11 Best Shopify Pop-up Apps to Boost Your Sales
Ask any Shopify entrepreneur about building an online store that thrives, and you’ll likely hear the same answer. They’ll tell you that a beautifully optimized Shopify store is only half the battle.
And they’re not wrong.
In order to keep a steady stream of leads, business owners and marketers look to many tools. One favorite? The pop-up. Love them or hate them, they’re one of the most robust lead generating tools in a marketer’s arsenal.
Pop-ups are great for conversion. You can use them for collecting emails, asking for social follows, or offering exclusive deals on your shop.
In today’s article, we’re listing the best Shopify apps that allow you to use pop-ups for increased sales and lead conversions.
But first, some housekeeping...
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A word to the wise about using pop-ups on your site
Pop-ups have kind of a bad rep. Anyone who has had to squint their eyes looking for the small “x” button to close pop-ups have cursed them to the abyss and back.
Imagine yourself walking down the mall. All of a sudden, a flyer is shoved to your face telling you about all the deals you’re missing. It’s rude, obnoxious, and in theory just...bad marketing.
Certainly, pop-ups can be quite annoying, but when used right, they can do wonders.
A few pointers to keep in mind:
- Find lightweight pop-up solutions. Anything that carries too much weight in its script will slow down your site and directly affect your site’s SEO.
- Don’t be intrusive. Time your pop-ups perfectly. You don’t want to hit them with one right away; you want to be intuitive and hit them once they’ve looked around and seen something they like (i.e. When they’ve scrolled past the last piece of content on a page).
- Choose the right message. If you know your shop’s audience, this should be a piece of cake. Relevant messaging, an enticing copy, and an attention-grabbing design make up for a successful pop-up. Pro-tip: Get inspired by looking at some great pop-up designs on Really Good Popups.
The 9 best Shopify pop-up apps you can install
There are a lot of pop-up apps in the Shopify app store. And we’ve listed some of our recommendations below.
Privy is a popular app amongst Shopify store owners for its free set of features. It offers a wide range of possibilities for your pop-ups, and you don’t need any coding or development knowledge to make them happen. Customize your pop-ups using the Campaign Designer, target specific messages to specific audiences, and run A/B split tests to understand how small changes in your campaign can impact your conversion rates.
Privy starts with a basic “always free” plan and goes up to a $24/month paid plan with advanced features.
Developed by Lifter Apps, Pop-up Window is a beloved pop-up solution with a promising 4.8 star rating on the Shopify app store. You can add powerful and professional looking pop-ups to your Shopify stores in a jiffy thanks to its great drag-and-drop editor. The best part? If you're out to build your email list (and you should!), it supports Mailchimp and Klaviyo.
Pop-up Window offers a 7-day free trial and starts at $5.95/month for its Basic plan.
Email Pirate is a robust pop-up app designed for e-commerce stores in mind. It comes with staple power-ups such as a Smart Builder, Exit Popup support, and Analytics. And with features such as Smart User Targeting, which allows you to display targeted messaging to a specific page or category, it’s certainly a welcome addition to your marketing toolkit.
The app goes out for a monthly subscription of $4.99 a month, but if you want to test it out, there’s a 7-day free trial.
This app, developed by Sticky Apps, hones in on a crucial moment in your customer’s time in your site. When they move their mouse to exit out of your store, the app will show them a pop-up with an offer to court them back and continue browsing. This, of course, is coupled with great features such as extensive customizability, A/B testing, and more.
You can try Exit Offers for two weeks free as a trial, then you’ll have to pay for it $9.99 a month.
Pixelpop is designed as a turnkey solution for Shopify store owners who want to convert more of their visitors. With it, you can build your mailing list, promote products and collections, and display special offers like discounts and free shipping. It’s also jacked with powerful timing and targeting features. And most important, it offers premium customer support through Pixel Union.
Pixelpop is free for shop owners who are just starting out. Paid plans start at $12 per month.
Even if you’re not on Shopify, you’ve already heard of Sumo. They’re nailing it even in neighboring platforms such as Magento and Wordpress. Its suite of apps are pegged as the “easiest way to turn your visitors into e-commerce customers”, and they have 600,000 businesses ready to back that up. Sumo’s best features allow you to reduce cart abandonment, grow your email list, increase average order value, and create discount carts. It also integrates with popular email marketing providers such as MailChimp, Aweber, Campaign Monitor, Constant Contact, Klaviyo, and Hubspot.
Sumo offers the most for its Free plan, which includes everything you need to get started (up to 200 subscribers). Paid plans start from $29/month up to $79/month.
Better Coupon Box
Who doesn’t love coupons? You love ‘em, we love ‘em. And knowing that, Beeketing, the developers behind the Better Coupon Box app, have created a real mighty solution for your Shopify store.
The app specializes on having your users take advantage of discount offers through coupons via pop-ups. In addition, Better Coupon Box gives granular control over which part of their audience to show the offers to. It also integrates with Mailchimp and other email providers.
Better Coupon Box is free to install.
Justuno Conversion Suite
Justuno caters to bigger Shopify stores. As such, all of the staple features you look for a pop-up app are all here as well. Put up mobile optimized pop-ups, cart abandonment offers, slide-in email captures, contest offers, and more, no problem, thanks to its intuitive UI. You can also target and segment, A/B test, and have a visual understanding of your site’s conversion rates thanks to its Real-Time Dashboard and Analytics.
Justuno offers a free plan for shops that have lower than 5,000 monthly visitors and a free 15-day trial for their premium $99/month plan.
WisePops makes it very easy to create “smart popups” to help shop owners achieve their marketing goals. These are just a couple of reasons why you might want to check out WisePops: a brand-empowering drag-and-drop builder, mobile-friendly designs, contextual targeting, detailed reporting, expert support, and more. It’s also trusted by a lot of Shopify owners you’re already familiar with like Vans, Geox, Asics, and more.
WisePops offers a 14-day free trial and after that will cost you $49 every month.
ReferralCandy is a referral marketing tool trusted by over 3000 online stores to help you drive sales through word of mouth. After purchase, a customer receives a pop-up coupon code to share with friends. When their friends buy, the customer receives a referral reward. It’s that simple.
ReferralCandy offers unlimited advocates, automated payouts, and easy-to-use template editor to customize your branding and designs. Plus, with full customizability for cash or coupon payouts, you can choose the rewards your customers want most.
ReferralCandy offers a 30-day risk-free trial and the starts with $49/month premium plan.
Omnisend is popular on the Shopify app store for its long list of ecommerce-friendly features. Offering exit-intent, scroll-based, and time-based popups, email list building has never been so easy. Omnisend also lets you create landing pages for your more specialized offers. Also, you can create gamified popups using their Wheel of Fortune sign up form that lets your customer spin for their chance at a discount when they sign up for your site. Great email capture is but one of Omnisend's long list of marketing automation features which make this tool an absolute must-have for Shopify store owners.
Omnisend offers a free plan that lets you send up to 15,000 emails a month and begin building your list. Their standard plan begins at $16 per month.
Get ready for a sales boost
Pop-ups are an incredible way to boost your sales and conversion rates. However, it should go without saying that it’s tantamount you use them smartly and empathically.
What do we mean by this?
Because pop-ups by nature pop-ups intrusive, make sure that when you’re implementing one for your site, consider the customer/visit and ask yourself: “what value does this bring my customer?”
Keep that mindset and we’re sure your pop-ups will lock in new customers and sales. Good luck!
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11 Best Shopify Pop-up Apps to Boost Your Sales
- Pop-up Window
- Email Pirate
- Exit Offers
- Better Coupon Box
- Justuno Conversion Suite