What it Does

As a Shopify store owner you know that the keys to building a successful e-commerce business are finding new prospects and converting those prospects into customers. If you've tried pay-per-click advertising you know that it's very expensive and the conversion rate is extremely low (like 1‑3%), so the cost-per-conversion is prohibitively high - basically you end up giving all of your profits to Google and/or Bing.

Inquiry Squirrel generates extremely high quality leads by capturing the names and email addresses of people who visit your Shopify store and inquire about products that are currently out-of-stock, and then automagically converts them into sales by following up on them when the products are back in stock.

Inquiry Squirrel turns your out-of-stock inventory into new sales and new customers, delivering high-quality leads and conversion rates that are 20-40x higher than pay-per-click advertising at a tiny fraction of the cost.

How it Works

Out-of-Stock Inquiry Form

Inquiry Squirrel is a Shopify add-on application that can be installed from the Shopify App store with a couple of clicks.

Once Inquiry Squirrel is installed on your Shopify store, whenever a visitor to your store (let's call her "Suzy Shopper") is looking at a product variant that's out-of-stock, she will see an out-of-stock inquiry form inviting her to submit an inquiry and be notified as soon as the product is back in stock.

Inquiry Confirmation Email

When Suzy submits the inquiry form we send her a confirmation email confirming that we received her inquiry, and we store her name and email address, along with the product variant she inquired about, in our database.

Back-in-Stock Email

Once we've got Suzy's precious inquiry "squirreled away" in our database, we check your store's inventory every night to see if the product variant that she inquired about is back in stock. When it is, we send Suzy an email letting her know that her product is avaliable. The email contains a link to the exact product variant that she was interested in, so she's only one click away from adding it to her cart and purchasing it.

If Suzy doesn't purchase the product within a week, we send her one gentle reminder email.

Inquiry Converted Email

When Suzy orders the product, we send you (the shop owner) an email letting you know that one of your inquiries was converted into a sale!

Conversion rates on Inquiry Squirrel inquiries tend to be many times higher than conversion rates on other forms of lead generation such as "organic" (unpaid) search results and pay-per-click advertising because "Suzy" has taken the time to express an interest in a specific product of yours - she really wants to buy it!

Subscription Plans

Three subscription plans are available: Basic, Standard and Premium.

  • All plans will display the Out-of-Stock Inquiry Form when a visitor selects a product variant that is currently out of stock.
  • The Basic plan will simply forward your out-of-stock inquiries to your email inbox - it will not follow up on them automatically.
  • The Standard plan will store your out-of-stock inquiries in the database and follow up on them automatically when the products they refer to are back in stock.
  • The Premium plan will enable you to download all of your Inquiry (and Inquirer) data to use for things like marketing campaigns, email blasts, inventory purchase planning, etc.

When you install Inquiry Squirrel on your shop you will be able to use Inquiry Squirrel absolutely free of charge for a period of 30 days. If you un-install Inquiry Squirrel at any time during the 30-Day Free Trial Period, you won't be charged a thing.

When you install Inquiry Squirrel you will initially be subscribed to the Basic plan, but you can upgrade (and/or downgrade) your plan at any time with a couple of clicks from your Inquiry Squirrel Dashboard. Feel free to upgrade and downgrade your plan during the Free Trial period to find the plan that's right for you.

Basic

  • Displays out-of-stock inquiry form when a visitor selects a product variant that is not currently in stock
  • Captures visitors' names and email addresses and forwards them to your email inbox
  • Stores your out-of-stock inquiries and automatically notifies visitors when the products they inquired about are back in stock
  • Enables you to view and download your inquiry and inquirer information
$5  / mo

Standard

  • Displays out-of-stock inquiry form when a visitor selects a product variant that is not currently in stock
  • Captures visitors' names and email addresses and forwards them to your email inbox
  • Stores your out-of-stock inquiries and automatically notifies visitors when the products they inquired about are back in stock
  • Enables you to view and download your inquiry and inquirer information
$10  / mo

Premium

  • Displays out-of-stock inquiry form when a visitor selects a product variant that is not currently in stock
  • Captures visitors' names and email addresses and forwards them to your email inbox
  • Stores your out-of-stock inquiries and automatically notifies visitors when the products they inquired about are back in stock
  • Enables you to view and download your inquiry and inquirer information
$20  / mo