June 2016 App of the Month: Shippo for Shopify

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As your Shopify store and inventory grow, managing shipments can become more and more complex. Many times, merchants may use different shipping providers, and use each provider’s online portal to manage shipping for that provider. This can become cumbersome as your shipping information is spread out in different places. This is where the Shippo for Shopify app can help.

In this post, we will look at how you can use Shippo to manage all aspects of shipping in one place, and the different options provided by the app. Read More…

May 2016 App of the Month: Product Reviews App

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We recently wrote about how to encourage product reviews from customers and featured the Product Reviews app by Shopify. The app allows you to add a reviews area to your product pages, and manage these reviews, including bulk actions.

In this post, we take a deeper dive into the free Product Reviews app and look at the various options in the app. Read More…

April 2016 App of the Month: Related Blog Posts

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Blogs are becoming an essential part of eCommerce stores. Shopify store owners can use blogs to provide industry or product information, give product tips, showcase user-generated content, provide customer service, and more. Blogs are versatile in how they can be used. But, as your post library gets bigger and bigger, it can become hard for customers to find older posts that are relevant to their interest. This is where the free Related Blog Posts comes in.

In this post, we will go over how related blog posts can help enhance your blog, and how to install and customize the app. Read More…

March App of the Month: Accept Apple Pay on Shopify

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Apple Pay provides an easy way to make secure payments for iPhone and Apple Watch users. Users can enable the feature and then use their Touch ID fingerprint to enable payments online from a mobile device or at near field communication (NFC) terminals.

Now you can use Apple Pay on Shopify stores using the Taply app. In this post, we’ll provide an overview of the app, walk through the installation, and highlight some advantages of using Apple Pay on Shopify. Read More…

February App of the Month: Customize Products in Shopify

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In our previous post about selling personalized products, we covered the Product Customizer app for Shopify. The app recently went through a major update, and is now more intuitive to use, has more features, and has made it even easier to customize products.

In this post, we’ll go over the new layout and some features that make personalization options more easier to manage. For new users, you will have to install the app, and then add a few snippets to your theme files. You can see more instructions in the Quick Start Guide once you install the app. Read More…

Upsell and Cross-Sell Products on Shopify

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Upsell and cross-sell opportunities on your Shopify store can boost sales and lead to a better customer experience. Upselling and cross-selling is an important way to increase average order value.

These can also improve customer and user experience on your store site by making related products easier to find. If done right, upselling and cross-selling make recommendations to customers about products they would or should have bought anyway. This ensures that customers don’t have to create a separate order for related items on your store because they weren’t aware, or search for these products on other vendor websites. Read More…

App of the Month – Bulk Discounts on Shopify

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In this month’s featured app, we do a walkthrough of Shopify‘s own Bulk Discounts app. The app allows you to quickly create multiple discount codes in different sets, and import discount codes from third-party sites.

You can use different sets of discount codes to differentiate simultaneously-active promotions on your store. You can configure a number of settings for each discount set, like start and end dates, types of discounts, number of uses per discount, and more. Plan promotions in advance by setting up start dates in the future. Read More…