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eCommerce Tools & Resources

eCommerce Tools & Resources

List of Helpful eCommerce Tools & Resources

Looking for apps, tools, and resources to build a better online business? Here's a list of our favorites based on our client's results and our own experience. If you have a favorite not on the list, let us know. We love to share what works!

Shopify Themes

Shopify
The best ecommerce platform to build your business website on. Want a free account while you build it? Contact us to learn more.

Our Favorite Shopify Themes 
Flex is configurable in SO MANY ways, with multiple layouts (like no other theme out there) and section options, more granular control of settings and it's easy to add custom CSS. Here are other great themes by Out of the Sandbox. 

Other Recommended Shopify Themes
High quality themes built by our other favorite Shopify theme developer - Pixel Union. Offers many more built-in options compared to other themes, frequently updated, excellent support documentation and an app to automate the theme update process.

Shopify Theme Updater (automated)
Keep your Out of the Sandbox or Pixel Union Shopify themes up-to-date (more functionality and fixes) quickly and easily.

Images + Editing + Content

Canva
Super easy tool to create graphics for your website or social posts.

Online Video Maker
Create professional videos for websites, social media, ads easily with this free tool.

Order Printer Templates
Professionally designed Invoice, Packing slip, Returns form and Gift receipt templates for the free Shopify Order Printer app.

Grammarly
Check your grammar! Free tool to make sure your spelling, grammar and tone are optimized.

Wholesale

Faire
Connects great wholesale vendors/manufacturers with brands wanting to grow their own retail business.

The Boutique Hub
A phenomenal resource connecting global boutique owners and wholesale brands for collab opportunities!

Handshake
A better way to buy wholesale or if you sell your own manufactured products you can get discovered and reach new buyers.

Wholesale Gorilla
Simple and powerful wholesale functionality for your shop. Simplify your life by merging wholesale and retail into your existing Shopify store.

Wholesale Club
The easiest way to offer wholesale pricing on Shopify. Add-ons with advanced features available to increase your AOV.

Customer Service

Gorgias
Helpdesk app designed for Shopify stores - save time (money) and streamline your customer service operations.

Shipping

USPS - Free Shipping Supplies
Your local USPS office doesn't carry everything. Shipped to you free of charge.

Shipstation
Do you have more complex shipping needs? Importing, managing and shipping your orders is now super easy.

Parcelify
Charge exactly what you want for shipping.

Fulfillment

Easy Fulfillment by ShipHero
Outsourced Shipping with simple pricing starting at $5.58. No minimums. All Inclusive. Free Setup.

Fulfillment by Shopify
Shopify's full-service network lets you control your data, ships fast, and keeps your brand the hero from checkout to delivery.

Team Collaboration

KEAP (formerly Infusionsoft)
Hands down the BEST CRM on the planet. Start working smarter not harder and GROW your business!

Google Workspaces
Professional email with your own domain to match your brand, office suite applications, online storage, and more.

Trello
Web-based Kanban-style list-making application that's great for project management whether you are a single user or a team.

Monday.com
Manage your projects, communicate with your team or clients, share files and more.

Branding

Brand Name Generator
Use Shopify's free name generator to get brand/business name ideas.

Branding Color Guide
Get some ideas for your brand and logo colors.

Google Fonts
Font ideas for your brand - title text and complimentary font for easy to read paragraph text.

Shopify's Font Library
List of fonts available in Shopify.

Moo
High-quality business cards, notebooks and more. Save 25% off or more on your first order.

Sticker Mule
Share your brand and get $10 off your first order. Great quality and customer service.

Analytics & Tracking

Google Analytics
Web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic.

Google Search Console
Tools and reports help you measure your site's Search traffic and performance, fix issues, and make your site shine in Google Search results.

Ubersuggest
Tool that shows you how to win the game of SEO - get keyword suggestions and reverse-engineer your competitor's domain.

Increase Conversions + AOV (Average Order Value)

Vitals
40+ apps in one - product bundles, reviews, chat, countdown timers, shipping costs and SO much more. Built for fast-loading and to save you money!

Judge.me Product Reviews App
Our clients love this review app! It has product + site reviews including photo, video and Q&A.

Shipping Rates Calculator Plus
If your Shopify theme doesn't have a shipping calculator built-in, install this app to improve your conversion rate. A MUST!

Ultimate Sales Boost
Increase sales with urgency, countdown timer, trust, BOGO. Pick the app from the dropdown (they have other cool tools too).

ReConvert Upsell & Cross Sell App
Design a thank you page for post checkout upsell & cross sell.

Sezzle
Offer a Buy Now - Pay Later payment option. Use code SZANAR during signup and get 30 days free!

Afterpay
Buy Now - Pay Later payment option. Transparent solution for your shoppers with no credit checks, no interest, no hidden fees, and no catch.

Affirm
Buy Now - Pay Later payment option. Tailored pay-over-time solution to help your business grow.

Email Marketing

Orderly Emails Shopify App
Easily replace your ugly, boring Shopify emails with beautiful branded emails. One-time cost.

Klaviyo
Full-featured, robust email marketing platform. Don't just send email newsletters, but also automated emails based on your customer behavior/interaction.

Drip
Build your ecommerce brand—from customer acquisition to loyalty and retention. Get the tools you need to build personal and profitable relationships with your customers at scale.

Seguno
Email marketing in less time — right inside your shop's Admin with baked-in best practices and one-click automations.

Google Postmaster Tools
Check your Gmail email deliverability.

Spam Trigger Words
Spam trigger words to avoid or reduce in your subject line.

Comparison Shopping

Google Shopping Ads
Why not add your brand alongside the Google search results when someone is searching for your product or service?

Business

Guide to Economic Nexus
There’s a common accounting mistake that many ecommerce businesses unknowingly make that can cost millions of dollars and even lead to bankruptcy.

US Sales Tax Reference
US sales tax is calculated according to state, county, and municipality, according to physical or economic nexus.

TaxJar
Makes sales tax filing easier - saving you lots of time and you'll have fewer headaches.

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