Shopify is one of the most popular e-commerce platforms on the planet. For those seeking minimal configuration requirements, Shopify is a great solution to set up your online store. Some of Shopify's appeal is due to the ease of use, attractive visual design, heightened security, and available marketing tools. Additionally, Shopify is commended as an e-commerce platform that offers plenty of app integrations.
The platform allows users to customize and enhance their store using easy plugins, integrations, and APIs. As such, sellers can easily implement additional features and functionalities to supplement internal operations and customers’ shopping experience. Plugins are an important feature to include when setting up your Shopify e-commerce store.
How to navigate in the sea of apps
Shopify plugins can be sourced from the Shopify App Store. Using a selection of over 6000 apps, Shopify store owners can tailor their store in a way that meets their business objectives. The plugins can enable a plethora of features, including adding customer reviews, enabling virtual try-ons, and allowing customers to create a wishlist.
To help you optimize your online store, we’ve compiled a list of 9 best-rated Shopify plugins to supercharge your Shopify store.
ReConvert Upsell & Cross Sell
This plugin is all about improving buyers’ post-purchase experience. More specifically, by tailoring the ‘thank you’ page.
The app allows you to customize your thank you page using an easy drag & drop interface. This can be done using widgets such as discount popups, videos, call-to-action buttons, and social sharing options.
Review: “I used this app to help streamline my order confirmation page. The customer service team is beyond awesome in answering my questions! I will definitely keep this app!” – JamJam Exotic
Product Reviews by Shopify
This plugin allows you to add a customer review section to your products. As such, enabling your customers to engage with your store while also encouraging sales by leveraging social proof.
Some of this plugin’s features include a theme-friendly design that adapts to your store’s look, CSV import and export, and SEO-friendly reviews that can enhance your ranking on Google’s search results.
Review: “I love this app! It does just what I need, and it's free! I love the star-rating system, and the reviews are simple to leave and display.” – The T-shirt Therapist
Fera Product Reviews App
Fera, like Product Reviews, is an easy way to add customer reviews to your products. With an emphasis placed on look and feel, Fera lets you benefit from social proof without your customer reviews looking out of place. Through plenty of customization options, your store’s, customer reviews can easily integrate into your store’s layout.
Using Fera, you can easily: add, import, and edit reviews; implement verified shopper badges for reviews, and use product ratings for SEO purposes. Moreover, you can make use of customer photos and video submissions.
Review: “So far so good! Very easy to add to the site and tons of features. Looking forward to a great app. I did many hours of research and this seems to be the best bang for the buck.” – The Bomb Glitter
Smart SEO is a great tool to help you with your SEO tasks. It helps your increase your ranking on Google search results, generate more organic traffic, and boost sales.
Amongst its many features, Smart SEO automatically generates meta tags (in several languages), creates image alt tags, and adds JSON-LD structured data to improve your ranking. Ultimately, it takes care of your SEO needs whilst allowing you to spend more time on what matters most to your business.
Review: “Great app. I updated my meta tags quickly and submitted my site to Google. I would totally recommend.” – Cactico.com
Firepush SMS, Email Marketing
Firepush is an all-encompassing remarketing app. By making use of automated emails, web pushes, and SMS-based marketing campaigns, Firepush can make it easier for you to retarget your customers and increase sales.
This plugin excels in increasing your conversion rate based on re-engaging abandoned carts. Using Firepush’s SMS reminders, you can gain would-be shoppers and re-engage them using a 3-step process of promotional Emails, SMS, and push notifications.
Review: “We use this app for our SMS campaigns. It's very easy to use and more importantly very responsive & excellent customer service. Thank you!” – Callaloo Box
Create Social Proof From UGC
This plug-in allows you to reap the benefits of social proof by curating pictures from site uploads and Instagram and displaying them as social proof on your website.
With an unlimited amount of uploads, customizable (and mobile-friendly) galleries, ‘SHOP THIS LOOK’ functions, and analytics options, this plugin allows you to engage with customers in a way that builds trust and increases engagement.
Review: “We use this app for our SMS campaigns. It's very easy to use and more importantly very responsive & excellent customer service. Thank you!” – Salty Sadie
Wishlist Plus allows your customers to bookmark their favorite products, allowing them to pick up where they left off in their purchasing ventures when they return. This results in higher conversion rates and higher spending.
Amongst its features, Wishlist Plus allows you to: easily customize your user’s wishlist; target shoppers with personalized emails; and seamlessly integrate with CRM, 3rd party, and email vendors.
Review: “It is quite an Intuitive app, with easy navigation. Support team is really helpful and quick to respond!” – Ellie + co.
Powerful Free Shipping Bar
Using this plugin, you can motivate shoppers to purchase by offering them free delivery if they increase the number of items in their cart. This is done by showing customers different marketing messages depending on their cart’s items. Once they reach a certain amount of items, this plugin triggers a pop-up message congratulating them for obtaining free shipping.
This plugin is easy to use, supports various promotions, detects local currencies, is highly customizable, and enables you to showcase countdown timers on various pages.
Review: “The only free-shipping-notification app I found where you can give lower shipping rates for certain regions. Definitely recommend.” – Flor y Amor
Yep, you've guessed it, we are in the app store too. OGOship's Shopify plugin allows for seamless and flexible solutions for your e-commerce store’s growth. As your business grows and you start to sell more, you will need to think of your shipping and warehousing options. Using OGOship, you can store your products at one of our warehouses across Europe – or multiwarehouse and store your goods in multiple warehouses at the same time to minimize shipping times and costs. We handle the entire process from receiving the goods, warehousing, and delivering goods quickly and reliably. The central system to manage everything is through myOGO order management system which is integrated into your Shopify store.
With pick & pack services, global contracts ensuring low-cost shipping, free consultations, and custom packaging options, We believe we are a great 3PL partner to ensure your competitiveness in the e-commerce market.
Review: “I love the application and so I think my customers will do too in a grateful way. Many thanks for an uncomplicated view of a merchant application.” – Viking merchant store
OGOship integrates seamlessly with the most common e-commerce platforms – and more
We are constantly developing new integrations to help you power up your e-commerce platform because we want to be your one-stop-shop for all things related to e-commerce order fulfillment, fast and cost-effective shipping, and global sales. If you don't see your favorite integration on the list, you are welcome to reach out.