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How To Instantly Increase Ecommerce Sales With The 16 Best Shopify Apps

Courtney Coleman
Published on Feb 1, 2019

How To Instantly Increase Ecommerce Sales With The 16 Best Shopify Apps

If you’ve built an ecommerce website with Shopify, you might be thrilled with the look and feel of your new online business, but not so thrilled at the lack of sales. Don’t give up yet! It’s time to browse the Shopify App Store. You’ll find thousands of apps to help you improve every aspect of your ecommerce business – from marketing to inventory to customer service.

In today’s blog, let’s talk about the apps that can give your sales a boost. Since there are so many to choose from, we’ll share the best 16 apps based on our experience. As Shopify Designer + Developer Experts, we’ve experimented with many apps and can help you decide which ones will give you the best bang for your buck. Let’s take a look at the options!

Best Shopify Wishlist Apps

Anyone who’s ever used Amazon will appreciate the convenience of wishlists. It’s a great feature to capture sales from visitors who aren’t ready to purchase right away – or want to share a gift idea. We’ve selected five of the best Shopify wishlist apps.

Wishlist Plus

  • Free plan available, 14-day free trial
  • Customizable to match your website’s branding
  • Shareable with friends and family
  • Best feature – Users do not have to log in to save wishlist; syncs across multiple devices

Reviews + Wishlist + Loyalty + More

  • Free plan available that includes wishlist feature
  • Sends automated email reminders to visitors who added to their wishlist
  • Shows how many people have added an item to their wishlist
  • Best feature – Comprehensive app that’s truly 11 apps in one, including wishlist

Gift Reggie

  • 30-day free trial
  • Allows users to create their own gift registries and share with others
  • Seamless integration with your checkout process
  • Best feature – Combines gift registry and wishlist into one app

Drop a Hint

  • 7-day free trial
  • Adds a “Drop a Hint” button under product for visitors to share as a gift idea
  • Offers complimentary app installation and graphic design
  • Best feature – Captures both sender and recipient emails to double your list

Request a Quote

  • 10-day free trial
  • Allows visitors to add items to a wishlist and request a quote
  • Perfect for rental stores or antiques
  • Best feature – Only app in the marketplace designed for non-fixed prices


Wishlist Plus is one of our picks for best Shopify wishlist apps. It has all the features you need and it syncs across multiple devices without requiring users to log in.

 

Best Shopify Product Review Apps

As an online business, you face a disadvantage compared to brick and mortar stores. Shoppers have the ability to try on and see the products they wish to purchase. How do you compete? Product reviews. Unbelievably, displaying product reviews can increase conversion by 270%! Here are a few Shopify apps that can add this important feature to your online shop.

Stamped.io Reviews

  • Free plan available
  • Collects all kinds of reviews – video, photo, Q&A about your site or products
  • Pushes reviews to Google, Facebook, Instagram & Twitter
  • Best Feature: Showcase product reviews & collection reviews on Google search

Kudobuzz Testimonials and Reviews

  • Free plan available
  • Connects reviews from other social media accounts and add to your website
  • Ability to comment on shopper reviews
  • Best Feature: Makes it easy to consolidate and share your product reviews

Product reviews are critical for a successful ecommerce site. Making the process easy for shoppers using their mobile phone will help you get even more reviews.

Product reviews are critical for a successful ecommerce site. Making the process easy for shoppers using their mobile phone will help you get even more reviews.

Best Shopify Sales & Conversion Apps

As any online shopper knows, you may be looking for one item and end up purchasing a lot more. How does that happen? Through smart sales apps that anticipate user behavior – and make it easy to buy with just a click! Here are four apps that do just that.

Frequently Bought Together

  • 30-day free trial
  • Recommends a bundle of related products when a user is viewing an item
  • Easy one-click option allows the user to add all to their cart
  • Best Feature: Uses AI to display accurate options, just like Amazon

Ultimate Sales Boost

  • Free plan available
  • Creates a countdown timer and low stock notification to create a sense of urgency
  • Adds promotions that appear as the user goes through a payment process
  • Best Feature: Adds urgency messages on all pages – product, cart, and home

Popup Upsell on Exit & Visit

  • Free plan available
  • Adds any type of popup: sales, exit intent, discount, upsell, email
  • Offers 24/7 user support
  • Best Feature: Has conditional rules so you control when popups appear

Free Shipping Bar

  • Free plan available
  • Adds a bar showing how much customers need to buy for free shipping
  • Detects correct currency based on visitor location
  • Best Feature: Responsive design with numerous customization options

Having smart Shopify apps like Frequently Purchased Together can increase sales by offering a better customer experience.

Best Shopify Marketing Apps

Need to get more visitors to your ecommerce site? Shopify has apps to help you improve your visibility on search engines, expand your email marketing list, create smarter ads, and make your social media shine. Here are a few of our top picks.

Plug-in SEO

  • Free plan available, 7-day free trial
  • Provides a summary of SEO issues and site speed
  • Sends alerts about SEO performance as your site grows
  • Best Feature: Helps you focus on what matters when it comes to SEO

Conversio Marketing Automation

  • 30-day free trial
  • Send emails like receipts, abandoned carts, newsletters and feedback requests
  • Segments your customer list to create more personalized emails
  • Best Feature: Effective templates and workflows are ready to go

SMS + Free Web Push Messages

  • Free up to 1000 messages per month
  • Sends either text or web-based push notifications (no contact info needed)
  • Notifies customers about promotions, abandoned carts, ccross-sell wishlists, etc.
  • Best Feature: Fully automated once it’s set up

Outfy – Social Media Promotion

  • Free to install, 2.5 cents per post
  • Builds automated social media posting schedules
  • Creates product collages and use their caption templates
  • Best Feature: Posts to 12+ different social media platforms

Ako Retargeting

  • Free plan available
  • Retargets website visitors on Facebook and Instagram
  • Supports multiple ad formats and placements to do A/B testing
  • Best Feature: Integrates your Shopify dashboard with Facebook Ads Manager

An important benefit of the Conversio app is access to their ready to go templates and workflows, proven to increase sales.

Hopefully, this list of the best Shopify apps has given you a sense of the possibilities when it comes to improving your site. Which of these apps do you need? If you’re feeling lost when it comes to marketing your ecommerce business, contact the team at Pacific54. We can put our Shopify experience to work for you.

2 Responses to “How To Instantly Increase Ecommerce Sales With The 16 Best Shopify Apps”

  • Sandy Creener says:

    I’m not familiar with these apps but I checked one out and it looks useful. I have a site I plan on opening soon and I want to make sure it is user-friendly, attractive, and full of content including reviews. This was a pretty good look at what you can do to build up your site. Reviews are key and I think it’s one of the ways online stores compete with brick and mortar (as you mentioned). Not every online store has the option of free returns (like some clothing sites do), but reviews can go a long way in reassuring someone to buy without seeing the product.

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