The Oberlo Chrome Extension and 14+ Others you NEED to use.

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Vanilla is the most boring kind of ice-cream (weirdly Ronnie's favourite).

But with a few simple extras, it becomes something completely different.

The same applies to Google Chrome. In its most basic (vanilla) version, it’s ok.

But, with a few little add-ons here and there, it becomes a workhorse.

Today, we’re going to take a look at some of the best Google Chrome extensions for you, the ecommerce seller.

We’ll take a look at what they are and what they do. You’ll also see how you can use them to make your life of online selling a little easier.

At the end of the article, you’ll learn some of my favorite ‘extension combos’ to really supercharge the way you run your online store.

Let’s dive in!

Oberlo Chrome Extension

Oberlo Chrome Extension

WHAT IS IT?

The Oberlo Google Chrome Extension is a tool that helps Dropshippers run their ecommerce business in a more efficient manner.

WHAT DOES IT DO?

Using the chrome extension, you can find a product on AliExpress that you’d like to stock, and automatically add it to your ‘import list’.

You’re also able to tell your store which way to send the item and which currency to list it in.

HOW DOES IT HELP ME?

Drop shipping is all about making online selling simple. If you find a product that you’d like to sell, sell it.

The Oberlo Chrome extension makes it even easier for you to take products from Aliexpress, into your online store.

Oberlo Chrome Extension

Click the tag icon to directly import the product into your store!

PROS:

  • Easy to use
  • Speeds up a mundane process

CONS:

  • None!

Factory Confirm Chrome Extension

WHAT IS IT?

Factory Confirm is a Google Extension for drop shippers that use Alibaba to source products to sell.

WHAT DOES IT DO?

Factory confirm crawls factory data from listed Alibaba suppliers to see the factory’s credibility. You’re able to see in-depth data and metrics about companies and factories you’re interested in working with.

Each factory is given a grade between A and F by Sourcify’s data scientist.

HOW DOES IT HELP ME?

Each factory is given a grade between A and F by Sourcify’s data scientists.

This means that you know as much as you can (both good and bad) about the company you plan to work with.

By identifying untrustworthy factories before you partner up with them, you’re able to avoid fraud, scams and be sure you can deliver a product to a customer on time.

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Using Factory Confirm to see how legitimate a Chinese Alibaba supplier is.

PROS:

  • Quick overview of a factory’s credibility
  • All data updated in real time
  • Simple Chrome integration

CONS:

  • Works best if integrated with a Sourcify account

This is a great tool that can be used by those new to the drop shipping world and veterans.

No one wants to be ripped off, and no one SHOULD willingly want to rip their customers off.

Factory confirm is a great tool that can make sure you work with only trustworthy factories.

Pocket Chrome Extension

WHAT IS IT?

Have you ever found a blog that you really want to read but just don’t have the time to? Put it in Pocket and save it for later.

WHAT DOES IT DO?

Pocket takes a website (or any page) that you’re interested in and stores it, ready for you to access and come back to later on.

The tool syncs over computer and mobile devices. This means that you can read the article you found on mobile, on your PC when you get home.

HOW DOES IT HELP ME?

Sometimes you come across something really valuable at a not so convenient time.

Pocket means that you don’t have to miss out on anything, just because it comes up at a less-than-perfect time.

PROS:

  • Works with all kinds of devices
  • Small and unobtrusive

CONS:

  • $50/year to remove advertisements.

Momentum Chrome Extension

WHAT IS IT?

Momentum is the moment of stillness and quiet that you need in the middle of your day. Momentum is a distraction-free homepage for your Google browser.

WHAT DOES IT DO?

Not a lot, but that’s why you need it.

Every day in the middle of your browser you’re presented with:

  • A stunning hi-res picture of nature
  • A simple to-do list
  • A quote to get you going
  • A simple clock and weather forecast.

HOW DOES IT HELP ME?

Even if you don’t feel like you have a lot to deal with, your brain is probably scattered all over the place a little. Momentum.

A simple, clean and crisp picture that asks you what you want to achieve today is unusually refreshing.

As a regular momentum user, I love the fact that it keeps my 1 goal right in front of me every time I open a new tab.

momentum chrome extension

A nice way to start your day – or in my case, evening.

PROS:

  • A calming way to stay on top of your day
  • Completely free
  • Paid version integrates with other time management tools

CONS:

  • Soothing, but not the most efficient way to start your day.

Jungle Scout Chrome Extension

WHAT IS IT?

The Jungle Scout Chrome extension gives you in-depth data about the earning potential of Amazon products.

WHAT DOES IT DO?

The Jungle Scout extension uses hundreds of data touch points and machine learning to track and present historical properties of Amazon products.

It then summarises all this data and gives you an overall grade of how well that product is predicted to sell on Amazon.

It presents information like:

    • Historical price
    • Word clouds
    • Sales trends

HOW DOES IT HELP ME?

The data that Jungle Scout presents is important to know before you decide to sell that product.

Is there a lot of competition? Is it sold under a different name?

This information is what Jungle Scout tells you, to help you decide if the product you’re interested in is worth selling.

PROS:

  • Incredibly in-depth data that not many others see
  • A simple way to validate and test your idea

CONS:

  • Entry price is around $100

Buffer Chrome Extension

WHAT IS IT?

Buffer is probably the best known social media automation tool. The Buffer Chrome Extension makes it even easier to bring content into your Social Media queues.

WHAT DOES IT DO?

The Buffer Chrome extension makes it easy to add any page you’re currently browsing to your Buffer queue. Reading a blog that you think your Facebook fans would like to see?

Just click the Buffer extension button and it’s automatically placed into your Buffer queue.

The versatility of the Buffer Chrome extension is seen when browsing Facebook or Twitter.

With the click of a button, you can automatically place someone else's tweet or Facebook post into your Buffer queue.

HOW DOES IT HELP ME?

The Buffer extension makes ‘doing’ social media a whole lot easier.

There’s no need to copy/paste URLs, or open Buffer when you’ve found something you like. It’s a click of a button and it’s ready to be shared.

It saves you time, time you can spend on more important parts of your business.

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I've found a Shopify tweet and with one click, can share it on nearly all social networks

PROS:

  • Free
  • Easy to use

CONS:

  • Occasionally slow

Woorank Chrome Extension

WHAT IS IT?

WooRank is a website and SEO analysis tool that gives you an in-depth SEO report for any website.

WHAT DOES IT DO?

WooRank analyses any website that you visit and takes a deep look at SEO, page structure and other details about traffic.

It takes a thorough look at forgotten SEO aspects, including Mobile SEO, Local SEO, and Usability.

HOW DOES IT HELP ME?

Anyone in the world of ecommerce and blogging can tell you the importance of good SEO.

This plug-in takes a look at what your competitors are doing and can remind you of a few things you may have forgotten to take care of.

PROS:

  • Simplifies the way you compare your SEO to your competition’s.
  • Gives you an overall ranking of a page, out of 10.

CONS:

  • Gives you a lot of info, no idea about what to do with it
  • Quite resource hungry

Grammarly Chrome Extension

WHAT IS IT?

Grammarly makes sure that ur english is always rite.

WHAT DOES IT DO?

Grammarly is more than just a spell checker. It looks at sentence structure, phrasing and grammar to determine if what you’re writing is actually correct.

Not sure if you should use an Oxford comma?

Grammarly will tell you.

You’re also able to set it to British English or American English, thus allowing you to spell colour as color, for example.

HOW DOES IT HELP ME?

If you’re writing a blog to accompany your ecommerce web store (and you should be), correct English is a must.

Perfect English is essential regardless, whether you run a blog or not. Product descriptions, return policies and general website copy has to be correct.

Grammarly keeps you accountable.

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Grammarly putting me to shame on this very article. 

PROS:

  • Very sensitive – picks up on a lot of mistakes that default spell checkers wouldn’t
  • Tells you why something is incorrect, rather than just saying it’s incorrect.

CONS:

  • Resource-hungry
  • Sometimes gets in the way of formatting WordPress blogs

Focus Chrome Extension

WHAT IS IT?

Focus is a block screen that bans you from sites that you have listed as time wasters.

WHAT DOES IT DO?

The Focus Chrome extension increases your productivity by minimizing your distractions.

Each time you try to visit a self-imposed blacklisted website, you’re reminded of your goals and why you should be concentrating.

Focus simply takes the time to remind you of what’s most important, every time you feel like wasting time or procrastinating.

HOW DOES IT HELP ME?

Focus simply takes the time to remind you of what’s most important, every time you feel like wasting time or procrastinating.

Really need to focus on building that marketing campaign but feel like endlessly scrolling through Reddit?

Use Focus to stay on track and reminded of why you need to knuckle down and concentrate.

PROS:

  • The most simple yet practical extension mentioned on this list\
  • Easy to use for staying focused and inspired.

CONS:

  • Need premium version to fully customize the blocked screen.

Crankwheel Chrome Extension

WHAT IS IT?

Crankwheel lets you share your screen with anyone you’d like.

WHAT DOES IT DO?

Crankwheel is a Chrome extension that allows you to share your screen with other computers and even mobile devices.

Set up a demo, create a remote meeting or help your mum set up her new email address.

HOW DOES IT HELP ME?

Skype is good, but it’s slow and clunky. You need to download it and it’s very resource hungry.

Crankwheel is a Chrome Extension – that’s it.

So when you need to share your screen with a developer or start a conference call with more than 1 other person, you can do it with ease.

PROS:

  • Resource-friendly alternative to Skype
  • Free version is very generous

CONS:

  • Cheapest version is $75/month
  • Sometimes a little ‘too much’ for a chrome extension

PushBullet Chrome Extension

WHAT IS IT?

PushBullet is an extension you didn’t know you needed until now. It syncs your mobile notifications to your cell phone.

WHAT DOES IT DO?

PushBullet syncs your mobile notifications to your desktop/laptop. Phone calls and text messages come up as a simple notification that there’s something happening on your phone.

You’re also able to reply to text messages from your desktop and send files to and from your desktop and mobile device.

HOW DOES IT HELP ME?

PushBullet is great for anyone, regardless of whether they’re in the world of ecommerce or not.  lets you control your phone from your computer.

Take your laptop to a meeting and not have the need to bring your phone.

PushBullet also makes leaving your phone at home not as much of a disaster as it could have been.

pushbullet chrome extension

Using PushBullet to send text via computer.

PROS:

  • Simple to set up
  • Unintrusive

CONS:

  • None!

OneTab Chrome Extension

WHAT IS IT?

OneTab is a Chrome Extension that saves your RAM and CPU power by compressing all your Chrome tabs into a single list.

WHAT DOES IT DO?

OneTab takes all the tabs that you have opened and compresses them into a list form, ready for you to open again when you need them.

HOW DOES IT HELP ME?

Google Chrome is known for being incredibly resource-hungry. It likes to eat your RAM right when you need to do something important. OneTab can stop all that and let you pick up where you left off when you need to.

PROS:

  • A very simple yet effective tool

CONS:

  • It’s a simple list, no way to group similar tabs or links.

MixMax Chrome Extension

WHAT IS IT?

MixMax is an email automation tool that makes everything about sending emails, easier than you thought it could be.

WHAT DOES IT DO?

MixMax has a wide range of features that revolve around email automation. Email tracking, scheduling, templates, and automation – and that’s just naming the basics.

MixMax also lets you share your available times (as specified in Google Calendar) to minimize the number of emails needed to do so.

HOW DOES IT HELP ME?

If you find yourself thinking ‘I’ll reply to that email later’, only to never reply to that email, MixMax is the tool for you.

Schedule reminders dependant on replies from others and set sequences to automatically send follow-up emails if you don’t get a reply.

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Scheduling an email to send later – MixMax's bread and butter!

PROS:

  • Incredibly versatile, all in one email tool
  • Free version has plenty of features, $9/month option even more so.

CONS:

  • Need to spend $24/month to access email tracking feature
  • Somewhat confusing at first

Hunter Chrome Extension

WHAT IS IT?

Hunter is a Chrome extension that lets you find nearly any email address

WHAT DOES IT DO?

Hunter finds the email addresses of anyone from a specified domain. It also tells you whether each email address is reliable and where that email address was pulled from.

HOW DOES IT HELP ME?

You need a reliable tool if you want to reach out to industry influencers, bloggers, and individuals from other companies that you’d like to work with.

Hunter will also show you the position held at a certain company (if possible) as well as their relevant social media profiles.

Being able to email the right people at the right time for the right thing gives you that edge.

PROS:

  • Incredibly thorough. Find just about any email address
  • Email the right person by knowing their position

CONS:

  • Limited to 100 emails per month on the free plan.

The best Chrome Extension combos for ecommerce

MixMax & Hunter

Ever spent hours crafting the perfect email, only for it to get no reply?

Use Hunter to find the email address of influencers and send them your first email.

Then, use a sequence to send a follow-up email a few days later if they've not replied. Turn on notifications so that you're informed when they open your email.

If you don't have a reply within 5 minutes of them opening your email, send your follow up.

FactoryConfirm, JungleScout & Oberlo

Oberlo Chrome Extension

Oberlo makes it easy to drop ship products.

But your business will fail fast if you're selling high-priced products in an oversupplied market.

Use Jungle Scout to find an ideal product and price point.

Use FactoryConfirm to see if the supplier is reliable.

Then use Oberlo to import the product into your web store.

Grammarly & WooRank

SEO loves good grammar. WooRank shows you the best SEO practices, while Grammarly can provide you with correct grammar.

Use these 2 extensions side-by-side to give your SEO efforts a real kickstart.

Buffer & Pocket

Here's your social media extension combo

Let's say you've found a blog you want to share with your followers.

You use the Buffer extension to share it with them. Simple.

But, you can also use Pocket to save the article for later.

Use Pocket to create a curated backlog of content that your social media following will engage with.

Then use Buffer to post that content to social media.

Conclusion

Now that you've found some of the best Google Chrome extensions for sellers out there, it's time for you to go forth and try them on for size.

What are some of your favourite Chrome extensions? What ones did I miss?

Let us know in the comments below!

 

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