The Shopify app store is filled with hundreds of great apps, apps that help merchants in streamlining their day-to-day tasks, add brand new functionality to their store and make it quite easier to run their businesses. Now being an important part of a Shopify development company, I often get asked which of those apps are the “best” or worth investing. Honestly speaking, with so many different business needs and tastes, it’s nearly impossible to come with a single answer. Till now, we have crawled through hundreds of listings and found a bunch of few apps that can provide immense value for just about any business owner who uses them especially to be part of one of the biggest sales events of the year, i.e. black Friday and Cyber Monday.
FOMO: Social Proof in Real-Time
When a new visitor comes across your store, social proof is something that relaxes them. Showing off past customer experience will enhance your credibility. That’s why FOMO (formerly known as Notify) is required. The name also means “fear of missing out” which eventually compels people to want things because other people want them too. FOMO accomplishes this task by simply showcasing all the recent purchases in a small notification that pops up in the corner of your store.
Right from your past customer’s names, location, the product they purchased, the notifications can show everything just to tell new customers that they are not alone. In case, if you are among those businessmen who plan for a high volume of sales in a short span, FOMO is best to consider.
Product Discount: An Easier Way to Run a Sale
One of the crucial parts of any festive appeal is the promise of deals you don’t get at any other time of the year. Chances are there that you will be putting a lot of your products on sale at once and need an app to manage things accordingly. Here is the time when product discount enters the stage, it makes easy to set up a variety of offers and even schedule them to go live during a specific time.
Using the Shopify app turns out to be pretty much simpler than having to create discount codes for every item as well as hoping for customers to find them soon. However, the price isn’t the only way to put your products on sale. In fact, you can even think of combining Product Discount and Product Upsell to create more complex sales offers such as a free gift for customers who spend a certain amount, a discount for buying multiple items, “buy one get one free”, and more.
Privy: Pop-Ups Your Customers Can’t Ignore
In case, if you consider yourself among popup haters, you need to understand that it’s only because they are so effective at capturing emails. Privy lets you easily add pop-ups to your store, customize their look, and even set when and where they “pop up” so you don’t overwhelm visitors. In fact, with the help of such pop-ups, you can present visitors who are about to leave your store without buying with some kind of offer in exchange for an email.