If you’re looking for an ecommerce platform that’s simple to use, has a sleek, beautiful design, and has an online marketplace where your products have an additional chance of finding their audience, Tictail might be just the choice for you.
To help you with your budding ecommerce business, the platform offers different apps (including an integration with Printful), so here are the top 10 we recommend for your store right now.
I’m going to sound like a broken record here, but I’ll say it anyway: email marketing really works. So why not download an app that will help you send professional emails to your list. Sendicate is perfect for this purpose; it features affordable pricing, beautiful templates, and analytics. Its emails are also optimized for mobile use, which, as we know, is super important these days. With this app, your email list will be excited to open your messages.
Pricing depends on the number of subscribers you’re emailing; it’s free for 0-500 subscribers.
Product Upsell showcases last-minute add-on products to your customers as they’re checking out. Featured products are customizable and based on what’s already in their cart, so you know they’re relevant to your customer’s interests.
Already back in 2006, Amazon reported that 35% of its revenue resulted from their upselling and cross sales efforts. With shoppers open to discovering and buying new products, Product Upsell can be a vital tool to increase sales. Plus, check out our blog post if you need some inspiration for upselling and cross-selling strategies.
Try it free for 30 days, $7.50/month.
3. Featured Products (no longer available)
Do you have a new product that you’d like your store visitors to notice? Or maybe you’ve put some products on sale, and you don’t want anyone to miss it? You can draw special attention to your faves of the moment with the Featured Products app.
It’s up to you to decide what exactly you’d like to focus on. For example, if a holiday or a celebration of some kind is approaching, you can show off your themed designs. Select the products you’d like to put in the spotlight, and the app will create a slideshow that you can feature on your store.
Try it for free for 30 days, $2/month.
When it comes to sales, customer recommendations go a long way – 88% of shoppers trust consumer recommendations. Wouldn’t you feel more encouraged to buy something online after reading about somebody else’s positive experience? With YotPo, it’s easier than ever to receive feedback from other customers.
YotPo automatically sends review requests to your customers after they have made their purchase. It also lets you use these positive reviews as ads for your products, sharing them across your social channels. You get to learn what people love about your products and pass on the knowledge to future customers.
Try YotPo, free!
These days, one of the first places where people go to both share and look up others’ reviews of different products is social media. We want our loyal army of followers to know when we’ve found something awesome (and, of course, to warn them when something’s not up to the expected standards).
Kudobuzz helps you collect these reviews from Twitter, Facebook, and Google+, which you can then add to your store for social proof.
The best part? Kudobuzz Social Testimonials is a free app!
6. Show & Tell
While Kudobuzz can help you with Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ reviews, there’s another social media channel which is buzzing with activity – I’m talking about Instagram, of course.
You know the saying – a picture is worth a thousand words. With the Show & Tell app, you can get those thousands-of-words-worth of pictures on your storefront, where potential customers will see that crucial bit of social proof – someone’s already bought the product, and it looks great. The app lets you control what gets posted on your site, so if there’s a little less flattering opinion floating around, you can simply choose not to add it.
Try it for free for 30 days, $4.50/month.
Want to promote a particular product or collection, but don’t want to clutter your page with too many different products in one place? In this case, a simple, but effective promotion bar is exactly what you need.
The Promotion Bar app is super simple to use and customize. Add your promo text, a CTA button, and decide on the product that you’d like to feature. That’s it!
Try it for free for 30 days, after that it’s $4/month.
There are many people out there who grimace when they see a pop up jump out while they’re browsing a site. But the cold hard truth is that pop ups do work – while many might find them annoying, they can be very useful. Be it another email added to your subscribers list, an extra purchase made because of a discount code, or even a simple “like” on your Facebook page.
The Simple Message app lets you create simple, text and/or image based pop-ups that tell your customers whatever you’d like to share with them. It can be a discount code, an announcement of a special new product collection, or anything else that comes to mind.
The first 30 days are for free, then it’s $5/month.
Playing the Facebook Ad game is not always easy – so why turn down a little help? The Easy Social Ads app helps you craft ads for Facebook, which in turn help you get more visitors and buyers to your site. Note that although the app itself is available for free, you’ll still need to pay for the ads themselves, of course.
Try Easy Social Ads – for free!
10. Bento Box
As the purchases start rolling in, you’ll want to keep track of what people like, when your buyers are most active, where they come from etc. This way you’ll be able to create effective marketing campaigns in the future, target your ads more accurately, and more and more people will be more likely to make a purchase on your store.
Bento Box is an app that gathers information about your customers and their orders in one place, making it easy to notice common trends and giving you valuable insight into your target market.
Try it for free for 30 days, $5/month.
Did we miss your favorite app? Share it in the comments!
Apps won’t run your store on their own, of course – you’ll still need to do the heavy lifting. But don’t worry – we’ve got an ebook that’s full of great advice that’ll help you out with this part.