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Hi all, I'm fairly new at this, finding my sea legs gradually.


My new store is Places+Things Co. 


I'm getting some traffic, not much in the way of sales yet. Starting some advertising on Facebook and Instagram, which at least has a few people looking.


Any comments are welcome. Thanks in advance.



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Hey Places And Things,

"New Arrivals" should also be added for keeping customers updated regarding the latest store trends and designs. The contact form is missing in the footer, which is quite crucial for customer interaction. Other essential observations regarding store modification are as follows:

  1. "Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Linked-in" are a must to be added in the footer for better customer association.
  2. Bestsellers help in increasing site popularity and hence are a must to be added to the homepage.
  3. For better customer choice, Product reviews are a must below every item.
  4. For strengthening customer trust and belief, Testimonials and Instagram images are a must.
  5. You should add terms and conditions and FAQ’s if any, again these also help in building search engine content. 
  6. You can also install one of the most popular app Growwave which is all in one marketing platform that helps store owners increase conversions with ease.
  7.  Finally, I would also recommend replacing the default search with an advanced search like Sparq which allows synonyms, advanced custom tag filters, spelling correction, and other such features. Visitors with search are high intent users and their conversion rate is higher than normal users.
    Check out the features live here.
    You can use Sparq free trial for as many products in your store. After trial period, you can enjoy with Sparq’s Free Starter Plan for upto 1000* products.

Wish the store reaches the heights of success through store modification.

Neha :) 



Sparq is a fast and beautiful product filter and search solution for Shopify store owners. It allows store owners to add a custom tag, metadata, or variant based filters on their collection page and upgrade their default search to an extremely fast, more user-friendly and feature-rich search.
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Hi @PlacesandThings 


I think this is the best way of using Debut theme I have seen so far. I didn't realize it was Debut even :D 

I assume you have used a page builder, it looks amazing. One can tell right away that the site has been created by someone who has a pure passion. The effort and time that you have put in the site is noticeable, it is very informative home-like and inspiring. 


Design wise you nailed, now lets take a look at the functionality of the app. 

There a couple of moments I recommend adding or changing to make sure you do not splurge your money on ads and get no sales. (that happens a lot


I recommend adding such features as 


-Reviews -to gain Social proof and testimonials. I personally read reviews before paying money for something, and if I liked the item I will leave a review. 


-Implement an opportunity to log in and sign up using Social Media account. We all have accounts at least in one social media. And if I have an opportunity to create an account just with one click, I will do it. having an easier way to Sign in will help you gather customer base. The most valuable thing for a company is the customers:)  


-The sale you have seems to be a nice deal, however, instead of giving discount for nothing, give them as rewards for completing certain actions on your store ex. for creating accounts, for leaving a review, for sharing your site, for spending money on your site. It is not difficult for a user to do and you will get so many actions on your site, and you are having discounts anyway. 


I recommend using  Growave for that.  It offers Social Login, Reviews, Rewards, Instagram and 6 more essential tools for marketing all in one. 


-Do not forget to add Shipping Policy, Terms of Using and other boring things :) They are crucial. 


I think that is it from what I have noticed. 


Hopefully, I managed to help you, if so please let me know by liking this post, 


The best of luck! 



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- Visual Reviews with automated emails
- Loyalty&Rewards
- Wishlist
- Instagram
- Social Sharing + more 

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Hello @PlacesandThings , Your store looks captivating. All you need to do is maximize engagement on your store which will help you to capture visitors even when they are not on your store and without getting the email address. 

1. Add a call to action button in the first fold of the homepage. It increases the chances of getting sales.

2. You need to engage visitors on your store. Add web push notifications where you can send the latest updates through push notifications anytime and without getting their email addresses.

Add a loyalty reward program. It helps in increasing conversions and helps in retaining customers. You can start giving loyalty points on activities like on signing up, allowing for push notifications, visiting a store, leaving a review. This will help you to entice your visitors and will also increase the number of push subscribers, reviews, newsletter subscribers.


If you would like to implement all these features to maximize engagement and conversions on your store I would suggest you to install It has all the essential features in a single app and is a fully integrated app. It is 'All in One' Shopify app. Plus you don't need to install multiple apps. You can check it out. I am sure you will find it useful.


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Thanks for taking the time to review my site, I appreciate your comments. All my policies were buried at the bottom of the checkout page by default in the Debut theme, so I just added them to the footer. Still trying to figure out how to get my social feeds on the landing page, which may not be possible in Debut? I would like to add reviews and testimonials, but I'll need some sales first LOL, so I'll have a look at Growwave and other marketing platforms, I'm still doing my research. Much appreciated.

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Aizada, thanks for the nice compliments about my site design, that made me smile (and do a little "woo hoo!" at my desk :D ). I've got some experience as a designer, it's the rest of the e-comm stuff I'm still trying to figure out.


You have all made similar comments, so I have some work to do and some changes to make.


Thanks again.

Shopify Partner
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The pleasure is mine! Happy to help you.

Sparq is a fast and beautiful product filter and search solution for Shopify store owners. It allows store owners to add a custom tag, metadata, or variant based filters on their collection page and upgrade their default search to an extremely fast, more user-friendly and feature-rich search.
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I have gone through your site. Though it looks good, there are quite a few things missing on your store which if added can really make a lot of difference to the user experience, conversion rate and your overall sales.


Logo & Favicon :

Logo & Favicon -- Your logo should highlight your brand name. Add a favourite icon so users can locate your webpage easily.



  1. Header -- Have a sticky header and a clear smart search bar to help users locate the products they're looking for.Also a slide out cart, a cart icon with item calculator must have features. Login icon must be there for buyer account creation before purchasing.
  2. Footer -- Optimize your footer with more professional and functional look and also highlight your newsletter sign up so people who follow your brand will receive more updates about promotions and sales. There are legal policy pages which are missing in the footer that must be included for authenticity and security purpose



A lot can be done to your homepage to make it more informative & attractive.

  1. Banners & Branding -- Add hero banner with prompt CTA buttons that syncs well with your store theme & branding. This banner should include info like free shipping, offers/deals like 50% off, etc
  2. Color, Font & Branding -- Over All Text, Font , Paragraph , Alignment , Spacing , Padding etc should be more elegant so that your store looks well-organized, neat and visually appealing. Maintain the same or similar colors and fonts throughout your store to keep your  branding intact 
  3. Featured Collection -- Add all the top featured collection on the homepage so users know the type of products you're selling on your store.
  4. Featured / Bestseller products -- Engage your customers by letting them know the bestseller products on your store                                     
  5. Testimonials -- They add to the trust factor as when customers see what other buyers have to say about your products, it makes them more sure about your brand.
  6. Highlight your USP -- What's unique about your brand that none of the other Shopify merchants have? This needs to be highlighted in your store presentation, features & more.
  7. Trust Badge on Home Page -- This is important as this helps to build trust and assures your customers that your brand is authentic



Your customer views this page to have an in-depth view of the products and services you offer.

  1. Banner adding on Collection page -- Make your collection page stand out with interesting & creative collection banners
  2. Product filter for easy navigation -- Categorize & filter products by their size, color or type so users find product to product navigation easy.
  3. Product Label -- Product labels like % off, ‘New Arrival’, ‘Sold Out’ must be there must be there for the ease of the buyer
  4. Product Showcasing -- Clear product title and description , high quality images , reviews , related products , color swatch function, grey effect for sold out products , product labels . All these features make your store much more convenient, authentic, easy to use and user friendly.
    Example of Good Collection Page



  1. Features like custom swatches, product zoom in, product reviews, unique product titles/descriptions and  cart drawer that will make your product page more interactive and user-friendly.
  2. You Can Add Sticky Add to cart / Buy Now Bar on Your Product Page : Demo Example

    This floating bar on the product page makes it impossible for your customers to miss checkout with the always visible Sticky Add to Cart Bar. Here the user can quickly select the variants, sizes and quantities for their order and checkout directly. You can use this app Cart2Sale ‑ Sales Booster
    Example of Good Product Page



  1. Sticky Buy now or add to cart button ,Sticky cart -- A Sticky Cart feature or sticky checkout bar reduces cart abandonment and engages the customer in your store.
  2. Functionality Of Cart Page -- Discount code , Gift wrapping , additional cart notes , delivery date picker, i agree with terms and conditions, trust badges, etc.  for personalizing your customer's shopping experience on the cart page. You to try our all-in-one app, Cart2Sale ‑ Sales Booster

            Example of Good Cart Page



  1. Social Media Link -- Include links to your Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or any other social media business pages.
  2. Proper integration of Google Analytics, Facebook store, Instagram store, google search console -- These features will help you track and analyze how customers interact with your store.
  3. Proper setup shipping, taxes -- Set up shipping and taxes options for different areas/countries or for particular products.
  4. Google shopping -- Let your users easily discover & buy your products with Google smart shopping marketing campaigns.

App Integration :

Try This App - Cart2Sale ‑ Sales Booster .
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  1. Sticky Add to Cart Bar and Buy Now Button
  2. Sticky Checkout Bar
  3. Sticky Cart Icon
  4. Quick Buy Button
  5. Free Shipping Bar
  6. I Agree to the Terms and Conditions Checkbox
  7. Gift Wrapping
  8. Delivery Date Picker
  9. How Did You Know About Us
  10. Additional Cart Notes
  11. Trust Badges

Please check our fully functional Demo Store

Hope these suggestions are useful for you. Wish you many more sales in the future. If you have any queries, do let me know here.


Good luck!

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