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App is not accurate. I see missed checkouts. I go to see how the customer user experience was and I don't see anything recorded.
Thanks for sharing your concern.
You're right - we will not record inside checkout pages due to obvious security and privacy reasons. It's also not technically possible with any other app or service (as Shopify blocks any 3rd party scripts in checkout pages). While Popcorn shows an indication of an abandoned cart, sessions will cut off at that point.
In case of missing sessions, those can be caused by:
Your customer bounced off the page - visited for a very brief time and left.
This is highly common, you can compare it to your Google Analytics bounce rate.
Your store is being visited by internet bots. There are plenty of bots that scrape the web to gather information. For example - Google uses a bot for site indexing. These are not buyers - they go on your store, pick up the technical info they need and leave.
Popcorn will not record these visits.
⏳ Loading times
The app only kicks in and starts recording after pages finishes loading. Why? because we do not want to interfere with your store loading speed. So on each page, the app would not run, until the page is fully loaded. Depending on your customer (or yourself) loading speeds - this might appear as shorter sessions than they actually are.
In case of missing parts in the recording itself:
Some parts of the "video" might be missing, as it's not really a video.
The app simulates your store HTML and visitors mouse movements.
It's more of a frontend simulation of your store.
You can read about session recording technology here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Session_replay.
If we would record a video - that would make your store unusable as it would take the entire bandwidth.
That said, we are constantly working on improving the HTML simulation on our end to reduce missing parts. But, we can't technically guarantee 100% coverage. I'm afraid no simulation engine can.
✅ Popcorn has a satisfaction guarentee - if you're not happy with the app, we will refund you in full. That's why I always recommend comparing it with other engines. Multiple apps can run at the same time so you could easily compare results. I believe you'll find we provide the best product in the category.
✅ I hope that the other 153 five star reviews with vouch for the app's quality, value and our support team's level of service. Our customers always come first.
We're here to help if you decide to give the app another try in the future.
Sometimes, things just don't go as expected but I think I deserve a chance to help you fix the issue you had and provide you with great service and make sure you are happy with it.
As you're an entrepreneur yourself, I hope this resonates.
CEO @ Conversion Bear