Web push notifications - thoughts?

Hi all! I wanted to be able to send push notifications to my customers without having a native cellphone app, so I found a Shopify app to do this. My question is, is the pop-up annoying to you? I personally hate pop-ups of any kind but this is the only other way to provide push notifications. Should I remove the explainer dialogue and just have the system permission show up? Do you think push notifications are unnecessary altogether? I think it will be a good way to get holiday promotions or flash deals right in front of the customer.

I have it set to show after 10 seconds.


Nevermind, decided not to use them.

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Hi @Michelle_Moran! Gabby here from the Community Engagement team at Spocket.


I see you've already decided not to push through with the push notifications feature, but I'm gonna go ahead and say that I think you should still consider it!

In the competitive world of e-commerce, you have to tap into the resources you have to improve traffic to your site as well as acquire sales, and push notifications are a good way to do this. While I get you're worried about it being invasive, you'll never know what effects it can have if you don't test it out. Maybe your target audience don't mind and would actually consider clicking on the notification. It's all in setting up the right call-to-action content for it to remove the invasive aspect.


We expound on this more with an article from our blog: Driving more sales with push notifications


Hope the article helps!