11 Must-Have Shopify Apps To Run Your Store. Part II
Shopify apps can add so much value to your online store but if you have a ton of options, finding good tools is a massive pain.
Now, there’s a better way to address the problem without hurting your budget and timeline. Just ask us what the best Shopify apps that pay for themselves 😉
Want to know our list of must-have Shopify apps to increase sales instantly?
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Ready? Let’s dive in!
(In case you have missed the first part of the best Shopify apps, click here to learn more!)
LIVE CHAT & HELPDESK BY GORGIAS: CUSTOMER SERVICE
How to make your first-timers fall in love with your brand? Friendly and personalized service is a key part of increasing your fan base.
Gorgias combined your email, chat, phone, and social network messages into one streamlined view, making it a breeze for your support team to provide EXCELLENT customer service.
Gorgias is built into Shopify so you can find tracking numbers, check delivery status, even edit a customer’s order without leaving the app. On top of that, you are free to set up automated responses to common questions like Where is my order? leaving your team to deal with more important inquiries.
Pricing: Plans from $60 to $750 per month, billed annually.
DELIGHTCHAT CUSTOMER SUPPORT SOFTWARE
DelightChat is built to solve one of the most critical problems of eCommerce merchants – customer support. While your customers have access to you across Facebook, Instagram, Emails, and Live Chat, it’s chaotic to handle this multi-channel support.
With DelightChat, you can bring all your support channels – including Facebook and Instagram comments and DMs, Emails, Live Chat, and more – on a single dashboard.
And there’s more.
You can reply to over 40% of repetitive customer queries with advanced automation rules.
And lastly, if you have multiple team members, you can add all of them to DelightChat and allow them to collaborate right from the dashboard.
Now you reach inbox zero, every single day.
Pricing: Plans from $29 to $249 per month, billed annually.
BUDDHA MEGA MENU: SUBMENUS+AWESOME DESIGN
Strong site navigation helps visitors to quickly find the information that interests them while poor site navigation confuses visitors and sends them scurrying for the exit.
Buddha Mega Menu provides your webstore with an adaptable navigation experience. This app helps you create attractive submenus and collection lists in seconds.
With this app, you have the ability to add 4 submenu types:
🌳 TREE – Create multi-level menus with to-the-left or to-the-right directions.
🚲 SIMPLE – Display your Featured Products/Collections in one simple and elegant drop-down.
☁️ TABBED – Make your products more discoverable and organize them by tabs.
✉️ CONTACT – Add a contact form directly onto the menu.
Besides, Buddha Mage Menu easily integrates with all Shopify themes and looks great through all devices, be it mobile or desktop platforms.
Pricing: There is a free plan; Mega and Mega Zen plans from $4.95 to $9.95 per month.
VELA: BULK EDITING YOUR LISTINGS
Tired of spending countless hours managing and editing your product listings?
Vela saves hours through bulk editing anything about products in a few clicks, such as descriptions, photos, tags, prices, and so forth.
One advantage that can’t go unmentioned is the ability to manage your store across a variety of marketplaces: Shopify, Etsy, Amazon, eBay.
Take note that you can enhance photos by using filters with no fee.
Pricing: Use the app at a zero dollar free.
ONE-CLICK CHECKOUT APP: SIMPLIFY THE CHECKOUT PROCESS
Once upon a time (in 1997, to be precise) Amazon implemented a one-click checkout mechanism at the website. The result of this “innovation” is that Amazon doubles conversions from existing customers.
The One-Click Checkout App directs your shoppers straight to checkout after they find the item they like that brings significant improvement in conversions and reduces the likelihood of your clients abandoning their carts.
The beauty of the application is that you have the ability to:
- Modify style of the popup and buttons;
- Easily add any text, image, or video into the popup;
- Suggest your customers different opportunities such as “Continue Shopping”, “Checkout”, or “Go To The Cart”.
Pricing: 7-day free trial. Paid plans from $9.95 to $18.95/mo.
FAM: FULLY AUTOMATED MARKETING
The team of developers, marketers, designers, copywriters have created a tool that uses AL to generate, schedule, and send beautiful emails that are unique to your store.
How does it work?
- Start by logging into your Shopify store and installing FAM.
- From here FAM will import your contacts, logo, fonts, and social accs to create perfect emails, from the subject line to signature.
Just like that, FAM will develop a welcome email that takes images from your webstore, the font that fit your style, and the best text to guarantee conversions and happy customers 🤗
But that’s not all. You can edit the subject line or use Advanced Settings to update some things like discount percentages to incentivize your customers to purchase.
Pricing: Free to set; 5% of the income generated by FAM.
FREE SHIPPING BAR: GENERATE REPEAT SALES
According to stats, about 80% of consumers would be more likely to make purchases at a webstore if free shipping is included.
Yes, free shipping is an excellent marketing ploy that allows you to motivate shoppers to buy more right away and give retailers an edge over the competition.
With Free Shipping Bar, you can create, customize, and support with emojis your shipping suggestions. When a customer purchases items, the app delivers progressive messages to encourage them to reach your free shipping threshold.
Oh did we mention everything on the bar is customizable to fit your webstore style.
Pricing: There is a free plan; paid plan $9.99/mo.
SEO IMAGE OPTIMIZER: IMPROVE YOUR SEARCH RANK
Google is the number one search engine. But what’s up with the second most-used search engine?
Yahoo? Wrong. DuckDuckGo? No…
Do you know that about 27% of searches happen on Google images?
Stop ignoring so important sources of traffic. SEO Image Optimizer not only helps your images improve your on-site SEO, but also build the page’s relevancy and enhance user experience.
Add the application, set up (it only takes a few minutes) and relax: have peace of mind that your SEO is being constantly tracked and optimized.
Pricing: Free; Pro Plan starts at $24.99/mo.
FACEBOOK CHANNEL: HIGHLIGHT YOUR PRODUCTS
Besides the fact that having a massive audience on FB, IG or Twitter is impressive, it also makes good business sense. Social media can help highlight your products and increase their discoverability.
That’s why Facebook Channel is on our top. It allows you to:
- Create a FB shop with ease;
- Organize the collections in your FB Shop;
- Sell products from a Shop Section on your store’s Facebook page;
- Share collections in posts on your FB timeline;
- Tag products in your FB items;
- Add items to the cart and checkout on Facebook.
FACEBOOK MESSENGER MARKETING: TURN VISITORS INTO LOYAL CUSTOMERS
No matter what is your niche, you need to provide your customers with quality support.
As the name implies, Facebook Messenger allows you to build love communication with your customers via a more convenient channel than email. Customers can exchange information directly with store owners with no interruption and no switching messengers platforms.
Installation is fast and easy and no coding skills are needed.
BACK IN STOCK: KEEP YOUR SHOPPERS IN THE LOOP
Sold out of your best items?
Back In Stock lets your shoppers subscribe to an email alert when you restock products. The waiting customers get notifications instantly to bring them back and finalize the purchase.
The installation takes less than 30 seconds supporting over 50 Shopify themes and adding new integrations on-demand.
It’s worth noting, this app can help you determine which positions have success so you can manage stock level. Plus, you are free to edit the email template to meet your needs.
Pricing: The app starts at $19/mo, with plans up to $59/mo.
MULTI VENDOR MARKETPLACE: SELL LIKE A PRO
If you want to start a dropshipping business with Shopify – so put simply, to sell other brands’ items – Multi-Vendor Marketplace is a must.
This useful tool helps you transform your e-commerce store into a full-fledged marketplace. Using the app, you facilitate the process of listing sellers, monitoring their sales, and setting specific & global commissions for all vendors.
Pricing: 15-day free trial. Paid plans start from $10 to $45/mo.
What Are Your Best Shopify Apps?
That’s our top 11 of the best Shopify apps for 2020.
With these apps, extensions, and plugins, you can not only generate more sales but create deeper connections with your audience.
Perhaps, we haven’t mentioned the app that you like and use. If so, share your thoughts in the comment section below! We look forward to your feedback!