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5 Must-Have Free Apps for Small & Medium Business Shopify Stores

Have you already made up your mind to build a Shopify store for your business? Are you already running a Shopify store and looking to improve the Customer experience? Well, this is the right stop for you. In this blog post, we will discuss 5 Must-Have Free Shopify Apps to use. Are you confident about your store’s capabilities and just casually browsing? Grab a chair and a drink and let us talk this through.

Product Reviews

Product Reviews are an easy way to gather Customer feedback. Product Reviews is available as a Free app and this is developed by Shopify.

The benefits of using the Product Reviews app are:

  1. Increased Sales: Improved trust increases sales for reviewed products

  2. Improved SEO Results: more meaningful and legitimate product reviews you get, the better your SEO results are going to be

Top features of the app are:

  1. Import and Export reviews in spreadsheet (.csv) format

  2. Publish, hide, filter and manage reviews quickly using the App’s interface

  3. Edit layout options, content and branding without having to code

Free Shipping Bar

Free Shipping Bar is an ingenious way to set a shipping goal and boost your sales. This app has both Free and paid versions, while we focus solely on the Free version.

The benefits of using the Free Shipping app are:

  1. Boost Sales: Motivate your customers to spend more through progressive messaging

  2. Advanced Targeting: Display different shipping messages based on country, pages, device and time period

  3. Curated Holiday Themes: Curated bar background images to express the holiday mood to your customers

Top features of the app are:

  1. Track performance of each bar you have configured on the store

  2. Congratulate customers when they are eligible for Free shipping

  3. Display personalized messages based on the user’s geography

  4. Fully customizable message bar along with emoji support

Give & Grow

Give and Grow is a donations app that allows you to give as you grow. The app itself is free to install and use while there is a deduction on top of the donation made.

The benefits of using the Give and Grow app are:

  1. Add Donation in minutes: Setup and configure donation in less than 10 minutes on your store

  2. Earn More & Give More: As you start to earn more revenue, your givings increase thereby saving you money on taxation

  3. Track, Report & Share: Track all your donations, run a report against them and share on social media for corporate impact

Top features of the app are:

  1. You can choose to donate from millions on non-profits in thousands of countries through a large charity network

  2. Donation options include Customer Donation and Merchant Donation

  3. Track every donation made in real time and see the impact made via their proprietary impact calculator

Form Builder

Form Builder with File Upload is a Shopify app that allows you to build custom forms on your store so you can run the website just as you imagined.

The benefits of using the Form Builder app are:

  1. Powerful Contact Builder: Build a Contact Us form with a Google reCAPTCHA with ease

  2. MailChimp/Klaviyo Forms: Integrate your custom form with MailChimp / Klaviyo instantly

  3. Custom Forms with file upload: Build your very own custom form with file upload options within

Top features of the app are:

  1. Choose from a variety of forms like Contact Us form, Registration Form, Order Form, Wholesale Form, Survey Forms, etc.

  2. Add conditional logic between the form fields and create dependencies between them

  3. Add multiple notification emails to a form and export the submissions in csv format

User Gems

User Gems is a free Shopify app that allows you to identify influencers and micro-influencers among your customers.

The benefits of using the User Gems app are:

  1. Identify Influencers: Identify Influencers and Micro-Influencers within your customer base and turn them into advocates

  2. Get notified immediately: Get notified on Slack when an important customer signs up

  3. Know your customers better: Get detailed information on your customers so you can provide a personalized help/experience

Top features of the app are:

  1. Identify top influencers (> 10,000 followers) and turn them into your ambassadors (Remember, they already like your product!)

  2. Create authentic marketing campaigns with numerous micro influencers among your customers to promote your brand

  3. Identify Journalists and Bloggers from your customer base that could write about your brand and product

  4. Integrate with #MailChimp and Slack in minutes

If you are looking to enhance your existing website or build a new one, we hope this blog post points you in the right direction. Right now, we at #CommerceAnts are running a special campaign where we build eCommerce websites for as low as $500 using #Shopify & #BigCommerce. Email us at for more information.


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