I wanted to share the results of our recent analysis on TOP 100 Shopify stores in the US and the apps they use. We wanted to see whether there are any patterns and identify the biggest app categories that would likely shape the image of "must-have apps for Shopify store growth" 🙂
I'll give you a short summary, but you can also find the full article here.
We tried a few different methods to see the list of apps for every store, but ended up with two Chrome plugins that seemed to be the most accurate. For full disclosure, I'd like to say that we were not able to see ALL the apps used by those stores, but what we got was clear enough to come to some conclusions.
So according to our research, the biggest app categories are:
- Promotion and marketing
- Loyalty, rewards, and referrals
- Store design
- Push notifications and pop-ups
- Analytics and tracking
- Customer service
- Order management and fulfillment
- Social media apps
- Upsell/cross-sell apps
Please note that the categories don't align with Shopify app categories, we broke them into smaller ones 🙂
Therefore, TOP5 most used apps turned out to be:
- Back In Stock
Would like to hear your opinions, maybe some apps that you use personally and would add to the list – anything 🙂 Thanks!