25 Shopify Apps That You Should Absolutely Take Advantage Of

Shopify is undoubtedly one of the best ways you can run your online store.

Here is a MEGA post that I've compiled, sharing with you the best Shopify Apps that you can use on your store.

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What are Shopify Apps?

Shopify Apps are a great way to supercharge your Shopify store.

Do you want more revenue for your store, and less time spent on administrative tasks?​

That's what many of these apps below can do for you.

Think of how apps on your​ smartphone works, Shopify apps are apps on your ecommerce store.

How do I use Shopify apps?

Well first, you must of course have a Shopify store.

After you log into the admin area, ​go to Apps -> Visit Apps Store

In the App Store, search for the app you want based on its name.

Click Get App

Then click Install to install your app.

It's that simple!

What are some of the best Shopify apps?

Well, that's precisely why I put together this ultimate guide!

I've collated the below apps from people who use and recommend these apps.

​Many apps are free, and some of them are paid apps (some apps are really worth paying for!).

So you can have a complete resource you can go to instead of searching all over the internet!​

Shipping

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Shippo

Shippo is a huge time andn money saver for administrative shipping tasks!

Get a synchronized platform for printing shipping and packing labels.​

Step 1: Search and install "Shippo" in the App store.
Step 2: Sign up for a free Shippo account.
Step 3: Integrate the shipping carriers that you want to use.
Step 4: When you receive orders, just search for discounted shipping rates, print each label for shipping.

Aftership

Aftership saves you time by letting your customers manage their own shipment tracking.

No more do you have to reply to each email from your customer asking "Has my shipment arrived?"!​

Step 1: Search and install "Aftership" in the App Store.
Step 2: Sign up for an Aftership account.
Step 3: Now your customers get informed at each stage of the package's journey!

Order Management

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Order Printer

Order Printer is a simple and easy way manage all your packing slips.

Step 1: Search and install "Order Printer" in the App Store.
Step 2: Simply print each order for easy packing!

Receiptful

Improve your receipts to your customers by making it look great, adding in custom upsell opportunities.

Step 1: Search and install "Receiptful" in the App Store.
Step 2: Sign up for a free receiptful account.
Step 3: Custom your receipts and send better receipts to your customers!

Out of Stock

What's more frustrating for you and your customers, than having a product that your customer is interested in, but temporarily out of stock?

This app allows your customers to indicate their interest, and be notified when the product is back in stock.​

Step 1: Search and install "Out of Stock" in the App Store.
Step 2: Integrate with your store.

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Free Shipping Bar

This simple tool is bigger than you think.

Many customers expect free shipping on their online purchases.

If you have a minimum order amount for free shipping, display it prominently to drive customer to meet your minimum order!​ (try it out, it works!)

Step 1: Search and install "Free Shipping Bar" in the App Store.
Step 2: Customize the free shipping minimum amount, and the design of the display bar and display settings.
Step 3: Viola! It's done and should display prominently on your store!

Better Coupon Box

One of the most frustrating a store owner experiences, is to spend a lot of time and money getting people to visit your store, and have them leave and never return.

Entice (bribe) them with a discount when they enter your store!​

Step 1: Search and install "Better Coupon Box" in the App Store.
Step 2: Integrate with your email service provider (e.g. Mailchimp)
Step 3: Create a discount code, and add it to the coupon box.
Step 4: Viola! This should be displayed to each and every of your visitors.

Privy

Facebook Store

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Facebook Store

We all know that practically everyone you know has a facebook account.

If people are hanging out on Facebook, and they are checking out your Facebook page... does it make sense to sell your products directly on Facebook? It certainly does to me.​

Step 1: Search and install "Facebook" in the App Store. (how to install)
Step 2: Connect it to your Facebook Page by logging in. (if you don't have a Facebook page, it's free to create)
Step 3: There will now be a "Shop" tab in Facebook, where customers can buy your products directly from there. Syncs with your online store, so there's nothing special you need to do!

Contact Form

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Improved Contact Form

You want feedback and hear from your customers on any order issues.

The easiest way is to display a contact form with just a few clicks.​

Step 1: Search and install "Improved Contact Form" in the App Store.
Step 2: Add the contact form to one of your pages for visitors to contact you.

Live Chat

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Tidio

If you want to provide more responsive customer service, Tidio is a great way for you to chat with customers on your site.

Step 1: Search and install "Tidio" in the App Store. (how to install)
Step 2: Sign up for a Tidio account
Step 3: (optional) Download the Tidio mobile app on your smartphone, to chat with customers/visitors on the go!

Email Marketing

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Mailchimp

Mailchimp is one of the most popular email service providers, because it has a free tier (unlike most of them).

If you're looking for a basic ESP that is also capable of creating beautiful visual emails, Mailchimp is the one you can check out.​

Step 1: Search and install "Mailchimp" in the App Store. (how to install)
Step 2: Sign up for a Mailchimp account.
Step 3: Integrate your mailchimp account with the app.
Step 4: Start sending emails to your email subscribers!

Klaviyo

Klaviyo is a MUCH better email service provider for ecommerce, because of super easy to set up, email automation sequences - specific for ecommerce activities.

Step 1: Search and install "Klaviyo" in the App Store. (how to install)
Step 2: Sign up for a Klaviyo account.
Step 3: Integrate your store with your Klaviyo account.
Step 4: Start creating automated campaigns within Klaviyo, and send broadcast and automated emails to your email subscribers, based on their activity.

Optimonster

What is email marketing without an awesome way to get subscribers?

Connect your email service providers (e.g. Mailchimp, Klaviyo) to ​beautiful optin forms by Optinmonster.

Step 1: Sign up for an Optinmonster account
Step 2: Integrate it onto your Shopify site (watch video)
Step 3: Set up the forms (try offer an exit intent with discount) and turn your store visitors into subscribers and into customers!

Social Marketing

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Social Media Stream

The world today is clearly social. Social proof goes a long way to selling products via ecommerce, more than ever before.

Step 1: Search and install "Social Media Stream" in the App Store. (how to install)
Step 2: Add your social media accounts (Facebook Page, Instagram handle etc)
Step 3: Add a page to display your social media for social proof to customers!

GetSocial Buttons & Analytics

They say that sharing is caring.

In the world of marketing - sharing is word of mouth, and that translates into revenue.

Set up sharing buttons on your site easily.​

Step 1: Search and install "GetSocial Buttons & Analytics" in the App Store. (how to install)
Step 2: Sign up for a Getsocial account.
Step 3: Integrate the sharing buttons and display them on your store.

Social Photos

Instagram can arguably be the most important social media channel for many store owners.

If you have an engaging following on Instagram (if not, build one!), this app allows you to display custom instagram feeds for EACH product you sell. This is huge for social proof.​

Step 1: Search and install "Social Photos" in the App Store. (how to install)
Step 2: Integrate it on your store, and display instagram photos on your product pages.

Analytics

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Vantage

Vantage is a easy way to get real analytics on your store's performance.

What gets measured gets improved. Vantage will provide you with the insights you need.​

Step 1: Search and install "Vantage" in the App Store. (how to install)
Step 2: Check out the statistics that will be displayed on your store over time.

Upsell & Cross Selling

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Boost Sales by Beeketing

Selling a product is good. Selling 2 or more products is even better.

With every sale, if you can provide upsell and cross selling opportunities, you have an opportunity to increase the average order size of each customer.​

Step 1: Search and install "Boost Sales by Beeketing" in the App Store. (how to install)
Step 2: Create upselling and cross-selling opportunities and increase the average order size of your customers!

Selling Digital Products

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Sendowl

While Shopify is really great in ecommerce, if you sell a mix of physical and digital products (like PDFs, photographs, mp3, etc), you'll want to turn to Sendowl to securely deliver your digital content and avoid free downloads.

Step 1: Sign up for a Sendowl account.
Step 2: Search and install "Sendowl" in your Shopify Apps area.
Step 3: Integrate your Sendowl account with Shopify.
Step 4: Upload your digital products, and start selling them to customers.

Create an Affiliate Network

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Refersion: Affiliate Tracking

If you've grown your store and want to boost it further, by amassing an army of people (or affiliates) to "sell your products for you", you'll need to create an affiliate network.

This app allows you to manage affiliates, create custom links for tracking purposes. All to boost sales for your store.

Step 1: Search and install "Refersion" in the App Store. (how to install)
Step 2: Learn how to create affiliates and set up your referral program in the refersion app.

Charge Subscriptions

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Recurring Orders & Subscriptions by Bold

What's better than selling a product one time, is selling the same product over and over again, automatically.

That's what a subscription plan is for, and recurring orders is the best way to create longevity in business.​

Step 1: Search and install "Recurring Orders & Subscriptions by Bold" in the App Store. (how to install)
Step 2: You'll need to install code on your store, but you can reach out to them for help.
Step 3: Start creating recurring orders for products that you want customers to subscribe to!

ReCharge Recurring Billing & Subscriptions

This is another easy to use, highly effective way to charge recurring subscriptions!

Step 1: Search and install "ReCharge Recurring Billing & Subscriptions" in the App Store. (how to install)
Step 2: You'll need to install code on your store, but you can reach out to them for help.
Step 3: Start creating recurring orders for products that you want customers to subscribe to!

Customer Review

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Yopto Social Reviews

We all buy stuff that other people buy and recommend, because it is much more trustworthy to hear from other customers' experiences.

Introducing a customer review system can create the social proof you need.​

Step 1: Search and install "Yotpo" in the App Store. (how to install)
Step 2: Start getting product reviews from your customers!

Store Pickup + Delivery

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Store Pickup + Delivery

Now, local pickup and delivery may not be for everybody.

But if you're running a local business - a bakery for instance, offering local pickup can be an invaluable time saver (much reduced handling of phone calls) and sales ​booster for you.

For customers to manage all these local pickups by themselves, it's well worth the small fee you pay.

Step 1: Search and install "Store Pickup + Delivery" in the App Store. (how to install)
Step 2: Set up the delivery times available and display them on each product on your store.

Miscellaneous

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McAfee Secure

Have you ever been to a new-looking ecommerce store, liked the product, but didn't check out because you're concerned of the security when you enter the credit card details?

McAfee is a trusted brand in online security, and displaying the McAfee badge gives peace of mind to your customers.

Step 1: Search and install "McAfee" in the App Store. (how to install)
Step 2: Start displaying the McAfee badge on your site.

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