Overall rating
Counts per rating level
  • 87% of ratings are 5 stars
  • 7% of ratings are 4 stars
  • 2% of ratings are 3 stars
  • 1% of ratings are 2 stars
  • 3% of ratings are 1 stars
What merchants think

Feedback submitted

Merchants appreciate this app for its user-friendly interface, customization options, and efficient live chat feature. They value its ability to create organized FAQ pages that match their store's theme, reducing customer queries and saving time. The support team is recognized for their quick responses and continuous app improvements. However, some merchants are dissatisfied with the transition from free to paid plans. Despite this, the app is seen as reliable and integrates seamlessly with stores, enhancing customer service.

Edited January 22, 2023

UPDATE #2: HelpCenter was able to restore the original data which luckily we didn't have to rely on because of WayBack Machine, but at least they fixed it. Prior to this issue, the App was great and we had never had an issue, but this whole plan transition experience has made us a little wary of future decisions they might make. I've brought the review back up to 4 stars in the meantime.

UPDATE #1: Our Customer Support manager had a brainwave and decided to check WayBack machine. LUCKILY, our website has been crawled back in December and we were able to scrape the FAQ page from their backup. We were able to rebuild the page now but this doesn't excuse the developers action on this and many stores won't be so lucky, so the review stands.

ORIGINAL: BEWARE! They just erased my ENTIRE Help / FAQ page. They are claiming that they have been sending emails about upgrading to their new plan tiers. I found ONE email in my spam folder about updating from two weeks ago and there is NOTHING about the content being deleted upon the changeover. I've just contacted the Help team and they are telling me tough luck.

I can understand needing to change your pricing structure, I would have had no issues with upgrading to the next tier up, but you can't just permanently erase a stores entire Help/FAQ page and kick them to the curb. This is UNREAL! If they can recover the data then I will update this review. Until then I would STEER CLEAR of this app 100%.

KEYWAY | Wooden Phone Cases & Leather Phone Cases
Over 3 years using the app
Shark Byte, Inc replied January 22, 2023

Hi KEYWAY | Wooden Phone Cases & Leather Phone Cases!

Please accept our sincere apologies for all the frustration that our app brought you recently. Please note that this is not the norm for us at the HelpCenter app. This isolated issue should have never happened.

We truly value that despite of this unpleasant situation you gave us a second chance and decided to continue being our customer. That means a lot!
We'll strive to do better and never let you down again.

Kind regards,
HelpCenter team

January 15, 2023

In principle, the software looks great and provides alot of features, however thats if it works... which it does not.
I trialed this for the reason of being able to respond via my mobile when i am not at my desk, and also to notify me. The mobile app does alert you,but then fails to work. any responses sent via mobile dont work. The user never gets to see the responses (this didnt work via tablet either). I also tried entering the name and email of people who had ordered, but the desktop version nor mobile failed to correlate the previous order, so that was the other reason i tried it.

To top it all, when trying to correspond with the support people using their chat, that chat doesnt work all the time either - you have to constantly refresh to avoid missing chat from support - and it seems they have used the same code in the app.

In summary, the software looks great, if it works - However it looks like they released this much sooner than they should have, and using the customers as test subjects to debug their code.
I would avoid this for now, maybe come back in 6 months time to see if it has improved

United Kingdom
8 days using the app
Shark Byte, Inc replied January 15, 2023


Thank you for your feedback!
We are sorry that you have some negative experience while using our application. Please be rest assured that our dev team is aware of mentioned issues and working on them.
Please accept our sincere apologies that your experience did not match your expectations. This is on us.
We will be glad to see you back onboard one day if you’ll give us a second chance.

Warm regards,
HelpCenter team

Edited January 17, 2023


AVOID - like everyone else is saying, they have deleted all the data that was on the FAQ page due to a change of plan (from free to paid). There was NO notice that the data would be deleted and they are not doing anything to recover the data.

Given that you have at no point mentioned the content would be deleted if you don’t upgrade I assume this was a mistake on your end and that this shouldn’t have happened. In which case what you should do is notify every store owner who didn’t upgrade about this and apologise for your mistake. I’m sure there are hundreds of store owners right now who have no idea that their FAQ page is missing (it’s not a page we check regularly!) and your actions/mistakes are hurting their business. Notify them ASAP otherwise I am certain each and every one of them will leave you one star when they realise you deleted their FAQ sections.

Just to clarify - My issue is not that I now have to pay to upgrade. We hold our hand up, we missed your emails on having to pay. Again, the fee is not an issue. Our issue is that you have deleted all of our data!

United Kingdom
About 4 years using the app
Shark Byte, Inc replied January 22, 2023

Hi TheBlockZone!

Our team is really sorry to hear about your experience and that you were let down by our app. We sincerely regret that this trouble made you doubt the quality of our application and service in general. We try to do our best to improve our customers' experience!

We take this issue very seriously and have taken steps to ensure this doesn't happen again.

We’d like to inform you that the restoring missing FAQ data process has been completed. At this stage your FAQ content should be brought back to your store.

Our dev team has been working on this during the last week.
You can contact us to receive all the information regarding the missing FAQ data of your store!

Our team is available 24/7 for any emergency or urgent needs, but we’re also aware of the need for a personal touch when it comes to our customers.

Waiting for feedback from your end.

Warm regards,
HelpCenter team

September 25, 2022

WISH I CAN GIVE YOU GUYS 0 STARS. You're running people's businesses down with your bad customer service and app.
literally the worst app on Shopify. If you have a serious business then you cannot depend on these people. They do not reply to emails and there's no other way to reach them. I contacted these guys over a week ago because their app keeps showing up errors and we lost all of our replies to customers because they were never sending. Up until today, none of them has reached out to us . but leave them an honest review and watch them reach out to you. Your customer service is appalling. UNBELIEVABLE

United States
Almost 3 years using the app
Shark Byte, Inc replied September 25, 2022


First of all, please, accept our sincere apologies for the troubles you had to face while using our app it was unintentional in any way.

I'd like to explain the situation to you that,indeed, at the beginning of this week we faced some technical issues which affected some of the customers' stores(as a result of that issue, they could see errors while trying to archive the tickets or send them, as well as the newly incoming tickets were not received in the ticketing system).
Please, note that this technical issue affected our side and system as well, to my regret.
That's the reason why your messages haven't been received from our side and replied to on time.
That's what we truly apologize for!

But the issue has been spotted by our developers' team and resolved within the day.
So now, I believe, you shouldn't see any errors within your ticketing system and the tickets should be received properly.

Please, notify us if you still see any errors from your side and I'd be more than glad to assist you with it.
We've already reached you via email and hope that we'll be able to resolve this unpleasant situation.

Once again, my sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused.
Looking forward to your reply.

HelpCenter Team

July 17, 2023

Alright alright hear me out - there is a lot of frustration here about how they handled the transition to the new (paid) subscription plans. I was frustrated too when suddenly my 5 FAQ articels were deleted, just because I didn't select any plan in time.

BUT the Helpcenter guys listened to all the negative feedback and restored every FAQ article. The support team was very helpful and there was compensation for the inconveniences. The new subscription plans are fair in my opinion.

The App is easy to use and has been updated with new features and an easy interface. Honestly if it weren't for that bumby transition phase, I think the App would have close to 5,0 stars.

Over 3 years using the app
Shark Byte, Inc replied July 18, 2023

Hi Mix-Ready team!

Thank you very much for such feedback. It means alot for us!
Feel free to contact us if you have any issues of difficulties with the app!

Best regards
HelpCenter team

April 14, 2023

awesome app guys congrats. only thing is we can not remove your name from the website without subscribing a plan.

6 days using the app
Shark Byte, Inc replied April 14, 2023

Hi dear Ever.Boost!

We are so glad to hear that you love our product! Thank you for taking the time to leave a 5-star review. Your feedback is greatly appreciated. We try to do our best to improve our functionality and service!

Best regards,
Helpcenter Team

Edited March 14, 2023

Save time on installing other FAQ apps, only to delete them later for being difficult or confusing to use - just install HelpCentre and know that you won't be disappointed.

Big Duck AU
About 19 hours using the app
Shark Byte, Inc replied March 15, 2023

Hello Big Duck AU team,

Thank you for the kind words about our app, we’re passionate about what we do and it’s great to see that it translates into results for our customers!
We’re glad to hear that you’ve been happy with HelpCenter and we look forward to continuing to deliver value and results in the future.

Best regards,
HelpCenter Team

October 13, 2022

This app has helped me a lot in the short time I've had it. the interface is simple to navigate through and makes it that much easier for my clients.

divus julius
United States
Over 1 year using the app
Shark Byte, Inc replied October 13, 2022

Hello divus julius Team,

Thank you very much for such positive feedback!
We're glad to hear that you find our app useful for your store and your clients.

We'll keep on providing the best service to Shopify merchants and do our best to improve every day.

Best regards,
HelpCenter team

April 7, 2023

Great and friendly customer service. Had an issue with a new theme not transferring some data over, the team at Helpcenter swiftly looked into it and resolved the issue.

Thanks again Helpcenter team :)

United Kingdom
Over 1 year using the app
Shark Byte, Inc replied April 7, 2023

Hi there Smoke&Cinders !

Thank you for leaving such a positive review and for such a high rate of our support team work.

It's our pleasure to hear that you are satisfied with our app and service as we always try to do our best in case of providing our customers the best experience possible.

Kind regards,

HelpCenter team

Edited May 23, 2023

I used this app on two of my stores until they decided to charge obscene amounts of money for simple functionalities that a lot of other apps provide for free or very little $$. New structure is 100% not worth the money, as the app does nothing special that a hundred others don't do.

edit based on their reply... my complaint is not that you didn't tell me it was happening... my complaint is that your pricing structure is asinine.

United States
Almost 4 years using the app
Shark Byte, Inc replied May 23, 2023

Hi Vinyl Exclusive team!

I'm sorry to hear that you are not satisfied with our app after recent plans and features update.

Please let us note that we've been informing our customers about the changes in the HelpCenter since the beginning of December 2022. And starting from January 16 the limitations for the Free plan were applied.

We are ready to move towards our customers to help them with any issues that they have.

We will be happy if you can contact us via email or the live chat so we can discuss all the problems and find nessesary solutions for you so you can change your opinion about the HelpCenter app.

Best regards
HelpCenter team