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.
🚀 New in Flex docs: Implement user deletion
As a complement to the recently released user deletion endpoint, we've published a cookbook that guides you in implementing the delete feature in your FTW template. The cookbook features a server-side endpoint to check whether the user has incomplete transactions, and only allows deletion to proceed when all transactions are complete.
🚀 New feature: API support for deleting users
It's now possible to delete users via the Marketplace API, and not only via Console anymore. Using that feature, customizations to your front-end can give marketplace users the ability to delete their own accounts. Read the release announcement in Slack, and browse the documentation.
Enable/Disable Listing approval in Console - Reviewing all listings before they are visible has been a feature present in Flex for a long time, but required some technical work to be enabled. It's now possible to enable or disable it in just a couple of clicks, from Console.
Read the release announcement in Slack, the newsletter or browse the documentation.
Maintenance and bug fixes.
🚀 New feature: Query users by extended data
A new API feature that makes it easier to search and filter users based on extended data. Previously, it was not possible to search and filter this data through the API. For instance, to query all users with certain membership status, it was necessary to query all users and then do the filtering in an external backend, outside of Flex. With the updated /users/query endpoint to the Integration API, this can all happen within Flex.
All Flew Templates for Web (ftw-daily, ftw-hourly, ftw-product) have seen a new release. It brings mainly bug fixes and some library updates.
This update is available for all templates and you can find them from the Release page on each GitHub repository.
🚀 New feature: FTW-product, a template for product marketplaces
A new Flex Template for Web (FTW), FTW-product, is now available. It focuses on product marketplaces and uses the listing stock management feature. With this new template, it is now many times faster to start building a marketplace for selling products.
🚀 New feature: Support for listing stock management in the APIs
Flex now has support for listing stock management. With this new set of features, it is much easier to build a product selling marketplace on Flex.
🚀 New feature: Query listings by set of IDs
It is now possible to query listings by a given set of IDs (up to 100) in both the Marketplace API and Integration API. This makes it easier to build features like a whish list of favorite listings for a user, or any other feature where recording and querying a set of listings might be useful.
🚀 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.
Get started with our Zapier cookbook.
🚀 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
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.
🚀 New feature: New payment methods
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.
🚀 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.
And before that...
🚀 Flex has seen many new features and improvements added over time!
You can find the main ones added before March 2021 in this list of Flex newsletters.
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