What are apps that you NEED from Shopify app store

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My name is Mark Skjerven and I am owner of clothingdiscounted.com 

And I am slightly new to shopify have been using it for 3 months about and I was just wondering what apps are the best and an absoulute a need for any shopify store.

Let me know what you think thank you so much!!

-Mark Skjerven


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Shopify Partner
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There are thousands of apps on Shopify App Store but I must admit that it can be quite overwhelming for new store owners to see a multitude of options when searching for an app under a specific category.

Below, I’ve selected 5 great and easy to use Shopify apps for you and other newbies to make life easier while making use of Shopify to grow your business.

Consistent Cart

Have you noticed that sometimes after adding some items into the cart while shopping online, you could end up not making any purchases but next time when you log in you find all the items still in your cart?


That is “persistent shopping cart” in action. Consistent Cart app helps save all items in the cart whenever customers are logged in. If they swap to different devices or logout & login, the app keeps every item saved in cart. Consistent Cart can boost your earnings and reduce the rate of abandoned carts by adding back previous items to customer’s cart even when they log into different computers simultaneously.

Quick Facebook Live Chat

This application keeps you connected to your visitors on the go. Rather than flooding your email with numerous mails, Quick Facebook Live Chat app allows your visitors to send messages to your Facebook web page inbox right from the store. Then, you can chat with them via inbox as Facebook friends and change them into the paying and repeat customers. Facebook messenger actively stores your chats so there is no fear of losing them. This app puts an end to e-mail exchange for customer care, because social media now takes reign of real-time customer support.
Boost Sales

Since its launch in to the eCommerce world, Boost Sales has grown to become one of the best Shopify apps that really boost conversion and sales by increasing order value per online shopper. When customers view or add items to cart, Boost Sales immediately popups a new window that displays other alternatives customers can also choose from. Not only does Boost Sales enable you to manually plan your own preferred upsell and cross-sell bundles, but it additionally manipulates and reviews sales data of the complete store to automatically recommend products to the right customers.


This mailing app was made to simplify and improve the highly challenging procedure for converting e-mail marketing network for eCommerce stores. Mailbot liberates you from endless hours and efforts of drafting and preparing newsletters weekly. Essentially, the most exceptional feature of Mailbot is its completely automated email creation and posting. It works primarily by taking your preferred settings, email body & subject matter libraries, and automatically produces different kinds of weekly notifications which range from new arrivals, product advice, collection cross-sell etc. personalized for each and every customer.

Better Promotion Box

Holding up as the No.1 Free app in marketing categories for an extended period with almost 1,000 reviews, Better Promotion Box has been employed by more than 30,000 Shopify stores. What is the idea behind it? To provide website visitors a discount coupon if they get to follow social accounts or subscribe to emails for updates. Better Promotion Box has the potential to skyrocket your store’s following on Facebook/Twitter while growing your email list by utilizing the power of e-mail marketing

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Hi Mark,

Well, there are countless apps that you can choose from, many of them free or have a free trial so you can play and see what works best for you. It also depends on your unique brand, your style, and your product category. So, what works for someone else won't necessarily suit your needs. The best strategy on a long run is strengthening your brand, differentiating it from your competitors and extending your customer's life-cycle. Our Zinevoice - Magazine Invoices App will help you do just that while boosting your sales.

 Did you know that Shopify notification emails have the highest open rates among your customers? Use it to your advantage. Our App lets you create beautiful magazine style invoices including Recommended Products, Thank You notes and Coupon Codes. It is super easy to use, no coding skills required, runs in the background and our team is ready to answer any question you may have. I invite you to give it a try for free and let us know what you think :)

Here is a link to download the App: https://apps.shopify.com/pdf-catalog-whiz 

Best of Luck!


Polina from Zination

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Hey Mark,

We just launched a new app which provides shop visitors with product recommendations and more high converging widgets which you can include in various pages.  We are interested in getting feedback from beta users, for whom we provide a 3-month free usage promo. 

Contact us know if any question via email or chat. Cheers!

Entrepreneur, founder at nemo.ai
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Hi Mark,

HERE is a list of essential apps to increase your sales, hope this helps!

1. Pollen
2. Tidio Live Chat
3. Sumo
4. Receiptful
5. Mailchimp


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Definitely use or at least try out the Show Recent Orders app.
It adds a social proof element on your site and increases conversions. It will show the most recent orders to your visitors with a nice popup and will give them more confidence to complete a purchase in your store.
Try it out as it comes with a free 10 day trial here. It really gives your store the "busy" look and makes people buy your products :)

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Thank you so much for the reply! I use 3 of those already but the new 2 I love thank you again! 

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The Top 20 Most Popular Free Apps in the Shopify App Store

1. Oberlo

Oberlo dropshipping app for Shopify

If you are looking for a business idea, or you are in need of a product to sell, Oberlo can help you. With Oberlo, you can search a marketplace of products that you can import directly into your Shopify store. When you receive an order, Oberlo will ship the product directly to your customers. There is no need for you to worry about packaging or shipping.

2. MailChimp for Shopify

MailChimp for Shopify app logo

MailChimp for Shopify allows you to integrate your Mailchimp account with your Shopify store. With MailChimp for Shopify you can automatically add your customers to Mailchimp, target email campaigns based on buying behavior, and easily promote your store with email marketing.

3. Order Printer

Order Printer app logo

Order Printer lets you quickly and easily print invoices, labels, receipts, packing slips, and more. You can customize and create templates to suit any need or print in bulk to speed up your shipping process.

4. Product Reviews

Product Reviews app logo

Shopify Product reviews allows you to add a customer review feature to your products. This provides a way for your customers to engage with you, as well as each other to encourage sales.

5. Google Shopping

Google Shopping app logo

Google Shopping allows you to sync your Shopify store with Google Merchant Center, simply and easily using a direct, automatic API feed to keep your listings up to date.

6. Plug in SEO

Plug in SEO app logo

Plug in SEO tells you if your store has any issues with search engine performance that will be worthwhile to fix. Once you install it, the app checks your store's homepage, determines the verdict and displays details.

7. Facebook Store

Facebook Store app logo

Facebook Store lets you showcase and sell products directly on your Facebook Page. Customers can share their favorite products with their friends and you can reach more customers and drive more traffic to your store.

8. Bulk Discounts

Bulk Discounts app logo

Bulk Discounts is a free app that lets you import discount codes into your store, or create large quantities of discount codes for your customers to use.

9. Free Shipping Bar

Free Shipping Bar app logo

Free Shipping Bar allows you to display your free shipping offer in a slide out bar, show progressive messages when customer put more items in their shopping cart, and congratulate customers when they got free shipping offers.

10. ALT Text

ALT Text app logo

ALT Text will automatically generate the ALT text for your Shopify store's images based on a set of parametres, helping you to get more traffic from search engines.

11. Receiptful

Receiptful app logo

Receiptful is an automated marketing platform that enables you to supercharge all of your customer interactions in a way that maximises your Customer Lifetime Value.

12. Yotpo

Yotpo app logo

Yotpo helps Shopify store owners generate product reviews which they can then easily share to their Facebook and Twitter profiles to drive new traffic and sales. Yotpo is free and helps you leverage the power of social proof to increase trust and sell more.

13. Printful

Printful app logo

Printful syncs your Shopify store to dropship custom-printed products like t-shirts. When an order is made on your Shopify store, it's automatically sent to Printful, and they will print it and ship it to your customer.

14. Improved Contact Form

Improved Contact Form app logo

Improved Contact Form creates a popup contact form for your Shopify store that tells you where your visitor is located and what pages were viewed before contacting you.

15. Better Coupon Box

Better Coupon Box app logo

Better Coupon Box will help to turn every visitor into potential customer. When customers first enter your store, a beautiful and responsive popup will show up to offer them a discount for following one of your social profiles.

16. AfterShip

AfterShip app logo

AfterShip allows you to track all your shipments in one place and send delivery updates to customers automatically. It supports FedEx, USPS, DHL, UPS, and 350+ carriers.

17. eBay Importer

eBay Importer app logo

The eBay Importer is an app that will copy your Ebay catalogue into your Shopify store. It supports active, scheduled, and unsold products, and handles product images, variations, and categories automatically.

18. Shippo

Shippo app logo

Shippo integrates your Shopify orders and allows you to print labels with one click. Choose your parcel dimension, pickup date, service type and preferred carrier and you will get your label within seconds.

19. Social Media Stream

Social Media Stream

With Social Media Stream, you can showcase your posts from Facebook, Twitter, Instagram Youtube, Pinterest and Tumblr on one page. This can help you gain social media followers and reduce the amount of time you spend on embedding pictures and posts.

20. Digital Downloads

Digital Downloads app logo

Shopify's Digital Downloads app is a free, easy to use app that allows you to offer digital products in your Shopify store. Customers get access to content instantly and product updates are automatically forwarded to customers.


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Shopify Partner
402 0 55

Hiya, you've had lots of good practical suggestions here, but I'd think about taking a step back at look at what you're trying to make happen on your store - that an app would help you achieve.

In other words, identify the problem or weaks spot, and find the app to resolve that for you. Tons of useless apps, get expensive, and just like with mega sized picture cause your site to get slow. Some also don't play no nice together so it's always an idea to keep your tech stack lean - essential only.

Actionable, affordable, marketing strategies that work. Stacey Herbert www.brazenprofitlab.com
Shopify Partner
402 0 55

Hiya, you've had lots of good practical suggestions here, but I'd think about taking a step back at look at what you're trying to make happen on your store - that an app would help you achieve.

In other words, identify the problem or weaks spot, and find the app to resolve that for you. Tons of useless apps, get expensive, and just like with mega sized picture cause your site to get slow. Some also don't play no nice together so it's always an idea to keep your tech stack lean - essential only.

Actionable, affordable, marketing strategies that work. Stacey Herbert www.brazenprofitlab.com