Recommended Tools & Services

Our Personal Arsenal

Over the course of the past several years, we’ve tested dozens of different applications & services to build and scale our businesses. Below is a list of those that we currently use, and can personally recommend.

Please note that the links provided below are affiliate links, and we do get a commission if you end up subscribing for that product/service. But, don’t worry — we promise to only suggest apps and services that are an integral part of our own strategy, and ones that we believe are worth the investment. Thanks :-)!

Shopify & Themes

  • Shopify: If you’re just looking to get started in eCommerce & Dropshipping, Shopify makes it about as simple as it can get. While alternatives like Woocomerce and Clickfunnels exist, the amount of features, support, and tutorials on how to get your first store up & running make it the best pick for an eCommerce platform. Get Started With Shopify
     
  • Turbo Theme: This is our go-to for our Shopify stores, and the reason we are able to create clean & effective lander pages. It’s fast, highly-customizable, and offers great support. If you’ve seen the videos on our one-product store layouts and are wondering how we were able to create the ‘alternative image’ layout: it’s a special product-page feature. Get Started With Turbo Theme

Shopify Apps

  • One Click Upsell: One way to immediately increase your revenue & profit is by utilizing upsells. By tacking on $3-5 to your average order value, you can actually take a store from break even to fairly profitable. We like OCU as it offers a wide range of functionality, and won’t break your bankroll; there is a flat monthly fee in addition to a 10% fee for the value of every upsell you make. Get Started With One-Click Upsell
     
  • Klaviyo: Email marketing is an essential part of any eCommerce business. We’ve been Klaviyo customers for a long time now, and have been pleased with the features and performance. You can sign up and start off with a free trial, only paying once you’ve gotten a certain number of people on your email list. Get Started With Klaviyo

  • Dropified: If you’re dropshipping from Aliexpress, Dropified is an excellent option for importing products and fulfilling orders. We recommend using Dropified over Oberlo because of the bulk-order placement capabilities it allows, as well as the multi-store management interface for easy management. Get Started With Dropified
 
  • Loox: One of the easiest ways to increase your conversion rate is by including customer reviews. Loox allows you to import them from Aliexpress with the click of a button, and supports spreadsheet functionality as well. If you’re using Turbo Theme, there is also a simple one-step integration process that allows Loox to appear on your product & collection pages as well. Get Started With Loox

Customer Support

  • Google Suite: If you’re setting up a support email address with a custom domain, GSuite is one of our favorite options. Starting at just $6/month, you can get email support up & running with just a few clicks. Get Started With Google Suite
     
  • Freshdesk: Customer support is a crucial aspect of your business, and needs to be on point to minimize chargebacks and maintain a positive Facebook feedback score. Get Started With Freshdesk

  • Hubstaff: As your customer support team grows, you’ll want to maintain effective team management to ensure that your business runs smoothly. One useful tool we use is Hubstaff, which offers a variety of functionality such as timesheets, productivity monitoring, and more. Get Started With Hubstaff

Misc Tools & Services

  • ApexStudio: Don’t want to create your own Shopify store? Not a problem — ApexStudio is an all-in-one store design agency that will take care of your store setup, branding, and copywriting. We’ve used them to create stores like MosquitoTrapX and Mr Posture, which are both six-figure case studies that you can find on YouTube. Get Started With ApexStudio

  • Chronos: If you’re looking for an agency to handle your email-marketing, look no further. Chronos will work with you to build a tailored email-marketing startegy, and continously monitor, test, and execute email campaigns. They’ve generated 8 figures in email marketing revenue, and have worked with numerous 7 & 8 figure businesses. Get Started With Chronos

  • CB911: Fradulent chargebacks are an increasingly common occurence in ecommerce businesses, and one that you will have to deal with at one point or another. If you have a number of different businesses and want automatic chargeback handling, or the ability to see up to 20% of chargebacks before they happen, definitely take a look at CB-911. They have a number of different pricing options and solutions depending on the size and needs of your business. Get Started With CB911
 
  • Fiverr: If you’re looking to hire a designer to create a logo, a model to create custom footage of your product, or just about anything else — Fiverr is the place to go. It’s a massive site that connects you with freelancers with a variety of skills. Get Started With Fiverr

  • AdSpy: Though somewhat more expensive, this tool is fantastic for product research. It’s essentially a massive ad-database that allows you to look for advertisements containing certain keywords, call to action buttons, and more. Get Started With AdSpy  
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  • Admitad: If you’re using Aliexpress to fulfill orders, you’re going to want to sign up for an affiliate program. What this does is it essentially provides you with anywhere from 3-8% back for every single order you place via Aliexpress. Best of all, it’s completely free! Get Started With Admitad

  • InVideo: Creating effective video advertisements can be frustrating, especially if you’ve never used a tool like Adobe Premiere Pro. Luckily, you don’t need to be a Premiere wizard. InVideo is an online video-editing software that includes all the text animation, stock footage, and special animations you could ever ask for. With pre-built animations and text transitions, you’ll be able to quickly and effectively crank out your video ads. We’ve been using them for a few months now, and have at this point made the full switch over from Premiere. Get Started With InVideo

  • Transferwise: Having trouble paying your employees or suppliers overseas? Tired of extortionate wire-transfer fees? Check out Transferwise — a global-solution for sending payments. It’s an extremely intuitive tool that lets you specify your dollar amount, recipient, and Transferwise takes care of the rest. Get Started With Transferwise