7 Essential eCommerce tools for your Shopify Store

7 Essential eCommerce tools for your Shopify Store

Did you know that global e-commerce retail sales are expected to reach 21.8% growth by 2024? Yes, you heard that right and this says a report. Thus, this means more business and hence more competition for e-commerce retailers.

To unleash their maximum potential and beat the competition., E-commerce business utilizes many tools that offer quick and streamlined solutions.

While there are many established e-commerce tools in the market like MailChimp, GoogleAds. Magento, Wix, Facebook ads that many eCommerce businesses swear by, there are also plenty of other tools which are hugely beneficial to your business.

In this blog, we have put together some lesser-known great tools that can do real good to your Shopify store. Have a look-

Beneficial Tools for your store

While mentioning beneficial tools, the most talked about and useful tool these days is Shopify, the web store solution. As a Shopify store owner, you already know how Shopify, with its all-in-one solution, enables businesses to build online stores and sell from anywhere. It’s a versatile app and quite a good one.

Moving on, here are some other great tools that can be your ‘go-to’ solutions for your store.

7 Essential eCommerce tools for your Shopify Store

1.Sourcify- The product sourcing tool

Ideal for medium and large businesses, Sourcify helps you to connect with factories and manufacturers who are prequalified by Sourcify, to source and ship products faster. They maintain a CRM- like system that works like ERP for relationship management. They simplify your work by sending your quotes, samples, and lead time to factories. 

Sourcify has a unique plan of $299 per month but it may change as per your specifications and requirements.

2.Quickbooks - The accounting tool

Don’t be surprised to find this tool in my essential tool list. This tool may not be an eCommerce tool exactly, but managing the bookkeeping and accounts is essential for any business. 

Quickbooks is a comprehensive solution to all your accounting needs. It helps you manage your expenses and income, invoicing, pay bills, and, most importantly, prepare your tax returns. 

Pricing starts from $12 per month.

3.Oberlo- The Dropshipping Resources

Oberlo is an interesting business model that helps you drop-ship directly to your customers without worrying about inventory, packaging, or shipping. It is perfect for Shopify store owners, who can easily choose products, add them to Store, and then directly ship them to customers. 

Oberlo offers free dropshipping of up to 500 products.

4.Shopify Made Easy- Shopify-Salesforce integration app

Shopify Made Easy is a Shopify to Salesforce integration app that connects your store with Salesforce CRM allowing you to manage everything on a single platform. It has been designed with no code, keeping in mind the non-IT users. It imports your data and workflows in real-time, ensuring the confidentiality of your data. A must-have app for Shopify store owners to manage inventory, order, products, collections, and customers in one unified platform.

It is free for all users and can be installed from Salesforce AppExchange.

5.LiveChat- Customer Support Tool

It is yet another tool that is essential for offering a smooth customer experience. Having a good live customer support tool will help you solve customer queries in time and build relationships with them.

LiveChat is a powerful tool that enables you to connect with your customers through their unique greetings and strong reporting features.

LiveChat is HIPAA compliant and starts with $19 per month billed annually.

6.Sendinblue- Email Marketing tool

Sendinblue is an email marketing platform that is crucial for customer retention. Sending out emails to your customers for recommendations based on their preferences helps in gaining loyalty and customer retention. SendInBlue has tons of functionality allowing you to send 300 emails per day free of cost. A cost-effective, easy to use, and multi-features tool for all Shopify retailers

It has Free, Lite, Premium, and Enterprise plans based on features.

7.Buffer- Social Media Management tool

Driving customer engagement through social media is the most viable option for e-commerce businesses, but managing multiple social media platforms is time-consuming.

Right here, Enters Buffer. Buffer is a smart social media account management tool that automatically posts content from your accounts as you have scheduled them. It’s customizable and affordable. 

It has a Free plan and an Essential plan that starts with $5 a month per social media.

Bottom line

We hope the information we shared helps you chose the right tool for your Shopify store.

Also, you may get in touch with our experts, in case you have any questions about our 

Shopify to Salesforce integration app Shopify Made Easy.

And for more such pieces of information, stay tuned!.

About the Author

Piyush Singhal

Co-Founder, Director | HIC Global Solutions | Salesforce Consultant | AppExchange Strategist

An outcome-oriented technology leader with a global outlook, Piyush has over 8 years of experience in Project Execution, SDLC Planning, Salesforce, CRM, Salesforce Mobile, and Force.com.... Piyush, a seasoned Salesforce professional started HIC Global Solutions in 2015 after filling senior development positions at front-running company names in the Salesforce development industry. He looks forward to challenging Salesforce development tasks, delivering novel apps for AppExchange listings, and forging global partnerships through working with passionate people.