I'm looking for an app that will allow customers to sign up to receive alerts when new products are added to my website.
I know that several e-commerce sites have a function like that but I'm not finding anything for this.
Can anyone assist?
Tira here to help.
I appreciate you doing some research on this. Are you looking to notify customers of every single new product that's added to your store, or for ones where the product is out of stock? Where have you looked so far?
We do have a blog post that explains how to set-up stock alerts on your store with app suggestions here: Stock Alerts: What Are They and How Can Retailers Leverage Them?.
How did you want to notify your customers? Did you want to notify your customers through email, text or through a different way?
Let me know and I can dig into some resources for you.
I would like customers to be able to get alerts immediately, daily or weekly (their choice) of new items that are added to my website. This feature is available on Etsy - if a customer "follows" you, they get notifications whenever new stock is added.
I'm NOT looking for restock notifications.
Ideally, they could choose their contact method: Facebook Messenger, SMS, email, or push notifications.
Thanks for getting back to me, @tslife. That sounds like a really cool feature on Etsy. I dug into it and it looks like Etsy adds a notification on a newsfeed once someone clicks on a follow button. As Shopify allows you to have a stand alone storefront, customers don’t have a personal news feed to receive notifications and we don’t proactively send out notifications to customers when new products are added. I'm happy to pass this as feedback to our developers so that they're aware of how we can improve our platform for you and all of our merchants' success. If we move forward with this, we will update our changelog or announcements page.
As a workaround, here are some options that you can try:
Are you transitioning from Etsy to Shopify? If you are, I recommend taking a look at our migration help doc here to help you get started and settled in: Migrating from Etsy to Shopify.
Have you tried any of these methods before?
Hey @TS ,
Unfortunately, we could not find an existing solution for allowing a customer to follow a store. We are working on an app specific to "Follow" for one of our clients has the same issue. So we are building an app for the community as a whole. Let me know if you want to chat further.