Mobile accounts for around 30% of all ecommerce sales in the US, and that number is only going to increase, so it’s worth optimising your Shopify store to take advantage of these mobile consumers. Here are some of the best apps available for enriching your customers’ mobile experience.
This handy add-on allows your customers to register and login to your Shopify store by using their existing social media accounts, including Facebook, Google+ and Twitter. Because most people keep their phones connected to their social media accounts, Social Login makes signing up and creating an account hassle-free. They don’t need to spend 10 minutes filling in all their details, which is a pain in the neck on a laptop, even more so on mobile. Social login gives you access to permission-based, first-party social data to aid you in establishing meaningful relationships with people who take an interest in your store.
Mobile devices have their own demands when it comes to interaction and performance of use, and most ecommerce stores aren’t equipped to deal with these themselves. Unfortunately, if you can’t meet these demands, you can expect a loss of sales and revenue, and possibly even losing that customer forever while they seek a more fitting alternative.
ShopPad enhances your Shopify store for mobile devices (iPad, iPhone and Android smartphones and tablets) in fewer than five minutes, equipping them with a beautiful user interface which is automatically generated by using information extracted from your existing e-commerce platform.This is great because it means that you don’t have to spend that extra time managing different versions of your online stores. There’s no coding is required because ShopPad is more than just a template, it’s a full solution.not just a template.
Checkouts: Accept Apple Pay
More than half of the traffic to your e-commerce site comes from mobile devices, most of which comes from Apple devices. Apple Pay is one of the safest and easiest ways to pay using an Apple device and it grows more and more popular every day. It eliminates the frustration customers feel when they check out using a smartphone screen and makes the process easier with fingerprint scanning.
This streamlines the checkout process, making the customer experience faster, easier and more positive overall.
An Apple Pay button appears next to the other checkout options in the customer’s shopping cart if they are using an Apple Pay compatible device. Once the customer presses this button, the app opens and displays their shopping cart. The customer’s payment/shipping information is automatically retrieved by Apple, and the customer can make their purchase simply by scanning a fingerprint. Apple Pay is free for both customers and merchants.
Webpage images are known for consuming lots of bytes and slowing down page load times, which can lead to higher bounce rates, lower conversions, a lower Google rank, and an poor overall customer experience. Minifier optimizes the images and all design elements of your site, squeezing them to their smallest size possible without losing the quality.
If your images look good on mobile, not only is the customer experience is improved, but you’ll be more likely to convert customers who can actually see the products they want to buy, rather than customers who are viewing either broken or pixelated images.
WhatsApp Share Manager
This easy to install app allows users to share your products with their friends through WhasApp. Allowing your customers to easily share your products with their friends can do wonders for your sales by encouraging mobile sharing, but if they have to go through 10 different steps to copy/paste links, or if your store’s social media functionality is poor then they’re not going to bother. Installing something like WhatsApp Share manager streamlines the sharing process for them and makes customers much more likely to recommend your products.
Optimising your site for mobile is proven to increase your sales, so get started with these Shopify add-ons which can help improve your customer’s’ online experience and your reputation as a seller.
This was a guest post by Jodie Pride, content creator at Veeqo inventory management software for online sellers.