Overall rating
Counts per rating level
  • 92% of ratings are 5 stars
  • 4% of ratings are 4 stars
  • 1% 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 customizable search results, built-in analytics, and ability to manage large product catalogs. They find the "Narrow your Search" feature and synonym support particularly useful. The support team is recognized for their prompt and effective problem-solving. Merchants report increased conversions and sales after using the app. The pricing is deemed fair for the features and support offered. The user interface is user-friendly and the app integrates well with translation apps like Weglot and supports custom CSS modifications.

October 29, 2020

The app itself seems nice and the functionalities are well thought of. Good job on the developers side. However, the customer service is absolutely embarassing. I asked two questions about bugs that were happening after the installations, the next day I received an answer that was just telling me to check again. I have never received an answer from support that showed so much desinterest, especially with a new potential customer. Shame on calling that an actualy support. If this is what you get during trial period, what on earth would it be like when you already are paying?

4 months using the app
Searchanise replied October 30, 2020


Thank you for leaving your feedback for us.

We are really sorry that you were disappointed in our customer service. We asked you to check the settings because such kind of issues are mostly caused by an incorrect configuration of the settings in the app.

We have sent you a detailed reply about the issues you mentioned in the current email thread. We will be glad to receive your response to our message.

All the best,
Searchanise team

Edited September 28, 2017

Looks like a good app 2 weeks in. Boolean search doesn't work, although the Seachanize team showed me pretty quickly a way around my issue. Other than that it has been smooth sailing.

- update
The app has crapped out. Doesn't load in shopify so I can't make changes to the core app.
The search bar still works but is slow to load on the homepage. Takes around 30 seconds, but by then most people have already tried a search and are disappointed.
Have tried communicating with support but emailing back and forth doesn't get me very far and it appears they have a hard time understanding my problem.

Mytools 3
New Zealand
12 months using the app
Edited September 25, 2020

I'm not sure why only one product shows up as available for every product, have emailed videos to get help, but no one has actually looked into the issue or helped me figure it out so it is usable

United States
3 days using the app
Searchanise replied September 25, 2020

Hi, we are really sorry to hear that you have faced the issue with our app. As far as I see, we have provided a solution to the issue in the current email thread. Please apply it and let us know how it worked for your store.

Searchanise team

January 23, 2018

They write one price on this page, but another on their own website.
And then this is not so simple to use as expected. Less user friendly.

On The Rugs
19 minutes using the app
September 5, 2022

Was working well then they changed their pricing to charge for all out of stock products which don't even show up in the search results which is a joke so had to delete the app after years of great results

US Sports Down Under
About 4 years using the app
Searchanise replied September 6, 2022


It appears that there has been some kind of misunderstanding. The pricing changes haven't affected what products our app indexes, i.e., what products are counted towards the catalog size supported by subscription plans. Out of stock products have always been searchable and counted by default.

There are several ways to exclude products from indexation, though:
1) Exclude products with specific tags as described here: https://docs.searchanise.io/hide-products-from-search-shopify/;
2) Set products to Draft;
3) Make products unavailable in Online store.

Please message us at feedback@searchanise.io about this issue. We will be glad to resolve it!

September 7, 2022

The app itself is solid, but they've changed their pricing twice recently which took our site functionality down until we figured out that we had to re-sign up for a new plan. If we'd been notified so we could have been proactive that would have been great, instead we had to find out the expensive way, when your Shopify site was no longer working properly. Moreover, the first time this happened, there was a bug which wouldn't let us accept new pricing. In short, we like the app, but the management of it and the service of it had a very bad impact on our business.

Voltage Coffee Supply™
United States
Over 3 years using the app
Searchanise replied September 7, 2022


First of all, thank you very much for mentioning that the app it self is useful :) We are more than happy that you keep using our app after the episode you describe in the review.

We are terribly sorry that our process of switching to the new prices had a negative impact on your business. The troubles you've experienced were not planned by any means.

We have tried to notify you by sending notifications via email, about a month before we started the process, making an announcement on our official site, and also showing a banner with information about this in the app's admin panel. Unfortunately, none of these things guarantee that the information was available to all of our clients. We are sorry that we couldn't find a more reliable way to notify everyone.

Regarding us not being able to resolve the issue with signing up in time, which caused the app not working for some time. Our support team has been overwhelmed by all the incoming emails during that period. Thankfully, that spike is over now and things are back to normal.

Please review our email regarding this situation that we've sent you.

Best regards,
Searchanise team

August 24, 2022

On 21 Jul the search engine was down and stopped working. There was no notification on the downtime and our web store was not showing the intended search results. Our conversions were affected because customers could not find what they want. Today we realised the search results were not showing a complete listing and we had no idea how long the error has been going on for. Several important SKUs were missing from the search results page although the search query keywords were consistently included in the product titles. Our conversions were affected and we're still waiting for a response as we speak. These episodes of downtime have clearly shown that the app is unreliable. I would not recommend using it as the risks are too high.

Good Dog People™
Over 4 years using the app
Searchanise replied August 24, 2022


Thank you for your feedback.

We are very sorry for the issue and we take responsibility for it. In the reply to your email, we did our best to explain why this problem happened in the first place. In short, our inner price conversion processes caused a heavy load on our indexation. Of course, it's not an excuse in that situation but we wanted to keep you posted on what was going on.

As we remember, the issue was fixed with a re-indexation and we advised you to set up automatic re-indexation in your store. Recently, we checked your store and noticed that you indeed set up the automatic re-indexation like we advised. Glad to see that!

As we see, our widgets work properly in your store at the moment. Still, if you have any other questions on this matter, feel free to contact us via email. We are always ready to help with any problems or queries related to our app.

Best wishes,
Searchanise team

Edited September 26, 2022

We used this app for about 1-2 years, its pretty good and full of options. They've changed their pricing about 3 times, doubling ths cost most of the time. Way too costly for what it is, we are done with it. We triied to reach customer support and they have no control on it, cant help.

Over 1 year using the app
Searchanise replied September 30, 2022


Thank you very much for your feedback. Glad to hear that you have been using our app for so long and enjoyed its functionality!

Regarding the situation with pricing that you are describing, we had started using a new pricing model recently, and prices for some plans indeed have been raised. We kept the pricing the same for over 9 years, but our app has changed quite a lot after all these years, so we had to make changes to the subscription plans eventually.

I also must say that we have changed our prices only once, it has never happened before. As far as I understand, you are also referring to the situation when your discount had expired, about which you reached out to us about 5 months ago. In the email with the offer of this discount it was stated that this discount only lasts for 1 year, which it did.

We have sent you a message about the pricing for your store at jpvachon1@gmail.com a few days ago. If you don't see it in the inbox, please check the spam folder or message us at feedback@searchanise.io. We will be more than happy to find a solution for you and answer any questions if they arise.

Have a nice day!

September 2, 2022

We've been with this app for over 2 years and I would rate them 4 out of 5 stars but recently they changed their pricing and cancelled our old plan was $27 and now $59 for the same thing. I guess inflation hitting hard on everything.

HiLife Vitamins
United States
About 2 years using the app
Searchanise replied September 6, 2022


Thank you very much for your feedback.

We understand that increase in prices is always not a pleasant event and sorry that we had to put you through it. As to why we had to change the prices, it was necessarily to do as it allows us keep improving the experience of our clients. Our development team puts a lot of effort adding new features and improving the old ones. Some of the big new features are new widget designs and compatibility with year/make/model apps. Currently, we are working on implementing image, voice search, and some other functionality requested by our clients.

Please also note that the pricing model that was used before had been adopted in 2013. We understand that keeping the prices steady is important and kept them the same for almost 9 years, but the time for changes has come.

Lastly, we would like to address the part about cancelling active subscriptions that you mentioned. To our regret too, it indeed has happened as it was necessary due to technical reasons. We converted your subscription into an equivalent trial one to prevent the subscription from being automatically renewed, while not cutting out the service. We have sent several notifications about this via email, added a banner to the app's admin panel, and also added information about the changes to our official site prior to this. All of this has been done out of necessity and we will do our best to avoid this practice in the future. Hope for your understanding.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to message at feedback@searchanise.io at any time. We will be glad to do all we can to help.

Best regards,
Searchanise team.

September 3, 2022

A really disappointing experience from start to finish. During a routine speed audit, our web agency discovered that Searchanise was causing our Shopify store to run much slower than it should, so we uninstalled the app and contacted the developer to request a refund of our annual subscription. Several days later, there’s been no reply whatsoever from Searchanise. Poor performance and poor customer service - the worst of all worlds!

United Kingdom
Over 1 year using the app
Searchanise replied September 6, 2022


Thanks a lot for sharing feedback with us. We are sorry to know that we have made such an impression on you.

Unfortunately, our support team has been overwhelmed lately. We are terribly sorry that we had to make you wait. Anyway, we did our best to improve the response time of our support team and we hope that such delays won’t appear again.

Regarding the issue with store speed, all the Searchanise scripts are loaded asynchronously, so it shouldn't affect overall performance. However, if you face any difficulties with that again, please let us know. Our whole team will be happy to find a solution for you.

Best regards,
Searchanise team.