1. Shopify SKU Generator
SKUs (Stock Keeping Units) are codes that uniquely identify each of your products.
It’s a vital piece of the puzzle to make sure you’re managing your inventory properly. Making your codes consistent and clear means that anyone in your business can tell which product they’re dealing with at a glance. Your stock rooms will be flowing much easier when every product is identifiable on sight.
If you don’t have SKUs implemented, you can get started here.
This Shopify SKU generator made by Katana is simple but effective. It lets you enter in your variants and product name, and in return, gives you an SKU you can start using straight away.
2. Google Analytics
Gathering analytics for investigating your Shopify store’s performance is essential — this is where Google Analytics steps in to help you.
Analytics gives you the tools to understand where your store’s online visitors spend most of their time. With this, you can focus on boosting your hot products and trimming the fat of what’s holding back your business. You can dive straight into working on your marketing strategy and making sure that you’re making the most of your online traffic.
You’ve spent all this energy getting people to your site. It would be a shame to lose them.
Google Analytics allows you to set up goals to see how you’re doing, and the program will let you know every time you hit them.
It could be anything from clicking on a product page or signing up for your newsletter. The great thing is that you can turn Google analytics on for your store directly from your preferences section. No apps are needed whatsoever.
There’s a good reason that the best Shopify stores make full use of Google analytics to stay ahead of the competition, and as long as your store does not go over five million impressions a month, then it’s going to be free to use too.
3. Hatchful Logo Maker
A professional-looking logo can make all the difference in creating a strong first impression that keeps visitors on your website.
If the logo doesn’t match the quality of your products, then people can be put off quickly. Hiring a graphic designer can be an expensive affair, and unless you got the know-how yourself, there aren’t too many places to turn. Thankfully, Shopify has made their logo maker, Hatchful — best of all, this tool is free and super easy to use.
You simply enter the name of your business, slogan and then choose where you would be using the logo.
The maker then comes up with a whole selection of logos for you that’s right on the money. Even if you don’t find one that suits you to the tee, you can still use them as templates or ideas to step up your branding game.
4. Image Resizer
Playing around with images and graphics can be a time-consuming pain if you don’t have the suitable software and skills.
You can use the Image Resizer to simplify the process of adjusting your image sizes to three easy to understand sizes and resolutions:
- Compact (1024 px x 1024 px)
- Medium (2048 px x 2048 px)
- Large (4472 px x 4472 px)
They’re ideal for use with your Shopify store, social media, or even your monthly newsletter. The only limitation is that you can only process up to 6 images at a time, so if you have large batches of images to go through, it could take you a while.