Shopify Inbox , 2,638 reviews

Overall rating
Counts per rating level
  • 72% of ratings are 5 stars
  • 15% of ratings are 4 stars
  • 5% of ratings are 3 stars
  • 3% of ratings are 2 stars
  • 6% of ratings are 1 stars
What merchants think

Feedback submitted

Merchants appreciate this app for its efficient customer communication and sales conversion enhancement. It consolidates all customer interactions into a single dashboard, allowing for instant responses and customizable autoresponders. Features like quick replies, product link sharing, and chat assignment are highly valued. It's user-friendly, integrates seamlessly with Shopify, and provides valuable data like customer profiles and order history. It's free, easy to onboard, and customize, making it ideal for direct customer communication, particularly for single-store merchants.

August 4, 2021

I installed this app, invested time in tweaking and testing it, added the phone app to be always responsive.
No action on the app for since testing. Now I look at my backend and the app is not even there! What's with that?!
I like the idea of what it offered, but it didn't come up with the goods :-(

Claws and Clamps
13 days using the app
September 22, 2021

This app is not easy to use at all, customer messages cannot be reminded the first time, the use process is inconvenient, and the visitor mode cannot be set

Vogue Faces
10 days using the app
Shopify replied October 4, 2021

Hey, there. Thank you for taking the time to leave this review and leave this feedback. I would recommend reaching out to our Live support team via our Help Center ( to take a closer look into some of these concerns.

If they are indeed not supported in our app, our support team will happily submit your feedback up to our developers for future consideration, thank's again. -Marty, Shopify Support

November 26, 2021

Something doesnt work at all now ... When we want to go inside this app, The page say There’s a problem loading this page There’s a technical problem with Shopify that has prevented this page from loading. Try reloading this page or going to another page in Shopify. If that doesn’t work, visit our status page
(opens a new window) for updates and try again later.

9 days using the app
Shopify replied November 30, 2021

Thank you for notifying us of this issue here and for writing your review. If you have not done so already, I would recommend trying to log into your Shopify store through another browser or device to see if the issue is also present there when you try and access the app. It's possible that the error you have seen is browser-related and will not be present when you try another.

However, if the issue persists when trying to access the admin and the app this way, please contact our support team directly so that this issue can be troubleshooted and investigated in more detail: -Victor, Shopify Support

November 26, 2021

When it is almost unavailable, opening the application always crashes. I checked the request for a lot of resources and reported errors.

Hong Kong SAR
7 days using the app
Shopify replied November 30, 2021

Thank you for writing your review and I'm sorry to hear that you've experienced frequent issues with the application crashing. I would recommend contacting our support team directly so that this issue can be troubleshooted in more detail, and so that we can help diagnose the issue. Our team can be reached through the Shopify Help Center: -Victor, Shopify Support

November 24, 2022

I can't reconnect back to Instagram and messenger. It says business manager error, also I have changed the business manager and I see the same issue and also get back the Apple Business Chat.

United States
7 days using the app
Shopify replied January 3, 2023

Thank you for getting in touch and letting us know that you're experiencing this issue. This is something I'd like to help you with, so if you're still unable to connect Shopify Inbox to Instagram and Messenger please email us at for assistance. -Victor, Shopify Support

August 20, 2019

Can't figure out how to use this on desktop, how to manage conversations and where to chat. It seems to be ios exclusive. If they fix it so we can manage on desktop with multiple staff accounts it would be good.

Hang and Display
5 days using the app
Shopify replied August 21, 2019

Hello Hang and Display -
In order to view and reply to messages, you will need to install Shopify Ping from the Apple App Store (currently iOS only). Visitors from any device can message you, but you need an iOS device to manage those messages.

You can have multiple staff members use Ping to reply to messages, and tapping on a message in the conversation will reveal which staff member sent the message and when.

Thanks for letting us know that you'd like to be able to manage messages on desktop, I will take that feedback back to the team.

All the best,

November 29, 2022

This app is not elegant. Would require you keep someone on staff 24/7.
You lose the option to be able send necessary items like return shipping labels, because PDF is not a valid attachment. Prospects ask anything that pop's in their head. AND , I receive a notice of request in my email but can't respond without going into an app. Does not work on my phone, because I don't access full shopify on my phone when I'm out of the office. NOR do I want to be available 24/7 !

Portolano Canada
4 days using the app
Shopify replied January 15, 2023

Thank you for taking the time and writing this review. We greatly appreciate your feedback and we can see how being able to add attachments, such as PDFs, can be beneficial for enhancing the experience of our app, and we'd be happy to share this as a feature request to our development team.

That being said, we understand that you don't want to be available 24/7 and you don't want to access Shopify on your phone. In this case, you may find the third-party app, Tidio - Live Chat & Chatbots (, more suitable for your needs. Tidio offers both live chat and chatbots, so you can use the app in the office and the chatbots can answer the more common questions when you're out of the office. Their app also integrates with mailing services, such as Mailchimp and Klaviyo, if that's something you're looking for. Cheers. -Elias, Shopify Support

February 3, 2021

Por que dicen que es gratis si no lo es? no confundan a la gente, ahora no soy capaz de desinstalarla. me pueden ayudar?

4 days using the app
Shopify replied February 12, 2021

Hello BUY FROM HOME SHOP, thank you for your review and feedback.

I'm sorry to hear that you are having issues with the app. Shopify Chat and Shopify Ping are completely free. The only charges may come from third party apps that you integrate with Shopify Ping. I will follow up with you personally via email to help sort everything out.

Please keep an eye on your inbox for an email from me. Thanks again, talk soon!

Kind regards,
Ruby C.
Senior Support Specialist - Ping

July 23, 2021

It's currently impossible to delete or mark conversations as inactive from the desktop web based version. You will have to download their mobile app in order to do this. How this was published without such a feature for desktop users is baffling to me. Yes, I understand there is a work around but no one runs their full time business from their phone only. And no one who manages a large amount of customer support does it from their phone either.

Exotic Wings and Pet Things
2 days using the app
July 24, 2021

We would give a 0 star If we could.
We never added the app on our store and we just received an email saying that a message is waiting via this app. After login, we realize that the app is available and running.
Unable to remove it now. Please could you remove it ASAP. Thanks.

French Polynesia
1 day using the app