Dyspatch Release Notes
May 3, 2022
Introducing the EasyPost App — Add Live Parcel Tracking to Your Emails!
For the first time ever, Dyspatch’s new EasyPost app brings live parcel tracking into email! With this app, you can ensure emails display up-to-date tracking information, pulled the moment a recipient opens your message.
That means, you can send one confirmation email — tracking info included — instead of multiple order updates. It also means your customers can get the information they need at a glance, right in an email. No need to copy paste a code or remember a password.
Apr 20, 2022
DML 101: Building Blocks With Dyspatch
Onboarding a new team member to Dyspatch? Just getting started yourself? We've put together a guide to building blocks with the Dyspatch Markup Language (DML), our proprietary email HTML framework.
DML is a simplified, guaranteed responsive version of HTML that allows teams to build emails faster, without worrying about complicated code or templates breaking. By leveraging DML to build blocks in Dyspatch, you can design a modular email system that's versatile, reusable, and portable.
Apr 20, 2022
Save time by styling buttons at the theme level
No need to double up on button blocks anymore! Now, you can set the styling for your buttons at the theme level. That means, you can have generic button blocks with little to no styling, add them to various themes, and they'll inherit the styling you specify.
Build blocks faster without worrying about pulling in the right button for each of your themes and streamline your modular system.
Apr 7, 2022
Introducing NPS in Email, our New Interactive NPS Survey App
With our new NPS in Email app, you can empower recipients to respond to an NPS survey, directly in an email.
By nature, NPS surveys are quick and easy to complete. Our NPS in Email app amplifies this strength and removes every barrier to getting a response — like slow load times and on-page distractions — except for one click!
Apr 4, 2022
Introducing the SimplyBook.me App, a New Interactive Calendar Booking Experience
As part of Dyspatch’s ever-growing library of interactive Apps in Email, we’re thrilled to share a revolutionary new way to manage calendar bookings, all from the inbox. With Dyspatch's new SimplyBook.me app, you can empower customers and prospects to schedule appointments directly from an email.
By reducing the friction inherent in the traditional booking workflow — which requires users to navigate from their inbox to the browser and back — you’ll provide a seamless email experience, and ultimately, increase bookings.
Mar 29, 2022
Introducing Poll in Email, our New Interactive Poll App
With Dyspatch’s new Poll in Email app, you can add live questionnaires to your templates and serve engaging, interactive inbox experiences — all with little to no engineering effort required.
Instead of opening a browser tab and waiting for it to load, subscribers can respond to a poll, right from an email. In addition to being just plain fun, these types of in-email surveys have been shown to increase response rates by as much as 257%!
Mar 28, 2022
Sync email templates to Salesforce Marketing Cloud, Now in Dyspatch
Big news! Dyspatch now supports a direct integration with Salesforce Marketing Cloud (SFMC). With this click and connect integration, teams can sync Dyspatch email templates to their SFMC account with ease.
Mar 24, 2022
Get more flexibility and move faster with the Dyspatch Markup Language (DML)
Exciting news: We’ve made DML even more powerful for developers. Here’s how:
Dys-row background colors
Looking to change the color of only certain elements within your blocks, so you can better highlight your messaging? Now you can change dys-row colors directly in the visual editor! This gives you much more flexibility when it comes to template styling, reducing the need to create additional themes or blocks too. Plus, you’ll never have to worry about going off-brand, since the color palette is determined in the theme editor.
Dys-style in blocks
Fine-tuning your templates with custom styling has never been easier, now that you can add dys-style tags directly in your blocks. Rather than having to apply changes at the theme level, this update lets you hone in on only the blocks you want to customize with CSS, saving you time and making for much tidier templates in the future.
Does your brand have strict rules for letter spacing (i.e. tracking) that you want to keep consistent — even for buttons? No problem. With this latest update, you can change the letter spacing in dys-buttons, and ensure every email matches your branding guidelines to a T. Consistency is key, after all.
Easily change a block’s theme
Want to quickly add or remove a block from a theme? We hear you. Now you can skip the extra clicks it takes to get to the theme editor, and assign a block directly to a theme while you’re working on it. This update helps you get the technical side of things out of the way, so you can start designing faster.
Mar 14, 2022
Sync email templates to HubSpot, now in Dyspatch
Synergistic news! Dyspatch now supports a direct integration with HubSpot. With this click and connect integration, it’s easier than ever for Dyspatch users to sync their email templates to HubSpot in a matter of seconds.
Feb 16, 2022
Get more design flexibility and control with editable style elements
Looking to make minor design changes to your template elements, without building new blocks or implementing custom code?
With our latest update, you can define the customizability of each element inside your blocks through editable styles attributes. This improves the reusability of your blocks — since you can easily make changes to the text, color, and buttons as you go — while setting guardrails for elements that shouldn’t be altered.
To get started, you'll first need to define which elements you’d like to make customizable via editable, editable-fields, and editable-styles attributes. Once you've made these updates, you’ll be able to enjoy more design control, so you can make changes more efficiently than ever.
Jan 6, 2022
Easily deliver targeted email content for desktop and mobile
Want to adjust what shows up in your emails, depending on the size of your subscriber’s screen?
With our latest update, you can easily target desktop or mobile resolutions. Simply use dys-mobile or dys-desktop to indicate how your content blocks should display on different devices.
No need to use unreliable media queries or write a lot of complicated code. This addition to the Dyspatch Markup Language (DML) simplifies a common use case and gives you greater control over how your blocks will display — so you can deliver an exceptional experience, on every device.
Oct 15, 2021
Sync email templates to Iterable, now in Dyspatch
Exciting news! Dyspatch now supports a direct integration with Iterable. This click and connect integration allows Dyspatch users to sync their published email templates to Iterable in just a few seconds.
Sept 9, 2021
Add responsive dividers to your email templates with ease
Need to add a divider to an email template? Now, you can easily insert responsive dividers that work across all email clients in Dyspatch.
With the Dyspatch Markup Language (DML), we’ve condensed the HTML for a divider into a simple, clean code snippet: dys-divider.
Just add dys-divider to your templates to save time, while effectively implementing new designs. No need to jump down to dys-html to implement a responsive divider. The dys-divider abstraction is ready to go, and as always, responsive by default.
Sept 9, 2021
Align your text with a quick click
Aligning your text in Dyspatch just got easier. Now, you can use the rich text editor (RTE) to choose your preferred text alignment.
Select from left, right, centered, or justified, and make sure your paragraph aligns perfectly in any template. With a quick click, you can try out different text alignments to see what works best — no dev help required. Build better looking text blocks faster, and get to market faster too.
Sept 9, 2021
We’ve updated our API limits to better serve all teams
Depending on how you use Dyspatch, you may need access to more API calls a month.
If you leverage our platform for transactional emails or localize templates, this may be true for you. With this in mind, we’ve increased the limit of API calls for our Starter and Team plans. Our goal is to serve all teams, to the best of our ability, and we hope this update helps!
April 14, 2021
Simplify your content localization process with Block Localization support
With our latest update, managing localized content in Dyspatch is now even easier. Previously, content had to be updated on each individual template. Now, simply add content and localizations at the block level and share that content across all of your email templates, saving you valuable time and resources on translating the same content multiple times. When used in conjunction with bulk apply, you can now manage and update the content across all of your templates at once.
Block localizations also work in conjunction with pinned content, ensuring that your email templates are always up to date and ready to send.
Learn more about our Localizations support here:
April 8, 2021
Sync email templates to SendGrid, now in Dyspatch
We’re excited to announce that Dyspatch’s built-in integrations have expanded to include support for SendGrid. With this real-time integration, importing your published Dyspatch email templates to SendGrid is just a couple of clicks away.
Mar 19, 2021
Sync email templates to Braze, now in Dyspatch
Importing your published Dyspatch email templates to Braze just got easier. With our new Braze integration, templates (including localized versions) will sync email directly from the Dyspatch app into your Braze CRM for sending with one click.
Our intuitive drag-and-drop email builder empowers your email team to quickly build beautiful and responsive email templates in one centralized hub, making email template production efficient, collaborative, and scalable. Build interactive, on-brand emails with the Dyspatch email builder. Approved email templates seamlessly sync to Braze for segmentation, targeting, and Braze's renowned analytics reporting.
What's more, variable fields in Braze are also available in Dyspatch and will seamlessly sync to the Braze platform as part of your template. This integration also powers a faster localizations workflow. By localizing your templates using our time saving localizations workflow and bulk exporting them to Braze, scaling your internationalizations strategy has never been easier.
This update also introduces Liquid templating language support to Dyspatch, allowing you to also convert your dyspatch email templates and download the Liquid templating language compliant HTML in a zip file using our export feature.
Mar 5, 2021
Send preview emails to your collaborators
We’ve updated our testing and preview workflow to ensure you can send a preview of your templates to stakeholders. Save time collaborating on emails by sending a test version of your templates directly to a stakeholder’s inbox.
In addition to sending a test preview to your personal email inbox, it’s now also possible to send a preview of the email to anyone in your organization. Learn more about testing and preview here.
Feb 26, 2021
🎉 We have emojis 🎉
We have added the ability to easily include emojis into your email copy when working in the Visual Editor. Look for the smiley face icon when you are editing titles or paragraphs; search and select an emoji, or use helpful :shortcodes: to quickly add your favourite emojis into your copy.
August 5, 2020
Image Libraries Now in Dyspatch
Dyspatch users can now conveniently upload libraries of securely hosted, pre-approved, on-brand images and GIFs, which teams can use to build media rich interactive emails in the Dyspatch email builder.
If you’re syncing emails to multiple ESPs, all email assets are stored where everyone expects to find them: the email production platform, instead of across various other tools.
June 24, 2020
A new way to preview your template before publishing
The view toggle is an easy way to see what your email will look like on Desktop vs Mobile, and it even previews the plain text version. Simply click on one of the icons in the toggle to switch the view.
Dyspatch also provides Litmus device previews, but the view toggle will save you time in email production before you get to the Litmus previews stage.
April 27, 2020
Annotated comments help get your templates to customers faster
Leaving a comment directly on any element, section, or feature of a template reduces back-and-forth communication during the template’s creation, and makes the approval process a cinch.
Now, you can peg your comment directly on a CTA button to suggest new copy, below a hero image to assign a new placement for it, or on any of the template’s modules.
Feb 26, 2020
Quickly revert to the last safe version of a template
With the rollback feature, you always have a safe version to revert back to if changes were made that you no longer want to keep. This is a great feature because it saves teams from having to manually change things back, which takes time.
Rollback also exists because even with a granular approval process like we have in Dyspatch, sometimes mistakes happen. In the rare case where a mistake gets published in an email template, you can revert back to a safe draft with a couple of clicks, reducing the number of customers who may see the broken version. This helps you recover from mistakes like broken links, typos, or worse. (It’s the kind of feature we use rarely, granted, but when we need it...we really need it!)
Learn more in our docs
January 15, 2020
Dyspatch launches Locale Groups to save you time and money in translations
Locale groups help you save money on your translations by letting you apply a translation (PO file) to multiple locales. So, let’s say you want to use a single French translation for France, Belgium, and Canada, you can create a group with those locales and apply the same, common translation to this.
Let me show you how it works. For example, our customers use this feature to bundle South American countries together and send them the same Spanish version. It only takes a couple of clicks to create the group, and have them share a translation.
Learn more in our docs.