Shopify has now made setting up your dropshipping business easy.
With the hunderds of apps available, it can be difficult to choose the right ones for your store.
Looking for a certain feature from your theme but not too savvy with coding?
There is usually an app for what you’re trying to achieve.
These tools when used correctly will enhance your customers experience with your business in return increasing your sales and profits.
If you’re getting started with your own dropshipping store, this list will help you save a lot of time.
Top 11 Shopify Apps for Your Store
1. Loox Photo Reviews
This app helps build social proof on your e-commerce store. Social proof helps create trust between you and the customer leading to more sales and profits.
Social proof helps to validate any concerns or obstacles a customer may have before making their purchase.
This app is clean and allows the user to upload their own images. You can also respond to customer reviews left on your store to show your customers that you value their time and money.
Loox Photo Reviews can be set on autopilot, freeing up your time so that you can focus on the big stuff.
2. Conversio Marketing Automation
Recently called receitful, this app is used to edit the sales confirmation email when a customer places an order on your store. It costs more to acquire a new customer compared to keeping an existing one.
By customizing your emails, you can add elements to the layout which can help improve the shopping experience and customer satisfaction. For example, you can add custom coupon codes tailored to individual customers.
This personalization helps create a long term relationship with each customer. Small things like this keep the customer coming back and bringing you sales.
Frequently Bought Together
An excellent app everyone must have! Similar to Amazon, this app allows customers to add multiple products to their cart, increasing average order value.
Combining similar products and creating bundles encourages the customer to buy more from you. Customers love to save money where they can and an app like this can help sell your stock faster.
3. Consistent Cart
This app allows you to set up different email sequences and automate your email marketing strategy.
For example, when a customer visits your store, adds some products to their cart but for some reason closes the browser or hits the back button.
Consistent Cart will send out an email reminding the customer to complete their checkout.
You can also customize emails to suit customer behaviors. If you’re running an e-commerce store for auto car parts, you can target specific emails which include product promotions for certain makes and models.
The more targeted you are, the more likely the customer you will make a sale.
4. Easy Messenger – Live Chat
Customers are always going to have questions and hesitations when purchasing online.
This app is a great way to answer questions which customers may have.
Having live chat increase the chances of a customer starting a conversation with you. You can also entice them with a discount code to make a sale.
Talk to your customers like a friend to build the relationship.
5. Bold Upsell – Upsell Smarter
Dropshipping profit margins can sometimes be a little on the low side depending on the product you’re marketing.
An upsell app helps suggest a similar product to increase sales and profits when the customer is just about to complete their checkout.
Think of fast food restaurants, they will always ask if you would like fries or upgrade the meal size for a small fee.
6. Sales Pop – Sales Notifications
This app helps create social proof. When customers see other people buying, they’re more likely to make a purchase themselves.
However, an app like this can also become quite distracting so use it with care.
7. Free Shipping Bar by Hexton
A must-have app for your Shopify store and is very customizable. It can be used to advertise different promotions your store currently has such as Free Shipping, discount codes and current events.
8. Hurrify-Countdown Timer
This app helps create urgency and FOMO. Please use this app ethically and honor the offers you are promoting.
It is highly customizable and will help increase conversion rates during big promotions and sales events.
Oberlo has many useful features with automating your dropshipping business. You can import products and process customer orders with just a few clicks.
You can outsource and train a virtual assistant to use Oberlo and process orders for you while you focus on the more important tasks.
10. Free Trust Badge by Hektor
This app adds trust badges to your product pages to increase trust, creating more conversions for your business.
It is a good idea to run a test to see if your business really needs these trust badges.
Sometimes it is better to have these trust badges visible during the checkout process so that customers have a sense of security when completing online transactions.
11. Aftership – Tracking & Notify
With dropshipping, shipping can sometimes take up to 20 days for a customer to receive their goods.
It is a good idea to have a section on your website where customers can check their order status. Customers have ease of mind knowing where their package is even though delivery might take longer than average.
This will save you time answering emails from customers who are concerned about their order.
Are These Apps Worth Your Money?
Apps used correctly will help automate and scale up your dropshipping business.
It is important to make sure you have the budget to spend on paid apps. It is quite easy to create a snowball effect on your expenses!
If you would like to learn more about creating your very own successful dropshipping business click here.
Or you can head over to my other review where I review eCom Turbo, one of the fastest Shopify themes on the market.
What are apps are you currently using on your Shopify store? Let me know in the comments below.