Capturely is a web-app that does one thing, and does it well. Rather than helping people make robust websites full of photos, graphics, and text, Capturely aims to provide a service to the people who aren’t quite there – namely, the web developers and small business owners whose websites are still under development. Capturely makes it easy to create simple, straightforward, and elegant “Coming Soon” pages that can capture users’ email addresses and interests before a site has even launched.
Let’s say you’re building a website to promote a new clothing store you’re opening downtown. The physical store may not be opening for another month, but you’ve probably already purchased the URL where your future business website will go. Instead of letting that URL sit unused while your web development team puts the finishing touches on your site, you can use Capturely to create a “Coming Soon” page that contains basic information about your store, such as any opening date details and a list of the brands you’ll carry. Even better, this “Coming Soon” page can be created in just a matter of minutes. Sign up for an account and type in some basic details about your future site, like the name, future URL, and a general description. More advanced users can also set up analytics to find out exactly who’s been visiting the “Coming Soon” page in advance of the site’s official launch. Capturely will save this visitor information and let you edit the CSS as much as you like.
One of the great things about Capturely is that it makes it easy to capture the email addresses of any visitors who’ve checked out your website before its official launch. Using this information, you can send out Beta invites and official notices when your website finally goes live. Every page view is precious for a fledgling company, and Capturely offers an easy way to gather information about potential customers and visitors before a website has even been created.
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