Shella + Growave. The Best Marketing Platform For Your Shopify Store

While running a successful Shopify store, there are many aspects, such as finding products, dealing with payments and shipments, and, most importantly, retaining customers. There are 5,000+ apps on the Shopify App store to choose from, with another probably one hundred apps used for customer retention and loyalty. But how do you choose the right one? This is the question that most beginning merchants ask. Having the right app that will suit your needs and help you market your brand is essential. This is why we are introducing Growave.

Growave is the all-in-one Shopify marketing platform with powerful tools for photo reviews, wishlists, loyalty programs, referrals, and UGC. The app can easily replace 4-6 different apps and help you save lots of money. Additionally, Growave is integrated with multiple apps such as Klaviyo, Omnisend, PushOwl, and FirePush. Growave was designed to reach, engage, and convert customers in your Shopify store.

Growave offers rich functionality for a fraction of the price compared to other apps with hidden costs. Growave’s Instagram and Reviews features can help you generate social proof and increase conversion rates. With Wishlist and Loyalty features, you can double repeat sales, reduce cart abandonment, and improve retention. Finally, Growave can help you engage with customers effectively and let them promote your brand.

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A nifty feature built into the Shella Shopify theme.

Order within X hours to get it: DATE.

Do you have this feature at your Shopify store? Amazon does.

This great feature. It is not spammy as the count down timer. It includes valuable information when the customer can actually get this product.

When you know the time left to place the order to get the product the next day, this is a powerful motivator. Which increases conversion rate at your store.

I got many customer requests for this feature and implement it to the Shella theme. Now, this feature is included in Shella theme price.

You can easily configure this block at theme settings. Set the hour for the shipping cycle. Set the average delivery time for shipping. Configure the date format, and weekends to exclude them from the average delivery time. You can also edit block text at Theme actions -> Edit language.

Save monthly and increase page load time.

Can you get this feature for another Shopify theme? Yes. You can search the Shopify app store and find a bunch of apps for this feature. For example ShipTimer by Ethercycle.

What solution is better for your store?

AppShella theme
Price19 USD / month
only this feature
about 60 USD one-time fee
for this feature + theme + bunch of other useful features
Load time1) DNS lookup for app resources
2) Load app resources, JS and CSS files
No additional actions need for the built-in feature.
Install and configure1) Install app
2) Resolve conflict with the theme code. The app should work on any theme, but if you have a highly customized theme or custom theme, you probably have to update your theme code to be compatible with the app.
3) Configure settings at app
Configure a few options at Theme settings.
FlexibilityApplies to any themeShella theme only

Get the Shipping Timer feature now!

The only requirement to use it in your store is knowing your cut-off shipping time.

Get Shella theme

I hope it will increase sale conversions rate at your store.


How to install AliReviews app at Shella Shopify theme

Upload Shella Theme

This manual applies for Shella Shopify theme from version 2.0 and higher.

Upload Shella theme to your store. In next step you will install AliReviews app, during installation process AliReviews app edit ‘theme.liquid’ file of all themes at your store.

If you want to use Shella theme at existing store with installed AliReviews app. you have to manually update it with this link:

Check AliRevews FAQ page or reach app support if this URL doesn’t work for you.

Install AliReviews App

Install AliReview App –

Make sure you already have products at your store.

Import reviews.

Check quick guide at app dashboard. In next steps we will use these code snippets with minor modifications.

Set jQuery Theme Option

For better page speed Shella theme loads only required JavaScript modules and in asynchronous mode. This may be not compatible with some apps, like AliReviews app.

AliRevew app require jQuery library to work correctly. We added “Load jQuery first” option for this case.

Enable “Load jQuery first” option at Theme Settings -> Java Script

Add Rating Star at Product and Collection Pages

If you want to show rating star on both product and collection pages use code:

{% if == 'product' %} 
<div product-id="{{ id }}" class="alr-display-review-badge"></div>
{% else %}
<div product-id="{{ id }}" class="arv-collection arv-collection--{{ id }}"></div>
{% endif %}

If you want to show rating star only on product info page use code:

{% if == 'product' %} 
<div product-id="{{ id }}" class="alr-display-review-badge"></div>
{% endif %}

Open online editor at Theme -> Actions -> Edit code.

Find “product-get-review.liquid” file.

Paste selected code snippet.

Add Review Box at Product Page

Open online editor at Theme -> Actions -> Edit code.

Find “templates/product.liquid” file. This file includes code for all available product page layouts. Check your theme settings to find out what product page layout you use at your store.

Theme -> Customize -> Product pages -> Product page section -> Layout

Find code part related to selected layout at “templates/product.liquid” file.

For layout #1 it will be strings from 77 to 96

Paste following code to needed place. In this example I placed it before product tabs.

<div id="shopify-ali-review" product-id="{{ id }}">                      {{ shop.metafields.review_collector.review_code }}                 </div>

You should get


Rating star at Collection page and Home page product blocks
Stars and Review Box at Product info page

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ExIm – Easily export and import your data easily across Shopify stores.

Export, import pages, blog articles and theme settings

My primary objective is designing awesome eCommerce themes. I started about ten years ago with osCommerce. I have created themes for various eCommerce platforms like OpenCart, CS-Cart, Magento, PrestaShop, 3dcart, BigCommerce and of course Shopify. As for me, Shopify is the best eCommerce software for front-end developer.

Firstly, Shopify has ThemeKit and Slate tools which make the development process very easy. Just like HTML/CSS/JS projects.

Second, is Shopify’s platform. It provides a simple and powerful engine with the ability to extend its functionality. API for app developers, JS libs for front-end developers, new feature front-end API and GraphQL. 

Shopify has been adding new features based on DOM elements via JS. They are amazing and super flexible. 

However, some disadvantages do exist. If you want to create exact same store for testing or to install the same demo data on a client’s store, there is no easy solution. You should copy and paste multiple objects from one store to another. It’s very annoying and a time consuming task. You can spend hours to replicate a store. 

Now for example, if my theme includes fifteen predefined layouts, multiple variants and a couple hundred of customers. It’s a nightmare to configure pre-build layouts for each customer. These same customers may also to switch from one layout to another. Aaaaah! 🙂

To simplify these tasks I create ExIm export/import Shopify app. It includes an export /import feature for pages, blogs, and theme settings. Now I can simply export data from my demo stores and provide it to my customers. Customers may simply change from one pre-build theme config to another, in just a few clicks.  

Another bonus is that ExIm is a free app. No one-time payments, no trial period, no limitations, it’s free for life.

Please enjoy my app and feel free to send me any feedback.