🔊 The Elfsight Team reveals the answers!

We’ve been receiving really great questions from you, and it dawned on us: why not to collect them in one post and tell our story this way? :heart_eyes:

I’m happy to lift the curtain on the facts you loved to learn about Elfsight most!

Where are you based?

It’s a pleasure to say that our company is international, that comprises people from different countries! Our headquarters is located in Armenia, though.

How old is Elfsight?

The company was founded back in 2012, and at that time we worked on websites creating! Our first cloud app was released in 2016 only :slightly_smiling_face:

How did you come up with ‘Elfsight’ as a name for the company?

Our favourite question! Many of you had a guess that we’re passionate about The Lord of Rings, which is true! But not entirely the case here :slightly_smiling_face:

Initially, our aim was to become a solid marketing agency with a focus on a contextual advertising. To this end, we opted for ‘elf’ symbolizing a sure shot and ‘sight’ representing sharp eyes for our advertisements to hit the spot.

We put together ‘elf’ and ‘sight’ and just loved the outcome! At that very moment, ‘Elfsight’ was born :rocket:

Why SaaS widgets?

We started as a service company, but we always dreamt of creating our own product — something amazingly powerful and effective for a wide range of users.

For starters, we developed a few standalone plugins for WordPress, and when they proved successful, we decided to switch to a SaaS model. This let us build cloud-based widgets which are suitable for all CMS, not only WordPress. Not to mention high quality products, top-notch support, and regular updates :slightly_smiling_face:

When can we expect Coming Soon widgets?

Fair question! It’s true that we had to take a break from releasing new widgets, unfortunately. The reason for this was that we had to focus on our super-pivotal task: our whole Dashboard significant update. Plus, we’re actively transferring all the widgets to a new, upgraded editor, which is another tall order.

We’re almost in the final phase of it, and once you get the whole new Dashboard along with updated widgets, we’ll eagerly get back to developing new cool widgets for you :slightly_smiling_face:

Do you have discounts for non-profit organizations?

Absolutely! We do have special offers for non-profit organizations, including discounts. If your website is non-commercial, and you’d love to enhance it with Elfsight widgets — do contact us, we’ll be happy to discuss the options!

Are you planning another AppSumo launch?

Although it was an awesome campaign, we’re unlikely to run it in the near future. However, we’re thinking about launching on Product Hunt, so we advise staying tuned in order not to miss great offers there :wink:

I guess we will stop here for now, or else it’s going to turn into a cumbersome, long read.

Feel welcome to leave your questions under this post if you have any — we’ll be happy to post the second part if you’d like us to :hugs: