5 Essential Apps EVERY E-commerce Store Needs

Easy to use apps on Shopify that can revolutionize your business.

October 3, 2023

The Importance of E-commerce Apps

Some e-commerce business owners have the notion that implementing apps into your store isn’t necessary and that all you need is a good website, an irresistible offer, and a great product, and you’ll be on your way to running a successful business.

While I’m not denying that having a strong foundation is important, that doesn’t take away from the fact that implementing apps into your store can increase your average order value (AOV), decrease your customer acquisition cost (CAC), and improve your customers’ experience.

This is important because 72% of customers will never give your business a second chance after just ONE bad experience. Meaning, you need to optimize your customer’s experience by utilizing the power of apps.

The best part is that these apps can take some weight off your shoulders since they do the work for you on autopilot, so you can have more time to focus on moving the needle in your business.

All successful e-commerce businesses know this, which is why they implement and test a BUNCH of different apps.

The 5 Apps We Recommend for EVERY E-commerce Store

After working closely with 30+ e-commerce brands, we found 5 apps that EVERY single business owner we work with love. These apps are now like their morning coffee, they simply can’t live without them.

Not only have these apps increased their MRR (monthly recurring revenue) but they also saved them a ton of time, effort, and stress.

Here are the 5 apps we HIGHLY recommend for your e-commerce store, and an explanation of why they are so valuable…


Reviews are an often overlooked aspect of a successful e-commerce business. You see, reviews can be used in multiple ways. From dialing in the weak points of your business to building credibility with social proof, which can lead to a 2x in conversion rates.

We’ve tested EVERY review app, and the best one by a long shot is Stamped.io.

This app allows customers to leave photo and video reviews, which is very useful when you’re trying to increase conversions since visitors will ONLY buy from you if they trust you.

Here’s an example of what these reviews would look like on your site:

Stamped.io offers multiple different payment options, ranging from $19/month to $549/month. We highly recommend e-commerce brands opt for either the “Business” option which is $119/month or the “Professional” option, which costs $249/month.

These options not only enable you to gather more reviews but also seamlessly sync your product reviews with Google Shopping. Stamped.io simplifies this process, making it accessible to anyone.

Another valuable feature is app integration with popular ESPs like Klaviyo, Omnisend, Drip, or Active Campaign. With this integration, you can set up automated email flows. When a customer makes a purchase, the app sends an email requesting a review. In return, customers receive a 10% discount and an additional 5% off if they include a photo or video.

We’ve been able to scale e-commerce brands from 0 reviews to THOUSANDS, just with this automation.

If you want to learn more about email flows, we highly recommend you read this blog: 10 Email Flows to Generate Passive Income for Your E-Commerce Brand.

2. Recharge

If your e-commerce business sells renewable products like supplements, food, drinks, skincare, or anything that needs people to restock, then Recharge will be your bread and butter.

This app allows customers to have the option to “subscribe and save” once they add a product to their cart. This not only saves them the hassle of manually restocking, but it also saves them money in the long run.

Here’s how it could look on your site:

We recommend offering 10% off the product if they subscribe. You can also do promos where you can gift the first 5-10 people who subscribe within a given time period.

If you’re worried that a 10% discount would affect your margins, you shouldn’t because we’ve helped brands go from 0 to 200+ subscribers, leading to $10k MRR in less than a year, with this alone.

The best part about Recharge isn’t just that you’ll increase your MRR. It’s the fact that customers will NEVER forget about your brand. Most people buy products, run out of supply, forget about restocking, then try a different brand.

With Recharge, your customers will continue to receive products automatically from you, solidifying your brand as a memorable and trusted choice.

The price for this app is $99/month for the standard plan and $499/month for the Pro plan.

3. One Click Upsell

This app was made by Ezra Firestone, an e-commerce genius. One Click Upsell allows you to create offers/upsells right at checkout, or after a customer purchases.

This allows you to generate a TON of extra revenue with an average conversion rate of 16.2%.

Here’s how their post-purchase upsell typically works:

As you can tell, it pretty much does all the work for you!

The best part is that their payment plans are structured to give you a 3.5x - 410x ROI on the cost of your subscription, and most e-commerce brands see a 16% sales increase immediately after installing the app!

If you opt for the Tier 1 payment plan, you will pay $35/month + 1% of your upsell revenue. What makes it worth all the while is that you can make $1k/month in just upsell revenue.

On the other hand, if you opt for the Tier 3 payment plan, which I highly recommend you do, you will pay $195/month along with the 1% upsell revenue. But you’ll have the ability to make $10k+ EVERY month, just with upsells.

4. Back In Stock

This is a top-rated Shopify app in its respective category for a reason. Back in Stock provides an easy-to-setup solution for stores to provide back-in-stock notifications for customers. Allowing you to squeeze in extra revenue from lost sales.

Here’s how it works:

Back in Stock offers a wide range of payment plans from as low as $0/month to $99/month. Depending on the size of your business, you can select the option that fits your needs.

This app makes it VERY simple for customers to request an email or text when your products are back in stock, here’s what it would look like on your website:

5. GoAffPro

This influencer/affiliate platform does everything for you. GoAffPro provides an easy-to-use solution for businesses looking to utilize affiliate marketing.

Here’s all you need to do to set it up:

The best part is, if you’re too busy to add affiliates all the time, there is an option where they can add themselves automatically, saving you the hassle.

As for the pricing, GoAffPro provides 3 different payment plans. For newer e-commerce businesses we recommend starting with the free option and then moving your way up, the more orders you bring in.

Ever wondered what your day-to-day life would look like if your e-commerce business were pulling in 7+ figures, and had a loyal customer base, all while you put ALL of your focus on the important aspects of running your business?

Because as an e-commerce business owner, you have more important things to do than…

  • Wasting time integrating apps into your store…
  • Needing to learn ALL about analytics, marketing, and strategy…
  • Having to micro-manage EVERYTHING and EVERYONE… 

What if I told you that it’s possible to run a successful e-commerce business without wasting time and effort on the things listed above?

All you need is a team of experts that have a proven track record of helping 30+ e-commerce businesses pull in 7,8, or even 9-figures in revenue, without you needing to micro-manage.

That team is us. So go ahead and book a friendly chat with us (not a sleazy sales call), and we’ll consult with you.



  • Implementing apps into your e-commerce store is crucial for improving various aspects of your business.
  • Apps can increase your average order value (AOV), decrease customer acquisition cost (CAC), and enhance the overall customer experience.
  • Customer experience optimization is essential because 72% of customers won't give your business a second chance after a bad experience.
  • Here are five highly recommended apps for e-commerce stores:
  • Stamped.io: A review app that allows customers to leave photo and video reviews, increasing trust and conversion rates. Pricing options range from $19/month to $549/month.
  • Recharge: Ideal for businesses selling renewable products, it offers subscription options, saving customers time and money. Prices are $99/month for the standard plan and $499/month for the Pro plan.
  • One Click Upsell: Lets you create offers and upsells at checkout or after purchase, generating extra revenue with an average conversion rate of 16.2%. Pricing varies based on upsell revenue.
  • Back In Stock: Provides back-in-stock notifications for customers, helping recover lost sales. Pricing options range from $0/month to $99/month.
  • GoAffPro: An influencer/affiliate platform that simplifies affiliate marketing. Offers three payment plans, including a free option for newer e-commerce businesses.
  • These apps have not only increased monthly recurring revenue (MRR) but also saved time, effort, and reduced stress for e-commerce business owners.