As you may have heard, there's been drama around Beeketing/Boostflow and Shopify. Shopify alleges that Beeketing and BoostFlow have been bad actors in the Shopify app store and Shopify has decided to ban and remove them from the app store.
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Shopify is taking even more drastic action by forcibly removing all Beeketing apps from Shopify stores that currently have it installed.
This is one of the most aggressive actions that Shopify has ever taken, and you can read Shopify’s official announcement here:
Shopify’s Statement Says:
After several months of working with Beeketing and their secondary company, BoostFlow, to resolve multiple violations of our Partner Program Agreement, including inadequate support for merchants and abuse of our marketing tools, we’re removing their apps from Shopify. Effective August 27, 2019 Beeketing and BoostFlow apps will no longer be available on Shopify, and their app functionality will be disconnected.
Beeketing's Statement Says:
All Beeketing apps will no longer be able to install since August 13th and stop working on Shopify stores starting from August 27, 2019.
We have to cancel all subscriptions on August 27, 2019.
Read more here: https://beeketing.com/shopify-statement
What does that mean for you?
There are a number of apps that were provided under the Beeketing umbrella that you’ll have to replace. ProofFactor has done a round-up of the best apps out there to help you replace the functionality. We’ve broken it down by the name of the Beeketing/BoostFlow app you are replacing. Without Further ado:
Sales Pop: ProofFactor Social Proof PopUp
- A “Free Forever” Plan
- 5 star rated
- Fully Customizable
- Customer Service Focused
- Free plan is fully functioning, but limited to the first 1k unique users monthly.
Countdown Cart: Countdown Timer by Hextom
- Message and location is Customizable
- Template for easy Set up
- Premium Plan provides Geo Targeting
- No Free plan (7 day trial only)
Facebook Chat and Happy Messenger: Facebook Chat Box & Tracking by RoarTheme
- A hidden gem - it has all the features you want, none that you don’t need (no bloat in the app!)
- Allows for both chatting and tracking of user behavior
- A relatively new app, but because it’s made by a theme maker, we know that they understand Shopify well
Personalized Recommendation: Simile | Similar Upsell by Scope Media
- Quick and easy to set-up
- Algorithmic matching to find the most similar products
- Free plan with a long (30day) trial for paid
- The algorithm isn't always perfect, there's some manual work
- Sync settings only customizable if on paid plan
Happy Email and Mailbot Email Marketing: Kit by Kit CRM
- Built and maintained by Shopify, you can’t really go wrong with that
- Integrates with Instagram, Facebook and Tools like Yotpo, among others
- For the functionality it provides, easy to set up!
- Support can be a little slow to reply due to such massive scale
Boost-Sales - Upsell - Cross-sell and Checkout Boost: Bundle Products by Thimatic
- Another app by a theme maker (seeing a pattern here!?) so you know it’s well integrated into Shopify
- Great customer reviews points to responsiveness
- Allows for bundling as well and upsells/cross sells
- No Free plan, $7.49/month
- Some users have reported challenges with applying discounts on top of bundles
Recover Cart Pusher:
PushOwl Web Push Notifications by PushOwl
- Limited Free Plan Available (first 500 impressions) to get your feet wet
- Excellent 5 star reviews of over 1700 customers
- Integrations with review platforms and other players that you’d use for your store
- Limited ability to segment audience or offer drip campaigns
- Free plan is very limited
We hope this helps you find an alternative to Beeketing! We are always here to help and happy to answer any questions to help you transition easily. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or message us on live chat at prooffactor.com