5 Essential Apps For Shopify and BigCommerce eCommerce Stores

5 Essential Apps For Shopify and BigCommerce eCommerce Stores

Monday, May 18, 2020Eric Zegarski

Discover These 5 Essential Apps for Your Shopify or BigCommerce Store 

Shopify and BigCommerce have all the functionality you need to get started with a basic but effective eCommerce store. However, if your store requires additional features that aren’t native to Shopify or BigCommerce, you’ll need assistance from apps. Shopify and BigCommerce have an app marketplace that is loaded with thousands of apps. Navigating the app store and hunting down those must have apps can be a tedious task. Luckily for you, we've done our homework.  


When it comes to building a great shopping experience, capturing leads, and increasing conversions, these apps will get the job done. These apps will ensure your store is set up for success. A lot of these apps are inexpensive to get started with. Most of their pricing models are based off the number of contacts enrolled or order volume. Some start out at $9 USD a month! Therefore, for those of you just starting out with eCommerce, these apps won’t break the bank.  

 

Privy – Capture Web Browsers and Turn Them into Customers 

Privy is a contact generating machine! It’s more than just a tool that generates popups. Privy utilizes smart triggers to display specific popups. In addition, Privy allows merchants to create “games” in order to capture contacts. Privy’s design tool allows you to showcase your unique branding in your popups. Furthermore, Privy has out of the box integrations with Shopify and BigCommerce and leading email marketing apps. Learn More 

 

Klaviyo – Email Service Provider  

Klaviyo is a robust email service provider platform. It has out of the box integration with Shopify and BigCommerce. Klaviyo’s goal is to allow you to listen to your customer better through data analysis. They have advanced list segmentation features that allow you to craft more targeted email campaigns. In addition to their strong focus on data driven emails, Klaviyo has an easy to use user interface. This enables you to design appealing emails that put your brand at the forefront. Furthermore, Klaviyo has integrations that work with other marketing apps such as Smile.io, Yotpo, and Privy Learn More

 

Yotpo - Reviews and Testimonials 

Yotpo is a nifty marketing tool that allows you to turn your customers into brand evangelists! Yotpo’s platform allows customers to leave product reviews directly on product pages. Customers can even leave questions that other shoppers or members of your team can answer. Yotpo allows you to incentivize your customers to leave reviews by offering them coupons as a reward. Yotpo makes it easy to build social proof for your brand and products. Yotpo has native integrations with Shopify, BigCommerce, and leading email marketing platforms. Learn More 

 

ShipStation – Shipping and Fulfillment Software 

ShipStation enables you to streamline your shipping and fulfillment process. ShipStation helps you quickly generate carrier labels for all of your online orders. With ShipStation, you can find the best rate, print a label, or batch orders for rapid multi-label creation. With just a few clicks, you can spend more time selling and less time shipping. ShipStation gives you an opportunity to create a more personalized and memorable delivery experience for your customers, at no extra cost. ShipStation powers branded shipping through a variety of services like customized carrier labels, tracking page and returns portal. ShipStation has a native integrations with shipping and postal services from around the globe. Learn More 

 

Rewind.io - Store Backup  

Rewind.io protects your eCommerce store and data from Murphy’s Law. eCommerce stores are always prone to errors, be they accidental or malicious. Backing up your Shopify or BigCommerce store is as simple as clicking a button. Rewind.io will automatically backup your store at 12 AM your time each day, and on-demand backups cover you when you’re making changes. Whether it’s an innocent mistake, a buggy app, or an attack – you can rewind individual items (e.g. a product), multiple items (e.g. a collection), or your entire store to a time when everything worked perfectly. Learn More 



Honorary Mention – Subscriptions by Bold  

Subscriptions are a great way to build recurring revenue. However, a subscription model isn’t right for every eCommerce business. If you’re looking to build a subscription service, then Bold’s Subscription app is the app for you. Bold give customers the power to edit, pause, skip, change, and manage their subscription, as well as change their payment method and delivery dates. As for merchants, the app is customizable to meet your needs and reflect your branding. Bold has a subscription solution for both Shopify and BigCommerce. Learn More 



When Orders Start Piling Up – eBridge Can Help 

Once your eCommerce store is a selling machine, you might find yourself bogged down with manual data entry from your store to your ERP. eBridge provides almost instantaneous data flow between leading eCommerce (Shopify, BigCommerce) and ERP solution providers. We also integrate solutions like ShipStation with your ERP as well as marketplaces like Walmart and Amazon. eBridge is designed to grow with your business. You can leverage our pre-built connectors to add systems as your business grows. With eBridge, you eliminate manual data entry, save time + money, fulfill orders faster, and build organizational widetransparency. As a result, you can make more sound business decisions and offer top notch customer service.  

In addition, eBridge is hosted on Microsoft Azure, therefore ensuring an almost 99.9% uptime and industry leading security. With an integration solution from eBridge, you can ensure that your commerce network is connected and communicating data bi-directionally. 
 
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