Web robots make repetitive tasks easier for online shop owners like you. They are designed to speed up or replace human work, allowing you to spend more time on things that matter more than checking your inventory, sales reports, and other store details by the hour.
Bots make an effective stock controller, social media manager, sales analyst, and overall virtual assistant. Get to know eight of the most in-demand robots that can automate some or all of the processes in your Shopify store such as the ones we mention below.
Inventory and Sales Reports
Let's start off with Alexa, the superstar bot which powers the smart speaker Amazon Echo. Installing the Shopify Alexa app on the said device will enable it to report pending orders, stock levels and other data pertinent to your products. Aside from orders and inventory levels, another area in your store that requires a high degree of attention is your sales data.
Trust Numbersbot to gather your weekly sales figures and send you current reports and suggestions through Facebook Messenger or Telegram. It will also analyse your average basket value, the days on which you sold the most number of items as well as those days when you sold the least.
Social Media Management and Remarketing
Posting fresh content about your product or business on your social media accounts is the key to customer engagement. However, you must be consistent with this or else you end up being forgotten by everyone. If social media management is one thing that you would rather not do, though, hand it over to Social Share Bot. It has the power to share your website and blog content on multiple social sites with a single click.
Now if you're dealing with lots of abandoned carts, a problem which festers many online retailers, leave ShopMessage to convert them into sales. This bot reminds your customers of the items which they left in their carts through a personalised message, offers them a discount, and brings them back to your website to complete their transaction.
Email Marketing and Data Gathering
Kit is the robot version of a virtual assistant as it is capable of what the latter can do - create Facebook campaigns, send thank you emails to customers, and update a storeowner with marketing trends and suggestions.
Shoppy Bot, on the other hand, is a chatty messaging bot that can answer any question that is relevant to your store, such as stock levels, sales figures, shipment volume, and average number of orders for a specific period, among others.
Workflow and Apps Management
If only you could teleport and monitor the workflow in your store whilst you're elsewhere, things will be easier. Unfortunately, you can't do that, but you can install the Simple Shop Automation by Hextom and program it to carry out event-triggered actions. One example would be when an order is updated, an email which contains the order details is sent to the customer. Another one would be every day at 5p.m., an email on the total sales of the day would be sent to your members of staff.
That tool has a counterpart for apps called Zapier. It connects the applications you use in your business, allowing them to talk to each other and carry out the tasks they're programmed for without your intervention.