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Judge.me Product Reviews

Judge.me Product Reviews

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  • Install our review widget with Rich Snippets and HTML loaded reviews, to not only boost conversion rate but also maximize SEO
  • Send automatic review request emails to buyers n days after each order fulfillment (allows for pre-orders)
  • Curate reviews from the Shopify admin using our embedded app, unlock all customization features with our $15/month Awesome plan

Judge.me is the only product reviews app that is both an embedded app and also sends review request emails after each order fulfillment.

Moreover, we are a Shopify only reviews app, which means you have our full attention and we optimize for the specific workflow you have in Shopify. And the savings we get from not having to take care of half a dozen platforms at once? We happily pass them onto you, in the form of a fixed, low price of $15 USD / month for everything you can eat. Unlimited. The whole shebang. We think that's pretty great, which is why we call it the Awesome Plan :)

Let's answer some of the questions you may have:

How does Judge.me compare to the Shopify Product Reviews app?

Unlike the Shopify Product Reviews app, our free plan also includes the functionality of sending review request emails to everybody who orders from your shop. Moreover, we send emails after order fulfillment, not the order itself, so our system can handle pre-orders that get fulfilled long after the order has been placed.

Does Judge.me take care of SEO for me?

Absolutely.

First of all, even our free plan includes Google Rich Snippets which gives the Google Spider (web crawler) the ability to read from your product pages the number of reviews, the item reviewed, and the average rating. Google then shows these rich snippets in the search results.

Moreover, unlike all other review apps we know of, we maximize SEO even further by loading the individual reviews via HTML rather than Javascript. This has the benefit that Google can more easily index them, leading again to better search rankings.

The HTML loading of reviews is a great example of a feature we can offer because we are 100% focused on Shopify only.

Can I see and customize the emails Judge.me sends to my visitors and customers?

Yes. In the settings menu, we show you the email formats (both subject and body) for all the emails we send to your users:


  • Review Request email: Sent to buyers n days after each order fulfillment

  • Review Verification email: Sent to reviewers who left a review on your product page

  • Reply to Review email: Sent to reviewer when you leave a reply from the admin

For each email template, you can edit the HTML directly, add images/logos, add embedded video, customize the entire text, etcetera. You can also send yourself sample emails at any time to check your edits before saving them. Last but not least, our undo/redo buttons make switching between email changes a breeze.

We send up-to 50 review request emails per month in the Free Forever Plan. To get unlimited review requests, and customize the email subjects and bodies for them, you will need to upgrade to the Awesome Plan.

Can I customize and/or translate the review widget?

Yes and yes. Every text field of the review widget (header, footer, labels, placeholders, notices, ...) is customizable via our settings.

Since both our emails and the widget itself are 100% customizable, Judge.me can be used by shops who operate in any language.

Will the look of the review widget match my shop theme?

Our widget automatically adjusts to your shop theme. We do so by applying your existing CSS classes for buttons, input fields, etc to our review widget.

Is the Judge.me review widget fast?

Yes. We invested in a premium CDN that serves our assets from 24 locations around the world. We also apply GZip compression and set the right cache headers.

We encourage you to do a Google Page Speed test after installing our app. You will not find Judge.me mentioned in the list of issues, if any, for your product pages.

Can I import (export) my existing reviews into (out of) Judge.me?

Yes, you can import the CSV file as provided by your previous reviews app provider. To make importing reviews as easy as possible we write custom code for each type of CSV file provided by the different reviews app providers.

We also provide a very comprehensive export in CSV format with all review data including associated reviewer and product info.

Is Judge.me easy to install and uninstall?

Yes. In fact, our review widget installs completely automatically in your product.liquid template and our FAQ covers how to change the position of the widget.

When you uninstall the app, we also send you detailed instructions on how to remove the review widget, which we unfortunately can not automate for you as we lose API access by the time we know you uninstalled.

Is Judge.me easy to use?

In terms of use, our embedded app index page features a single reviews table where you can easily curate reviews, reply to reviews, filter published and unpublished reviews as well as reviews with or without reply, and last but not least search within the reviews shown to filter them even further.

All within one embedded app view, you can easily see for each review:


  • Name and email of the reviewer

  • Title and body of the review

  • Rating and timing of the review

  • The curated status of the review

  • Whether the reviewer email has been verified

  • Name and product page URL of the reviewed product

  • Whether the reviewer bought the product he or she reviewed

  • Whether and what you replied

We also send you an email each time you receive a review.

Which features are part of the Awesome Plan?

In general, our Awesome Plan allows you to customize your settings and unlock the full power of our review request emails.

Specifically, this means the Awesome Plan includes:


  • Unlimited review requests: For shops with more than 50 orders per month, don't miss out on any potential review.

  • Customizable review requests: Edit the template of the review request email, to include a personal message or review incentive.

  • Timed review requests: Set the timing of the review request email (in number of days after the order fulfillment date). Default is 14.

  • Targeted review requests: Use email blacklist to exclude certain buyers from review requests, or disable review requests altogether to do it manually.

  • Manual review requests: Send review requests to any buyer (even from before your installed our app), based on order numbers.

  • Customizable review widget: Show more or less than 5 reviews before 'show all', set admin name for replies, disable review timestamp for evergreen reviews, disable the footer.

  • Controlled curation: Turn autopublish off so you can curate all new reviews before they go live.

Note: The customization and blacklist features are also available for the review verification and reply notification emails.

Hey, doesn't your Awesome Plan lack feature X?

It's true that right now we are not on par with every feature of some of our very expensive but fully featured competitors. We will increase functionality over time, and are eager to hear your feedback on what to prioritize.

Right now, this is what we are working on (in this order):


  • Better UI for our settings and more product related settings

  • Dashboard with overview of what is going on review request wise

Additionally, smaller features and improvements launch all the time. Please see our change log below.

Great, so what are the recent changes you made to the app?

Here is the change log:


  • Feb 11, 2016: Improvement: Admin review tables reload faster (one page app)

  • Feb 11, 2016: Improvement: New material design for admin review tables

  • Feb 11, 2016: Improvement: Admin review table now search across pagination

  • Feb 8, 2016: Improvement: Email blacklists are now case insensitive

  • Feb 6, 2016: Improvement: We now only show in-store products in the products table

  • Feb 6, 2016: Bug fix: Internet Explorer now shows stars again correctly

  • Feb 1, 2016: Awesome Feature: Group reviews together across product widgets

  • Feb 1, 2016: Awesome Feature: Exclude products from the review request emails

  • Jan 30, 2016: Improvement: Sample review request emails now use real product data

  • Jan 29, 2016: Improvement: Email blacklists now autocorrect for newlines in input

  • Jan 27, 2016: Improvement: Widget loads faster due to smaller JS file size

  • Jan 22, 2016: Improvement: Widgets now update faster when updated in huge bunch

  • Jan 16, 2016: Bug fix: Importing reviews now works for shops with >25K products

  • Jan 16, 2016: Improvement: Review form preview in app settings

  • Jan 13, 2016: Improvement: Reviews import now handles both /yy and /yyyy year formats

  • Jan 9, 2016: Improvement: New material design, better UI for settings page

  • Jan 7, 2016: Free feature: Append #judgeme to any product URL to scroll & open widget

  • Jan 7, 2016: Bug fix: Replying to reviews now also works if quote in title

  • Jan 2, 2016: Improvement: Faster widget updates after review curation

  • Dec 28, 2015: Awesome Feature: Customize the HTML of all email templates

  • Dec 28, 2015: Awesome Feature: Add images/logos to all email templates

  • Dec 28, 2015: Awesome Feature: Add embedded video to all email templates

  • Dec 28, 2015: Awesome Feature: Full screen mode for easier email customization

  • Dec 28, 2015: Awesome Feature: Undo/redo button for easier email customization

  • Dec 26, 2015: Bug fix: Import of UTF8 encoded CSV now works for all invalid characters

  • Dec 24, 2015: Improvement: We no longer send requests if email already left review

  • Dec 21, 2015: Free Feature: Import reviews from KudoBuzz

  • Dec 20, 2015: Improvement: Widget now updates 3-5 seconds faster after review creation

  • Dec 17, 2015: Free Feature: "verified buyer" badges for imported reviews if order history

  • Dec 17, 2015: Free Feature: "verified buyer" badges for web reviews if order history

  • Dec 15, 2015: Improvement: We now warn shops of custom domain setting issues

  • Dec 13, 2015: Improvement: For non-english reviews import, select CSV encoding

  • Dec 13, 2015: Improvement: Different shops can now log in in different tabs

  • Dec 12, 2015: Improvement: We now verify buyer history of verified web reviews

  • Dec 7, 2015: Bug fix: Review requests to old customers now have right n_days_ago info

  • Dec 5, 2015: Integration: EasyAccordion product description accordion

  • Dec 5, 2015: Integration: EasyTabs product description tabs

  • Dec 5, 2015: Awesome Feature: Read more link for long reviews in widget

  • Dec 5, 2015: Bug fix: Badge settings now work even if no reviews ever

  • Nov 27, 2015: Bug fix: Duplicating products no longer duplicates reviews

  • Nov 26, 2015: Improvement: Reviews of hidden products now hidden in admin

  • Nov 24, 2015: Awesome Feature: Option to remove border from review widget

  • Nov 24, 2015: Awesome Feature: Option to remove border from review widget

  • Nov 21, 2015: Improvement: When web reviews are disabled, we now hide empty widgets

  • Nov 17, 2015: Improvement: We now send sample emails to admin email, not shop email

  • Nov 14, 2015: Improvement: Importing reviews now results in detailed results email

  • Nov 14, 2015: Bug fix: Disabling web reviews now also works if no reviews yet

  • Nov 14, 2015: Improvement: Badge centering works also if centered using align

  • Nov 8, 2015: Bug fix: Badge centering improvement now only if theme aligns center

  • Nov 7, 2015: Awesome Feature: Optionally hide preview badge if no reviews yet

  • Nov 7, 2015: Awesome Feature: Customize how preview badge centers itself

  • Nov 7, 2015: Awesome Feature: Optionally disable verified buyer badge

  • Nov 7, 2015: Awesome Feature: Customize verified buyer badge placement

  • Nov 7, 2015: Awesome Feature: Customize verified buyer badge text and colors

  • Nov 7, 2015: Free Feature: Verified Buyer Badge for fulfillment reviews

  • Nov 3, 2015: Improvement: Invalid token now results in web review and follow-up

  • Nov 2, 2015: Improvement: Browsers calling old JS files now redirected to newest one

  • Oct 31, 2015: Awesome Feature: Customize the color of the preview badge stars

  • Oct 31, 2015: Awesome Feature: Customize the color of the review widget stars

  • Oct 31, 2015: Awesome Feature: Customize / translate the preview badge text fields

  • Oct 31, 2015: Bug fix: Our embedded pages now correct for buggy margin-top by Shopify

  • Oct 31, 2015: Bug fix: Verified buyer reviews now get created even if spacing issues

  • Oct 26, 2015: Improvement: We now show the available variables for each widget field

  • Oct 23, 2015: Improvement: We now auto-correct wrong spacing in setting variables

  • Oct 22, 2015: Improvement: You can now use quotes in widget field customizations

  • Oct 21, 2015: Improvement: We now set the right cache headers, much faster widget

  • Oct 21, 2015: Improvement: We now apply GZip compression, much faster widget

  • Oct 21, 2015: Improvement: We now use a CDN with 5 locations, much faster widget

  • Oct 20, 2015: Free Feature: Delete all spammed reviews instantly in one click

  • Oct 20, 2015: Improvement: All spammed reviews deleted 1 week after being spammed

  • Oct 19, 2015: Awesome Feature: {{ product_name }} variable for customizing widget title

  • Oct 19, 2015: Bug fix: Our JS no longer renders error when widget not on page

  • Oct 17, 2015: Improvement: Widget now behaves as default if no settings metafield

  • Oct 17, 2015: Awesome Feature: Customize all text elements of the review widget

  • Oct 14, 2015: Awesome Feature: Option to only accept reviews from verified buyers

  • Oct 10, 2015: Improvement: Our import now handles dd/mm/yy date format as well

  • Oct 10, 2015: Improvement: Widget renders better on mobile devices

  • Oct 8, 2015: Bug fix: Our settings metafield now also shows if no reviews in widget

  • Oct 3, 2015: Improvement: App settings in separate metafield, much faster app updates

  • Oct 3, 2015: Improvement: Our stars are now CSS font instead of images, much faster

  • Sep 28, 2015: Awesome Feature: Customize days in between line item review requests

  • Sep 28, 2015: Awesome Feature: Customize number of line items to send requests for

  • Sep 28, 2015: Improvement: We now wait 5 days in between line item review requests

  • Sep 28, 2015: Improvement: We now send review requests for 3 highest price items

  • Sep 26, 2015: Free Feature: You can now import via 2nd type of Yotpo CSV as well

  • Sep 23, 2015: Improvement: Review notification emails now mention review rating

  • Sep 23, 2015: Awesome Feature: Customize email address we send review requests from

  • Sep 23, 2015: Improvement: We now use shop email for review requests if possible

  • Sep 20, 2015: Improvement: We now load script tag as part of theme instead of after it

  • Sep 20, 2015: Downtime: We had downtime due to the Heroku/AWS Cloud outage

  • Sep 17, 2015: Bug fix: We can now handle Shopify product id's out of 4-byte integer range

  • Sep 16, 2015: Bug fix: Replies with quotes can now be edited

  • Sep 15, 2015: Improvement: Verified buyers can now edit their reviewer name

  • Sep 8, 2015: Free Feature: Import reviews from Super Reviews

  • Sep 7, 2015: Free Feature: Import reviews from Orankl

  • Sep 2, 2015: Awesome Feature: Get CC of all review requests (spy feature)

  • August 17, 2015: Awesome Feature: Concierge import

  • August 12, 2015: Improvement: Our widget now caches in browser for 30 days

  • August 12, 2015: Improvement: Our review widget now copes with bad themes

  • August 10, 2015: Awesome Feature: Customize shop admin email we send notifications to

  • August 10, 2015: Awesome Feature: Disable shop notification email for new reviews

  • August 4, 2015: Awesome Feature: Customize URL text in emails (full email translation)

  • August 1, 2015: Internal: We now auto-scale our servers every minute based on load

  • August 1, 2015: Improvement: We now load the widget in one time for better UX

  • July 30, 2015: Improvement: Review requests now work even if no billing address

  • July 29, 2015: Internal: Code refactor to lower background server memory usage

  • July 28, 2015: Bug fix: 'See All' reviews no longer messes up review timestamps

  • July 28, 2015: Bug fix: Editing replies now works also if reply includes single quote

  • July 27, 2015: Free Feature: Our review widget can now render unlimited reviews

  • July 26, 2015: Free Feature: Our CSV import now accepts all encodings, not just UTF-8

  • July 24, 2015: Bug fix: Import now truncates title and body of reviews if too long

  • July 24, 2015: Awesome Feature: Customize the reply-to email for user emails we send

  • July 23, 2015: Free Feature: Replies to user emails we send now go to shop email

  • July 22, 2015: Free Feature: Privacy notices in review form (name public, email private)

  • July 21, 2015: Bug fix: Show our stars inline-block no matter what shop theme says

  • July 21, 2015: Awesome Feature: Concierge service for review requests to old customers

  • July 18, 2015: Free Feature: Preview badge for catalog pages and product pages

  • July 18, 2015: Bug fix: We now impose our jQuery version on code libraries as well

  • July 17, 2015: Free Feature: Reviews export CSV also includes replies now

  • July 17, 2015: Free Feature: Import reviews directly generated from customers

  • July 14, 2015: Internal: Code refactor to lower background server memory usage

  • July 10, 2015: Awesome Feature: Disable review dates in widget (evergreen reviews)

  • July 5, 2015: Replying to reviews and seeing reviewer email are now free features

  • July 4, 2015: Awesome Feature: For each email, add blacklist or disable entirely

  • June 30, 2015: Bug fix: Fix Javascript typo so FAQs open correctly in Safari browser

  • June 30, 2015: Bug fix: Do not send review requests for products that are unpublished

  • June 28, 2015: Awesome Feature: Customize the Reply to Review email

  • June 28, 2015: Awesome Feature: Customize the Review Verification email

  • June 28, 2015: Awesome Feature: Customize the Review Request email

  • June 28, 2015: Free Feature: See the email formats we send to shop users

  • June 26, 2015: Shopify approved; app launch

  • June 21, 2015: Submitted app for full publication; review by Shopify

  • June 20, 2015: Database upgrade: We went offline for 15 minutes to do so

  • June 20, 2015: Flat Design now, using bootstrap 3 in preparation of custom emails

  • June 13, 2015: Free Feature: Select all reviews in one tick to curate all reviews at once

  • June 10, 2015: App now updates widget partially if possible, huge speed improvements

  • June 9, 2015: Bug fix: App can now cope with custom product handles

  • June 4, 2015: Bug fix: Review verification email job now waits until it can see new review

  • June 3, 2015: Free Feature: Import reviews from Shopify Reviews

  • May 31, 2015: Interal: Code refactor to improve email deliverability

  • May 23, 2015: Awesome Feature: Set name shown in review widget for replies to reviews

  • May 23, 2015: Awesome Feature: Disable widget footer when no more reviews available

  • May 19, 2015: Bug fix: Widget now renders correctly under all versions of Jquery

  • May 19, 2015: Bug fix: Widget now updates also when importing reviews for >40 products

  • May 17, 2015: Free Feature: Export reviews in CSV format

  • May 16, 2015: Free Feature: Import reviews from Yotpo

  • May 11, 2015: Bug fix: App now correctly installs in the live 'main' and 'mobile' themes

  • May 8, 2015: Shopify approved; beta launch

  • May 6, 2015: Submitted beta for review by Shopify

  • Jan 17, 2015: First line of code written

Judge.me Product Reviews reviews (54)

posted

What an incredible app! I originally found them when looking for an alternative to Yotpo and have been impressed with both the app and the support ever since. Yotpo could make sense for stores doing $10M or more in sales every year. However, they could not touch the speed of development and the personal support of Judge.me. This app is a MUST for any Shopify store.

posted

I've studied all the review apps on Shopify. All of them have pros and cons, except for this one, which has no Cons. It's affordable, offers tons of features the others don't & best of all, the support is incredibly effective and responsive. We dumped our old review system (the most popular one, most will know who I'm referring to) after the company got greedy and kept making prices more and more ridiculous. This app, for a fraction of the price, offers more features. I would give it 6 stars if I could.

posted

Good app good for online seo as well

posted

This app is great! This is the first time I've ever left a review for a Shopify app. This is also the ONLY app I found that will allow you to "link" or "group" products so that if someone leaves a review for one product, you can have that same review show up on a sister product, even if you did not setup that sister product as a "variant." All other apps that I've seen will only allow you to have the same reviews populate across "variants". PJ is also super responsive and great to work with. Plus the app looks great too! Highly recommended!

posted

What a fantastic app and a great value! We were actually surprised at the price after seeing what this app actually does for us, and you can't beat the customer service experience. PJ has been excellent! He worked with us to send out review requests to customers who purchased prior to us installing the app. The app is easy to customize, and once it's set up, it automatically sends review requests to your customers for you and even sends a follow up thank you email. The widget looks fantastic on our site, as we were able to easily customize it to match our theme. The only thing I would add is an in-email review form so the user doesn't have to click away from the email to add their review. However, when they do, it takes them right to the review form and automatically populates the form with their name and email address, so Judge.me does make it simple. We highly recommend!!! Thanks so much for a fantastic app at a really great price for a growing business.

posted

I'm so happy I found this app. It seems people are worried about naming competitors on app reviews but there's really no point in beating around the bush:

Yotpo is the most ridiculously priced app around and Judge.me is here to save the day. Don't get me wrong, Yotpo is great and well worth the $699/month if you're running a 7 figure company but there's just no "start small and grow with us" option, rendering it completely useless or at least out of reach for most start ups.

Don't worry, Judge.me is here to save the day for the little guy. The "Awesome" plan (it really is awesome) is so reasonably priced and it's got so many brilliant features.

Okay, there's no analytics and there's no "in-email" reviews, but that's pretty much it. You can customise everything! I run a Spanish website and I've translated the whole thing into Spanish. The emails look great and can be completely personalised and the reviews widget looks like it's just part of my theme and is completely white label.

All this and the support from PJ was outstandingly fast and friendly. Feel free to check out how good it looks on this product page (it's in Spanish but it will still give you a good idea): http://paleopapeo.es/collections/proteina/products/proteina-mezcla-de-super-alimentos

Just look at the number of updates on the app... this guy looks after it like it's his baby.

All in all, the best, most reasonably priced review app around.

Thanks PJ!

posted

Great App, Awesome Service! This is a great App for product reviews and the service is even better. They were there every step of the way to get me integrated as quickly and seamlessly as possible. They answered all my questions via email almost instantly and helped me get the App up and running in a matter of no time. They even did some extra back-end work on the code to get my preview badge working without any extra charge. By far one of the best service experiences I have experienced.

posted

Awesome service. Its sunday and I installed the app and I went immediately for the paid service after reading the fab reviews here. Then I needed some help and I emailed. I was super surprised that I got a response. I figured maybe Monday I'll get a response but BAM, there it was.
My problem was solved and I'm up and running.
Thanks PJ Celis
YOU are awesome.

posted

I'm with the others that have switched over from Yotpo.

Although I do miss some of the interface of Yotpo, the support, functionalities, and price point of Judge.me is well worth it.

Support - PJ is extremely helpful in answering any questions and working to assist to fix any issues. He is very hands on going into my site and tweaking the app to our needs (If you have the paid plan). I also love that they are open to feedback and constantly improving the app to reflect what the users are looking for.

Functionalities and price point - Look carefully at the functions and price point Yotpo offers. They do have a great interface and their free plan maybe sufficient for you. However if you are a growing e-commerce store like us or have the ambition to expand, a robust review system is a must.

For what we were looking for, Yotpo's "Pro" plan costs a whopping $399/month. With Judge.me you can enjoy similar functionalities for only $15/moth, with better dedicated support. And with the constant updates they are providing for the users, I think of the small cost as a well worth investment.

Unlike Yotpo who has turned into just another corporation that looks to be in it for the money, I'm excited to be on board with Judge.me and to witness their growth and transitions towards the future.

posted

Was looking for a Review App for a long period of time, Installed Yotpo but it was too expensive for me as I just opened my online store and each dollar counts that's why I came to Judge.me and I have to say this app works much better and customer service is very good, they helped me to send requests to my old customers and helped to install code on collection page right-away. Gonna stick with these guys now. I would definitely recommend this app to my friends.

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