Shop Protector , 88 reviews
When it worked, it was fine, but if it went down (which was becoming more and more frequent), customers would think they were submitting their forms to us, but would actually be taken to some off-site green screen (with fake confirmation message that we had received their messages when, in fact we actually were NOT receiving them!! They were gone to oblivion and we'd never know or see customer messages that came in when app was down.). We would not received any notification app was down, we just finally would notice it had been several hours, or over a weekend, etc and no customer messages were coming in, so we would run a test and sure enough - green screen off-site indicating to us form was down for who knows how long. Unfortunately, app functionality is beholden to their configuration, so we were held hostage for repair and restoration. Service and support were awful. No response for days, had to email owner a couple of times just to trigger a reply. Once, he tried to manipulate to negotiate a positive review.
We finally had to acquire our own code IT team to disable the app and redo the forms ourselves. Shop Protector / Human Presence was our worst app experience and we cannot recommend their services.
This is not a realistic depiction of the issue. As explained previously, the app does not "go down"...the problem occurs when you create new themes and don't reprotect your forms with Shop Protector. Unfortunately, we can not make this process automatic on Shopify. Remember, if you activate a new theme you must protect that theme's forms.
Update: Not only does the app slow down my site, it threw some layouts of my sections off and completely ruined functions of some. For eg product thumbnails for Recommended products all skewed to the left, and 'Quick View' of products no longer work. Unfortunately fighting the bots versus ruining the site is just not worth it.
Slows down site speed BY A LOT.. So much so that I have customers in my inbox asking why my imaged are not showing and turns out they only loaded after minutes if you get redirected after signing up on a form that was 'protected'. Checked my Gmetrix and noticed a big drop in speed as well. Disappointing. I was hoping the other poor reviews weren't right.
UPDATE: The app developer personally attacked me in an email even though one of their employees was very kind in wanting to help me fix the problem explaining the delay. But because of what the CEO said to me I will never pay for any of their services or recommend it to anyone. I'm the kind of person that will change my review if I get great service. But that email just told me I did the right thing in expressing my frustrations. Shopify you need to protect your store owners from companies that treat them like this! I stand by what I said below: This app killed my stores performance. When I tried to reach out to them for help I got no response. So I'm taking the stars I gave originally completely away. As a business owner going to school and raising my kids I do not have time to chase companies like this down only to get ignored. I'm moving on and seriously thinking about leaving Shopify altogether. I have nothing but headaches dealing with this platform.
Thank you for your review. We strive to offer excellent customer support at all times. It is unfortunate that the support representative assigned to your request was out sick for several days uncharacteristically. While an apology doesn't help speed up the delay, after returning to work we offered to help but you turned it down. I'm sorry that you feel that the app caused performance issues on your shop. That is not typical and if you should decide to change your mind please reach out and we will be glad to provide you an extended free trial and assist you with anything you need.
Do NOT download this app. They cancelled 2 of my customer orders due to their own 'fraud analysis'. Shopify's fraud analysis said it was a low risk order, however Shop Protector app decided to cancel for no reason. One customer paid with Klarna Buy Now Pay Later and another with Visa. Both customers reached out to me after regarding their cancelled order. This app will ruin your business and you will lose out on potential orders. Both of my orders were high value orders and because of Shop Protector I almost lost had the customers not reached out to me themselves. I had this app for only a week!
We appreciate your comments, we have reached out a number of times asking that you reinstall briefly so our tech team could troubleshoot and solve your issue. This is very atypical and we would like to determine what in your configuration setup has caused this problem.
Zero stars. Negative zero stars.
It's Black Friday.
This app cancelled and REFUNDED 13 orders on my website. All of these sales were lost. And guess what? No one can fix the problem because it's a third party app. DO NOT USE THIS APP!
Of the tens of thousands of transactions that we handled on BFCM, your experience was very unique. Since you uninstalled we can not troubleshoot your specific issue and as we suggested via email, we would like if you could reinstall and we can monitor this install and troubleshoot in real time and solve this for you.
Cancelled orders that were NOT from bots! Lost money and had to placate irritated customers. Would not recommend.
As requested numerous times via email, we'd like you to reinstall so we can monitor the installation and see what was interferring...........
I used this app during the trial period, and would not recommend to people looking to protect form submissions and whose traffic is primarily mobile (as mine was). I installed a session tracker, and saw that many real people were attempting to submit their emails in my form on mobile, but that there were errors that were preventing them from submitting successfully. Needless to say, this was a loss in leads for me.
Not only that, when I uninstalled the app before the trial ended, they still charged me for the service. I recall uninstalling right on time (I had a calendar reminder for the exact date), but they claimed that I was 2 days late. Fine. I wrote back wondering if they could waive the monthly fee since I was only "over" by TWO days and I had lost so many leads, and it was crickets on their end. Other apps I use have much better customer service!
I have installed the application but when I continue the setup process and attempt to create a new account nothing happens. Not useful in its current state. I have reached out for support and received an email asking if I had it installed but nothing more.
I am sorry to hear that you had trouble with your set up of Shop Protector. As we had discussed with you, we identified a unique issue to you that happened during the account creation process for your store which caused an error in our application. We were since able to solve this problem and assist you in protecting your store. Please let us know if we can be of further assistance in any way.
Director of Product Management
I thought this app would stop spam bots visiting my site, it does not... very very disappointed, i think i will uninstall seems of no benefit to me.
In some cases the automatic form protection is unable to properly protect all forms for certain themes. In these cases it is necessary to use the form protection menu to get these forms protected. Alternatively our support team is available to actually go in and protect those forms for you. I believe that this was the problem you were experiencing. If you would be willing to reinstall our application I would be happy to personally ensure all of your forms are properly protected. Simply send our support team an email if you decide to reinstall and we will make sure your site is fully protected!