Start up looking for must have apps

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Hi Julian, 

You'll probably want an SEO app too - you should check out Experimizer (https://apps.shopify.com/experimizer). It does both SEO and Social Sharing Optimization for free and automates the process of not only setting up the SEO, but finding out what combination of information works best for sites like Google, Facebook, Pinterest, etc. It actually learns what works best for discoverability and customer engagement. It also runs continuously so that the optimization never gets stale. 

It's a free, easy to install app in the shopify app store. 

Let me know if you have any questions!

-Matt

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Hi Julian,

 

We offer an all in one app to help you put products onto Shopify (with our Distributor Management platform) as well as be able to sell your products on multiple marketplaces such as Amazon and Jet and Sears, and you can sync inventory between all of them, and apply different pricing rules for each.  We help you every step of the way.  

 

Check out our app at http:// apps.shopify.com/product-feed-manager

 

Distributor Management, Amazon Management, Marketplace Management, Google and PPC Feeds, All In One! www.produductfeedmanager.com See Our App at apps.shopify.com/product-feed-manager
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5 or 10 must have apps are.

YAGNI

Setup analytics - > Pick a theme -> brand it via theme settings -> launch -> iterate seo|content|offerings|theme -> fund having someone else curating apps the store needs.

Caveats: this is incredibly subjective and your business model matters for context, any thing that says "best","must have" needs a jar of salt to go with it unless you can publicly go into detail about the business model.

The number of frontend apps that are acceptable? 1 analytics package and that doesn't even have to be an app but a service like google-analytics.

When starting out DO NOT add app that adds some widget|doodad|fad to the storefront without serious consideration as each one you add is increasing bloat and impacting performance for new users. Anything else should be viewed as prototyping features that you should integrate fully to avoid performance hits.

After installing any app do a performance test with a tool like https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/

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Backend

*Any traffic|seo|user analytics besides the default shopify experience, when you need to make decisions 6 months later not having this data is just irresponsible.

 

edit: linked to app categories

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Hi Julian,

To elaborate on your first question I thought I would recommend the following as well:

Marketing:

Inventory:

Delivery:

Other:

I hope this helps! :-)

Matt

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@Matt A 

https://apps.shopify.com/stitch-labs (this is most likely...

That's a $200/mth price tag for startups Matt that probably don't need a shotgun approach to integration, got something not 3x a shopify plan for inventory

*re:all in these type of posts lets start linking the headings to the categories in the app store

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Hi Paul,

Thanks for getting back to me.  :-D You might have better luck with an app like this one here:

You may find as well, depending on the nature of your business that you will not need an inventory app. To help explain what I mean I am providing this Shopify doc here.  I listed it earlier as you were looking for must-have inventory apps and Stich Labs is definitely a useful one for sure! :-)

I hope this helps and you have a great day Paul! :-)

Best,

Matt

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Hi Julian,

Try these apps we normally recommend.

https://apps.shopify.com/trust

https://apps.shopify.com/free-shipping-bar

Good Luck!

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Hey Julian,

Try our Jet-Integration app to upload and sell your shopify products on Jet.com .

Here you can upload unlimited products on Jet, Manage Inventory automatically, you can set custom Price on Jet. Jet-Integration app provides Bulk Product Upload, Bulk product archive and  Auto fulfillment with Shipstation and Shipwork facilities .

Jet-Integration app is FREE for one month, After that you can choose monthly($30) or yearly($299) plan. 

Check this out : https://apps.shopify.com/jet-integration

Have a Great Day...

Cedcommerce Team

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Hi Julian,

First of all, good luck with your new online shop!
Here at StoreYa we provide a marketing platform for small to medium businesses, supporting more than 130,000 merchants on a daily basis!
I highly recommend you to test the below two apps:

  • Coupon Pop - Boost your web store’s conversion rate and increase your fan base and email lists by popping up special offers to your visitors your fans. You can download our Shopify app from: https://apps.shopify.com/coupon-pop, it's a top app with more than 360 five stars reviews.
  • Exit Pop - Catch the 98% visitors that exit your store without purchasing, and convert them into paying customers. You can download our Shopify app from: https://apps.shopify.com/exit-pop

Please let me know if you have any questions, I'll be happy to further assist:-)

StoreYa - Automate Your Marketing Site - www.StoreYa.com
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I'm not sure if you're currently building your website / have a development background or not, but if you are, and you want custom functionality like Related Products, Product Videos, Related Articles, Collections Sliders etc... I highly recommend some sort of Metafields augmentation tool. When I built Rose & Rex I looked around and found that there was no fully baked App that let's you add and manage metafields easily, so I built one. The result is Metafields Manager.

Obviously I highly recommend the tool that I built and use, but I think if you want to have a stand out store- you'll want to have some sort of extra functionality to seperate yourself from the pack in your product vertical. In order to build this functionality a Metafields augementation tool (like Metafields Manager) and a little bit of elbow grease is a necessary investment.

Good luck developing your store, it sounds like you're going about this in the right way! Also feel free to shoot me an email from my website (http://www.thebestagency.com) if you need dev help in the future!

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