Whether you want to add customer reviews, improve email marketing, publish your products to Facebook, or get in-depth analytics, there's definitely 'an app for that'.
But 1200 apps is a lot to choose from.
That's why we thought it would be a good idea to highlight the top 20 most installed free apps across our entire platform.
If you're just getting started on Shopify – or you just want to see which apps everybody else is using – then this is for you.
Here they are!
If you are looking for a business idea, or you are in need of a product to sell, Oberlo can help you. With Oberlo, you can search a marketplace of products that you can import directly into your Shopify store. When you receive an order, Oberlo will ship the product directly to your customers. There is no need for you to worry about packaging or shipping.
MailChimp for Shopify allows you to integrate your Mailchimp account with your Shopify store. With MailChimp for Shopify you can automatically add your customers to Mailchimp, target email campaigns based on buying behavior, and easily promote your store with email marketing.
Order Printer lets you quickly and easily print invoices, labels, receipts, packing slips, and more. You can customize and create templates to suit any need or print in bulk to speed up your shipping process.
Shopify Product reviews allows you to add a customer review feature to your products. This provides a way for your customers to engage with you, as well as each other to encourage sales.
Google Shopping allows you to sync your Shopify store with Google Merchant Center, simply and easily using a direct, automatic API feed to keep your listings up to date.
6. Plug in SEO
Plug in SEO tells you if your store has any issues with search engine performance that will be worthwhile to fix. Once you install it, the app checks your store's homepage, determines the verdict and displays details.
Facebook Store lets you showcase and sell products directly on your Facebook Page. Customers can share their favorite products with their friends and you can reach more customers and drive more traffic to your store.
Bulk Discounts is a free app that lets you import discount codes into your store, or create large quantities of discount codes for your customers to use.
Free Shipping Bar allows you to display your free shipping offer in a slide out bar, show progressive messages when customer put more items in their shopping cart, and congratulate customers when they got free shipping offers.
10. ALT Text
ALT Text will automatically generate the ALT text for your Shopify store's images based on a set of parametres, helping you to get more traffic from search engines.
Receiptful is an automated marketing platform that enables you to supercharge all of your customer interactions in a way that maximises your Customer Lifetime Value.
Yotpo helps Shopify store owners generate product reviews which they can then easily share to their Facebook and Twitter profiles to drive new traffic and sales. Yotpo is free and helps you leverage the power of social proof to increase trust and sell more.
Printful syncs your Shopify store to dropship custom-printed products like t-shirts. When an order is made on your Shopify store, it's automatically sent to Printful, and they will print it and ship it to your customer.
Improved Contact Form creates a popup contact form for your Shopify store that tells you where your visitor is located and what pages were viewed before contacting you.
Better Coupon Box will help to turn every visitor into potential customer. When customers first enter your store, a beautiful and responsive popup will show up to offer them a discount for following one of your social profiles.
AfterShip allows you to track all your shipments in one place and send delivery updates to customers automatically. It supports FedEx, USPS, DHL, UPS, and 350+ carriers.
17. eBay Importer
The eBay Importer is an app that will copy your Ebay catalogue into your Shopify store. It supports active, scheduled, and unsold products, and handles product images, variations, and categories automatically.
Shippo integrates your Shopify orders and allows you to print labels with one click. Choose your parcel dimension, pickup date, service type and preferred carrier and you will get your label within seconds.
With Social Media Stream, you can showcase your posts from Facebook, Twitter, Instagram Youtube, Pinterest and Tumblr on one page. This can help you gain social media followers and reduce the amount of time you spend on embedding pictures and posts.
Shopify's Digital Downloads app is a free, easy to use app that allows you to offer digital products in your Shopify store. Customers get access to content instantly and product updates are automatically forwarded to customers.
We hope this list has helped you find some new apps for your store that you might not have been aware of before. Happy selling!
About The Author
Mark Macdonald is the Content Manager at Shopify. Get more from Mark on Twitter.