What plugins should be installed at different stages of Shopify?

There are many Shopify software, some are suitable for dropshipping stores, and some are suitable for stores with inventory. It will take a lot of time to test the shopify store software slowly.

Moreover, money has to be spent on the blade! The software that can solve the problem the most and bring you the most income is the good software. Some of the corners and corners of the functional software can be ignored.

If you let me recommend, I would recommend Shopify software in three areas:

  1. It is used for product testing.

  2. It is used for advertising expansion. Most of the software in the advertising expansion stage requires payment. Only when the sales volume reaches large-scale use of these software will it exert its due effect.

  3. Then there are some additional software.


Test phase

  1. Dropified

Address: https://www.dropified.com

This is a software that automatically handles product import and order delivery. It can connect Shopify stores and suppliers, and automatically import products into Shopify stores. If you change the supplier, just change the supplier in the Dropified background.

Dropified can provide many product-related functions, such as: automatic update of product prices according to changes in supply prices, synchronization of products and inventory, use of E-mail to filter products, simple product variant settings ( model, color, design, etc. ).

Dropified also has a very convenient order management function. It can automatically process orders, monitor order completion, and send customers emails with logistics tracking information, which greatly improves the efficiency of processing orders and avoids manual processing errors.

It also provides some functions for image processing, such as helping download and edit pictures, and upload custom pictures.

In short, this software has many very powerful functions. Its cost is divided into two types, one is the basic version, which costs $47 per month; the other is the advanced version, which costs $127 per month. .

Oberlo also has such a feature, but in my tests, I found that Dropified is better than Oberlo, and Dropified can process orders faster.

Oberlo is free for users with a monthly order volume of less than 50. If the monthly order volume does not exceed 50, you can use Oberlo; if the monthly order volume exceeds 50, it will be more cost-effective to use dropified.

  1. Recart

Address: https://recart.com

This software is mainly used for email remarketing and saving abandoned shopping carts. The advantage is that it can build a mailing list of potential customers.

If a person adds a product to the shopping cart and does not buy it immediately, the software will automatically send him a message via email or Messenger, usually containing a discount code or coupon to remind the customer to come back and buy.

Recart’s function on the product page is mainly focused on the process of adding a shopping cart. As shown in the figure, when a customer adds a shopping cart, such a pop-up window will prompt you to enter an email address. If there is a situation where the shopping cart is abandoned, an email will be sent to the customer to remind him to continue buying.

Under add to cart, there is also a checkbox for Send to Messenger. If checked, it will automatically send a message to your Messenger.

This software can be tried for free for 28 days. After the trial period, it is $29 per month. If the sales increase exceeds $1,000 per month, the monthly rent will increase.

  1. HelpCenter – Build an Attractive FAQs Page

Address: https://apps.shopify.com/helpcenter

This is a free software of shopify that is used to create attractive FAQ pages.

HelpCenter can provide answers to some common questions about logistics, payment and after-sales. By providing these questions and answers to customers on the product page, it will help solve customers’ doubts and reduce the workload of customer service.

The created FAQ page will have a drop-down menu and you can do some custom settings. The more trustable marks on the FAQ page, the higher the conversion rate. Some trustworthy icons should be added, such as industry certificates and product certifications.

  1. Loox

Address: https://loox.app

This is a software for collecting customer photo reviews. If your shopify store lacks reviews, then this software is suitable for you.

Generally, building a brand image also requires a lot of social evidence. Real customer reviews will be more convincing. Placing these image reviews at the bottom of the product page will help increase the conversion rate and repurchase rate.

It collects positive reviews with pictures by automatically sending emails to customers who have purchased. The monthly rent for this software is $9.99 per month.

  1. Wheelio  Gamified popup



Shopify’s pop-up tool costs $14.92 per month. The mailbox used to collect visitors can provide customers with some discounts to promote sales, which is very helpful to increase the conversion rate.

  1. Trackify  Facebook Pixel Optimization App

Address: https://trackifyapp.com

Trackify is a very powerful tool. It is an all-in-one Facebook pixel application for Shopify, which can help shopify stores install Facebook pixels, optimize advertisements, and improve the accuracy of advertising campaigns.

Trackify builds tags and customer conversion events based on product data or niche data. Conducive to the establishment of clean, effective, and similar audiences with high conversion rates.

It can also establish and synchronize Faceboook product catalogs, create feeds, and operate dynamic advertisements. In addition, use Trackify’s custom DPA feature to get more conversions through remarketing campaigns.

Its cost is $24.95 per month.

  1. Kit

Address: https://apps.shopify.com/kit

This is a free-to-use shopify marketing application tool that can provide you with some marketing help, help you create Facebook ads, including dynamic redirect ads, and show ads to customers who are most likely to buy. It can also help you find users on Instagram.

  1. Free Persistent Cart App

Address: https://apps.shopify.com/remember-my-cart

This is a free software from shopify store. If someone has just added a product to the shopping cart on the mobile terminal, and then he goes to the computer to view it, the product just added to the shopping cart will be saved. This tool allows customers to easily complete cross-device orders and reduce the waste rate of shopping carts.

  1. Hurrify – Countdown Timer

Address: https://apps.shopify.com/hurrify-countdown-timer

This is a countdown tool from shopify. This software is included in the general shopify themes. If there is no theme, you can download one directly from the shopify store. Adding a countdown timer to the product page can create a sense of scarcity and speed up the customer’s buying process.

The text on the countdown timer can be customized according to your needs, and its size, color, and font can also be modified. There are also many different countdown timer styles to choose from.

  1. MailChimp for Shopify

Address: https://apps.shopify.com/mailchimp-forms

After connecting shopify and MailChimp, you can use MailChimp for email marketing. The cost is also relatively cheap.

If you can’t download MailChimp in Shopify, it’s because the two parties haven’t reached an agreement on shopify’s update terms. It can collect visitor emails, create an email form, and then you can do email marketing.

  1. Klaviyo: Marketing Automation

Address: https://apps.shopify.com/klaviyo-email-marketing

The integration of Klaviyo and shopify can carry out email marketing for abandoned shopping carts, and can also set up after-sales dynamic analysis. Use it well and help you make a lot of money.

  1. Conversion

Address: https://apps.shopify.com/conversio

This is a very useful free software. Both its name and logo emphasize one thing, conversion, indicating that it is really helpful for conversion.

Use Conversio to send order confirmation emails to customers. You can also add dynamic product discount codes (valid within 24 hours) to attract customers to buy back in your store.

Under normal circumstances, 5%-10% of customers will buy back, which is very helpful to promote conversion and increase sales. 

  1. Tracking & Delivery Updates by AfterShip

Address: https://www.ecwid.com/apps/shipping/aftership

The logistics query software can automatically import and track the logistics information of all goods (support UPS, FedEx, DHL, USPS and more than 100 operators), and notify customers via email or SMS.

  1. TrackingGenie

Address: https://apps.shopify.com/trackinggenie

Order tracking software, which provides an estimated time of arrival for orders, so that customers do not need to check logistics information frequently.


Scaling phase

Sales in the expansion phase will be greatly increased, so more powerful software is needed.

  1. Multi Currency Converter

Address: https://apps.shopify.com/multi-currency-converter

Currency conversion tool, monthly rent is 9.99 US dollars, can automatically convert currencies according to country and region positioning, to provide customers with a better user experience. You can install one if the shop theme does not include currency conversion.

If you are in the product testing stage, I suggest testing only in the United States; when you start to expand, you can expand the country. For example, when advertising in Canada, your currency will be converted from US dollars to Canadian dollars.

  1. MassFulfill

Address: https://apps.shopify.com/massfulfill

If your daily order volume exceeds 100, then Dropified will not be useful. How to deal with such a large order volume?

You will need to use CSV files with the supplier. At this time, MassFulfill can help you process large quantities of orders and send logistics tracking numbers.

This is a free software that can mark orders in batches by order number, quickly fulfill orders, and reduce the time spent on managing orders.

It can perform order tracking information in batches, and send real-time updated information to users, and multi-store order information can also be updated in time.

  1. Discounted Pricing

Address: https://apps.shopify.com/discounted-pricing

Provide different prices for bulk purchases, set product bulk discounts, which can be customized, and can also be used with discount codes.

An example of using volume discounts is as follows. If you buy one, it is the original price, if you buy two, you can save $10, you can buy 4 you can save $12, and you buy 6 you can save $15.

Such preferential incentives (discounts or price reductions) can allow customers to increase purchases and help increase the value and sales of a single order.

  1. OneClickUpsell

Address: https://landing.zipify.com/pages/ocu20

OneClickUpsell, abbreviated as OCU, is a software under zipify, with a monthly rent of $47.

This is an after-sales increase sales tool that can increase the average order value. Most upsells are upsell pre-sales, this is upsell after-sales, but it will not cause the checkout process to stall.

After you purchase, there will be upsells of related products or different products on the thank you page, which is a good way to increase sales after sales.

  1. OrderMetrics

Address: https://ordermetrics.com/index.html

This is a data analysis software that will calculate your net profit and real-time profit on the basis of shipping, advertising expenses, discounts, refunds, etc.

  1. Reamaze- Live Chat and Support

Address: https://www.reamaze.com

Desktop support tools provide support for customers in a shared inbox through e-mail, chat, social, SMS and VOIP, which facilitates customer service.

It will save the chat records of customer service and customers, making customer service communication smoother.

  1. live agent

Address: https://www.liveagent.com

This is also a customer service support tool that provides services such as general mail box, mail, real-time chat, telephone, Facebook, Twitter communication, etc.


Additional software

  1. Lucky Orange

Address: https://apps.shopify.com/lucky-orange

The dynamic heat map records the visitor records of the website, including the visitor’s browsing information, click information, and input information. If your shopping cart has a high abandonment rate, you can use it to analyze what needs to be improved in the website process.

Allows you to quickly compare historical statistics to understand which keywords, geographic locations, backlinks and tweets bring traffic to your website.

Lucky Orange has many functions, and the price will increase due to the number of URLs. One URL is 10 yuan per month, and 3 URLs are 20 yuan per month.

  1. Tawk.to Live Chat

Address: https://apps.shopify.com/tawk-to

Free real-time chat tool. Customers can get real-time reply here if they have any questions.

  1. Slack

Address: https://slack.com

On the real-time chat platform, you can establish group conversations to facilitate project management. The customer service team can communicate the problems encountered in real time here, and you can also keep track.

Finally, I would like to say that the above plug-ins are for you to choose from. Install if you feel it is necessary. In fact, in Shopify, unnecessary plug-ins can be installed without installation, because this will affect the speed of the website. If it is some plug-ins that are not running, it is also recommended to delete them.