How to Use Social Sharing Buttons to Boost Your Shopify Sales

Shopify Social Share Icons

Adding social media sharing buttons to your Shopify store is a great way to boost traffic and sales.

When customers can easily share your products on their favorite social networks, it helps you reach more potential buyers.

In this blog post, we will show you how to add social sharing buttons and how to benefit from them:

What are social media icons

Social media icons are small graphical elements that represent the different social media networks your business has profiles on.

They typically look something like this:

Social Share icons for Shopify
Social Share icons for Shopify

These icons are typically used on websites, email signatures, and business cards to help people easily find and follow a business on social media.

The idea behind social media icons is that users will go into your profiles and engage with your business more (leading to brand awareness and more sales).

Social media icons are an important part of a business’s online presence and help to increase its visibility and engagement on social media. Think about social media as an additional (important) marketing channel.

How having social media icons benefits your Shopify store

Having social media icons on your Shopify store can benefit your business in several ways:

  1. Social media icons provide a quick and convenient way for customers to access your social media pages and engage with your brand (leave a “like” or a comment).
  2. By including social media icons on your Shopify store, you can attract more followers and increase your visibility on social media, which can help to drive more traffic to your store.
  3. Having social media icons on your store can help to improve your search engine rankings by signaling to search engines that your business is active and engaged on social media.
  4. By including social media icons on your store, you can show customers that your business is active and engaged on social media, which can help to build trust and credibility with potential customers.

Overall, having social media icons on your Shopify store can help to increase your visibility, reach, and engagement on social media, which can ultimately help to drive more traffic and sales to your store.

How to add social share buttons on Shopify product pages

To add social share buttons to your Shopify product pages, you will need to use a social sharing app or plugin. Here are steps to follow:

  1. In your Shopify admin, go to the App Store and search for a social sharing app or plugin. There are many different options available, so you can choose the one that best fits your needs.
  2. Install the plugin you like and follow the instructions to set it up.
  3. In the app or plugin settings, specify which social media networks you want to include share buttons for, and customize the appearance and placement of the share buttons on your product pages.
  4. Save your changes and publish the updated product page template on your Shopify store.

Now, whenever a customer views a product page on your Shopify store, they will see the social share buttons that you have added.

To remove the Share the Love social link from the product page on your Shopify store, you will need to edit the product page template in the Shopify theme editor. Here is how to do it:

  1. In your Shopify admin, go to Online Store and click on Themes.
  2. Select the theme that you want to edit, and then click on the Actions dropdown menu and select Edit code.
  3. In the template editor, find the file for the product page, which is typically called product.liquid or product-template.liquid.
  4. In the product page template, look for the code that adds the Share the Love social link. This code will typically include the text “Share the Love” and a link to the Share the Love website.
  5. Remove or comment out this code by placing {% comment %} and {% endcomment %} tags around it, or by deleting it entirely.
  6. Save your changes to the template.

How to change the social share settings on Shopify store coming soon page

At the moment you can’t customize coming soon page much.

To add social share links to your Shopify email notifications, do the following:

  1. In your Shopify admin, go to Settings and click on Notifications.
  2. Select the email notification that you want to edit, such as the order confirmation email.
  3. In the email template editor, insert HTML code of your social share icons.
  4. Save your changes to the email template.

Conclusion

It is clear that the Social Share Buttons app for Shopify is a valuable tool for ecommerce businesses. It allows store owners to easily add social media sharing buttons to their product pages, which can help to increase brand visibility and potentially drive more sales.

In this article we have learned how to add social share icons to product pages and emails.

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