Shopify Apps: The Best 40+ Free and Paid Apps

If you've worked with Shopify in the past, you've asked the question, “Which Shopify apps are the best?” The question generally comes from beginners trying to scale up their stores, but eventually, you'll start hearing similar thoughts ringing in your head. Although this time, it'll be more focused, like apps for accounting, email marketing or social media. You're also bound to hear yourself thinking about budgetary restraints, meaning the free and affordable apps are generally on your radar first.

Although this time, it'll be more focused, like apps for accounting, email marketing or social media. You're also bound to hear yourself thinking about budgetary restraints, meaning the free and affordable apps are generally on your radar first.

As you learn from on our Shopify reviews, this platform has consistently squashed competition because of a modern interface, beautiful support options and one of the best app stores on the market. In fact, there's no comparison, Shopify apps are far easier to install and use than other platforms.

So, in an effort to cut down your research, we want to review the best paid and free apps in the Shopify store. We sprinkled in apps from all categories, ranging from marketing to sales, social media to shipping, and customer service to reporting.

1. Product Reviews

shopify apps - product reviews

Pricing: Free

If you'd like to add simple product review areas for customers to fill out, Product Reviews is the solution for you. It's completely free, and you get features such as bulk filtering, exporting, importing, SEO friendly review scores and more.

2. Xero

shopify apps - xero

Pricing: Starting at $5 per month

The Xero Shopify app exports your orders to the amazing Xero accounting program. This way you can see beautiful financial reports, create invoices and receive global tax support. Read more about this fantastic solution in our detailed Xero review.

3. Smile: Rewards & Loyalty

shopify apps - smile plugin

Pricing: There's a free plan

We don't need to tell you, the more a customer engages with your brand, the better there's a chance of them becoming a loyal follower of yours. This is where having an enticing rewards program comes into its own.

Luckily for you, the Smile: Rewards & Loyalty plugin offers its users three styles of rewards program to choose from:

  1. The loyalty points program
  2. The referral program
  3. The VIP program

Any of these options provide customers with an avenue to engage with your brand. Not to mention, they also encourage shoppers to spread the word about your store.

Btw, did you check my full Shopify review?

4. Oberlo

shopify apps - oberlo

Pricing: Starting at $4.90 per month

Oberlo is a dropshipper's dream because it imports large lists of products from AliExpress, and you don't have to worry about shipping, storage or packaging. In addition, your inventory counts and prices are constantly updated. And even better- Oberlo app users have exclusive access to the Oberlo Supply marketplace that offers a host of advantages such as hand-picked suppliers, bulk ordering and faster shipping times.

Don't forget to read our Oberlo review.

Update: Shopify now offers Oberlo as an embedded app within the platform.

5. Spocket

Pricing: Free plan available, plus 7-day free trial on the premium paid plans ($49/month and $99/month)

Here’s another helpful app for dropshippers. Spocket essentially helps you identify the best US and EU products to sell, plus leverage its expansive marketplace to link up with suppliers who are positioned closest to your target market. Consequently, you’ll be able to maintain a favorable shipping delivery record of 2-5 days. This platform also comes with a large database that makes the product searching process conveniently easily. In addition to that, you can take advantage of Spocket to automate your Shopify dropshipping business.

Don't forget to read our Spocket review.

6. Facebook Messenger Marketing

shopify apps - Facebook Messenger Marketing

Pricing: Free

Did you know Facebook Messenger boasts an average open rate that's as high as 80%?

So unsurprisingly, more and more entrepreneurs are using plugins to interact with their Facebook Messenger subscribers. From there, they can do all sorts of things to build a relationship with them.

For example-

  • Sending order receipts
  • Sending shipping updates
  • Launch marketing campaigns to different segments of your following
If that sounds good, give the Facebook Messenger Marketing app a go- after all, it's free, so you have nothing to lose!]

7. Shopify POS

shopify apps - shopify pos

Pricing: Free to $40 per month

If you own a physical store, or you'd like to sell product while on the move, the Shopify POS app provides a beautiful mobile app and a free card reader. It sends email receipts, accepts payments and tracks everything from orders to customers.

Don't forget to read our Shopify POS review.

8. Privy – Free email popups

shopify apps - privy

Pricing: Free ($24 per month for the next plan up)

Create banners, announcement bars and popups with the Privy app. It all ties into your cart abandonment and exit intent strategy, and you can integrate with platforms like Mailchimp, Soundest and Adroll.

Dont forget to read our Privy review.

 

9. Parcelify

shopify apps - pacefly

Pricing: $7.99 per month, 30-day free trial

It doesn't matter whether you're setting up shipping rates for local or international deliveries because the Parcelify app allows for custom shipping rates. For example, you could specify that local customers get cheaper shipping, while international folks have to pay a little more.

 

10. Pre-Order Manager

shopify apps - pre-order

Pricing: $24.95 per month

The whole point of the Pre-Order Manager app is to accept pre-orders from your customers, all without having to pay for the app. You can enable this for individual products and even limit the number of pre-orders that come in for each of your products.

11. Free Shipping & Hello Bar

shopify apps - free shipping & hello bar

Pricing: $8.95 per month

Whether you're offering a free gift, free shipping or any other type of promotion, you should consider utilizing this free promotional bar that pops up when someone is browsing your site. Adding links and buttons is possible with Free Shipping and Hello Bar, and you can change around the location, color and overall style of your bar.

12. Bold Social Autopilot

shopify apps - bold social autopilot

Pricing: Free

The Bold Social AutoPilot app delivers Twitter tweets and Pinterest pins to those networks without you having to think about anything. The tool pulls from your product pages and blog posts, so you'll never have empty social feeds again.

13. WhatShare

shopify apps - whatshare

Pricing: Free

The WhatShare app offers a simple social sharing button that has shown to improve conversions and get the word out about your products. It consolidates all of the sharing buttons into one, and you can track all of the products and pages getting shared.

14. Instafeedshopify apps - instafeed

Pricing: Free plan available

If your products make for quality Instagram posts, there's no reason you shouldn't be showing an Instagram gallery on your Shopify store. Instafeed app lets you select how many photos to put in the live feed, engaging more customers and showing them you have an Instagram page.

15. Quickbooks® Sync by Bold

shopify apps - quickbooks

Pricing: Free plan available

We recommend installing the Intuit app if that's the software you use for your bookkeeping. It lets you export orders directly into QuickBooks, and you receive some seamless reporting to view with the click of a button.

16. TRUST

shopify apps - trust

Pricing: Free plan available

Sometimes you have to pay for security and trust seals to make your customers feel confident about shopping at your site. TRUST gives you plenty of seals for free, including a PCI Compliance Seal, SSL Seal, Secure Architecture Seal, and Money Back Guarantee Seal

17. ShipMonk | Order Fulfillment

shopify apps - shipmonk plugin

Pricing: Free to install

ShipMonk provides a powerful order fulfillment service that enables eCommerce entrepreneurs to adopt a more proactive attitude towards shipping and fulfillment.

‘How?!' we hear you cry.

Well, this software permits users to track their SKUs across a plethora of sales channels. You can also group together infinite product combinations, so you can make edits to your products without having to worry about the effect it'll have on:

  • Tracking,
  • Stock levels,
  • Order fulfillment,

How clever is that?!

18. Infinite Options

shopify apps - infinite options

Pricing: Free

If your product needs to be personalized in any way, or if you have lots of product variants, we recommend checking out the free Infinite Options app. You receive an unlimited number of product options, such as engraving, monogramming, radio boxes, dropdown menus and more.

19. Low Stock Alert

shopify apps - low-stock-alert

Pricing: From $5.99 per month

Most smaller stores don't need a complicated restocking tool. So the Low Stock Alert app sends you email notifications when an item is low or out of stock. You can import and export CSV, while also looking at a full grid with stock levels.

20. Restocked Alerts – Back in stock alerts

shopify apps - restocked alert

Pricing: Free Trial (Starting at $14.99 per month)

Here's another option for managing your inventory. The main difference is that the Restocked Alerts app notifies customers when an item is back in stock. Therefore, you can improve your sales through customers who showed interest but missed out on full shelves.

21. ByteStand – Amazon to Shopify in one click

shopify apps - bytestand

Pricing: Free Trial (Starting at $10 per month)

Many businesses only sell on Amazon. But if you're thinking of also opening a Shopify store, the ByteStand app is the way to do it. Capture everything from images to complete product listings, and watch as one button populates the Shopify store with all items in your Amazon shop.

22. SEO Manager

shopify apps - seo manager

Pricing: Starting at $20 per month

From managing 404 errors to templating titles, the SEO Manager app launches your SEO options to a new level. Whether it's Google, Bing or Yahoo, features like SEO scanning, suggestions, advanced meta settings and sitemap management are sure to move you up in the search rankings.

23. Pop-Up Window

shopify apps - pop-up window

Pricing: Starting at $5.95 per month

The Pop-Up Window app has mobile responsive pop-up windows and forms, and it integrates with services like Mailchimp and Klaviyo. Coupon codes are available, and you get other features like exporting, customization, frequency changes and typography options.

24. Last Second Coupon by Hextom

shopify apps - last second coupon

Pricing: Free to $5.99 per month

This app has advanced targeting and amazing customization tools by popping a coupon in front of customers who are trying to leave. For example, using Last Second Coupon, you could grab sales from abandoned carts and window shoppers.

25. ReCharge Recurring Billing & Subscriptions

Pricing: (Free trial for 60 days) Starting at $39.99 per month

This is the most robust recurring billing app with an onslaught of features. Customers can manage subscriptions from your website, while you can decide when to bill your customers. Along with bulk imports, major credit card integrations and multiple delivery options, the ReCharge app stands out.

26. Data Export

shopify apps - data export

Pricing: Starting from $5 per month

Data Export can help you report and analyze any data from your store. Hundreds of Shopify merchants use Data export for sales, inventory, refunds, tax, billing, fulfillment, accounting, payout and many more custom reports. Data Export can be used to create custom dashboard using Google Sheets.

27. Cross-Sell

shopify apps - cross sell

Pricing: Starting at $19.99 per month

The Cross-Sell app puts you in control of what you'd like your relevant products to be. Instead of relying on an algorithm, you choose the related up sells based on complementary items and more information. You can specify how many cross-sells to show, and it lets you customize the text above the recommendations.

28. Social Login

shopify apps - social-login

Pricing: Starting at $1.49 per month

The Social Login app links with services like Facebook, LinkedIn and Amazon to provide quick logins for your customers.

29. Covet.pics – Custom & Instagram Galleries

shopify apps - covet pics

Pricing: Free to $49.99 per month

Generate galleries from Instagram, or make your own using the Covet.pics app. The shoppable galleries sell products directly from your photos, and you can curate the images from places like Instagram or your own custom photos.

30. Reviews+Wishlist+Loyalty +more

shopify apps - Reviews+Wishlist+Loyalty +more

Pricing: Starting at $9 per month

Reviews+Wishlist+Loyalty +more boosts social sharing, encourages reviews and rewards customers for taking action on your site. For example, the system prompts buyers to make reviews and share their purchases with friends.

31. Correios – SEDEX – PAC

shopify apps - coreios

Pricing: Starting at $4.99 per month

Correios is one of our favorite shipping apps, since it automatically shows customers shipping times and costs involved with each purchase.

32. Store Pickup + Delivery

shopify apps - Store Pickup + Delivery

Pricing: Starting at $29 per month

Here's an app that's ideal for stores with brick and mortar shops as well. You can offer in-store pickup, or customers can choose to have their products delivered locally. In addition, the Store Pickup + Delivery app provides in-store up-selling features.

33. ShipStation

shopify apps - shipstation

Pricing: Starting at $9 per month

ShipStation lets you consolidate orders from multiple channels, print shipping labels and gain the best USPS shipping rates possible. You also get a mobile app for managing the whole process.

Don't forget to ckeck out our ShipStation review.

34. Bulk Product Edit by Hextom

shopify apps - Bulk Product Edit

Pricing: Free to $79.99 per month

Interested in bulk editing multiple product prices, product types, weights or descriptions? Bulk Product Edit allows you to edit by collection, keywords and other parameters. You no longer have to edit each product individually.

35. TradeGecko Inventory Management

shopify apps - TradeGecko

Pricing: Starting at $99 per month

TradeGecko is known to make your inventory much easier to manage, so this app syncs TradeGecko with Shopify to monitor inventory and stock levels. All the data is provided in real time.

36. Tidio Live Chat

shopify apps - tidio chat

Pricing: Free to $12 per month

For a more advanced live chat module on your site, the Tidio app lets you always remain online for chatting via mobile devices. You can send automated messages, change languages and view all users on your site.

37. Product Questions and Answers

shopify apps - products questions

Pricing: Free to $4.99 per month

This is similar to the Questions area on Amazon. The Product Questions and Answers app asks customers to post questions on a product page. When an answer is submitted it goes on the product page and sends an email to the customer.

38. Sufio – Automatic Invoices

shopify apps - sufio

Pricing: Starting at $9 per month

Whether you're offering services or large batch order for B2B clients, invoices come in handy. The Sufio app automatically sends the invoices for each order.

39. Improved Contact Form

shopify apps - improved contact form

Pricing: Free plan available

Most Shopify stores come with contact forms, but this one has more to it. The Improved Contact Form app offers popup contact widgets and webpages, along with customizable form fields. Finally, the intelligent form tells you where customers are located before talking to them.

40. Crush.pics – Image Compression

shopify apps - crush pics

Pricing: Free to $19.99 per month

Speed up your site by compressing images automatically! The process is rather simple: Once installed, the Crush.pics app provides lossless compression for current and future images.

41. Xporter Data Export Tool

shopify apps - xporter

Pricing: Starting at $7 per month

We like the Exporter app because it exports data like customers, articles, sales stats and orders in one spreadsheet.

42. Lucky Orange for Shopify

shopify apps - lucky orange

Pricing: Starting at $10 per month

Lucky Orange plays a video of users walking through your website. Combined with heatmaps, polls and form analytics, it gives you insights into when and why customers are leaving your site.

43. HelpCenter – Build an Attractive FAQs Page

shopify apps - help center

Pricing: Free

You should have a FAQs page on your Shopify store. However, there's no need to spend much time on it. Therefore, consider utilizing the HelpCenter app to make a searchable FAQ with beautiful articles, categories, and sections.

 

Which Shopify Apps Are Best for You?

Now that you've had a chance to see our favorite Shopify apps, feel free to recommend some other options in the comments below. We covered just about every category needed for a successful shop, but we know there are plenty more awesome Shopify apps out there.

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