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Best Apps to Use to Aid Your E-Commerce Business




So, you want to launch an ecommerce business on Shopify. What do you need to do so? Beyond Shopify’s basic offerings to build a site, there are also thousands of apps on the Shopify App Store that can help ecommerce entrepreneurs maximize their use of the site.

Just ask Steve Tan, an ecommerce entrepreneur himself. After years of teaching himself how to build a successful ecommerce business, he and his brother launched LeapVista, an online set of educational courses intended to help aspiring entrepreneurs learn everything they need to about launching successful online or drop shipping businesses. From his own experience on Shopify, he’s learned which apps help the most for new businesses, and shared with us just which those are and how to use them.

“Apps can supercharge your store, helping you to get new customers through sales, marketing, social media, and otherwise,” said Tan. “The following apps are the ones that we use to supercharge our stores to get the most sales. Simply press ‘get,’ approve some permissions, and the apps will be installed within a few quick seconds.”

  1. BEST Currency Converter. 

First, make sure that your company is set up for global purchases if you’re appealing to a worldwide market. This ensures it’s as seamless as possible. “If someone is purchasing from the UK for example, it’s imperative that they can see what your product will cost in British pounds,” Tan explained. “This currency converter provides all pricing information in their native currency, and automatically detects from an IP address to do so.” In other words, the customer doesn’t have to first select their currency and change it. It does so automatically.

There’s a free version available that provides up to five currencies, which is more than enough to get you started. If necessary, the elite version has over 160 currencies.

  1. HelpCenter – Professional FAQ Page 

Customers prefer to see an FAQ page to get quick information on any questions that they may have. Without it, their lingering questions may be a reason that they don’t move forward with buying. “The HelpCenter app creates a professional and user-friendly FAQ page that drops down according to question, and groups by types of questions, such as ‘Shipping’ or ‘Payment’,” explained Tan.

This is a great way to add all relevant information to the website without overloading the website with too much text. “This helps the customer to complete the sales cycle more quickly, getting their answers immediately answered so they can move forward with a purchase without having to email your team first.”

  1. FOMO – Social Proof Marketing 

Yes, FOMO in this app name does refer to “Fear Of Missing Out.” This Shopify app shows the potential customer that someone just bought an item from your store while they’re perusing. A notification will appear in the bottom left corner saying, “Someone from (city) just bought (this product).” This sense of FOMO contributes to some urgency.

This app isn’t free, and costs $30 on the most basic plan. But, it can be quite powerful in providing social proof. “Evan and I use FOMO in all of our stores  because we’ve seen such incredible conversion rates,” said Tan.

  1. Personalizer – Target Recommendations by Limespot 

“Limespot isn’t exactly an upselling app, but it shows potential customers suggestions such as ‘frequently bought together,’ or a prompt that says  ‘would you like to add to cart?’ when they’re checking out,” Tan explained. It also provides a “You May Like” banner with other product suggestions related to the product they were initially viewing or that they had added to their cart.

Better yet, it’s free — and it drives sales to your store. “After a certain amount of sales have been generated, it starts charging a rate,” said Tan. “But I always say that it’s worth it because you always make money back.”

  1. Loox Reviews – Photo Reviews 

Reviews establish more trust and sense of security with your customers, so Loox is recommended as a way to display them (especially the reviews that include photos of your product!). “This is a great way to showcase your happy customers and what they’ll get from buying from you,” said Tan. “You can also consolidate all of your customer reviews on one page.” Buyers will want to see these reviews to further convince them of their urge to purchase. It’s how you help to alleviate any of their concerns about the quality of your product, and reinforce their decision to buy. Good reviews provide the social proof necessary to help the customers complete the sales cycle.

Having your reviews on a dedicated page on your Shopify site also shows up on Google searches, which helps for your company’s credibility. The price is $9.99/month.

  1. Quantity Breaks 

What to encourage your customers to buy more? Quantity Breaks creates discounts when customers buy in bulk quantities automatically. “It rewards your customers for spending more in your store, which encourages them to complete large purchases,” said Tan. It provides a table on the checkout page that shows the discount per number of units purchased (i.e. 3 units, 5% off, 30 units, 30% off).

  1. SMSBump 

When a potential customer abandons their cart, this Shopify app can send them an SMS that reminds them that they still have items in their cart or provide discounts. Both of these ‘bumps’ are helpful in encouraging the customer to complete their purchase. The Tans refer to this app as an “absolute must have” because of their success with it.

Each of these apps can boost a potential customer’s chance of purchasing and make your Shopify site look more professional and appealing. Try them and see how they work for you.

Rosario is from New York and has worked with leading companies like Microsoft as a copy-writer in the past. Now he spends his time writing for readers of

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Transforming Sales: Tips from Gene Slade’s Student on Lead Ninja System




Corbin Allen’s journey from a troubled past to a successful sales professional shows how resilience and good mentorship can change a life. With the help of Gene Slade, CEO of Lead Ninja System and Lead Ninja AI, Allen improved his sales skills and used new strategies to perform much better.

Lead Ninja System is a training program that helps improve sales skills, especially for people in the HVAC, plumbing, and electrical trades. It focuses on making sales more efficient and keeping customers happy through Slade’s proven strategies and hands-on training sessions. Lead Ninja AI is part of the Lead Ninja System and can have long, human-like phone conversations. It remembers details from past talks, making each call personal and consistent. This AI is flexible and works well for sales calls and customer support in the HVAC, plumbing, and electrical trades.

Here, Mr. Allen shares the important lessons he learned from Slade and how he used them to succeed. He gives practical advice for new salespeople. Allen keeps learning from Slade and now also teaches others at Slade’s live events.

Road to Victory

Allen’s journey is truly amazing. He was born into a tough situation and faced many difficulties from a young age.

“I was a product of a broken home,” he shares. “I never really had a mom physically present, and this led to some poor choices. I found myself in prison at 18.”

When Allen was 20 and got out, he decided to change his life. He started working on air conditioners, not knowing at first how much money he could make in sales.

“I was hired as a technician, but I realized the guys selling air conditioners were making significantly more money,” he says. “This moment was the start of my journey in sales.”

Discovering Gene Slade and Lead Ninja System

Allen’s career took a huge turn when he found Slade and the Lead Ninja System.

“Gene is the real deal,” Allen says. “Unlike many sales trainers who haven’t ‘walked the walk,’ Gene’s advice is practical and — most importantly — rooted in real experience.”

Allen first heard about Slade through a podcast and was immediately impressed by his insights.

“I decided to try his techniques, and they worked,” Allen says. “This was a total game-changer for me.”

Top Tips from Corbin Allen

Drawing from his experiences and the invaluable lessons learned from Slade, Allen shared his top sales tips with us to help our readers succeed.

1. Establish a Routine

Allen insists on the importance of a good routine.

“How you do anything is how you do everything,” he says. “Having a routine, setting aside time for yourself, and keeping a positive mindset are super important. Whether it’s going to the gym, meditating, or grounding yourself, find something that centers you and make it part of every single day.”

2. Adopt a Holistic Approach

A holistic approach to life and work is essential.

“You need to look at your life from all angles,” Allen says. “Focus on improving yourself in all areas of your life, not just in sales. When you feel good, you do well. This means you will have better interactions with clients and more successful sales. But you have to give all aspects of your life equal value.”

3. Develop a Solid Process

One of the most impactful lessons Allen learned from Slade is the importance of having a structured sales process.

“Most salespeople don’t have a clear process that they can use with every potential client,” he notes. “Gene taught me that having a standard process allows you to track what works and what doesn’t. It’s important to follow a consistent process in every interaction.”

4. Focus on Helping Others

Allen advises changing the perspective from selling to helping.

“Ask yourself, ‘How can I help this person today?’” he says. “When you really focus on providing help and solving problems for your clients, the sales will naturally follow!”

5. Continuous Learning and Adaptation

As a forever student of Slade’s teachings, Allen shares the importance of always learning and being open to adapt.

“Sales is always changing,” he says. “Stay updated with Gene’s latest techniques, attend his bi-weekly training sessions, through the Mastermind, and always be open to learning new things. Gene’s Lead Ninja Mastermind sessions are so great, and the Mansion Events are even better, because we practice in real life, just like it would be with a potential client.”

Allen’s Credentials and Achievements

Allen’s success under Slade’s mentorship is easy to see from his big achievements.

“From making $50,000 a year as a technician to earning over $200,000 in my first year in sales, the change has been incredible,” he shares. “This year, I’m on track to make over $300,000.”

Allen is also successful in his personal life. He built a stable and loving family, raising four boys with his wife, whom he met just three months after his getting out of prison. They were wed six months later.

“We’ve been together for over five years, and it’s been a steady climb,” he says proudly. “I hope through Lead Ninja, many men can bring together beautiful families like I did. I didn’t think it was possible when I was at my lowest. Now, I think anyone can do it if they work hard and believe in themselves. It helps to have Gene in your corner, too.”

The Power of Mentorship

Allen attributes much of his success to the mentorship he received from Slade.

“Lead NInja is ultra transformative,” he states. “Gene provides practical advice that is easy to implement from the jump. Plus, his process works for everyone, regardless of personality type.”

For those looking to copy Allen’s success, he offers this final piece of advice: “Find a mentor who has walked the path you want to take. Learn from them, implement their strategies, and always strive to better yourself. With the right guidance, anything is possible. I believe in us.”

Corbin Allen’s journey from adversity to success underscores the profound impact of effective mentorship and the power of resilience. By following his advice and adopting a holistic approach to life and work, aspiring salespeople can achieve remarkable success in the HVAC, plumbing, and electrical trades.

About Gene Slade

Gene Slade, CEO of Lead Ninja System, is a pioneering force in the realm of sales training and business development. With a steadfast commitment to empowering professionals in the HVAC, plumbing, and electrical trades, Gene offers transformative coaching experiences that revolutionize the way business owners approach sales and growth through personalized guidance, community support, and access to exclusive resources. For more information, please visit

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