said 6 months ago
As an engineer, I have written code for several different applications including e-commerce websites. As a business owner, I no longer have the time or patience to spend hours drilling through code to create a solution that does exactly what I want. This makes for an interesting challenge. Where can I find a solution that most closely fits my need but also fits within my budget?
Enter ShopPad for Shopify. I was looking for an application that would prevent me from relying on customer's having to enter coupon codes. And most important, I needed to avoid customers abandoning a sale because they did not have an opportunity to enter the coupon code early enough in the process. (This is the current scenario with Shopify although I have been told by Shopify that they are working to implement an entry for the coupon code earlier in the sales cycle).
How can I create a sense of urgency that is dictated by a deadline to help my customers take advantage of a sale that is happening right now? In sales, it's not that most people don't want what you have. They really want to know if what they are buying is at the best price. That is where the sale has a powerful effect for both the Seller and the Buyer.
A sale offers savings for the consumer and helps them overcome hesitations that they aren't buying at the best possible price. ShopPad streamlines this process effortlessly. It does all that I wanted to do and more.
ShopPad will allow me to pick a collection or a single product and put it on sale for a certain time period. It then automatically adjusts my "for sale" price to the new "discounted price" and puts the regular MSRP in the "Compared-to-price" section. This alone is a huge time saver. Better yet, ShopPad allows me to dictate where I want to put the text that shows the customer the clock is ticking. It clearly shows the customer they only have x amount of hours before the sale ends and the price reverts back to the "Compared-to-price."
It's a brilliant idea when you think of it. It takes any confusion of "How long does this sale last?" out of the equation. It also clearly displays the savings to the customer. For the Seller, it motivates the customer to overcome any last second hesitations and commit to making the purchase. Sale received.
Not only that but ShopPad does all of the price adjusting and discounting for you. All you have to do is install the App, set up your sales campaigns, and click the Go/Play button.
The only part that may be difficult fro some is inserting the code for the countdown timer. However, the support staff of ShopPad is excellent. They will even insert the code for you if you want to give them temporary access to your store.
So what are you waiting for? Stop reading this review and install the App already! You'll be very glad you did.
Stephen P Conroy, P.E.
CEO of LocationLock