I’ve worked at a big Silicon Valley tech company and I know lots of people who do. Those companies believe they know what everybody needs. They think they are smarter and more visionary. They like to quote Steve Jobs when he said “…sometimes people don’t know what they want until you show it to them.” Even if that were true, which I don’t necessarily agree with, people can certainly can tell you the problems they have that needs solving. That is why we at Fitli believe in you. We believe in listening to what you have to say. When you have pain, we feel it. When you feel frustrated, we feel it. To that end, we do our best to ensure that each release includes a heavy focus on improving things with the current product and THEN work on new features. Enjoy our new release and keep the feedback coming.
You may have noticed the new www.fitli.com site we launched a few weeks ago. It’s been upgraded to https for additional security and clients creating a new account will have no problem figuring out where to go. The clean and simple design is where we will be taking the rest of the site. Enjoy.
Sorting things out
With this release, the customer list will be sorted alphabetically from A to Z based on first name. Of course, search is still the best way to find a customer if you have a long list. Now, after you search for a customer, you can clear the name with a click and get back to the full list. Lastly, when you add a new customer, we automatically filter the list to that customer so you can make their first purchase without delay.
Location. Location. Location.
To be more accurate, we actually call it Facilities (even though Location is more appropriate). Some of you noticed that the “Facility” doesn’t show up on the various notification messages. Starting tomorrow, that will change. We will be posting an FAQ soon on this, to clarify what will show up where.
We feel terrible when we find out that one of you hit a snag… and doubly so when we realize it’s something we should have fixed. We have added clearer error messages in a few key spots. Hopefully, you won’t even notice. 🙂
Collecting the Digits
It’s always nice to have your customers phone number for more reasons than we care to list. But, when you don’t have it, you don’t have it. So, phone number is now optional when adding an new customer. And we aren’t going to force clients to add it up front when creating an account either. Always trying to balance between making things easy and providing more information. Simple won this battle.
Annual Billing Option
Many of you may still be on a Free Trial. Others are on a Monthly Billing Plan. We are introducing Annual pricing. Of course, you save money by going Annual. So, if you are pretty happy and expect to be with us a while, the Annual Plan may be a good option. See the Annual Pricing options at the Pricing Section of the website. Then, if interested, just send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you’d like to change.
Friendly Reminders / Chat Support
Lastly, you probably noticed that we have been testing out different ways to provide support. We have settled on a system and you will continue to see the little blue chat button at the bottom right of your screen. Go ahead and give it a try next time you have a question. You will also see nice little pointers and reminders on occasion. Let us know how it’s working out.