Best New Apps of May 2017
Posted May 26, 2017 by Vitaly Golovin, Ecwid Team

Best New Apps of May 2017: Sales, Reviews, Live Chat, and Email Capturing

Spring is blooming and so is our App Market! Here are the top five new-born apps for your customer service, social proof, sales, product reviews, and email marketing.

Free Live Chat for Your Online Store

Talking to clients is one of the most beneficial processes a business can have. In a dialog with a visitor you can find out what their most frequent questions are and what works best for them.

Free Live Chat for Your Online Store

Chaport is a new live chat service that helps you or your staff talk to store visitors. It comes with plenty of cool features: auto invitations, typing insights, desktop and mobile apps are all included and aim to make your life easier.

The app is free for up to 5 agents online.

Social Proof and Custom Notifications

The best stores are the crowded ones, right?

With Fomo, you can add social proof and custom notifications to your storefront to create the image of a busy store everyone’s shopping at. This creates a sense of trust in a potential customer and increases sales. Pretty neat!

Social Proof and Custom Notifications

Check out Fomo at $19 / month.

Create Urgency for Your Store Visitors

When we have to perform a task, we tend to use up all the available time we have, and when there isn’t a meaningful time limit, we can postpone doing things until the last minute.

Take advantage of this mechanic and add countdown timers for your product details pages to increase the decision making of your customers and make more sales!

Create Urgency for Your Store Visitors

You can set up any time as the end time for the countdown, as well as show a nice progress bar for the visual feedback for your store visitors.

Get the Timer Plus app for $4.95 / month

Add Product Reviews and Q&A Widget

Product reviews are one of the cornerstones of e-commerce nowadays, and no wonder — why would anyone buy a product that no one has ever purchased or that has bad ratings? Everyone wants what’s best for themselves.

Add Product Reviews and Q&A Widget

With the Helpful Crowd application, you can start gathering this valuable feedback about your store products as well as highlighting the best ones with ratings in the product listing pages. Visitors can ask questions and post reviews about products, and you can publish them right in your Ecwid Control Panel.

Grab your copy of Helpful Crowd for free to $49.99 / month

Subscribe Customers to Your Newsletter

Email newsletters with store updates are the key to getting more sales and repeat customers in your store. But how can you gain more subscribers?

One of the most popular ways to gain email list subscribers is to add a popup widget that collects emails from store visitors with an optional reward for providing the email address and subscribing.

Subscribe Customers to Your Newsletter

MailChimp’s Subscription Popup application can help you with that! Connect your MailChimp account to the app, design the popup you wish to show to store visitors, and voila!

Get the MailChimp Subscription Popup for $9.99 with a free trial


Installed an app that got you excited? Share it with us in the comments!

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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