The 10 best Shopify apps for high-growth e-commerce startups.

The 10 Best Shopify Apps For High Growth E-commerce Startups

As a high growth e-commerce startup, when it comes to developing your online store, oftentimes it's better to buy software rather than building it in house. You want to focus on commerce rather than engineering. Luckily, if you choose Shopify as your e-commerce platform, you'll have access to a wide range of app integrations through their App Store. We compiled a list of the 10 best Shopify apps to help you spend more time growing your e-commerce business and less time building it.

Create your announcement banners with newcick.io
Design banners and popups with newcick.io

Newclick

If your running holiday promotions throughout the year, then you'll need to update the messaging on your website. Newclick is the best Shopify app for the job.

Features

  • Create beautiful Shopify banners and popups..
  • Library of templates.
  • Schedule promotions with countdown timers, emoji, colors, and fonts.
  • Fully customize your banner and popup using the HTML editor.

Pricing

Pricing starts at $29 per month and gives you access to all features.

Create your support center with Zendesk
Create your support center with Zendesk

Zendesk

For high growth startups, great customer support is the key to success. Zendesk offers an all in one suite for customer support and chat. Give your customers the answers they need faster and more efficiently.

Features

  • Zendesk Support allows you to manage communication with your customers. As a business owner, you can track how your customer support agents respond to customer inquires.
  • Zendesk Guide offers a fully customizable help center. Add frequently asked questions, help articles and more using their content management system. Let customers find answers without needing to email your support team.
  • Zendesk Chat lets you interact with customers in real-time. You can serve up help articles based off what your customer types or you can offer one on one chat with a support agent.

Pricing

Plans start at $5 per month, per agent.

Create your emails with Klaviyo
Create your customer lifecycle emails with Klaviyo

Klaviyo

There are endless options for emailing your customers these days. So how do you decide which platform to pick? You'll want to pick an app that allows you to customize and match your brand. You'll also want an API to hook into so that you can build your own systems and processes. Klaviyo supports both of these options.

Features

  • Easy to use drag and drop email editor.
  • Segmentation and Reporting
  • Well-documented API so that you can build your own email capture systems.

Pricing

There's a free plan up to 250 contacts and 500 email sends.

Create your rewards program with Swell
Swell Rewards

Swell Rewards

Building an affiliate rewards system is a great way to have your customers refer your business. Swell Rewards offers an easy way to set up referral programs.

Features

  • Plug and play widgets for referral and reward programs.
  • Well documented API to build your own forms and popups.
  • Points-based system for your affiliates. This helps gamify the referral process and allows your best-performing affiliates to cash in their points for prizes.

Pricing

They offer a free plan and if that's not enough pricing starts at $29 per month.

Capture and display customer reviews with Bazaarvoice
Capture and display customer reviews with Bazaarvoice

Bazaarvoice

Hands down the most important aspect of e-commerce is reviews. It allows you to build trust with your customers allowing them to make easier, more informed buying decisions. A great app for collecting and displaying reviews on your Shopify website is Bazaarvoice.

Features

  • Plug and play review and rating widgets.
  • Syndication through their Bazaarvoice Network so that your reviews are broadcasted across the web.
  • They also have a great customer success team.

Pricing

For the Bazaarvoice Network, pricing starts at $7,000 per brand per year.

Sell and advertise your products with Rakuten
Sell and advertise your products with Rakuten

Rakuten

As you scale you'll need to continuously look for more distribution channels. That's where Rakuten comes in. They've built a vast distribution network for you to showcase your products.

Features

  • 70+ premium digital media properties.
  • Tap into a global network of more than 150K publishers and brands.
  • Visualize your distribution using their built-in analytics to help you make more informed decisions.

Pricing

Rakuten charges a commission based on your product category. You'll pay a percentage for every item sold through the network. The fee ranges from 8% to 15% depending on the category.

Shipping labels and management using Shippo
Shipping labels and management using Shippo

Shippo

If you're a high growth startup, you'll need to stay on top of your inventory and shipping rates even if you're using a 3PL. Shippo offers a suite of tools to help you manage all things shipping and delivery.

Features

  • Syncs all of your sales channels into one beautifully designed interface.
  • Get competitive rates for shipping labels through all of the major shipping providers.
  • Email notification features to keep your customers in the loop.
  • Easy to use the return label system.

Pricing

They have a "pay as you go" model at 5ยข per shipment plus postage costs. Or, if you're serious about shipping and want to ensure your getting the most features, you can explore their monthly plans starting at $10 per month.

Build shipment tracking pages with Narvar
Build shipment tracking pages with Narvar

Narvar

One of the most frequently asked questions from customers is "when will my package arrive?". Give your customers insight (without bugging your customer support team) using Narvar's beautifully designed tracking pages.

Features

  • Delivery Tracking Pages
  • Add the Track URL to your shipping lifecycle emails so that customers can quickly understand where their package is and when it will be delivered.
  • Add the Tracking Image to your shipping lifecycle emails so that customers can quickly visualize where their package is and when it will be delivered.

Pricing

Request a demo and work with their sales team to come up with a pricing plan that works for you.

Secure discount programs for military, first responders, nurses and students
Secure discount programs for military, first responders, nurses and students

ID.me

A great way to increase revenue is by offering discounts for specific categories of people. ID.me allows you to build discounts for military, first responders, and students without risk of fraud.

Features

  • Discounts for military, first responders, and students without risk of fraud.
  • Integrate their login system with your store to verify and generate unique discount codes.
  • They also have products for Multi-Factor Authentication and Compliance Monitoring

Pricing

Request a demo and work with their sales team to come up with a pricing plan that works for you.

Show shoppers where to find you and your products
Show shoppers where to find you and your products

Bold Store Locator

If you're looking to offer in-store pick up, or if you simply want to let visitors know where they can buy your products in person, then check out Bold Store Locator.

Features

  • It allows you to create a Google-like map with the different locations where you offer your product.
  • Simply include the address of your store location and it automatically gets added to the map.
  • Import your locations using a CSV file.

Pricing

Pricing is free for 1 store, and if you need premium features plans start at $9.99 per month.

Published By Alex Daro
Alex is the Founder of newclick.io, a SaaS platform for scheduling promotional content on your website.
He prides himself on helping e-commerce and SaaS businesses use technology to boost conversion rates and increase revenue. When he isn't building software you can find him writing, exercising and spending time with his family.