Your store has been successfully migrated from one ecommerce platform to Shopify. The merchant has just begun to learn about Shopify. Now you want to personalize your storefront. The PageFly app for Shopify may have been something you’ve heard of. We’ll be taking a closer look into PageFly to see how it can help you customize your Shopify pages more effectively.
The PageFly app can be found on the Shopify App Store. This trusted source of Shopify apps is verified by the Shopify Apps Reviewer. PageFly is part of the Store Design Page Builders category. It’s actually the top app in this category.
Merchant Problem: Shopify Page Customization
Shopify is an excellent “all-in-one” platform for starting your own business. There are many functions that Shopify does not provide and page builders solutions have been developed to address these issues. Let’s first look at PageFly before we get into the details.
It is a simple editor. The basic editor will suffice if you only need to create the shipping and shop policy pages. Shopify Pages allows you to create a simple About Us page with an Image, a paragraph and a brief paragraph.
Shopify’s theme customizer allows you to customize the look of your store. Below is an example of the Brooklyn Shopify theme. The home page is currently selected. The Shopify Team created the Brooklyn theme.
What if you wish to personalize a product page? The home page can be used to add product pages. Their functionality is limited.
Premium Shopify themes can be quite expensive.
The premium Shopify themes offer more customization options. These themes are quite expensive. They cost around $180 to $200 per item. This includes customer support and updates. It’s important to consider your budget when you first start Shopify.
If you require more customization options, it is worth hiring Shopify Experts developers. Heycarson is another great service – they offer several subscription packages.
PageFly is a solution to the problem of creating eCommerce pages.
Let’s start by asking what e-commerce pages are being discussed. The homepage, product, collection, and coming soon pages (in Shopify, it’s the password page). This page also includes the landing page, contact us, and about us pages. Merchants can use PageFly to help them build any of these pages.
Before we get into the details of how to do this, let’s look at some pages that were created with the PageFly app.
It looks great on the desktop. But what about the mobile layout?
Customers buy most of their products from their mobile phones these days. This blog post from the Shopify Plus blog team explains everything. The video below will show you how a customer views their journey, from wanting to buy to the moment they are ready to pay.
PageFly: How Does It Work? The Onboarding Flow
PageFly is available through the Shopify App Store. Click here to go to the details page and download the app.
After the app is installed, you will land on the PageFly main dashboard. The chatbox is located in the lower left corner of the window. They are available to assist you immediately. PageFly is available to assist you via the chatbox as you design your store.
The tools that you will need to create your pages are listed in the left column. The Changelog mascot is located in the right column. This is where you will find information about PageFly’s updates and what’s new. You can also find a video on how to create your very first page in the main area.
Let’s make a page. Click the purple button “Create page”. You have six options for page types. Shopify used these terms – there is no “landing page” option. The “Regular” page is the best option if you are looking to create a landing page for your promotional campaign. Although the wording may seem confusing at first you will soon get used to it.
What’s next? You can choose to use a template or create a new one using the “Blank” option. PageFly offers over 50 templates to choose from – each one is designed for a different purpose. We’ll choose the Valentine page template in our case. We feel the festive joy…
This is the PageFly editor’s main dashboard. You can drag and drop blocks to this dashboard, and you can build your website from scratch.
Customer support available 24 hours a day
PageFly’s 24/7 customer support is a great feature. No matter where you are located, PageFly will be there for you when you need them. To communicate with PageFly’s team, you can use the chatbox. If you prefer email support, they can also be reached via chatbox.
What are the disadvantages of PageFly’s?
The learning curve. It can be difficult to understand the app if you don’t have much tech knowledge. It takes some time to learn the process of building pages. They have a rich and up to date documentation portal here to help you along your way: https://help.pagefly.io/
How fast does the page load?
Shopify merchants’ sales, and conversion rates are affected by page speed. According to a case study by Think With Google page loading speed is closely linked with bounce rate. Bounce Rate can be simply defined as “the percentage of visitors who visit a site, then leave the site.”
If the eCommerce shop loads slowly when you visit it, you will likely leave. The question is, how fast does PageFly Shopify pages load? We decided to roll out a quick test on two key pages, including the homepage and product page of the PageFly demo store https://storefly.pagefly.io/
Mobile product page
PageFly reports that the demo store was built using a simple Shopify theme. The experiment aims to reduce friction around the code script of Shopify and Shopify Apps.
97 Mobile speed score!
Product page Desktop Score
Homepage Mobile Score
We’ll now take a closer look on the most popular page of all e-commerce websites. The Home Page. It often displays a banner and a collection of featured products.
PageFly offers both paid and free plans. Paid plans start at $19.00 and can go up to $99.00 per monthly. There are two things that differ between the plans: how many pages you can create and how much.
PageFly offers more features than you might think. You will want to upgrade to a more expensive plan if you require them. The Silver or free plan is sufficient for those just starting out. You can upgrade to a free plan, and pages will continue to function normally. Upgrades and downgrades are possible without restriction.
PageFly seems like a promising way for merchants to personalize their Shopify store. You can’t have one solution that fits all needs so you should give PageFly a try with the free plan. We wish you all the best!