I'm Ann, from the team here at Shopify :)
We're so happy to hear that you're thinking of starting a new store with us! Yay! When it comes to apps, they're essentially extra features you can add to your store. Depending on the needs of your specific store, you might need a few apps, or you might not need any.
That said, here are a few apps I would recommend looking into for your new business:
These, of course, are just a few of the apps we offer, so feel free to browse through our App Store to check out more, and you can even browse our Shopify Blog to see if there are any others to recommend! Like in this blog post for example.
It's also good to keep in mind that most apps are created by third party developers, meaning that if you have questions about the app, or have issues with it, reaching out to the apps support team directly will be the best way to get to the bottom of things.
I hope this helps! If you have any more questions or concerns feel free to reach out to us here :)
Have a great one,
The Shopify Apps store has the great collection for merchants who are just getting started https://apps.shopify.com/collections/launch-your-shop?filter=all
There a lot of useful apps indeed.
If you need widgets with "Most Popular", "You May Also Like", "Trending Now", "Recently Viewed" products, embedded into various pages of your site, you can try "Visely" app: https://apps.shopify.com/visely. Full disclosure, I'm one of the authors.
For a new store, I'd recommend these:
Loyalty Reward Points: Great for building a customer base from fresh. Since all traffic is precious for a new store, you need to give them as much reason to come back as possible.
Soundest or ReCart: Abandoned cart recovery. An essential for email campaigns
And my personal favourite: hurrify - for creating urgency on product pages (Only 10 left, etc.)
You can read up in detail about more popular apps here: https://www.withintheflow.com/best-shopify-apps/
Great apps mentioned above! My team created Aiva Overlays to help new eCommerce store owners convince and convert visitors into customers.
With our plugin, you can easily promote your products, hold giveaways for lead generation, engage social media fans and even showcase videos. With multivariate testing, you can try out different marketing ideas and test what resonates with your audience. Best of all, most of our features are offered free of cost for stores that are just starting out.
We're passionate about helping new Shopify store owners succeed - please reach out if you have any other questions or need help getting started!
If you are interested in something new I suggest you take a look on new app Reviify.
Reviify is an all-in-one app for Ecommerce Review Management.
COPMPLETE ALL JUST A CLICK. FREE VERSION IS AVAILABLE.
Reviify is the fastest way to get your shop up and running with minimal frustration. Simply sign up, add your details, and let the app handle your review management.
Hey, we made a whole list to answer that question. Here it is: https://avada.io/shopify/affiliate/
Hope it helps.