Social King by the team at King Commerce is another of the best-review forum apps on the Shopify app store. It provides customers with a platform to blog, connect, share, and learn – all from within your store and under the umbrella of your brand.
Store owners can promote products, encourage conversations and “buzz” and gather important shopper feedback.
Social King is a low-priced option that should suit smaller store owners who do not need some of the more advanced features of other apps reviewed here.
- Provides a platform for customer blogging, connecting, sharing, and learning
- Shoppers can create user profiles with images, create and edit posts, comment, and react with emojis
- Can upload images and embed videos
- Easy to manage/administer with tags and moderate user-generated posts
- Improves SEO with regular new content posted on your store
- SEO sitemap included – helps generate more organic traffic
- Customizable look and feel to match your theme/brand
- Integrates with existing plugins on community pages
- Supports 12 different languages
- Supports guest blogging – great for building business partnerships and user-generated content
- Includes a member news feed
- Mobile and email notifications sent to shoppers about posts
- Responsive support team
- Simple and reasonable pricing
- Free plan is only available for 15 days
- A few technical problems with formatting text in posts according to users