After several months of development, we are delighted to announce that Ahoy has been released. Ahoy is a WordPress plugin that allows you to show targeted messages to your website’s visitor based on specific conditions.
What is a targeted message?
A targeted message is a small popup that appears in the corner of your website (similar to a live chat widget).
It only appears when and where you want it to, allowing you to target users with specific messages at the ideal moment, helping you to engage, convert and keep customers.
Why should I use Ahoy on my website?
By showing messages to your users at just the right moment and place, you can influence their behaviour and encourage them to take a specific action.
This could be converting them into a paying customer, announcing a new product, gathering feedback, growing your mailing list, getting more social media follows, running a promotion and much more.
Ultimately, Ahoy has been built to help your business make more money.
Why we built Ahoy
We’ve both been running WordPress plugin businesses (Calum – Ultimate Member, Daniel – Popup Maker) for several years and during this time we’ve learnt about the challenges of running an e-commerce business.
We wanted a way to better communicate with existing and potential customers, rather than relying on email marketing or social media.
We also wanted to be more proactive with converting visitors into paying customers.
What makes Ahoy unique?
Ahoy is the only marketing messaging solution which is deeply integrated with WordPress and e-commerce plugins WooCommerce and Easy Digital Downloads.
If your website is built with WordPress this means that you can do a lot more with Ahoy than you can do with Drift, Intercom etc.
For example, want to show a message to only users with a certain role or want to show a message when someone has bought a particular WooCommerce product? This can only be done with Ahoy!
How much does Ahoy cost?
We have three different plans for Ahoy, depending on what features you need and how many websites you want to use Ahoy on. The basic plan is $120/year, the plus plan is $180/year and the pro plan is $240/year.
Compare this with Drift, Intercom etc which have prices starting at $600/year rising to thousands a year for targeted messages.