Let shoppers reach you easily
Chat is the preferred way for online shoppers to reach you. Answer questions, make recommendations, and provide a better buying experience.
Turn traffic into sales
Shoppers who chat with a brand are more likely to make a purchase. Use chat to help them make purchases with confidence.
Automate customer order lookup
Questions about order status are common. Save time with an automated response that provides customers with order status and tracking link.
About Shopify Chat
Messages are managed in Shopify Ping, which is available on your desktop and mobile devices.
Shopify Chat is a free sales channel that gives customers a seamless way to reach out to you while they shop. It does this by adding a customizable live chat button to your online store.
Once Shopify Chat and Ping are set up, you can manage customer conversations, make product recommendations, and share custom discounts to shoppers right inside your chat conversations with only a few taps.
To be sure you have a way to follow up with customers, Shopify Chat asks customers to provide a phone number or email address in order to start the chat. This allows you to respond even after they leave your online store. Their info will be added to your Customers list in Shopify or matched to an existing customer.
With Ping and Shopify Chat you can:
- Add and customize a chat button on your online store
- Respond to customers in real-time while they’re at your store
- Make product recommendations and share discounts and new orders in chat
- Give customers a way to automatically get their order status
- Capture contact information for new customers to help build your customer list
- Track Shopify sales using your sales channel overview and Analytics pages
- To use Shopify Chat you must have an online store with Shopify
- You must use Shopify Ping on your desktop (shopifyping.com) or install it on an iOS, iPadOS, or Android device to receive and respond to messages
Most recent reviews
was working fine, but now won't stay on my site? seems like an issue as this didn't happen before - doesn't stay in the app store.
I wanted to like it, but there are issues. First, as others have said, why make the customer enter their phone number? OK - so it tells the operator that the number links to a customer account, but the operator cant click on anything to get to that account. Same goes for order numbers - they don't link - that would be useful. Worse, it doesn't identify when someone is logged into Ping, which is where the operators have to be to read messages, so that if someone closes their Ping window the chat button stays there, allowing customers to try and chat but get no response. Actually a huge negative for customer experience. Fix that stuff and we can talk. Until then, I have to go elsewhere.
Selzer Home Care Products
I would have given it a 5 star, but reason for not giving a 5 star that it is missing on a very basic feature of attaching files thru desktop version on chat with customers. A customer sitting at home uses mobile for shopping in most of the cases and a seller is almost working on laptop/desktop as he has to see many reports/excel sheets/ files etc. attaching files is only available on mobile chat (as informed by shopify support).