Add a Header Bar to Increase Order Values on Shopify

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A number of major brands use a header bar to display useful and relevant information to their online shoppers. If you have a Shopify store, you can take advantage of this very visible area even if it isn’t a part of your store’s theme. You can accomplish this through a number of free and paid apps.

In this post, we will go over how a header bar can enhance your online store, some ideas of what you can include in the bar, and list a few simple Shopify apps you can use to add the bar. Read More…

March 2016 Edition: Top Shopify Apps

Best Free Shopify apps

Every quarter, we list highly rated apps that allow you to beef up the features in your Shopify store. In this edition of top Shopify apps, we list free apps that allow you to take pre-orders for out-of-stock products, get better analytics for your store data, enable loyalty points to reward customers, implement live Facebook chat for customer support, and automate thank you emails for a personalized touch. Read More…

Essential Shopify Store Checklist for 2016

Shopify Store Checklist

As sales grow slower after the holidays, the beginning of the year can be a great time to beef up your Shopify for the coming year. In this post, we’ll give you a Shopify store checklist of essential things that can enhance your eCommerce business.

Here is a list of things you can work on to improve your store functionality and design, tap different channels for marketing, and create great customer experiences. 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…

September 2015 Edition: Top Free Shopify Apps

Best Free Shopify apps

Shopify has a number of free apps that you can use to enhance your online store. In our previous post about top free Shopify apps, we looked at apps for enhancing your receipts, including product reviews, printing orders, managing email newsletters, and more.

In this month’s edition of top free Shopify Apps, we will go over how to create a simple coupon pop up for your store, have a page on your store with your social media streams, enable targeted marketing within your store, and manage shipping information. Read More…

Create Customized Shopify Invoices

Customize Shopify Invoices

Many businesses and customers rely on invoices to keep track of inventory and goods purchased from online stores. Shopify has a number of apps and tools to help you create a lasting impression with your Shopify invoices.

Invoices may be a minor part of a customer’s interaction with your store. But, a well designed, delivered-on-time, and branded invoice shows that you (and your brand) puts that little extra care in all things you do. You can automate and customize your invoices easily without any code on Shopify. Read More…

Shopify App of the Month: Automate Daily Deals

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We’re trying something new here at ShopStorm: We’ll be picking one helpful app a month to review on our blog. This is our first edition!

Promotions, flash sales, and discounts are a good way to clear out inventory and increase your sales. Your Shopify store comes out-of-the-box with the ability to provide discounts through promo codes for your products.

You can select a discount as a dollar value or a percentage off of the original price of a product. But you may want to give customers different discounts based on specific products (or product variants) or deals for only a certain time-period after which these automatically expire. Enter the Daily Deal app. Read More…