social content, Ripl is a great tool to help you with all of that.
The Lightning Round: What We’re Reading This Week
In this section, we quickly run through some other updates that we didn’t have enough time to deep-dive on, but we still felt were noteworthy.
- Facebook introduces new company brand
- HubSpot and Canva Team Up to Bring Beautiful Marketing to Businesses Everywhere
- Pinterest Launches a Refresh of Its Mobile App
- Bing Announces Link Penalties
- 5 Tips and Trends From The Google Webmaster Conference
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