Release Date: 26th February 2020
This release symbolizes a major milestone for Maropost and includes many user experiences and interface changes, along with our ongoing new features and improvements. In this release, we launched the first phase of interface transformation that consists of both new and enhanced features. As part of our ongoing innovation, we introduced the pre-Send Calculation feature for fixings possible delays in delivering campaigns with lots of segments and suppressions. We also updated limits and restrictions in some other features along with other minor changes. For details, read on!
We redesigned the dashboard to help monitor, learn, and strategize from your data metrics. The widgets were designed to provide at-a-glance information that is relevant to your success. The filtering options and visual representation of analytical data are carefully implemented to benefit you the most. You get better control over your dashboard when you personalize it by adding, removing, and moving the widgets.
To learn more, see Dashboard Walkthrough.
We replaced the outdated menus in favour of robust navigation. The slide navigation is located on the left side of your application and allows easy access to all the features and tasks. The reevaluation of feature categories led to some reshuffling of features within various categories but we are confident that you will find the changes more convenient over time.
To learn more, see Introduced a New Navigation System.
We streamlined the process to create and manage the email campaigns. The index page for campaigns was improved both in terms of appearance and usability. We combined the call to action to create an Email Campaign and an A/B campaign into one button. While the flow for A/B campaign creation remains the same for now, the flow for email campaign creation is redesigned to make your experience smoother and easier. The process for creating an email campaign can be logically divided into four steps which reflect in our new design.
We modernized the Contact Overview page that gives you a consolidated view of all the information and insights for a single contact at a glance. You can use it to understand a contact's engagement with your emails, products, and services. On this page, you can also edit the contact details and manage the contact in various lists.
To learn more, see View a Contact Overview.
We spruced up the notification interfaces (that is, notification panel and the Notifications page) to enhance their look-and-feel and your interaction with them. With a bigger and clearer view, you can now manage the notifications easily. View your notifications clearly, quickly mark the notifications as read, download the report, and navigate to and from the Notifications page.
To learn more, see Improved Notifications Panel.
We modernized the folder panel to improve your experience in viewing, creating, and managing folders.
The Pre-Send Calculation feature starts calculating the audience for a campaign three hours prior to sending the campaign. Provided as a simple toggle button, the feature is intended to help you avoid any possible delays in campaign delivery. You can use this feature only if you are scheduling a campaign for a later time that is at least three hours away. To know more, see Creating Email Campaigns.
In the email campaign creation flow, you can find the toggle button in step 4 - Schedule.
In the A/B campaign creation flow, you can find the toggle button in step 2 - Group Selection.
Enhancements and Changes
Facebook Custom Audience
The restriction limiting the Facebook custom audience is now lifted. You can view and use an unlimited Facebook custom audience in your journey actions. To learn more about journey actions, see Journey Actions.
When a segment refresh in progress, the Refresh icon now turns into a work-in-progress icon. So, if you move away from the page and come back, you will know if the refresh is still in progress or complete. In case of the refreshing fails, the Refresh icon is shown in red with the failed message and you will have the option of trying again.
In order to avoid processing delays, we introduced a size limit for import files. You can now import a file only up to 128 MB size. The file upload limit is implemented across the application and is applicable for the following features:
- Import List
- Import Secure Emails
- Do not mail list
- Brand Do not mail list
- Import Coupon Codes
- Import Table Records