An eCommerce store is like a well-oiled machine: a series of moving parts seamlessly functioning together to propel the business forward. Order fulfillment, product management, customer satisfaction, the list of components and processes goes on. And as an eCommerce site owner, you’re the mechanic—it’s your responsibility to keep this machine running. But with so many moving parts, it can be a headache.
The machine metaphor aside, wouldn’t it be nice to have a platform that helps you streamline that process? As an eCommerce website design company, we couldn’t agree more.
Shopify and Shopify Plus offer a number of applications and plugins that help expand the functionality of your eCommerce business. As a proud partner of Shopify, Codal has composed a list (in no particular order) of our favorite Shopify applications that can help you grow your business.
Yotpo, available on Shopify, presents a new way to collect user feedback. A few weeks after a customer purchases an item from your eCommerce site, they are emailed a form to rate their customer experience. Yotpo then uploads that feedback directly to the merchant’s site. Easy, peasy.
Yotpo boasts staggering statistics regarding their application’s success: visitors are 63% more likely to make a purchase from a site that has user reviews, and their software will increase reviews received by 25%.
Armed with more feedback, your business can bolster a higher ROI and site traffic from your targeted consumer group. And the price tag on that? Zero. Yotpo is a free application. Too good to be true? Not at all— it’s just another great app from Shopify.
Retailers can add any number of products into their Shopify store. This dropshipping feature makes delivery to clients seamless: it goes straight from the supplier to the customer. You do not have to manage the inventory and orders can be fulfilled with the click of a button.
Since the company’s founding in 2015, they have sold over 85 million products around the world. Oberlo can help your business streamline orders being fulfilled, retain up to date prices, and maintain an accurate inventory.
Plug In SEO has also been well received by the eCommerce-verse. Plug In SEO makes optimizing your website for search engines painless.
The application informs you if your site will have any issues with search engine performance. Upon installation, Plug In SEO does a brief analysis of your homepage and then displays its findings- if page titles, meta descriptions, or content are optimized.
Plug In SEO identifies issues that can save your business time and money and avoids excessive resources being spent on determining whether or not the site is search engine compatible. For anyone in the eCommerce sector, this is an application that is well worth the installation.
Falling under the customer service category on Shopify’s App Store, Zendeskdevelops software for harnessing better customer-to-business relations. Zendesk offers an easier way to answer customer service concerns, get customers in contact with the support team, and customize the data selected for customer support.
Zendesk offers connectivity—an easier way to provide quick and reliable customer support. With this customer service tool, a business has an easier way to engage their users. With quality customer service comes a quality business.
Codal has personally recommended Zendesk to nearly all of our eCommerce clientele. For Zenwise, a health company, and Joriki, a yoga apparel company, Zendesk assisted Codal in providing satisfactory results for these growing organizations.
With Shopify’s expansive number of apps, it was challenging to choose just a few. If you would like to find out more about the apps that Shopify offers, a certified Shopify partner is here and more than happy to help! Don’t let your company lag behind: grow your business and let your customers “Shopify ‘til they drop-ify.”