In this article, we'll give you a brief overview of OmniShop, how it works, and the pros and cons. We'll compare it to 5 different OmniShop alternatives including our own platform, MobiLoud, which we believe is the ideal choice for serious businesses to convert web stores to professional eCommerce apps.
What is OmniShop?
Omnishop is an app builder for WooCommerce stores.
Now let's take a look at OmniShop's pricing.
OmniShop has 3 tiers of pricing:
- Basic: €295/month + setup fee of €1K
- Advanced: €495/month + setup fee of €1500
- Pro: custom
The Basic plan offers advanced features for your eCommerce app. It gives you features like product rating & reviews, Firebase (Google) analytics, product images with Zoom, product listings, and many more. If you need more advanced features like a loyalty program and cart abandonment notifications, you can upgrade to the Advanced plan. Do take note that upgrading your plan not only means paying for a more expensive plan, but also paying for a higher setup fee. Lastly, the Pro plan is a personalized plan for those who want additional integrations, a dedicated support team, and unlimited customization.
OmniShop Pros & Cons
OmniShop is a decent solution for WooCommerce stores, and can help you build decent apps without code. On the other hand, it will never be able to recreate your web store accurately, and you won't be able to reuse your existing tech stack, themes and plugins. That's just the nature of block-based app builders! OmniShop's suite of integrations is OK, but not particularly comprehensive.
Now we've had an overview of the tool, its pricing, and its pros and cons. It's time to move on and start looking at some OmniShop alternatives, starting with our own site-to-app platform, MobiLoud.
OmniShop Alternative #1: MobiLoud
MobiLoud powers thousands of top apps, and allows you to convert your site into native eCommerce apps in just days, for a fraction of the cost of custom development.
Our eCommerce app platform integrates with any CMS - whether it's Shopify, WooCommerce, PrestaShop or any other - and let you reuse every plugin, feature and functionality from your main web store.
MobiLoud is the best way to convert your web store into native eCommerce apps for iOS and Android, as well as the best alternative to OmniShop.
There are several key reasons why:
- No templates, no blocks, no APIs - we don't restrict you to our pre-built front-ends, we allow you to convert your web store completely, and to reuse all your existing plugins, themes, and tech stack.
- Keep what works - you already built your ideal site for the web, tweaking it endlessly for conversions and sales. With MobiLoud you can translate that directly into m-commerce native apps, without needing to reinvent the wheel. You already did the hard part, we handle the rest!
- Easy Management - many app builder platforms like OmniShop gives you an extra CMS to manage, adding work for you and your team. Since MobiLoud apps sync with your web store in real time, this work is eliminated, you just need to keep managing and updating your store as usual, and if you want to change something specifically for the apps, use our easy no-code UI.
- Done for you - there's no need for you to fiddle, drag-and-drop, or waste time trying to set the apps up. You just need to tell us any special requirements, add some key information, and our team handle all technical aspects of the app build including submissions to Google Play and the AppStore.
We have two standard pricing tiers:
- Startup - For fast launching and validation: $170/month
- Growth - Perfect for more established businesses: $382/month
We also have custom, corporate plan for more demanding projects. Read more about our pricing here.
The difference between MobiLoud and OmniShop is clear.
Compared to OmniShop, MobiLoud gives you far more power and flexibility. You'll be able to integrate not only vanilla WooCommerce and a handful of pre-approved tools - but anything from WooCommerce's large library of extensions and themes. You can also go beyond WooCommerce alone and reuse anything else from WordPress's vast ecosystem within the apps.
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Now we've blown our own trumpet, here are a few other OmniShop alternatives that you're likely to see around the web.
OmniShop Alternative #2: Shopney
Shopney provides a user-friendly, drag-and-drop app builder for Shopify eCommerce stores, notable for its integrations, themes, and features. It's a good choice for those needing a basic app that duplicates their site's product catalogue in a basic way. However, due to its template-based nature, it can't convert your site into iOS and Android apps or fully utilize your plugins, themes, and features. For businesses with unique complexities, this will be restrictive, requiring your store to align with their pre-set templates.
Shopney has four plans:
- Silver - basic features with flexible design - $99/mo
- Gold - basic features with flexible design with 20 elements - $199/mo
- Platinum - advanced features and unlimited design elements - $499/mo
- Enterprise - premium features and functionalities and a dedicated success manager - starting from $999/mo
OmniShop Alternative #3: Plobal Apps
Plobal is another app builder tailored for Shopify, giving you a drag-and-drop system to create apps. It's a decent system with various integrations, yet it's not without limitations. Primarily, you can't repurpose your web store's features, themes, and plugins. You can only use their pre-built integrations, and if they don't have what you need - you're out of luck.
Plobal Apps Pricing
Plobal Apps has three plans:
- Growth - basic features with 4 standard integrations - $199/mo
- Essential - enhanced features with 7 standard integrations - $499/mo
- Enterprise - premium features and unlimited advanced integrations - starts at $1199/mo
The more costly the plan is, the more customizability and benefits you get.
OmniShop Alternative #4: Mowico
Mowico is another app builder specifically designed for eCommerce brands. It's easy to use, as it employs a drag-and-drop, block-based system. Mowico is compatible with Shopify and WooCommerce, and soon it will also work with PrestaShop, BigCommerce, and Wix. Mowico offers integrations with Smile, Langify, and Judge.me, along with pre-set features like push notifications and AR shopping. However, it's important to understand that Mowico has its limitations, the same ones shared by all similar platforms. While it can create a basic eCommerce app displaying your products and logo, it can't fully replicate the advanced features, design, and plugins of your existing web store. When they mention "integration" with Shopify, it simply means they can access some Shopify data. You cannot reuse all your existing plugins and tech stack from the web. For that you need a site-to-app converter like MobiLoud.
Mowico has three plans for each eCommerce platform. For Shopify, they have:
- Startup - basic features - $79/mo
- Growth - everything from Gold plus enhanced features - $399/mo
- Enterprise - premium features, custom feature integrations, and tailor-made development - custom
The pricing may vary for each eCommerce platform but keep in mind that, the more costly the plan is, the greater benefits you get.
OmniShop Alternative #5: JMango360
JMango360 is a well-established app builder with a strong focus on the eCommerce market. They offer mobile app platforms for various eCommerce CMSes, such as Shopify, Magento, BigCommerce, and Prestashop. JMango360 provides plugins and integrations for each platform, allowing you to design apps using their drag and drop interface called the JMango360 Backoffice and connect them to your web store. While JMango360 has a good reputation and a well-built product, like any app builder, it has limitations due to its reliance on templates and APIs. You won't be able to fully replicate your web store, as their pre-built integrations and features are only a small portion of the web's ecosystem. For a simple eCommerce app as an additional channel, it works well, but for a more comprehensive web store recreation, you might need a more flexible solution like MobiLoud.
Jmango360 has three plans:
- Essential - basic features - $299/mo
- Advanced - everything in Essential plus advanced features and integrations - $649/mo
- Enterprise - everything in Advanced plus additional integrations and custom development possible - custom
Let's Build Your eCommerce Apps
We've looked at a few OmniShop alternatives, and given you some key information about each.
As we've seen, many of these tools share the same fatal flaws. On the one hand - their reliance on blocks, themes, templates, and pre-built widgets does allow you to build and launch (some kind of) eCommerce app fast, affordably and easily compared to custom development. On the other, this same reliance puts you and your brand in a straightjacket.
It means that you will only ever approximate your web store, and you'll be forever at the mercy of whatever pre-built features they have as well as whatever data they can fetch via API (which can change). The apps will be a branded shell with some of your data pulled in and not much more.
While this is OK for simple stores is basic and small product ranges and features, this will almost always be a deal breaker for serious eCommerce brands. You probably have a finely-tuned tech stack, along with all the plugins, third-party integrations, and custom features you need to drive sales and revenue optimally. To discard all this hard work for cookie-cutter apps with your logo on will rarely make strategic sense.
That's why, although we're biased of course, we believe MobiLoud is not only the best OmniShop alternative but a superior alternative to every eCommerce mobile app builder on the market.
The first key reason: we allow you to reuse everything from your site in the apps.
If it already works well on the mobile web, it'll be even better as iOS and Android apps. It makes no sense to ditch that winning formula and those painstakingly chosen tools just to compromise with restrictive templates. That's too much of downgrade from what you've already built, and with MobiLoud - unnecessary. Keep what already works.
The second core reason: it's so simple to manage MobiLoud apps.
Platforms like OmniShop will often add hours per week to your workflow with effectively a new CMS to manage. In contrast - MobiLoud apps sync in real time with your site. There's no need to manually add new product lines, update pricing, or worry about keeping the apps up to date. The apps will reflect changes and updates to your site instantly.
This goes for any core changes you make to your site too. You can switch out plugins, pull off a major rebrand, or build whatever custom functionality you choose. It doesn't matter what it is - it'll work straight out of the box in the apps, which can grow with your brand into the future.
On top of this, our team handle any ongoing updates and maintenance needed as part of our service, along with all fiddly aspects of the app build and bringing them live to Google Play and the AppStore. We work with you to ensure your apps are a success, and we're only ever an email or phone call away.
MobiLoud allows you to combine the best of the web with the best of native apps. It's a winning formula, check out the success these eCommerce brands have had:
Over 1000 other businesses have used MobiLoud to build winning apps - and you can too.
Unlike with OmniShop, there's no risk. We don't do long-term contracts and we'll refund you if you're unhappy with the apps. If you're like most of our eCommerce customers - the apps will pay for themselves almost immediately.
It all starts with a call with one of our app experts, where we go over your exact requirements for the apps and answer your questions.