Shopify: Install LiveChat in your store

Alicja Pawliczak
3 min read
updated: Nov 6, 2019

Shopify is an e-commerce platform for online stores and retail point-of-sale systems. It handles everything from marketing and payments, to secure checkout and shipping. See all the benefits you get when you install live chat on your Shopify store:

  • Provide instant customer support to your customers.
  • Get a real-time view of customer's cart in chat.
  • Increase the conversion rate of your online store with proactive chat greetings.
  • Integrate with email and Facebook and use LiveChat as a main customer support channel.

Add LiveChat to your Shopify store

Follow these steps to install LiveChat on your Shopify store:

  1. Log in to your Shopify and go to the Shopify App Store.
  2. Go to Live Chat + Product cards app page.
  3. Click on Add app.

Add LiveChat app to Shopify

  1. Confirm by clicking on Install app.

Install LiveChat app in Shopify store

  1. If you don't have a LiveChat account: Enter your email and click on Connect.

    If you have a LiveChat account: Click on Sign in at the bottom of the page and enter your credentials to log in.

Connect LiveChat account to Shopify app

That's it! From now on you can talk to your customers in real-time!

Check LiveChat's performance in Shopify

You can access your LiveChat dashboard right from the Shopify admin panel. It shows a quick overview of LiveChat’s performance. You can use this data to improve greetings conversion, see if your sales goals are met and make better staffing predictions. If any actions are needed, you can quickly access the LiveChat app right from the dashboard.

LiveChat dashboard to Shopify

Send product cards

Shopify Product Cards app lets you send product recommendations without leaving the Agent App. Allowing you to save time on skipping between chats and your website. You can import a product list from your Shopify store, choose up to 10 items and send them to the customers right on a chat.

Shopify Product Cards overview

Each product card consists of an image, description and a button that is linked to a product page in your Shopify store.

Shopify Product Cards chat widget view

How to send product cards

  1. Open the app by clicking on the Shopify icon. You can find it in the Chats section, at the top of the Customer Details bar on the right.

Shopify Product Cards how to open app

  1. Type the product name in the search bar to narrow down results.

Shopify Product Cards: use the search bar to find products

  1. Click on the products you want to send (you can select up to 10 at once). If you want to unselect a product just click on it again.

Shopify Product Cards: click on items you want to select

  1. Click on Send.

Shopify product cards: click on send

And that’s it. Shopping cards you’ve sent are displayed both on the customer side and in the chat section in the Agent App.

If you send one product it will be displayed as a single card:

Shopify Product Cards: singe card

If you send more than one product, the cards will be displayed in a carousel:

Shopify Product Cards: carousel

View your customer's cart

LiveChat integration with Shopify lets you see what is in your customer’s cart right in the chat window. You can find this information in the customer details bar on the right.

LiveChat with Shopify See customers cart

Note that this feature is enabled by default and is shown in the Custom variables section.

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