Shopify is an ideal solution to launch an online store and despite the wide choice of customization, the modification of the checkout page is very limited.
There aren’t currently many solutions available to customize order process pages on Shopify.
Today, I would like to talk to you about a totally free application to modify these pages. This solution provides many options to customize your checkout.
Have you already heard about this app? If not, Dropicheckout will make you happy.
How is Dropicheckout looking?
This custom checkout solution offers far more choices than the basic checkout solution integrated into Shopify.
Once installed and without further customization, your order page will look like this:
You will see that you can modify everything very simply and even add important elements like badges, promotional codes, etc.
This way, the order placement will be consistent with the rest of your shop and will not affect your branding…
All this because Dropicheckout provides a suite of very interesting features allowing a complete customization of your Shopify checkout.
But just before customizing it, you must first configure the basic options so that the order process work correctly.
Link payment accounts
Of course, one of the first steps to set up a new checkout is to link your payment accounts to receive orders and money.
With Dropicheckout it’s very simple, just click on the « Link » button in the dashboard. You can fill in your Stripe for credit cards and your Paypal account.
The choice is quite limited but it’s enough since you will never need the other payment methods that are normally integrated into Shopify.
Connecting your accounts is very fast, it only takes a few seconds and once connected, they are ready to receive all payments from your shop.
Add tracking codes
One of the important steps for an e-commerce store is to set up tracking codes. In Dropicheckout, it’s always that simple.
Why is this so important?
To be able to follow the conversions on Google and see all the events related to your Facebook Pixel.
In the last update, the Dropicheckout’s team implemented the possibility to add the tracking of Snapchat, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.
I advise you to at least fill in the Google Analytics ID and the Facebook Pixel if you run Facebook Ads. Once you have entered these codes, you will be able to obtain very interesting metrics on your e-commerce shop in the new « Analytics » tab.
It is complete and you have various useful information such as:
- Traffic and where it comes from (organic, social networks, etc….)
- Sales with the conversion rates
- The best products sold
So what’s next now that you can receive payments and track conversions? Well, it’s time to customize your checkout page!
How to customize Dropicheckout?
Dropicheckout really provides a great personalization to suit all your needs in a few steps.
Define languages and shipping methods
In the localization section, you can choose the language(s) and currencies used by your Shopify store.
Indeed, this free plugin gives you the possibility to manage several languages, ideal if you have an international shop.
To add a language or currency, simply select it from the drop-down menu and click on the + and that’s it.
In the same way and as simply as that, you can add several shipping methods. You can then imagine several levels with a Premium shipping including a guarantee for example.
Modify the design
As I said, Dropicheckout allows you to really customize your checkout in depth. First, you can change all the reinsurance elements, a countdown if you want one and the legal notices.
Then, you can modify the colors and fonts used to match the graphic standards of your shop, your brand image.
It’s up to you to match the branding of your shop with your brand new checkout !
Finally, Dropicheckout provides several activatable options. For example, you can force the use of the phone number or give customers the option of using promotional codes.
New – The upsells
Since December 10th, the Dropicheckout team has put online an update expected by many, the upsells directly integrated into the checkout.
It is now possible to create an infinite number of multilingual, multi-currency and fully customizable upsells using the text editor.
Once you have selected the desired products to create an upsell, you have several configuration options:
Customizing your catchphrase is very simple and you can even add a specific image or Youtube video.
If you have a multilingual store, the section below allows you to translate all the important elements such as buttons or confirmation text.
To make additional sales, upsells are essential, but this new functionality does not stop there. It’s even possible to add specific reinsurance elements to upsells.
All these are useful techniques to add value to the products your customers buy and, at the same time, increase your sales. The upsell is a real growth opportunity for your business!
Why should you use Dropicheckout?
The advantages of Dropicheckout are many. This plugin addresses many problems of lack of customization of Shopify’s default checkout.
Of course, there are alternatives. But either they are not complete or too expensive… This is the case of Checkout X which still costs 199€ per month if you want to have all the features.
And many users report usage bugs…
Dropicheckout is currently free of charge and was designed from the outset to address these issues.
The one page concept is very effective and will allow you to increase your usual conversion rate.
In addition, the team behind Dropicheckout has planned a lot of interesting new features. So we can expect only good things in the future like actual issues correction, new customization options and many more.
This application is not perfect but for a free solution it largely fills the gaps of the Shopify checkout. Still little known, I think we have to give it a chance because the staff is taking care of it and is very reactive.
The dropshipping tools are more and more developed and allow a saving of time and an ever greater efficiency. This is why it is nowadays essential to keep up to date with the latest developments!