shopify-mobile-review

Is your online store suffering from you not always having access to a PC?

In a world of predominantly desktop-based eCommerce platforms, Shopify Mobile App is a beam of hope, pioneering the future that is mobile eCommerce. Shopify has always been on the front-lines of innovation, in order to help business owners to improve and refine their online stores. The Shopify Mobile App aims to bring easy and convenient store management to the comfort of your palm, without sacrificing features and functionalities (even including third party integration such as Amazon or eBay.) 

What is the Shopify Mobile App?

Available on both Android and iOS, users can easily install the app from the respective app store and log into their Shopify account. Opening the app, you are greeted with a simple dashboard, informing you about your stores’ performance and alerting you about anything that needs attention. The app is focused on being easy to use on a smaller screen, thus no scrolling is required to view crucial information.  

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FEATURES 

Mobile app users can easily add, edit, fulfil and refund orders, manage tags, communicate with staff and view sales, all from within the app. Utilizing your mobile device’s camera, the Shopify app allows you to also add products through scanning barcodes, instantly adding them to your store, giving you a super hands-on approach to handling your stock. After scanning in these products, you can easily edit these items’ characteristics or variants, ensuring that they’re the perfect fit for your store.  

Swiping to the next app function, the mobile app allows you to conveniently sort these newly added products into neatly organised collections. Just like in the browser-based version, these collections can either be automatic (working off of variables to see which pre-existing products fit) or manual, where you pick which products go in your collections one by one. 

Shopify’s mobile app also allows you to access the same sales channels as the browser version. These sales channels include Facebook, Instagram, Amazon, eBay and many, many more. This sales channel feature is even more useful on the mobile version, because the apps you’re using to sell your products are then readily available at your fingertips, too! 

The mobile app also doesn’t compromise on Shopify’s useful analytics, allowing you to view sales, compare performance to previous weeks, days or months; all on a live dashboard on your mobile device. 

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Just like the browser counterpart, the app also has access to Shopify’s vast theme library, allowing you to make edits to the theme from your phone too. This feature is perfect for when you’re out and about, but your website needs a quick little update. 

The app also takes following up with customers to a whole new level, letting you to add and edit customer details.  This allows you to conveniently contact said customers directly from the mobile device you’re managing your store from. 

With three pricing options available, Shopify Mobile App is a flexible option for your eCommerce needs. Take a look at the three options and determine which is the best fit for your company. 

The only requirement is an active internet connection to manage your store from anywhere around the globe. 

And remember, all of these features are available from your mobile device! 

User Feedback 

 
When deciding with which eCommerce platform you want to go, it’s crucial to not only look at professional reviews, but almost more importantly, customer reviews. Customer reviews tend to be brutally honest, which in your case is for the best!  

Taking a look at user reviews on the Play Store (Where Shopify averages around 4/5 stars) one can get an idea of how users feel about the Shopify Mobile app. 

One user left the following review, which I felt resonated with my experience too. 

“I chose shopify for my business wasnt sure if I was going to like it, been with another carrier for years for another one of my businesses but honestly the mobile functionality was the tie breaker for me! I can do so much from my phone allowing me to keep up with trends, see what is working and what” 

Conclusion 

Taking the top eCommerce platform and translating it into a mobile experience can be challenging, but it seems as if Shopify has nailed this attempt. The dynamic between the “normal” web-based version of Shopify, and the mobile app, is amazing, with little to no changes (Except the size being scaled down of course.) 

 
With amazing out of the box functionality and unprecedented customer support, Shopify remains the best eCommerce platform on both desktop, and mobile too. 
 

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