[Best] Shopify Marketing Tools For Fast Growth (October 2019)

Last updated April 2, 2019

Want to learn more about the best Shopify marketing tools all in one place?

You’ll LOVE this guide.

I’ve personally tested and reviewed tons of tools that make up the best marketing apps for Shopify, in my opinion.

They all help to make ecommerce life easier and more profitable.

From optimizing your store to email marketing, growing sales and tracking progress, the smartest ecommerce marketers are using these marketing apps to save time and boost profits.

You can too.

Simply filter through the list to find the best Shopify marketing tools for what you want to achieve. Most are available on the Shopify app store.

Shopify Marketing Tools


  1. seo
  2. affiliate
  3. messenger
  4. experts
  5. marketplace
  6. social proof
  7. email
  8. retail
  9. social media
  10. ads & retargeting
  11. Content Marketing
  12. giveaway
  13. analytics
  14. List Building
  15. sales

Show only Giles' favorite tools:


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SEO Manager

seo Giles Thomas's Favorite
Consistently ranked amongst the leading Shopify SEO marketing apps, SEO Manager includes SEO scan, meta content tools, keyword suggestions, Google search console connection, search analytics, and broken link management.

Free 7-day trial available
$20/month

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Plug in SEO

seo Giles Thomas's Favorite
Plug in SEO allows you to immediately view a clear summary of your store’s SEO, speed and blog performance, as well as helping you to identify the problems that could be damaging your rankings.

Free 7-day trial available
FREE version or $20/month for the PLUS version

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Check out more with this fuller list of the best Shopify SEO tools.

Recart

messenger Giles Thomas's Favorite
Recart helps you get your message in front of customers on social media, where they pay most attention. It increases subscriptions and sales with Messenger campaigns: a great alternative to the Shopify email marketing apps.

Free 28-day trial available
$29/month

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Referral Candy

affiliate
This is a fully customizable app that allows you to create branded popups, referral offer pages and emails, while rewarding customers with their preferred options and also tracking how your referral campaigns are doing.

Free 30-day trial available
$49/month base fee plus 5% commission (less as you grow)

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Refersion

affiliate
A comprehensive Shopify referral app for tracking referral orders from campaigns, using referral links, coupons, emails, or SKUs from a central dashboard. Customizable and flexible enough to offer different commission rates.

Free 30-day trial available
$49/month base fee plus 5% commission (less as you grow)

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Check out more with this fuller list of the best Shopify affiliate apps.

Whole Design Studios

experts Giles Thomas's Favorite
Why not get a little expert help with your Shopify store? Did you know that Shopify provides access to marketing experts who are killing it with their stores - and who can help your store really take off?

Pricing depends on project

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Google Shopping

marketplace
Previously known as Google Products, Google Shopping allows you to showcase your products so that customers can compare vendors across the Google network. Syncs products to your Google Merchant Center and connects with Google Ads campaigns.

Free to install
Ad spend is billed to your Google Ads account - you set a daily budget

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Amazon channel

marketplace
Showcase your products on the world’s largest online marketplace. Increase sales by creating listings for products or linking existing listings to Shopify. You can manage Amazon inventory and order fulfilment directly from Shopify.

Free to install but requires an Amazon Professional Seller Account—$39/month

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eBay

marketplace
The ‘other’ main online marketplace remains a potentially powerful tool to grow Shopify revenues. List products, manage orders, and update product inventory, descriptions, and pricing directly from Shopify.

Free to install but sales on EBay will incur fees

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Fomo

social proof Giles Thomas's Favorite
This app helps you establish more credibility with customers by building social proof through reviews/order displays etc., improving conversion rates. Fully customizable to your brand and actively helps you to measure ROI.

14-day free trial available
From $29/month but additional charges may apply

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Yotpo

social proof
Yotpo helps you build social proof by simplifying the process of gathering reviews and ratings for your products. Also helps you improve homepages, product pages, checkout, and social media pages.

Free to install
External charges may apply (not billed by Shopify)

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Klaviyo

email Giles Thomas's Favorite
One of the best Shopify email marketing apps - in a highly competitive field. It’s especially useful for segmenting your audience and recapturing lost sales with highly targeted, customized, abandoned cart and winback emails.

Free to install and to send emails to up to 250 contacts per month
Additional charges apply beyond this

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Mailchimp

email
Probably the best-known email marketing app - and for good reason. It helps you grow your customer base and communicate offers regularly to them. Includes high-converting popups, banners, and bars triggered by user activity. NB you must now use a third party app to integrate with
Shopify.

Free version available
Pro versions for $9.99 or $19.99 per month

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Point of Sale

retail
Point of Sale by Shopify helps you sell your products from anywhere (along with the free card reader). Available for iOS and Android devices, synching with your online store, tracking orders and inventory, accepting payments and providing receipts.

Free to install
Retail stores & pop-up shops require a Shopify plan or higher

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Facebook channel

social media
Build a Facebook shop to integrate with your Shopify store and increase the channels through which your customers can buy. You can post products to your timeline to showcase your hottest items and boost engagement.

Free

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Instagram channel

social media
Instagram marketing is big and getting bigger for ecommerce stores. Sell directly from your Instagram account by integrating it with your Shopify store and making all your cool products shoppable from posts and stories.

Free

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Messenger channel

social media
The Messenger app allows you to sell products from your Shopify store directly through your chats. Customers can check out without leaving Messenger and receive updates regarding order status and support from within the app.

Free

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Kit

ads & retargeting
Kit is like a virtual employee that helps you create more effective Facebook ads, including dynamic retargeting campaigns that show ads to those most likely to buy. It also helps you connect with a wider Instagram audience.

Free to install
Additional charges may apply through your Facebook Ad account

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DataFeedWatch

ads & retargeting
This app helps you increase product visibility on Google and other shopping channels by optimizing your product data feed, while tracking performance with actionable analytics. By merging multiple feeds, you can boost sales.

Free 15-day trial available
Plans from $29/month up to $275/month for the enterprise plan

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Shoelace

ads & retargeting
This is a retargeting app that helps you track customer journeys and then serve the right ads to potential buyers at the right time. It combines human and data-tracking expertise to help you manage retargeting campaigns more effectively.

Free to install
Additional charges will apply with Facebook Ad spend

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Instagram Shop by Snapppt

Content Marketing
Snapppt helps you make images on your Instagram feed shoppable so that followers can buy your products directly through your feed. It also makes it easy to gather and post user generated content (UGC), increasing engagement and sales.

Free

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Foursixty

Content Marketing
This is another app that helps to make Instagram shoppable and develop user generated content to boost sales. It also helps you find influencers in your niche and run influencer campaigns that can potentially help skyrocket store performance.

Free 21-day trial available
From $50/month up to $300/month

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Shogun

Content Marketing
Shogun is a page-building app that helps you create high-converting blog, landing page and Shopify product pages. Drag and drop functionality makes it simple and templates, countdown timers and sliders help to increase sales.

Free 10-day trial available
From $19/month

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Woohoo - Gamified Popups

giveaway
This app allows you to boost subscriptions and engagement with your visitors by creating gamified popups that grab attention and prevent exiting visitors from being lost forever. Save lost sales and upsell with popup games and coupons.

Free 7-day trial available
From $9.95/month to $99.95/month for the premium version

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Spin A Sale

giveaway
This app helps improve visitor engagement and loyalty by gamifying aspects of your Shopify store. The fun offer of a prize will potentially increase email signups and encourage customers to buy from you, boosting conversion rates.

Free 10-day trial available
From $9.99/month to $24.99/month

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Google Analytics

analytics
You need the info that Google Analytics provides for your Shopify store but it can get confusing. This app makes it easier to track and uncover issues and automates much of the work, helping you make improvements to your site to improve conversions.

Free 14-day trial available
From $39/month to $199/month for the pro plan

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Optimonk

List Building
Visitors exiting your site may be lost forever. Reduce such instances by employing exit-intent popups on your store. Optimonk also helps with upselling via targeted offers and product recommendation popups.

Free plan available
Paid plans from $29/month to $199/month

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Sleeknote

List Building
Sleeknote helps you create customized, branded onsite messages that grab attention and fit the look and feel of your site - without the use of annoying popups. Increase engagement and email subscriptions and reduce cart abandonment in a user-friendly way.

Free 7-day trial available
From 49 Euros/month to 549 Euros/month for the enterprise version

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Free Shipping Bar by Hextom

sales
Make your free shipping offer prominent and increase sales. Promote customized free shipping offers for different countries, pages, times of the year or time periods - with progressive messages and a cart goal, motivating customers to increase cart value.

Free plan available
$9.99/month for the premium plan

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Wheelio

sales
Wheelio is about making your visitor experience more fun - and thereby increasing email subscriptions. It’s the only gamified optin with a Facebook Messenger Subscription optin feature and includes coupon injecting, multiple themes and email service integrations.

Free 7-day trial available
$14.92/month or $54.92 for the pro plan

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The best Shopify marketing apps for boosting performance

Have I missed any apps that you love? Are there any other tools out there that really save time or grow sales that we all need to know about? Feel free to comment below as the best Shopify marketing apps are always evolving…
giles thomas

Author:

Hi, I’m Giles Thomas. Founder of AcquireConvert, the place where ecommerce entrepreneurs & businesses go to learn how to increase conversions & profits. I’m also the founder of ecommerce growth agency Whole Design Studios. I’m a head marketing mentor at the Google Launchpad Accelerator & Google Marketing Expert. Ps. Check out my new blog RisePro.co

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