If you’re looking to grow your online store, you’ll need all the help you can get. There are plenty of tools and plugins available to help with your shopify store, but not all of them are created equal. We’re going to outline the best free tools that ClickFunnels provides as well as some of the pro features that you might want to consider paying for.
Create A Free Account
One of the first steps to take is to create a free account on ClickFunnels. This will allow you to try out the software without any restrictions or limitations. You’ll also be able to customize your account settings and create a new store whenever you want without needing permission from ClickFunnels.
To create a free account, click on the Create a Free Account button located on the sign up page. Then, verify your email address and click on the Verify Password button to set a temporary password. Finally, click on the green Login button to log in.
If you already have a Shopify store with Amazon affiliate marketing setup and you’re looking for a simple way to integrate your Shopify store with ClickFunnels, you can use the platform’s affiliate manager to set up your affiliate marketing connections.
Import Digital Products
If you have inventory that you want to sell online, you’ll want to use a tool like ClickFunnels to get the job done. With ClickFunnels, you can easily import products from a CSV file (comma separated values) or directly from a Shopify store.
To import products, click on the blue Import Button on the admin panel. Then, from the drop-down menu, choose whether you want to import all available products or only the ones that are currently in your Shopify store.
If you choose the first option, you’ll see a message confirming that all your products have been successfully imported.
If you choose the second option, you’ll see a message confirming that all your products are locked in your Shopify store and can’t be imported.
You can’t fully rely on Shopify to provide all the features you need. If you find that you’re missing features or functionality, you can always contact customer support to see if they can help. However, if you’d like to keep your inventory private, you should choose the second option and not import any products from Shopify until you’ve tried out the platform’s affiliate manager.
Use The Funnel Builder
As we’ve already established, if you’re looking to sell digital products online, you’ll need a tool like ClickFunnels to help you craft a workflow that brings in the most revenue possible. With the funnel builder, you can create a fully functioning marketing plan that’ll get you where you want to be, fast.
To create a digital marketing funnel, use the Funnel Builder by clicking on the button located at the top of the admin panel. Then, from the drop-down menu, choose between creating a multi-step funnel or a single-step funnel. A multi-step funnel will have several intermediate steps, while a single-step funnel will only have one.
If you’re creating a multi-step funnel, you can give your customers a bit of a challenge by making it a bit harder to reach the final step. You can do this by adding more checkpoints along the way. For example, you might want to require customers to engage with you on social media for a specified period of time before they can make a purchase or qualify for a discount.
If you have a bit of a knowledge of HTML and can create basic landing pages and thank you pages, use the Funnel Builder to generate fully functioning marketing pages for your store. Otherwise, you can hire a freelancer or get a partner who is an expert in creating websites to build the landing pages for you.
Manage Affiliate Marketing
If you’ve been using Amazon’s affiliate marketing web app for Shopify, you know how important it can be to have an affiliate program that’ll generate revenue. The right affiliates can make a huge difference in your bottom line. The key to making affiliate marketing work for you is to set the right incentives and choose the right affiliates.
If you want to learn more, you can use the Platform’s affiliate marketing manager to set up your affiliate marketing connections or to find an expert who can help you get started and grow your affiliate program.
As a Shopify store owner, you can also use the affiliate marketing manager to choose which products you want to promote and set up campaigns for those products.
Analyze Sales Performance
An important part of running a successful online store is analyzing sales performance and making continual improvements to bring in more revenue. With the analytics tool located at the top of the admin panel, you can track the performance of every aspect of your store, from traffic to conversion to revenue.
You can also use this tool to track and analyze the performance of your social media marketing campaigns. Take a look at the screenshot below. This is what the analytics tool looks like when you first log in.
You can access the reports from this tool in a number of different ways. To see detailed sales statistics, visit the Reports dashboard. To create a customized report, visit Actionable Analytics.
Then, select the time frame you’d like to analyze (for example, the last 30 days) and hit the Generate Report button.
If you want to see how effective your marketing strategies are or which ones might be working and which ones aren’t, use the click funnel tool to track conversions and evaluate the results of your different marketing tactics.
Make It Simple To Order Online
If you want to have all your online transactions go smoothly and be as easy as possible for your customers, you can use the Order form located at the top of the admin panel to make that happen.
From the drop-down menu, choose the type of order you’re looking for (for example, digital products or services) and then click on the blue Create Order button to add that product to your cart.
If you want to add another product to your order, simply click on the green Continue Shopping button to go back to the Product listings page and select another product to add to your cart. Once you’ve added all the products you want to purchase, click on the green Checkout button to finalize the order.
To ensure that all your shopping activities go smoothly and that you can easily review your orders, you can always log in to the Order form anytime and from anywhere.
Manage Your Back Office
If you want to keep track of your orders and customers or want to make sure that your sales are processed correctly, you can use the Back Office by clicking on the button located at the top of the admin panel.
From the drop-down menu, choose whether you want to manage your orders or customers and then click on the blue Manage button to enter the Back Office.
Here, you can find all the information you need to run your store. From the top navigation, you can access your sales, customers, and orders as well as make amendments to your inventory and pricing. You can also create new products and upload files related to your store. For example, you could create a product detail page for each item you sell.
To finish, we’ve compiled a list of the best free tools that can be used to grow a Shopify business. These tools should be easy to use and provide invaluable assistance to any online store owner who’s looking to grow their business using Shopify as their online store platform.