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The Best Shopify Subscription Apps

April 24, 2024

According to Whistl, 81% of UK households are signed up to subscription services. And Shopify stores can use this trend to their advantage. 

Shopify subscription apps are powerful tools that can help you set up and manage subscription-based products effortlessly. With these apps, you can offer subscription boxes, memberships and recurring services, all while providing your customers with convenience and ensuring a steady revenue stream for your business. 

But with so many options available in the Shopify app store, which app should you choose to set up your subscriptions? In this blog post, we’ll introduce you to the best subscription apps on offer, including the ones we’d recommend as a certified Shopify Partner.


ReCharge is currently one of the most popular subscription apps for Shopify, known for its unified suite of tools and seamless integration. It allows you to create customisable subscription plans, manage recurring billing, and offer flexible subscription options to your customers. With advanced analytics and reporting, you can track your subscription performance and optimise your offerings for maximum profitability. If you want to offer product bundles, this may be the app for you, as ReCharge allows customers to build and manage flexible product bundles easily.

Seal Subscriptions

Seal has a large number of customisable features, giving both merchants and customers a lot of control over subscriptions. Merchants benefit from discount modification, product swaps, inventory management, cancellation flow and extensive analytics, to name a few, while customers are bound to appreciate quick checkouts and loyalty discounts. While Seal doesn’t currently have the native functionality required to create product bundles, the app does integrate with Bundler to achieve this. Plus, the initial pricing plan is free, offering you up to 150 subscriptions at zero cost to your business. You can see Seal Subscriptions in action on one of our latest Shopify builds, Relo

While not solely a subscription app, Smile is a powerful loyalty and rewards program that can complement your subscription offerings. With Smile, you can incentivise repeat purchases and encourage customer engagement through points, VIP tiers, and referral programs. Integrating Smile with your subscription model can boost customer retention and lifetime value.

Shopify Subscriptions

Shopify recently launched their own subscriptions app, meaning you don’t have to rely on a third-party integration if you don’t want to. This app lets you choose which products you do and don’t offer subscriptions on, and set up discounts on subscriptions, straight from your Shopify admin. Plus, customers can set up their ideal delivery frequencies and have full flexibility to skip, pause and cancel their subscriptions from their own accounts.

Bold Memberships

Bold Memberships lets you create exclusive membership programs for your Shopify store, offering benefits like discounts, early access to products, and VIP perks. By combining memberships with subscription products, you can create a sense of community and loyalty among your customers while driving recurring revenue. Plus, Bold Memberships integrates seamlessly with other Bold apps for added functionality.

Ready to start selling more? We can help you choose the right Shopify subscriptions app for your business. Send us a message and our ecommerce consultants will be in touch.