What's new in Sharetribe Flex

Software updates, new features and improvements are part of your plan with Sharetribe Flex. Here is a list of the latest ones.

May 2021

πŸš€ New feature: Connect Flex to Zapier to automate tasks without coding or relying on developers.

Save time as an operator and offer new value to your users. Wouldn’t it be great if new users of your marketplace would automatically be added to a Mailchimp mailing list? Or, if providers could receive a text message whenever a booking is made for their listing? Or, if all new transactions automatically got added to a Google sheet?

You can now make these automations (and so much more!) a reality without having to code or rely on a developer. Sharetribe Flex now offers an integration to Zapier that lets you connect with over 3,000 web apps.

April 2021

πŸš€ New feature: Integrate any payment service provider
Sharetribe Flex offers a built-in payment system powered by Stripe Connect, but Stripe has its limitations. You can now integrate your Flex-powered marketplace with any third-party payment service provider.

This guide offers an overview of the steps required to complete such an integration and the things you should consider before and during the integration process

πŸ›  Improvements:

Flex APIs now use latest data for time zones when handling time-based availability plans. This fixes and issue where in some cases where a time zone had its information changed recently, Flex API would return incorrect time slots or be unable to create a booking for otherwise available time.

This update is already in place for all Flex APIs and does not require any changes in your Flex applications.

March 2021

πŸš€ New feature: New payment methods

Stripe, the default payment processor in Sharetribe Flex, supports many other payment methods besides credit cards. The latest Flex release makes many of these accessible in your Flex marketplace.

New Global payment methods:
- Apple Pay
- Google Pay
- Microsoft Pay

New local payment methods:
- Alipay (China)
- Bancontact (Belgium)
- EPS (Austria)
- Giropay (Germany)
- iDEAL (Netherlands)
- Przelewy24 (Poland)

Read more about the different payment methods in Flex.

πŸš€ New feature: Transaction events
Last month, the powerful concept of events was introduced to Flex. Today, we are releasing an update that extends the concept to transaction events. You can now build automations related to bookings, reviews, and transactions. Read more about events in Flex.

πŸ›  Improvements:

Minor updates to FTW templates:
- FTW-daily .v8.1.0
- FTW-hourly .v10.1.0

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