Social Rabbit Review for Shopify
Every brand knows that it needs to be “on it”.
Every brand knows that it’s a free ticket to hook up with your target audience.
Every brand knows that there are big bucks to be made from it.
Where else can you get in front of your audience for up to three hours per day?
And that’s not just teenagers. Users 65 years and older are now the fastest-growing group on Facebook.
When it comes to Instagram, 90% of its one billion active users follow at least one business, so they’re looking for brands – why not yours?
But let’s face it, social media can be a challenge. In fact, it’s such a huge nut to crack and you need a mighty big hammer to do it!
Social Rabbit is that hammer. This app developed by a team in California helps you automate much of the time-consuming work it takes to run your social media accounts.
Whether it’s Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or Pinterest that keeps you awake at night, this is a tool that eases the burden and helps you promote your Shopify store while you take a well-earned rest.
With over 10,000 customers in more than 100 countries, they must be doing something right over at Social Rabbit.
Why the success?
Let’s get into that right here…
Auto-run your social media accounts 24/7
Part of the problem with social media is that it can end up really destroying your time.
We’ve all been there. Open Facebook and Instagram over the first coffee of the day and suddenly someone shouts “lunchtime”. That’s three hours of your life you’ll never get back.
Most ecommerce business owners can’t afford to waste that time.
So, what if the heavy lifting could be done by someone or something else? That’s where Social Rabbit steps in.
The app, which integrates with Shopify, boosts your presence on four of the main social media channels, getting your content and your products in front of more pairs of eyes without it eating into your precious time.
Larger brands may have the resources to spend weeks on crafting content plans and drafting posts for social media. Most smaller ecommerce business owners simply don’t have the resources, time, or patience to do that.
The Social Rabbit plugin becomes your social media marketing “team”.
You can automate all your social media marketing activity on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest, greatly simplifying and speeding up the process of creating engaging content.
It means less time spent cropping images and scheduling posts and more time freed up to focus on all then really important stuff required in your business.
Automating the repetitive work with content creation ultimately leads to:
- Considerable time saved – hours per week of time-consuming work
- Rapid indexing of your site by search engines (better for SEO)
- More social traffic to your site
- Potential to grow sales and profits
Let’s take a dive into the main features that allow you to do that…
Simple to set up and customize
Social Rabbit is easy to install on your Shopify store. No tech skills are required and you can connect to your social media accounts in one click.
In a click or two, you will see the dashboard like in the screenshot above.
Then by following the prompts and making a few simple, one-time settings, Social Rabbit can start auto-posting to your chosen platforms, engaging your audience without you having to invest your own time in being there.
Automate and customize posts
You can create custom captions for posts from scratch or with the app’s templates, and automate the posting any way you choose.
This makes it easy to reach out to your target audience, creating an attractive and engaging content feed that is constantly updated and refreshed to show that you are active and ready for business.
Providing information about hot deals or sales becomes easy. You can showcase content directly from your Shopify store using the media gallery (see below) or access the free high-quality stock photos available on pixabay.com and elsewhere from within the Social Rabbit app
Each Social Rabbit tool is fully customizable so you have full control over each social media promotion you run. You can change templates, select posting frequency, and add/edit images as often as you like.
This is important because no store owner wants to be accused of posts that appear spammy. Social Rabbit is not a bot – it’s an app for a Shopify store you set up yourself. You stay in control of how your content looks by determining post imagery and copy, as well as frequency.
See how easy it is change posting frequency:
You can either set and forget, letting Social Rabbit do the work, or change it up if you want to tweak your messaging, images, posting frequency, etc.
Easy to manage your media
Your media gallery is the center of your social media universe with Social Rabbit.
You keep all your media files (images, videos, etc.) so that they’re easy to lay your hands on when you need to include them in new posts.
Not only that. You can arrange an automatic upload of images to your media gallery based on the keywords you selected.
This can save you loads of time spent searching for and selecting pictures for posts.
Edit images easily
You probably don’t have a graphics editor on board at your company so the built-in image editor is a really useful feature of Social Rabbit.
You can easily get your product images or other pictures looking just how you want them before posting by tweaking, cropping, resizing, etc.
Schedule posts in advance
The built-in planner tool enables you to schedule your social media posts to all four channels well in advance, so you really can set and forget.
Create Instagram Stories
Instagram Stories are an effective and fun way for your brand to reach out to your audience and increase engagement.
Social Rabbit allows you to create story content, then automate or schedule the posts without constant manual work.
Monitor social performance
You can monitor the effect of Social Rabbit on your Shopify store performance within the app itself.
The analytics tools help you:
- Check the growth of followers on each platform
- Analyze your reach
- Monitor views and impressions
Free lifelong support is provided for every user, as are regular app updates as required. Managing social media is not exceptionally technical but it helps to know that there is backup if required.
With the nature of social media being what it is, things move fast. So, it’s also useful to know that the app will be updated when that happens.
Other interesting features
- A URL Shortener
- A proxy
On the Social Rabbit website, there is a useful Knowledge Base page, with detailed instructions to help Shopify users set up and use all the tools and features of the app for each of the four social networks:
Finally, you can download a free guide from Social Rabbit on How to run automated social media promotions for your store here.
Social Rabbit Pricing
Social Rabbit is priced affordably at $15/month if you pay upfront annually and $19/month if you pay on a month-by-month-deal).
So, you save $48 per year by paying annually.
This is a flat fee and there are no extra charges regardless of how much you use the app (unlimited posts).
For the monthly fee, you get all of the features outlined above, including lifelong support. If there are any problems in getting set up (unlikely as it’s really simple), they’ll provide help with that.
You get to try it for free
Social Rabbit offers a seven-day free trial so that you can try before you buy, risk-free. During the trial, you get access to all of the same features as paid users.
Shopify users can download the app and start the free trial here.
Social media marketing for Shopify made easier
If you follow this blog regularly, you’ll know how much we value the likes of Instagram and Facebook for marketing your Shopify store.
Community-building on these platforms is how many successful brands started to grow.
So, we’re pleased to find the Social Rabbit app. It’s a really valuable tool to help conquer these two important platforms as well as Twitter and Pinterest. We’re guessing that more platforms could be added in the future too.
Anything that allows the repetitive social media work to be automated, the creative work to be simplified, and the promotional work to happen while we sleep is good by us!