In retail, you wouldn’t do a renovation of your store while customers are still walking around inside it, right? Yet lots of Ecommerce brands are making changes to their online store while customers are shopping on it, and sometimes those changes break their customers’ experiences and cost the merchant thousands of real dollars.
Whether it’s publishing a product with no image, a broken link on the homepage or in the navigation, or any one of a million different “oopsie” moments that you and I have both done to our stores at one point or another…
Any down time for a store can cost you big money.
Rewind Copy helps you instantly create a duplicate instance of your store that can be used as a testing environment, a development environment, or a staging environment.
Install the app on your live store, set up a second store on Shopify (Plus merchants can use one of their 10 expansion stores), you can do this through buying another instance of Shopify (starts at $29/month) or by signing up as a Shopify partner and creating a developer store.
Typically, you want your staging environment to mirror your live environment, so there’s a simple checkbox in their backend to automatically sync this in Rewind Copy.
From there any changes to the main site sync to the development site. You can test out new products, tools, pages, test out new apps like review tools, upsell tools, pop-up tools, live chat bubbles, personalization tools, etc. and make sure the apps aren’t slowing down your page speed load time. Then push the developer site to the live site whenever you are ready.
Sadly, Shopify does not create this sort of testing environment for you. They allow you to preview a theme but not preview really anything else with your store.
Developers, agencies, and your Ecommerce team are going to love this new store where they can test, tinker, break things, and generally “figure it out,” without the worry of ruining conversion rate or sinking the customer experience. Work faster, get changes and updates pushed live faster and with more confidence.
Also, this is huge for running Conversion Rate Optimization test changes to make sure they don’t break the site.
What’s a Rich Text element?
The rich text element allows you to create and format headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, images, and video all in one place instead of having to add and format them individually. Just double-click and easily create content.
Static and dynamic content editing
A rich text element can be used with static or dynamic content. For static content, just drop it into any page and begin editing. For dynamic content, add a rich text field to any collection and then connect a rich text element to that field in the settings panel. Voila!
How to customize formatting for each rich text
Headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, figures, images, and figure captions can all be styled after a class is added to the rich text element using the "When inside of" nested selector system.