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7 Interesting Shopify Bots (And Shopify Apps) to Automate Your Business Activities

Agnieszka Sienkiewicz
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Build your business. You’ve got the will. We’ve got the way” says Shopify’s motto. And indeed, if you are an eager entrepreneur wanting to establish their own online business but lack the necessary tools to get you started, Shopify provides everything you need.  

Shopify is home to over 820 000 e-stores – and that number keeps growing! Shopify online stores vary in their size, target clientele, and products sold. After all, according to Shopify, “every business is unique.” Therefore, it’s impossible to make a platform that suits all.   

That’s why, for the business owners who would love to use in their stores some features that the platform is missing, Shopify runs a dedicated app store that offers 2500+ apps.

Shopify apps (powered by bots) can, for instance, automate repetitive tasks, increase sales, improve the store’s design, track your productivity, or issue summaries and reports. 

The particular type of apps this article covers are bots.

What is a Bot?

Bot, short for a robot, is a software application that automates a specific repetitive task and does it much faster than humans. Depending on their function, they are often seen as virtual assistants that may have learning capacity. Bots are types of apps.

Shopify Bot Guide

In this article, we will be looking at the following apps with bots:

  1. Tidio 
  2. AIO Bot
  3. Shoppy Bot
  4. Shoppy
  5. Tobi
  6. SWA: Shop Workflow Automation
  7. Kit

Each of these bots specializes in a different task and based on the reviews, they were found useful by many Shopify store owners. We hope that this list will help you to choose a Shopify bot suitable to your business needs.

Tidio

Category: Communication, Customer Service

tidio logo

Product: Live chat & chatbots, marketing automation.

What is it? The 10th most popular marketing automation tool and 7th most popular live chat app in the world. Tidio live chat can be boosted with chatbots to automate conversations with customers.

Why users love it?

  • Easy and quick to set up
  • Can be integrated with many third-party apps (including Messenger), as well as email
  • Mobile app available
  • Chatbots available
  • Highly customizable
  • Free plan available

Where to get it? Tidio website

AIO Bot

aio bot logo
AIO Bot

Category: All In One, Sneaker Bot.

Product: Item copping.

What is it? An add to cart program that attempts to secure items from all target Shopify websites (and many others) before the items of interest are sold out.

aio bot benefits

Why users love it?

  • Many cop sites supported
  • Regular bots updates
  • The bot will keep trying to checkout the item even when the website crashes
  • SMS notification in the event of a successful purchase

Where to get it? AIO Bot website

Shoppy Bot

shoppy bot logo

Category: Finances, Reporting.

Product: Data analysis, automated reports.

What is it? A “concierge data analyst” that sends automated custom reports to Slack.

shoppy bot benefits

Why users love it?

  • Easy and quick to set up
  • Highly customizable reports
  • Supports many types of reports that can be automated
  • Easy to understand reports format
  • Supports stores with up to 10k products
  • Slack integration
  • Free

Where to get it? Shoppy Bot website

Shoppy: A Better Slack Bot

shoppy logo

Category: Productivity, Reporting

Product: Order notifications, sales reports

What is it? Sends order notifications and summaries from the Shopify store to Slack. It can be integrated with Google Analytics to receive more customized reports

Why users love it?

  • Easy and quick to set up
  • Highly customizable reports
  • Supports many types of reports that can be automated
  • Custom reports based on tags, UTM and discount codes
  • Free plan available 

Where to get it? Shopify App Store

Tobi

Category: Sales and Conversion Optimization, Customer Support

tobi logo

Product: Marketing automation, SMS/Email/ Messenger messages

What is it? Sends out promotional offers, order updates and abandoned cart reminders through SMS, email and Messenger

tobi benefits

Why users love it?

  • Easy and quick to set up
  • Abandoned carts recovery
  • Cross-sell and up-sell tool
  • Email, Messenger and SMS messages automation
  • Several reports available
  • Order delivery updates
  • Countdown bar
  • Free 

Where to get it? Tobi website

SWA: Shop Workflow Automation

swa logo

Category: Order and Shipping, Productivity

Product: Workflow automation

What is it? A virtual assistant that monitors any events and responds with proper actions. It automates repetitive tasks based on set criteria.

swa benefits

Why users love it? 

  • Fraud order detection
  • Hide items out of stock
  • Restocked items publishing
  • Notifications to dropshipping suppliers
  • Email integration
  • Free plan available

Where to get it? Shopify App Store

Kit

Category: Marketing, Productivity

kit logo

Product: Facebook ads automation

What is it? A virtual assistant that recommends and sets up ads to promote the store, generate marketing reports, and build audiences

kit benefits

Why users love it?

  • Official Facebook Marketing partner
  • Helps to manage Facebook ads, email marketing, and social posts
  • Quick marketing insights reports
  • Sends personalized “Thank You” emails
  • Creates promo codes
  • Posts Facebook updates
  • Can be integrated with other Shopify apps
  • Free

Where to get it? Shopify App Store

There are many amazing bots that automate routine tasks so you can focus on other activities better. As you can conclude from the list given above, bots’ skillset is quite wide. They can take a variety of tasks off your shoulders – customer service, marketing, notifications, or financial reports to name a few.

If you are curious how a notable group of bots called chatbots can help you with your business, take a look at our article: Tidio for Shopify: Live Chat & Chatbots That Grow Your Sales – it’s a great overview of the powerful features of live chat and chatbots.

Most of the apps and bots listed in the App Store were designed with small business owners (or beginning entrepreneurs) in mind so you can expect a lot of them to be either free or have a decent price tag attached.
Tidio’s basic plan includes live chat and free bots for business – forever!

So what are you waiting for?

Sign up now and let the bots do some work for you.

Agnieszka Sienkiewicz

Agnieszka is a Content Writer at Tidio. She loves running-cycling-swimming, sci-fi movies, and novels. In spare time, she follows the latest news about AI-related stuff.

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