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5 Best Shopify Subscription Apps

Technology

26/10/2021

So, you’ve taken the plunge into subscriptions. You’ve definitely made the right decision. Now it’s time to choose which Shopify subscription app you want to integrate onto your store. 

With so many options out there, it’s tricky to pick the right subscription app for you, not to mention incredibly time-consuming. To help, we’ve done the legwork for you.


In this article, we’ve curated a list of the best subscription apps in the Shopify app store, based on experience, rating, reviews and top features, so you can get set up right away and start generating recurring revenue in no time. So, without further ado, let’s deep dive into the list… 

1. ReCharge Subscriptions app

First up is our go-to subscriptions payments app, ReCharge. With merchants’ success in mind, ReCharge is easy to use, can be rolled out in minutes and has been developed for the sole purpose of providing subscriptions services – it’s the only thing it does, and it does it very well. Many of our clients, including Personalised Co and Santo Remedio, have implemented ReCharge on their Shopify Plus stores, which has helped them to reduce customer churn and increase LTV by leveraging ReCharge’s powerful APIs.

Here’s an overview of the app’s key features: 

ReCharge is free to install + 1% and 10¢ per transaction as standard, and then the Pro plan starts at $300/month + 1% + 19¢ per transaction. 

2. Bold Subscriptions app

Next up is Bold subscriptions. They haven’t always been big players in the subscription app ecosystem until recently, and now they power over 20,000 subscription brands worldwide. Out-of-the-box, it comes with lots of handy features that let you manage and scale your subscription business, not to mention it’s highly customisable. 

Here’s an overview of the app’s key features: 

Bold subscriptions offer merchants a 60-day free trial. After that, its Core payment plan is $49.99/month +1% of orders containing subscription products.

3. Seal Subscriptions app

Similarly to ReCharge and Bold, Seal Subscriptions is rated highly on the Shopify app store. Deeply integrated with Shopify, it helps merchants boost their sales through subscriptions and automatic recurring payments, and comes with zero transaction fees on all its plans.

Here’s an overview of the app’s key features: 

Seal subscriptions offer merchants a 15-day free trial. Once that’s over, there are four different price plans, including Free for up to 150 subscriptions and Leader at $50/month for up to 51,000 subscriptions.

4. PayWhirl Subscriptions Payments app

Boasting of over 10,000 businesses on Shopify using the app, PayWhirl makes it easy to create, manage, and sell subscriptions through Shopify’s native checkout. Customers can log into their subscription account and manage their information, see their billing history, amend payment plans and make changes to their account. 

Here’s an overview of the app’s key features: 

Merchants can take advantage of the 14-day trial before deciding to integrate PayWhirl.Then, there are 4 payment plans to choose from: Starter, Pro, Plus and Ultimate, with prices varying from free + 3% transaction fee to $249/month + 0.5% transaction fee. 

5. Ordergroove subscriptions

Unlike the other apps discussed above, Ordergroove has been built ONLY for ecommerce businesses on Shopify Plus. It’s free to install and makes it easier for high-growth enterprises to generate recurring revenue through subscriptions. 

Here’s an overview of the app’s key features: 

For every month your sales are under $1500, Ordergroove is free. Anything that exceeds $1500 in monthly subscription sales will require you to upgrade to the Core plan at $60/ month in addition to external charges.

Wrapping up

Choosing the right app can seem daunting at first, especially when you’re new to subscriptions on Shopify. But hopefully this article has helped during your research, and one of them is right for your ecommerce business. 

If you need some more guidance or further information on any of the subscription apps discussed, please get in touch with our team of Shopify subscription specialists. We’d be happy to help and take your business to the next level. 

In the meantime, why not check out our article on how to grow your ecommerce subscription business?

Happy scaling! 🚀