Showing people the best social proof apps is so important that when Shopify revamped their Appstore last year they made social proof its own app category. When you get to the social proof page on Shopify, you’ll see that there are so many apps falling into the ‘creating social proof’ category, so how do you determine which are best?

I’ve helped you out by making a comprehensive list based on overall app ratings, reviews, and functionality. With all that in mind, I’ve determined that the 7 best social proof apps for Shopify in 2020 are

  1. Fera Social Proof
  2. Sales Pop Up – Social Proof
  3. Automizely
  4. ProveSource
  5. Sale Kit
  6. Sales Rocket
  7. Fomo

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These apps aren’t in any particular order because it’s hard to rank them from 1-7 when they all have certain pros and cons, but here is the list

Fera Social Proof

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Pros:

  • A 30-day free trial is helpful for new businesses
  • You get so many skills to help display social proof like
    • low stock viewer counter,
    • social proof feed,
    • testimonial popup
    • recently sold counter
  • You can use A/B testing to see if skills are actually increasing conversions and helping your sales
  • Downloading and setting up is easy
  • There is no branding on their skills!
  • They offer great customer support and are easy to reach if problems arise

Cons:

  • It’s a smaller company so sometimes there are load issues/crashes
  • Customizing on your own can be hard if you need to create your own skills
  • Confusing to use at first, need to go through settings and check out their help articles (but the help documents are very good)

Shopify App Store Rating: 4.9 stars with 2623 reviews

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ProveSource Social Proof

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Pros:

  • Offers social proof in the form of pop-ups like
    • signups
    • purchases
    • reviews
  • Offers you clickable content to take users right to the product

Cons:

  • Creates nudge popups rather than customizable timing popups
  • Has the ProveSource branding on the popups (have to upgrade to remove it)
  • Won’t help if traffic is low. You only can have 1K monthly unique visitors for the free version

Shopify App Store Rating: 4.9 stars with 105 reviews

Sale Kit-Social Proof Bundle

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Pros:

  • Lots of additional features to help with social proof:
    • visitor count
    • sold count
    • cart countdown
    • sales pop notifications
  • They seem to be adding new features and have an example store to highlight the features
  • Cart timer empties the cart once the time is up
  • Easy to use (user-friendly) interface
  • Friendly support team, they’re easy to reach

Cons:

  • Manual entry of data needed for popups
  • Only 1200 impressions for the free version and it seems to be the only difference between the different price tiers

Shopify App Store Rating: 4.9 stars with 105 reviews

Sales Rocket

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Pros:

  • 15-day free trial
  • There are 35+ apps in one and you can uninstall many existing apps as this one has a lot of them included
  • Works well with themes outside of the basic Shopify ones
  • Quick loading and easy to use and understand features (don’t need developers)

Cons:

  • The lowest-priced plan is $19.99/month and there seem to be external charges as well
  • Hard to reach support
  • Limited compared to other apps
  • The interface isn’t as clean and user-friendly
  • Can feel ‘scammy’ if the popups occur too frequently

Shopify App Store Rating: 4.8 stars with 243 reviews

Fomo Social Proof

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Pros:

  • 14-day free trial
  • No branding or co-branding so the popups don’t look cheap
  • Easy to integrate other apps with Fomo, 76+ integrations like:
    • MailChimp
    • YotPo
    • Instagram
  • Easy to measure your ROI

Cons:

  • The lowest-priced plan is $19.99/month and the price increases were not good!
  • Customer support isn’t always the greatest to deal with if you have issues
  • The dashboard can be hard to navigate
  • Conversion metrics aren’t great/high for the price of the app

Shopify App Store Rating: 4.8 stars with 197 reviews

Automizely- Email and Sales Pop

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Pros:

  • FREE
  • Can schedule push notifications
  • You have the option to ask users to opt-in to web push notifications
  • Easy to install, no coding needed

Cons:

  • Issues with the subscribers (visitors) list
  • Customer support isn’t super helpful with issues and will direct you elsewhere
  • You have to give a rating before using the app which seems unfair
  • You can’t access the emails (you can only send them popups even though the app mentions emails)

Shopify App Store Rating: 4.7 stars with 373 reviews

Sales Pop Up – Social Proof

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Pros:

  • FREE
  • Easy to set up and operate
  • Extremely user-friendly app

Cons:

  • Hard to edit the popup and its contained information
  • Don’t like the default language used ‘Tim in America purchase a Sports Shoes’, it doesn’t reflect the number and should say “purchased” not “purchase a”. Good grammar is key to trust!

Shopify App Store Rating: 4.6 stars with 1254 reviews

Find these apps on the Shopify App Store here

There you have it. The best social proof apps that exist on Shopify. Of course, we think that the best social proof app is Fera, but if you have any favourites, let us know in the comments!

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