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Automated Shopify tools that will drive E-commerce success in 2020

7 automated Shopify tools that will drive E-commerce success in 2020

E-commerce 5 min read

It’s no secret that automation has become an industry standard for e-commerce merchants of all sizes. 

From marketing campaigns to conversion tracking, more everyday e-commerce activities are done without the need for manual entry or setup.

In 2019, plugins like Klaviyo, Bundle Upsell and others were popular names in the Shopify world. In 2020, there are bigger names on the block of automated tools, many of which may ring a bell.

While none of the tools below are “new” on the market, per se, their fast-growing popularity in the Shopify community makes them tools you simply can’t miss.

1. Prisync

Prisync is a dynamic pricing software that offers competitor price tracking for Shopify stores of all sizes. With users in over 50 countries, this tool automates the collection of price and stock availability data to help you make better decisions across the board, including sales, marketing, and operations.

Prisync’s dynamic pricing engine also helps you stay in the all-important “sweet spot”, where you can price your products competitively while keeping your margins favorable.

Quick benefits

→ Set profitable & competitive dynamic pricing rules 

→ Get frequent updates — 4 times per day — to fresh pricing data from the market

→ Add your products in bulk or one-by-one to our system (including an unlimited amount of competitors you can track)

2. FutureMargin

Inventory management doesn’t have to be such a pain. But some Shopify merchants have trouble accurately predicting their product stock levels. As a result, they either end up with a surplus (problematic) or shortage of product stock (losing potential sales). 

FutureMargin offers an AI-based platform that can predict your levels of future inventory and forecast your levels of customer demand. Pretty cool, eh?

The tool also offers a clean, simple interface so you can easily sift through predictions and filter them to your liking, which can save you hours and even days of inventory forecasting time. To avoid pesky surpluses and damaging shortages, FutureMargin is a must-have automated tool for Shopify.  

Quick benefits

→ Avoid hurtful stock-outs and accelerate replenishment planning

→ Automated forecasting with AI and data

→ Sales forecasting for multi-store and multi-currency e-commerce

3. Smile.io

Whether or not customers stick with a single brand, loyalty programs have been effective in the past and, from the customer perspective, are only becoming more attractive. Smile.io is one of the more popular Shopify tools taking full advantage of this. 

Customers like engaging with brands almost as much as they enjoy the attention and personalized rewards that come from customer loyalty programs. 

Smile.io helps you build loyalty programs on your Shopify store to encourage more repeat purchases (which, of course, makes you more money). You can issue rewards points to customers who share your brand on social, follow your brand, create accounts on your store, and more. It’s highly customizable as well.

Quick benefits

→ Easy-to-create, on-site experiences for customers 

→ Manage loyalty members and make real-time program changes

→ Motivate valuable customer actions on-site

4. ReCharge

Perhaps the most popular recurring billing solution for Shopify, ReCharge helps Shopify and Shopify Plus merchants easily sell subscriptions without friction. ReCharge’s feature set also allows for a variety of subscription types, including single product, mixed cart & entire cart subscriptions.

When you install ReCharge, you can customize subscriptions for your store (such as custom discounts or promotions). Your development team can take advantage of the ReCharge and Shopify APIs as well — customize your checkout experience for customers and let them personalize how and where they manage subscriptions.

Now, for the really good stuff — you can automate product discount codes, order cancellation processes or updated pricing on select items with access to the ReCharge API. 

Quick benefits

→ Process orders faster thanks to an increased API call limit

→ For Shopify Plus merchants, ReCharge has full compatibility with popular apps like Klaviyo and Smile.io

→ The easiest way to sell and manage “box of the month” subscriptions

5. CartHook

CartHook is a Shopify plugin that offers automated checkout & e-commerce funnels for your store.

With a mobile-friendly one page checkout, you can customize and test to your liking, CartHook’s tools help you boost conversions since customers can check out faster without one page (or one click) too many. 

CartHook also offers post-purchase, one-click upsells to help grow your store’s average order value — a live-and-die KPI for larger catalog stores. With these checkouts, there’s no need for customers to re-enter their address or payment info. Simple as that!

Quick benefits

→ Intuitive automated funnel builder (designed mobile-first)

→ Customized upsells for customers without forcing them to re-enter info

→ Grow average order value over time with one-page checkouts

→ Advanced Google Analytics integration available from Littledata

6. Littledata

Ecommerce analytics are broken, so we built a better way.

That’s according to Littledata, a one-of-a-kind tracking solution for Shopify merchants of all sizes. Littledata’s smart analytics app connects your Shopify store with Google Analytics to automatically fix your tracking across the board, from marketing channels to buying behavior.

The app also provides a seamless connection between your Shopify site, Google Analytics and popular Shopify apps platforms like Segment, ReCharge, CartHook, Facebook Ads and Google Ads. 

For Shopify stores that sell in multiple countries or currencies, Littledata offers tiered enterprise plans that include personal support from a Google Analytics expert, a dedicated account manager and custom setup and reporting. 

Quick benefits

→ when your data is automatically fixed, you can make better business decisions

→ Your Shopify data is 100% accurate within 24 hours — don’t wait months for data you can trust

→ Free & frequent data audits, benchmarking to identify areas for improvement, and step-by-step missions to help you get there

7. LTVplus

LTVplus is a popular live chat solution for e-commerce brands. LTVplus builds and manages outsourced customer experience teams of live chat agents, customer support agents, content translators, and social media moderators.

By providing 24/7 support to brands across the globe, LTVplus helps brands expand into international markets and reduce operating costs by outsourcing their live chat services. Brands can grow across country borders without worrying about language barriers with our multilanguage customer experience agents.

Quick benefits

→ Live chat outsourcing has been shown to 11x brand conversion rates

→ Works 24/7 for international e-commerce brands (in multiple languages)

→ Real-time customer feedback, including a 24/7 feedback loop and optimization reviews

For more information on how to grow your e-commerce business internationally schedule a free consultation with our team.

Digital Marketing Manager @LTVplus Actively participating in the digital marketing world for more than 5 years. Currently making sure that our website content is up-to-date and our blog is filled with actionable tips and advice for online retail businesses. Very passionate about dogs, topics on spirituality and Unicorns.

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