Best New Apps of August 2017: MailChimp, Order Management, Discounts
Posted Sep 1, 2017 by Vitaly Golovin, Ecwid Team

Best New Apps of August 2017: MailChimp, Order Management, Discounts

It’s harvest time in the Ecwid App Market — new apps are ready for you to grab and try them. They’ll help you build a massive email list, manage inventory and shippings, and even have some fun with a gamified discount wheel.

Let’s have a look at your new opportunities.

Subscribe Customers to Your Newsletter at the Checkout

Keeping your customers happy is as important as informing them about new deals and encouraging repeat purchases. You can inform people in different ways, but the most common one is email newsletters (look here to find out how to build the best mailing list possible).

With this MailChimp integration, your store gets connected to a specific list in MailChimp and your store visitors can agree to join it at the checkout process.


Just one tick — and your customer is subscribed for your newsletter

Subscribing to the list is just a matter of one click and doesn’t require extra typing on other pages — your customers enter their email address at the checkout anyway.

In the Ecwid Control Panel, you can adjust and customize some parts of the connection and the text visitors see in the storefront:


Manage your list settings and add a compelling CTA to get more subscribers

Try the MailChimp.Smart app for free for 14 days.

Helpful reading: How to Increase Your Revenue With Newsletter Segmentation

Keep All the Shippings on One List

Orderhive is a powerful piece of order, inventory, and shipment management software, collecting information from all your connected channels in one place.


Orderhive dashboard

The integration with USPS, FedEx, UPS, and other carriers allows you to keep up with all your shipments and see their detailed status.

Try Orderhive for free for 15 days and start saving time on key tasks!

Related: How to Ensure Inventory Accuracy

Capture Emails and Send Store Updates

VerticalResponse is another email marketing software you can integrate with Ecwid: install the app, configure the popup, log in, or register in VerticalResponse, and you are good to go!


Customize your popup

You can customize your popup’s look and how it should appear for the store visitors. You can sync all the emails it collects with the mailing list in VerticalResponse and send a newsletter about your store.

The app is free if you use VerticalResponse as mailing software.

Also read: How to Write a Welcome Email That Sells

Get More Sales With a Gamified Discount Wheel in the Storefront

Everybody loves getting discounts when shopping! Get your store on a trend wave: add a fidget spinner and see your sales skyrocket to the top.

Assistantly Wheel

Widget in storefront

Assistantly Wheel adds a discount spinner to your storefront to increase sales and visitor activity.

When a visitor wins a discount, it creates a discount coupon in your store. The customer needs to fill in their email address to get it. It’s a great way to collect some interested buyers in your mailing list and see how this type of promotion works for your store.

You are free to customize the odds of winning each prize, the theme of the wheel, how it will be displayed in the storefront (timing), and to upload your company logo.

Assistantly Wheel

Customization options

The app costs $7.99 with two weeks of free trial.

Automate Discount Coupons in Your Store

Ecwid is integrated with Zapier, a tool that connects different web services with each other to automate a wide variety of time-consuming processes.

With this free tool, you can sync whatever services you are using. Build your own custom “recipes” to make things happen responsively online, or choose from thousands of pre-existing templates created by other Zapier users.


Examples of “Zaps” — automated integrations between your Ecwid store and other services

Now Zapier can automatically create discount coupons in reaction to different events in external services.

Learn more about this update on the Zapier blog.


Looks like a nice bunch of apps, doesn’t it? We hope they’ll bring you more sales and happy customers!

About the author
Vitaly works with 3rd party app developers to bring the best experience to Ecwid users. In his free time, he enjoys watching YouTube videos and long walks with his friends.
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