Last Updated on
February 25, 2024

7 Best BigCommerce Mobile App Builders To Boost Sales & CLV (2024)

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Key takeaways:
  • BigCommerce mobile app builders are harder to find than for other ecommerce platforms, such as Shopify.
  • Regardless, there are a number of options to choose from, including DIY app builders and managed services.
  • MobiLoud is a platform-agnostic mobile app builder that offers the best combination of usability, flexibility and price.

If you want to convert your BigCommerce website into an app, but don’t want the cost, time investment and recurring overhead of a custom-coded app, a BigCommerce app builder is the way to go.

BigCommerce has an app that lets you manage your storefront from your smartphone, but the platform doesn’t allow you to publish your store as a mobile app. That’s why you’ll need to rely on third-party tools (or hiring a development team) to do the job.

Finding the right BigCommerce app builder is tough; many ecommerce app builders are Shopify-only, so if you’re one of the roughly 45,000 stores using BigCommerce, you may feel left out in the code.

We’ve used our 10 years of experience in the mobile app industry to put together this list of app builders that do work with BigCommerce. Read on and learn how to level up your business and launch your own mobile app.

Best BigCommerce Mobile App Builders in 2024

There are different types of BigCommerce app builder; DIY app builders, platforms that wrap your website in mobile app code, and managed services that do most (if not all) of the work for you.

We’ve included all types in this list, to let you pick the option that fits your business and your needs the best.

Here are some of the best BigCommerce mobile app builders you should consider:

1. MobiLoud

MobiLoud seamlessly converts your existing website into fully functional mobile apps, with no rebuilding required.

It works for websites on any platform or tech stack, including BigCommerce.

With MobiLoud, your content, plugins, themes, checkouts, and all other functionalities from your web store are carried over to your mobile apps. Any changes you make to your web store will automatically update in your apps, ensuring 100% synchronization across all platforms.

A few examples of ecommerce apps built with MobiLoud

There's no need to start from scratch or invest in separate development processes for each platform. Launching your app is a breeze, and maintaining it is significantly easier than a solution that requires you to maintain your app and website separately.

It’s also a fully managed service. We do all the heavy lifting to configure and build your apps, we test them for bugs or issues, then we handle the app store submission process for you.

After launch, we provide technical updates and maintenance, so you still only need to worry about maintaining your website and selling products.

With MobiLoud, you'll have fully functional mobile apps for Android and iOS devices, with zero effort and little to no compromise on what you can include in the apps. For any site with consistent revenue trying to take it to the next level, it’s the best option.

Pros: 

  • Customized to your website so your brand identity stays the same
  • No coding knowledge required
  • 100% synchronization so no duplication of effort
  • Don’t need to rebuild BigCommerce store for mobile
  • Submits to app store for you
  • Fully managed service with long-term support for app updates and maintenance

Cons: 

  • Cannot build from scratch
  • Prices may not be ideal for small businesses

Pricing:

  • Startup - $350/month
  • Growth - $650/month
  • Corporate - $950/month

(Pricing includes a one-time setup fee, and is 15% cheaper when paying annually).

If you want to learn more about how MobiLoud will help you turn your BigCommerce store into an app, book a free consultation now.

2. Appy Pie

Appy Pie's BigCommerce store app builder converts your BigCommerce store into a fully functional app in three simple steps or makes one from scratch using templates.

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You can integrate popular social media networks like Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ into your app. This lets you stay connected with your users and address their queries while on the go. Once your app is built, you can publish it to multiple app stores, ensuring maximum reach and visibility for your products.

AppyPie’s in-app analytics also allows you to track user behavior, gain insights into customer preferences, and make data-driven decisions based on shopping carts. You can easily access all order details at a glance, ensuring efficient order management. 

The drawback, however, is that it may not fully replicate the features, design, and plugins of your BigCommerce store. Unlike Mobiloud, Appy Pie uses templates. While the cost may be lower, the lack of long-term support could impact your app’s performance, too. 

Pros: 

  • Can build from scratch
  • Integrates with social media
  • Affordable

Cons: 

  • Template-based and may not be as flexible
  • Lack of long-term support
  • Submit app yourself

Pricing:

  • Basic - $18/app/month
  • Gold - $36/app/month
  • Platinum - $60/app/month
  • Enterprise - Custom

Read more: MobiLoud vs. Appy Pie

3. Twinr

​​Twinr’s BigCommerce website-to-mobile app converter is a cheaper alternative that transforms your online store into a mobile app through an Automation Engine and templates. 

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Twinr mobile apps come with features such as cart refresh and customizable hamburger menus. Whenever changes occur in the cart, your app screens will automatically update. This ensures that customers always have the most accurate cart information at their fingertips. Twinr also integrates third-party services and tools for your app's functionality.  

However, similar to Appy Pie, your app will not have the same flexibility as your BigCommerce website as it uses templates. The app will likely not perform as well as your website, and could impact your customer experience.

Pros: 

  • Integrated with third-party tools and services
  • Has features such as cart refresh and customizable hamburger menus
  • Affordable

Cons:

  • Lack of flexibility due to templates
  • Your app might not look like your BigCommerce website
  • Lack of long-term support

Pricing:

  • Basic - $25/month
  • Standard - $85/month
  • Premium - $125/month

4. Appmaker.xyz

With Appmaker.xyz, you can convert your BigCommerce website to Android and iOS apps using a no-code drag-and-drop interface.

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Similar to the above-mentioned alternatives, you integrate social media and other add-ons like customer reviews, loyalty rewards, product options, and more into your app. Appmaker apps also sync in real time.

BigCommerce apps on Appmaker can also send push notifications and access app analytics. A 24/7 support team is also available for help.

However, because it is template-based, note that your BigCommerce store may not be fully replicated into your app. Furthermore, it’s a high price to pay for a template that lacks flexibility.

Pros: 

  • Well-built and intuitive
  • Syncs in real time

Cons: 

  • Not as affordable as other mobile app builders for ecommerce websites
  • Not as flexible since they rely on templates and widgets

Pricing

  • Pro: $1,000/month
  • Plus: $2,000/month

Read more: MobiLoud vs. Appmaker.xyz

5. Mowico

Mowico is a no-code app builder for ecommerce websites, including Shopify, WooCommerce, and BigCommerce. 

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Mowico offers a range of useful integrations, including Smile, Langify, and Judge.me, allowing you to enhance your app's functionality and provide a better user experience at a lower price. Features like push notifications and AR shopping make mobile apps interactive.

However, like other drag-and-drop, block-based app builders, Mowico does have its limitations. Your app may not fully reflect your BigCommerce store and perform as well as your website. Unlike Mobiloud, there’s also a lack of support throughout your mobile app journey since this is a DIY mobile app builder. 

Pros: 

  • Range of integrations for payment gateways and features
  • No coding required 
  • Quick to launch 

Cons: 

  • Limited due to blocks and themes
  • Might not look like your brand and BigCommerce website
  • DIY

Pricing:

  • Startup - $79/month‍
  • Growth - $399/month‍
  • Enterprise - Custom

Read more: MobiLoud vs. Mowico

6. JMango360.com

JMango360 is a reputable drag-and-drop app builder that has significantly shifted toward the ecommerce market in recent years. 

With a strong focus on the ecommerce industry, JMango360 offers mobile app platforms for various ecommerce CMSes, including popular platforms like Shopify, Magento, BigCommerce, Prestashop, and more. They have developed plugins and integrations for each platform, enabling users to build mobile apps using JMango360.

The app-building process with JMango360 starts with their drag-and-drop interface called the JMango360 Backoffice. This interface allows you to design and customize your mobile apps using templates according to your brand's requirements. Once you have designed your app, you can seamlessly connect it to your web store, ensuring a seamless integration between your online store and mobile app.

However, since it relies on templates, there is a limitation to JMango’s flexibility and ability to replicate your BigCommerce store into a mobile app. Furthermore, while it’s similarly priced to Mobiloud’s services, JMango does not offer the level of customer support that Mobiloud does during your website-to-app conversion journey. 

​​Pros: 

  • Pre-built integrations and features
  • Well-built and intuitive
  • Quick to deliver and launch

Cons: 

  • Relies on templates and APIs, so it cannot fully replicate your BigCommerce website
  • Not as affordable 
  • Lack of long-term support

Pricing: 

  • Essential: $299/month
  • Advanced: $649/month
  • Enterprise: Custom

7. App As Web

App As Web is a no-code BigCommerce app builder that helps business owners save time and money. 

This cost-effective solution allows you to focus on growing your business without the hassle and expense of traditional app development. App As Web also offers 24x7 support via chat, phone, or email. 

However, like most no-code app builders, the limitation is that your app may not fully replicate your BigCommerce website. Furthermore, your mobile app’s performance may not be as powerful as your website’s. If you want to build a powerful mobile app, it’s worth checking your budget. Invest a little more so you only need to convert your BigCommerce website into an app once.

Pros: 

  • Saves time and money
  • Quick to build and no coding required
  • 24/7 support

Cons: 

  • Lack of flexibility
  • May not look like your BigCommerce website
  • Lack of continuous, long-term support with strategy in mind

Pricing

  • Basic -  €99/one-time
  • Standard - €199/one-time
  • Advanced - €248/one-time

Drive the Future of Your BigCommerce Business & Scale with MobiLoud

This list of BigCommerce app builders should help you make an informed decision as to the best way to build an app for your BigCommerce website.

We’re biased, of course, but we believe that MobiLoud is the best choice for 95% of ecommerce stores, including those on BigCommerce, to build mobile apps.

MobiLoud lets you ship an app that looks and feels like a fully custom native app, with none of the investment and overhead.

You can go live in as little as two weeks, for a minimal cost, and leave it to us to keep your app running fast and bug-free.

With a native app, and even with most app builders, launching an app adds a significant amount of work to your day to day workflow. The ROI might not justify the cost.

MobiLoud is simple and risk-free. Just ask these happy customers - our 2,000+ apps launched include apps for high-revenue ecommerce brands like rue21, John Varvatos and Tobi.

If you’re ready to learn more, get in touch with us today and book a free demo. Like our service, there’s zero risk to finding out what MobiLoud can do for your BigCommerce store.

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