Shopify Inbox , 1,876 reviews

Overall rating
Counts per rating level
  • 67% of ratings are 5 stars
  • 16% of ratings are 4 stars
  • 6% of ratings are 3 stars
  • 4% of ratings are 2 stars
  • 8% of ratings are 1 stars
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Merchants highly recommend this tool for efficient customer communication, praising its consolidation of all interactions into a user-friendly dashboard. Features such as live chat, customizable autoresponders, and direct tracking updates are appreciated for reducing customer inquiries. The ability to view customer profiles and order history for personalized service is also valued. Merchants report increased response times and sales conversion with this free tool, which also offers quick replies, product links in chat, chat assignment, and photo sending. It also has a dedicated mobile app.

Edited January 24, 2023

UPDATE: Is there a way to block the spammers from Nigeria? I've had 4 in four days... seems that telling them to F*** OFF and GO AWAY and TAKE ME OFF YOUR LIST doesn't work on them!!!!

I'm not going to hit you with lower stars, because it does do what it's supposed to do... It's an AWESOME app... the customers love it. And I like the way it can come into my cell phone and I can respond quickly and personally. The customers rave over that.

The ONLY thing is that we do own two Shopify Stores and we can't figure out how to have both of them come in to my phone. While my son runs the other store, it's *me* the customers are used to dealing with - so I want to be the one answering the questions.

The glory of this app is NOT having to go log in to see if anything is there a few times a day - so this not being able to have multiple stores come in to the app is a problem.

IF you add the multiple stores, please make sure that we can see where the message is coming from when the customer sends one.

THanks so much.
United States
4 months using the app
Shopify replied March 1, 2023

Hello, there. Thank you for sharing your review with us. I understand you have some problem customers you are looking to block from your Shopify Inbox. Our latest update includes the option to block certain users and conversations. In a problematic chat box, simply click on the exclamation point in the top right-hand corner.

As for using the app with two different stores, they can easily be switched between via the Shopify Mobile app. If using this method, you can view the messages related to each store in your Apps > Shopify Inbox section. If I am missing a particular pain point here, please feel free to elaborate on it so we can include your feedback for consideration. Connect with us via this direct link: -Olivia, Shopify Support

March 7, 2023

OMG I wish we had had this a year ago when starting Ive no idea why this is an app and not standard for all shopify stores. Ive been after a thing where i can log in check mail and orders all in once place. I hate going to my emails to read what customers want via a contact form thats linked to the email account. I've found it much better than shifting through hundreds of emails where customers who want things are mixed up with sales emails.

Tilly’s Natural Dog Treats
United Kingdom
10 months using the app
Edited November 14, 2022

[ Update: Rating this app from 3 to 4 stars. The Shopify Inbox team actually listened to my feedback, enabled customers to upload images, and fixed the integration page on their app. Thanks for that. However, I discovered a few more issues: 1. I integrated Shopify Inbox with Instagram, and when a customer chats from Instagram, it doesn’t show the customer’s name or username but instead shows, "Shop Visitor xxx." So we would need to go back to Instagram to check on the customer’s name or username, which is a hassle. It would be fantastic if you could display the customer's name or username, similar to how Facebook Messenger does. 2. I like the fact that this chat is visible on the checkout page as a button under the Total line, and when the chat button is clicked, the chat box is opened, but the color no longer corresponds to the theme’s chosen color. It appears to be black. It would also be great if this was fixed to correspond to the chosen color. ] __ [ Switched from tawkto for ease of sharing products directly from the chat itself and so that customers could track their orders directly from the chat. However, it would be better if customers are able to share images instead of having it sent through other means especially if they receive wrong or damaged goods or if they’re having issues on the website where they would need to share screenshots etc. Not having this feature would create additional hassle to the customer to email or WhatsApp us the issue. Also, there is a bug when the customer gets disconnected while chatting and when the customer resumes the chat, Shopify Inbox still marks them as ‘Customer is offline. Your reply will be emailed.’ Another bug is that the integrations are not working. The integrations page is just blank when clicked. Nothing happens. Will update this review if the customer upload image feature is introduced and if the bugs are fixed. ]

About 3 years using the app
Shopify replied October 28, 2022

Thank you for taking the time and sharing this review. We understand that you'd like to see further improvements for Shopify Inbox, such as being able to share screenshots or images and to resume the chat when customers reconnect, and we also appreciate you for letting us know that the integration page isn't working properly. We will be happy to share your feedback and suggestions with our development team. Cheers! -Elias, Shopify Support

Edited February 24, 2023

Reliable & consistent. Limited in 'options' and controls, but it gets the job done and is presentable.
Suggestions for future updates:
- settings to send only a single notification when a customer starts a conversation. Being flooded with 10+ emails in 2 minutes is a definite turn off from this app!
- customization of e-mail reply to customers when they are offline. Current 'default' template is quite unprofessional looking
- controls to add/make particular information, such as a phone number, mandatory when starting the conversation.

BPH Sales
2 months using the app
Shopify replied March 6, 2023

Hey, there. Thanks so much for taking the time and sharing these suggestions with us. We can see why having too many notifications for the same email can be a put off, and we understand that having a more customizable email template as well as the option to capture phone numbers is important to you - we'd be more than happy to share these suggestions as a feature request with our development team. Cheers! -Elias, Shopify Support

July 26, 2023

Title: Seamless Customer Connection Made Easy with Shopify Inbox!

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (5/5)

As a business owner, connecting with our customers has always been a top priority. We've tried various tools and platforms, but none have come close to the efficiency and effectiveness of Shopify Inbox. This app is an absolute game-changer when it comes to communicating with our customers, and it has significantly improved our overall customer experience. Here's why we highly recommend Shopify Inbox:

1. Centralized Communication: Shopify Inbox brings all customer interactions under one roof. From emails to chat messages and social media inquiries, everything is organized in a simple and intuitive dashboard. No more juggling between different platforms to reply to customers.

2. Real-time Messaging: The app's live chat feature allows us to respond to customer queries instantly. Customers love the quick response times, and it has undoubtedly boosted our reputation for excellent customer service.

3. Mobile Accessibility: Running a business often means being on the go. The Shopify Inbox mobile app enables us to stay connected with customers, answer questions, and manage orders even when we're away from our desks. It's incredibly convenient!

4. Automated Responses: With the help of customizable autoresponders, we can handle common queries effortlessly. Whether it's a shipping update or a simple thank-you message, Shopify Inbox takes care of it, saving us valuable time.

5. Order Tracking: Keeping customers informed about their orders is crucial for satisfaction. Shopify Inbox allows us to send tracking updates directly to customers, reducing the number of "Where is my order?" inquiries.

6. Personalization: The app also allows us to view customer profiles and order history. This data helps us personalize our responses and offer tailored recommendations, making customers feel valued and understood.

7. Tagging and Categorization: Managing a growing customer base can be overwhelming, but Shopify Inbox's tagging and categorization features simplify the process. We can sort conversations based on priority, order status, or any other criteria we choose.

8. Integration with Shopify: As expected from a Shopify app, Shopify Inbox seamlessly integrates with our store, making it a natural extension of our workflow. There's no need for a steep learning curve; we were up and running in no time.

In conclusion, Shopify Inbox has revolutionized the way we connect with our customers. It has not only streamlined our communication but also helped us build stronger relationships with our clientele. The convenience, automation, and personalization options are worth every penny. If you're looking for a tool to elevate your customer service game, we wholeheartedly recommend Shopify Inbox. It's an invaluable asset for any business wanting to create an exceptional customer experience.

Dreamcatchers Reality
United States
Over 1 year using the app
July 6, 2023

Great potential BUT so many flaws that I'm looking for an alternative now....

1-Like all other reviews, I don't like that profiles are being created when someone enters their email address - I doubt this is even legal (following current privacy/GDPR regulations)

2-The fact that customer have to screenshot an image so I can see what product they're talking about is not practical. The app should be able to automatically "capture" whatever product-page they're contacting me from (other apps do this).

3-I should be able to reply to these people via text (instead of -or as well as - email). I've lost sales because of this. A customer may not see a reply if it's sent to their email inbox, even if I reply within minutes. That email may even end up in their spam folder and I don't have the time to be chasing POTENTIAL-customers individually.

Good things: the design is beautiful. Installing the application super easy. The FAQs feature is beautifully designed and so easy to use/customise (the faq-suggestions given are amazing).

United Kingdom
Almost 2 years using the app
Shopify replied July 7, 2023

Hi there. Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback, we truly appreciate it. As I can completely understand the benefit of having that as a feature for the app, I've gone ahead and shared your feedback with our developers. This will allow us to consider this in future updates. - Blair, Shopify Support

July 28, 2023

There is one annoying problem we'd love Shopify Inbox to fix. When a customer starts a chat with you, Shopify Inbox detects their location and lists it under their name at the top of the chat. eg. (United Kingdom).

However, there is no way you can search for that information in Shopify. As an example we had a lot of customers from (United States) contact us and ask when we would be open in USA. Once we were open in USA we went to create a customer segment of all those US enquiries but weren't able to. There is a Search box in Shopify Inbox but it only searches what you or the customer have written in the chat. It doesn't find other customer details like their location.

Surely this would be an easy fix? If so, when Shopify Inbox automatically creates a customer card for Chat customers, capture their location too please!!

Nano Nutrients
5 months using the app
October 3, 2022

Pros: great integration with shopify. Customer info at finger tips. Cons: It needs more features: Provide email support, so that we can use the same tool for chat and email support. Provide levels of instant responses, so that we can have more of them available in a categorized way, allow customers to easily upload attachments. Better options styling and layout options to help avoid overlapping with cart page buttons.

United States
About 1 month using the app
Shopify replied October 31, 2022

Thanks so much for taking the time to share your feedback here! I'll be sure to pass all of your feature requests on to our development team. Take care! - Brie, Shopify Support

October 17, 2022

Shopify inbox is wonderful. The client insights and communication options are second-to-none. In my opinion and personal experience as a solopreneur, if you're not using Shopify to run your product-based business - be it B2B or B2C - you're doing it wrong. Everything I've used on the platform to date is user-friendly and is constantly being refined. Their customer service is super helpful, knowledgeable and speedy. They've made excellent app recommendations with regard to my business needs and their resources are robust. You can tell they pay attention and care about the apps being added. Everything works as it should (or better) and zero scams have happened. Again, this is just my opinion. I've been using this platform for around 3-4 years now and am so happy I made the switch. Thank you, Shopify. 5 stars.

Arcadia Apparel
11 months using the app
August 12, 2023

So far it's been an extremely helpful app. When customers make an inquiry my phone app pings so I can answer it right away. Customers are loving the direct contact. I love having a written record of the inquiries for reference. Customers who take the time to ask a question oftentimes end up making a purchase soon after. It will be interesting to see the reduction in abandoned shopping carts due to customers getting their questions answered quickly and knowing they can contact a human which builds trust.

United States
17 days using the app