Is there any app to help display free shipping offers that does NOT involve a "bar" or other nonscrolling addition to the page? I'd like to display a prominent reminder to readers of how they can qualify for free shipping, and have it track the current contents of the cart, but I want it to display as part of the page (for instance, near the "add to cart" button on product pages. Nonscrolling bars are a dealbreaker.
That's possible without any app, it can be customized. When it comes to the logistics though, what kind of tracking current contents of the cart did you have in mind?
I'd like to be able to tell customers something like what Amazon says - "Add $23.68 more to qualify for free shipping to Papua New Guinea!" coupled with geolocation that will use the appropriate shipping offer for the location. I've modified the page template to show my free-shipping offer near the "add to cart" button, but it has a few limitations:
It seems like an "app" would have access to more data: contents of the cart, server-side geolocation, and my configured shipping options (to avoid rewriting the code when those change).
Wall, a private app is the solution for you. It will have access to customer data, their previous orders, etc.
There's nothing wrong with geolocation on the client side as long as you have the access to their data from the backend - cart is accessible too so all the necessary checks can be performed and you can say "$23.68 more to qualify for free shipping to Papua New Guinea!" or something along the lines.
Quite straight forward albeit it would be slightly time consuming.
Yes, it sounds like a job for an app. That was what I posted to ask about - whether anyone knew of an app that would do this.
Why don’t you try Money Money Bar Shopify free shipping bar this allows you to create customizable bar position and geo location targeting and can automatically adds free shipping to store visitors when they are about to check out.