Quick Start Guide

What is Recommendify?

Recommendify is a recommender system. It allows customers browsing your Shopify store to quickly find products that they might be interested in without using the search function or browsing through your catalogue. In practice, recommender systems increase sales revenue by between 10 and 20 percent.

What does it do?

The app provides several types of recommendations. The most common type is "Similar Products" recommendations. They are based on the similarity between the product being viewed and other products in the store's catalogue.

Another popular type is "Customers Also Bought" recommendations. They are based on frequent patterns that occur in the order history of the store. They are designed to be integrated into the cart page. If customers have frequently purchased two products together, when someone adds one of them to their cart, a recommendation for the other will be displayed. Cart recommendations reflect the combined opinion of your customers about what products are worth purchasing together, and are an extremely effective way to drive upsells.

You can learn about all the different types of recommendations here.

How do I set it up?

You can install Recommendify in your theme in 3 ways:

  1. If you are using an Online Store 2.0 theme, such as Dawn, you can add the Recommendify recommendations panel as a block in your theme, using App Theme Extensions. (This is the recommended method for all new stores.)
  2. If you are using an older theme that does not support App Theme Extensions, you can add the recommendations using the Live Designer. (This can only be done once your theme is Live.)
  3. You can also use Theme Edits and add a single line of Liquid code to your theme templates, using the theme code editor. This is an older method that is still supported for customers who have heavily modified their themes, and is not advised for new stores.

Learn about the different methods of adding recommendations here:

An Important Next Step

An important part of Recommendify is conversion tracking, so we suggest you read the guide on that next.

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