You want your Shopify store to be a revenue-generating machine.
I mean like, who doesn’t, right?!
But the question is… What additional resources do you need to make money while you sleep?
The answer: Shopify Apps!
The Shopify App Store is home to thousands of apps that you can use to customise your store in every way imaginable. It’s like being a kid in a candy store with over 8,000 apps waiting to be discovered!
In this article, I’ll be exploring how my top ten free and paid apps can significantly enhance your Shopify store’s performance across all key areas, from marketing to inventory management, to shipping methods, SEO, and speed optimisation.
So what are you waiting for?
It’s time to take your store to the next level!
#1. Lucky Orange Heatmaps & Replay
Free plan available. Offers a 7-day free trial.
In a nutshell, Lucky Orange is the ultimate app for optimising your website’s conversion rate.
- Visitor recordings
- Form Analytics
- Conversion Funnels
- & more!
With these features, you’ll know more about your visitors than they do! Say goodbye to abandoned carts and hello to more sales!
#2. Shippit | Shipping & Delivery
Free plan available. Offers a 30-day free trial. Additional charges may apply.
Based in Australia, Shippit seamlessly integrates with your Shopify store to provide premium shipping technology.
Some key features include:
- Discounted shipping rates
- One-click label printing, picklists & pack slips
- Automated tracking notifications
Gone are the days of manual data entry and handwriting shipping slips – because ain’t nobody got time for that!
If you want to streamline your shipping process and keep costs in line, make sure you sign up to get an account.
#3. Order Printer Templates + Order Printer Pro
Order Printer Templates – free to install. Additional charges may apply.
Order Printer Pro – free plan available. Offers a 14-day free trial.
Created by FORSBERG+two Aps these applications work together to create a harmonious flow between creating and printing important shipping resources for your business.
The Order Printer Templates app allows you to create customisable invoices, packing slips, returns forms, and gift receipt templates for its partner app – Order Printer Pro. No need to freak out over ongoing fees – templates are a one-time purchase!
Order Printer Pro is used in conjunction with the templates to auto-deliver your customer invoices and receipts, keeping your customers satisfied and confident in your sales process.
The developer boasts about having a simple setup with friendly 24/7 support, so you can know you’re taken care of when it’s 5 am and you’re busy building your empire.
Siri Sales Tip: Don’t forget to include a Thank You postcard with a discount code to encourage return purchases! You can also share your details to receive some UGC!
#4. PageFly Landing Page Builder
Free to install. Additional charges may apply.
Revamp your store appearance, optimise performance, and minus the headache of code with this powerful page builder!
With PageFly’s convenient drag-and-drop builder, you can adapt your store quickly for any sales campaign.
- All page types and themes supported
- Seamless integration with your favourite apps
- Optimised for mobile and tablet display
- 100-page and section templates available for use
Not only is your page speed guaranteed with PageFly’s clean code and optimisation, but it’ll also deck it out with sale countdowns, badges, forms, and swatches. Your conversions won’t know what hit ’em!
#5. Booster: Page Speed Optimiser
I speak about the importance of having a fast-loading website in my blog post Shopify Free Vs Paid Themes: Is It Worth It To Pay For a Theme?
While both free and paid themes are optimised for speed, if you’re adding too many apps to a free theme, it can drastically slow down your site.
Booster is dedicated to boosting your sales by producing faster loading times through browser preloading technology. This app can increase your second page load times by up to 3x! Faster page speed = less time to think about impulse decisions 😉
#6. Shopify Inbox
Increase conversions through a FREE app that allows you to instantly respond to customer enquiries?
Can I get a “WOOHOO!”?!
Shopify Inbox allows you to enable a live chat feature for your customers to ask questions about your products. This nifty app provides you with live information such as products viewed, what’s in their cart, and past orders so you can tailor your message to your customer and provide personal recommendations.
You can manage these conversations from the convenience of your own phone and promptly respond to customer enquiries on the go – because every sale counts!
You can also automate greetings, capture contacts, and provide FAQs.
Additionally, you have the flexibility to disable the app during weekends or periods when you know you won’t be available.
#7. Jebbit: Easily Create Quizzes
Free plan available. 14-day free trial.
Treat yourself to some golden information about your audience gathered by this incredibly powerful quiz-building tool!
By utilising the data and leads generated from Jebbit, you’ll not only have a fun way to engage with your customers, but you’ll also develop a deeper understanding of what motivates them.
With this knowledge, you can optimise your copywriting to craft more persuasive messaging, resulting in improved customer engagement and increased conversions.
- Shopify product catalogue synchronisation to provide product recommendations
- Direct integration with Klaviyo & Attentive
- Detailed analytics & metrics on leads, engagements, views, and completions
#8. Referral Candy & Affiliate
From $59/month. 30-day free trial. Additional charges may apply.
How to grow your Shopify store? By investing in apps that are geared for growth!
Did you know that word-of-mouth marketing is estimated to account for 13% of consumer sales, generating $6 TRILLION dollars in revenue!
That’s exactly what Referral Candy was made to do, by giving you a platform to create and automate customer referral programs for your Shopify store.
If you want to keep your customers coming back for more and get them to bring their friends along for the ride, you need a referral program.
It’s like a secret society where your customers get a unique referral link to share with their squad. All while you get to kick back and watch your brand awareness and sales grow!
#9. ReConvert Upsell & Cross sell
Free plan available. 30-day free trial. Additional charges may apply.
Want to increase your customer’s average order value (AOV)?
This is the app for you!
With conversion-focused processes, you can be certain that you’ll increase your margins & hit new sales records!
- Quickly and easily create targeted landing pages for featured products
- Add upsells across your checkout and thank you page to generate additional sales
- Run surveys, collect birthdays, track orders, offer bundles & more!
More Shopify sales are as easy as a click of a button with ReConvert.
#10. PushOwl Web Push Notifications
Free plan available. 14-day free trial.
You’re not the only one sick of abandoned cart issues… PushOwl has been solving this problem and driving more purchases to Shopify stores since 2017.
This platform offers a powerful way to connect with anonymous shoppers and browsers, encouraging them to opt-in for email, push or text notifications and turn them into subscribers.
By using web push notifications, you have the perfect marketing channel to engage your soon-to-be buyers.
With PushOwl you can:
- Collect subscribers instantly
- Create campaigns in minutes using their Campaign Creator
- Recover abandoned carts
- Learn more about your customer behaviour
- Personalise your marketing by using the information you learn about cart details
Overall, Shopify apps streamline your processes, save time and costs, and provide an optimum user experience for your customers.
Whether you’re opting for a free or paid app, they are an investment in growing your online store, improving conversion rates, and ultimately generating more revenue.
Remember, too many apps will slow down your store so it’s important to evaluate which apps will be the most beneficial for your business.
Shopify apps are like your own personal army of helpers, streamlining your processes, saving you time and money, and giving your customers an A+ experience. Whether you’re ballin’ on a budget with a free app or splurging on a paid one, it’s an investment in your store’s growth, more conversions, and more cha-ching in your pocket. But beware, too many apps can be like too many cooks in the kitchen, so choose wisely, my friend.
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