21 Shopify Apps to Increase Sales [2019 Version]

87% of Shopify stores say they rely on apps to run and grow their business. But with more than 3,000 apps in the Shopify App Store, it can be hard to find the ones that will actually help you increase sales. 

Therefore, we have done a ton of research to help you find the best Shopify apps to increase sales. 

These apps will help you promote your store, turn visitors into customers, sell across channels and reward customer loyalty.

And most of them are FREE and extremely easy to use 📈. 

We’ve broken the list down into categories to help you navigate our top picks.

Marketing and Loyalty

If you want to use email or Messenger marketing to promote your Shopify store, Privy can help you build your subscriber list. With Privy, you can configure sign-up pop-ups, exit intent forms and other ways to grow your subscriber list. Forms and popups are fully customizable, enabling you to create the look and feel as well as tone of voice that matches with your brand. Privy works with Omnisend, Klaviyo and many other marketing automation tools.  

Privy is free for up to 5000 average monthly page views. Paid plans start at $20/month. Learn more here.  

Even though Messenger doesn’t have the same reach as email, there is one area where Messenger performs better than any other digital marketing channel, and that’s engagement. Nearly all messages will be read and half of them result in a click. This results in revenue increases. Our WhatsApp & Messenger Marketing App runs your campaigns on auto-pilot and offers:

  • Live chat plugins for Messenger and WhatsApp. 
  • Subscriber growth tools. Multiple popup templates, a checkbox and advanced triggers like exit intent. 
  • Cart recovery, shipping notifications and broadcasting. Automatically send messages upon cart abandonment and checkout, or write an important update to all contacts. 

WhatsApp & Messenger Marketing is a free app and generates 7-15% extra sales within 30 days for Shopify merchants. 

3. Omnisend

Omnisend is one of the best rated email marketing platforms on the Shopify App Store. Here’s why. 

  • Easy set-up with pre-built templates and an existing Shopify integration. No coding required. 
  • Various subscriber growth tools. Signup boxes, popups, landing pages and wheel of fortune. 
  • Omnichannel and 3rd party integrations. Multiple channels are offered on a single platform: Email, SMS, Push Notifications, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Facebook custom audience, Google Retargeting Ads and more. 
  • Targeting and segmentation. Target your messages to the right person at the right time. Use email blasts or automation workflows. 

Omnisend is free for up to 15,000 emails per month. Paid plans start at $16/month. Learn more here.  

4. Smile: Rewards & Loyalty

The best way to build a profitable bottomline is through customer loyalty. Smile makes it extremely easy to launch your own loyalty program with 3 options:

  • Points. Reward any customers for valuable actions like writing a product review, making a purchase and creating an account. Rewards can include discounts, free shipping or free product.
  • VIP. A VIP program allows you to strengthen connections with your top customers through increasing rewards, status, and perks. Exclusive rewards can include gifts, discounts and invites to special events. 
  • Referrals. With referrals, you can mobilize your best customers to refer like-minded people to your brand, effectively growing your community without any additional costs.

Access to the points and referral program is free with limited features. Paid plans start at $49 per month. Learn more here

5. Referral Candy

Word of mouth influences 80% of buying decisions, and customers trust referrals over every other channel. Your customers will know at least one other new customer; why not reward them for making a referral?

Referral Candy is one of the best Shopify apps to launch your referral program. In contrast to Smile.io, this app is fully dedicated to referrals. They offer automatic reward delivery, referral reminders, full customization with a theme editor and a dashboard where you can track referrals.

Plans start at $49 per month.

Sales and Conversion

6. Loox ‑ Photo Reviews

When shoppers first visit your online store, you need to win their trust. One of the most effective ways to do that is to include social proof such as product reviews and testimonials.

According to Loox, products that included photo reviews increased conversions by up to 91%. Photo reviews can be hosted on any page of your store. 

This app offers a quick setup with plans starting at $9.99.  

7. Sales Pop ‑ Popup Notification

Sales Pop shows notifications when people buy products in your store. This creates FOMO and trust as it highlights that people want your products. Sales Pop offers beautifully designed notifications and currently supports English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese. 

Run an A/B test for 15 days with and without Sales Pop to measure the impact. Their app is free up to 1,000 unique visitors per month. Paid plans start at $29 per month.

8. Free Shipping Bar

88% of consumers would be more likely to shop at a site online if they were promised free shipping. You get unlimited number of impressions and a fully customizable banner that offers an 1-click installation. The basic version of this app is for free with premium features like geo targeting and performance tracking available on a $9.99 per month paid plan. 

9. PushOwl Web Push Notifications

Website push notifications are a highly effective marketing channel. Automated abandoned cart push notifications can help you increase sales and re-engage visitors to your site who have left. Opting in for push notifications requires just 1 click, making it easy for your visitors to subscribe. You are able to target both desktop and mobile (Android) visitors.

PushOwl is free up to 500 impressions. Paid plans start at $19 per month.

10. ReConvert post purchase upsell

Your store’s thank you page gives you the perfect retention boosting opportunity. By optimizing your thank you page & adding upsells or cross sell, you will re-engage customers who just completed a purchase with your store, & catch them when they are most likely to buy or to comply with other requests.

Implement post purchase surveys, birthday collectors, product upsell or cross sell and many more ways to drive additional sales. Reconvert helps you with all of that and offers a rich range of integrations.   

Their app is free up to 50 orders per month. Paid plans start at $7.99 per month.

11. Tagalys

Online Merchandising is the science of dynamically displaying products on any eCommerce product listing page to increase visitor engagement and conversion. Rated 4.8/5 in G2 Crowd, Tagalys is one of the leading merchandising products.

Merchants using Tagalys have increased their conversion rates by 30% & increased productivity by 60%. You can visually merchandise or curate products on your collections to ensure it exactly matches your expectations.

Tagalys’ Shopify app is free and a great way to take your visual merchandising to the next level.

Fulfilment and Customer Service

12. Subscriptions by ReCharge

ReCharge makes selling repeat orders or monthly subscription boxes simple. Manage your repeat orders in one powerful yet simple all-in-one platform with configurable delivery and cut-off dates, inventory forecasting, and order management.

ReCharge is a Shopify Plus-approved platform and powers some of the largest subscription stores on Shopify such as Soylent, Hubble Contacts, LOLA, Dr. Axe, and Death Wish Coffee.

Paid plans start at $39.99 per month.

13. AfterShip

AfterShip makes it very easy for Shopify stores to manage product returns. 

The app gives you a branded returns center that lets customers submit returns in a couple of clicks. Customers will be automatically informed about the status of their returns and any refunds. AfterShip also makes it easy to generate a tracking page for each shipment. This page can be customized with your brand logo and social media pictures.  

Aftership is free up to 50 orders per month. Paid plans start at $9 per month.

14. Gorgias ‑ Support & Live chat

Using Gorgias gives your customer support team a true all-in-one help desk experience across email, live chat, phone, Facebook, Instagram, contact us page in one unified view to streamline your support tickets, saving you time and money.

As opposed to solutions like Zendesk or Freshdesk, Gorgias has an extremely powerful integration with Shopify and Shopify Plus, so that you can see order details for a customer, and refund, cancel, duplicate orders without leaving the help desk app.

Plans start at $60 per month.

15. Callback Request

A simple way to increase sales is by offering a callback request button on your store. Businesses using Callback see a 25% conversion on phone or SMS conversations. Callbacks work especially well for high priced, niche, or B2B sales.

Their app is free up to 20 leads per month. Paid plans start at $9 per month.

16. Post Purchase Survey

Implementing a survey right after your customers make a purchase is an easy, non-intrusive way to help you boost your e-commerce sales. By collecting website feedback, you get to learn directly from your customers how to improve the buying experience and overcome potential objections. The insights you’ll gain are some of the quickest wins you can have when it comes to increasing your sales and conversions.

Also, the Post Purchase Survey app is completely free :-).

Products and Inventory

17. Judge.me Product Reviews

Judge.me helps you collect and display reviews about your products and Shopify store. Review stars will be displayed directly across Google search results, Facebook page as well as your own store. By conveying trust towards shoppers you increase your conversion rate, organic traffic, and buyer engagement by leveraging your user-generated content. 

A forever free plan is available with premium features available for $15 per month.

18. Shogun Landing Page Builder

Building beautiful landing pages can be a hard task, yet Shogun’s Landing Page Builder makes it very easy! Without any coding skills, you can quickly create pages that fit with the look & feel of your Shopify store. Shogun’s page are responsive and work on any device as well as any Shopify theme. 

Paid plans start at $39 per month.

19. Back In Stock: Customer Alerts

Don’t miss out on customers who wish to purchase an out of stock product. The Back In Stock app makes it very easy for customers to signup for email or SMS alerts. When you restock products the waiting customers are alerted instantly to bring them back to your store and complete the purchase. This app is especially great for flash sales, coming soon items, and even pre-orders. 

The Back In Stock app has a superior rating and is free up to 5 email notifications per month. Paid plans start at $19 per month.

20. Superchargify ‑ AMP + PWA

Superchargify is a complete mobile solution for your store to boost sales, customer engagement, and search presence. AMP offers instant loading times and boosts search ranking whereas PWA offers your customers to install your store as an app on Android and iOS with preloading capabilities.

With fast loading time and friendly user experience, Superchargify customers have seen increased engagement and sales with AMP & PWA.

A free plan is available with premium features & integrations starting at $9 per month.

21. SEO Image Optimizer ‑SEO Tools

SEO can help you improve the discoverability of your store and increase your traffic. Moz reported that 26.79% of searches take place on Google Images. This app helps your product images appear more prominently in search results. With more than 150.000 Shopify served and 3.500 reviews, this app is a no brainer. 

A free is available with limited features. Premium features are offered in a paid plan for $24.99 per month. 

Want to learn more about SEO? Check out this comprehensive E-commerce SEO Guide.

Visit the Shopify App Store for more apps

While the apps above are some of the best Shopify apps to increase sales, there are plenty more to discover on the app store. It all depends on  your specific needs and the type of value you’re expecting an app to provide.

Visit the Shopify App Store to browse even more apps by use case, and feel free to share your favourite ones in the comments. Good luck!

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