The Covid-19 pandemic saw more and more small retailers making the switch to selling online while their physical premises were closed because of lockdown. This was great news for Shopfiy, whose revenue almost doubled in the first quarter of the pandemic, but also meant that 1.5 million more jobs were supported by it than they were in 2019, at a time when it was so important.

If you’re thinking of moving to Shopify to future proof your store against any ongoing lockdowns, a new guide from OnDeck has everything you need to know to get up and running. This includes 20 of the most popular and highly-rated apps that can help you manage every aspect of having a Shopify store.

This includes designing the store in the first place with apps like Pagefly Landing Page Builder, which offers features like countdown timers, special effects and customer testimonials. There’s also sales and conversion apps with cross-selling and upselling functionality and product reviews to help you drive even more sales.


Shopify offers plenty of apps to help you manage the back end of the store too, including inventory management, reporting, orders and shipping, as well as managing finances and keeping your store safe and secure for people to use with confidence.

There’s also Shopify apps to help you source your products through dropshipping companies like Oberlo or print-on-demand services like Printful, as well as finding new selling opportunities through the likes of Facebook and Google.

To find out more about setting up on Shopify and the apps that can make running your store so much easier, check out the guide and see what tips you can use in taking your business online.

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