Holler Box – Lead Generation and Marketing Automation

Description

Holler Box is a popup and banner plugin that gives eCommerce store owners everything they need to collect leads and generate more sales.

Using WooCommerce, Easy Digital Downloads, GiveWP, or a membership plugin? Holler Box is for you.

Our popups are focused on shops that want to grow their email list, and convert more visitors into customers.

Webinar and Event Announcements

Announce an event to your visitors in a subtle popup, with a link to register for the event.

Promote discounts and sales

Get the most out of your discount or promotion by announcing it in a banner or popup.

Grow your email list

Choose from a variety of popup types and templates to get more leads. Integrate with your favorite email provider.

Integrate With Your Membership Plugin

Holler Box integrates with your favorite membership plugin to show announcements to members, hide content based on level, and more.

Included for free

  • Add unlimited popups
  • Exit-intent popups
  • Choose between subtle notification bubble or lightbox popup
  • Integrate with MailChimp, ConvertKit, MailPoet, Drip, Active Campaign, or a custom form
  • Limit to certain pages
  • Time delay
  • Scroll triggers
  • Show to logged in/out and new or returning visitors
  • Choose between 3 customizable popup template designs
  • Use shortcodes and WordPress content in your popups
  • Conversion rate analytics
  • Add forms and shortcodes to your popups
  • Bonus! Faux chat email capture

Supported Plugin Integrations

Most plugins that use shortcodes will work. For example:

  • Membership plugins like Restrict Content Pro, Paid Memberships Pro, MemberPress, and more
  • Forms plugins like Ninja Forms, Gravity Forms, WPForms, Contact Form 7, etc.
  • eCommerce buy buttons
  • Most plugins

Why Holler Box?

Holler Box is the only popup plugin focused on eCommerce and membership sites. Here’s how you can use Holler Box to get more leads and sales:

1. Increase Your Email Opt-ins

Step one is to collect more leads at the top of your funnel, so you can follow up with customers and potentially convert them into customers.

Holler Box allows you to create email optin forms easily, choose where and when to display them, and integrate with your email provider. Using the Holler Box smart display filters, you can show your opt-in in the right place at the right time, to increase your conversion rates and eventually get more sales.

Use Holler Box to announce a webinar, a live event, or get traffic to a new article. It’s flexible so you can get your message across.

2. Increase Sales

Holler Box Pro has a couple of ways to increase your sales.

Announce Promotions with the Holler Banner (pro only)

When you are running a sale or promotion on your store, you want the right people to know about it to get as many sales as possible. Use the Holler Banner to show your promotion or discount code in a header banner on your site, and automatically deactivate it when the promotion ends.

Using the Holler Box smart display filters, you can choose to show the promotion only to logged out visitors, not to any logged in customers.

WordPress FOMO popups (pro only)

Social proof is a big part of converting a potential sale. If are using WooCommerce or Easy Digital Downloads, now you can show your customers that other people are buying with the Holler Box Sales Notification add-on.

It displays the name and package purchased by your latest customer to anyone who visits your site. Choose where and when to show it, for example only once per visitor per day.

Watch your conversion rates skyrocket with this amazing social proof!

3. Gather Feedback

An important part of any eCommerce store is gathering feedback from site visitors.

Using the expanded pop-out option (pro only), you can ask for feedback using an embedded Gravity Form. This allows you to tweak and optimize your site based on real input from your potential customers.

Conversion data and more

Get conversion data right in your admin to see how well your messages are working, so you can tweak and improve.

Add any WordPress content such as shortcodes and media, and feel secure knowing you own your own data. No 3rd party services are displaying your popups with Holler Box.

The best part about Holler Box is that it is effective with being annoying. It shows your audience the right message at the right time, without turning people off.

Start collecting more leads and getting more sales with Holler Box Pro today.

See live demos and purchase the Pro version at the Holler Box website.

What can you do with it?

Popups

Show popups to collect more email subscribers. Choose from the free templates, or get Pro for more options.

Smart notification box

Show a non-intrusive Intercom style notification box with your message. Announce a webinar, collect email optins, show your latest blog post, and lots more.

Choose where and when you show it, and to which visitors. For example, show your sale announcement only on the pricing page to returning visitors. Show your email optin only on your blog posts.

(Fake) Live Chat with Opt-in

If you like Drift, Intercom, or Show a live chat box to collect customer questions and emails, without having to actually deal with the hassle of live chat! As soon as your visitor types a question, an email opt-in pops up so you can follow up with them at a convenient time.

Polls and Forms

Embed anything into your Holler Box, including a feedback form or poll.

Impressions and Conversions

See how your messages are performing. Track views and conversions (link clicks and message opens) so you can optimize and improve.

Interactivity

Add a link, video, contact form, or simple opt-in form that integrates with major email providers like MailChimp and ConvertKit.

Holler Box Pro

Here’s a short list of features available only in Pro:

  • Content upgrades
  • More popup designs
  • Advanced targeting filters
  • Scheduling
  • FOMO popups
  • Header banner
  • Support and updates
  • Lots more…

Read more about what’s in Pro.

Content Upgrades

Content upgrades are a proven technique to get more email subscribers.

The way it works is by adding a link in one of your blog posts that opens a popup with a free bonus.

Holler Box Pro makes it easy to add content upgrades. All you need to do is select “content upgrade” in the settings and paste the shortcode into any post or page.

More Popup Templates

Get even more popup templates for your store in Pro. Choose from a variety of templates to get the look you want, and get new ones as they come out.

FOMO Sales Notifications

Easily show your site visitors a notification like: “Matt just purchased Holler Box Pro.” This sales notification pulls the latest sale from Easy Digital Downloads, WooCommerce, MemberPress, GiveWP, Paid Memberships Pro, and more.

Also known as FOMO popups, these can increase your conversion rate by showing social proof.

Holler Banner

Holler Box Pro adds an option for a smart header banner with the same powerful user filtering. It works great when you have a limited time sale, or a very important announcement.

Expanded Option

Have more than just a quick message to show? The expanded option allows you to add a button that opens to a larger view with whatever content you want.

Set It and Forget It

The set it and forget it feature allows you to automatically deactivate your Holler Boxes on a certain date. If you are having a limited time sale, set your Holler Box to stop showing automatically when the sale ends.

Smarter Show-On Filters

The Pro version also includes more advanced show on filtering, so it’s easier to deploy your boxes only on certain site pages. For example, show your Holler Box on certain blog categories, tags, post types, and more.

Get more features with Pro.

Screenshots

  • Notification box

  • Popup

  • (Fake) Live chat with email capture

  • Purchase notification (Pro)

  • Settings 1

  • Settings 2

  • Conversion Analytics

Installation

Install and activate this plugin.

Visit the Holler Box menu item, and add a new box. Give it a title (not displayed on the front end), and add your content.

Content can be pretty much anything, but keep your message short.

Display

  • Activate: Choose to activate this item on publish.
  • Position: the notification position, or banner
  • Choose your colors
  • Show email opt-in: default sends to your email address, or choose a provider or custom HTML form. Details below.
  • Default: sends to the email address you enter in the settings.
  • MailChimp integration: add your API key in the settings, then your list ID (Get your list ID in your MailChimp account under Lists => Settings => List name and defaults => List ID on right side of screen)
  • ConvertKit: visit Holler Box => Settings, enter your API key. Choose ConvertKit when creating your new Holler Box, then enter your form ID. Find your form ID by visiting your signup form, then copy the numbers in the url (or in the embed code).
  • Show chat: show the (fake) live chat

Advanced Settings

  • Pages: choose all pages, or select certain pages and begin typing a page title. It will automatically populate a drop down list, simply click the page title or enter page titles comma separated like this: Home, Features, Pricing
  • New or returning: show to only new visitors (since you activated the plugin), or returning visitors. Tracked with the hwp_visit cookie.
  • When should we show: after the page loads, show immediately, with a delay, or based on user scroll.
  • When should it disappear: if you want the notification to show briefly and then disappear automatically, enter a delay here.
  • How often show we show it: a visitor will be shown your message, then you can choose to continue showing it, or hide it based on number of days or user interaction. Interaction is either submitting an email, or clicking a link with a class of hwp-interaction.
  • Hide the button: the button appears when the notification is hidden, you can choose to not display the button. If the notification is hidden, the user will not be able to reopen it.
  • Gravatar email: enter an email associated with a Gravatar account, or leave blank to hide the avatar.

Developers can contribute on Github

FAQ

Are there any limitations?

No, you can create unlimited forms using all of the features described on this page. The Pro version offers optional extended functionality.

Does it use the wp_mail() function to send mail?

Yes, if you have an SMTP plugin like Postman, Mailgun, or other mail plugin it will automatically use that to send mail.

How do I setup MailChimp?

First, add your API key under Holler Box => Settings.

You can find your API key in your MailChimp account under Account => Extras => API Keys. Generate a new one if it doesn’t exist.

Save your API key.

Next, in your Holler Box, choose Mailchimp as the opt-in provider. Add your list ID. You can find this under Lists => Your List => Settings => List name and defaults. Look on the right side of the screen for List ID.

Copy/paste that into the MailChimp list ID field and save.

How do I find my ConvertKit form ID and API key?

Your API key is on your account page.

To get your form ID, visit Forms => your form. Look in the browser address bar, it should be something like this:

https://app.convertkit.com/landing_pages/445667/edit

That number is the form ID, in this case it’s 445667. Enter that number as the ConvertKit form ID.

How do I setup MailPoet?

Install MailPoet, version 3 or later. Create a new Holler Box, and select MailPoet as the email provider. Choose your list and save, new subscribers will be added to this list.

Installation Instructions

Install and activate this plugin.

Visit the Holler Box menu item, and add a new box. Give it a title (not displayed on the front end), and add your content.

Content can be pretty much anything, but keep your message short.

Display

  • Activate: Choose to activate this item on publish.
  • Position: the notification position, or banner
  • Choose your colors
  • Show email opt-in: default sends to your email address, or choose a provider or custom HTML form. Details below.
  • Default: sends to the email address you enter in the settings.
  • MailChimp integration: add your API key in the settings, then your list ID (Get your list ID in your MailChimp account under Lists => Settings => List name and defaults => List ID on right side of screen)
  • ConvertKit: visit Holler Box => Settings, enter your API key. Choose ConvertKit when creating your new Holler Box, then enter your form ID. Find your form ID by visiting your signup form, then copy the numbers in the url (or in the embed code).
  • Show chat: show the (fake) live chat

Advanced Settings

  • Pages: choose all pages, or select certain pages and begin typing a page title. It will automatically populate a drop down list, simply click the page title or enter page titles comma separated like this: Home, Features, Pricing
  • New or returning: show to only new visitors (since you activated the plugin), or returning visitors. Tracked with the hwp_visit cookie.
  • When should we show: after the page loads, show immediately, with a delay, or based on user scroll.
  • When should it disappear: if you want the notification to show briefly and then disappear automatically, enter a delay here.
  • How often show we show it: a visitor will be shown your message, then you can choose to continue showing it, or hide it based on number of days or user interaction. Interaction is either submitting an email, or clicking a link with a class of hwp-interaction.
  • Hide the button: the button appears when the notification is hidden, you can choose to not display the button. If the notification is hidden, the user will not be able to reopen it.
  • Gravatar email: enter an email associated with a Gravatar account, or leave blank to hide the avatar.

Developers can contribute on Github

Troubleshooting

Emails are not sending

The wp_mail() function is unreliable on many hosts. Install Postman or another SMTP plugin to use a more reliable mail service.

Email signups are not working

Make sure your email form does not have a required field that is not displayed. For example, if you required first and last name, it will not work. Change your form to only require email, the rest of the fields optional. If you need extra fields, use the custom HTML form option.

Reviews

Maximum value

This is the only professional effective marketing lead converting free plugin around. Including exit popup and workable email list building out of the box. I mean you can translate each popup out of the box. Nothing like it around. Oh I forgot it is freely supported with 24 hours turnaround support. Got it ?

The Conversion Solution of the Decade

This is exactly what I was searching for for years! Scott truly created something brilliant, I am almost speechless. I have purchased the Pro version without hesitation, the first time in my life that I did not have to think twice before purchasing a WP plugin.

One small feature would be nice if it was added: switching to product image if user image is not available.
Overall: 10/10

Elegant Solution

Holler Box is an elegant way to implement effective lead capture. The free version is very feature rich, but we’re plan to deploy the Pro version on all of our client sites.

I submitted my first support ticket today (feature request for Ninja Forms support) and Scott not only responded promptly but spun out a beta of the free version with my feature request integrated… all within a few hours of the original request. When you consider that I haven’t purchased the Pro version yet (I’ve had no previous contact with Scott), that’s some incredible support.

Solid plugin. Excellent support.

Simple and effective

Worked out of the box. Small display issue speedily resolved by developer. For a simple, clean mail list subscription (via mailpoet) this is perfect.

Awesome

This is one of the best free plugin with premium quality features. Thank you for creating this plugin also I hope in future we will get more awesome stuff from you guys.

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Changelog

1.3.0

  • Feature: redirect to url after email submission (Pro only)
  • Feature: Drip integration (requires Drip plugin)
  • Feature: Active Campaign integration (thanks WP E-Signature team!)
  • Change: new boxes automatically default to “hide after user interacts”
  • hwp_email_msg filter for “send to email” setting

1.2.0

  • Hide popup after user hides by default
  • Support for url redirect after submission (Pro)
  • Bug fixes

1.2.0

  • Feature: Preview boxes before publishing by clicking “Preview”
  • Feature: Choose devices setting: mobile, desktop, or both
  • FOMO popup updates and new integrations
  • Bug fixes

1.1.1

  • Fix for holler banner

1.1.0

  • Major compatibility improvement: box content is now displayed with PHP to make it easier to display forms and other shortcodes.
  • Ninja Forms compatibility
  • Exit-intent is now included in the free version! Look under advanced settings.
  • New progress bar popup template and custom template
  • Support for Pro footer bar
  • New screenshots

1.0.1

  • Fix for banner display

1.0.0

This is a major update, everything is backwards compatible but you may need to re-save some settings if you make any changes to your Holler Boxes.

  • Lightbox popups with templates!
  • Holler Box types: notification box, popup, FOMO, chat, and more
  • CPT UI settings updates
  • Support for Pro features: name field, content upgrades, fomo updates
  • Bug fixes and tweaks

0.9.1

  • Holler Box Types: support for new popup and FOMO types
  • Loading spinner while email is submitting
  • Fix bug with multiple boxes on same page

0.9.0

  • CPT settings design updates
  • MailChimp single opt-in setting
  • Support for MailChimp groups in Holler Box Pro
  • Conversion rate admin column
  • Bug fixes

0.8.2

  • Fix input margin CSS
  • Fix conversion tracking bug
  • Settings page updates

0.8.1

  • Fix for FontAwesome conflicts
  • PHP docs cleanup props @thefrosty
  • Escape some values props @jacobarriola

0.8.0

  • Fix settings page permissions error
  • Hide first for mobile
  • Updates for Pro

0.7.0

  • MailPoet 3 Integration
  • Translation updates

0.6.0

  • Change display logic for better future compatibility
  • Add auto-complete to certain pages field
  • Add more hooks and filters
  • Compatibility with Pro features like banner, exit detection, link activation, taxonomy and post type filters, and more

0.5.1

  • Fix possible conflict with Fontello

0.5.0

  • BREAKING CHANGE: If using MailChimp, please visit Holler Box => Settings and add a MailChimp API key. Next, visit your Holler Box and change your MailChimp list URL to your list ID, then save.

0.4.1

  • Fix MailChimp url trailing slash
  • Email title setting
  • Various fixes

0.4

  • Initial release